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  1. Sadly I suspect this isn't just a joke. 😞 Pretty sure no 'fake' would ever be so badly made - there was a reason LPs were shunned at one time.
  2. If changing from US to Europe, I've heard anecdotally from another guitar player who's toured that the 60 cycles in the US gives a different sound (described it as more rock'n'roll) than the 50 cycles in Europe. I've played guitar in the US a couple of times and never noticed a difference personally, but if that's the change then it could be what you hear.
  3. Cheese grater by Apple computer?
  4. One person gave a neck, another a body (wish I could remember who now - search seems borked that far back) I donated a set of PUs and Ratae C put it all together & shipped it. I didn't see those pix, sadly. I've been here about 20 years now, first came for OLGA, but dates and posts got scrambled & lost in the various changes.
  5. @ksl2 fairly different sounds there. Pretty sure the 1st clip is being played middle pickup only, from the brightness, pop*, lack of quack and the way it hums like crazy in the overdrive section. I have a strat with a set of BG V60s here that has something of that sound : https://www.bgpickups.net/product-page/v60 Bryan (of BG Pickups) used to be a forum regular, and might still be although he was getting disillusioned some years back. He's a good guy, and worth talking to about the sound you want. *just realised this is from a compressor - ignore that. 🙄
  6. Absolutely - was listening to Green Manalishi while driving this morning, all that expression and control.
  7. The Trio+ maybe useful as a solo performance tool if you're the kind of player that uses a looper anyway. Not so sure I'd want to try it with a band. I have a standard Trio, bought to be a practice tool, and the utility of a looper with it is immediately obvious for use in a wider context.
  8. Different slides seem to suit different guitars too. A thick-walled glass slide sounds dull on my resonator, where the best I've found so far is a 17mm spark plug socket. However on a small-bodied acoustic I prefer that thick glass slide but not a thin-walled one (see the LHS back row of Mikeo's picture to get an idea). My preference is pinkie or third finger, and need a slide with a relatively narrow opening so it stays put on the finger - a heavy slide like a spark plu socket can also need a bit more strength to support and move quickly when playing for a couple of hours. I have tried a nut extender, but just hated both the feel and inability to fret notes, although if you're going for the lap steel thing then it's probably helpful.
  9. Seen no sign of Mr. Pistols, but Brian Krashpad seems to have reappeared recently. It would be great to see Fretsie again.
  10. I'm an Austrian, but grew up & still live in the UK. Scientist by day, I mostly play acoustic slide in a local gospel-blues collective (I'm the one on the left).
  11. Good to see you're still around Brian - nice collection.
  12. So, so much alike. 'Mazin.
  13. Very nice - should help lockdown be much more bearable. 🙂
  14. It looks like there's been a bit of butchery going on under the 'guard. I've never had a fernandes, but imagine the pickups and sustainer are electrically separate? If that's the case then download a standard strat wiring schema and work through the wires, one pickup at a time, preferably with a multimeter so you can test connections, move the selector etc & check that it's doing what it should. Pickup selectors sometimes fail, causing one PU to stop working, and the only lasting solution is replacement.
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