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  1. I'm the opposite. MY fingers are are super dry. So much so that they crack in the winter. I can go about 3 months between changing strings. And we gig alot.
  2. I'm in the same boat. For decades I used Dean Markley Custom lite (thin high strings fat low). Then they stopped making the "yellow packet" version and switched to "Blue Steel".I switched with them, just out of brand loyalty. When I got the SG, I started using Gibson vintage style 10's. They sound great but tend to wear out pretty quick. For the Gretsch and the homemade tele, I have been bouncing around between brands, usually ernie balls, because they have the Fat/Thin gauge setup I like.
  3. Watching the episode about 40s bluegrass right now.
  4. Some of you may know, I play in a celtic rock band. We had a gig down in Rockaway beach at an Irish festival. I packed up my stuff in the truck, but I left my guitars in the house because I had some errands in the morning and I didn't want them sitting in the heat. The rest of the band met at my house, piled their gear in the truck and we got on the road. 2 hours down the Thruway, I realize that the guitars are still on the couch. It's too late to turn around. The swear words were flying. Our fiddler fired up google and found a Sam Ash in White Plains. We stopped and I bough a cheap Squier telecaster, got to the gig, played and then drove home. Now I have an extra guitar, that plays nice, looks meh, and sounds terrible. So I took it apart... [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\t65472206_10219062765748389_7656868185487966208_o.jpg Views:\t1 Size:\t201.2 KB ID:\t32550292","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"32550292","data-size":"full","title":"65472206_10219062765748389_7656868185487966208_o.jpg"}[/ATTACH] I bought a Seymour Duncan Little 59 to replace the stock bridge pickup, because the stock pickup was way too tinny and noisy. It is a used tele with a very significant chip on the body (lower right). So I decided I was going to replace the entire top. With this... [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\t65392519_10219062778628711_4696898818120089600_o.jpg Views:\t1 Size:\t255.8 KB ID:\t32550293","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"32550293","data-size":"full","title":"65392519_10219062778628711_4696898818120089600_o.jpg"}[/ATTACH] So I sanded off the existing finish off the back and sides... [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\t65448778_10219062786748914_3635434789495898112_o.jpg Views:\t1 Size:\t251.1 KB ID:\t32550294","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"32550294","data-size":"full","title":"65448778_10219062786748914_3635434789495898112_o.jpg"}[/ATTACH] to be continued...
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