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Steve Haynie

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  1. If the black refin was a good job, leave that guitar alone. Just play it. The cost of retopping and refinishing is not going to have any financial return. You only do that if you are never going to sell a guitar. A lot of "keepers" get sold eventually. Your Standard looks like a veteran of 1000 shows. Keep it that way.
  2. I have been playing through the same '68 Vibro-Champ since 1977. The sandblasted ash look has been around for a while, but it seems like it is being pushed a lot more now. Maybe it is just Charvel, but that finish is on their Strats for their new releases. I am not thrilled with most new signature models. A Gilmour Martin?
  3. Are you sure about that? We a known for being cheap around here.
  4. Paul was a young guy caught up in rock and roll. Johnny Thunders was that guy putting on a rock and roll show for people like Paul. Watch Steve Marriott. Paul got some moves from him, too. Instead of complaining, think about Paul taking that Johnny Thunders image to a higher level of acceptance.
  5. Tim Bogert was a monster player for sure. I regret not talking to him the one time I got to go to a NAMM show, but I watched him for a minute or two as he was getting dialed in. He looked like he did not want to be bothered at that moment.
  6. Those inlays are a little over the top, are they not? Good!
  7. The SG and Tele take time to get used to them. After not playing an SG for years they got to feeling really weird. Had my SG stayed as my main, or only, guitar it would have felt normal.
  8. The Entwistle style of playing with all the tapping is going to sound unique on its own, so you really need to judge the tone of the slower walking parts. I like the sound of my mahogany necked Blitz bass better than the Cruise.
  9. Woody? Gibsonesque? The Cruisebass has the tone of mahogany. They can cover the same sonic ground as a P-Bass with just a little difference. There may be more difference in the way the bass feels while you are playing than a difference in the sound. The body of the Cruisebass does not have the mass of a Thunderbird, nor the thickness down the center of the body. They do not sound the same.
  10. I did not miss anything. I was running the PA system for the jazz stage on Coffee Street one block over. Molly Hatchet was so loud they overwhelmed all the other stages within a block in all directions. I heard the entire Molly Hatchet show. Too bad I could not turn down the jazz band in front of me to make Molly Hatchet sound a little more clear.
  11. @RobB thank you for correcting me. I meant thrash, not death metal. Did Metallica create thrash? That is the question I meant to ask. Death metal requires Cookie Monster vocals over Metallica-esque riffs.
  12. Did Metallica create death metal or not? I never heard anyone else crank their amps the same way. Black Sabbath and Judas Priest were the heaviest bands I listened to. Metallica was so cranked up with gain that it was different. The percussive thumps of the guitars sounded different. Sliding into a chord, or not so ghostly ghost notes was another trait of Metallica that made them stand out. Either a new sound was going on with record companies starting to pull in bands that sounded like Metallica once they caught on, or Metallica happened to be band with that sound that stood out th
  13. Those Gibson Ripper and Grabber basses were good. The Grabber pickup made that bass feel odd the whole time you played it, though. It was like you might want to move it around. Then again it sounded OK where it was. It was a simpler way of creating the same problem with a B.C. Rich switch section.
  14. Most of those basses will be sold to KISS collectors.
  15. Many times Gene has said he does not like asymmetrical body shapes for basses. The Spector that was seen around the time of Alive II was symmetrical. The Punisher was symmetrical as well. For a while in the 80s Gene played Pedulla basses. Seeing these pseudo Thunderbirds make me laugh a little.
  16. You could have met Paul Hamer there in addition to seeing all the bands.
  17. I liked mine enough to want another one, but then I let it go for a reason. Scepters are one of the coolest looking Hamer designs.
  18. Ian Hill was a founding member of Judas Priest. Rob Halford replaced the original singer before the first album came out. Both are still in the band. Glenn Tipton is still in the band, but no longer a touring member.
  19. Gator Country did a show around Atlanta. I think I found out about it after the show. Had I known I would have been there. They had more original Molly Hatchet members than the official Molly Hatchet.
  20. When do we see a video of amps getting crushed under an earth mover?
  21. Try being in a band with Skynyrd fans and having to play it.
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