Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?
Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-01 7:09 PM (#9205)
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I'll start... Influenced by Ovationluver, I bought one o' dem 2178\'s .
I am hoping that the Black Cherry Burst looks better in person.
Y'all gotta get all this cheap stuff before someone declares this Recession/Deflation over. :D

Crappy photo... But I got a 10% off discount eBarf card. [Ya gotta use them Today!]
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Beal
Posted 2008-12-01 7:13 PM (#9206 - in reply to #9205)
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Congrats and Merry Christmas!
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-01 7:25 PM (#9207 - in reply to #9205)
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I bought myself a Jim Croce cd/dvd collection and told SWMBO that somebody could give it to me for Christmas, but she put it in the CD changer. I'll have to do that with a guitar and see if it works the same.
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-01 7:32 PM (#9208 - in reply to #9205)
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A lump of coal.
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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-01 7:34 PM (#9209 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by stonebobbo:
A lump of coal.
...but I'm goin to be a diamond someday.
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wilblee
Posted 2008-12-01 7:39 PM (#9210 - in reply to #9205)
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At the risk of sounding too damn preachy to live, we (my wife, kids and I) are foregoing Christmas presents (and believe me - I loooove Christmas presents) in order to contribute to getting clean water to people who don't have it. I'm not gonna promote anything specific on the board. If you're interested, PM me.
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Capo Guy
Posted 2008-12-01 8:00 PM (#9211 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Trader Jim:
Originally posted by stonebobbo:
A lump of coal.
...but I'm goin to be a diamond someday.
Jimbo,

You already have a shine.
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-01 8:24 PM (#9212 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Trader Jim:
Originally posted by stonebobbo:
A lump of coal.
...but I'm goin to be a diamond someday.
I'm not real good under pressure. I'll probably just turn into black lung disease.

Kudos to you wilblee.
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Beal
Posted 2008-12-01 8:39 PM (#9213 - in reply to #9205)
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I haven't decided yet
Maybe a set of EJ17s.
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Slipkid
Posted 2008-12-01 9:24 PM (#9214 - in reply to #9205)
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A plane ticket to Florida.
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CrimsonLake
Posted 2008-12-01 9:28 PM (#9215 - in reply to #9205)
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The iDea.
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Gallerinski
Posted 2008-12-01 9:29 PM (#9216 - in reply to #9205)
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I'm getting "Field Turf" for the back yard. Seriously.
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flackster
Posted 2008-12-01 9:53 PM (#9217 - in reply to #9205)
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My 07 Collectors (see the Downunder Ning Website) that SWMBO doesn't know I already have but she (Mrs Christmas) will put put some money towards if I get rid of a couple. The Tanglewood has gone so I am 1/2 way there....
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FlySig
Posted 2008-12-01 9:53 PM (#9218 - in reply to #9205)
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I'm getting ten different brands of strings to try out, and some DAVA picks. That's it so far.
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AussieJames
Posted 2008-12-01 10:07 PM (#9219 - in reply to #9205)
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Negotiating for a 59 Les Paul Special
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Jewel's Mom a/k/a Joisey Goil #1
Posted 2008-12-01 10:37 PM (#9220 - in reply to #9205)
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Doing one's living room on a smallish budget makes for really big celebrations whenever something is acquired. The living room rug is down, the mini-blinds were hung up by my son, so the next goal is curtains. And, hopefully, they'll be up by Christmas, when family is coming to visit.
(I know, that's not real exciting, but little by little the room is getting finished.)
And...Trader...you already are a diamond; you may not see or realize it, but those who have eyes to see already do.

--Karen
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Paulcc1
Posted 2008-12-01 10:49 PM (#9221 - in reply to #9205)
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The gas stations up here have a new policy, pay before you pump after 9 p.m. So I'm not getting free gas anymore. But I am looking at a Vox DA20
Pauly
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-01 11:14 PM (#9222 - in reply to #9205)
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Not for me... But I just bought my Mom a Eureka Upright Cyber-Monday Vacuum Cleaner for Christmas!

She wanted it, and was on the phone while I ordered it (before anybody tells me what a jerk I am)

She lives in Tennessee, so it will go straight to her doorstep.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-02 3:26 AM (#9223 - in reply to #9205)
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this:

collings cj, lightburst, german spruce top, mahogany back and sides, k&k mini p/u.

i had to sacrifice another instrument to make it happen but this one will arrive in aloha land next week minus the mini blinds reflection.
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muzza
Posted 2008-12-02 5:57 AM (#9224 - in reply to #9205)
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A new surfboard. Christmas is in the middle of Summer down here. :cool:

Originally posted by AussieJames:
Negotiating for a 59 Les Paul Special
I thought you weren't too keen on the L.P. you've already got?
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AussieJames
Posted 2008-12-02 7:59 AM (#9225 - in reply to #9205)
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Old and original is good!!

AJ
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Phil Wong
Posted 2008-12-02 8:13 AM (#9226 - in reply to #9205)
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twistedlim
Posted 2008-12-02 8:14 AM (#9227 - in reply to #9205)
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Well, the wife has been really good to me this year. I picked up my Legend and it will act as my Bday present (a week before Christmas) and she has let me pick out a new lens for my camera for Christmas. I am a camera nut also, my new canon 70-200 2.8IS :
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-02 8:18 AM (#9228 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Gallerinski:
I'm getting "Field Turf" for the back yard. Seriously.
I was on the field at Ravens Stadium and they have it. Very convincing as a "natural- feel" surface. Extremely comfortable.

Can't run a vacuum cleaner over it.
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Phil Wong
Posted 2008-12-02 8:19 AM (#9229 - in reply to #9205)
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Nice lens. I have a Nikon 80-200 2.8 That I bought back in 1990. I wish it had the tripod mount.
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-02 8:58 AM (#9230 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Mark in Boise:
I bought myself a Jim Croce cd/dvd collection and told SWMBO that somebody could give it to me for Christmas, but she put it in the CD changer. I'll have to do that with a guitar and see if it works the same.
Better go with a EA Viper or thin-bodied VXT, Mark. You'll have better luck squeezing it into the changer.
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-02 9:36 AM (#9231 - in reply to #9205)
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This:



And Birthday and Fathers Day, and Next Christmas, etc...
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FlySig
Posted 2008-12-02 10:28 AM (#9232 - in reply to #9205)
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You know, it's funny but this year I really don't have anything significant on my wish list. I keep thinking about stuff that the kids would like and/or need.

My son needs a new violin, as he has outgrown his 7/8 size a year ago. I'd love to get him a decent one, not a $500 music store student grade but a $2k or so master shop instrument. My girls both have GAS real bad for a textured top ADAMAS. They and their friends are always having impromptu jams in the music room or the living room. Having an A to pass around would be fun.

If we're going down the financial drain, might as well do it with the best musical instruments in hand!
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Gallerinski
Posted 2008-12-02 10:47 AM (#9233 - in reply to #9205)
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My real xmas present is that for the 24th year in a row my wife, myself and both children will be together at xmas. In a world of failed marriages, estranged children, terminal deseases, long distance relocations and all kinds of other stuff I think this is a pretty significant gift for which I am very grateful.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-02 11:00 AM (#9234 - in reply to #9205)
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Nice, Dave. I really hadn't thought about it, but I think we've spent every Christmas with the kids since they were born. This one will be a bit more expensive, since my daughter moved to California and I didn't trust her old Ford to make it, so I bought "myself" a new VW and gave it to her. My father in law used to worry every time we took a trip in the old junkers we used to have. Now I know why. I just gave myself a lot more sleep.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-02 11:03 AM (#9235 - in reply to #9205)
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it does not get better than that, dave. excellent!
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stephent28
Posted 2008-12-02 11:32 AM (#9236 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by lanaki:
this:

collings cj, lightburst, german spruce top, mahogany back and sides, k&k mini p/u.

i had to sacrifice another instrument to make it happen but this one will arrive in aloha land next week minus the mini blinds reflection.
Way to GO! I was actually conversing with him about buying it with the good intentions of maybe one day letting it go your way but then he told me that it was sold (cash being king and I was working a trade).

Glad to see it headed your way and I hope it sounds every bit as good as advertised!
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-02 11:42 AM (#9237 - in reply to #9205)
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Well said, Dave. That really would be a gift. My son is in San Diego and my daughter is in Boston. The three of us haven't been together on Christmas morning (or anytime during the holidays for that matter) in at least 15 years, nor does it appear likely to happen in the future, either.
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fillhixx
Posted 2008-12-02 11:51 AM (#9238 - in reply to #9205)
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I'm gettin' nuttin' fer Christmas.....

Mainly cos' I got too much stuff already.
We're trying to get some of the clutter out of our lives.
But I'm busy making dust in the workshop for younger peoples presents.


Besides; I already got all the present I need in Dvd's former Reso guitar.....almost sounds like a banjo when you pluck it right. Haven't tried it with the old metal finger picks yet....
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twistedlim
Posted 2008-12-02 11:56 AM (#9239 - in reply to #9205)
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You guys have nailed it. I have one in grad school and one in undergrad. We are fortunate to see them on breaks and in the summer but that is changing this year and probably will be moreso in the future. We had them home for Thanksgiving and took Friday off and went to the Detroit institute of arts, science center and a movie. Just like old times. I really cherished it knowing that days like that will be dwindling in the future. Truley it was a great gift for me. It makes all the material stuff look insignificant. I hope you all get what you really need for Christmas and not necessarily what we want. What a bunch of sappy middle aged men we have turned out to be :)
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-02 11:57 AM (#9240 - in reply to #9205)
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stephent28
Posted 2008-12-02 12:01 PM (#9241 - in reply to #9205)
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What's with that picture Jeff?

I really had a good smartass comment but then I thought....maybe....just maybe....she was somehow related to you.

So you are safe for the moment!
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schroeder
Posted 2008-12-02 12:05 PM (#9242 - in reply to #9205)
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I was going to say a Gibson L4CES but I think I'll go round to jeff's and watch him unwrap his present.
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Weaser P
Posted 2008-12-02 12:16 PM (#9243 - in reply to #9205)
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Ohh, nice, Jeff. Don't forget, we like pictures.
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-02 12:21 PM (#9244 - in reply to #9205)
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Jeff's getting a new dress for Xmas??? :eek: Please hold off on posting pictures, please.
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Phil Wong
Posted 2008-12-02 12:24 PM (#9245 - in reply to #9205)
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Kate- "Oh My God Jeff is that a guitar in your lap or are you just glad to see me?"
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-02 1:15 PM (#9246 - in reply to #9205)
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That'd be - "Glad."
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fillhixx
Posted 2008-12-02 1:26 PM (#9247 - in reply to #9205)
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Got Glad bags?
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Waskel
Posted 2008-12-02 1:31 PM (#9248 - in reply to #9205)
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Dreamer, silly little dreamer, but can you put your hands in your head, oh, no...
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Phil Wong
Posted 2008-12-02 2:06 PM (#9249 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Jeff W.:
That'd be - "Glad."
VERY GLAD SILLY BOY!!!
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2008-12-02 2:27 PM (#9250 - in reply to #9205)
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Already got my Xmas present (well, one of them). I had an ITouch that I got a year ago. It was stolen and I bought the latest one (hundred bucks cheaper, slimmer, and more features). Realized I wasn't really using it and gave it to my son who wanted it for a birthday present.

My wife just got me a 16 gig IPod. Perfect for me. All the features I want and none of the ones I never use.

I'm also having my old, POS 78 Legend rebuilt with a new body (cloth bowl, A bracing, AAA spruce top, no electronics, and a bone saddle and nut). So I guess that's a present to me from me.

But when I get the final cost on it, I'm going to sell my Preacher 12 string, so watch this space for a great guitar for sale.......
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Beal
Posted 2008-12-02 3:34 PM (#9251 - in reply to #9205)
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On December 29th or 30th I'm going to buy myself a full tank of gas and head back below the Mason Dixon line. Best present I can get myself.
She wants to be north for the holidays and that's her present.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2008-12-02 3:42 PM (#9252 - in reply to #9205)
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You guys are just so sentimental......
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MWoody
Posted 2008-12-02 3:52 PM (#9253 - in reply to #9205)
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Beal, thars a Song in there somewhere!

+1 to Dave's comment except I meet some of the other criteria. Shoot, that should make it twice as good then!

My present to us is I have prepared finances so that my Wife doesn't HAVE TO work! Now she can volunteer and pursue what she likes to do. That and a Daughters wedding in June gives us some great excuses not to overspend and just enjoy each other.
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Wuzhizzoner
Posted 2008-12-02 4:14 PM (#9254 - in reply to #9205)
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Paul: Can't believe you'd mod'ing the 78 Legend...

BTW, "cloth" bowl?
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Waskel
Posted 2008-12-02 4:20 PM (#9255 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Wuzhizzoner:
Paul: Can't believe you'd mod'ing the 78 Legend...

BTW, "cloth" bowl?
Craig, it takes up less space in the case.

Of course Paul will get tamale sauce stains on it, and you do have to iron it occasionally...


...he means cloth-laid fiber-glass.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2008-12-02 4:25 PM (#9256 - in reply to #9205)
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If you heard the guitar as it was originally, you'd cringe. Horrible sound.

Cloth bowl = Hand laid fiberglass bowl = masturbatory bowl......

Karl, in Germany did the same sort of thing with a Deluxe Balladeer that I sold him about 3 years ago. According to him, it turned out great!
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-02 4:50 PM (#9257 - in reply to #9205)
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masturbatory bowl
Oh, I hope not!!!!!! :eek:
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Wuzhizzoner
Posted 2008-12-02 4:53 PM (#9258 - in reply to #9205)
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I used to have a 78 Legend as you know, Paul...

Interested in knowing how it turns out.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2008-12-02 6:19 PM (#9259 - in reply to #9205)
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I will. I'm going for a wood topped tone meister. Even better than the CL 30th's. We'll see.....
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gh1
Posted 2008-12-02 8:09 PM (#9260 - in reply to #9205)
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A week off from the relentless need to work for a living and a trip to MWoody's neck of the woods to just sit and relax on the shores of the Puget Sound with the love of my life and partner for 17 years and our beloved dog.

_____
gh1
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-02 8:20 PM (#9261 - in reply to #9205)
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Enjoy, Greg. Sorry I didn't get to your neck of the woods last week. We stayed on the west side the whole time.
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Otto
Posted 2008-12-03 12:02 AM (#9262 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Gallerinski:
...I think this is a pretty significant gift for which I am very grateful.
Priceless.

Period.


Otto
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2ifbyC
Posted 2008-12-03 12:07 AM (#9263 - in reply to #9205)
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I had no plans to buy myself a Christmas gift. It's been a great run this 'O' year. But wait, uh oh, what's that I see over yonder... ?

It's one of those proto PF-22s that I didn't pull the trigger on when Miles had 'em on here.

Well the trigger finger has been honed
And Woody's PF bass is my own

And to all a good night...
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CrimsonLake
Posted 2008-12-03 12:44 AM (#9264 - in reply to #9205)
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Iffy - at least you and Damon are at opposite corners of the country or one side might start sinking from all of the gits!

Congrats!
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-03 5:11 AM (#9265 - in reply to #9205)
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In case I haven't said it enough already:
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2008-12-03 10:25 AM (#9266 - in reply to #9205)
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That's a beautiful guitar.....
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-03 9:28 PM (#9267 - in reply to #9205)
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Thanks, Paul. It really is. It's like a whole new world for me. It's incredible.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-03 9:34 PM (#9268 - in reply to #9205)
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waytago, cap'n! t'so cool when dreams come true.
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Designzilla
Posted 2008-12-03 9:53 PM (#9269 - in reply to #9205)
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Nice one Jas! That's a beautiful guitar. Congratulations!
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-05 5:09 PM (#9270 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Got Mine...

Black Cherry Burst always looks like crap in any online photos.
It looks better in Real Life. Even these photos suck.
The best representation of the color is the one in the case.

Just wanted to Share (Brag) :cool:

[BTW- My 1771-CG is on eBarf for $270 if anyone needs a Christmas Present.]
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-05 6:50 PM (#9271 - in reply to #9205)
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Wow. Great deal on that guitar, OMA!
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-05 6:59 PM (#9272 - in reply to #9205)
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Aw, jeez. I guess I just bought myself a litle something. I made a stupid low offer on a brand new guitar ... and it got accepted. Oops. ;)

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Beal
Posted 2008-12-05 7:12 PM (#9273 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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I'm saving up for that tank full of gas............
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-05 7:37 PM (#9274 - in reply to #9205)
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stupid low offer
Very Nice Bobbo!
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Gallerinski
Posted 2008-12-05 7:53 PM (#9275 - in reply to #9205)
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Nice guitar.

I wish they would accept stupid low offers on varnish finish mandolins.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-05 8:04 PM (#9276 - in reply to #9205)
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make me an offer, dave. i'll varnish one up for ya'.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-05 8:19 PM (#9277 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Originally posted by stonebobbo:
Aw, jeez. I guess I just bought myself a litle something. I made a stupid low offer on a brand new guitar ... and it got accepted. Oops. ;)
There are advantages to a crappy economy. :rolleyes:

Sorta sad... The guy that I just got the Ultra from isn't a regular eStore, and he thanked me cuz I just helped him pay rent on his brick-and-mortar store.

I stopped in Apple Music yesterday... I was there for about an Hour and I was the only one in the store who didn't work there!
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PEZ
Posted 2008-12-07 3:25 AM (#9278 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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OH a a couple of things

1) Adamas W598 w/vip (factory refurb)
http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc285/pezcleo/?action=view&curre...

I was thinking about a Guild but bought the Adamas.

2) CZ Bobwhite 16ga side by side
http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=60


might not be done yet
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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-07 6:27 AM (#9279 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Originally posted by stonebobbo:
Aw, jeez. I guess I just bought myself a litle something. I made a stupid low offer on a brand new guitar ... and it got accepted. Oops. ;)

Bob, I got one of those off that store too for a ridiculous low bid also. One of, if not THE best sounding O's I've played IMHO. Nice grab.

For Christmas (as if I need an excuse) I got one of those Blueridge guitars everyone on the Martin forum is talking about. A BR343, which is an OM size. All solid, spruce top with mahog back and sides. Really is everything they say, and cheap too.


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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-07 2:49 PM (#9280 - in reply to #9205)
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Better pics...







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Beal
Posted 2008-12-07 4:39 PM (#9281 - in reply to #9205)
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Yeah, they are nice, probably better than a G series.
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-07 5:06 PM (#9282 - in reply to #9205)
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That sunburst on the back is pretty interesting. You don't see that very often ...

But the first thing that came to mind was ... (in a Lee Iacocca voice) ... "Buy an Audi, Get a Guitar!". ;)

I got a chance to play a bunch of different Blueridge models in Gruhn's. Nicely done, but the bling on them always seemed a bit much to me.
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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-07 5:45 PM (#9283 - in reply to #9205)
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I agree, they do seem to go overboard on the headstock. Kind of like the Larrivee I had with the R rated mermaid. ;)
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Capo Guy
Posted 2008-12-07 8:23 PM (#9284 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Originally posted by stonebobbo:
That sunburst on the back is pretty interesting. You don't see that very often ...
I was with Jim when he tried a couple of these out and I never noticed how nice the back looked until I saw his pictures.

BTW; Glad to see the palm tree is doing well also. :D
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FlySig
Posted 2008-12-07 11:16 PM (#9285 - in reply to #9205)
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:D





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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-08 12:17 AM (#9286 - in reply to #9205)
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I asked for an Echotone for Christmas, too. I think I better go back to buying my own presents. Much more reliable.
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-08 6:54 AM (#9287 - in reply to #9205)
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How hard will it be to fit that with a bigsby? Just kinda seems necessary on a hollow body to me.
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-08 9:17 AM (#9288 - in reply to #9205)
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A Bigsby like this?

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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-08 9:35 AM (#9289 - in reply to #9205)
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There's your project, FlySig. Let us know how it turns out.
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FlySig
Posted 2008-12-08 9:48 AM (#9290 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Originally posted by Captain_Lovehandles:
How hard will it be to fit that with a bigsby? Just kinda seems necessary on a hollow body to me.
It's only $1499 hard.
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Beal
Posted 2008-12-08 10:55 AM (#9291 - in reply to #9205)
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I like them better without the Bigsby.
I may have to do the Ja'dega as a hold over while I'm waiting on that tank of gas.
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-08 11:13 AM (#9292 - in reply to #9205)
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Say what? I meant to add one to the Echotone. Aren't they $100 for the kit?
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kotadawg
Posted 2008-12-09 5:38 PM (#9293 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Originally posted by Captain_Lovehandles:
Thanks, Paul. It really is. It's like a whole new world for me. It's incredible.
Glad you like it, Captain. But you should learn to use your own photos. :p
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kotadawg
Posted 2008-12-09 5:44 PM (#9294 - in reply to #9205)
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1966 Mosrite Ventures I bought today. :D :D





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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-09 5:55 PM (#9295 - in reply to #9205)
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Nicely done, Jack! I have one word ... Perfidia. :cool:
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2008-12-09 6:19 PM (#9296 - in reply to #9205)
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Very nice! The Mosrites I've seen have gone for big bucks.....
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-09 6:28 PM (#9297 - in reply to #9205)
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Say Bobbo, I can do Perfidia, chords or leads, whichever part you don't want to play!
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kotadawg
Posted 2008-12-09 6:48 PM (#9298 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by stonebobbo:
Nicely done, Jack! I have one word ... Perfidia. :cool:
Thanks. If "Perfidia" means perfect, it's not. The dings and scratches don't show up in this photo. But it's all original. More Mosrite photos.

Pricey, yes. But I deserve it. :) That's also why the FD14 is up for sale.
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-09 6:58 PM (#9299 - in reply to #9205)
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Perfidia
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-09 7:15 PM (#9300 - in reply to #9205)
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Wow, Jack, that's awesome! I guess you'll still have that in June for Southern Style III. I usually make fun of people who bring non-O's, but I'd make an exception for that dream machine.

If I ever take better pix, I'll use them. But I like yours. I did give you props on the ning site, sorta.
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2ifbyC
Posted 2008-12-09 7:46 PM (#9301 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by stonebobbo:
Perfidia
Now that was a long drive down memory lane!!!
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-09 7:58 PM (#9302 - in reply to #9205)
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It's the short term memory that gives us problems, Iffy.
Your Santa is much nicer than my Santa, Jack.
FlySig, tell us about the Echotone. Korean? You like it? It wasn't from the Las Vegas GC, was it? That was the one on my list.
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FlySig
Posted 2008-12-09 8:42 PM (#9303 - in reply to #9205)
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Mark, that's a Newport Pro , not the Echotone. It is smaller than a 335 style.

I was looking at the Artist and the Newport, and found several for a very reasonable price on the HamerFanClub. The Artist is a solid body with the top half chambered. The Newport is a more traditional semi-hollow construction but, like the Artist, a lot smaller than the 335.

There was a seriously beautiful Artist with a flame maple top that caught my eye, but someone from here beat me to the punch. He has pics up over on the NING side.

My girls looked at the 3 natural wood topped acoustics hanging in the music room and decided that "we" don't want another natural top, and "we" have too many black or red guitars, so "we" decided to go for the orange sparkle Newport.

It is on the way, hopefully here for this weekend. I'll post pics and a review once I've given it a workout.

BTW, Kaki plays several Newports. Hamer really oughta make her an endorsee. Now I'm going to sound just like her, right?

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PEZ
Posted 2008-12-09 8:49 PM (#9304 - in reply to #9205)
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Santa went shopping again
Just bought 1681 blueburst Adamas II
(photos #32 on Al website)

So now I have 2 (Beal what plural Adamas???)
on the way.

My first non-wood tops

sigh
life is good
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PEZ
Posted 2008-12-09 8:54 PM (#9305 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by FlySig:
[QB] Mark, that's a Newport Pro, not the Echotone. It is smaller than a 335 style.


Those are seriously sweet guitars.
Congrats!!!
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PEZ
Posted 2008-12-09 8:56 PM (#9306 - in reply to #9205)
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trader Jim
Too bad the back is the back.
Love front & back burst
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Jewel's Mom a/k/a Joisey Goil #1
Posted 2008-12-09 9:04 PM (#9307 - in reply to #9205)
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Well, I don't have a new guitar; but the living room curtains are bought, ironed, and up--so, for a Christmas gift to me, I ordered the 30" matching rug that will be a perfect fit for my overwhelmingly huge 39" x 35" "foyer."
My living room is kinda like that Cadillac Johnny Cash used to sing about--"one piece at a time" (the difference being mine is legitimately acquired.) :D

--Karen
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2ifbyC
Posted 2008-12-09 9:05 PM (#9308 - in reply to #9205)
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TJ,

Those burst are just gorgeous. Since you pointed out the waist blend to me, I'm captivated.

I may have to get a non-O after a long sweet 'O' run! ;)
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CrimsonLake
Posted 2008-12-09 9:40 PM (#9309 - in reply to #9205)
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I put in a couple of bids on the '98 parlor that was recently on ebay. Other than that, no new gits for the remainder of the year.

Tho I am working on something for early next year...
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-09 10:41 PM (#9310 - in reply to #9205)
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Sorry for the mistake, Flysig. I thought it looked different from the Echotones I was looking at.
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kotadawg
Posted 2008-12-10 10:42 AM (#9311 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Captain_Lovehandles:
Wow, Jack, that's awesome! I guess you'll still have that in June for Southern Style III. I usually make fun of people who bring non-O's, but I'd make an exception for that dream machine.

If I ever take better pix, I'll use them. But I like yours. I did give you props on the ning site, sorta.
I can bring the Mosrite, but I thought you might prefer the Elite 6768. :D
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CanterburyStrings
Posted 2008-12-10 12:15 PM (#9312 - in reply to #9205)
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OK gang, I'M the one who got an Echotone. Yes, it's Korean, but it's a beauty. I wound up selling the Ibanez AF85 that I had gotten a few months ago. Then a guy from Rapid City came in with another one to sell on consignment. Well the same guy who bought my Ibanez also bought this one. (He said he'd been looking for a guitar like that all his life and wanted a second one for a back-up.) So when the guy from Rapid came down to pick up his money, he also brought the Echotone. I bought it on the spot. It has a nice thin neck, beautiful tone, it's well balanced, and THIS one I'm going to keep. As most of you know, I can't post pictures, but it's a sunburst, and hasn't a mark on it. A good friend has a Conn C series from the sixties that he swears is the best guitar ever made. Supposedly it is an EXACT copy of a Gibson 335, right down to the pick-ups. Well, we did a side by side comparison, and the Hamer sounds better, at least to my ears. Merry Christmas to me. (And to all of you too!)
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an4340
Posted 2008-12-10 1:07 PM (#9313 - in reply to #9205)
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Wow, you guys are getting some nice gits. I wish I could but don't have the scratch or the space for another.

I think what I will get is another stomp box, like a compressor or an exciter and maybe one of those compilations from Dylan's radio show.
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bcoombs
Posted 2008-12-11 4:55 PM (#9314 - in reply to #9205)
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I didn't get any guitars, but I did get this:

Egnater Rebel 20


(Half-stack only, for now) :cool:
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-11 5:42 PM (#9315 - in reply to #9205)
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OOPS! And This...(in the Center)




:D
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-11 5:59 PM (#9316 - in reply to #9205)
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I splurged and picked up another nifty custom-fitted cover for the other Genz amp.
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Oddball
Posted 2008-12-11 7:06 PM (#9317 - in reply to #9205)
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Buy myself something for Christmas. . . Ha ha ha ha. Good one.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-11 8:15 PM (#9318 - in reply to #9205)
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present arrived today:

oh my!
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2ifbyC
Posted 2008-12-11 8:17 PM (#9319 - in reply to #9205)
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Randy, pray tell...
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-11 8:24 PM (#9320 - in reply to #9205)
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2007 collings cj, lightburst, german spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, 1 3/4" nut. and ohhhhh does she sing! and loudly. recordings pending soon. without a doubt the very best acoustic guitar sound i ever heard up to this point in my existence.
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-11 9:15 PM (#9321 - in reply to #9205)
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i think i need piano lessons. this guitar sounds like a grand steinway.
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-11 9:37 PM (#9322 - in reply to #9205)
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We'll be expecting to hear some Marvin Hamlisch from you. ;)
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kotadawg
Posted 2008-12-11 10:29 PM (#9323 - in reply to #9205)
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Congratulations, Randy. :cool:
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-11 10:36 PM (#9324 - in reply to #9205)
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Outstanding my friend!
Really Beautiful!
Can't wait to hear some Slack Key from it!
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lanaki
Posted 2008-12-11 11:19 PM (#9325 - in reply to #9205)
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thank you, friends. hamlisch? i wuz thinkin' van cliburn!
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2ifbyC
Posted 2008-12-11 11:27 PM (#9326 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by lanaki:
i wuz thinkin' van cliburn!
Randy, do you know how uncomfortable those @#$%^&* piano benches are?!?!?
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PEZ
Posted 2008-12-11 11:35 PM (#9327 - in reply to #9205)
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Adamas W598




Adamas II 1681




The W598 was about what expected balanced full warm 12 string.
Adamas II 1681 just blew me away.
Big HUGE sound. Possibly the best sounding acoustic I ever played.
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-12 5:21 AM (#9328 - in reply to #9205)
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Nice, Pez. Congrats.
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-12 10:27 AM (#9329 - in reply to #9205)
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Very nice Pez, Enjoy!
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-15 6:38 PM (#9330 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by stonebobbo:
Aw, jeez. I guess I just bought myself a litle something. I made a stupid low offer on a brand new guitar ... and it got accepted. Oops. ;)

The little oops just showed up. It is a seriously nice guitar. I'll be dark for a while now ... got to break in that sweet 3 piece top. Mark, you're gonna love yours when it gets there.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-15 7:36 PM (#9331 - in reply to #9205)
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Great minds think alike. I made the same offer Stonebobbo did and bought one just like it. His mind is greater than mine, though. He knows how to post a picture of it, so I don't have to. I wonder if that's a picture of his or mine.
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-15 10:27 PM (#9332 - in reply to #9205)
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You two are killin me...
Congrats!
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2008-12-15 10:34 PM (#9333 - in reply to #9205)
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They just listed another one. I could swear it said "1 available" when I bid on mine, but maybe that was after they accepted the offer. I'll be lucky if it gets here by Christmas.
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G8r
Posted 2008-12-16 9:24 AM (#9334 - in reply to #9205)
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My present to myself. Should be a fun toy. :D
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2ifbyC
Posted 2008-12-16 9:40 AM (#9335 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?
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Originally posted by g8r:
My present
I hope ya have it mastered by 'Bowl time! I've been poking around to see if I really want/need a looper.
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sycamore
Posted 2008-12-16 9:57 AM (#9336 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Originally posted by Beal:
I'm saving up for that tank full of gas............
Now you know why most of us outside the US drive smaller cars. How much is a US gallon now? Prices here are really dropping now, about US$5.17, but was $6 to $7 for a long time.

Asking Santa for a new computer (January sales) an maybe a capo that will suit my 12-string.
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wilblee
Posted 2008-12-16 10:02 AM (#9337 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Right now I'm payin' $1.52 US for regular. That's down from a high of $3.98.
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-16 10:05 AM (#9338 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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RC-20XL +1!

I love it...coolest thing since sliced bread...
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dweezil
Posted 2008-12-16 10:26 AM (#9339 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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It begins with A
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afortune
Posted 2008-12-16 10:38 AM (#9340 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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US Masters TVA30 30 watt tube amp. Pure sweetness and versatility. :D
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-16 12:34 PM (#9341 - in reply to #9205)
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A little something with Celestion Blues under our tree. Oh, I shouldn't have!

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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-16 12:46 PM (#9342 - in reply to #9205)
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Nice Brad!
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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-16 12:56 PM (#9343 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Pez,
The 1681 IS a great sounding and looking guitar, as I'm sure Beggin and Music would agree as they both bought one off of me. Now, why did I sell them again? :rolleyes:

Bob and Mark,
I can't say enough about that Balladeer. As Dave once said about his, the sound just jumps out of it. Easy player too.
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dweezil
Posted 2008-12-16 1:05 PM (#9344 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Now, why did I sell them again?
I have an idea why.
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Damon67
Posted 2008-12-16 2:18 PM (#9345 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Hey Brad, we got the same present! I've been reading manuals for the past 2 days.

Mine has one of these with it too. I assume you got it too?

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Damon67
Posted 2008-12-16 2:20 PM (#9346 - in reply to #9205)
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Oh wait... 2 different amps
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Damon67
Posted 2008-12-16 2:26 PM (#9347 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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I got this one:

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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-16 2:31 PM (#9348 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Originally posted by dweezil:
Now, why did I sell them again?
I have an idea why.
:D ;)
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-16 3:25 PM (#9349 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Damon, you're way ahead of me on the digital gadgets. Nothing digital about the AC30. I'll run it with my simple electric pedal board. I'm curious how it will compare against all the old Fenders I've got stacked up against the band wall. May need to start unloading some gear someday.
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Watchme22
Posted 2008-12-16 3:33 PM (#9350 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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I bought myself a Blueridge BR-40-LH... Brown says it will be here tomorrow. I played on about 3 months ago and it had a great sound for Bluegrass...
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PEZ
Posted 2008-12-16 8:39 PM (#9351 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by Trader Jim:
Pez,
The 1681 IS a great sounding and looking guitar, as I'm sure Beggin and Music would agree as they both bought one off of me. Now, why did I sell them again? :rolleyes:

Bob and Mark,
I can't say enough about that Balladeer. As Dave once said about his, the sound just jumps out of it. Easy player too.
The sounds amazing, really breath taking.
Why did you sell the???
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Trader Jim
Posted 2008-12-16 8:46 PM (#9352 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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just my nature.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-17 1:38 AM (#9353 - in reply to #9205)
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I haven't gotten it yet. But!
I Love Christmas-time! :D

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PEZ
Posted 2008-12-17 3:51 AM (#9354 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Sweet looking GC model.
I like the brown bowls too.
I like the brown cases
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-17 3:55 AM (#9355 - in reply to #9205)
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Nobody had bid on that at all for Ten Days!
I bid with two hours left to go...
I had to give the poor thing a Home for Christmas! :D

It don't have a brown case... But I've got one.
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-17 7:19 AM (#9356 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by g8r:
My present to myself. Should be a fun toy. :D
Have you seen Roger\'s new loop video ? It's pretty cool.
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2008-12-17 9:41 AM (#9357 - in reply to #9205)
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Loops are very fun toys. The IDEA preamp would probably fit in a stocking.
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Fridave
Posted 2008-12-21 11:35 AM (#9358 - in reply to #9205)
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I think I'm gonna get me the acoustical treatments I've been wanting for my music room. Bass traps for the corners and some high frequency absorbers for the reflextion spots, and diffusors for the rear wall. I was fortunate to get alot of OT at work as we get pretty busy at years end. It's going to run around 2 g's.

bass traps

diffusors
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dxdgenert
Posted 2008-12-21 12:25 PM (#9359 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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Just bought a 2007 Gibson Flying V off of the 'Bay. Scheduled to arrive on Christmas Eve.
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Beal
Posted 2008-12-21 12:58 PM (#9360 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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Well since I have to wait on the tank of gas I picked up a few little items to hold me over. There's a new acoustic I've been playing ever since I got it and the Hamer Jazzadega from Al. Now that guitar is real pretty and I may be able to get used to the skinny neck again! I may put a Fishman power bridge on it to add a little acousticness to the tone.
And I got one of the Tak direct boxes that has a boost button, most useful for the LadyFish, and the little Olympus digital recorder that came with africkin 60 page manual on how to work it. That's only the english version. I hate that!!
We got each other the previously mentioned sleigh ride and then I'm getting that tank of gas. I may ever spring for 93 octane, treat the Rock, the heartbeat of America, to a little Christmas spirit as well.
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2008-12-27 6:20 PM (#9361 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by kotadawg:
Glad you like it, Captain. But you should learn to use your own photos. :p
How 'bout:




More "over yonder".
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Beal
Posted 2008-12-28 7:56 AM (#9362 - in reply to #9205)
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Time to go buy the gas. Gonna splurge and get 93 octane..............
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Designzilla
Posted 2008-12-28 8:40 AM (#9363 - in reply to #9205)
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Nice pictures Jas. That sure is a purty guitar!
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kentrookie
Posted 2008-12-28 9:12 AM (#9364 - in reply to #9205)
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Got some sound reinforcement.... Ion Block Rocker.
Battery powered, 22 Watts, 7"speaker + Tweeter, with luggage wheels. Mic/Guitar in, Guitar in, IPOD dock, RCA in..... not a Peavy Stack but just a little extra help should I give up my straight job and go street musician.

http://reviews.cnet.com/portable-speakers/ion-audio-block-rocker/45...

Which closely resembles the Alesis Transactive Mobile http://www.alesis.com/transactivemobile
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Beal
Posted 2008-12-29 9:09 PM (#9365 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?



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AAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's good to be south of the line again, and the one tank will get to just over the M/D line.

Oh, and did I mention another D42 Collings?
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seesquare
Posted 2008-12-29 9:21 PM (#9366 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?


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A beat-up 1113 is arriving for whatever refurbishment I can prestidigitate. "Made in West Germany", per FleaBay offering. Really now, another member of The Great Unwashed, evidently.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-30 12:42 AM (#9367 - in reply to #9205)
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Finally! After TWO WEEKS with Fed Ex I received this... At Last!



So? How do I clean 'pitting' of of gold tuners? Toothpaste? :D
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-30 1:21 AM (#9368 - in reply to #9205)
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Hey Beal ... I want your Santa to come to my house. You got some real nice new toys. And high octane and a roadtrip to sunnier climes are a match made in heaven.
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stonebobbo
Posted 2008-12-30 1:27 AM (#9369 - in reply to #9205)
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Originally posted by seesquare:
A beat-up 1113 is arriving for whatever refurbishment I can prestidigitate. "Made in West Germany", per FleaBay offering. Really now, another member of The Great Unwashed, evidently.
That'd be the markings from the Schallers. ;) Back from the time when there was a wall to keep the Western types from moving into the utopia that was the Democratic Republic of Germany. I think the wall got torn down during a Roger Waters concert. :cool:
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2ifbyC
Posted 2008-12-30 5:09 AM (#9370 - in reply to #9205)
Subject: Re: Whatchya Buy Yerself fer Christmas?
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Originally posted by Old Man Arthur:
So? How do I clean 'pitting' of of gold tuners? Toothpaste?
OMA,

Check out this THREAD .

Congrats on the GC!
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