Why Do YOU Like Norlins?

Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by Burny FLG, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    scottyk Senior Member

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  3. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    This right here.....blew me away.





    Forgot to add...my first Gibson was a ‘80 custom that I bought in ‘81 for $450. Paid for it with money from baling hay.
     
  4. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    :applause::applause: OMG! That's so old school! I love it!

    Baled a few in my day too! Mostly to help my girlfriend and her family. Never made a dime!

    Ate pretty good tho....
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Back in the day,man!! Not much else to do to make money in a farming community :laugh2:
    Rough couple of summers,man. Baling for Dad,who paid me with food and then baling with neighboring families. Damn good days,brother!!
     
  6. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Y’all know,there a bad guitars from every years and era,just astounding that the Norlin-era has such a bad rap....funny thing is,the jokes on those who turn their noses up:laugh2:
     
  7. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Yeah it was!

    How the farms I worked on looked in case you haven't been around here...
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I’m not sure how close y’all are to Ft. Drum,but,did my cold weather training there.....kinda looks familiar.

    Some pics of out front and back of the homestead here. I had planned on retiring in Panama,but,well,home is where the heart is.
     
  9. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    I did cold weather training there too in the 80's from Ft Lewis, WA.

    I'm almost 200 miles east from Ft Drum. South of Albany.

    Weather is similar, but we have the Berkshire mountains behind us...

    Nice spread there, Tardoggy!
     
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    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    Need I say more...'[​IMG]
     
  11. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    :drool:
     
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  12. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    Norlins are worthless junk, that's why I beat my 73 goldtop like a rented mule.....daily.

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    did you put the alembic style stars guitars bridge on it??
     
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    slug_maine Senior Member

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    Barry Bailey Les Paul Supreme goodness, very tasty.
     
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  15. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Looks a bit like that Schecter bridge someone posted up a while back...

    Deetz here:

    http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/anybody-know-what-this-bridge-is.402821/

    The more I look at the design, and how sloppy my Nashville is, the more I think I might need one of these...

    EDIT: Same one! :facepalm: Hello again, Sluggo! :cheers:
     
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    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

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    I think you are correct....here is the Stars Guitars (Alembic style) bridge that was the "Jerry Garcia" mod that a lot of people did in the 1970's....

    It fits right down on Gibson posts...and they are surprisingly good!!

    http://www.a6string.net/MI/Hardware/stars_tuna.html

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  17. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Yeah, I like that... Shame they're not made anymore!
     
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  18. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    Greatings Darrell, good memory. It is a Schecter, someone had posted an ebay listing of one just like it.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage...=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&rmvSB=true
     
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  19. 1969 weatherman

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    my guitar heros played norlins
     
  20. OldBenKenobi

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    I associate Norlins with working class musicians. No blueblood vintage prestige, more practical design tweaks and an overall philosophy "do what you can to make it work."
     
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