The Alt.Country Club 33: Thirty Three and a Third

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  1. jota

    jota Member

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    I already saw what that tele is.
    I asked because it has the open coils on the neck pickup and I'm thinking it may be a good solution for my problem: I hit my tele neck pickup cover a lot with the pick and it goes through the amp!
    Had a Bill Lawrence no cover neck pickup once and didn't like it. Sounded like a strat.
    What tele pickups have that open coil thing but sound like a tele neck pickup?
    I know TV Jones has the Starwood and there's also Vaughn's Velvet Custom tele set but I'd like something more affordable...
     
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    I think Vampires is among his best work ever. Molotov isn’t perfect, but it really resonates with me.
     
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    Agreed about Vampires. The rest of the album is kinda hit and miss for me.
     
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    It's the 2018 Fender Custom Shop DLX Burl Maple Thinline.

    Thanks for the morning dose of Petty. It helps wash out some of the bad taste from my time out of the Boat yesterday. :aok
     
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    Don't take any elderly female relatives with you.
     
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    2 things:

    1. Thankfully no noise w the Marc F’n Ford, except when guitar volume at zero (which, who cares);

    2. Despite all my Robbie Robertson kidding, It Makes No Difference from The Latz Waltz is a top ten best ever whatever the category, and his guitar is perfect in it. That song gets me every damn time.
     
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    They did headlining dates in the US ('81?). We (JJ&BH) opened the tour. It was a couple weeks. Playing live was clearly uncomfortable for them.
     
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    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    What if you realized your lifelong dream of being in a successful band and playing all over the world to sold-out arenas full of screaming fans who sing along with all your songs, only to find out that all of the screaming fans were pre-teen boys and their moms? #imaginedragons
     
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    Had a first full band rehearsal last night since things went crazy a couple of months ago. Nice to get back on the horse. Studio had a Katana so gave it a whirl, some cool clean tones on that thing. Not quite tube-goodness, but not bad at all.
     
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    shikawkee Mad King Edmund Gold Supporting Member

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    There's a lot of people in Nashville, a lot, who rely on them to keep busy now.
     
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    I think I could live with it :D
     
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    I haven't bought any Supros yet, but I did just finish the Robertson book at the beach so my Alt-C creds should be safe for now. Like everyone else said, it was entertaining & engagingly written. At first I was happy to see that it ended at The Last Waltz - a lot of rock autobiographies have way too much recent history for me. The Pete Townshend one was bad for this (Keith Moon dies about halfway in). By the time I got to the end of Robertson's book I wanted more though, even though I don't know anything about his post-Band life. Maybe he'll do a volume 2...

    I like the Katzenkoenig, but I think it might be too gainy for me even on the lowest settings. There's not a trim pot I can adjust, is there? It's very possible that when I thought I wanted a Rat-style distortion I really just wanted a germanium pre, so I may end up returning it & sticking with my current 'Rat', an Enormous Door PDX I got in a trade a while back. It sounds really good to me at low gain settings, which is kind of funny because the dude's pedals (apparently he closed up shop and started building as Lone Wolf) are marketed to people like this :

     
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    Admittedly not my cup of tea, but after watching "Believer" on HBO, I have more respect for the lead singer and his support for the LGBTQ community, especially for Mormons in that community.
     
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    He is paying 401k for band members. It certainly sounds like a small corporation from the outside and good on him for that.

    I love The Nashville Sound. there are a few on there that don't resonate as much w/ me but overall I think its a great album.
     
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    I have a Barden neck pickup in my Tele. It's a good contrast to the stock bridge pickup and they combine well.

    And their Moms. That's the key word here! :D

    Damn, I miss Tom Petty. But I really enjoyed that video.
     
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    “Tire tracks all across your back
    I can see you’ve had your fun”

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    HB.

    It’s nice when they provide a straw for each nostril.

    (They gave me three).

    -bEn r.
     
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    Pretty pumped about that Supro. I went back and watched some demos on the thing. I think it's going to fit in just nicely with the collection. Hopefully it brings out some interesting things.
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    The Starwoods are actually worth the extra.

    I had four pickup sets in my Tele before and while there was improvement there was still an ultimate dissatisfaction with muddy neck pickups and a plinky thinness when overdrives were engaged.

    The Starwoods fixed that.

    Get a (lifted ground?) version of the neck pickup to allow a 4-way switch (series) for more humbucker-ish sounds in position 4.

    -bEn r.
     
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  20. jota

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    I have a 4 way switch with my current setup. hardly ever use it.
    I like the sound of the Twang king I have there but the noise it makes everytime I bump into it bugs me a bit.
    Found a guy from Coatia selling these on Reverb. May I give it a go?
    https://reverb.com/item/5745343-a3-...stom-hand-wound-tele-fits-fender-by-q-pickups
     
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