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  1. Oh great, now I've got earworm. Might as well share it:
  2. What, 11 replies so far, and not one mention of Peavey? If it had a Made-In-Meridian-Mississippi-Peavey USA neck, it'd be more appropriate...and a lot cheaper, no doubt. There are worse-looking 'concept' guitars out there on Reverb IMO, such as this 'guitar, meet bandsaw' series (and again, no affiliation): https://reverb.com/item/32959473-stratocaster-style-douglas-usa-electric-guitar-fender-squire-neck-and-body-partscaster https://reverb.com/item/33582205-telecaster-style-douglas-usa-electric-guitar-fender-usa-pickups-and-saddles-partscaster
  3. No affiliation. Allegedly has a '56 Gibson LP Junior neck. Might be worth watching if they ever drop the price: https://reverb.com/item/34392719-parts-guitar-mississippi-2010s-natural For fun, and especially since we're in the middle of a hot (and getting hotter) Summer during a really lousy year, here's a quasi-related video:
  4. No affiliation: https://davesguitar.com/products/hamer/newport-pro-00/
  5. The 'USA' portion of the logo looks like the heavier font version that Hamer started using in 1996...anything older than that should have had the thinner 'U.S.A.' style that Hamer started using since the beginning. But that's just my take on it, I'm no expert.
  6. A friend of mine asked for my opinion on this recently, he's got an old '80's Yamaha bass (it was his dad's) that he wants to get the neck perfectly flat with no neck relief. The truss rod works to a point, but he says that he can't seem to completely adjust the relief/upbow out of it. Right now, he's got the lightest strings on it that he can find (I think he said they're D'Addario nickel XLs in a 40-95 'Super Light Gauge'), and he said this did help some, but that there is still a little relief left on the neck. He says that he has the truss rod adjusted as tight as he dares, I've played this bass and the action seems OK to me, but I'm a hack bass player...as long as the strings aren't so high that they look/play like overhead power lines, I'll give it a go. I told him to be thankful that the neck isn't backbowed, and it's still playable. So, the question...is a little neck relief OK, or even desirable, on a bass guitar? Or should the neck be as flat as Kansas? Or is it simply a matter of taste, depending on playing style, string gauge, or whatever else could factor into it? What's the consensus for setting the action/adjusting the neck on a fretted electric bass? A Google search on the topic didn't seem to be much help. Also, would loosening the truss rod and manually 'adjusting' the neck to taste, then retightening the truss rod (like they used to have to do on old '60's/'70's Rickenbacker basses) work? TIA!
  7. RIP. The man did as much for atmospheric, twangy guitar as anybody, guitarist or not. It's funny, "The Ecstacy Of Gold" from TGTBATU has been showing up on US TV commercials a lot recently, not only in ads for Modelo Beer, but just recently in this ad for H&M, a department store chain that has a bigger presence in Europe than in the US. Mexican beer ads, I can figure out some kind of connection pretty easily...but I'm not sure how the song has anything to do with women's clothing, though:
  8. GEICO strikes again (no affiliation with them, BTW), looks like another generational dig. As if it was that easy to get your hair back! On the other hand, if only life worked out like that, it'd be a great way to embarrass the kids/grandkids:
  9. Hope you're progressing and on the mend soon! >This<. You don't need to stand to be on stage. T-Model Ford seemed to do just fine playing while sitting in a chair:
  10. Here's 'Jimmy James' (Jimi) playing a flipped Jazzmaster circa 1965, backing a Sam and Dave cover act. I wish those 'headliners' (who the hell is 'Buddy and Stacey'?) woulda gotten out of the way so we could see Jimi better:
  11. Slash has been known to use a BC Rich Mockingbird on occasion:
  12. Congrats on finding a cool old wood stash! It can't be easy finding good, unused, big old-growth boards of Honduran Mahogany these days. Back when I was stationed with the US Navy in San Diego back in the early 2000s, I picked up an apartment's worth of old (as in 1920's-1950's era) Mahogany furniture from junk shops in my neighborhood at the time for cheap. From what I can tell, they must've shipped tons of the wood from Central America to the US for various purposes back in the day. I blame my related guitar lust for making me notice the stuff in the first place, it's not the most fashionable-looking furniture and it doesn't all go together style-wise, but I like it.
  13. >This<. One of the reasons why I don't have a 5-string bass. That reversed headstock helps string tension a lot on the low B. Not a fan of the Chap Bass' body shape though, it's too short for my liking, especially the bass side horn IMO.
  14. +1. Marshall Crenshaw's second album, Field Day (1983) is a murky mess, no thanks to the Steve Lillywhite production.
  15. Guy Massey (one of the engineers who worked on the Beatles box sets) said in the Sound On Sound article below: "The mono was always The Mix. On Pepper they spent three weeks mixing that, and the stereo was done in three days.” https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/remastering-beatles That coincides with what I'd heard before, and not just with Sgt. Pepper...in the beginning, after the original recording sessions were done, George Martin and The Beatles gave the mono mixes the most attention, and the stereo mixes were given less...often assigning the stereo mixes to other engineers.
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