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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 29 2006,13:27   

Here are my two babies:




funk and disco, baby, funk and disco.

I picked up the Tele because she's a one off, from when the custom shop was only building 4 guitars a week. I haven't seen a Moto that predates her. Sadly she was in some pretty heavy country circles before I freed her.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
jujuquisp



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 29 2006,21:16   

I'll add pix of my guitars when I figure out how to use my camera and upload the pix to this site.  My first is an Eko hollow-body electric from 1968ish that my dad gave to me when I was 13 years old.

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2006,13:02   

I can't play much anymore because of my neck, so my babies collect a lot of dust, but I can't bear to part with them.

Sorry 'bout forgetting to set the date on the camera.  I do that a lot.






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Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
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Roland Anderson



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2006,18:38   

Well I used to have a beautiful old 1930s Danemann grand piano - all 6 feet 8 inches of it. I had to sell it when I moved to London so now I play a Yamaha P250 which is about the best impression of a real piano that a reasonably portable keyboard can make.

And soon I'm going to take the plunge and spend £3,000 or more on a proper cello, since I'm so tired of my old one, which I've had for 22 years and which outlived its usefulness a long time ago.

No guitars though I'm afraid. As a classical musician I think I might be in a bit of a minority on this thread...

  
Ra-Úl



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2006,20:19   

I do play classical guitar, limited to Baroque and Renaissance. I got into it from the finger-pickin' school of counterpoint. I sang in too many early music groups in the 80's, a glorious era we shall not see again. And I found out afdave is a keyboard maven, accompanying choir on piano. Rats. I was ready to believe he had no music in his body. Are there no sax players, harpists, ondes-Martelotists or ondiolinists on theis group? No adepts of the tromba marina? No one who can do a figured bass or continuo on the didgeridoo? I could bring in a cute punk-rock tuba player.

Ra-Ul

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Beauty is that which makes us desperate. - P Valery

  
BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2006,08:00   

I'd even upload an mp3 if I knew where I could do that. Anyone?

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 02 2007,11:11   

Being Custom made for me:



Normal S-S-S strat pickup routing.  Top-route.

Callaham non-tremolo bridge (2-7/32” string spacing)

Contoured Heel

Truss rod at the top (near peghead).  

Reverse headstock.  

US-3 peghead.

6150 Frets

1.650” nut width

21 frets

C-shape, 0.875 thickness, 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" compound radius

Paua shell inlay on both top and side

Gotoh Schaller-style Knob Tuners (10mm pegholes)

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 02 2007,11:23   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 02 2007,11:11)
Being Custom made for me:



Normal S-S-S strat pickup routing.  Top-route.

Callaham non-tremolo bridge (2-7/32” string spacing)

Contoured Heel

Truss rod at the top (near peghead).  

Reverse headstock.  

US-3 peghead.

6150 Frets

1.650” nut width

21 frets

C-shape, 0.875 thickness, 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" compound radius

Paua shell inlay on both top and side

Gotoh Schaller-style Knob Tuners (10mm pegholes)

ITS JUST LIKE YOU HOMOES TO TALK ABOUT YOU'RE NUT WIDTH.

HA! I WIN AGAIN-DT


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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2007,12:51   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 02 2007,11:11)
Truss rod at the top (near peghead).  

Reverse headstock.  

US-3 peghead.

6150 Frets

1.650” nut width

21 frets

C-shape, 0.875 thickness, 7-1/4" to 9-1/2" compound radius

Paua shell inlay on both top and side

Gotoh Schaller-style Knob Tuners (10mm pegholes)

And FTK is just not going to put up with your F%^ing potty mouth!  Why, the very idea of posting and bragging about your "pickup routing" , your "truss-rod",  your "peghead" and your "Knob Tuners"!

But seriously, she looks like a sweet machine, and I would love to finger her.

The guitar that is.

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Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2007,13:01   

PEOPLE TUNE THEY'RE KNOBS IN RITCHARD'S PEG HOLES ALL THE TIME.

ROTFLMAO! I CRACK ME UP SOMTIMES! -DT


[shakes head vigorously to get out of character.]

A bit more seriously, however, my daughter just bought herself her first electric guitar 4 days ago. Imagine my shock when I discovered yesterday that her guitar looks identical to the guitar used in this video.

I'm now telling her that if she wants me to buy her a new amp, she has to be able to play 'Voodoo Child'.  :p

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2007,15:57   

Richard, that Strat is a Jimi Hendrix sig model, no?

And the Tele rocks but it is calling for a pearloid pick guard and pearloid tuners (like my beater tele has).  Oh, and it told me it misses playing country music :-)

ps: Do you and Michael Dell hang out?

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2007,16:56   

The Strat is a limited edition master-built proto strat:

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=1519001841

The Tele is a one off custom shop MOTO tele, from 95, back when the custom shop made 4 guitars a week. They can't make them (MOTO's) any more for environmental reasons.

Arden has a HOMO tele.

I don't don't know Micheal Dell, but am familiar with his piece-of-shit computers.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2007,17:13   

On the right is the guitar my daughter got. A good inexpensive starter guitar that looks pretty cool on just about anyone:




HEAR HOWEVER IS RICHARD'S REAL GUITAR-DT:



:angry:

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2007,17:23   

Say hello to my little friend...




This is a pic I got off the internet, mine is home snug in it's case.

I'll see about taking a pick of my beater tele later

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Uncommon Descent is a moral cesspool, a festering intellectual ghetto that intoxicates and degrades its inhabitants - Stephen Matheson

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2007,22:47   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ April 03 2007,17:13)
On the right is the guitar my daughter got. A good inexpensive starter guitar that looks pretty cool on just about anyone:




HEAR HOWEVER IS RICHARD'S REAL GUITAR-DT:



:angry:

Phhhh!

It's this one really:



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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2007,23:51   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ April 03 2007,17:23)
Say hello to my little friend...




This is a pic I got off the internet, mine is home snug in it's case.

I'll see about taking a pick of my beater tele later

Very nice, BTW.
I'd love one.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,13:11   

I received this Charvel/Jackson electric bass guitar for my birthday in 2005:



It's a hand-me-down, but in good shape. All I know is that one of the knobs is tone and the other volume, and where to put the cable. I bought an electronic chromatic tuner since I'm hopeless at the sort of fine matching of pitch that folks who use pitch pipes are so good at. What I do with this is therapy, not music, at least so far. IDC advocates seeking to have me dissipate my time in harmless activities could pitch in to buy me lessons. Well, harmless at least until I publish my first album, "IDC Gives Me the Anti-Science Blues".

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"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,13:50   

I have a charvel/Jackson electric-acoustic guitar. I don't have a picture though.

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,13:55   

It takes time to get your ear tuned, Wes. Starting with an electronic tuner is a good idea. If you get used to *being* in tune, you'll quickly hear when you're not.

I know Steve Story wants to form a band doing cake covers.

Or I have some great ID lyrics:

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Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
 


Cecil F. Alexander


My EF is off the chart with that one.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,13:58   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 16 2007,14:55)
It takes time to get your ear tuned, Wes. Starting with an electronic tuner is a good idea. If you get used to *being* in tune, you'll quickly hear when you're not.

I know Steve Story wants to form a band doing cake covers.

Or I have some great ID lyrics:

Quote
Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
 


Cecil F. Alexander


My EF is off the chart with that one.

A Cake cover band? Dear god. That would be the worst band since...uh...well, since Cake actually.

   
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,14:01   

Come on Steve. You can do atonal metronomic delivery. And I totally have "Frank Sinatra" down, dude. Didley-widley-waaaaAAAAAAHH!!!

Bass solo, Wes-man!

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,14:14   

I have a plugin to Winamp which saves songs streamed over internet radio. I used to set it up, go to school, and come home to 8 hours of songs freshly downloaded. Did that for months. I have a folder of like 30 gigs of songs most of which I've never listened to. Problem was, this one radio station I recorded, Radio Paradise, the guy would play a couple of cake songs every day. I couldn't stand that. So I actually wrote a little script, NoCake.bat, which runs once a day and deletes any file from that folder with 'cake' in the title, and then notes it in a log file.

Code Sample
Wed 08/03/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Fri 08/05/2005
03:36 PM
Deleted file - F:\music\radioparadise\Radio Paradise - DJ-mixed modern & classic rock, world, electronica & more - info- radioparadise-com\Cake - Mahna Mahna.mp3
      *     *     *
Sat 08/06/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Sun 08/07/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Mon 08/08/2005
03:36 PM
Deleted file - F:\music\radioparadise\Radio Paradise - DJ-mixed modern & classic rock, world, electronica & more - info- radioparadise-com\Cake - Tougher Than It Is.mp3
      *     *     *
Tue 08/09/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *
Wed 08/10/2005
03:36 PM
      *     *     *

   
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,14:22   

Come on Steve


You can't have your cake and delete it


*...tumbleweed...*



I'll get me coat.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2007,18:52   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 16 2007,13:11)
All I know is that one of the knobs is tone and the other volume, and where to put the cable.

Heck, all you gotta do is let your hair grow long, learn three chords that you play in random order, and turn the distortion up REALLY REALLY far, and you could play for any heavy metal band.

:)

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clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2007,21:30   

Wrong, Lenny! You mean, "You could be a Ramone." Like I aspire to.

And may I say, now that I have wiped the drool from my chin, you all SUCK. Gimme gimme gimme!

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,14:03   

WeeeeE!

Just got a Freddie Taveres Aloha Strat...



:)

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,17:06   

Quote (clamboy @ April 21 2007,21:30)
Wrong, Lenny! You mean, "You could be a Ramone." Like I aspire to.

You better hurry, there's almost none left.  :(

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: May 13 2007,18:59   

Ultimately stimulated by deadman's posting up of a Garrison electric acoustic, some test-playing of a cheaper Garrison at American Music here in Seattle, some further discussion with my guitar-playing and instrument-building second cousin in the Atlanta area (a big Richard Thompson fan), and some further research--

--and resisting the temptation to go out and blow my entire tax refund on a vintage Martin, which would be way more guitar than my abilities warrant, though darn frickin' tempting!--

I today plunked my hard-earned cash down for this little baby, fresh from the Garrison works in O Canada:



I considered a more expensive model with rosewood, but I found I liked the sound, action, and look of this one better.

Here's the specs on my Garrison G20 acoustic:

body style: dreadnaught
top: solid western red cedar - satin finish
back & sides: solid canadian birch - satin finish
neck: solid mahogany
fingerboard: solid rosewood
bridge: solid rosewood
nut & saddle: TUSQ
rosette: herringbone pattern wood inlay
inlays: mother of pearl dots
tuners: Garrison individual chrome-plated
strings: D'Addario lights, extended play  
warranty: Limited Lifetime - 5 year transferable
intonation: Buzz Feiten Tuning System
nut width: 1.7 inches
scale length: 25.4 inches

I love it so!

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 13 2007,19:55   

Just got #2 of 20 Hippocaster. (picture is of #9)



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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 13 2007,19:58   

Also, custom guitar "Quiddlecaster" nearly done...



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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
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