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  1. Xavier_32

    Ever heard of a little band called Black Rebel Motorcycle Club?

    Well, they just asked us to open for them on Thursday at a sold out concert in Santa Cruz. Two day notice, but hell if that's gonna stop us from opening for a band we all like (that also happens to be a very well charted band.) I'm ridiculously excited right now. This is really good for us...
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    New Bass!

    Just got a new Thunderbird! It's arctic white, and I plan on replacing all the anodized black hardware with gold hardware to make it look more like something Gretsch would put out, I just need to wait for everything to come in the mail. I ordered this thing back in May and just got it a week...
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    I just got married!

    I got married today! I don't even have words for this. I feel like the luckiest guy on earth, and I just wanted to share that with you guys. Now, back to my honeymoon a thousand miles away from home. :naughty:
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    Any homebrewers on MLP?

    I've been homebrewing beer for about 2 years now. I just made a batch of what is probably my best IPA thus far. It's comparable to Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, but slightly less alcohol, and with more sweetness and less bitterness. It's like the sweeter, session version of Dogfish Head's iconic...
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    MLP member on national television

    My band was on ABC and played a song in front of 6.3 million people. The publicity has been great. Almost 10,000 hits on our website so far, something like $85 in iTunes purchases, and approaches from a major radio station, booking agencies, licensing firms, PR firms, a music video director...
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    Accidentally ended my music career while making dinner [Warning: graphic image]

    I nearly severed the tip of my middle finger on my fretting hand. These pictures don't do it justice, but trust me when I say that my finger looked like a PEZ dispenser. I was making a huge pot of gumbo and cut myself with a $200 chef's knife. The middle of the knife went in at a 45° angle...
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    Looking for constructive criticism on my music..

    So since I was last active around here, I've been really busy with music. Now, not to be another Hoross, but I want to know what you guys think about the stuff I've been working on. I've basically become a working bassist, hence my lack in activity around here (been hanging out on bass forums...
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    Having a custom bass built, need opinions.

    One of the guys I used to be good friends with in high school is a luthier. He makes really nice one off custom guitars and basses from scratch and charges $2000-$3000 for the commission. He's offered to do one for me just for the cost of wood and parts, which would be around $500. He doesn't...
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    Any Customs come with P-90s?

    I just spent some time trying to track down any Customs that come stock with P-90s, but can't find a single one. I'm willing to bet that they exist, but maybe my google-fu is just getting bad. I figure at least one of you guys would know (Boles, maybe?) If at all possible, I'd like to get a CSB...
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    Thinking of buying a bass, looking for opinions.

    The bassist in my band plays guitar in another band, and I've found myself playing bass in that band. As I do not currently own any bass gear, I'm playing through his Ampeg bass amp with his secondary bass. It's a cheapy Hamer that's shaped like an Explorer (he won't let me use his vintage Rick...
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    E3 has been a blast!

    For you guys who have no idea what E3 is, it's the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It's the biggest video game expo of every year, and it's not open to the public. Only industry professionals and journalists are allowed entry. I can't even begin explaining all the awesome stuff I got to try...
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    This is way too perfect not to share.

    Have you ever played with anyone who fit this video like a glove? You know, the video is what they think sound like, the audio here is what they actually sound like. I'm sure you've all met a few. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_M9zWORBuA
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    Feels good to be back!

    Our computer died about a month ago, and I got laid off the day before. I didn't think we'd have the money to get another one, but here I am on our new PC. It feels great to have internet again. I can't wait to see all the ridiculous shit I missed while I was out.
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    Out of commission for a while

    My computer broke. The cpu overheated and fried the motherboard on Wednesday. To make matters worse, I just got laid off on Tuesday, so I don't know when I'll be able to afford to fix it or buy a new one. So, I guess I won't be around here for a while. I'm posting from a friend's house right...
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    Stock pots on Norlins

    So a thread in the tonefreaks section got me thinking. Say I want to change the pots on my '73 Custom down the line in order to have better taper on the knobs; I know pretty well what my options are, like what types are available and who stocks them, however, what I don't want to do is change...
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    Supreme Court Ruling Against Net Neutrality

    Did anyone else notice that today the supreme court ruled against net neutrality? That's right, ISPs now have the right to greatly degrade your bandwith while visiting any websites that they deem unfit for your viewing, much like a censorship panel. Furthermore, companies could block access to...
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    Might be buying a used Orange AD30HTC and 2x12 cab

    I'm in talks with a guy selling his AD30HTC and 2x12 cab for $1,200. It's 4 years old, but he says he only used it in the studio for 2 years, and it's been sitting around for the other 2. I might go try it out tomorrow night or this weekend. What should I look out for? I'm going to ask him...
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    Question on placement for an guide on upgrades...

    So I've been working on a guide about parts upgrades, you know, stuff like picking a new bridge, tailpiece, or pots and caps. I know it won't really make much of a dent, but I figure it might help create less threads about what parts to buy. Anyway, the thing is four and a half pages in MS...
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    Page's No. 2 over at Gibson...

    Anyone see this? I didn't see a thread about it so I invited myself. Number Two $25,000? Good god... I thought seeing Pearly for sale for so much was bad, but this is just... wow.... Any opinions?
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    Played an R8 at GC...

    So I walked in yesterday and headed for the part of the wall with all the Gibsons on it. I made my way through a bunch of Vs and a couple of Explorers. Then I saw an R8 and decided to give it a go. First off, the flame top was gorgeous. Secondly, the 50's neck profile was a lot easier to...


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