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  1. mellowgerman

    inspiring performance of "unchained melody"

    No Guild, but this is fantastic. "Unchained Melody" covered by Tony Drake. Cheers to this talented guy!
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    the definitive tone-suck slaying thread

    Backstory: After picking up my new-to-me 1967 Sunburst SFB-I from it's fret-leveling session, I decided to waste no time and take on the dread tone-suck circuit. I figured I'd make some recordings to finally, once-and-for-all demonstrate exactly what we all already know is going on there. To...
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    new addition to the family

    Surprise! Wasn't exactly expecting this one, but was able to work out a very good deal on this beautiful 1967 SFB-I, maple body with a stunning burst (first photo is more accurate in color as it was taken in natural light). Well worth saying goodbye to a few pieces of gear that had just been...
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    saying goodbye to a great local songwriter fingerpicker

    This past week I found out that my buddy, a great local fingerpickin' songwriter Nash Rambler had passed away after a relatively short bout with some aggressive cancer. I first met him about 5 years ago when I started working at a busy 300-seat German restaurant, where he would play weekend...
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    new Wilco video (starfire bass!)

    Their new video, for their new song. The return of John's Starfire bass! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Gbbd6pVMg
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    the mole has checked out

    Larry "the mole" Taylor of Canned Heat fame has passed. Maybe not a Guild player (as far as I know) but he sure was a fantastic bassman. article: http://www.noise11.com/news/canned-heats-larry-the-mole-taylor-has-died-aged-77-20190820 and here's my favorite trip down the mole hole... from...
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    my latest labor of bass love

    An Epiphone Rivoli II! Not a Guild and not quite vintage, but very nice bass none the less, made by the wonderful folks at the Peerless factory in Korea back in 1999. I figured Rivolis are in the Starfire arena and they have come up a few times in the past here in the bass section, so I figured...
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    50th Anniversary AOXOMOXOA release

    From the vaults of the Dead. Has anybody else checked this out? https://store.dead.net/aoxomoxoa-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition-2-cd-1.html For the 50th anniversary of the album, they have released both mixes (1969 and 1971) as well as some bonus live stuff. I've been enjoying it quite a bit...
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    acoustic or electric bass? Hot Tuna edition

    I was going back through my old youtube channel that I've been locked out of now for a few years and came across this awesome version of Death Don't Have No Mercy. This has always been my favorite recording of this song. When I first found it online somewhere (probably around 2005), I'm pretty...
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    RIP Peter Tork

    Another Guild-slinger has left us. RIP Mr. Tork. and here is the photo I erroneously posted earlier (this is not Peter Tork, but just his bass):
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    reunited with a long lost guitar

    No Guilds here, but it's always great to hear stories like this. Myles Goodwin, frontman of Canadian rock band April Wine has just been reunited with his long lost, customized Gibson Melody Maker, after 46 years...
  12. mellowgerman

    Guild incoming!

    Today I celebrate two firsts in my life! #1 the first time I've ever bought a NEW Guild. #2 the first time I've ever bought a Guild acoustic bass. I'm excited, but also in a wordy story mood. I hope that's okay. Lately, I have been ever-more tempted to dip into some Guild acoustic bass action...
  13. mellowgerman

    Can't... Stop...

    putting Novak Bisonics in basses!!!
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    R.I.P. Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)

    I Specialize in Love R.I.P. Martyn Buchwald - one of my favorites and a source of great inspiration for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBz8nJ9ricE
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    alone in front of 60,000

    I was never crazy about this song. This version is hauntingly beautiful though! Really hit me in the feels. Just one person with a guitar infront of a crowd of 60,000. The frail tone of the guitar in this complements the lyrics so well and brings out the heavy melancholy soulful element that I...
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    anybody else use flatwounds on their acoustic?

    Backstory: Back in fifth grade I started my musical journey on the trombone. The next year I bought a bass guitar and then also started playing upright bass in the school band. It was bass before guitar for me since I was already reading in bass clef... plus John Deacon's bass on Queen tunes...
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    Natalia Lafourcade

    This group is awesome. There's even a vintage Guild M-20(?) used in the second song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JODaYjDyjyQ
  18. mellowgerman

    Dickey Betts in "critical but stable" condition

    Couldn't find any previous LTG posts on this... Freak accident. Sad news! http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180919/dickey-betts-in-critical-condition-after-accident-at-his-sarasota-county-home
  19. mellowgerman

    guitar storage - humidity and temperature fluctuation

    Recently I made a thread regarding humidity concerns in regard to gear. After that discussion, I ended up buying some Boveda packs to help regulate humidity inside of my guitar cases. My guitars are ALWAYS in their cases when they're not being played, but still, with it being the peak of summer...
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    Novak EB-BSx2 (bisonic humbucker)

    http://curtisnovak.com/pickups/EB-BSx2.shtml Just saw this intriguing new pickup from Curtis the other day when I was ordering the matched set of Bisonics for my Starfire. This one unfortunately is only available in the "Mudbucker" format/look. Traditional "Mudbuckers" do fit in Bisonic...
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