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  • Birthday 01/13/1958

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  1. My grandson who is three has always referred to me as Be-Bop. I love it!
  2. Congratulations and welcome to the herd. She's a beauty!
  3. I think my 535 was from Ed Roman, but I'm not sure. Is there any way of telling?
  4. I kind of like the fact that you have to look close to tell mine is wood. It somehow retains the traditional look with Antique Natural. I remember when I had looked at guitars years before I bought this one thinking the wood pick guards made the Heritage guitars different and instantly recognizable - more than the different headstock for me anyway.
  5. Interesting how half those guitars say The Heritage on the headstock and the others just say Heritage. I thought all new models had ditched the The.
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    Doug - 2002 Heritage 535 Custom

    2002 535 Antique Natural with Double VIP My First Heritage. Shot these photos in my front yard.
  7. Thanks. It was a blast for sure. A pretty loose affair.
  8. Here are a few more... I apologize for the sketchy quality.
  9. This time we were lucky enough to have Aaron playing with us - he drove up, basically from Huntington WV. He arrived just in time to help us set up on the KIA stage. We had hoped to play a couple songs at the soundcheck to dial in the sound and get reacquainted, but no dice. The powers that be rushed down the stairs when we started to play and said we had to stop playing because they were able to hear us while they were talking on the phone. Oh well, so much for that - we just decided that we'd just have a quick beer to calm the nerves and hit the stage when it was time to start. We were pretty loose and casual for sure, but at least we enjoyed actually getting together and playing for the first time, really in about ten years. Our arrangements changed on the fly and we tried not to get in each other's way... and the room is difficult acoustically. Here's a video of Devil Ray one of Dan's originals from quite a while back. I just played harp, giving Aaron free rein to improvise on guitar.
  10. We got together on Friday and Saturday nights to practice for our upcoming gig. Aaron, our long lost lead guitarist extraordinaire lives in West Virginia. so he wanted to hear what we now sound like. He came up with the idea of getting on Skype and communicating with us while we go through the set list. Seemed like an odd idea, but we gave it a try. I repositioned my iMac to a spot that could get the whole band in frame and we dialed him up. We announced which song we were going to play, then charged into it with Aaron watching through the magic screen. After we finished we'd talk about where his solo or part might fit into the arrangement we had been working up. We have been trying to add room for his guitar and vocals all along, but this was a great way to make sure we are all on the same page. Every now and then when we were in the middle of a song we'd check the monitor to see if Aaron was smiling or caught a slight change in the arrangement to what he might have been used to... what? no Aaron? Then we'd see a little bit of his headstock bouncing around and his head peeking into frame with a big smile. That was so strange to see, and great to experience. What a great time that was. I'm hoping our gig goes well, and i'm much more confident that it will thanks to technology I would have never considered. We talked about how great it would be to have him in our headphones playing along with our live mix, but latency issues would certainly prevent that (for now).
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