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  4. I think theyre a great deal. *mods the crap out of it* I'm thinking of getting another one. But i don't want to since it's not the best playing guitar. What sort of response are you after to this thread?
  5. I think theyre a great deal. I got one and I put Seymour duncan JB and 59'n on it. I got the floyd from the local store here. Then i put on the drop d-tuna. I'm thinking of getting another one. But i don't want to since it's not the best playing guitar.
  6. Google is real evasive and vague on this. Use a square of corrugated cardboard and a piezo as audio.
  7. Remember to save the leftover parts when you reassemble.
  8. Thanks guys. In fact, when I got it, the intonation wasn't quite right so I was gong to be moving the saddle anyway, so I just took it right off so I could clean everything properly.... ...of course then it breaks down to two pieces and then I needed to fiddle around to get the action right too. On the other hand, that's the best way to learn...just dive right and make a mess! 😀
  9. Not if you use NOS Russian contact cement from 1952.
  10. that will bottleneck the harmonic transmission into the wood!11!!1*
  11. MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU -- Sir Paul does Frank Loesser
  12. Nice guitar, I've always loved the Ibanez hollows. And for the bridge. a tiny drop of contact cement will keep the bridge in place during string changes, without any marring of the finish.
  13. Good move passing on that LP Copy. I am a big fan of Ibanez guitars, they build some really nice guitars that last. When you do a string change, just replace one string at a time and you'll never have the mess with the bridge. If you want to clean/treat the fretboard and have to remove all the strings, run a piece of blue painter's tape on the body along the backside of the bridge and at both ends to positively locate the bridge. You can tape the bridge down but if you bump it, it will move. With location outlined on the body by the tape, you can't miss.
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  15. Top shape wise, with the Florentine cutaway, yeah, but the AK is a true hollowbody jazz box. Which is why it has the floating wood bridge....unlike our ES-135s which are semis with much thinner bodies.
  16. There is definitely a difference in where you live, and who you play for. I moved to SW Florida because the music business was good. Not just the beach/tiki bars, but there are thousands of mobile home parks down here. Every park has a hall. Every one books entertainment weekly for parties. They sell tickets for these parties and book you many months, and even years ahead. On average, there are between 150-300 people at each party. Tickets are usually between $5-10. The hours are great (6-9 or 7-10pm) They pay 500-800 a gig. Plus, they book you any day of the week because they are all retired (everyday is a Saturday night). Problem is, they are at least 60 yrs old. When I first moved here, I started out playing local bars and making $100-150 for 4 hours and playing outside in the Florida heat and humidity. It was tough playing these venues 4-5 days a week. Then, I started being asked to play these Mobile Home Parks, RV Resorts, Country Clubs, and a few Elks clubs. Once I got my foot in the door of these venues, it took off to the point I gave up all bar gigs. So, I put all my eggs in one basket. I play these venues because it is nice. It has been working great for the last 18 years. The problem with the covid virus is, it effects this crowds age bracket (60+ yrs old) They are in the age range that this virus really kicks their ass. So, those jobs are not going to come back any time soon as long they are at risk. They aren't going to go anywhere because of the risk. And they aren't going to come down to Florida if there are no activities. And finally, since I am 60+ and have asthma, I don't want to play outside for a bunch of 20 to 35 yr somethings that are spreading the virus and don't care.
  17. Fauci contradicts the president frequently. As Notes pointed out, the "best" response is going to evolve as we learn more about the disease. The time to really worry is when we stop learning more about it because it will indicate that we've lost.
  18. Actually, you may have been right the first time Notes - there were health experts and scientists saying that people should "presume" COVID-19 is airborne at least as early as April; that was based in part on a New England Journal of Medicine study that showed that the coronavirus could stay suspended in the air for up to three hours - findings which the WHO dismissed / disagreed with. And just this morning I read an article about over 200 scientists who have written the WHO to disagree with them regarding their position re: aerosol transmission of the disease.
  19. Lovely guitar. Ibanez knows their stuff. Congratulations and Happy New Guitar Day. Mask the fret so you don't take a chance of marring the wood and use very fine steel wool with minimal pressure. One of those multi sided nail shaping/filing blocks works too.
  20. Ouch...that stings! 😛
  21. The Boomerang is a nice unit, but took up way too much pedal board space for my rig...and they are pricey [now about $500?]. On the plus side, if you use MIDI, the sync function is perfect, as is the MIDI start/stop. I think of the 'Rang' as the Hummer of loopers and the Ditto as the HR-V.😉 As I mentioned, you need to have your timing spot on to effectively use a looper, especially if, like I was, you are using a drum machine, or pre-recorded tracks.
  22. Mikeo

    NGD!!

    Enjoy. Kind of remind me of my Gibson ES 135.
  23. Then that stain will be gone! (The inlays looks like something out of The Lord of the Rings ffs...magic {censored} indeed!). I haven't watched the video yet...Will have a look when my new guitar gets tired...
  24. I tried to do looping some 15 years ago. Started with a Boomerang +. Like this. And a Roland RC 20. I guess some folks do it well, but not me. I would never have the volume right on the Boomerang and there's no click track, when you off, you are off. There's an undue some where on the Rang. I was dancing around like a baboon. For me John Lee Hooker did the drum beat box right. No looper though. I'd spend a bit more than 200, but that's just me. Try one of the Roland, TC Electronics Ditto for under $200.
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