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  1. bearbike137

    Albums where all songs were awesome!!

    Big Star: Radio City, Third Richard and Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on Gravel Road Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville Michael Penn: March Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run The Harder They Come Soundtrack Fleetwood Mac: Rumors Rod Stewart...
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    Big Star strat sound

    The guitar in the photos I posted was a sunburst finish until it was refinished in white.
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    What is the greatest filmed piece of music ever?

    Patti Smith. Gloria. SNL.
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    Can you remember the first album you bought that ABSOLUTELY SUCKED ?

    I bought the Talking Heads "Remain in the Light" album after hearing "Once in a Lifetime". I hated the album.
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    new Greta Van Fleet

    This. I honestly like GVF until the singer opens his mouth.
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    I don't "get" the Big Muff

    I owned one in the mid-70's. A one-dimensional box of fizz.
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    What is your main overdrive pedal? (2020 Edition)

    Barber GCX. Nothing else has ever come close.
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    Who has a Collings I-30 LC? Great guitar!!!

    Honestly, I really loved the guitar. I was very surprised to find a guitar (the I-35LC) that I liked even more! I think the Lollar P-90s on the I-30 LC are the best P90s out there. They are phenomenal. Sure, they have a bit more noise than a humbucker, but they are quieter than other P90s I have...
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    Who has a Collings I-30 LC? Great guitar!!!

    I had a Collings I-30 LC (10th one made) that I loved so much that it caused me to sell the Collings I-35 I had owned for a decade. I have only played one guitar that I loved more than that I-30 LC. It was a brand new Collings I-35LC that I happened upon at Chicago Music Exchange 16 months ago...
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    Soldering a braided pickup wire to the back of the pot

    It helps a lot to tin the braided wire first.
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    EVH hacking it up out of key "Sound of Silence"

    You're obviously new here...
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    Mick Ralphs is such a tasteful player

    I like Mick, but he sucks with a soldering iron. I bought a Historic LP from him where he had swapped the pups, and I have never seen a worse soldering job in my life! Lol. I think it may have added a 1/4 lb to the guitar's weight...
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    Sometimes the guitar community really pisses me off.

    It's OP's like GiorgioV that make life worth living.
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    Recordings with out of tune guitar?

    Thunder Road, studio version, Bruce's Tele. Once you hear it, you can't unhear it.
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    Concerts you wish you’d went to when you had the chance.

    Ramones - 1980 at the University of Illinois while I was a student there. They played a fairly small venue as well. Why? Why? Why?!!
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    NGD: Collings I-35 LC

    Lol. I could have written this post. Only I bought my blonde I-35LC with Throbaks at Chicago Music Exchange a year ago. Best guitar I have every played. Sold my I-30LC afterward because it just couldn't keep up with the I-35LC. Oh, mine has the aged finish as well which is really sweet.
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    Gibson trying to block Collings headstock trademark

    Too technical? I don't get that at all. How can a high production facility like Gibson be less technical than a lower volume boutique like Collings? The only way Gibson can achieve that kind of production volume is by prioritizing the technical process.
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    You can only buy one strat...is it USA Fender, PRS Silver Sky or Suhr Classic???

    I know that - theoretically - this makes no sense, but only Strats and Teles made by Fender sound and feel like Strats and Teles TO ME. I honestly tried many of the boutique versions out there over the past couple of decades - and some stuck for awhile - but ultimately there was always something...
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    New unreleased stones song

    1973. Left off of Goat's Head Soup, I believe.
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    Chris Bell - I Am the Cosmos

    Yeah - that song would have slotted nicely on the "#1 Hit Record" album - and is such a great specimen of that Bell/Chilton magic. Chris Bell's life story is fascinating. The last 6 years of his life is a story for the ages: from the heights - to the depths - to ultimate redemption. I love his...
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    I love strats but.......

    The Joyo American pedal is the best $40 I have spent in my life. It is one of my "always on" pedals and is a great tone shaper - especially when playing through a PA.
  22. bearbike137

    Name 1 worth the hype / 1 disappointment

    Worth it: Barber GCX. Ended my OD search forever. Not Worth It: Fender Blues Junior. I don't know that I would plug it in even if someone gave it to me.
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    Blues Junior - may the truth be told

    The Blues Junior - where low mids go to die.
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