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JeffB

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  1. Ive put on 4kg/8.8lb over the last 8weeks. This is a very good development, Im excited about it. My H150 still weighs 4.76kg /10.5pounds. Verified on scales that are checked by officials 4 times a week. I wouldnt mind it losing a pound or so. If I stand on my bathroom scales and check weight then stand on the scales with my H150 and then deduct my weight from that it is inline with the checked and maintained scales.
  2. I would love to meet some of the members here in real life. Good people. I would probably have to start off the conversation by apologizing. Im not terribly interested in guitars at the moment but log on here everyday just to check out whats going on, check out pics of ngd's and listen to music thats posted.
  3. I would like to see someone come in here and reply to that with, "I'm two types of people. Ive been avoiding both of them all my life". But I don't think it's going to happen.
  4. Yah, its funny, I personally packed and shipped at least 5 a week over 11yrs. Not one breakage. I didnt do anything special, stuck a guitar in a case in a box with a bit of bubble wrap and taped it up, stuck on the con note and sent it off. I wasnt the only one packing and shipping during the course of the week either. No breakages. They werent all LP's though. I never did a break down on the numbers of types we shipped.
  5. The pickup that I have had the most luck with in any guitar has been the SD 59. I was always hoping it would be something more exotic, something with a bit more cred. Fixed problems with the sound of PRS's, makes for a great HH strat. They sound good in a 335style guitar and my H150 never sounded as good with anything else. One day when if I get back into guitar I will take the antiquities out of the H150 and reinstate the 59s to their rightful place, and all will be good again.
  6. Cool! At first glance I thought it looked like a 70s Vantage body, but its not. Pretty sure PunkKitty called it right. Very GAX like. Does the back and bolt positions look like this?
  7. For me speaker swaps and experimentation ended searching for amps and OD pedals, and even p/up swaps. The speaker I settled on for my fender isnt made anymore and Ive tried celestions upgraded/replacement for it and it wasnt the same. The one I have only has to last another 30-40yrs.
  8. yeah, you are. Nice 575. Glad you got it back.
  9. Great tones! Tele sounds excellent. So does the H150 but the tele caught me first. Some really cool slippery licks in there. Ear catchers. Nice.
  10. Play often and post often. Nice playing.
  11. Nice group of Heritage guitars. Congrats
  12. Nice. Every time I see a natural 535 it brings back memories of one of the few stand out guitars I let slip through my fingers. I think if I bought it I may have not bought a lot of other guitars. Who knows? It just hadnt sunk in that what I was looking for was a 535/335 type guitar at the time. It took another 7yrs before I realised.
  13. Nice! Congrats. Look forward to more pics and a bit of a review.
  14. 20hrs ago he wrote the op and he's been chortling to himself ever since.
  15. Thats not what I was expecting. After I finished reading, I laughed and thought, "I should've expected that". Nice write up! So far. Looking forward to future installments. Nice case btw.
  16. Comprehension, reading or otherwise, is a bit of a stumbling block for me.
  17. Cool! Whats the eta? Look forward to reading your thoughts about it and listening to the clips.
  18. Yikes! 2021 pedal shortage! Glad no one was injured. I hope they can all come back from this. Those companies are some of guitar lands best amp designers and builders.
  19. Thats a cool find and buy. Congrats.
  20. I was a young man when I started here. Now Im not. What happened? I want my money back!
  21. The first Estwing hammer I got I spent a bit of time fuzzing up and smoothing out the leather handle so it didnt look new the next day on site. Didnt work, looked shiny with a defective leather handle. Actually took a bout 2months of flooring, framing and roofing before it started looking like a tradesmans hammer. After about 2yrs of sweat and hard use it looked right. I was at one with it and it hung in my nail bag like a pro. I dropped it down a 3meter brick cavity not long after and its still down there 39yrs later. The next one I got had a viny grip blue handle and I wore it smooth during the last 2yrs of my apprenticeship then carted it 3500miles to a new home and promptly dropped it in the Indian Ocean building wharf/landing in Fremantle leading up to the Americas Cup. I dont know how that one is going after 37yrs in salt water. I know we are all different, different perspectives, different ways of looking at the world. Guitar gear, carpentry tools, they all fall in the same category for me. I can chuck a tool box on the back of a pick up and go out and earn money or/and I can chuck a guitar rig in the back of the car and earn money. Theyre just tools and if Im using them theyre going to get signs of wear, and thats without trying hard, its just the nature of being industrious. Theres just no escaping that theres a possibility of damage and loss. My guitars are immaculately set up, for me, and sting change on a gigging guitar was always after 2 gigs, Thursday and Friday, new strings for Saturday and Sunday. I never let a pot remain scratchy and nuts and trems were always maintained. The guitars, amps and pedals were always fully functional professional devices, I look after them. But they all show signs of wear. If you are industrious and play with intent and you spend time perfecting your craft your tools show signs of wear. Thats all there is to it. You dont need to pay another man to dirty it up for you. I just dont get relic'ing. . My last attempt at it was trying to mank up a hammer when I was a teenage boy so I could look l could hang with the men. Didnt come close, took about 5 to 10yrs after a 4yr apprenticeship before I couldve hung with the men that I apprenticed under. If they start relic'ing hand and power tools, thats it. Im going to get back in my spaceship and frak off. Im going to buy a leather handle Estwing tomorrow. I dont need one, I just like the look of them. Theyre only $9 dearer than they were 37yrs ago! Sometimes it pays to go on an off topic rant, you discover things that are quite remarkably unaffected by inflation!
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