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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Laura's Squier Deluxe Strat has the two point bridge , that I was able to set up perfectly ( floating ) . I did change the nut to a Tusq XL . along with the matching string trees . replaced the saddles with some hard steel ones . put in a better block and Raw Vintage springs . and lubed it up ...
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    Jersey City Shootings

    when I was living in NY , I worked in Paterson for a few months . I don't know if Jersey City is as bad ( violent ) as that , but I'm not really surprised to see NJ in the news for something like this __ given the group that was targeted . there's probably a lot more going on behind this story ...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    it's not just the media . it's also how the rich decide to spend / donate their money . it's all in self interest __ shaping and controlling the way that things are done . only to benefit themselves long article . but very interesting . for those who don't know about . the family that everyone...
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    Manny's Music is No Longer Standing :(

    trust me . I could write a book on what gentrification ( and beyond ) has done to the city . the tourists will never know about the bakeries / delis / music stores that made NY . it will never have the same energy that it did 30 or 40 years ago . now it's just a time and place that will only...
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    Gibson Explorer

    might just be my opinion . probably is . but I like the EBMM ( St. Vincent ) body much better . may be because I have one the explorer body just seems to have too much wood under the right arm I know . people are going to hate on me for this . go ahead
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    first time I've seen that channel . I subscribed __ for however long it might last
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    Jersey City Shootings

    where are you living now ? I thought you were in West PA
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    Apples new $52,599 Mac Pro

    one of the things to keep in mind . is how taxing some of the old software was __ on the old hardware . render engines ( specifically 3D ones ) are much more capable now . and the real tasks are sent out to " farms " for most users I'm not going to lie though . I wouldn't mind having one of...
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    Manny's Music is No Longer Standing :(

    I lived ( mainly ) in NYC for 20+ years . only the people that lived there , understand how much of it is changing . even if I could afford to move back into one of the now overpriced neighborhoods that I lived in . I wouldn't have any interest in doing so . it's not the same NY in so many ways...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    is a post like this where I have so much to say in response __ and at the same time . very little that people here ( in this thread ) don't already know and understand . I try not to get my thoughts too tangled up in the situation . and pretty much stay in place . where They want me to remain...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    g mornings and afternoons . very nice guitars Edro :thumb: early Merry Christmas ! the two point does make a difference on a Strat bridge . there are players that use and get along with the 6 screw bridges __ but many of them are modified to act similar to the modern config like I said in the...
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    All natural mosquito repellent.

    wouldn't want to be in an elevator with that
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    Dbl NGD!

    I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw the pic . and I don't like a lot of Les Pauls
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    $324 Million dollars

    huh what ? . the poets die poor the common ones are the heroes __ that lead so many astray from pursuing things that matter . that's why they get the $$$ . they herd the sheep
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    Thyroid disease and Sleep Apnea?

    70 pounds is a lot of weight ! . good for you :dude: I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's ( hypothyroidism ) . for awhile it gave me problems with my weight and energy levels . it also interfered with my sleep . I started taking the necessary medication __ and was able to lose the pounds ...