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  1. crankmeister

    PSA in case anyone gives a rat's tail. fuksman is now Della Street

    It’s way harder to remember that Della Street needs help holding his Strat, though. I’m bummed.
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    Tame Impala - Live from Wave House

    They’re one of the best things to happen to pop music in the last decade+. After Lonerism they kinda pulled a Radiohead and overhauled the sound. Currents pulled off that neo-bubble gum synth pop sound really well, and they just keep going.
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    NGD + Is this Ocean Turquoise?

    I’m curious what the color looks like under the pickguard.
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    Norah Jones does Ripple for Jerry's 80th...

    It’s safe. The audio isn’t great, and you have to listen to a bunch of twits clapping along. But Norah’s great if you like Norah.
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    Artificial “Relic” and “Roadworn” guitars.

    It doesn’t. (Technically, that’s not an accurate description anyway.) But it does have to do with people inventing conditions that don’t actually exist. A stretch maybe. But that’s what I thought of, and maybe we all learned something today. And, it’s an odd thread. Unfortunately a...
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    Artificial “Relic” and “Roadworn” guitars.

    They’re all obscure mental ailments that only exist in the eyes of the ones who actually have the problem.
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    Recommendations on where to get my Stratocaster refinished

    Easiest to just get another guitar
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    Artificial “Relic” and “Roadworn” guitars.

    File it alongside drapetomania and neuresthenia
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    I can really get interested in Strat Talk when I need to be shedding.

    That’s an interesting concept show. Keep playing different, evolving versions of the same song. Call it market research.
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    I wonder if this is true.

    Wait. So how do you annoy a guitarist?
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    Another new guitar (Don’t tell the wife!)

    I promise I will not tell your wife
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    Paul Simon the GOAT?

    Maybe you need a new label/contract?
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    Fender American Original '60s Finish

    For the price of an AO, my unofficial rule would be that if anything about looks/feels as if I did the job, then return it. (I do not have the steadiest hand)
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    Paul Simon the GOAT?

    John S. Hall aka King Missile writes a lot of interesting stuff. Does it have to have mass appeal to count?
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    Paul Simon the GOAT?

    McCartney ain’t American
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    Paul Simon the GOAT?

    I’m cool with the greats, or the prolifics, but not with ranking them. Maybe I missed it, but it seems like nobody has mentioned Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell or Tom Petty yet. And there are some “younger” artists who I think someday could populate the list too — Jack White, Gary Clark Jr, etc...
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    Wasn’t expecting this (new build starting)

    So if it’s not contoured then I’m free to shave off some excess weight/girth? 1/8” or thereabouts? (I assume that “contoured” means the tummy cut. If I’m wrong, please set me straight.) Would I need to steer clear of the neck pocket. You know, so I don’t end up with neck plate screws that...
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    Wasn’t expecting this (new build starting)

    Great question. Nope, not contoured.
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    Wasn’t expecting this (new build starting)

    Just got an unfinished Telemaster body today. Solid ash. 1.75” thick. 7.2 lbs. It is a heavy 7 lbs. Is it worth sanding, say, 1/8” off the back? Any particular risks involved with that? I never noticed how much bigger the offset body is compared to a Telecaster. (The basswood Tele...
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    As a dabbler in bass, piano and music theory, I enjoyed this lesson and I hope you do too.
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    We could play ska punk!!!

    Lol. I want to hear a demo. I can’t imagine myself confusing guitar + electric kazoo for ska.
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    We could play ska punk!!!

    You need a kazoo for that?
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    Vintage V6SSB

    $275-300 would be fair. Honestly, I’d be bummed to sell it for $275. I’ve never had a Vintage Reissue Strat, but I’ve had two of their Teles (still have the second) and they are really great, definitely on par with a MIM Fender save for the lacking resale value.
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    Tell me about Fat necks

    Fat necks make me look skinnier
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    Autogenous Pressurization

    Actual rocket science. Cool. What’s it to do with SpaceX trickery?