The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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On a tablet, IIRC? Can't you turn it off?
I'm sure I can, I've done it on others. I just forgot exactly how and I don't find the IPad's menus to be particularly intuitive.

The spellcheck aspect does come in handy occasionally with the occasional brain farts so I'm glad of that. I just don't want to have to fight if when using contractions and colloquialisms. If I correct the correction ONCE that should be enough right? But no. :laugh2:

The worst part is correcting the correction (seemingly) then it corrects it again AS I post so I don't see it until it's posted. IF I catch it at all that is.
 

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Ain't nothing wrong with a Skrat that five sprangs and a decked claw won't fix....
The Squier bridges are the worst. If you have a decent (Fender) bridge and take your time setting it up to float, plus use lube or, in my case, roller saddles or nut, they are useable. I have a couple of guitars with whammies that are excellent. The Roland is very good and stable even when dive bombing and I have a Westone Superstrat that has their Bendmaster trem (two point) that returns to pitch well too. Plus it has fine tuners. The vintage Strat trems are finicky though.
 
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Yep. The amber color helps too. Tobacco burst, the brown is not red enough for me. Too much in the green/black spectrum. Many people don't realize black+yellow=green. That's how you get military drab or olive.

The flame is not too pronounced but still,a little much for me.

After all there's no accounting for taste. :dunno:

Still I know a beautiful guitar/finish when I see it...it's just not what I Would choose for me. :thumb:
 

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The vintage Strat trems are finicky though.
I have to say that the 6-screw vintage style trem on my Strat works pretty well. Not that I use it much, but it does work, stock out of the box. 3 springs, claw screwed tight enough that the bridge plate is firmly decked - there's a bit less than half an inch of thread on the screws showing.
 

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I'm sure I can, I've done it on others. I just forgot exactly how and I don't find the IPad's menus to be particularly intuitive.

The spellcheck aspect does come in handy occasionally with the occasional brain farts so I'm glad of that. I just don't want to have to fight if when using contractions and colloquialisms. If I correct the correction ONCE that should be enough right? But no. :laugh2:

The worst part is correcting the correction (seemingly) then it corrects it again AS I post so I don't see it until it's posted. IF I catch it at all that is.
It is the sppok code running in the background reading your mind.... Tinfoil hat, mang....tin foil hat.....
 

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Some of mine have five springs, some have three. One partscaster I blocked with a piece of maple I gave to my son. I have a Bigsby on a Wildkat that I use judiciously. Dive bombing it just can't handle, but generally seems okay for that slow-detuned thang and subtle vibrato.
 

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Thanks, Charlie... From what I've read online, the maple neck is 9.5" radius.... I may check it ne day with gauges at the shop... After playing it for several hours, I love the neck.... Best Skrat I've played to date... In 09, it was their top of the line...

As far as the Lester, when the Studios came out decades back, we sold em where I worked.... The first one we got was black w/ ebony board.... I love cherry bursts... I had three cherry burst Lesters at the time, two were Customs... So it was a bit odd first holding it... After I plugged it in and played the black Studio, I really didn't give much of a damn if it was purple with chartreuse racing stripes from hell on it... It was ALL Lester.... I have said many times, I can't hear binding anyway (or pickguard).... ;)

I like the split function on the Lester.... I have wanted a P90 Lester for a looooong time. A bud has a wine Deluxe Pro Lester with P90s I've tried to talk him out of after doing a bit of work on it... Now I hope I can get similar tone out of this one... If I can, I'll keep it.... I need another Lester like I need a nuclear powered ear wax remover.... One day my son is gonna shit his pants when he actually opens some cases when they are his....


I agree that not much looks sexier than binding on a beautiful Lester, but there is a basic beauty in the Studios... From the side, the maple cap kinda looks like binding but doesn't stand out being stained too...
Unless it is a Custom, binding ain't really gonna be seen by the popcorn munchers anyway. Binding is more for us to look at.... I also think a bound neck is sexy as hell but makes little difference playing-wise... Some folks will argue nibs till the cows come home and they DO look cool but I really don't care as far as playing....

Some folks will lay out long cash for fancy Benelli and such shotguns to hunt birds....I'll stick with my old all camo Rem 870... Not as fancy by a long shot. No super grade wood....but it shoots just as well and is as reliable if not more....

I drooled over the pic of your Lester....pure beauty...
Pure cork sniffery on my part Ed, and when the opportunity to get a flame-top I opted for a Carvin got no binding other than the natural edge of the maple cap.
My Artisan crossed my path at a time when if I passed on lots of other fun for a while I could make it mine and it be something special materially at a level I have not reached- nor aspired to since.
Don't know if studios were a thing in 77, but other than customs the only LPs that I saw that were not old JRs or specials were Deluxes with mini-buckers.

I have a two-point Wilkinson on the Carvin, and if I had the $200+ that these go I would put one on the guitar that dad and I built.
That would then set me down the rabbit hole as I so would would love to change the 57Classics for some Seymour Duncan P-Rails.

Getting pretty sick of predictive text making me look like an idiot. Imagine the frustration when AI is finally put in charge of things like brain surgery and the national gubment. :shock:
Must be nice to require technology. I can do it just by opening my mouth.

Sid, Dom so sorry. That failure casts an ugly shadow on the future, and raises my anxiety for our ability to overcome the endless screed reason must contend with when our turn comes.

Hope Ma smiles on us all.
 

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If I had to choose, this might be the one. I've loved it since I was a kid. It exists in the folk tradition, which arose from the people in all nations. And epitomizes what I feel is the best intent of Americans...despite the hypocrisy and imperfection that has existed from the beginning.

An idea that is very old, as the idea has evolved from the Athenians, to the Welsh Barons and The Magna Carta, to the Sioux Confederacy.

True it's not very sophisticated musically, and it's language not polished. But I think it's authentic. Folk music has always been important to me. It's the essence of good and meaningful songwriting, and of a communal creation because many long existing tunes...the author is not known, and people have contributed to the song's evolution over time as they change it to suit their time.


This Land Is Your Land
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island,
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters;
This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway;
I saw below me that golden valley;
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding;
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there,
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing.
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.


Ironically I nearly posted that song yesterday as a contender. I was actually looking through YouTube for a good rendition but had to break off as the puppy woke up .
Great song.

Am finishing this post about 12 hours after I started it...:laugh2:
 
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The Squier bridges are the worst.
Laura's Squier Deluxe Strat has the two point bridge , that I was able to set up perfectly ( floating ) . I did change the nut to a Tusq XL . along with the matching string trees . replaced the saddles with some hard steel ones . put in a better block and Raw Vintage springs . and lubed it up . works really well

my personal favorite is the synchronized tremolo found on Jaguars and Jazzmasters . specifically the version made by a company called Mastery . they worked some of the problems out , with the saddles and such . not anything to dive bomb with . just that very smooth and subtle flutter . it's what a Bigsby wishes it could be
 

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I was just talking about Squiers in general. Mainly older. Some are better than others. notably the Classic Vibe Squiers.

The hardware and electronics are usually the weak spot. I've bought plenty of Squier body's and necks that are very good.
 

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Ironically I nearly posted that yesterday as a contender. I was actually looking through YouTube for a good rendition but had to break off as the puppy woke up .
Great song.

Am finishing this post about 12 hours after I started it...:laugh2:
The one I posted isn't fantastic, I just liked the fact that Arlo and Pete Seeger were singing it. I have a lot of respect for Seeger.

I don't think there's much chance of it ever becoming the U.S. Anthem. Now that anything left of Mussolini is called Socialism. :laugh2:
 

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The one I posted isn't fantastic, I just liked the fact that Arlo and Pete Seeger were singing it. I have a lot of respect for Seeger.

I don't think there's much chance of it ever becoming the U.S. Anthem. Now that anything left of Mussolini is called Socialism. :laugh2:
I know what you mean about the song. I was looking for a decent rendition of it but couldn't at the time.
Busy day today so I will have to catch up with proceedings down the rabbit hole tomorrow.
 

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4:57 a.m.

Up at 4:00 with Louis but now back in bed with a cup of tea watching the election results roll in.

5:10...must get some more sleep as I've got a couple of lessons in a few hours and can't afford to nod orf in the middle of a guitar solo..:laugh2:
 
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Good Morning folkses! :wave:
Morgen Tommo.... :wave:
8:00 a.m. here and up again. What with elections and dog toileting I think I'll have to take a nap this afternoon as we've only had a few hours sleep..
Still , at least it's bright and sunny and not pissing down with rain even though it's rather chilly and windy out there..
 


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