For the 'smarts' go and get a Roku Box (latest version runs around $80). Then you can get all the streaming services.
The TV: just buy for the screen size, sharpness/color, and price.
One TV I have now I got because it didn't have one of the streaming services they wanted on it. I used a...
You need to remember that while 'Norlin' was turned into a bad word by later Gibson marketing ... those guitars were made in the same Kalamazoo factory, using the same equipment, by the same workforce, that created all the famous 1950s 'Bursts'.
The management team bought the husk from...
Don't forget to measure and swap Pots 'n Caps ... they have as much influence on the guitar tone as the pickups.
Pots have a 20% tolerance range and Max/Min samples can give bright/dark output.
Also, pickup heights and screw poles heights (mini-EQ).
Lowering Alnico 5 pickups can give the...
Here are the steps to fix muddiness:
-Lower the pickup and raise the screw poles, tip bass/treble too. If you are used to playing Strats then use a 'Strat Scatter' pattern (look up Strat pickup images if you don't have one currently).
-Measure and swap pots 'n caps. Higher end of the spec...
When you hear that famous Led Zeppelin songs were recorded on Teles but performed with Les Pauls (probably a 'gear deal' involved with marketing) they sold a lot of Les Pauls ... or Hendrix recorded with a Tele but performed on stage with Strats he sold a lot of Strats.
Toyota is more durable than Honda. Don't worry about 'the looks', vehicles are appliances.
Get the repairs done on the current vehicle, assuming the body isn't all rusted out, and continue driving it. Poke away some cash for when used vehicle prices fall again (about two years).
How are you...
I used to be skeptical too until I realized electric vehicles enable a change in energy control, globally.
It's a bit challenging to put one of these refineries in your back yard, and that is if you can find a suitable place to drill successfully out there under the swing set.
But you can...
Armstrong Blender mod .... SSS blends to HSH. Have a stealth Les Paul or Super Strat while maintaining the real reason for having a classic set of Strat tones. It's my auto-mod for Strats I'll play regularly. I will swap loaded pickguards of an HSS Strat to SSS and then wire this mod.
There are going to continue to be more guitars like these Eart ones, significant upgrades in all areas for low sales prices.
Most of the money is removed from the sales channel while they add manufacturing upgrades. So it's less of a worry about 'cheap quality!' and more a situation of...
Most manufacturing systems ... and making product plus shipping to the consumer are all part of the 'manufacturing system' ... are designed around handling 5% or less variations in product demand changes. If you have a 100 workers you can handle a 5% workload increase or decrease easily, beyond...
Two things to be worried about and to verify:
-There are many Fake Gibsons
-There are many Gibsons with undisclosed headstock repairs (which means half the value compared to unbroken units)
Make sure you can identify both situations.
Also, if you become the proud owner of a Gibson, study up...
Individual buyer perception of price and value.
Some players save 'their whole life' for 'their dream guitar' and then when they get it the buyer's remorse kicks in and they really want to send the guitar back (at a deep psychological level) and search for any flaw that gives them the excuse to...