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    Court And Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns &...

    Court And Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns & Hejira are my Joni favs along with the Miles Of Aisles live album of the same period. That's when I really got her: as a teenager. My girlfriend at the...
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    "Whispers of the north The river and the shore...

    "Whispers of the north
    The river and the shore
    In a land that tested Eskimos
    Ten thousand years before"

    -Dave-
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    The early Music Man amps use a 12AX7 phase...

    The early Music Man amps use a 12AX7 phase inverter. Later on they did switch to transistor PIs. Dunno if the later PIs were less reliable, but IMO those amps don't have the same tubey give that the...
  4. Re. Asian guitars, there's as much of a...

    Re. Asian guitars, there's as much of a difference between instruments made in factories and those made by individual luthiers (sometimes with apprentices) as anywhere else in the world. Craft,...
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    The Super Champ's power section is indeed a pair...

    The Super Champ's power section is indeed a pair of 6V6s. The third tube is a 12AX7 phase inverter, while the preamp is solid-state. I like this approach…Vox used it beginning in the mid-'60s as did...
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    I play the 1st position F either way depending on...

    I play the 1st position F either way depending on what chords come before and after it. Whichever way feels more comfortable.

    It may be odd, but as I've gotten older my left index finger has...
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    But Oscar keeps refusing to make me a model with...

    But Oscar keeps refusing to make me a model with retractable fingerpicks. ;) "Gimmee that and I'll do both hands!"

    -Dave-
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    Al, I think the Super Distortion (and Dual Sound:...

    Al, I think the Super Distortion (and Dual Sound: same thing but with coil-splitting capability) came out in '71 or '72 so it should be early enough. Of course the demand for hotter pickups was...
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    The Müller bridge comes with its own unique...

    The Müller bridge comes with its own unique sound. I'd describe it as "plunkier" compared to a typical TOM bridge. Notes decay faster from the initial attack, though the overall sustain is pretty...
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    Gotta concur with GAD: never played a subpar...

    Gotta concur with GAD: never played a subpar Hoboken/Westerly/Corona Guild.

    -Dave-
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    DiMarzio Super Distortions in disguise? -Dave-

    DiMarzio Super Distortions in disguise?

    -Dave-
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    I'm a natural lefty who plays righty. Sad to say...

    I'm a natural lefty who plays righty. Sad to say my right hand is pretty useless at fretting, though my left hand can do the strumming & picking stuff quite well. :)

    -Dave-
  13. Dana Bourgeois isn't getting any younger, so I...

    Dana Bourgeois isn't getting any younger, so I can see this as a way of keeping his company going after he retires. He may also be ready to back off from the day-to-day stuff now rather than later....
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    There are a number of solid-state amps I really...

    There are a number of solid-state amps I really like, and the Jazz Choruses are among them. Great clean platforms. (The Thomas Organ Voxes are my favs…but they're also complex, failure-prone after a...
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    Reminds me of Gibson's Chet Atkins nylon-strung...

    Reminds me of Gibson's Chet Atkins nylon-strung electrified "acoustic." Definitely meant to be plugged in.

    -Dave-
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    Yeah, Jazzmaster pickups are a little wider and...

    Yeah, Jazzmaster pickups are a little wider and shallower, which I presume reduces midrange a bit ('cuz they are less mid-y), but otherwise use the same formula. Jazzmasters have 1 MegaOhm pots too,...
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    Gotta say I like the look of that Starfire (?)....

    Gotta say I like the look of that Starfire (?). Selector switch in the right spot, which means I can tolerate the Florentine cutaway. ;)

    -Dave-
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    That's a downside of success: you can start...

    That's a downside of success: you can start believing your own hype, which leads to surrounding yourself with other people who believe it and avoiding people who don't. Puts a damper on creative...
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    One of Fralin's things is P90-type pickups with...

    One of Fralin's things is P90-type pickups with polepiece magnets rather than bars. Not really Dyna clones sonically but in the same broad territory.

    -Dave-
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    I followed the LTG thread on the Gretsch forum...

    I followed the LTG thread on the Gretsch forum (not a member, just found it via searching), and was relieved when the issue was revealed to be technical rather than someone pulling the plug. :)
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    There's a podcast episode out there (Fretboard...

    There's a podcast episode out there (Fretboard Journal, I think) from shortly after Prince died with one of the people involved in making his cloud guitars. It's a good listen.

    Prince stands on...
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    My favorite guitar rarities are weirdos that...

    My favorite guitar rarities are weirdos that no-one cared about when they were being made…or cares about now either. :) I've got a pair of Teiscos that were briefly listed in an English language...
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    My auntie (mom's younger sister) could remember...

    My auntie (mom's younger sister) could remember in detail all kinds of things about her past even after her cognitive facilities seriously declined in other ways. Quite a few times in the last few...
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    I picked up a Gibson Barney Kessel, 1963, earlier...

    I picked up a Gibson Barney Kessel, 1963, earlier this year. The regular version, no fancy "note" headstock inlay. It features, among some very cool other things, a faint tobacco-y aroma. (I knew...
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    My '96 Relic Nocaster was transformed by...

    My '96 Relic Nocaster was transformed by replacing the original (and occasionally temperamental) neck with a MIM rosewood board jobbie. 7.25" radius rather than the original's 9.5" too. A formerly...
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