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    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    I think the used market got artificially flooded w/ goldtops shortly after they appeared as MF's Stupid Deal of the Day. What were those, like $500-ish?
    Wish I would have caught that. Oh well, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a NS Burst M75. I figured with MF's 45 day guarantee I couldn't really go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    I think the used market got artificially flooded w/ goldtops shortly after they appeared as MF's Stupid Deal of the Day. What were those, like $500-ish?
    Mine was listed as "blemished". In reality, it had a cold solder joint on one of the pups. Kissed it with a soldering iron, added some lead, and it was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    Mine was listed as "blemished". In reality, it had a cold solder joint on one of the pups. Kissed it with a soldering iron, added some lead, and it was fine.
    Donít admit to using lead! Youíll wake up the EPA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PittPastor View Post
    Guild's website seems to indicate only the Golden version is discontinued.
    The gold top was officially called "The limited edition M-75G". So it was clear they will be only availabe for a limited time. I am surprised about the others however as the antique burst version was still listed in the new 2019 catalog at NAMM. The black one was not listed anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by krysh View Post
    The M-85 also disapeared from the guild website.
    The M-85 bass is under archived models since a longer time already.

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    The M-85 bass is under archived models since a longer time already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Don’t admit to using lead! You’ll wake up the EPA!
    But it's still ok to kiss things with a soldering iron, right?
    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    But it's still ok to kiss things with a soldering iron, right?
    That will never not be ok.

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    But it's still ok to kiss things with a soldering iron, right?
    Why would you want to kiss something that has a soldering iron. It might be painful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    But it's still ok to kiss things with a soldering iron, right?
    I wish I could find it, but I searched with no luck. There was this great interview with Steve Wozniak, creator of the Apple II computer. In the middle of the interview, they took him to this museum and they had this old apple II there (might have been an Apple I) Anyway, he fired it up to see if it would work and the video was on the fritz. He said: "Oh yeah, those old boards did that. Do you have a soldering iron? I can fix it."

    So they get him to a bench, and he has this lead spool of solder, and he loops it through his mouth and holds it with his left hand and the iron with his right, so he can let out the solder as he goes. Like it was just the most natural thing in the world. There is this billionaire causally working on the solder joint of a 40 year old computer, with solder in his mouth.

    It was something else.

    So Kiss it? Woz French Kissed it. (Just the solder though, not the iron.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PittPastor View Post
    I wish I could find it, but I searched with no luck. There was this great interview with Steve Wozniak, creator of the Apple II computer. In the middle of the interview, they took him to this museum and they had this old apple II there (might have been an Apple I) Anyway, he fired it up to see if it would work and the video was on the fritz. He said: "Oh yeah, those old boards did that. Do you have a soldering iron? I can fix it."

    So they get him to a bench, and he has this lead spool of solder, and he loops it through his mouth and holds it with his left hand and the iron with his right, so he can let out the solder as he goes. Like it was just the most natural thing in the world. There is this billionaire causally working on the solder joint of a 40 year old computer, with solder in his mouth.

    It was something else.

    So Kiss it? Woz French Kissed it. (Just the solder though, not the iron.)
    That's great. Love Woz.
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