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I think that it's pre '75 that they were unpotted . a favorite of Joan Jett __ but at the point that people were using hot glue and beeswax to " upgrade " the pickups . Dimarzio made the change

I was reading an interview with Steve Stevens a couple of weeks ago , about the ones that he had Bare Knuckle make for him . the company will make any of their picjkups ( upon special request ) unpotted . although there's a few in the collection that you probably wouldn't want that option with

I had a set of super sparkly Johnny Marr ( Jag ) pickups from them . can't imagine how bad those would sound without the wax :eek2:
Joan Jett? Blurgh!!:shock:

Steve Stevens...also a big fan of the Roland G-707. Probably the first person I saw using one on Flesh for Fantasy. Although I had read about them early on. Retail price for the whole system upon release? $10,000! I got mine about 2-3 years later when the price had dropped significantly because they weren't catching on. They weren't perceived as metal guitars.

If you're just recording it's not so much of a problem with SDs, although it is there. It's the higher and higher volume of larger and larger venues that prompted the home brew and manufacturer potting.
Lots of people were SD users, they were pretty endemic, even in some notable fusion players. Al Dimeola, Ace Frehley, a whole bunch of players.
I had a Sd-1 at the bridge and a patent sticker t-top in the neck of my Custom for a few years. It's pretty much the ideal hard rock combo for me. But later decided I preferred to have a decent PAF at the bridge because it goes back to earlier tones but I can still get there with hard rock stuff too.

T-top plus SD = the sound of a lot of early metal.

 
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Here's a fun GCSE maths question for you:

Country B has a population of 64.6 million and an electorate of 46.5 million. During a referendum, 72.2% of the electorate vote on an issue. 37% of the 72.2% who voted vote in favour. Is this a majority or a minority of the electorate?

For an extra two marks, what percentage of the population does this represent and is it a majority or a minority?

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72%? That's admirable. Our last national election, 61% of eligible voters voted, and the minority of that won. Why bother? I wouldn't exactly call that "the will of the people". :laugh2:
 
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Did! And some day, I too will be Minister of Rum :laugh2:
Never showed the 2nd bit efter the adverts. The dancing naked bit & the silly song tune in his head so he disnae gee a fucko. Just very human. I liked that.

Who wants to see ma hairy plumbs jigglin' roun the heather? Full hoose approval! Thought so. Right then...
 

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Right...

Key West, Republic of Chonkadoohaa, or whitever yi call it. Wee last bit of Florida. Succeeded from the States, declared war on the states & surrendered after staffing ... You think I make this shit up?

Watch it ya bastids.


My son lived in Key West working for a diving service for a couple of years. The cost of living was, let's say, prohibitive. Still, he managed to save up about 10,000 by rough camping. Eventually he got a tiny "apartment" (one room) which was basically a small building back on a larger house lot. He got a second job as night security in a gated community. Basically riding around in a golf cart all night.
He said the vibe down there was definitely different. The conch republic is basically a bunch of rich snowflakes. :laugh2:
 

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Thanks guys, and yes Dom that be me. That gun had 230ish miles on it when I became the driver. By the time I had left for OCS I had put almost 2500 miles on it. Would not even hazard a guess how many times I pulled that lanyard.
 

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My son lived in Key West working for a diving service for a couple of years. The cost of living was, let's say, prohibitive. Still, he managed to save up about 10,000 by rough camping. Eventually he got a tiny "apartment" (one room) which was basically a small building back on a larger house lot. He got a second job as night security in a gated community. Basically riding around in a golf cart all night.
He said the vibe down there was definitely different. The conch republic is basically a bunch of rich snowflakes. :laugh2:
He's fuckin' loaded. Has told us all fer many years. Knew you can't be skint & homeless there or the pies will go bananas, like pies do. Pies. :laugh2:

Whit were we talking aboot again, apart from my impending kissage. Piella? :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
 
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He's fuckin' loaded. Has told us all fer many years. Knew you can't be skint & homeless there or the pies will go bananas, like pies do. Pies. :laugh2:

Whit were we talking aboot again, apart from my impending kissage. Piella? :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
Sure. That's why he literally lived in a tree for 16 months. :laugh2:

Not my idea for him to head down there believe me. But young people, they be impulsive (you may remember). He landed on his feet though...worked his ass off. Good experience. Came home with a tidy nest egg he did.

Can't call him a chip off the old block though because I never could save any money. :naughty:
 

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Got another boomer rolling in. Is really gray out and the lightening is like a major flash. Fuck it is hailing. Just pea-sized and now it is raining hard. Had hoped it would hold off till it was cold enough to be snow.
WFs had predicted a fair icing before it became snow. Had hoped for now ice.
Erika texted that the general had sent them all home 90 minutes back.
 

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Got another boomer rolling in. Is really gray out and the lightening is like a major flash. Fuck it is hailing. Just pea-sized and now it is raining hard. Had hoped it would hold off till it was cold enough to be snow.
WFs had predicted a fair icing before it became snow. Had hoped for now ice.
Erika texted that the general had sent them all home 90 minutes back.

We're supposed to get it tonight.... I've got load in this afternoon for a two nighter... Hope I beat it... If they opened sooner, I'd have already beat feet down there this morning... Not much worse than Mother Nature throwing down on a load in or out...
 

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72%? That's admirable. Our last national election, 61% of eligible voters voted, and the minority of that won. Why bother? I wouldn't exactly call that "the will of the people".
To be clear, the 72.2% was the 2016 Brexit referendum. The 2019 general election turnout was slightly lower at 67.3%.

Straw argument.
Not if the issue was minority voting being misrepresented as the 'will of the people' where that implies majority support within the electorate as a whole. The democratic result stands, of course - it is the post hoc framing that is problematic.
 


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