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  • Posted by $ Susanne 5 years, 1 month ago
    The worst part of that was I started longing for the Strat I had to sell to make ends meet back in '79. I had been well over it for a long time... and now... now... I want it back.

    Surprisingly, another early 70's with a humbucker at the bridge isn't that terrible expensive. Now the question is...

    (And c'mon , you gotta let me know...)

    Should I play or should I go? (Ba-wah-wah . . wah-wah . . wah-wah-wa)
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    • Posted by MinorLiberator 5 years, 1 month ago
      Get 'em back and play. I did the same thing in life (a little earlier than you) had to sell guitars and amps to make the rent. Got 'em back when I could afford it (Gibson ES-335, Martin 12 string, old Strat, and Fender Twin). Never regretted it...
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
    Remembered them all except the very last one...and back in the day I played at least 30 of them.
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    • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
      ah! . a guitarist among us! . I just bought one and
      found out how much of a challenge it is ... WoW. -- j
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      • Posted by H2ungar123 5 years, 1 month ago
        Yes, a good guitarist player. But, no matter
        how one feels re: Prince, no doubt he was
        one of the great guitarists! As has been noted, he didn't just PLAY the guitar, he
        shredded it! Unbelievable talent. RIP
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      • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
        My last hora was in Vegas...my last shot...went home and got serious about life and started my second career...some years later developed a stiffness in my left forefinger said to be arthritis and haven't played since.
        Started when I was six, played Rock and Jazz, Owned Warren Studios...and depending how long you've been around...you may have heard me on muzac. (one of our contracts in Boston).
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        • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
          WoW! . which warren studios? . I found several with
          a quick search. . SC, OH, MI, NJ ... but not CT. -- j
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          • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
            No...it was a small hole in the wall on Boylston St in Boston...back in the early seventies, I was still in college after the service.
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            • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
              hey, I bought my dual 1245 turntable at thunderhead
              sound in knoxville ... and try to find it now! -- j

              p.s. inactive since '77; I got the table in about 1969 ::: http://www.bizapedia.com/tn/THUNDERHE...
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              • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
                Cool. We used real to real and we had a rag tag synthesizer...wires all over the place...laughing, those were the days.
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                • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
                  the r-r is an akai gx280d:::

                  http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=a...

                  I love "real-real," Carl -- great! -- j
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                  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
                    That was high tech for the day...As an off shoot some years later I started a car and home stereo store...I really enjoyed being innovative and creative...created a few patented products and procedures along the way too.
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                    • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
                      did you ever notice that simply copying an LP to tape
                      and comparing the sound of the LP to the sound of
                      the tape ... reveals that there is a small concert-hall
                      effect added by the copying process? . I attribute it
                      to the inductance of the circuitry -- creating a little
                      sustain effect. . what say ye, golden ears? -- j
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                      • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
                        I once played an old record on a high tech turntable with anti static tech; through an old tube amplifier, added dolby and equalized. The sound was incredible...you could hear people shuffling their feet, People breathing; nuances never before heard in a recording, no distortion and you would of thought you were there!
                        Something about tube amplifiers that enhanced the sound...once you got ride of the 60cycle hum and distortion.
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                        • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
                          Yes! . they don't have the trouble with high harmonics
                          which the transistor amps have. . I have done wonders
                          with slooooow cassette tape, using the wrong settings
                          on the nakamichi and equalizing afterwards. . people
                          with "golden ears" say that my tapes sound better than
                          the CDs which I use to make them. -- j
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                          • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
                            We have a lot in common John...I too produced some awesome tapes and recordings...however, with an ear that turns on and off and a constant ringing...those very enjoyable days are gone.

                            Still trying things to fix it...I don't give up easily.
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  • Posted by $ DriveTrain 5 years, 1 month ago
    I could whine a lot about everybody he left out, particularly from the 70s, which was fertile ground for rock and relatively - relatively! - unencumbered by overt politics, but this is an awesome achievement no matter how you look at it.

    And yeah, a nice break from the sewer that is politics.

    Some bands I would've included:
    Three Dog Night
    Wishbone Ash
    Rundgren/Utopia
    Heep
    Doobies
    Nazareth
    Mahogany Rush
    UFO
    Blackmore's Rainbow (though he did throw us some Dio)
    Priest
    Scorps

    ... and he could've left out the Decade of Ugly entirely - the '90s, or roughly #70 (~8:00) to #83 (~9:40) - and it wouldn't have bothered me a bit.

    That stuff after the '90s is almost completely unknown to me because I'd gone mining my rock gold in other countries, mostly Japan, from roughly 2003 onward and haven't looked back, with zero regrets. (Amazing how much great rock you can find if you don't care what language it's in.) 8^]
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  • Posted by MinorLiberator 5 years, 1 month ago
    Thank you, sir. As a still unrepentant rock guitarist since '66, and still going, I look forward to this.
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    • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
      my latest guitar heartthrob is Tina S of Paris France:::

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he7Wg...

      she is good! . check out this photo:::

      https://www.facebook.com/181555232026...

      WoW. . she's just turned 17. -- j
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      • Posted by $ DriveTrain 5 years, 1 month ago
        John, thanks for the link - I'd seen some of Tina's other vids and thought seriously that it might be time to just burn my guitars. Ok, not so seriously, but... lots of practice ahead, I'm thinking. 8^|
        Also I love her taste in guitars - the Vigier Excalibur is certifiably droolworthy.

        On a similar vein, this one always amazed me and cracked me up at the same time - Haruka Kageyama playing Schenker's "Captain Nemo"... at 10 years old. The reactions of the show's hosts are priceless in themselves:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOGmk...

        Assuming you're a fellow melodic-rock guitar enthusiast, some guy :whistles: put up a playlist of some of his faves from around the world (mostly J-land,) at 8Tracks .com:
        http://www.8tracks.com/sakebito-san/a...

        This had been an actual internet radio station (rather than a simple start-from-one playlist,) for six years at Live365 .com, up until January 2016 when Live365 went bankrupt and shut down. So pending a suitable host site that's actually a radio format, it's 8Tracks for the duration. Along with melody, harmony and the simple concept of ~fun~, the other conscious motive is to reintroduce upbeat (or at minimum, adventurous) music, so as to revive a rock scene that's essentially been exiled from North America.

        Oh, almost forgot - I'll leave you with a recent fave: Rie a.k.a. Suzaku - a shame they're marketing her as cheescake (which is not to say I'm opposed to stunning women,) because she's got seriously promising talent. It's kind of a standard hard rock instrumental, but that thing from roughly 2:50 where she starts sounding like Uli Roth's long-lost daughter makes me break out in gooseflesh. Enjoy!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Z2G...
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        • Posted by $ DriveTrain 5 years, 1 month ago
          [Addendum and Standard Disclaimer: I do not discriminate based on lyrical content - stuff such as countercultural collectivism, religion and mysticism, random debauchery, etc. - if the song itself is good enough to outweigh whatever conceptual rot may be present. But this is not to be misconstrued as an agreement with any given lyrical content. If I were to omit music due to disagreement with the lyrics, there wouldn't be much available.]
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  • Posted by CTYankee 5 years, 1 month ago
    I'd say that's about 5% of what a competent rhythm guitar player should know? It started out fun but went into the weeds in the low 80's and never recovered. He also jumped around chronologically.
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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
    Memory Lanes everywhere. Sebastopol California has a vinyl record and old everything shop with Randy Bachmans guitar used to record Taking Care of Business. If it's still there....coming from Santa Rosa walk right 1/2 block on Main street. That area is the home of Northern California Geriatric Rock.
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