Help a UK bro out?

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  1. Cyberi4n

    Cyberi4n Strat-Talker

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    Funnily enough, I can get a full set of the tuners from the US on eBay, for less than the total cost of buying one from hipshot, plus the import duties are paid. So that was an option I was seriously considering.

    I have a replacement neck for Sienna, as I really cant get on with the neck on there already. The new headstock is around 2mm thicker, which means the shortest string posts of the staggered set are going to foul (it's a leftie headstock so the shortest post furthest away from the nut has to handle the thickest string). Having worked out what I have in stock, I already have 3 x 21mm posts, 2 x 20mm posts, and two 19mm posts, so I need a 20mm post so I can go 21/21/21/20/20/20 rather than 21/21/20/20/19/19 as is currently.

    If I DO buy a complete set, I can use what i need, and then pop the others on the current neck and sell it complete, so that is an option.

    Thanks awfully chaps, I knew I could rely on you good people! Tally ho!
     
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  2. misterwogan

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    Or maybe like this...

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    Is this a "Lad" versus "Old Fellow" thing?



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  4. misterwogan

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    No. This would be more an "Old Codger" thing.
     
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    "Codger"? That's a new one for me...

    So, if someone says "Get out of my way you smelly old codger" then I probably shouldn't take that as a compliment?

    Any other titles I should know about (as future reference) for an amateur anglophile who may someday be lost in London without a sixpence to his name?

    BTW, thanks to Stanley Kubrick this is my impression of what typically happens to smelly old codgers across the pond:



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  6. misterwogan

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    Yes. Especially if that someone is a family member o_O
     
  7. RoyC

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    No longer legal tender. Now equal to 2 1/2 p

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    Ha Ha Ha...

    Yeah but "Sixpence" just rolls off the tongue better than Pound Sterling (although "Euro" kind of rolls off the tongue easily enough too)... ;)



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    GETTING WAY OFF TOPIC

    The sixpence coin was called a Tana (tanner) Like you say nickel.
    One shilling was a Bob.
    Two shilling was a Florin.
    Two shilling and sixpence was Half Dollar
    Five shilling was a Crown or a Dollar.
    £1 is a Quid.

    Showing my age now, LOL
     
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  10. AxemanVR

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    ohhhh, "Tanner" is it? Good to know if I'm ever a contestant on Jeopardy!

    That said, I still think "sixpence" grammatically sounds more artsy for some unknown reason (I blame children's songs)...



    ...there must be an over abundance of blackbirds over there eh?

    mmmm... but Blackbird Pie does sound kinda good... (shouldn't you take the feathers off first though?)...

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    ...and maids over there seem like they need hazard pay because a them!...

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    And half of a Sixpence was called a Threepenny bit.......pronounced in Yorkshire as Thrup'ny
    Now where have I heard of that before ?
     
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    AHA!

    Now the truth finally comes out!

    ummmm... so what exactly can you buy with a thrup'ny bit?....


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  13. Cyberi4n

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    *facepalm*
     
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    Half a sixpence.
     
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    You forgot a Thrup'ny Bit though ;)

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    Edit no you didn't sorry
     
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    Most of Sheffield :D
     
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    and the farthing, halfpenny and penny,
     
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    Having read this thread from start to finish, I'm going to go way off topic and say, "yes, I'm willing."

    It looks to me like getting it from me to you would be $35.65.

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    Maximum weight 4 pounds.
    Select a Delivery Option Expected Delivery Day Retail Click-N-Ship®
    Normal Delivery Time 6 - 10 business days to many major markets1,2 $35.65 $35.65
     
  19. Thrup'ny Bit

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    Not that new fangled thing...

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    A real one.
     
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    Half a crown.
     
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