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Steve Haynie

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  1. 15 hours ago, kizanski said:

    On a side note:

    As many of you know, I am selling several guitars and have them for sale here, on Reverb and on The Rear Page.
    On TGP you must pay for the privilege of selling your guitars to the tune of $12.00 for a year. For your twelve dollars you get "Supporter" status and can then field retarded questions about guitar weight, neck dimensions, description of acoustic voice, requests for sound clips, etc.

    But now I'm suspended for a week and can not see, bump or edit my For Sale threads. I can't receive any emails or access the ones in my Rear Page Inbox (new band name), and any commerce that would have been fostered by selling guitars there (so far there has been none) is denied me by this suspension.

    So, my question to you is, after the suspension is lifted do I email all of the moderators and demand $0.23 in restitution?

    Read the agreement where you paid the $12.00.  If there is nothing said about being under suspension, push the issue.  Create a thread.  Make it legitimate.  Get others to start demanding their money, too.  Ask if any of the lawyers at TGP want to help with a class action suit. 

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  2. Some ZZ Top dates were postponed because Frank Beard had pneumonia.  Gary Rossington had more health problems that took him away from Lynyrd Skynyrd temporarily.  Mick Jones may or may not play with Foreigner some nights.  Chuck Panozzo of Styx has HIV, and the band has not abandoned him.  They just tour with two bass players, letting Chuck just come out for a song or two.  One day Tommy Lee might have a wife who hits back hard enough to make sure he never beats her again.  Joe Perry had his scary health episodes while out playing with Hollywood Vampires.  Mick Ralphs is unable to play with Bad Company or the reformed Mott The Hoople.  Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, has an oxygen tube while performing on stage.  Tony Iommi has hopefully beaten lymphoma.  Glenn Tipton will be around for a few more years, but Parkinsons will one day beat him.  In six weeks Grace Slick turns 80.  She could run her mouth to the wrong person and get a fatal slap to the face.  We have a thread speculating on Eddie Van Halen's current state of health.  Peter Frampton is going to stop touring because of health.  Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's which ended her singing career a few years ago.  Dan McCafferty of Nazareth can no longer tour, and he left the band years ago.  Willie Nelson could accidentally set himself on fire, and everyone around him will start inhaling instead of trying to put him out.   

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  3. Since headstock shapes are what gets trademarked it would have been wrong to copy the Dean headstock.  It was also something very exclusive to Dean.  If Hamer copied that headstock they should have just put a Dean logo on it, too. 

    Washburn really was obvious in what they did when they made the Dime guitars.  It was wrong. 

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  4. The Bose column style speakers came to mind.  hamerhead beat me to it. 

    I know someone who uses the Bose for speaking only, and it is adequate.  I have never heard how loud it can get.  There are different versions, a "cheap" one for around $1000 and the expensive one with a fancy compact digital mixer and a separate sub.  These are single columns. 

    The cheaper one is definitely compact for loading and unloading.  What I like best is that there is no tripod under the speaker, and the footprint is small.  That means there is less for someone to trip over.  No matter how hard you try to set up a PA where it is out of the way, someone will run into it.  If I had to buy a PA today, it would be one with a sub on the floor with a pole mounted top speaker.  No more tripods. 

    Compact tiny mixers can be cheap or expensive.  I have used them, but never compared them.  If they work, they work. 

    JBL Eons are something that can double as a monitor or a top box.  They need tripods, though.  You want the horn/tweeter slightly above the audience's heads for people in the back to hear clearly. 

    Peavey made some compact PA heads that have split power amps for mains and monitors.  Add whatever speakers you need.  That gets away from being compact, though. 

  5. Hey, wait...  If all the rock stars are going to die off in a big wave that means the rock memorabilia collectors are going to die off about 15 years later.  All the people hanging on to their autographed albums or rare vinyl are going to leave the collectibles market flooded when they die, and there will not be as many people interested in buying all that stuff. 

    Start messing with your kids and tell them your Foghat records are a virtual gold mine. 

  6. A bunch of people in their 20's got signed and promoted at the same time.  So, the group of them are going to get old together.  Pick a high school graduating class and watch all of them age.  It is the same thing except the majority of them are not famous. 

    Try finding one of those 60s and 70s bands with all its original members.  Aerosmith and ZZ Top are the only two that come to mind.  All the rest have had to rotate in new members.  Find a local business where the same people have been working for 40 years.  Aside from a small mom and pop shop there will be very few. 

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  7. On 8/31/2019 at 3:26 PM, Hamer_SS_guy said:

    I remember them from the 70's, didn't like them even as a kid.  Funny thing is, now since several decades passed by, I love to keep those memories alive, and all the ugly stuff is also part of it, maybe nowadays not as ugly as I felt it once was.

    This applies to a LOT of the country music from the 70s along with all the pop music.  Fortunately, there is no fondness for disco.  After 40 years, disco STILL sucks. 

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