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Steve Haynie

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  1. Sitting down with an Explorer (Standard) shaped guitar works OK.  The Futura (Rick Nielsen) shape with the deeper angle is even better for sitting down.  The Shishkov Ultimates have that little extra cut, but not as radical as the Futura.

    That upper part of the body is a nice shelf for your forearm. 

    The feel and balance are much different from a Firebird. 

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  2. 18 minutes ago, cynic said:

    Last military funeral I attended had a digital bugler.  Sad.

    Perhaps no bugler was available in the area.  There had to be a reason.  I do agree that it was sad that a traditional bugler was not available.  The honor for the deceased was still there. 

  3. I had a 1957 LP Junior when I was in high school.  It was a basic rock machine, but it would not stay in tune.  At the time I did not know what to do to correct that problem.  I liked the neck and the way it resonated, though.  Mine seemed heavy, too. 

    I have played a lot of sustain block Specials.  I have a sustain block Sunburst that I like.  Either I have gotten used to that bridge, or I really do prefer it to a wraptail bridge.  My Specials with tune-o-matic bridges feel different, but I really like them.  My opinion swings back and forth on which I like better.  Right now it is the sustain block. 

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  4. 12 hours ago, Travis said:

    I wanted to stick with an oil finish to keep the “openness” of the wood and not smother it with lacquer.

    Lacquer will not smother your instrument's ability to resonate.  The reason lacquer is so popular is because of the way polyurethane finishes were so thick in the 70s.  Even polyurethane could be sprayed thinner, and eventually it was.  Think about how thin the finish is on your Hamers, no more than the thickness of a light B string.  There is no way that is going to smother anything. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Willie G. Moseley said:

    A bit of minor corrosion inside is analogous to dings and corrosion on a guitar---it will keep it from being described as "mint".

    So, in eBay language you say the lunch box is near mint except for some corrosion and rust.

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  6. Check the antique market first.  Like crunchee says, that label is something guitar players never see. 


    Somebody was selling new slides made like Coricidin bottles.  The real ones get listed on eBay for high prices. 


    If you ain't Duane, that slide still won't make you Duane. 

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