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by tokaigeezer
Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Honduras Mahogany - holy grail or rock'n'roll swindle?
Replies: 15
Views: 5478

This discussion reminds me of the speaker magnet debate: ceramic or Alnico. Supposedly, alnico sounds better with humbuckers while ceramic sounds great with single coils. But then many Marshalls are shipped with ceramics and Fender has used tons of alnico speakers. and, from what I've read from peop...
by tokaigeezer
Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Honduras Mahogany - holy grail or rock'n'roll swindle?
Replies: 15
Views: 5478

This discussion reminds me of the speaker magnet debate: ceramic or Alnico. Supposedly, alnico sounds better with humbuckers while ceramic sounds great with single coils. But then many Marshalls are shipped with ceramics and Fender has used tons of alnico speakers. and, from what I've read from peop...
by tokaigeezer
Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foreign Languages
Replies: 15
Views: 8033

Then there's Calexico from Tucson. They play rootsy Americana music and sometimes tour with a Mariachi band, Luz de Luna, also outta Tucson. Saw them in Albuquerque and it was one of the most exciting concerts ever. Shouted myself hoarse. And the Handsome Family (creepy, old-time murder ballads and ...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bands of the World
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

How about Tinariwen from Mali? Exquisitely hypnotic, bluesy nomadic rhythms. Plus they traded in their AK-47s for electric guitars! 8)
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miami Heat world champs NBA
Replies: 20
Views: 8139

Even though I'm a Philadelphia Eagles fan :o I was really pulling for the Mavs. They just could not get the ball inside past Shaq and crew. Three-point shots are great, but you can't win a championship that way. Dirk had an awesome season. I was impressed at the Mavs' depth. I think suspending Stack...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Guitarists?
Replies: 141
Views: 73057

more Yanks:

J.J. Cale
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Snooks Eaglin
Magic Sam

and an awesome Brit:

Allen Holdsworth 8)
by tokaigeezer
Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Guitarists?
Replies: 141
Views: 73057

On the acoustic side, Keller Willliams can do some truly ridiculous things. And Phil Keaggy always sounds great, in concert and on recordings.
by tokaigeezer
Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: What's your 'string of choice'?
Replies: 35
Views: 16221

FWIW I've been using D'Addario XL 009.5-.044 for Silver Stars and Love Rocks. Had been using 9s for Strats and 10s for Les Pauls, but I've found that the 9.5s sound perfect for Strats, and very good with great bending ability for LPs. Plus if I ever get Alzheimers I can probably remember one string ...
by tokaigeezer
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tune of the day
Replies: 2050
Views: 475490

James McMurtry - Levelland :D
by tokaigeezer
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: So which amp is your favorite?
Replies: 137
Views: 79981

Hey Andi-O,

Nice website! and every band certainly needs a good Arschtreter! :D

cheers

Steve
by tokaigeezer
Sat May 20, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Tucker Guitars - Lightweight guitars from Hawaii
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

and then there is girlbrand guitars ... :o Playing a little rusty? http://www.girlbrand.com/burlrus2.gif Looking for that extra ounce of mojo? http://www.girlbrand.com/indexAA.htm Still waiting for that phone caw? http://www.girlbrand.com/indexY.htm Feeling a mite peckish? http://www.girlbrand.com/i...
by tokaigeezer
Mon May 15, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What do we think of this Tokai finish?
Replies: 35
Views: 10262

It's breathtaking ... but not in a good way. :o Er, feeling woozy ... must lay down.
by tokaigeezer
Wed May 03, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1978 Reborn...released some GAS
Replies: 10
Views: 3329

I bought a 1980 Reborn Old LS-50 last year and had it checked by a luthier. He recommended a refret, rather than a dressing, with matching size frets (he also replaned the fretboard to remove a slight hump) and also discovered that the bridge pickup was slowly dying. Now with new frets, a straight n...
by tokaigeezer
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've lost my job
Replies: 16
Views: 7577

Hey Deadman, I can relate. After working as a journalist for 17 years (and winning several state awards), I got the boot last March. Nauseating at first, but it hasn't been the worst thing in the long run. Nasty as the experience was, it probably saved me a heart attack. I had no idea how burnt out ...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: My Old Strat
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Bruce

That is one 8) Strat!

I love that color. What is that color (Malibu Blue? I'm guessing because I can't find my Fender book)

You must not sell (unless it's to me!:wink:)

Lucky guy! If I could afford Big Head Strats I wouldn't have my Silver Stars!

Steve