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  1. MikeC

    Best year for 59 reissues over the last ~10+ years??

    Tone is in the fingers
  2. MikeC

    Any idea what this kind of flame is called?

    Hot My personal opinion... asymmetric flames look "correct"
  3. MikeC

    rock heiress dead

    Good on ya, mate. I may like his rants, but I've heard all about him. And I live half way around the world from where he was at!
  4. MikeC

    How Do You Treat Your Les Pauls?

    The only time I baby my guitars is during transit. Just as long as I dont break them. Otherwise, I don't really give much thoughts on wear and tear. I play with my guitars as often as time permits. That is what they're meant for.
  5. MikeC

    How Many Les Pauls is Too Many?

    One les paul is enough for me. My next guitar is going to be an Olson SJ.
  6. MikeC

    Why is East Indian Rosewood acceptable?

    An accomplished luthier once told me, "I can build a guitar from any wood to sound anyway you want."
  7. MikeC

    Quartersawn Top Affect On Tone

    on an acoustic where thinness of the soundboard matter? Probably. on a solidbody with a mass like the les paul? Negligible.
  8. MikeC

    2019 Brazilian ...the Tiger Burst!

    Simply ridiculous! Can we get a few shots of the back?
  9. MikeC

    2019 - 1958 Reissue - Washed Cherry Sunburst?

    is there any pre-fade color photograph of a real burst taken in the late 50's?
  10. MikeC

    Anyone Ever Get Bored with Your Historic Color

    I learnt this from a Koi seller... to make red look good in photos, contrast it against blue. I do wish the reds would fade a bit. It is, albeit slowly in indirect sunlight.
  11. MikeC

    Ever Re-watch A YT Gear Review Just Because The Playing Was So Damn Good

    I really hate how Greg Koch is so natural on the guitar and and plays so effortlessly
  12. MikeC

    Does MLP still care about specs?

    Do we even really know what these guitars looked like when they came out of the factory in the 50's?
  13. MikeC

    I was at a Guns N Roses show last night

    ummm yeah. The first one is off a Samsung. The second is taken with my old iphone.
  14. MikeC

    I was at a Guns N Roses show last night

    I went thinking that by the end of the show, I'd be able to tell myself "I overpaid for this concert. Axl sucks and I can play Slash's part better than he can." I was severely disappointed. They are still very entertaining. And I must say, I liken the experience as seeing Taj Mahal for the...
  15. MikeC

    I was at a Guns N Roses show last night

    This time they were only late by 1/2 hour. I guess you could expect professional punctuality if it wasn’t pouring. All in all, they totally exceeded my expectations. I brought along my most valuable employee, and shared with him a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  16. MikeC

    I was at a Guns N Roses show last night

    they didn’t bring out axl’s Baldwin until the rain settled later in the show, heh! It would have been awesome if he played in the rain
  17. MikeC

    I was at a Guns N Roses show last night

    I had an amazing time. Axl’s vox was shit for the first hour, but he was hitting the high notes towards the end. They came out for an extended encore, and belted our their greatest hits. The crowd simply went berserk. 3-hour set with zero rest. Full props and respect to the band for playing...
  18. MikeC

    Musicians who got better with age?

    Tommy Emmanuel


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