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  1. charlie chitlins

    Another pandemic project

    I still don't have much extra time on my hands, but I do feel like I need to do some things to fill the voids from things I really miss...LIKE FREAKIN' GIGS!!!... ahem...anyway...I've been wanting to electrify this one for awhile and finally got to it. It being my first attempt, the "D'oh!"...
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    '71 Deluxe player

    Hey, y'all...I'm back from banishment with something fun. This one came up for sale locally and, for some reason, I just couldn't stop thinking about it...I normally wouldn't have given it much consideration, but...I don't SPOKE to me. The seller brought it to my place so I could check...
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    Why is a Casino Coupe... $150 less than a Casino? Less wood? :hmm::wtf:
  4. charlie chitlins

    Please check out my new album!

    Times are tough! We sure would appreciate some support. However you buy or stream your music, we're probably there. Charlie Frey's Blue Plate Specials Biscuits and Gravy. Thanks for your support.
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    What's up with recent Firebird tuners?

    In the last few years, some are standard tuners, others are Steinberger. Have Steinbergers been discontinued? Are there 2 models that coexist?
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    NGD Guild M75 Aristocrat

    Damn...this thing is COOL! Flawless workmanship, beautiful fret work...they're tall...railroad a Firebird. If I knew nothing about this guitar and someone told me it was a boutique-y $2500 guitar, I would believe it. Medium neck...not thin, not chunky. I guess the measurements are...
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    NGD 335

    '74 ES335. Barely bucklerash, no worming, virtually no fret wear. Who the f#$% owns these things for so long without playing them? Despite all the Norlin stuff, I would put this one with any Gibson I've played. Just an exemplary guitar. This one has the center block that has a space...
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    What humbuckers in 74?

    Tarbacks? Anybody have an off the top of the head timeline of post PAF pickups?
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    Ceramic Firebird Pickups

    Gibson's answer to the Gretschbucker in terms of how poorly regarded they are. I think their description says something to the effect of how they remain articulate when using a lot of gain, and that's just what they do. They probably say "tight and focused" as those terms are popular now. I...
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    Firebird sized PAF?

    Of all the goofy pickup questions, I don't think I've ever noticed this being asked. I REALLY dig Firebirds, but I just can't dig the pickups. Original ones are good (but not me, anyway), and the modern ones have some good sounds, but some terrible ones, too. Is there a PAF-style...
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    NGD 2013 50th Anniversary Firebird

    I like doing trades. Guitars you wouldn't necessarily pursue, come to you. This one is unplayed. A little on the Liberace side, but I kind of dig it. Biggest case on earth. Snakeskin texture. Smells like a cupcake.
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    BYO Blizzard of '59 Humbuckers

    Lowly and cheap. Halfway through last night's gig, I put down the '74 Tele Custom (amazing WRHB neck pickup) and picked up my chosen backup: proletarian Epiphone Korina 58 V with the workin' man-priced pickups. From the first couple of noodley notes just to make sure everything was plugged in, I...
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    PAFs for sale near me. PAF gurus, check it out, please.

    One has a very low reading...3.something ohms. Clearly there are questions and issues. I just don't know enough to take a chance on them...yet. What do you think?
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    Custom Shop FMT Strat, anybody?

    A guy is offering me one in trade. Neither of us knows what JMT means. He says its on the COA. OK...not JMT...FMT...Flame Maple Top.
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    PRS Custom 22, anybody?

    Might take one in trade. Strange 5 way rotary switch. Wraptail. Any impressions? Should I be asking my dentist?
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    FT Kendrick BadAssMan, Philly area

    You can see from the pic why I just don't need this one anymore. Amp is dead mint. Only gigged a handful of times and transported carefully with 6-sided Tuki cover (included). All the goodness of a 5F6A Bassman plus a Drive channel and Reverb...
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    PSA '72 Deluxe North Haven Ct

    Asking $2200 No affiliation. Saw it on Facebook Marketplace. Wish I could grab it. If you get it, send me a dollar.
  18. charlie chitlins

    Hercules Stands-Customer for life

    The adjuster thingy on my schnazzy 3-guitar stand turned to snot and could well have dropped 3 guitars at once. Dodged a bullet! Contacted Hercules and got the typical gracious, 'No problem, Charlie-o...just send us pics, the serial # and THE SALES RECEIPT THAT YOU,OF COURSE, HAVE CAREFULLY...
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    5F6A Bassman comparison, '58 vs. Kendrick

    I've been meaning to do this for....2 years, maybe? I still feel like I need more time than the 20 minutes I had to devote to it. '58 Bassman vs. Kendrick BadAssMan How can one even compare? Even 2 '58 Bassmans could be very different. The K has modern glass, the F has old US glass with old...
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    Anybody had a tone epiphany lately?

    After 35 years of gigging, I've had TWO lately. 1st...always-on delay with repeats turned off (which gives 1 repeat on my pedal) and just a tiny bit of time between so it doesn't sound like 2 notes, but 1 big, fat note. I'm sure this isn't news to many of you, but I've always been a...

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