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  1. Snagged this today from DGS Milwaukee...I haven't played a Strat in a long time, and not through any of the amps I have currently, so my expectations are kinda wide open. It seems like a good candidate to fill a gear 'deficit' in my gear closet as any, if not having a Strat is a 'deficit'. I've seen online in reviews that the '69 CS RI PUs tend to be clean and bright-sounding but sound good with stompbox distortion pedals and gain-y amps, so I guess I'll find out one way or the other, or maybe both: https://www.davesguitar.com/collections/all-products-latest/products/parts-stratocaster-21 P.S. I've never used a Strat with an old-fashioned three-way PU switch either, so that might be an interesting experience too, balancing the 'in-between' positions like they used to. Or I can always install a five-way switch instead, if I don't like it.
  2. I haven't heard it yet, thanks for the heads up! There aren't any synths on it, are there?
  3. If the booze is greater than, say, 80 Proof, are you really drinking it for the flavor? It's probably gonna burn a bit going down too, regardless of the temperature.
  4. I picked up one of these used at DGS last year, it ain't no Hamer (it was cheap with an aftermarket plastic case, of course the resale on AXLs is crap even if it was assembled in the US with nice quality parts) but it'll do better than nuthin': https://www.premierguitar.com/gear/axl-usa-bulldog-al-1090-electric-guitar-review
  5. That sounds a lot like my ash-bodied Teles, which is one nice MIM Fender Deluxe Nashville Tele and four good quality mutt partscasters. I've thoroughly bonded with those to the point where, even though I'll still look for another ash-bodied Tele now and then, I haven't found another ash Tele recently that meets my 'standards' of those guitars, at least not without breaking the bank. And it just so happens that 'affordability' is one of my 'standards'. Screw inflation, if I can't find what I want, then I'll play what I've got.
  6. No affiliation: https://www.davesguitar.com/collections/all-products-latest/products/brian-may-replica-recent-1
  7. Looks like a 'Radio Shack' Tribute guitar to me.
  8. I've seen a couple of articles that remind me of that, in Vintage Guitar Magazine...it seems like they're always about some old guy (not necessarily a 'famous player', but usually just a guy that plays guitar for fun) who bought a guitar relatively new (often in the 1950s) and has used it for years, and doesn't use much else. Funny thing is, when these stories pop up, they always seem to involve Teles. Go figure.
  9. I know a guy who uses a 'two hour per month' rule, when it comes to keeping or getting rid of guitars...if he plays a particular guitar less than two hours total per month, then he says it needs to go. If he plays a particular guitar more than two hours total a month, then it stays. He says that it reinforces using what he already has, rather than buying more gear. Edited to add: He's retired BTW, so 'watching the clock' apparently isn't an issue.
  10. Nice lookin' guits, but what's their 'acoustic voice' like?
  11. Maybe he gets to keep the riding lawn mower (if he has one), for when he's 'Jonesin'' for a trip to the liquor store (P.S., this video also features Junior Brown and Little Jimmy Dickens, and a crapload of cop cars):
  12. To me, this is one of the reasons why Django Reinhardt is/was so cool. It didn't matter that the 4th and 5th fingers on his left hand weren't working like everyone elses; or if it did matter, it just made him a better player.
  13. At the end of the day, isn't that what really matters? At least it is to me. Life's too short to buy a musical instrument for nothing else but to look at now and then, and never play.
  14. Someone might offer to call the cops on his crack dealer, if for no other reason for probable cause. Maybe there's a reward to be had.
  15. This Godin Type 3 with triple factory Lollar P-90s showed up last night on Reverb for $800, but it sure didn't last long: https://reverb.com/item/57963201-godin-icon-3-lollar-p90s-hsc P.S.: For anybody who's curious, here's the Godin spec flyer: https://godinguitars.com/manuals/hsheet10_icon3_lollar.pdf
  16. Weird Al's made a career of messing with popular music on the accordion (as well as messing with other people's songs in general) for over 40 years: Here's his first 'parody' video: Here's one that's kind of a 'polka mashup': P.S. He's not related to 'Polka King' Frankie Yankovic, though this Wikipedia entry says the two did collaborate on occasion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Yankovic
  17. I can only imagine that Couch is looking forward to that request.
  18. I posted this snag here on the HFC recently, and they can be had for well under a Grand if you look hard enough:
  19. Maybe he'll do 'Hello Kitty' graphics on a quality guitar on commission. God knows sellers are asking incredibly stupid prices for the old HK Squier versions on Reverb.
  20. His website that's listed on Instagram has more examples, plus he does seem to like Pokemon: https://www.mathiaschau-art.com/
  21. Nice! The only thing better than Pepperoni Pizza is MORE Pepperoni Pizza!
  22. Maybe they're going by what their spouses/significant others told them...which may be truthful or not. "Oh, that's not a new guitar, I've had that here for years." IIRC, I think the term that was used here on the HFC now and then for this color (polite version) was 'Baby Poop Yellow-Green', depending on how it aged over the years.
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