Started by The General, January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
Quote from: The General on February 17, 2014, 03:06:25 PMGod, I miss dial tones.
Quote from: guildnavigator on February 17, 2014, 08:33:29 PM"I'm not getting a dial tone!""You didn't pay the bill!""HOW AM I GOING TO TUNE UP?!""THERE'S A PAYPHONE ACROSS THE STREET!""GIVE ME A QUARTER"
Quote from: guildnavigator on February 17, 2014, 08:23:12 AMYou can also tune to your dial tone on your telephone. It's so fresh!In North America, it's an F (first fret on your low e).
Quote from: The General on February 22, 2014, 01:45:32 AMI landed a great interview today for the March episode. This is starting to get really damn fun.
Quote from: aldousburbank on February 22, 2014, 08:49:39 AMYou guys have inspired me to re-string my guitar.
Quote from: guildnavigator on February 22, 2014, 09:13:26 AMNice, show us a picture of it!
Quote from: aldousburbank on February 22, 2014, 09:46:54 AMOops wrong pic!
Quote from: guildnavigator on February 22, 2014, 10:07:18 AMI disagree with this, definitely not the wrong pic.
Quote from: guildnavigator on February 22, 2014, 08:41:43 AMHmm... Who could it be...Hey if you ever get Henry J Whatskavitz I have a thing or two to scream at his face.
Quote from: The General on February 22, 2014, 11:26:36 AM... .. ... They used to be great companies that made great guitars, now they are just huge soulless mega corporations that crank out mediocre products at best. ..
Quote from: aldousburbank on February 22, 2014, 09:46:54 AMIf you only knew how many emails I get with exactly this request heh. [attachimg=1]Oops wrong pic![attachimg=2]My two ladies. Austin's been with me for many years. Alvarez a recent gift from my son. I'm thinking about leaving it Minnie Pearl style, with the tags still on.
Quote from: analog kid on February 22, 2014, 02:32:48 PMFree guitarLikely better than anything I'll ever own.
Quote from: analog kid on February 14, 2014, 06:52:52 AMI'll say one more thingI'll just say one more thing on it and shut up and go away, but to my untrained eye, I can't see any problems when sighting the neck, and the action is two quarters' width and the Hi E 12th and about three quarters' and the Low E. I believe I'll wait until spring or so to see if the change in humidity here has any dramatic effect on it. Thanks for offering the assistance, too, General.
Quote from: The General on February 22, 2014, 04:53:41 PMThis book about guitar setups, repair, and maintenance is invaluable, and it's soo cheap to buy used on Amazon. For just a few bucks, every guitar player should have it on his shelf even if only to understand their instrument better. I think it would help you dial in your little acoustic guitar... http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0879302917/ref=sr_1_6_up_1_main_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393109301&sr=1-6&condition=used
Quote from: guildnavigator on February 22, 2014, 04:59:40 PMGreat book to have around. Entertaining to thumb through as well.The PDF floating around on the internet is not the latest or most complete version, it's well worth it to buy a physical copy.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on February 22, 2014, 05:42:50 PMThe General may have already seen this video in his travels. When I first saw it aired on broadcast television, it gave me goose bumps spaced at Pythagorean intervals.
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on February 22, 2014, 07:37:42 PMThat last Texas vid was heartwarming. Art's not even up to half of our age difference. My Dad only was responsible for servicing the machines behind what flew in WW2 and later for an airline till jet technology was proven beyond any reasonable doubt for heavy transport through air at increased speed and maintenance cost savings. How he figured out how to do it, I don't know, and probably designed to be that way by choices made w/Mom. It might have been as simple as teaching me not to ask the unthinkable question while I was young and the std answer to something extraordinary was "you'll find out when you're older". There's a huge box of post-marriage love letters upstairs though when my Mom was contemplating being a Mom and she sent Dad off to a school to excell at to avoid being sent overseas during WW2. I don't know if future generations would want to read the thousands of pages, double, triple, and quadruple sometimes sent by snail mail in writing then, but glad my Dad had his own better way of "getting rid of them" than actually destroying them like my Mom seemed to suggest after Dad died. I don't know why they were buried in the same Cemetary plot next to an unmarked grave they bought. I wonder which finger I should have sticking out of the ground embedded in a plaque eventually. Considering hurricanes, tornadoes, and a hunk of bronze, I may consider going more sublime. Words should be good enough unless meaning changed like Babel.
Quote from: The General on February 22, 2014, 01:30:35 PMHey nice blanket!And guitars, it doesn't take much guitar to make me happy. Some of my favorite guitars were less than $20 at yard sales and thrift stores. My 2 favorites at the moment were free... gifts![attachimg=1]This is a Harmony h-80 strat copy. [attachimg=2]
Quote from: eddie dean on February 23, 2014, 12:24:52 AMthat's a beauty! It's GOLD!!!
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on February 23, 2014, 11:50:54 AMJust finished listening to episode #1 of The Fret Files. What a professional job, General.I savored every minute of it. Different things stay with different listeners. Something that stood out for me was your information on cleaning older potentiometers vs. replacing them and what to take into consideration when making that choice.Absolutely solid show. Will listen to #2 later today.Break a leg (or Gibson headstock) on #3.[attachimg=1]