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About daddymack

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    Hunkered Down Retiree
  • Birthday 12/14/1953

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    So. Cal. based multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, sideman/session player

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    Upstairs, watching the clouds

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    yeah, like, music, man, an' like, fixing guitars an' amps an' stuff...

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    no longer looking for one...

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  1. 'dub dub'? The first Longhorns came out in 1958... I will agree that there was a certain lack of 'craftmanship', and the recent reissues are disappointing.
  2. unfortunately you are 10 years too late to advise these folks...
  3. you need to decide what exactly you want this guitar to sound like. Experiment more, strings are not that expensive, compared to a p-up swap. Flat wounds have a 'duller' sound, better for chording/comping. 'Half wounds' get in between that dull/bright spot giving you a bit more ring on the 'G' and 'D' strings. Using the .009s you have now, you have an unwound G, and it will be much 'ringier'. Try a set of .010 or .011 with a wound G...much less ring, without the 'dullness' of the flat wounds. I have 'customized' string sets by ordering wound .022 G strings and .013 B strings to add t
  4. okay, look, I run a clean forum here, and conspiracy theories have no place here. If you believe half of what you are being told by the media is false, how do you know where to begin believing? Rather than living in an echo chamber, there are plenty of fact checking websites that will tell you exactly what is and is not true, and why. I spend some time every week debunking nonsense people send me...and yes, from both sides of the aisle. FACT: Over 390,000 Americans are dead from Covid-19, which is like wiping out an entire US city the size of Tulsa, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Omaha, Miami
  5. Notes, consider yourself lucky...both on a future booking [I have ZERO...😒] and being financially stable [I'm pretty close...] but you already know what a lucky so-and-so you are😎
  6. daddymack

    NGD

    but not necessarily at the same time...πŸ˜‰
  7. Actually, I don't think that is the best approach, as there is a reason there are different tank configurations...for a myraid of reasons. You may have just got lucky, Dougy. Phil posted his article on Reverb tanks earlier in this thread, but I will put a new link to it here: Having replaced/serviced reverb tanks for several decades, all I will say is: first, make sure you get the right impedance, both input and output!
  8. since the 'corksniffers' haven't been by yet...congrats! The Rondo SX guitars, like the Agiles are perfectly usable guitars, and as noted, great mod platforms since the bones are solid, and their electronics are decent but not the 'bestest ever'. I have done mods on a couple of the SX teles for other people [Agile LPs as well] over the years, as well as some Xaviere guitars from GFS. Typically replaced pots, switches, occassionally p-ups. I actually like the Agile hb p-ups, they are not way over-wound like many Asian hbs, and have a nice overall balanced tone from bridge to neck. I have n
  9. do you have the serial number? https://www.guitarinsite.nl/serienummers-hofner_eng.php
  10. Still a label slave, eh? The guitar world is changing around us, and we need to pay attention. badpenguin, who probably has more guitars than you and I combined [and we both have plenty], is absolutely right. Eastman and the upper end D'Angelicos will, $ for $, beat anything the Big 5 USA builders [Gibson, Fender, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Guild] are doing domestically, with better detail and QC. Collings is doing it as well, although their price is much closer to the big guys, their dedication to quality sets them above. Wilder still, some of the instruments coming out of Asia are as g
  11. They have redone their site to up the security, and you may need to re-do your log-in.
  12. as underwhelmed as I've been by the new Gibson ownership...this bodes ill for the Mesa Engineering brand.
  13. Enjoy that guitar! Peerless [and a few others] does what Gibson and Gretsch stopped doing...building hollow body guitars right the first time.
  14. looking over Amazon Reviews: 'Clean tones seemed fine on this but dirty or distorted tones seemed to lose separation when played back.' 'Sound while not perfect it is very usable' But not your complaint. I think you may have a lemon. These are designed primarily to be used with an amp, so it should not be limiting/filtering the treble. I would send it back and ask for a replacement. There are, btw, two different versions of the Lekato Looper.
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