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    Pennsylvania man faces 7 years for allegedly underpaying for Mountain Dew by 43 cents

    They called the cops over 43¢? There may be more to the story, but from what I have heard and read, this was a misunderstanding, not a crime, but rather a picayune civil matter -- maybe breach of contract. Bail was originally set at $50,000, but his PD was able to get him out without having to...
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    Pulling Strings After Tuning Down

    I'm pretty sure this video has been posted here before. (Like a bagillion times.) My question is, why does Joe pull/stretch the strings after he tunes them down before tuning back up to pitch? Also, who thinks this is a good or bad practice? My guess is that he does it to pull slack off of the...
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    Care For Your Pets After Death - Pet Trusts

    I have family drama going on right now. Because my mother could not refinance her house because co-signing her grandchildren's student loans (and a vehicle) trashed her formally-steller (FICO in 810-820 range) credit, I had to buy her home outright. I immediately quit-claimed it back to her as...
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    The Pacific War in Color

    I am finishing this 2019 multi-episode documentary on The Smithsonian Channel for the first time. My verdict: It is worth a watch, especially for those interested in WWII. I wasn't that interested when it first came out because colorizing b&w images seems like graffiti. I have seen the famous...
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    Oil/Grease and Guitar Wood/Lubrication In General

    In a thread in another forum, the subject of lubrication came up which in turn brought up the bad effects of petroleum-based oil/grease on wood. I specifically mentioned the "rotting" effect petroleum oil/grease can have. For the machine parts of a guitar, what are the favored products to use...
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    NGD (Gibson SG Standard '61... Should I Buy OR Should I Pass?)

    EDIT: I couldn't resist, and I bought it. GC has this for $1800 w/hard case. I have a Gibson Flying V with BustBuckers, and I like the sound, but I don't know about the BurstBucker 61R/BurstBucker 61T. Anyone played one of these...
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    Backsliding Backorders... Grrrrrr!

    I ordered an Epi Moderne a month ago. When I ordered, it was backordered until early August. A couple of days ago, I saw that they are backordered until November 01, '21. :hyper: I called, hoping that there were two batches, and the August batch was already spoken for. Nope. The rep said that...
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    Epiphone & High Frets... Warranty?

    The 14th fret on my 60s is high. Three different straightedges, rock on it and the 13th & 15th frets. Using feeler gauges, the distance between either fret and the bottom of the straightedge is ~0.09mm, so I assume the 14th is .045mm high. BTW, the seating looks fine. Regardless of the actual...
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    Gibson LP Traditional Pro V Satin (GC Exclusive) = Meowcat Litter

    I tried to search for recent threads about this, but I didn't find any. I looked at two of them, Iced Tea and Wine Red. I was ready and excited to buy the Iced Tea... Until I gave it a lookover. I checked the neck, and it looked a tad concave. Then I tuned the strings up to standard pitch, and...
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    Gibson LP Std 50s vs. LP Classic

    The difference I see are almost all in favor on the Classic, so why is the Standard 50s $500/25% more than the Classic? The Std. 50s has a nitrocellulose finish, but the Classic has Grover Rotomatics and coil tapping. The 50s has a solid body, but the Classic is weight relieved. That doesn't...
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    New Les Paul Tribute Fretboard Problem

    I got today, and the first thing I noticed was the difference in width of the fretboard to the neck. The fretboard is a smidgen too narrow, and if you slide a finger from the back of the neck to the top of the fretboard, the "bump" is easy to feel. Also, the B string's nut slot is to deep. This...
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    What If I...

    ...found a Chinese/Korean/Indonesian guitar maker to get a semi-custom, but high-quality LP-style guitar? Is there an established, reliable company like this? Or would I be better off simply getting an entry-level kit which comes with a fretted neck? Either way, I want this logo on the headstock:
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    PLEKing an Epi?

    How much of an improvement would come from getting, say, a $600 Epi LP, and forking over another $300 for a PLEK job? Would you expect an amazing guitar, a marked improvement, or just a bit of a boost in playability? Would it likely compare to a $1200 Gibson or to a $1600 Gibson? Same question...
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    Strange eBay Ripoff Attempt (Maybe)

    I found a set of used D'Addario Planet Waves Strobe Pick Tuners on eBay in mid-October. I didn't get a response from the seller until 10 days(!) later; "Oh, I'm so sorry! I didn't get the notice of the sale. Also, PayPal shows the funds aren't available. Do you know if the transaction went...
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    Whole Lotta Intonation Questions. And Stupid Claims, Too.

    I have been setting the intonation on Tune-O-Matic as well as other bridge types for a long time. This has been all self-taught based on reading books & websites. I know about setting the intonation to the player's style/fretting force, so that isn't an issue. I'm like all of you. I want to do...
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    Tuning Problems With New Epi Lep Std 60s

    I have searched, but I have not found a good answer. I have had this for under a month, and I love it except for the tendency to go out of tune. It came with 10s, but I have replaced them with an EB 10-46 set. The specs say it has a Graph Tech nut. The tuning problem is a tendency for the...
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    Musician's Friend Made It Right (Screwed Me on An Epi 335)

    (All prices rounded to whole numbers.) Epiphone had a special run of 335s (Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar) which I ordered (ebony) on Dec 1st for $500 (w/48 months no interest financing). I called back to change it to cherry on the 5th. The sales agent said a shipment of...
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    Wilkinson Pickups... Cool Deal Or Crap? How about FLEOR?

    I see them on Amazon running hella cheap $15 to $30 each, and up to $60 for a set. I have heard positive things about the Tonerider pups, but they are a good bit more expensive. Wilkinson and FLEOR claim to wax their pups, and to use Alnico magnets. One other brand is YMC. They have "the look"...
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    Poorly-Cut Cheap Nut

    I have an off-brand Tele copy (made by SX, which is a mixed bag) which has a bad nut job. A couple of the slots are good, but the others are too narrow and one is also too shallow. This is a $150 guitar, so I'm not interested in spending much more $ on it. The guitar has 10s or 9s, and the...
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    Can a 100W Amp Draw Only 77W?

    I recently bought a Boss Katana Artist 100W amplifier. The specifications say it draws only 77W. What am I missing? I assume they mean 100W RMS. Ideas? https://www.boss.info/global/products/katana-artist/specifications/


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