Recent content by sonic romp

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    2005 ‘62 AVRI Stratocaster: Worth It?

    So, after many years away from electric playing, I’m looking at a 2005 (Corona plant) nitro sunburst finish with Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups. Refret w larger fret wire less than 5 years ago. I haven’t played it yet; about an hour away. How does a $950 price tag fair for one of these? I’m...
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    12 fret acoustics - why?

    I've got to go with aesthetic and sound on the twelve-fretters. I've had a few older Martins and what I have to pitch this: The larger bodied/jumbos (like the D-28S) is a bit dark and the nut, huge. I really like 12-fretters in the smaller-bodied sizes (0/00). Not only do they x-out the...
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    Marc Bolan is Incredible!

    Love so much about this guy, but on The Slider, particularly, he really drew a beautiful balance between both acoustic and electric guitar. That's was a big part of his genius.
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    Was "Nothing But Flowers" a shot at Joni Mitchell?

    Yeah...check the video for that one. Perhaps JM's last outright jingle-jangle 12-string line.
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    Johnny Marr Signature Jag Out At January 2012 NAMM!

    Yep...that and LOTS of Roland Jazz Chorus.
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    Looking for new listening suggestions - style

    Go right to the source and check out the Flying Burrito Brothers.
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    Five most influential Rock albums ON YOU?

    Smiths>The Queen is Dead Suede>Suede Neil Young>Tonight's the Night Velvet Underground>Third Album T.Rex>The Slider
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    Why don't I get the White Stripes? Am I alone?

    Jack White "...looks like Zorro on doughnuts."
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    Nick McCabe and Si Jones of The Verve have returned: The Black Ships

    That's cool to hear, thanks for that! Nick's an original, for sure.
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    Duffy! Seriously!

    Nice array of choices of BB's prior stuff. Of course, there's quite a bit more he puts between the 355 & Vox - but you've nailed the essentials in those two.
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    Mark Ribot fans?

    That's THE quintessential Ribot + Waits tune for me. Good call!
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