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Steve Haynie

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  1. "A plenty" is a term they use at the Beacon Drive In in Spartanburg, SC for their sandwich plates. If they have not trademarked "a plenty" they should have since they are known for it. I just bring this up so we can keep our southern restaurants straight as this thread goes off on all the different food places.
  2. I would like for the regular HFC members to get first crack rather than just posting something for the lurkers. I will respond to any PM, but people like yourself are regular participants. You should get the first opportunity. No commission for me, either.
  3. There is a local music store that took in a 1978 Gibson SG Custom that is as near new as you will get for a 41 year old guitar. There are no pick swirls on the three gold pickup covers. The walnut finish is shiny. The store owner said there is a mark on the back. It does not matter. If you are looking for something virtually unplayed this is the one. The price is $3500. The store should be able to provide photos. PM me for the store contact info.
  4. This image makes the guitar worth 50 grand more than any other Fender Duo-Sonic.
  5. The Duo-Sonic that went for a five figure amount surprised me. Even if it was used in an album cover design, those guitars are not much to begin with. I had a 1957 Duo-Sonic once. It was one of those guitars you graduate from, not to.
  6. RS Guitarworks makes Kenny Vaughn's signature guitar as well as matching instruments for the band. They have worked on Clarence, too. It is cool that Marty talks about honoring the guitar.
  7. I like cajun music. Zydeco does not do it for me.
  8. Yes, they were, but by 2005 those issues had been resolved.
  9. Live recordings from the time are out there, so we may be getting a better sourced version of an existing bootleg. It does not matter. 1980 is a perfect time for Def Leppard.
  10. The quality will be the best you can get. Hamer quality continually improved.
  11. Why not have Gorman back? Johnny Colt left Lynyrd Skynyrd a couple of years ago, so he might be available. Putting the band back together with as many past or original members as possible would be better than just the Robinsons in a tribute act to themselves. One would think a real reunion would make more money.
  12. A friend turned me on to Richard Thompson. He really is good, and quite entertaining when he is not playing.
  13. Sometimes those guys who do product demos blow me away by playing something that sticks out. There have been bass players who have played things that made me say, "whoa" as they showed how a pedal sounded or just a bass in general. Trying to figure out what they did had just as much of an effect on me as trying to learn something by the big name players.
  14. Luther Nallie had his brothers join him in The Sons Of The Pioneers. A son played with the group, too. Tracii Guns had his son in his band that was sort of L.A. Guns when there were two versions of L.A. Guns touring around. Now they are combined, and Tracii's son is not part of the band. The Allman Brothers have begat other bands. Butch Trucks' nephew Derek Trucks is doing well. Dickey Betts had his son, Duane, in Great Southern. Now Duane Betts joined forces with Devon Allman (Gregg's son) to form The Allman Betts Band. Sven Dirkschneider plays drums in U.D.O. Carl Perkins had two sons playing in his band. Queensr├┐che has Parker Lundgren who was briefly married to Geoff Tate's daughter. With Tate gone and the Lundgren divorce maybe the legacy ended. Queensr├┐che is still a good band.
  15. Does Pat get free tickets to Iron Maiden concerts? Does Pat ever drive down to Nicko McBrain's BBQ restaurant?
  16. Years ago Dion DiMucci was on a TV show singing Turn Me Loose with a much different voice than the original recording. He would have been in his 40s at the time, and to me his singing was not that great. Ever since then I have written him off. Looking up recent live videos shows Dion letting the audience carry the hard parts to some songs. As I complain it must be noted that I go see some of those 1960s bands with a forgiving attitude to enjoy the show. Gary Puckett can still sing. He is as close to that original Gary Puckett as anyone will get, but the singing is not quite the same. Seeing Ron Dante was a lot of fun, and he can still sing Sugar Sugar. The guys in Jay and The Americans still hit their harmonies dead on in addition to taking turns on lead vocals, and the new guy, Jay III, nails it. Mark Lindsay's singing voice has changed a bit, too. Micky Dolenz still sounds like Micky Dolenz. In a month I will find out how Tommy James and the Shondells are holding up. Find recent video of Frankie Valli singing in his 80's and you will be amazed. Dion is still out there entertaining. Good for him. It is time for me to give him some slack.
  17. Jack Pearson sort of nullifies all that.
  18. Bill Lawrence was around back then, and he head the "blade" thing going on already, didn't he? Carvin had the same idea, and the 22 pole pieces look unique.
  19. I always wanted to just try one of those out. Every Carvin that has been available to try out has been Strat based, and those early models from the ads in Guitar Player have always been what has interested me most.
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