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Guitars / Re: Epi ES-339
« Last post by DannyDV8 on August 17, 2017, 10:01:03 PM »
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This little bastard arrived a couple of days ago.  I gotta tell ya, Epi has really stepped up their game on this one.  Plays great, has wicked tone, and more sustain than what can even be legal!  SCHWEET!!!!!
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General Discussion / Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« Last post by RichR on August 17, 2017, 09:23:20 PM »
Cool, don't be the nice guy and let them move in before you close.

They are living with the husband's Mom, 1-2 miles from me.  They are OK there, and can take as long as they need to move (after 9/15).  So, I don't see them wanting in early.  If anything, we might be in a position where we are not out in time, and would rent back from the new owners.  Working hard to make sure that doesn't happen.

We probably will not be out till the day before we close!  So much to do!   Hauled a load of old paint/solvents/herbicides/pesticides to our local Hazardous Waste dropoff site.  Selling my PA on Saturday.  For my next trick, I will be weaning off of my desktop computer!  Moving everything to my laptop, and a few big standalone hard drives.  Also, setting up a mail forwarding/scanning service and switching mailing address.  Changed to a portable email address earlier.  Lots of odd stuff to think about!
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General Discussion / Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« Last post by BH on August 14, 2017, 05:04:05 AM »
Cool, don't be the nice guy and let them move in before you close.
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General Discussion / Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« Last post by RichR on August 13, 2017, 06:36:13 PM »
We just signed a contract to sell our house.  Closing Sept 15.  So, we will be intentionally homeless in a month!  Exciting times. 

We found a perfect buyer.  We are going 'by owner', not even a 'buyers agent'.  Better price for buyer, better proceeds for seller.  Also, they left most of their belongings behind in their last house, so they are perfectly fine with leaving most everything.  That eliminates our need to have a final 'estate sale' push to get rid of furniture.  Most everything else is already pared down.

We were excited while we were selling/giving away belongs in the early summer.  As we shifted to 'selling the house', we kind of got into the doldrums.  Then BAM, contract, closing date, etc.  Nothing is foolproof till closing has happened, but the deal looks really good, and both sides are very committed to making this happen smoothly.  They have already used our address when signing their kids up.

I am switching off my old ISP email address to a new gmail (rich.reavis.kc@gmail.com).  What a pain, to figure out all the places that I am connected to, via that old email!  Figuring out mail hold/forward services, banking without physical address, etc.  RV'ers work through these same issues.

A little later in the year that I thought.  But, the upside is Hurricane Season ends in October, so the scenario of becoming a new boat owner, then immediately facing a hurricane is very unlikely now.   And we have the freedom to stay south, as we choose.

Time to make a final push to unload the rest of my music gear that is not going.  A friend of mine opened a music store a few months ago.  He will gladly consign whatever I don't sell before I leave.  Just chewing through all the to-do's.  A bunch of little issues, but they are all very workable. 

Planning on taking my Traveler AG 450, and my strat.  That Traveler is a blast to play on.  Small pedal board (I still have to cobble together), and my Quilter mini head.  I think I am going to sell of my Epi 1x12, I've been using.  I had thought about getting a small Orange cab with an 8" speaker.  But, I think I will wait till the real need for a cab arises.  We will be living out of a minivan, and various motel/hotel/airbnb/etc.  Space will be tight!  Taking whatever clothing, tools, boat gear, that we will continue to own.  I find myself saying "no room on the ark for that!".  What a great problem to have.

I plan to keep in touch, but internet access may be spotty at best.  Not necessarily a bad thing!
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Guitars / Re: Epi ES-339
« Last post by RichR on August 10, 2017, 09:00:25 PM »
I've bought several things from Sweetwater.  Always good.  Enjoy that new axe!


Back in the '90s when Gibson first started making flame top Standards again. I went into the San Bernardino store, played one and told them "I'll be back in a week with cash!"  They wouldn't let me put it on lay away because I didn't have any cash on me, which was wisdom on their part because when I showed up to claim it, they had let some little kid drop it on it's face, and put a huge dent in the front of the guitar.  Their solution?  "We'll give you $100.00 off!"   My solution?  "You couldn't run fast enough to give it to me!"  The pictures I posted of the cherry one are of the particular guitar I bought.  I love the way the grain looks all splotched!  I also get a lifetime warranty with this one!
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Guitars / Re: Epi ES-339
« Last post by DannyDV8 on August 10, 2017, 04:22:49 PM »
Back in the '90s when Gibson first started making flame top Standards again. I went into the San Bernardino store, played one and told them "I'll be back in a week with cash!"  They wouldn't let me put it on lay away because I didn't have any cash on me, which was wisdom on their part because when I showed up to claim it, they had let some little kid drop it on it's face, and put a huge dent in the front of the guitar.  Their solution?  "We'll give you $100.00 off!"   My solution?  "You couldn't run fast enough to give it to me!"  The pictures I posted of the cherry one are of the particular guitar I bought.  I love the way the grain looks all splotched!  I also get a lifetime warranty with this one!
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Guitars / Re: Epi ES-339
« Last post by RichR on August 09, 2017, 07:55:33 PM »
Bummer!  GC seems to have a knack for f'ing up perfectly simple transactions.  It will look great in cherry!



So............................I went to the trouble of ordering a hardshell case, and taking it to GC, and putting the guitar inside of it, and they still managed to "F" it up.  Being used, the guitar wasn't going to clear until the 18th of this month.  I happened to be in the area, and took Beth in to have a look at it, as she hadn't seen it yet.  Sure enough, big old divot in the back of the neck!  That's shitty enough of these incompetent idiots, but it gets better.  "How do we know the dent wasn't already there?" when I told them they'd have to take some money off the price.  Let me see if I'm getting this all down.....After paying a guitar off that I can't even take out of the store, you're going to call me a liar.........I see....  Then the warehouse manager was having a hissy fit because after asking his boss if it was okay I brought the case in hoping that would be enough to keep this shit from happening, he starts demanding that I come get the case right away.  "Let me tell you something homeboy, I ain't on the F'ing payroll, you we're on MY payroll until just now!  Now that's over......."  I ordered a brand new cherry red one from Sweetwater (They don't make Pelham Blue ones anymore) and it will be here in a couple of days.  $20.00 a month........I'll pay it off somehow!  When my friend Tony was managing this particular GC, he managed to improve the store dramatically, so much that they moved him to another store, and gave this one to a chick named "Lindsey" who has managed to turn it back into "Do you want fries with that?"  Being incompetent is one thing, bad enough, but by the time we want to accuse me of lying, and start ordering me around like I'm on the payroll or sumpin' it's like I always say "I've always prided myself on being a fun date, and a fun date "F***S back!"  They just went to the drive-in with a DV8...........


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Guitars / Re: Epi ES-339
« Last post by DannyDV8 on August 09, 2017, 05:58:09 PM »
So............................I went to the trouble of ordering a hardshell case, and taking it to GC, and putting the guitar inside of it, and they still managed to "F" it up.  Being used, the guitar wasn't going to clear until the 18th of this month.  I happened to be in the area, and took Beth in to have a look at it, as she hadn't seen it yet.  Sure enough, big old divot in the back of the neck!  That's shitty enough of these incompetent idiots, but it gets better.  "How do we know the dent wasn't already there?" when I told them they'd have to take some money off the price.  Let me see if I'm getting this all down.....After paying a guitar off that I can't even take out of the store, you're going to call me a liar.........I see....  Then the warehouse manager was having a hissy fit because after asking his boss if it was okay I brought the case in hoping that would be enough to keep this shit from happening, he starts demanding that I come get the case right away.  "Let me tell you something homeboy, I ain't on the F'ing payroll, you we're on MY payroll until just now!  Now that's over......."  I ordered a brand new cherry red one from Sweetwater (They don't make Pelham Blue ones anymore) and it will be here in a couple of days.  $20.00 a month........I'll pay it off somehow!  When my friend Tony was managing this particular GC, he managed to improve the store dramatically, so much that they moved him to another store, and gave this one to a chick named "Lindsey" who has managed to turn it back into "Do you want fries with that?"  Being incompetent is one thing, bad enough, but by the time we want to accuse me of lying, and start ordering me around like I'm on the payroll or sumpin' it's like I always say "I've always prided myself on being a fun date, and a fun date "F***S back!"  They just went to the drive-in with a DV8...........


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