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Title: I know you guys. ;)
Post by: Dreadman on December 29, 2013, 03:18:45 PM
Wow. I just stopped in here (after many years) and just look at all the familiar names! How many are still around from the good (lol) old days?

I've been keeping busy... lots of guitar building and such. What have you guys been up to? Everyone still nuts? :)
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Post by: ship of fools on December 29, 2013, 03:26:57 PM
Good to see you are still at it Dreadman here's hoping you had a great holiday ;) ship
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Post by: evenkeel on December 29, 2013, 07:23:41 PM
Glad you dropped in to say hi.  Very nice.  A few of the old gang still hangs out.  Bit quieter, but far more civil than the old days.
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Post by: Dreadman on December 29, 2013, 08:16:58 PM
Hey guys, good to see ya and happy holidays to you all too. Civil huh Keel? Yaaaawn. lol  Just kiddin. Glad to see familiar faces. :)
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Post by: Pike on December 30, 2013, 07:27:23 PM
Right on Gary, thanks and same good wishes to you. I still remember you building your first dread. Ever hear anything from Strummy?
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Post by: Childbride on December 30, 2013, 09:27:20 PM
Strum is huge on photography these days and has been getting deserved kudos on his art.

Dread, we still watch.  ;)
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Post by: Dreadman on December 30, 2013, 10:44:20 PM
Pike! Hey buddy. :) No, I haven't seen ol' Strummy around the net anywhere. Does he still frequent this bar?

... and I'm gonna finish that dread one of these days too. :)  lol
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Post by: Dreadman on December 30, 2013, 10:49:51 PM
Hey, here's a cool memory of this forum from so many years ago. If I remember right (sometimes I do, sometimes I don't) CB and Shiner either started playing or got back into it around the same time and I thought it was just awesome how you guys were playing and studying together. Inspirational... and something of a forum hallmark to me. :)
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Post by: Rocket on January 02, 2014, 03:09:01 PM
...quieter, but far more civil than the old days.
Bummer... (probably explains the "quieter".)
(...perhaps someone should tinkle on the anthill!)
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Post by: Childbride on January 03, 2014, 10:01:19 PM
Yes, you remember right. Shiner played in college, got interested again, and got me involved by learning  songs I loved and playing them for me.  I have learned to sight read guitar; I think I'd be able to really accomplish/progress if my work schedule and professional ambitions didn't hamper my practice time. I have an exceptional teacher.  I am currently working on Ronnie Montrose's Rock Candy, Heart's intro to Crazy on You and Scorpion's  No One Like You. I like to play lead.  Shiner and I are an awesome duo.
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Post by: YerDugliness on January 03, 2014, 10:26:42 PM
Dreadman!

Great to see you around...sure wish you'd visit more often  ;D

Glad to hear you're still pickin' & grinnin' !

Cheers!

Dugly 8)
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Post by: Dreadman on January 05, 2014, 03:33:10 PM
I really think that's awesome CB. You guys have a "guitar spirit" that I think some people miss.

Hey... there's Dugly! Great to see you too bud. :)

Rocket my man. How goes it son? Ya want to see some tinkle huh? lol  I wasn't planning on relieving myself but I had an interesting exchange with a guy who's badly misrepresenting a Washburn on ebay yesterday. Just for kicks... does anyone know if we have a "Carter" from LA on here?
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Post by: ship of fools on January 05, 2014, 05:25:08 PM
Not that I have seen Dreadman, I try not to look at Ebay Washburns some of them are ridiculous the pricing and the listings are extremely entertaining at best. ship
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Post by: Dreadman on January 05, 2014, 11:43:19 PM
You can say that again Ship. I don't understand why but it seems the most deceptive used guitar ads involve Washburns. This guy's claiming that his D21 is a Martin D28 copy! When I politely pointed out the difference he threw a fit. Going on and on about how he's 60 years old, been in a "gazillion" studios and traveled the world playing music so therefore I must have an ulterior motive for my lying!... and get this - while schooling me he pointed out that laminate vs. solid makes no difference whatsoever.

So anyway guys... how are the new owners doing? Any better than the previous?
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Post by: piebaldpython on January 06, 2014, 11:56:26 AM
Hey Dread.....nice to see you around these parts again.  I visit occasionally myself.  I play mostly lap steel these days though I sometimes play my Washburn HB32.
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Post by: ship of fools on January 06, 2014, 01:49:51 PM
Looks as if they are been doing pretty good, they were reported to be the `13th highest gross in total sales of musical equipment ( Jam industries $285,000,000.00 with about 450 workers   http://digitaleditions.sheridan.com/publication/?i=184058). And they have started up the acoustic shop again making high end acoustics ( between $3000 - $5000.00 but you still can't customize to the woods one wants.
You rarely see them on the forum unless its to tell us about a new guitar and that's it all quiet on the western and eastern front. ship

info on page 93
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Post by: wrmurphy on January 06, 2014, 04:55:14 PM
Dread, good to see you're still around. I can say that you are sorely missed. would like to hear more from you.
Murph
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Post by: magoo99 on January 06, 2014, 08:09:49 PM
Great to see a lot of members come back to post. miss the old days..LOL
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Post by: steve206 on January 13, 2014, 10:42:19 PM
Hey there Mr. Dreadman,,,

I also have spent much time away doing other things.  I came to this place as my first ever stop at a guitar forum blog thingamajig.  Boy was it hopping there for a while.

I still have those buttons on my J28, so, you are a constant reminder.

I even had a wild hair of an idea as to whether a guy with your abilities would be able to fabricate Hard Wood covers for Hohner Marine Band harmonicas.  Wondered if it was even possible or if it would make any difference in tone.  I think it sure would look cool.  Talking about taking the metal covers off and replacing them with Birds Eye Maple or something along those lines. 

You have the tooling, so, if you find it intriguing, let me know..

Really good seeing your name again,,,,

Steve