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Title: So Whats goin on
Post by: Barefoot Rob on July 25, 2018, 08:13:06 PM
Not a whole lot happen here lately.I know that I haven't offered much but some rants and tech stuff....OH YA there was the rattle snake in my back yard but not much new as I have already found my perfect Larrivee my OM03PA.Other then that my last purchase was a Guild 12 string made in China that I'm really happy with as it feels very close to my old Guild 12 string.SOOOOOOO


Whats new with anyone out there or is it time for us ol.......I mean ag.......I mean us of age on the forum to move on. :?


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: thomasinaz on July 25, 2018, 10:32:10 PM
I've been researching Ovation guitars, trying to figure out if it would be a good time to get one. The American made ones are looking pretty good. However, after my last guitar purchase I told myself I had all I wanted...... Hot as ever here in Phoenix, typical summer weather, but still no fun staying indoors all the time. 


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Barefoot Rob on July 25, 2018, 11:33:19 PM
The new owners of Ovation did a client of mine a solid when his electronic took a crap,send me a new one at no charge so client got no charge to replace it.My only problem with Ovation is there round in the back and I'm round in the front.The great thing about Them is they sound the same plugged or unplugged so no getting use to the plugged in tone,which is the problem I have with all pu's but I have no choice but to plug in,you get use to though.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on July 26, 2018, 12:01:44 AM
I'm gettin' a b-a-n-j-o for my knee.  :beer


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: mike in lytle on July 26, 2018, 01:16:00 AM
It was 105.7 yesterday. Only 98.0 today.
Felt like putting on a jacket this afternoon.
Mike


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on July 26, 2018, 01:32:55 AM
It was 105.7 yesterday. Only 98.0 today.
Felt like putting on a jacket this afternoon.
Mike

Yikes. You're welcome to that. Cool even when it's hot here on the shore of the big lake.  


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: mike in lytle on July 26, 2018, 02:22:29 AM
Yikes. You're welcome to that. Cool even when it's hot here on the shore of the big lake. 
:cheers
Yeah, well we are apparently past the worst, and I am outside during the hot parts to stay acclimated.
It is worse in north Texas.
Cold beer helps afterwards.
We were in northern Sweden for a couple weeks end of June and it was great. Summer house on the sea and all that.
Makes me thing about selling everything and moving.
The live oaks I started 18 months ago are doing ok, and have about 50 mountain laurel seedings going.
And of course, when inside, still playing the hell out of my Larrivees!
Mike


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: musicrowscott on July 26, 2018, 11:25:10 AM
Howdy From Nashville! Hot and sticky down here...

Released a new CD in May, Getting ready for a mini tour in Norway in a couple weeks, taking my Larrivee OO-03MH along for that. Enjoyed a great U.K./France tour in May with my OM-03MT, she's my go-to guitar most days...such a great sounding instrument!

Had not been active on the forum for a while, but just ordered a custom OOO-40R with a vintage sunburst top and thought I'd drop in and read up on the model...realized how much I'd missed reading the posts from all y'all!

 :donut :donut :coffee :donut2 :donut2

Cheers,

Scott


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Queequeg on July 26, 2018, 11:51:28 AM
The next several days in Michigan will be comfortably situated in the 70º range. But I'm heading up to Alaska in a few weeks.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Silence Dogood on July 26, 2018, 02:07:02 PM
I live in North Texas and it has been an absolutely brutal summer. Triple digits for days on end.  I’m very ready for Autumn, which can sometimes be about two weeks long here.   


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: DaveyO on July 26, 2018, 06:21:08 PM
About 100 degree in southern California,looking forward to fall
Looking to buy another larrivee soon,maybe a d05 as they seem to
Be going for good deals lately ,used.
Always good to hear what's going on with you all
Dave


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on July 26, 2018, 07:32:07 PM
I'm not sure how people endure that kind of heat for weeks on end. Air conditioning is obviously the answer but you have to go outside sometime. Up here it may get cold in the winter but you can dress for it. You can only take so much off. Rainy and cool here today. Even when it's hot in town, it's usually comfortable here on the big lake.  :cheers 


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: headsup on July 26, 2018, 07:48:05 PM
my personal best is 20 degrees Celsius.
thats about 65 F.
 with each degree above that I start to wilt.


last week we played two out door festivals in the 35 degree range -thats about 100 F.
 outside, direct sun, pretty hard on guitars as far as tuning- damn near impossible.

For those gigs, and for travelling, and other people handing guitars -we packed the Martin- well, because "it's only a Martin",
 which has become my festival, out door gigging guitar.

I just won't take my beloved Larrivees to those kinds of gigs.



Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on July 26, 2018, 08:54:50 PM
Neither my Martin nor my Larrivées deserve that. I'd use my 1970 Yamaha FG-180. I've left it outside, on a lawn chair, by the fire pit over night and it's still a great guitar. Takes a lickin' and ....    


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on July 26, 2018, 10:13:11 PM

Not a whole lot happen here lately. I know that I haven't offered much but some rants and tech stuff... OH YA there was the rattle snake in my back yard but not much new as I have already found my perfect Larrivee my OM03PA. Other then that my last purchase was a Guild 12 string made in China that I'm really happy with as it feels very close to my old Guild 12 string. SOOOOOOO

Whats new with anyone out there or is it time for us ol.......I mean ag.......I mean us of age on the forum to move on. :?


Finally a little quieter here...

...but I must confess, today I did the unthinkable: I bought a Taylor (>>gasp<<)! I'll say more about that in the "Other Guitars" forum later.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on July 26, 2018, 10:15:40 PM

I've been researching Ovation guitars, trying to figure out if it would be a good time to get one. The American made ones are looking pretty good. However, after my last guitar purchase I told myself I had all I wanted...... Hot as ever here in Phoenix, typical summer weather, but still no fun staying indoors all the time. 


I've got a couple Ovations (lefties) I need to list for sale on Reverb. They're not bad guitars, but I just don't play them, and it's an ongoing process to keep moving stuff out when other stuff is coming in...


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on July 26, 2018, 10:19:00 PM

It was 105.7 yesterday. Only 98.0 today.
Felt like putting on a jacket this afternoon.
Mike


After our long, long winter, and flooding here last month, I'm thankful for some mild summer weather. Our high through the weekend will be around 74F, with lows at night in the mid-50's - we slept with the windows open last night and it was wonderful (since my allergies aren't killin' me right now)!

I suspect we'll have some hot weather before we get to Fall, but we're enjoying this up north here (just south of Tom a bit!).


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on July 26, 2018, 10:21:21 PM
Scott, your tours sound awesome! What great opportunities! Enjoy, and keep an eye on your Larrivees!   :cop:


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: thomasinaz on July 27, 2018, 12:15:12 AM
I live in North Texas and it has been an absolutely brutal summer. Triple digits for days on end.  I’m very ready for Autumn, which can sometimes be about two weeks long here.   

Are temps like that along I-40? I may be taking a motorcycle ride through there next week, heading toward Tennessee. Trying to avoid more heat. Maybe have to take the Charlie Daniels "Uneasy Rider" route: Via Omaha.  :smile:


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Silence Dogood on July 27, 2018, 03:29:38 AM
Are temps like that along I-40? I may be taking a motorcycle ride through there next week, heading toward Tennessee. Trying to avoid more heat. Maybe have to take the Charlie Daniels "Uneasy Rider" route: Via Omaha.  :smile:
Temps are supposed to drop a bit next week in the Dallas area, and rain is called for.   


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on July 27, 2018, 11:46:45 AM
Finally a little quieter here...

...but I must confess, today I did the unthinkable: I bought a Taylor (>>gasp<<)! I'll say more about that in the "Other Guitars" forum later.

Hey, are you going on The Voice with that?   :whistling:


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on July 27, 2018, 02:57:24 PM
Hey, are you going on The Voice with that?   :whistling:

Um... What's The Voice? If it's anything like The View (with Behar and Goldberg) forget it!!!  :roll


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on July 27, 2018, 04:37:16 PM
Um... What's The Voice? If it's anything like The View (with Behar and Goldberg) forget it!!!  :roll

It's a singing competition on NBC that my wife likes. I see a lot of CWTs on it.  :whistling:

https://www.nbc.com/the-voice


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on July 27, 2018, 07:37:22 PM
It's a singing competition on NBC that my wife likes. I see a lot of CWTs on it.  :whistling:

https://www.nbc.com/the-voice

"CWT's"? Man, I gotta get out more...


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on July 27, 2018, 10:08:18 PM
"CWT's"? Man, I gotta get out more...

At the risk of being non P.C.  - chicks with Taylors.   :whistling:


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on July 28, 2018, 03:35:23 PM
At the risk of being non P.C.  - chicks with Taylors.   :whistling:

 :roll
 :roll
 :roll


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on August 04, 2018, 02:21:41 PM
Well, to wake this thread back up...

It's raining here this morning, and I have a wedding this afternoon at 2:00 (yeah, I'm the pastor doing the wedding). So my Saturday is spoken for... which is why I take Mondays off.

The "good news" is... tomorrow after church at 9:00 a.m. (our summer schedule), I'll be pretty free for the day... wife and I might have to jump in the car and drive the 90 minutes to visit our grandson (oh, and his parents, too).

I have 3 guitars that need new nuts... I'm having a hard time getting motivated. I did pull the nut on an electric last night, and slid the new nut in place (under the current strings), made a slight cut for spacing of the low and high E strings... but that's as far as I got. Went to bed.   :winkin:


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 04, 2018, 02:59:29 PM
A couple of days ago I changed the strings on my Guild 12 string I got about a month back.It took all my energy to change them now its couch time.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Mikeymac on August 04, 2018, 04:04:16 PM
A couple of days ago I changed the strings on my Guild 12 string I got about a month back.It took all my energy to change them now its couch time.

I hear you there! Why is changing 12 strings FOUR TIMES harder than changing 6 strings?



Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on August 04, 2018, 04:38:52 PM
I hear you there! Why is changing 12 strings FOUR TIMES harder than changing 6 strings?



I dunno but you're right. I think it's because you have concentrate so hard on getting the right string on the right post, tuning the right string and turning the right tuner. 


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Paraclete on August 04, 2018, 06:36:50 PM
Taking a day off work today to play a gig. Outdoor picnic for a large corporation, and we split the day with a Dixieland band.  The only problem is that we play from lunchtime on, and when they vent the fire pits after the salmon is done, sometimes the smoke blows onto the stage.  Hoping for a favorable breeze.  No Larrivées today....just fiddle and ukulele.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 04, 2018, 10:43:57 PM
And now for something compleatly different:

You kids seem to a pretty smart bunch,me being old fashion and sometime's I can't control what come's out of my mouth,so here goes.I have had to fix 5 jobs done by another tech who after treating clients  with word like thats the way it is deal with it.Now this statement refer's to 4 stainless steel refrets were the fretends stoke out and the action was overly high,he has said tall frets high action.Now I solved the issue that I feel should have been taken care of by the person who did the job.Right now I'm holding my mouth shut which makes it hard to type,whwt would you do.By the same person I had to reglue a bridge on a beautiful 1963 J45 sunburst because the person didn't glue it right and was also told thats just the way it had to be.The last person was told that her 1984 Martin D35 got a neck reset and full refret and was rehydrated and a bridge doctor installed,it was never refreted nor did it get a neck reset.Again what would a smart person do,I want to tell her...oh ya the bridge did get shaved....




 :crying:


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Melodeous on August 05, 2018, 04:02:47 PM
Restoring the interior of a Jeep XJ but that's both old and current news. Just finished adding a bedroom in my house to permanently accommodate my MIL in her twilight years. Otherwise, it's all steady as she goes.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: flatlander on August 06, 2018, 05:37:10 AM
And now for something compleatly different:

You kids seem to a pretty smart bunch,me being old fashion and sometime's I can't control what come's out of my mouth,so here goes.I have had to fix 5 jobs done by another tech who after treating clients  with word like thats the way it is deal with it.Now this statement refer's to 4 stainless steel refrets were the fretends stoke out and the action was overly high,he has said tall frets high action.Now I solved the issue that I feel should have been taken care of by the person who did the job.Right now I'm holding my mouth shut which makes it hard to type,whwt would you do.By the same person I had to reglue a bridge on a beautiful 1963 J45 sunburst because the person didn't glue it right and was also told thats just the way it had to be.The last person was told that her 1984 Martin D35 got a neck reset and full refret and was rehydrated and a bridge doctor installed,it was never refreted nor did it get a neck reset.Again what would a smart person do,I want to tell her...oh ya the bridge did get shaved....

 :crying:
  Well it's your business and your local situation with other "tech". But telling it like it is on things you are sure of wouldn't only benefit you but keep people from getting ripped off for poor job. I might be saying something like... I see no indication where neck was actually reset. It appears like they just shaved bridge down which explains why bridge lifted after removing and sanding. Not slamming him but giving facts of situation. I guess for the fret jobs, no explanation was needed. But yea, that's up to you exactly how you explain.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on August 09, 2018, 11:03:59 PM
Nothing, apparently. This has to be one of the slowest days ever around here.   :?


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: mike in lytle on August 10, 2018, 01:06:26 AM
Nothing, apparently. This has to be one of the slowest days ever around here.   :?
I killed a coral snake on my back patio a couple days ago.
Mike


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on August 10, 2018, 02:25:28 AM
I killed a coral snake on my back patio a couple days ago.
Mike

Bare handed?  :wink:


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on August 10, 2018, 10:44:27 PM
Apparently, everyone has gone to the moon.   :arrow :?


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: mike in lytle on August 11, 2018, 12:32:45 AM
Apparently, everyone has gone to the moon.   :arrow :?
Started with a rattlesnake, ended with a coral snake.
What problem to do you have with ending the thread?
Geez.
Mike


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: ducktrapper on August 11, 2018, 01:19:47 AM
Started with a rattlesnake, ended with a coral snake.
What problem to do you have with ending the thread?
Geez.
Mike

None at all. Seems like the entire forum ended yesterday. Must be summer vacation.   :cheers


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: broKen on August 11, 2018, 01:47:36 AM
I'll be participating in a Spartan race tomorrow at Busch stadium, St. Louis. Just a little apprehensive.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 11, 2018, 02:08:00 AM
Whats a Spartan race?

Started with a rattlesnake, ended with a coral snake.
What problem to do you have with ending the thread?
Geez.
Mike


Had me an Eastern Diamond back in our back yard.


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: broKen on August 11, 2018, 02:37:17 AM
Whats a Spartan race?


Had me an Eastern Diamond back in our back yard.

https://www.spartan.com/en/about/our-story/the-spartan-code


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 11, 2018, 03:09:44 AM
DANG!!!!!!A better man then me at any age but at 62 I'll just cheer you on. :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance


Let us know how it turns out.GOODLUCK and ENJOY!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: broKen on August 11, 2018, 11:37:08 AM
DANG!!!!!!A better man then me at any age but at 62 I'll just cheer you on. :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance :nanadance


Let us know how it turns out.GOODLUCK and ENJOY!!!!!!!!

Thanks Rob, I'm 61


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 11, 2018, 03:32:53 PM
 :ohmy: I can barely walk around my house let alone think of doing that!!!


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: broKen on August 11, 2018, 08:47:50 PM
Gotta stay young. My son is 24 and energetic, it's a job keeping up with him


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: Paraclete on August 12, 2018, 06:34:18 AM
I'll be participating in a Spartan race tomorrow at Busch stadium, St. Louis. Just a little apprehensive.

I admire your energy level!  I’m pretty happy just to get through my work week in one piece!


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: broKen on August 13, 2018, 05:35:36 PM
I admire your energy level!  I’m pretty happy just to get through my work week in one piece!

I've grown very fond of my nap chair


Title: Re: So Whats goin on
Post by: DaveyO on August 15, 2018, 09:45:11 PM
My 2nd daughter will be leaving soon to college,
I am bummed,I will miss her,
We play music together,and play guitar together
Growing up happens so fast