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General Discussion / Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« on: August 31, 2016, 07:04:16 PM »
You may be right about the narrator. Its time to turn the page, Im happy in my condo and not having any exterior responsibilities. We are at the point of don't buy stuff, if I cant eat it, drink it, drive it or have sex with it, I don't need it !
  The listing agent has been our friend since about 1983. Her husband and I were everyday friends and partners in lots of business adventures before we had kids. They never had children and we drifted apart due to lifestyles. Tim is one of the workingest musicians in Chattanooga for the past 30 yrs. . Music and golf is all he does, you start talking work and he slips out the back.

Hahaha! I'll tell him you said so next time I see him!

Truth is TRUTH!   ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Gittler guitar
« on: February 22, 2016, 12:00:06 AM »
It's like a Steinberger and a sitar had some evil love child.......   :D

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Second that.

Either he's talking about having it Plek'd or he took he to a Discotheque.   :D

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Guitars / Re: A primer on guitar repair.
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:58:25 PM »
Yep...........................................................That's how I'd do it.................................... :blink:

Epoxy, Gorilla glue, Screws, and occasionally duct tape......That's all you really need.

I do like the turnbuckle neck adjustment though!

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General Discussion / Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« on: December 03, 2015, 08:05:00 PM »
Alive and present!

Playing a gig tomorrow night at a place called The End Zone.........is that a bad omen?   ???

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Guitars / Re: NGD - Gitane DG-255 professional gypsy jazz guitar
« on: November 12, 2015, 10:48:50 PM »
Several years back I had the pleasure of working on a Dupont. The guy had bought it and then ordered the bridge insert with a pickup built in. So, I had to install that and an end-pin jack. There's something about the special feeling you get when you have the opportunity to drill a couple of holes in an $8,000-ish guitar!  :)


Lol. Was it a BigTone? That seems to be the most popular under-bridge built in pickup for Selmer "modele jazz" style guitars. I don't personally like them. They affect the acoustic tone too much and kind of almost kill the signature acoustic tone that these types of guitars are made for (IMO).

I like the Stimer pickups. Like this one.
Stimer ST48


I think so. It looked just like the one that was on it, but had the pickup built in.

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Guitars / Re: NGD - Gitane DG-255 professional gypsy jazz guitar
« on: November 12, 2015, 07:31:12 PM »
Several years back I had the pleasure of working on a Dupont. The guy had bought it and then ordered the bridge insert with a pickup built in. So, I had to install that and an end-pin jack. There's something about the special feeling you get when you have the opportunity to drill a couple of holes in an $8,000-ish guitar!  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Ken!
« on: October 29, 2015, 07:46:27 PM »
Missed it by a day.  ???

Happy Belated!

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Your Gigs / Re: Getting Back Out There
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:41:03 PM »
We had the grand child last night and tonight. Daughter and hubby opened up a cell phone repair business and its been working their butts off. Maybe next week. Keep me posted ! We are going to Nashville saturday night to party at the Maxwell House with the Music City Be Bop Society.

It went pretty well both nights. Great weather for playing on the patio! They wanted us to come back tonight also, but one of the guys couldn't do it. They said we've had the best response from their customers out of anybody that has played there. So, we will be back. They want to keep the patio thing rolling as long as they can. They have four big gas heaters mounted on the ceiling and they're thinking about trying to close it in somewhat for the winter to hold in the heat. So, that could be a regular-ish gig, even through the most of the winter.

We still have the Big River Grill gig on Wed. the 28th @ 6:00-9:00, IF it doesn't rain us out.  If the weather is questionable and you're thinking of coming out you can always shoot me a text or call to make sure.

Downtown or Hamilton Place ?

Hamilton Place. Weather is still looking pretty iffy.........We'll see if it clears up early enough.....

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Your Gigs / Re: Getting Back Out There
« on: October 23, 2015, 05:58:41 PM »
We had the grand child last night and tonight. Daughter and hubby opened up a cell phone repair business and its been working their butts off. Maybe next week. Keep me posted ! We are going to Nashville saturday night to party at the Maxwell House with the Music City Be Bop Society.

It went pretty well both nights. Great weather for playing on the patio! They wanted us to come back tonight also, but one of the guys couldn't do it. They said we've had the best response from their customers out of anybody that has played there. So, we will be back. They want to keep the patio thing rolling as long as they can. They have four big gas heaters mounted on the ceiling and they're thinking about trying to close it in somewhat for the winter to hold in the heat. So, that could be a regular-ish gig, even through the most of the winter.

We still have the Big River Grill gig on Wed. the 28th @ 6:00-9:00, IF it doesn't rain us out.  If the weather is questionable and you're thinking of coming out you can always shoot me a text or call to make sure.

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Your Gigs / Re: Getting Back Out There
« on: October 16, 2015, 06:40:24 PM »
Come on out BH! It would be great to see you again. Been a while!

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Your Gigs / Re: Getting Back Out There
« on: October 15, 2015, 08:29:09 PM »
So, we ended up doing a last minute deal on the patio of a nice little restaurant called Firebirds last night. Good turn out. Had several tables asking the manager when we were coming back, so we're playing Wednesday and Thursday night next week. This was sort of a low dough/free meal/ tryout thing, but they ended up paying us almost double what we had agreed to plus the return engagements.......always nice!

.......and we're off.........

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General Discussion / Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:28:54 PM »
Tell you that is a great investment.  I can now totally calculate the amount of power I want to provide to the pedal based on how it sounds and the clipping waveform.  I can see with the spectrum analyzer when the unwanted harmonics go below audible level.  At 5.2 Volts, the Big Muff turns into a slightly clipped boost pedal with creamy and rich sustain.  Turns the pedal into a different monster.  On a different note, the octavix really doesn't like low voltage at all, just kind of gates off.   The green silicon fuzz doesn't do a dang thing.

Also very useful to determine overdrive pedals that do well with increased voltage.  The paisley drive sounds beautiful at 17.3v.  Cant isolate that on a power supply but can get 18.   If I could dial that it at 17.3 it would be a killer pedal.  For some reason over 17.3 get a little more compression. I pushed it to 20.0v and it just got loud and squashy after 18.   

Interesting to also see what kind of draw pedals have.  Most of the fuzz pedals are 5ma or less draw.

That's pretty cool. Voltage make a huge difference, especially in a fuzz. I put a bias knob on the ones that I've built so you can sweep it a find your own sweet spot. The bias only tweaks the voltage on the second transistor though. It's kinda fun to starve it and get that spitty/bit crusher/Atari thing going on.....

Most of your overdrive pedals don't draw very much current. Choruses and delays need MORE!

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Guitars / Re: Moderne + old strat =
« on: September 30, 2015, 06:55:04 PM »
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Crazy new no scratches, but had fender bullet 10's.  I didn't realize that fender still made those strings.

They REALLY shouldn't!  :D

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Your Gigs / Re: Getting Back Out There
« on: September 30, 2015, 04:41:40 PM »
Great to hear, Jeremy!  The singer/songwriter I play with started solo/duo;  acoustic and bass.  Then I was added for electric guitar.  We played a lot of gigs as drumless trio.  Then added a drummer for the full band.  Laura still does some solo acoustic gigs.  Electric with acoustic is kind of a neat format.  Pretty different than two electric guitars.

Yeah, I think I'll enjoy it.  This will be the first band I've been in where I'll be playing mostly clean!  We got together for the fist time on Monday.  I'm using my old Traynor with a Modded DS-1, Ibanez chorus (which I may trade out for something else), and MXR Carbon Copy as a light slap that I'm leaving on all the time.  I need to get a good compressor for a little extra punch on certain things (like the chicken pickin' and pedal steel-y stuff).

I use volume swells quite a bit (vol pedal, mostly) in that configuration.  Helps with that pedal steel vibe.  I do a kind of cello part, using swells, in one of her tunes.

Yeah, I need to grab a volume pedal.  Speaking of cello parts....It would come in handy for incorporating some Ebow, also.

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