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  • RIP Jim Dunlop

    This says most of it, but I want add a thank you Jim for the Tortex!

    https://reverb.com/news/guitar-gear-...uitar-has-died
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    F*** 'em if they can't take a joke!

  • #2
    Oh man! He had a massive impact on music. RIP.

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    • #3
      Sorry to hear it. I used his nylon strap capos for years until Shubb came along and I still use his nylon picks. I still have one of his Picker's Pal capos. Not a bad design, all in all:

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      • #4
        Jim 'Scotty' Dunlop had an eye and an ear for musician's needs. When I discovered tortex...purple was all I used for decades [still do]. When I discovered his straplocks...up until three years ago, all my electric guitars got them [I have moved to locking straps now on new acquisitions, but I still have the DSL on most, and I even have salvaged parts from repair jobs and 'abandoned' straps to allow me to keep mine in top order. I have a Dunlop glass slide in my arsenal, a capo and a CryBaby...RIP, MR. D.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by DeepEnd View Post
          Sorry to hear it. I used his nylon strap capos for years until Shubb came along and I still use his nylon picks. I still have one of his Picker's Pal capos. Not a bad design, all in all:

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          I had one of those Picker’s Pal capos but never really liked it that much. OTOH, the “lever action” nylon strap capos were, IMHO, the best capos on the market for years.

          I still have a slightly modded GCB-95 Crybaby way on my pedalboard, and .66 - 1.0mm USA Nylon and red, yellow, green and purple Tortex picks have been my main picks of choice for decades...

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          • #6
            Crybaby, two or three Dunlop slides (including one coricidin bottle repro) and I have for years alternated between green and yellow tortex. Yellow is easier to find in the drier.

            RIP my man, RIP.
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