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RJLII last won the day on May 26

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  1. RJLII

    A 535 3 PIECE

    I was watching a Pete Thorn video a while back and he was talking about a thinline semi he has that had a headstock break. After the repair the guitar was magical. I thought long and hard about this in the context of the Brentster. I conclude that if the repair is executed properly and the guitar does indeed become magical, he will become a great player with no more than six or eight lessons as opposed to the several hundred he used to claim it would take. I like his odds. Just saying.
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    A 535 3 PIECE

    Tight bond 1 is the right call. Not as much open time as Tightbond 2 but you don’t need it. Glad to hear you scraped off the old glue. This could wind up being a great player grade guitar. The kind of thing you take to barn jams where adult refreshments might be served.
  3. RJLII

    Time to start a flame war!

    All of mine are pretty plain. Here's a homebrew I made that has some subtle flame: And a pickguard I made that adds interest to an otherwise plain Strat
  4. I played all the videos at the same time and it sounded like the last time I was at Guitar Center.
  5. RJLII

    NAD Victoria Ivy League

    Congrats! I have the 12" version and it really sings.
  6. I’m not seeing three chords and the truth, I’m seeing lots of major 7ths and 9ths and some prose. Classy looking box!
  7. Yup. I’ve been lusting after R7 goldtops for years. If I need ‘buckers my R8 will have to do.
  8. Looks like the hang tag says $125,000. Nice, but not that nice. I can get similar tones with my R6 through my Victoria Regal II.
  9. RJLII

    Change at Heritage Guitar

    Must post photos!
  10. RJLII

    How FAT Is Fat?

    The 357 that Brent used to have (I think he sold it to Big Bob) had a bat for a neck. Just about perfect in my book.
  11. RJLII

    Best amp ever

    That's a great combination. I played one of those for years. It liked my H-550
  12. RJLII

    Best amp ever

    If we're talking "wishing on a star" amps. I'd like a Two Rock. When I saw Matt Schofield he absolutely killed on one. Then I saw this:
  13. RJLII

    Best amp ever

    I’ve been digging my Victoria Regal II lately. The whole tube swap flexibility angle is lots of fun. With a pair of old 6V6 it sounds like a huge 5e3. With a pair of 5881 it’s all Hollywood Fats. A fun amp to be sure.
  14. RJLII

    Delay suggestions?

    I used to have a Carbon Copy. I'm told it's a great pedal. I could never get the hand of it and sold it to a fellow HOC member.
  15. RJLII

    Some very disturbing news from 225

    I'm not trying to discount what they were doing, or their commitment to what they were doing. How many were capable of making a guitar from scratch? The reality is that they were factory workers. They worked in a guitar factory. Their factory made a sexy product and there is a fair bit of status and prestige that comes with that, but it's basically a wood shop. They had a special set of skills that they learned or refined on the job. Hopefully most of these skills are transferable elsewhere. I'm hopeful that whether you're making world class guitars or bars of soap that you take pride in what you do and try to be the best (insert role here) that you can be. I'm rooting for these folks.