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Everything posted by tartanphantom

  1. My part of Murfreesboro got some stiff wind and a good bit of rain... not much else, thankfully.
  2. I'm a little different from most, in that while I gig and record with tube amps, they're not the usual suspect Fenders or Marshalls. I use mainly two different amps depending on the application and venue size-- and neither of these amps are currently in production, nor are they easy to come by. For larger venues I use a Kustom 72 Coupe-- (4 x 6L6), 2-channel 72 watt 2x12 combo. For smaller venues, I use a Kustom Defender 15 watt (2 x EL84) single channel class AB head with a 1x12 cab. The 15 watt has a more Vox-like character, while the 72 watter is more of a hybrid Fender/Vox sound. I have other amps as well, but I have used these amps for at least 10 years and I know how to easily dial in my sound on either one. If I were choosing between an AC15 and a Blues Jr., I'd probably go with the Jr.-- I Do love AC15 tones, but if you're doing any gigging, I think the Jr. is slightly more versatile and less of a 1-trick pony, and the Jr. is MUCH lighter (17 lbs lighter) than the AC15.
  3. Yeah, but you're in Memphis, where not being able to get tickets to a Grizzlies game qualifies as a "family emergency". I used to live there back in the '80's... Memphis is its own thing.
  4. Fortunately, it was NOT a member of this forum. And yeah, while it sucks, the buyer actually had a legitimate reason in the shape of an unexpected family emergency.
  5. Had it sold, buyer reneged at the last moment-- Bump with price reduction-- $600
  6. SOLD CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical, with 4 OEM 18-round mags & holster. Factory-installed glow-sights. Well-cared for with no issues, no heavy wear and no major dings. Pistol is stock with no modifications. $600 cash, FTF in middle TN (I am in Murfreesboro). TN DL or HCP (preferred) required. I also require a written bill of sale, which I will provide. Not interested in trades.
  7. I've got pretty standard .22 stuff... Henry H001 standard lever action Henry AR-7 Ruger 10/22 Take-down All pretty much stock w/ no mods... but with the 25-rnd mags the 10/22 is a ton of fun. I got the Henry lever action as a companion to my Ruger Single Six "baby hogleg".
  8. I've added a few more Gretsch instruments to the stable since my previous post-- First, a 1942 Gretsch Synchromatic 100. All original except for the replacement tailpiece (I still have the original broken tailpiece). This thing just sings. Next, a Gretsch G9241 A/E biscuit-bridge Resonator-- I love my Gretsch Park Avenue mandolin so much that I hunted down another one as a "back-up". (older one is lighter sunburst, newer one is darker sunburst)-- Also added another Gretsch mandolin-- an A-body this time-- Gretsch New Yorker A/E Deluxe-- And finally, A Gretsch 5622 centerblock (semi-hollow) model. And a few more action shots from the last couple of years--
  9. All excellent recommendations for scotch novices. When I am introducing folks to single malts, I usually start with these, and a couple of lowland malts. Smooth, consistent, no surprises. The quickest way to turn off someone curious about scotch is to start them with Islay and Campbeltown malts. Those iterations have no training wheels.
  10. I used to open tuna cans at lunchtime this way back when I did construction work. Like you said, works on most any can with a rolled or crimped lid.
  11. Going back a bit tonight... scotch in hand, laid back on a late Friday.
  12. My family always shoots during the Thanksgiving holiday, so this is a perennial problem for me... fortunately my mom and brothers live within driving distance, so I can always haul as much as I like. Just glad that I don't have to fly, because traveling with multiple firearms in that way would be a major pain.
  13. same here. Run milsurp steelcase in my commie guns most of the time.
  14. Oh, as am I... but my first discovery of Bill Nelson's work was "Live in the Air Age"... bought the album right after it came out, because the album-rock station (remember those?) that I listened to in Birmingham had played it in its entirety one evening, and I thought "Wow... this is a bit like prog, a bit like glam, and a bit like jazz... cool!" From there, I worked my way through the catalog, but the Live album is still probably my favorite, as it has great tunes from most of their studio albums, and the engineering & production is surprisingly good for a live album. I was already a Roxy Music fan, and BeBop Deluxe was sort of a natural progression from there, only with much cooler guitar work. Anyway, probably my single most favorite BeBob Deluxe song is from the Axe Victim album...
  15. A throwback to my high school days... this evening...
  16. Mine is the same way... either all the way out or all the way in...
  17. Well, apparently the "Old-Fart Early-Morning Walmart Rimfire Cartel" hasn't got the news in Murfreesboro-- I guess they still think Hillary is gonna be president and they can sell bricks of Golden Bullet and Thunderbolt for $75 apiece at gun shows... Hey, I guess they gotta have some reason to keep on living... I swear there's tire ruts in the road from Hardee's to Walmart where those geezers have made that run so many mornings--"senior coffee" in hand-- to scarf up every box of 22LR on the shelves...
  18. I'd give up a leg to be able to play like Chet. I have friends that are fantastic Chet- style players, but I just wish I had a quarter of that talent level!
  19. I do have quite a few other instruments-- other electric guitars, other mandolins, other basses, banjos, lap steel, balalaikas, dulcimers, drums, keyboards, etc.... but I figure I've posted enough... well, here are some miscellaneous gig pics, etc. I'll stop after this... I promise. And now, the obligatory "Halloween Gig" pics over the last few years.... OK, I guess I've taken up enough space here....
  20. Ok, Now we come to my pride & joy-- My Gretsch instruments. First Gretsch I ever owned-- 2002 G2619 Electromatic SparkleJet-- Sparkle finishes are incredibly difficult to capture in pics... Gretsch G2810 Bo Diddley Signature model-- The pickguard is custom-made, of my own design. Gretsch G5135 Corvette Gretsch G3156 Historic Series Streamliner Gretsch G5022C Jumbo Rancher--- this one goes with me to just about every gig. Gretsch Americana collection-- Gretsch released this series as a limited run in 2006, an homage to the various "cowboy" style guitars popular in the 40's and 50's. Four different designs, all parlor-sized (or cowboy-sized, if you prefer) Gretsch G2224 Electromatic Short Scale Bass Gretsch G6073 Bass Gretsch G9350 Park Avenue mandolin-- I've got a couple other mandolins, but this is my favorite for gigging by far. And no, that's not a "stock" photo. Gretsch G6130KPW Knotty Pine Roundup-- This is 1 of 9 factory prototypes, not a production model-- Gretsch did a production run of 75, but this one pre-dates the production run by about 6 months. Gretsch G6118T-125 125th Anniversary model And, my holy grail, my favorite guitar in my collection--- Gretsch G6196T Country Club model


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