Here's a weird question … did Leo or Les use imperial units or did they prefer metric?

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  1. Yr Blues

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    Good to see the U.S. is on-par with Liberia.
    The opposition to the Metric system in the U.S. still baffles me!

    I wonder if they'll ever accept the international date format as well, if we finally get over to Metric.
     
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    For me, it's easier to picture in my mind inches and feet. Also, I'm not a kneeler. :p
     
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    The US being well.. the US should never change over to metric. We don't do things like the rest of the world.
     
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    Not doing things like the rest of the world causes its share of problems when dealing internationally.
     
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    Bro, it's not the Metric System vs The Imperial System, it's the Metric System vs FREEDOM!
    Here's an educational video to help explain....

     
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    You can easily, like really easily unit both metric and imperial, here is how:

     
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    If you're using imperial units, everything on a guitar is in inches, so it's completely irrelevant what system you use. The system only matters if you're mixing units or interested in the relationship between units.
     
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    I think the "modern" standards for the metric system were codified in 1960. I doubt that Leo or Les, during their inventive years could have even found metric fasteners, tools, or measuring standards without quite a bit of effort. When I was a kid you couldn't find metric tools very easily. Screws? "What on Earth are you trying to fix?!?!?!?"
     
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    LOL, what a nerd. he seriously needs to take a bath. :rotflmao
     
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    The ruler was an April Fool's joke. This should be too. Unfortunately it's not.
     
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    Maybe for the same reason we don't drive in the left lane.
     

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