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About mikesr1963

  • Birthday 02/23/1963


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    Music, guns, guitars, motorcycles, yoyoing, movies, reading.


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  1. I was looking at some American Strats the other day and found this one and liked it. I went on line and ordered a new pickguard and back plate from Musiclily through Amazon to return my 20th Anniversary Squier Affinity Strat back to stock appearance.
  2. Under this name 2006. Under another 2004, but I got a perma band under that name.
  3. Let me add one thing. You do remember last time right? Just saying.
  4. Tips: Increase the string gauge, try Elixer coated strings. Taylor did use Tusq nuts and saddles and do I dare say, change one of them to, gulp, plastic. With that said ,I appreciate you posting this because I've told a number of people this in discussions before which seems to always get the reply BS.
  5. Sit it out in direct sunlight and where it gets a breeze. This may take a number of days so stay on top of your weather forecasts. No, I don't mean leave it out 24 hours at a time. I mean you're going to have to take it in and out for several days.
  6. I'm bummed today after reading the spec for a lot of Squier models on the Fender website. I've never played a strat or tele made from basswood. I have basswood guitars but they're metal with names like Ibanz and Schecter. Does a basswood strat have quack? Does a basswood tele have twang? I don't know because I don't want either made from basswood. I even have guitar with a body made from poplar. The VW guitar First Act made as a give away with Volkswagon cars some years back. I like, for the $70 I paid for it with it's custom strap and made to fit that guitar gig back all with VW monograms. It's unique and I wouldn't have paid $449 for it. My favorites are Affinity Strats made of Alder and Standard Strat made of Agathis. Each with the Rosewood fretboards. I like the Strats from 2002 (20th Anniversary models) to 2008, and Stagemasters and Double Fat Telecaster Deluxes from 2001. I like the 2002 through 2008 models because I can get them for $25 to $75 in great shape. The Stagemasters and Double Fat Telecaster Deluxes from 2001 are a different story. Nice ones do surface for good prices but more than not for a good example you will have to step up and pay. The Jim Root Tele is mahogany, the John 5 Tele is Alder, and the J Mascis Jazzmaster is basswood. Each is $499 at the top of the Squier tower. Everything below is made from: Basswood, laminated maple, poplar, soft maple, pine, or nato.
  7. Serious stuff, serious price, and serious quality. They do have daily emails with deals it's worth signing up for them.
  8. To much bass dialed in it whether it's by the pedal or the amp. It just gets covered up by other instruments that are present. The sound alone you dial in may suck but in the mix is present and pronounced.
  9. You need a cheap pignose guitar, a Digitech RP200, and a cheap practice amp.
  10. Hoping you get the 4 fried chickens, dry white toast, and a Coke of your dreams.
  11. The majority of rock and roll guitar players play the way they do because of this man. The majority of the way lead singers act on stage do so because of this man. Respect, the Godfather.
  12. ...the 50th year the planet will be without Jimi Hendrix.
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