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  1. rockon1

    Saw Malmsteen at small thearter last week...

    Had to sit through 3 opening acts . he played for about 45 minutes... a set .... first time for me so I couldnt pass on it. no Steve Vai I'll admit. whoplayed for 4 + hours and multiple wardrobe changes when I saw him in a small theater back in the 90's... Malmsteen " phoned it in" by...
  2. rockon1

    How much difference to sustain / tone does the bridge block make?

    Two words- confirmation bias I once put 3 different saddles( standard rolled vintage type, cast block type and a brass one) on one of my strats-at the same time in the highE, B and Gpositions. then i put 9's on all three and tuned them it E. If I heard a difference between them it was slight...
  3. rockon1

    Made it through another year ...

    Thanks! ☺️I go for another MRI on monday...
  4. rockon1

    Made it through another year ...

    Last September my doc wouldnt give to June of this year...(terminal cancer)A sons wedding in June ... Looks like I may make it after all... I too have short term memory loss...
  5. rockon1

    When do you become a "luthier".

    Probably not - but then again if you can do the job is one needed...
  6. rockon1

    When do you become a "luthier".

    A luthier is someone who can build an acoustic from sratch IMO. I taught myself how it set up my guitars in the 90's -before I had access to the net. These days theres so much access to info itsalmost a no-brainer to aquire the skills a a "tech"... which falls in the category of being able to...
  7. rockon1

    Teaching My Son to Level, Recrown and Polish frets...

    Best fret end file Ive found. Mock up of guitar...
  8. rockon1

    Teaching My Son to Level, Recrown and Polish frets...

    One of his...i live vicariously thru his playing these days...
  9. rockon1

    Teaching My Son to Level, Recrown and Polish frets...

    Its not that hard to do... A few choice tools -especislly if you want to refret. SS is harder to polish and do the fret ends. Any imperfections on the crowns will be felt. Unlike standard frets which the strings will smooth them out in short order- found that out the hard way...
  10. rockon1

    Teaching My Son to Level, Recrown and Polish frets...

    BTW-its a new WD neck. Yeah it needed a little help. He did a nice job on the fret ends too...
  11. rockon1

    Teaching My Son to Level, Recrown and Polish frets...

    Walnut neck with Walnut board. I dig it...He did all the work on this one. Ive checked it it looks good...
  12. rockon1

    American vs Mexican strats is it really a difference between them?

    I dont know why the pics turn into X's after a while...Bob
  13. rockon1

    Remeber Pre-Internet?

    and you can thank Tim Berners-Lee at CERN for the interenet... https://home.cern/science/computing/birth-web
  14. rockon1

    Remeber Pre-Internet?

    I remember it well. It was the late 90's and I didnt have a home computer-even if I had I wouldnt know how to use it.... I just had taken possension of a 1974 honda CB750. I had to scower the classified sections and motorcyle mags at the time looking for used parts. As I recieved it without an...
  15. rockon1

    Yesterday, it was 66°F...

    Yesterday 40's today 53 at 6 am for the high...55 and raining laterI'll take it...
  16. rockon1

    Did you teach your kids to play guitar?

    This is my son...
  17. rockon1

    Why multiple Strats?

    Probably the same reason Ive got so many RG's...Different necks, feel, colors,tremolo's...
  18. rockon1

    Post yer pedalboard

    Which one? /
  19. rockon1

    Inviolate- One of Vai's Best Since P+W?

    I'll admit there isnt a "For the love of God" on it. Still refreshing to hear him going in this direction. The song Candlepower has a vid thats interesting...
  20. rockon1

    Inviolate- One of Vai's Best Since P+W?

    Just listened to this a couple of times thru. Think its his best since P+W- no singing -just instrumentals. Thing about Vai is while he is a shedder his playing never defined(pigeonholed) him as such.
  21. rockon1

    2011 American Special nut

    i thought it would be great for the job. Surprised how quickly mine filled up.
  22. rockon1

    2011 American Special nut

    all my strats have flat nut slots. They all all Squier necks in fact. I suppose i.D file down the tab so as it woulnt rock on it.
  23. rockon1

    2011 American Special nut

    In fact I just set up my Dads old machinists box with my guitar tools. My son got me a set of Stew Mac nut files I haven't used yet. Before that I used feeler gauges roughed up on one side...


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