Started by The General, January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
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Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on April 01, 2014, 12:24:25 AMIs your "junior" project a Les Paul Junior? There were some sweet versions of those!Nice to make your acquaintance. What are your current favorite guitars?
Quote from: guildnavigator on April 18, 2014, 06:34:54 PMIt's an LP junior, yeah. I really want to build an LP junior double cutaway with two gretsch pickups and a bigsby!I just got a new fully hollow archtop with two mini humbuckers, so that is my current favorite guitar! It's a 1960's epiphone sorrento reissue. Which means it's shaped like a Gibson es125tdc but with mini humbuckers which Gibson never offered in an es125. There are a few models like this that were put together in the early 60s when epiphone was still an american made company that are great guitars. They don't make a lot of them anymore!The reissue is really well made, with nice parts. It came with standard Gibson USA mini humbuckers, cts pots and wilkinson tuners. Usually when buying an epi, those are precisely the things I first need to upgrade before I'm satisfied. No cheap parts to complain about! Well the bridge was not great, it rattled on certain notes, but not after kinking the retaining wire in between the saddle screws. Still, I threw that bridge into the case and slapped on a tonepros TuneOMatic style bridge. Now it's like a hot air ballon full of buttery biscuits: warm and floaty but with that touch of crispy crunch on the edges when you bite down hard enough!This is an excerpt from the 1962 epiphone catalog, it looks exactly like this:I'm holding it in my avatar picture.
Quote from: guildnavigator on April 18, 2014, 06:34:54 PMWell the bridge was not great, it rattled on certain notes, but not after kinking the retaining wire in between the saddle screws. Still, I threw that bridge into the case and slapped on a tonepros TuneOMatic style bridge
Quote from: The General on April 18, 2014, 10:38:57 PMThose tone pros bridges are really nice. They don't rattle and they're really solid, so they don't absorb string energy.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on April 18, 2014, 09:03:49 PMThat's beautiful! Please post a pic of the Junior when you have a chance. I've never owned one, but I've played a couple that tempted me to sell a couple of my vital organs on the black market so I could to buy them.BTW, when you first posted about my Les, the Dune reference went right past me. I thought it referred to Guild guitars. Lol!
Quote from: jazmunda on June 06, 2014, 11:54:46 PMDo you accept calls from drunk Australians with no discernible musical talents?
Quote from: MV on June 09, 2014, 08:23:57 PMThe latest episode is now posted here.
Quote from: The General on June 09, 2014, 09:39:17 PMThank yeeew.And Jaz, I didn't use your call. Sorry, but it's just not that kind of show.Take your horse-porn elsewhere.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on June 18, 2014, 03:45:50 PMListening to Louie Shelton's flamenco-styled guitar solo work on the MONKEES' Valleri.It kicks my ass. The rest of the song sounds like a slightly stoned high school marching band on football night in 1975, but there's nothing wrong with that.(The Garland Owls were slaughtered by the Royse City Bulldogs, proving the archaic Statue Of Liberty Play could still misdirect like Dai Vernon's chop cup if utilized at the perfect moment.)Was the selection of Garland's feathered mascot influenced by the machinations of a certain philanthropic Skull and Bone member residing in nearby Rowlett? It will never be known for sure. His house was demolished over eight years ago. But this was rescued before demolition (and later stupidly sold by my former brother-in-law for a mere hundred bucks. CHRIST! IDIOT! See what happens when I listen to the Valleri guitar solo? Makes me want to kill a former family member.)The stuffed owl was easily seen in the original photo, half hidden by the second gentlemen from the left, back row:
Quote from: (Redacted) on June 18, 2014, 07:39:16 PMYes, of course. And... I am impressed by your catch of that.
Quote from: The General on June 19, 2014, 01:19:03 AMThanks Cam. Your mind is like a Rube Goldberg machine.I mean that in the most respectful way.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on June 24, 2014, 01:00:48 AMThere's probably some unrecorded Robert Johnson tunes floating in and around the building's aura, just waiting to be revealed. Heh.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on June 24, 2014, 01:57:25 AMOr maybe his last words, "You mean you are really are the Devil and all that hoodoo mumbo jumbo we did at the crossroad that night was for real? Shit!
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on June 24, 2014, 01:00:48 AMI didn't photograph this. I keep meaning to get by there and shoot it myself.But it's such a great photo I had to share, of the Vitagraph Building, 508 Park Ave, Dallas, TX; the building appears prominently in the Robert Johnson Story/Mythos due to the recordings made on the third floor in 1937. A nice place for EVP experiments, I'm sure. Or just general ghostbusting.I mean, you can tell by looking at it, right? There's probably some unrecorded Robert Johnson tunes floating in and around the building's aura, just waiting to be revealed. Heh.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on June 24, 2014, 02:23:17 AMIn a different universe, I wonder if people go down to the crossroads and sell their souls to be better croquet players?And then the Cloven One produced a golden mallet, onyx balls, ivory balls, and wickets made from twisted white angel hair rope. And he beguiled me to participate in a game he called "Crash of the Moons." Since that night, I am unable to lose in the sport. I have no regrets.
Quote from: The General on June 25, 2014, 11:46:05 PMSpeaking of Robert Johnson (or RoJo if he were alive today), have you fellows heard the theories about how those recordings are sped up and should actually be slowed down by as much as 20% in order to hear the songs like he played them?http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2010/may/27/robert-johnson-bluesInterestingly, I always felt that they were because in order to play a lot of his songs like they appear on the records, you have to capo up to the 2nd fret. That always bothered me. Why the hell would he have capo'd up to the 2nd fret? It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me as a guitar player. Why play in F# when E is just right there, and on an acoustic guitar with only 12 frets clear of the body? No, I always believed that we were hearing sped up recordings. That's why they sound so damn ethereal and unnatural, because they are. Slow them down, and he sounds way more like Son House. And his falsetto starts to sound a lot less like Prince. And his vocal vibrato starts sounding way more natural. There's a big controversy about it, but I really think they are slowed down.Here's a rebuttal that says it ain't so...http://www.elijahwald.com/johnsonspeed.html
Quote from: The General on June 25, 2014, 11:46:05 PMSpeaking of Robert Johnson (or RoJo if he were alive today), have you fellows heard the theories about how those recordings are sped up and should actually be slowed down by as much as 20% in order to hear the songs like he played them?