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  1. Looks like fun to me. Is that a real F hole, or is it painted on?
  2. I've got one, have used for several years here in Thailand. Some of the paint has come off, the hinge pin came out a tad, but nothing I couldn't live with.. I like being able to clip on headstock. I play at the beach so that feature lets me lay it on gig bag without having to think about scratching the headstock. Never put a pick in that little holder. I also have Shubbs & they're great too.
  3. I was strongly considering one of those Vintage thinlines... how you like it?
  4. hashbrowns, some crispy bits, some moist delight. None of that wedge stuff
  5. I kept wondering if Musicians Friend and/or GC would put some of those "road worn" guitars into their "scratch and dent" sales.... Here's corrosion on my Vox guitar, thanks to Thai beach salt, sea, and humidity. And it's aluminum.
  6. Dang! I forgot where I can redeem my points. Anyone remember?
  7. geez, terrible news.
  8. Amen to geography.... I'm in Thailand. I use Elixirs on favorite guitar(s), regulars on guitars I like, but not as much. Strings blowing off is a sign it's time to switch guitars... Oh, I like 11's on electric or acoustic. Fat enough for fullness, skinny enough to keep fingers happy
  9. Seems to be a hollowbody, given floating wood bridge... am I right? That Bigsby would make me worry a tad as it's got that one anchor screw on the soundboard. I've seen split tops where someone puts that model on a full hollow body, maybe on this forum. If it is hollow, I wonder if putting a little block under that screw to reinforce. Not a fan of clear pickguards... maybe get some black contact paper (or other color) and put on underside of guard? Easy to do, bit of fun & give more of a vintage look, hide the support hardware Other than that, lovely guitar, great price, yada yada
  10. Emory


    Also might try putting her sleeping hand into a small dish filled with guitar picks. Hear some have had success with this method
  11. Emory


    Sounds like you have a wonderful wife. So what's next on the list?
  12. So Peter Jackson's been nipping, tucking and putting together his own version of Let It Be.... looks like lots more fun. The earlier edition was just too depressing (for me anyway). This sort of happy meal, leaving out bit where cattle become burgers. Jeez, the collection of Beatles guitars he has during his intro... oy! "May I have a fireglo, kind sir?". I can say no more.
  13. I have an older AF95: wonderful build, lovely... but stock pickups were blah. Got a pair of Parson street humbuckers from StewMac (about $100) and OMG did that make a huge difference. Would have a killer for relatively little cash.
  14. A bit late, but I used some regular typing paper slide back and forth between the contacts to clean out the carbon buildup. Used to do same with Aurora HO cars back (way back) when I was young.
  15. Oh.. Reverend makes many P90 guitars, gloss black. Maybe pick up a used one? Brilliant guitars... Rev gits
  16. You do realise that with 6+ criteria, you really put yourself in a very very small box... Been cruising around Reverb... many can hit 4 of the marks... P90s are a bit retro, so double cuts no so many. Did find one (so far) that seems to tick all the boxes: Epiphone Wilshire P-90s... but has dots. G&L fits bill (mostly)
  17. I live in Thailand: hot, humid enough and beach salt air. Grant gives good advice. Will your guitars be in aircon or at least somewhat dehumidified room(s)? My Tacoma jumbo's top swelled up so much almost unplayable... settled down later... I don't use aircon much as I wanted to (and have) acclimated myself to climate here. Unless you isolate away from humidity, your acoustics will get a somewhat "wet cardboard" quality of sound. Strings: I don't know about string prices in Okinawa, but on my trips to USA I do bring lots of strings back with me. Enviro packed or Elixir (only coated ones that last here). My experience with Ernie Ball strings in enviropacks not good: despite being in that plastic, somehow it seems G-B-E strings "cooked": blackened in areas I think were touched by packers (oil or sweat? 1-2" sections). Some I could fix with emery paper, others brittle and just broke. Hardware: will you be near beach? Murder on most parts. Grover tuners, TV Jones & SD pickups, Reverend parts have all come through years here pretty much okay. Gold plating, TOM bridges, most tuners, output jacks, pole pieces, Bigsbys (somewhat) etc etc will be attacked. I'd suggest getting jeweler's rouge cloth to polish frets each time you change strings (and if anything like here, your strings won't last all that long. Mine have blown off in git in cases after a month or so). I lightly wipe down strings with WD-40 after playing, still get rust streaks. Doesn't seem to harm fretboards, btw. Get some electrical contact cleaner when you land: you'll be using it for input/output jacks, cleaning cable plugs, etc. Oh, battery boxes and if you use rechargeable batts like I do, clean both ends off from time to time. I lived in Japan back in 85. They had 100 volt power... Don't know if that will make any difference on amps or not... Other than that, have a great time. Here's a tune for you I've gotten some odd bits of mold or whatever... not that big a thing in Thailand, your results may vary. Corrosion is the big stuff in my book. Maybe avoid leather guitar straps, esp if you sweat (and you will sweat!)
  18. Listen to Freeman... he's forgotten more than I'll ever know. From ebay, from where to where? If maybe from different enough area bulge may be due in part to different humidity, etc. I bring that up because I got a Tacoma jumbo in Oregon & brought back to Thailand (very different levels of humidity). The top swelled, perhaps due in part to Tacoma's floating braces design. Kept shaving bridge to have passable action.... eventually it settled down... Maybe loosen strings and just wait. How long? don't know. Took me time to adjust to humidity differences Thailand and Oregon Lovely lovely from what I could see in photos
  19. Well, if you wanted me to need a drool cup and be envious: mission accomplished. I have a piece of Dusenberg stuff: LesTrem2.... haha... it's great and has almost no weight.
  20. I love P90s... piqued my interest with that. However, looking at a few sellers, all the pelham ones seem to have humbuckers. Where did you see the P90s?
  21. How about take a risk and tell us what you think of it first? Give folks something to bounce off of
  22. Points for keen observations. If previous owner made it a lefty, you'll need to get a new nut. I'd get it set up and all, but then play it just as it is regarding electronics. Who knows? maybe you'll like it May be a bit of a stretch, but I would hazard that previous owner changed pickups because he/she wasn't happy with stock pickups. But been here long enough to know some people like to change things just for the sake of change...
  23. Back to the subject of the post: Epiphone 339 Friend who is pretty much acoustic guy got an Epi 339, brought down to beach for me to try out. Really really nice in my opinion. Couldn't find an build flaws. Lovely neck, action, nice feel, pickups sounded good. If I didn't already have so many guitars I would for sure considering getting one. I am partial to semi hollow and hollows. My friend is somewhat stuck with view "acoustic guitar is how a guitar should sound" & decided he didn't like it. Yes a table saw is not a jig saw, although they both cut wood. He wound up trading for some Taylor with another friend who was also at beach. And so it goes. Maybe I'll get lucky and someone will steal some of my collection so I could rationalize getting the Epi
  24. Hmm looks like they are back (or at least some of them) Has some kinks/bugs but eventually you can find some of them
  25. Hope you're doing well and or better. I'm not an SG fan... think it would take multiple therapy sessions to figure out why.... But that one looks very tasty. Between pickups and neck reads "Les Paul Custom": is that because of 3 pickups? Are they same as in a Custom? Ah, forget it. Not important. Nice deal ya got there Looks more like a Carol to me than Mary... but to each their own
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