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I've been without my beloved Ibanez 6 string RG, and Line 6 Spider 120 amp now for a couple of years....Driving to work Tuesday, the radio plays 9 songs IN A ROW that was on my list of faves to play along with...Crazy Train, Turn up the Radio (Autograph), Too much time (Styx), Cool the Engines (Boston), Still of the Night (Whitesnake), Enter Sandman, Separate Ways (Journey), and some Scorps, Still Lovin you.....It was definitely a sign, so I go into Larrys guitar shop here in Gainesville yesterday, and don't see any deals, or Ibanez on the hangers, so out the door I go, then, the back room caught my eye, with 10 to 12 more hanging, then, THERE SHE IS!! A White Ibanez RG 350 with the Floyd Rose, and locking machine head...."How much for the RG?" I asked Larry, who was busy giving a nice lady banjo lessons...."Oh, how 'bout $200?" (This is a $550 guitar)....."SOLD!!!" I told him, and asked him to have it re-strung and set up for me, and I would be back next week to rescue her....Next step is amplification....Line 6 Spider series, then grab your earplugs!!!


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Allan, now that's funny! You enjoyed your guitar playing against all odds! So, I suppose there are no youTube clips of you playing? laughing

Oh well, without ever hearing you play, I know it was better than I could have done!

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Wish I had played guitar in my youth. Somehow, that gives one more credibility as an audio engineer.
Maybe then I wouldn't cringe every time some hairball tells me to, "TURN IT UP!" laughing

Career advice: Never let them see you insert your earplugs.


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I love Gibsons and this is my Keeper. It's an ES335s solid body from '81 with dirty fingers PUs ebony fretboard, brass nut fine tune tailpiece and coil tap.
So good Gibson re-introduced this model last year. The first run lasted only two years. I use a Fender 212r amp. The most amp you can get for 300$ and is just the perfect amp.
I re-finished this guitar over 20 years ago using Triumph Olympic Flame nitrocellulonse lacquer and cleared it with Imrom. Looks as good as it did the day I did it.
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Nice ES335s Bill.


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I didn't realize we had guitar freaks on this list. Guess I'm going to have to start hanging with a better crowd <g>. Here's a pic of my guitar "Jake" I built. Named after my late Westie. I still need to inlay the doggie footprints on the fingerboard. I also have a McIntyre Feather pickup I'm installing in it.

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Been doing some guitar work for many years now. Here's a link to a buddy of mine who builds acoustic flattops. I believe Wayne has made only one electric ( a bass) but over 500 acoustics ain't bad. He's also made some acoustics for some of the best electric players around.

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSb5_5eX3k>

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Allan, you're probably being too rough on yourself!

Billy, that video clip is beautiful on so many levels. I like the way he finished up, "I think that'll be all right." Wow, what an understatement. Thanks for posting it up.

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Well I been on the hunt for a nice acoustic geetar for Cynthia's nephew/godson...
Found a Takamine thinline electric/acoustic G series, (no model listed). Dude says it retailed for 750.00 +/-, looks like he's gonna let me buy it for young Sam for a mere 200.00.
Anyone know anything about these?


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I keep my +50 year old mod'd Les Paul Jr out in the shed when I get a Johnny Thunders urge. No pedals,whammy bar, or effects for me, just tubes! Ok, maybe a little reverb.


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Funny thing is I don't know an "E" from a "G", or any "notes"...I've learned to tune and just "play along" using just the right effects and volume. I started in 1982 when I was in the Army. A GI down the hall in the barracks heard me "plucking" on a Hondo electric I bought at the base PX. He just laughed and said, "Hey, come down to my room a minute"...I went down, and he had Laney Amps all across one wall, and plenty of guitars...We became good friends, and he taught me a Bahr chord, and the rest is history...We would get up some other GI's, and go down to the Morale Support Center where they had rows of un-opened Fender amplifiers and Guitars, that nobody ever used! We would go into one of the 10 or so soundproof rooms on a Saturday afternoon, and play simple Black Sabbath, Ozzy's "over the mountain", and Crazy train, and I just watched and followed...It's been an on again off again love affair for me, but the urge to strap on a Ibanez RG and plug into a Line 6 amp, and turn up the volume is very therapeutic for me, but very "disturbing" for anyone in a 100 yard radius! I have learned ALOT of variations to the bahr, and would probably learn alot really fast with instruction....


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I have a cousin that has played guitar off and on since his teens. In the past couple of years he has gotten into homemade 3,4, and 5 string cigar box guitars. He's made a couple and bought one or two off ebay from a guy in Texas. I love to hear him play. Greg
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Rick,
Cool a Music Man amp. A friend of mine has a small collection of various MM amps. Music Man, Leo Fender's second company....
Well, sorta.
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Good to see some guitar freaks on the board.

When I'm not at work, goofing with my family or messing up bikes I design and build guitar amps.

Here's one in action;

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About the only time i played guitar was when one of my buddies tuned the thing so I could play Iron Man with one finger. laugh
I grew up in the percussion section.
Wish I still had my keystone Ludwig Supraphonic. That thing would be worth some cash these days.


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BTW Tom, those Takamines were pretty darn good in the day. They were really popular when I had the house sound gig at The Sutler back in '95. Good pickups, plug 'n' play.


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Thanks David, going to pick it up today. I'll show it around to some of my guitar playin buds for their appraisal. Young Sam will get the hand-off at Easter. Then all we gotta do is keep the big monkey older brother from appropriatin' the thing.


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I used to play a little until I cut a few tendons and a nerve in my left wrist, my ring a pinky finger are a bit numb and don't move independent of each other. Last year I gave away a very nice Yamaha FG 180. I thought it was a shame for such a nice instrument to sit unused for 20 years.


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Originally Posted by shel
I used to play a little until I cut a few tendons and a nerve in my left wrist, my ring a pinky finger are a bit numb and don't move independent of each other. Last year I gave away a very nice Yamaha FG 180. I thought it was a shame for such a nice instrument to sit unused for 20 years.


To bad about the hand... Ever think about flipping the guitar, rest ringing it, and make the right the chording hand? Just a thought, obviously perhaps too late now...
Listen Shel, if you have any other guitars to give away, I know a young player who would put 'em to good use, man.

I spoke to his mom, he is really discouraged with his old POS guitar. I think he's gonna flip when he gets his new one! It's going to transform his playing.


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Tom, I did flip it and restring it but I never could get comfortable with it.


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Right on, Shel. It's usually pretty tough for most people to switch hands if they're not naturally ambidextrous. Good on you for trying tho! :bigt


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