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  1. Okay, I'll have to give you guys the scatting thing, but five decades? They were done by the mid-nineties. A new tour announcement by VH carries no more relevance to a kid these days than one by John Kaye's Steppenwolf. I've got a 15yo girl. I expose her to a ton of music, and while she digs a lot more things than some of her friends, a LOT more is met with rank indifference.
  2. Van Halen hit 41 years ago. You think Diamond Dave in 1978 knew who made some of the biggest hits of 1937? Names such as: Teddy Wilson Shep Fields Hal Kemp Sammy Kaye Now, I wouldn't make that bet against Eddie, but Dave?
  3. The exception to this are most of the el84 amps. My Lonestar Special runs pretty hot, and the DC-3 goes through el84s like nobody’s business. Not sure about the 20/20 though.
  4. This happened once in my last cover band. The band leader brought dude up to play a couple and he wouldn’t leave. If you’ve never heard anyone blues solo 100% of the way though the B52’s Private Idaho, then you’re a luckier person than I.
  5. All, Thanks for all the replies and PMs! My mutt of a 4x12 is going to bring the RAWK for sure!
  6. Man, that's a hella speaker, but I think I'm covered on speakers now. I wish I had a 1x12 to put that bad-boy in though!
  7. I kinda lost the desire to play this past year after dealing with my daughter's recovery from leukemia (she's doing great now, thanks!), but now I'm trying to see if there's any spark left to try and reignite. To that end, I've just bought an empty 4x12 to use with my Mk IV head that I've only put half-hearted effort into selling the past year. What the hell, right? I've got a couple of 8 ohm Rola G12-65s already, so I need two more 8ohm 12" Celestion-y speakers. I'm not a fan of V30-type speakers with Mark series amps, but any others are fair game. I don't guess they have to be Celestion-ish speakers since Mesa was known for mixing speaker types in their cabs, but the Rola 65's kill with this amp. Gonna pay by PayPal and I'll either add the 3% or do F&F. What ya got?
  8. Great looking Jazzmaster! My 62RI had a Mastery bridge, but I never had an issue with the stock tremolo other than the floppy arm.
  9. That dude kills me. He's been trying to sell some used Chinese tubes for about the same price you can buy them new for the past three years, too. I think the worst, though, is the fact that he bumps his ads every few days and renews them when they expire, so you can't regularly block him.
  10. My G-System into a Mesa Lonestar Special is about as transparent, seamless ,simple, and flexible of a setup as I’ve ever had. The TC’s programmable relays switch the channels and solo boost, I can add pedals in three foot-switchable loops, and one programmable one, to any patch in front of the amp, and every effect, including the solo boost, is foot-switchable. You can separate the brains from the footswitches, and keep the brains in two-space soft rack case with a laptop pocket where I keep the pedals. All connections are through a 1m snake to the amp. Once I rolled everything on stage, I was setup in minutes. I thought I was the shit when I had a Triaxis and G-Force, but this setup smokes it. I can do the same thing with my Mk IV, but I have to use a hum-buster transformer and a midi switcher with it. So much simpler with the LSS, and it’s loud enough to hang with a drummer, or quiet enough @ 5w to play in the basement underneath the sleeping wife. I’d like to try it with a Stiletto, which has a similar switching system to the LSS. It really fulfills the promise of that first GSP-5 I bought.
  11. I did l0lz. Welcome. You can usually knock down the image size of your pics by emailing them to yourself and selecting anything other than full-size.
  12. Lockbody

    Eric Otten

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  13. The '61RI you got from me? Taste, style, and setup vary, of course, but I thought that one was a pretty solid guitar. Still, it's a SG with a 60s slim taper neck. Not a lot of wood, or weight. What was your expectation with them? Was it like a first-time Studio owner expecting it to sound like a Les Paul, then finding out it didn't?
  14. Maybe it’s a north/south thing, because if the guys who cut down our’s had quoted $6500 I would have told them to GTFO. Up until the crane was lifting the trunk over the house, I enjoyed watching the guys work. They had a cable hooked to the trunk that led to the whisper chipper, so when they cut a branch it slid down directly into the chipper. So cool.
  15. $6500? Wow! We had a 100 year old oak that the PO of the house built the home's deck around that started dropping branches on the roof, so it had to go. The tree service had to rent a crane to lift the trunk over our house, and I think that was "only" $3000.
  16. Can't go wrong with Callaham for six screw trems. I'm on my second SuperVee, and I love everything about them except the feel. Maybe the steel block option will add that missing something.
  17. Add me, and I think AdmiralB maybe. I think he put in the Air Classics.
  18. I think those might be the Dimarzios I put in. If so, it’s a Breed bridge and... umm... What a great guitar!
  19. The gold top Newport I had with TV Jones was a bad-ass guitar, but truthfully, the 'trons were just a shade too "polite" for my tastes. So, as someone who's two favorite guitars are Strats and SGs with P90s, I was excited when the stars seemingly aligned and I was able to sell my Newport to buy an MIII. Then, my kid got sick and that money got spent. No regrets there, of course, but I sure regret missing out on that MIII because I doubt I'll be in the position to buy another one anytime soon.
  20. I bought my first Hamer, a Cali Elite, from the store shown on the original receipt.
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