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Steve Haynie

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  1. Flamed pearl? Is that abalone I smell fryin'?
  2. There is no flame maple veneer on the headstock! What happened? Was that option too expensive?
  3. One of the earliest guitar makers I know of to help in Katrina relief was Jim Soloway. http://www.solowayguitars.com
  4. Call your Kaman rep and ask what sells through the best. Order a variety of colors and pickup combinations. Echotones are cool.
  5. The weekend an eBay auction for an Epiphone Emperor ended with the high bid being more than I would like to have paid. The guitar needs to be totally rebound, and the Emperors had 13 ply binding on the bodies. I have seen some multi-ply bindings separate. Doing multiple bindings one ply at a time may not only be a way to have a more professional look, it may pay off in the future by not falling apart.
  6. I got a hat from blackfbIV, and I got some Triumph CDs from wyldbil. BCRGreg gave a couple of comic books and a lot of free advice.
  7. Uh-oh, I was thinking it was someone else.
  8. OK, Pam, who is it? As soon as you tell us I'm going to have one of those "I should have known" moments. I have seen that guy's smile before.
  9. The guy looks familiar. Crap! Now I've got to spend the rest of the day trying to figure out who he is.
  10. I never would have thought about Cadillac Green on a Monaco. That is a perfect looking guitar!
  11. I hate the worn out radio songs, too, but when those songs are heard in the context of the albums on which they appeared they sound good. Hearing those songs in concert is still fun, but I have to agree that I never want to hear them on the radio.
  12. Emily Remler died from a heroin overdose at about the time I discovered her music. What I have noticed about drug addicts is a selfish nature aside from the drug use. By the time the drugs have taken over someone, that person has likely alienated his/her friends already. So, how can you really make good music as a band if you are unable to get along? We may see the drug influence on music as positive during the "feel good" time, but once the guys are fried the music turns to crap. In the liner notes of Motley Crue's Theater Of Pain they acknowledge the poor performance on that album can be attributed to being messed up.
  13. I have also heard the story that the Flying V and Explorer were designed to reflect the tail fins on automobiles were in fashion. As for sitting down with the Vector propped up on one leg, the neck position is a bit out of place. Just stand up and play-- LOUD!
  14. I have one of the 72, and I have been able to see a couple others from the run. I played one of them, too. The korina Vectors are lightweight! I think mine is around seven pounds. I remember it was lighter than the other two that came through the store. The Vectors have a nice midrangey kind of sound. Think of a classic/arena rock sound and you will get it! I would not compare them to Les Pauls, though. I wish I could come up with a good explanation of what is different. If you are thinking of flat top Les Paul Special, then you have a better comparison sound-wise. The Vee/Vector does not hang the same, and even though the necks may be carved similar they are not going to feel the same because of the way they hang. My Vector is a nice resonant guitar. I've played rock and roll with mine-- or at least I have tried to play rock and roll... I always end up as bass player. The last thing to remember is that Vectors are best played standing up. Even though there is a rubber skid strip on the bottom, Vectors are not that practical for sitting down.
  15. I disagree with the advice to route the guitar for a third pickup. Don't mess with a guitar that already has a good vibe! You can find another guitar for those times you need that middle pickup quack. Besides, a different guitar can make you play with a fresh approach. Of course, you know that.
  16. Sell it to me. I'll pay $350 for it. I don't play much anyway.
  17. 1993 Special. I wanted a guitar with P-90's, and I picked a winner.
  18. I am a first year HFC'er. I think I discovered the HFC within 6 months of its founding. I went online for the first time in April, 1997. I found the HFC by early 1998. I had already made contact with BCR Greg and Kim Keller before the HFC existed.
  19. Yup, adding a little more distortion will cover up the sound of bad distortion. That's what I would do.
  20. Lynyrd Skynyrd after the crash had most of its members, but it has been nearly 30 years since that time. Not many bands stay together with the original members that long. When we are talking about success are we talking about bands "in their day" or an overall career? We have been throwing out names of bands that have had empty years and bands that have never stopped. I do not like the Eagles, but they are for the most part intact from their heyday. Their music has remained popular. KISS has never broken up. They have had ups and downs but they still plug away. Aerosmith is still the original band, and they never really broke up. The early 80's were screwed up for them, but there was still a band going. Today they are on top with fans from 30 years ago and new fans that are into the new stuff. They are the American version of the Rolling Stones.
  21. The Eagles are probably the most successful American rock band although not all of their music would be considered rock.
  22. If anyone attending the NAMM show has Internet access I'd like a little heads up on what's happening.
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