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    The ad industry is experiencing the same loss of...

    The ad industry is experiencing the same loss of reach & impact affecting most other pre-internet media & media-related industries. So the ads are getting weirder in response. (At least this is how...
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    Just the thing for playing cluster chords....

    Just the thing for playing cluster chords. :stupid:

    -Dave-
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    Thanks for that. Forgot to mention the Jazz II's...

    Thanks for that. Forgot to mention the Jazz II's scale length (~25.625") is the same as or very close to the AA's, which prompted my question. Given its age and the nature of Kay necks (not the...
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    Love the contrast between the "Check me out!"...

    Love the contrast between the "Check me out!" headstock and the otherwise restrained look of the AAs. Reminds me of the Kay archtops with the Kelvinator headstock ornamentation.

    What string gauge...
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    8^) That's how Rickenbacker has always done it....

    8^) That's how Rickenbacker has always done it. Throws me off for a bit each time I play one.

    -Dave-
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    When I lived in the Middle East snow was a thing...

    When I lived in the Middle East snow was a thing you could travel up to and have fun with for a few hours. A little skiing, sledding or snowboarding maybe. Followed by an afternoon relaxing in...
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    Being both a hyphen addict and a style snob is...

    Being both a hyphen addict and a style snob is difficult: I really want to overuse hyphens and yet am annoyed by their overuse. ;)

    -Dave-
  8. Yup. Love my F-20 and B-25N (still an LG-3 in...

    Yup. Love my F-20 and B-25N (still an LG-3 in materials and build). The small 1930s Gibsons are usually fab guitars too…once you get 'em rebuilt (neck reset, braces reglued & such) by someone who...
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    Yes, Gibson set the early LP goldtop necks at too...

    Yes, Gibson set the early LP goldtop necks at too shallow an angle for Les' bridge. So the strings had to wrap underneath for proper action. They made and set 'em up this way for all of 1952 and much...
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    Congrats! ES-225Ts are cool guitars…I really like...

    Congrats! ES-225Ts are cool guitars…I really like the sound of a P-90 in the "middle" location. That trapeze bridge/tailpiece was also Les' design contribution to the original Les Paul goldtop model....
  11. Sun King was Lennon, no? Anyway I love that tune,...

    Sun King was Lennon, no? Anyway I love that tune, clearly a nod to Peter Green & the Mac. It's funny too: after the big buildup to the Sun King's arrival he shows up and speaks…and it's all utter...
  12. I can proudly say I've smoked (a lot) more weed...

    I can proudly say I've smoked (a lot) more weed than tobacco. ;) Been ages since I've touched either one, though I'll probably partake in some celebratory edibles once they become more easily...
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    The El Dorado's pickups are weird, at least for...

    The El Dorado's pickups are weird, at least for Rickenbacker. Single coil but using a passive noise reduction circuit. So they're quiet but also kinda dark and IMO lacking character. That and the...
  14. For ages I thought jury-rigged derived from...

    For ages I thought jury-rigged derived from jerry-rigged (a term my Scots mum was fond of using) but in fact it's the other way 'round. "Jury" was a nautical term, referring to improvising a...
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    Kinda Stratty, minus the contours. The body also...

    Kinda Stratty, minus the contours. The body also reminds me of the Rickenbacker El Dorado I once owned.

    -Dave-
  16. Kludge has been my fav term of its ilk since my...

    Kludge has been my fav term of its ilk since my first programming class, c. 1975. Along with spaghettified, referring to functional but poorly organized (and typically undocumented) code. Though...
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    I saw that a few days ago or so…the amp sounds...

    I saw that a few days ago or so…the amp sounds pretty darn good.

    -Dave-
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    In favor of the reissue Supros, and their other...

    In favor of the reissue Supros, and their other models too, the pickups were designed by a fellow named Ken Calvet, who makes Valco pickup repros & other designs under the name Roadhouse Pickups....
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    I have a Supro Martinique reissue, the...

    I have a Supro Martinique reissue, the non-vibrato version, and like it a lot. Well made, sounds good, plays nice and stays in tune. I haven't tried the Dual Tone reissue but I do own an original....
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    Being a baseball nut I watch a little MLB Network...

    Being a baseball nut I watch a little MLB Network almost every evening I'm at home. That's it for TV, aside from streaming YouTube or Netflix to it or using it as a slideshow for recent photos. (The...
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    Making sure the nut slots are wide & smooth...

    Making sure the nut slots are wide & smooth enough, plus using a small amount of lubricant in both the nut & bridge saddle slots (I like StewMac's Guitar Grease), oughta make most vibrato systems...
  22. Because of my backwards introduction to most rock...

    Because of my backwards introduction to most rock & roll—I grew up a Motown kid—I first knowingly heard You Ain't Goin' Nowhere on a bootleg version of the Basement Tapes c. 1980. Love the wordplay...
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    I am using the stock (rosewood) bridge…and I am a...

    I am using the stock (rosewood) bridge…and I am a wound G type of dude. :victorious: In fact I've currently got flatwounds on my Bluesbird: Thomastik Jazz/Swings.

    -Dave-
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    Cool! Also a very suitable amp to pair it up...

    Cool! Also a very suitable amp to pair it up with.

    My Bluesbird is a '70 but with (5K variant) anti hums. The early HB-1s, in my experience anyway, are indeed bright pickups. No less bright than...
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    You can reduce midrange somewhat by lowering a...

    You can reduce midrange somewhat by lowering a pickup's polepieces while raising its overall height.

    -Dave-
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