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If you haven't seen this film yet... Please do so. Didn't want to but smiled, laughed & burst a gut from finish to end. Beautiful film.


Got forced to watch the latest Superman film afterwards & I fucking hated it, Me & Davy nodded off half way through.
 

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If you haven't seen this film yet... Please do so. Didn't want to but smiled, laughed & burst a gut from finish to end. Beautiful film.


Got forced to watch the latest Superman film afterwards & I fucking hated it, Me & Davy nodded off half way through.
Thanks for reminding me. I really wanted to see that. The clips I've seen look excellent.
 

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Just curious...Anybody have any knowledge or experience with unbalanced coil humbuckers like the old Matsumoku Magnaflux?View attachment 431736View attachment 431737
I made a deliberately unbalanced humbucker by swapping coils between 2 DiMarzios: a Super D and a FRED (I still spell it as an acronym like when they first introduced it.)

The wildly mismatched coils did everything I hoped for, creating a really cool sound, unusual but solid and useful. But what a PiTA it was! DMZ uses a lot of hotmelt glue, y'all!
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I've played them but's been ages, not a guitar I owned, and wasn't as knowledgable about the nuance of sech thangs at the time I'm sure. I surmise they're akin to noiseless single coils more than anything as the second coil serves as noise cancelling primarily and doesn't contribute to the sound as much.
A Voutoob review I found suggests they lack sustain but are detailed. I have a Westone Corsair, a beautiful guitar, that I bought at a yard sale for ten bucks a decade ago. It was intact but the electronics were missing It's an excellent Strat Killer/Supastrat. I've tried various pups in it and all sound good from cheap Chinese Superdistirtion knockoffs, MIJ single coils, to now, a '75 T-top and a mystery Gibson that I assume is an early 490T as it's unpotted. The sound is sterling clean, exceptional even, but doesn't seem to suit the look of the guitar (if that makes any difference :laugh2:)
The original pickups (gleaned from ads at the time) were unbalanced ACTIVE pickups,which sound like a very exotic animal to me. The Magnaflux 6s are impossible to find it seems. I have a yen every once in a while to restore it but it's no great imperative to do so. Think I'll just throw in a 70s Superdistortion and something else. :hmm:

Mine looks exactly like this sans original pups. It's a looker...if you like that sort of thing. (I DO)View attachment 431744
I have a seventies Super D in creme if you think that'd work. MLP discount.
 

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Always liked that Shire radio skit Phil done about WW2 fighter pilots. Always had me in tears of laughter, seriously funny. His Vasco character is a scream.

Glad he didn't know me at the time or I might have ended up in it, probably stuck on the runway due to the weight of my female co-pilot. :rofl:
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If I needed a "plus-sized" copilot, I'd be very happy with Ashley Graham or Lizzo.
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