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Phil O'Keefe

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  1. Bienvenido a Harmony Central Joanpajaro60. Rough translation, per Google: And I have a modified one. 635msg. I've even had the same. They are good guitars. It has different ranges. They are by Korean luthier MinYung music.
  2. Cool - thanks for the POV, and for the clip too! His site's still up. Once all this coronavirus madness is over, I may try to contact him and see about picking up an Englishman. Wait, that sounds kinda funny... http://www.lovepedal.com/ That MkI Boogie is really cool. I've never seen one that looked quite like that before. Did you have it customized or did you order it from Mesa like that?
  3. It's a bit of a drive, and they're not letting us travel unless it's absolutely essential at the moment, but I sincerely appreciate the offer, and the next time I head to Merritt Island to visit my family down there, I just might take you up on that - if you'll let me buy the beers.
  4. Have you ever thought about having it refinished? Two more things - first, welcome to Harmony Central. Second, I love your screen name!
  5. If it's from the late 1970s, which I think it might be, then according to this post, it may have been made in the Fuji Gen Gakki factory in Japan. That factory has a good reputation for making quality guitars. However, if you read the rest of that thread, it's also possible it was made in a different factory. I've heard reports that 80s era Columbus Series 2's were made in Korea... which isn't automatically a bad thing; I have a Korean built Epiphone from 2001 that is an outstanding guitar. I wish I could tell you more, but Columbus is one of those less common, off-brand marquees and I really don't have a lot of details about them. But regardless, welcome to Harmony Central Hopefully someone will know more about them and post some definitive info.
  6. Very nice. We now know for sure that at least YOURS isn't a plastic uke. Your brother still needs to deliver some pics before we lift the suspicion from him...
  7. Welcome to Harmony Central! Online dealers are probably your best / safest bet for purchasing a guitar at the moment. We can give you several recommendations - Sweetwater, Musician's Friend, Zzounds, AMS, etc. etc. In addition to the questions DeepEnd asked you, can you please tell us what kind of music you like? Is there any particular style you'd like to learn how to play?
  8. Pics... or they're both plastic el cheapo ukes!
  9. I thought you were kidding when I read the first line of your post, so before I even scrolled down or read the rest of your post / saw the image, I did a Google search. That's an awesome looking board - but at $12k for the pair, it's definitely a budget-buster!
  10. Ohhh - how do you like the Lovepedal Englishman? I've always been intrigued by the clips I've heard of those... but I've never tried one out myself. Sounds like a really cool pedal from what I've heard of it...
  11. Hover your mouse cursor over my screen name in this (or any) post (it's on the left-hand side) and a box will open up - there's a "message" link at the bottom of that pop-up box. Click on it, and the PM message box will open up. It's pretty easy, once you know where to look. That's also where you'll find the link to add people to your ignore list, or to search for other posts (content) from that user.
  12. I'd love to see inside my Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet - it's supposed to have a bunch of holes for weight-relief in it too, but the darned thing is as heavy as any Les Paul I've ever owned - even the Norlin era ones.
  13. You know, there's one way to find out for sure without having to cut it open - take it somewhere and have it x-rayed. Or you can call or email Gibson and ask them... they might be able to help. https://www.gibson.com/Support/Customer-Service
  14. How do the pickups sound? Let me rephrase that - how do they sound in comparison to Filter'Trons?
  15. I just can't make up my mind on whether or not to go with a Tenor or a Bari... this Kala Zircote Bari looks pretty sweet too IMO... https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UkeKAZCTB--kala-ziricote-baritone-natural-ziricote
  16. Those look cool! Like you, I already have real Les Pauls - while it would be cool to have a mini-one, I think the Hummingbird Uke looks rather cool too...
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    I'd like to get something small and relatively inexpensive for my Marshall Class 5. It sounds great, but even at 5 watts, the sweet spot is pretty loud. There was an inexpensive one (~$50 or so IIRC) that was being sold by some guy in Utah (I don't recall the name of it ATM) but I haven't seen them offered for sale for quite a while.
  18. Thank you for sharing the story of how your mother responded to requests for help - maybe MCampbell's patient will respond similarly.
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    Which one would you recommend?
  20. Jim, by any chance do you have a link to either the poll or the RS article? I'd like to check those out.
  21. My very first Gibson was a ‘79 or ‘80 Firebrand Paul. It was natural mahogany, and it had the branded headstock and was fitted out with t-top humbuckers and came with a chainsaw case. I don’t remember exactly what I paid for it, but I bought it new from a music store in Whittier CA that I was working at at the time. I really wanted the wine red Deluxe they had, but I couldn’t afford it, and settled for The Paul instead. I bought a Fender Champ to go along with it. I really wish I still had that guitar... it’s one of the ones that got away...
  22. Drop me a PM and I’ll see if I can help you get your old account back.
  23. Wow - that restoration really turned out nice! Great job - and thanks for posting the “after” pictures.
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