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  1. Completely unrelated question to the amp sale, but why do some people's posts show up as black text on a white background? It's hard as hell for me to read. And in this thread, Bluesking's first post starts normal, then changes to that black text/white background, then subsequent posts are normal again. Is HE doing that or is it a site glitch? Someone else's posts used to always be like that too.
  2. tommy p

    FBIV

    I have a pleather gig bag for one of those if you need something to protect it. EDIT: this is a GUITAR bag, not a bass bag. I skimmed right over the IV in Ralph's original post. Still, if anyone needs this Firebird GUITAR bag, send me a DM. Someone already asked if a Standard would fit in it and it won't. I actually tried that.
  3. What would be the ballpark price range on an SS2 in good condition, non-original case?
  4. You're living dangerously. I don't think all of those guys are approved for interstate travel.
  5. Which ones did you get? 😎 I loved that Cruise bass too!
  6. I have NEVER been able to figure out what the hell is going on in that song! I still love it though.
  7. That was a cool idea. I'm glad I got to participate!
  8. Did that guitar finally put down roots and settle down or does it still travel? Here's the only video I ever posted on YouTube:
  9. I was walking in LA (I know, I know, Missing Persons will tell you nobody walks in LA, uh!) and walked right into that loon Puck from MTV's Real World. This was a year or two after he was on it and pre-cell phone days but I had a little disposable camera on me and asked for a pic. He told me it would be $5 so I declined. Fuck Puck.
  10. I know a guy who was Paul Stanley in that band for a while. Now he's Little Ozzy.
  11. Your seafoam Daytona is what I was looking for when I got MY Daytona. I wanted a rosewood board and got maple. Yours looks pristine too. GLWTS!
  12. I think autotuners of all kinds sound worse the farther off pitch the original sound was so some of it could come down to get a better performance to begin with. Having said that, I LIKE imperfections so I wouldn't do 37 takes of anything if take 3 had the right feel.
  13. When I heard the news I posted that April Wine's a band you don't really think about often, but when you do you instantly remember how amazing they were. Great songs, great vocals, and three "rock and roll guitaaaaarrrsss!" They are another one of the great bands that never quite attained the level of success they deserved IMHO. RIP to Myles.
  14. It seems like there have always been Beatles tribute bands, but I used to travel a bit for work and I noticed when all kinds of other tribute bands started popping up in bigger cities. I thought it was a pretty cool idea. Like every other new thing, it took 20 years for Richmond, VA to pick up on it but it finally did. I ended up forming two myself. I'm Rick in a Cheap Trick tribute band (we don't practice and rarely play out anymore) and Malcolm in an AC/DC tribute band that has gotten some really good gigs and always goes down huge. Malcolm and Rick are my favorite two guitarists so I am happy as can be playing the two of them. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to with the hearing issue I'm fighting (next specialist appointment tomorrow), but I have a nice short 1-hour show with the AC/DC tribute band this weekend. We're opening for a Dio tribute band whose singer, Ronny Munroe, was apparently in Metal Church for a few years.
  15. That was my favorite song in this thread. Sounds like Atlanta Rhythm Section playing "Dirty" instead of "Spooky" lol. I am always looking for a new band to get into so listened to a couple of albums on Spotify and they just don't hit me with the immediate connection I felt the first time I heard bands like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Molly Hatchet, Aerosmith, or any of a hundred others I could name up to bands like Guns n' Roses or the Darkness themselves. I'll give a rest and go back to them later and see if I feel different.
  16. Fred Willard could steal any scene he was in. I loved that guy's quirky sense of humor.
  17. Rock in a Hard Place was trashed by everyone for years but I thought it was great from the first time I heard it. Jailbait and Lightning Strikes are a killer one-two punch opening, and I really liked the cover of Cry Me a River. The riffing in Bolivian Ragamuffin and Bitch's Brew was very much the Aeromith "thing". Over the years I've noticed more people are saying they like it. I have some live bootlegs of the tour with Jimmy and Rick and they played all the old stuff just fine. I don't know how Crespo never ended up in some other big successful band after that. Another great album to check out is Whitford/St. Holmes - Reunion from 2015. There are songs on there that sound more like Aerosmith than Aerosmith has in 40 years.
  18. I'm reading it right now. I'm about 120 pages in and I've already learned a lot that I didn't know about Geddy and the band and I'm not even out of the John Rutsey period yet.
  19. I got to see them years ago and hang out on the bus for a while. Darrell Sweet, their original drummer who was with them that night, died just a couple of weeks later. That's him leaning down with his arm around me and Dan peeking in on the right side.
  20. I got a "blemished" Filter'tron from them years ago and couldn't even find any "blemish", so definitely check them out. I think they even have pics of the exact pickup you're buying on their site so you can see if it actually does have a visible flaw.
  21. Gotcha. Turned out I did NEED them. When they did my test the guy said "I have one question: What took you so long to come in?" Side note: the guy I saw happened to play guitar and grew up in Chicago so we had some good music/guitar conversations. We were talking about what we played and of course it turns out he knew exactly who Hamer was and has an old Standard himself. Pretty cool. He had moved to Tampa at some point and played me some stuff that he had recorded on his Standard but it was all that growly deathy stuff. I couldn't make out a single lyric or riff. He was probably there when that style was becoming the thing to do in Florida. That was pretty funny because he definitely didn't look the part; he was kind of a skinny, wiry-looking guy with slicked back hair. He looked more like the missing link between Don Knotts and Steve Buscemi.
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