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  1. chazmo

    Hercules stand foam deteriorating??

    My awesome Hercules guitar stand is shedding black junk on my hands (and my guitar) from the black foam-ish type wrapping that's on the guitar-holding parts. It doesn't feel like deteriorating foam,but it's like black ink-ish .... Washes right off, but I'm depressed that I'm going to have to...
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    NGD teaser

    My second (and final) acquisition for 2020... Acclimating in my guitar room after coming off the brown truck, originating in Virginia:
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    Lockdown is good for my guitars...

    I've been hanging around the house this weekend because of some COVID contact that my son had with a co-worker. Hopefully that'll be over in a couple of days when his test results come back. Having said that... Tonight, the Martin D-12-20 gets a string change. It picked up a patina of light...
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    Life's Good

    I'm just sayin'...
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    PSA: Hum-ditty time!

    Here's my annual reminder. For folks in the northeast US, it's time to fire up the humidifiers. Cold nights, dry air, and heating systems have started dropping the RH to around 40% here and falling in central MA. Make sure your guitars are taken care of -- well, all your wood products...
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    An SRV morning...

    Nothing really to say. Stevie Ray Vaughan blasting from the turntable on this Labor Day morning. Life is good.
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    NGD - 2010 GSR F-40

    OK, teaser time... I'm not ready to do a full spread on this lovely guitar, but I know you guys can't wait to discuss/conjecture/cajole/razz and in general piss me off with questions I can't answer yet. :) Just kidding, folks. I am waiting a bit until I get my new Thalia TRCs in to do a photo...
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    Boy, I'm really digging this

    Wish I had the skills, but Stew-Mac has kits now to build pre-war Martin 28-series OMs and Ds. Very yummy! Wow, the samples they show are so beautiful. I really love that plain-Jane aesthetic, and even though these aren't really old, I'll bet they sing...
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    Gave my NS S-100 to my son...

    Nothing like a father's day when you get to pass along goodies to the progeny. My son, who's been cooped up in Boston for the last few months trying to finish college, has been playing some electric guitar. He told me this evening over dinner that he was going to get a new guitar (I gave him a...
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    Finally! I can turn off the humidifier!

    Well, RH has reached typical summer-like levels here in New England... finally! I can finally put away the humdittifier and leave the gits out on stands. Yay! Today's 65%RH. It's kind of like a wet mop, even with temps only in the mid-70s.
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    Iz's birthday

    Google makes note of Iz's 61st birthday today. I actually thought he was younger than I am, but I got that wrong. Anyway, happy birthday, Iz, and RIP. Your voice (and your uke) are missed.
  12. chazmo

    Starting to break out the axes...

    Just a nice day here with windows open and good humidity. Anyway, I'm starting to rotate through my guitars and I pulled out an interesting pair of my 12ers here. I would say this is from the sublime to the ridulous(ly sublime). Please note that their presence in front of my fireplace in no...
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    humditty happy

    Just a reminder that amidst all the state of emergencies, etc., don't forget to keep your humidifier crankin'. I hate that it's still winter and I have to keep my axes in cases in my music room, but it's definitely still the way things are in the northeast. Even the warm days that we had in...
  14. chazmo

    :50 in Steve Vai's 30-fret Guild

    :50 seconds into this video on Reverb, Steve Vai shows a custom 30-fret Guild. Only a couple of seconds. Don't know if this was posted before... https://reverb.com/news/video-inside-steve-vais-wild-guitar-collection
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    Public Service Announcement: humidification time!

    Hi folks, Friendly neighborhood Chazmo here with my annual PSA about winter humidity.... Having cracked two guitars in the past due to ignorance, take my first-hand word for it; guitars need care and feeding when the humidity drops. Here in the northeast, winter is kicking in. My guitar room...
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    New PS Audio Sprout100 Amplifier

    Hi guys, I just bought one of these for a small space in my kitchen where I'm putting a phonograph and CD player.... This PS Audio amp seems cool. However, I note that it doesn't have any bass/treble or left/right balance. I'm used to an amp from prehistoric days which has those things and...
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    more photobucket crap

    I got a kick out of this... It might be spam, but I think not. Got this email telling me the following: Attention - Your Account is Exceeding Bandwidth Limits! Oh, Boy! How nice of them to give me a heads up. I gave up on them completely when they bailed on the free accounts a while back...
  18. chazmo

    Ralf Rocks!!!! NAMM is exciting!

    Ralf, thank you so much for keeping all the research on the new models current and keeping the Guild excitement alive. It's really much appreciated! I am really excited by these new production guitars being shown this year. Every one of these new (and returning) models adds something to the...
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    Any winter NAMM gossip?

    Any early leaks re: winter NAMM (end-Jan), Folks? Just curious if anyone's heard anything. No sign of anything (yet) on guildguitars.com
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    CMG president and video of Oxnard shop

    Folks, I wasn't sure if anyone had posted this, but I hadn't noticed it before. I saw it on the Guild website and thought I'd post it. This is a very short interview with Jon Thomas, and it is all basically marketing, but nice to see anyway. Watch the vid if you haven't already seen it...
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