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  1. The Wikipedia list may or may not be all-inclusive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_power_pop_artists_and_songs Here's another list you can cross-reference to: https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_artists-Power-Pop.html This might be useful if you want to know more about the history of Power Pop: https://music.avclub.com/a-beginners-guide-to-the-heyday-of-power-pop-1972-198-1798234154
  2. If you're trying to avoid a sudden attack of GAS, just keep reminding yourself that shipping and taxes for a $1000 guitar on Reverb or Ebay can easily exceed $100, probably more like $125. Of course, YMMV, depending on location and the individual seller.
  3. The latest from Sina And Co.:
  4. RIP Adam. The guy definitely got around, and there's also sort of a CT connection. From his Wikipedia entry: "Schlesinger was also in a side project band called Tinted Windows formed by guitarist James Iha, previously of The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle, singer Taylor Hanson of Hanson, and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, and recorded and toured with them in 2009 and 2010." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Schlesinger
  5. Good luck and have fun! With a name like Jim y Cliff, some Reggae influence or flavor would practically be mandatory! In case someone doesn't know the reason for the wordplay:
  6. Out of curiosity, what was the reverb pedal? Was it the Lovepedal Gen5 Echo, or something else? I missed seeing it before it got sold and got edited out.
  7. April Fools' Day has been cancelled this year, or at least as far as Google is concerned: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/27/21197260/google-cancels-april-fools-jokes-2020-coronavirus-covid19-pranks I still want one of these 'April Fools' guitars though, just like I have for the last few years...and it seems to me like this guitar is kinda appropriate for the current semi-apocalyptic situation (the cockroaches and Keef Richards thing, y'know), considering how badly 2020 is sucking and blowing at the same time: https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/blog/2016/04/01/fender-releases-the-rolling-stones-keith-richards-signature-guitar/ And, of course, I've gotta link this to Willie's post: Plus, it'd be handy for 'social distancing', Keef style: Enjoy today (and the next day, and the next day, and the next...) as best as you can.
  8. I've got a 2007 Fender Mexico Baja Telecaster neck mated to a circa 2010 ash Fender American Standard Telecaster body (Baja Americano?), that has factory routing under the pickguard for a middle single-coil pickup, along with the usual pickups...it's currently stock with no modifications other than the neck. I'm tempted to add a few parts to make it into a 'Nashville'-style Tele, does anybody here own a Fender 'Nashville' Tele or the Partscaster equivalent? Any opinions, thoughts, advice? Love it or hate it? Love it and hate it? Anything you'd do differently? TIA!
  9. The bass version of that bridge was very popular, used on Hamers, Carvins, and Gibsons, among others. The guitar version, apparently not so much.
  10. Same here, life's too short not to play them frequently. At least the ones I have, anyway. I purged all my 'collectible' guitars that I rarely took out of their cases a few years ago. I don't miss them, since I never really played them, and never truly bonded with them.
  11. FWIW, Carvin used flat-mount bridges with string rollers (Schaller LP6) on their guitars in 1988-1989...scroll down the Carvin Museum page below about 2/3 of the way to find it: http://www.carvinmuseum.com/whatmodelguitar.html I don't know of any other history of it being used by anybody else other than this. Schaller might be able to tell you the intro year for this bridge in their parts line-up.
  12. For comparison (and again, no affiliation), DGS Madison just recently got in a 'typical' '79 Strat...blonde finish, ash body, 9.8 lbs (AKA about 9 lbs 13 oz) with weight relief...needs a refret, so apparently the weight didn't prevent someone from playing it. Check out the photos of the interior routs: https://davesguitar.com/products/fender/stratocaster-79-madison-608-405-8770/
  13. And if someone collapses after trying to keep up with those dance moves, the song's also great for doing CPR to:
  14. Very cool! You can also point out to your 7-year-old piano student, that if she can play "Werewolves Of London", she can probably transition back and forth to The Spin Doctors' "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" without too many hiccups, and that learning music leads from one stepping stone to another.
  15. Yep, just like the old joke, they'd spend it on booze and women, and what they don't spend there they'll waste.
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