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West Coast Blues Thread Version 19

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Scott Miller, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Axis29

    Axis29 Supporting Member

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    I think we may have discussed this before... But, I had an older ES-340 with the 3 way (in-phase/out-of-phase/kill), Master Volume, Blend and two Tones.

    I really loved this scheme and would love to replicate it, but as I recall the switch had a couple extra blades for the poles. Love to figure out how to do this and still get the switch in a regular LP switch cavity.

    Maybe some day soon I'll start fiddling with it again.

    George, I will definitely be interested in your take on the GFS P-90s!
     
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  2. RickyKing

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    Hello all!
    I am looking for replacement tuners for Harmony H-62. The Waverly ones, and ferrules.
    Please check your parts stock and see what you have, and want to sell.
    Thanks!!
     
  3. stratocat63

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    I am getting ready to play guitar tech with a set of Tyson 57 wrap tails with the leads constructed so I can get OOP and I am trying a push pull so I can switch out. I am a real dummy when it comes to understanding this stuff but think I can solder good enough if I am told where and have swapped out stuff in my archtop and an Edwards 335 copy. This is going in my 330.

    Some of what I swapped out were those GFS mean 90s. They were the humbucker sized ones, I don't know how much different they are from the original size. But I really liked them in my old hacked up Gretsch Country Club. Enough that I got a second set; someone sold me some for $25 on here a few years back and when I got them they were brand new, never installed. I am hoping I like the Tysons more because they were not $25 lol.
     
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    Hi Ricky, I don’t have any unfortunately, but have you checked Stew-Mac? They seem to have a good selection of (new) older style tuners.
     
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  5. tapeworm

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    Had never seen this one. SRV,
    Duke and Kim Wilson.
     
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  6. Axis29

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    Next time someone asks me for some SRV, I'll play something more like that! LOL

    Funny, I've always heard the Jimmie influence in Stevie's playing, but you can really hear it at the beginning, the little snippet. Very interesting.

    Great bits of music there.
     
  7. JimR56

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    Thanks for that. I hadn't seen it in awhile. Duke grinning a big grin beginning at 9:21, as Stevie is finishing his solo, says it all.

    Whenever I see earlier videos or photos of Stevie wearing that style of knit cap, it reminds me of the time I saw him with DT and Louann Barton at the SFBF, in 1979. He was not a headliner then, of course, in fact that was the first time a lot of us had heard his name. I still have a few photos (negatives too) that I shot that day, and have never tried to do anything with. I think I did share some of the shots of the Cray Band earlier in this thread, though. Great memories, fading further and further... especially since there seem to be no surviving videos of the Cray Band with Curtis Salgado.
     
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  8. RickyKing

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    Please let us see some pix!
     
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    I think we're going to see more of these for sale in the future with the recent introduction of the El Pescadoro which is the same pedal with a unique reverb added. I'm selling mine for the same price but it has the Bright/Wooly switch on the side rather than the top. Haven't listed it yet.
     
  11. stevieboy

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    The bay listing says Country of Origin is China. That’s gotta just be a mistake.
     
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    I haven't scanned any of my photos other than the Cray Band shots I mentioned, but I found a couple of nice photos from that day (8/12/79) at the band shell in Golden Gate Park on a photographer's website. One of Vaughan and Barton backstage; and one of Luther Tucker and Jimmy Rodgers on stage. Here's a link: http://markweber.free-jazz.net/2015/03/28/the-special-rider/

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  14. JimR56

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    I just realized that the red-haired photographer at the edge of the stage in that top Cray Band photo might be Mark Weber, whose site I linked to above. I remember watching him taking pictures that day.
     
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    Do you guys go for a “one size fits most” solution for strings, or do you change gauges based on scale length or some other variable?
    I have been using the purple pack Ernie Ball power slinkys for years. They just came out with a “burly slinky” which is medium top, heavy bottom - basically the power slinkys on the G, B, E strings, and heavier on the bass. Going to try these on the LP or 345.
     
  16. stratocat63

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    I used that same purple set for decades probably. Then I mostly went with flats for a long time starting on the hollow body and that crept into all guitars I used. But these days I string for the gig. I do more country work the last couple of years and to get that tone and do those bends I dropped down two sizes. Lol the .11 is the B sting there.

    I learned a good deal in the process. A big thing was the combination of the lowered resistance and a relaxed hand position used when playing with my fingers 90% of the night (on the skinny strings) led to a nice respite from repetitive motion problems that have dogged me for a good 25 years. Related to that is, the heavy and extra heavy picks I had always used were just too much for the skinny strings. I had already been carrying some mediums for nights when my hands were really bad, to get loose with before switching to the real picks ;-) but I started carrying a lot of different thicknesses just to have a choice and the thinnest I can use that will still move the string, are what I use.
    But anyhow these days I match the string to the gig. And the pick to the strings. It's nice to still learn things, I wish I hadn't been so stubborn about insisting on using only the heavier strings because I could have used 10s maybe and had it a bit better, hand and forearm health wise. Sorry for the run on, maybe that will help someone.
     
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    At the risk of being banned for posting non-WCB material, may I suggest that the latest Delbert McClinton CD is well worth a listen and purchase.
    https://www.delbert.com/home
     
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  18. TwoFeets

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    I tried 10.5 sets at one time and actually preferred them on Fenders and longer scale Gibsons, but they’re not easy to find.
     
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    From the Little Charlie vault today
     
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  20. stratocat63

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    Have thought about your idea of using the beefier wound strings with the light plains. Mostly in terms of being able to bend notes, yet not have quite the twang on the wounds which could maybe allow me to use a guitar on either side of the fence without restringing. Haven't moved on it but shoot, may as well. Don't want to talk about why lol, but right now I have two 335s, an i35, and the 330 to use trying out and comparing strings, so that could be good.

    Edit: Oh, those Burly slinkies are pretty stout across the board. Hmm. That would make a good slide set.

    And... I have used a 10.5 set before, I don't remember the 2nd - 6th gauges but probably not so different that you could probably use the purple set and slip in a 10.5 1st, I have seen them sold as singles. Will keep a lookout for them.
     
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