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  1. OldStrummer

    NGD 2021 '59 ES-335TDN

    Very nice! I too, have a '57 ES-225T, and my reaction to getting an ES-335 was exactly the same! Congratulations!
  2. OldStrummer

    The Fender Forum's Lounge

    I just made a donation, too. Please consider it a thank-you.
  3. OldStrummer

    The Fender Forum's Lounge

    Not any sorrier than I am.
  4. OldStrummer

    The Fender Forum's Lounge

    That explains why, after resetting my browser, I started getting the warning message again.
  5. OldStrummer

    The Fender Forum's Lounge

    Nice! Now to go back and lock down my browser again. :p
  6. OldStrummer

    The Fender Forum's Lounge

    Dan, a lot of it depends on which browser you're using. Most will toggle security setting for a given site by clicking on the icon just to the left of the address bar. If you're on a secure site, it will look like a closed padlock. I use the Brave Browser, which is Chromium based (like Google...
  7. OldStrummer

    The Fender Forum's Lounge

    I'm a Mac guy. What is it you're asking? Browser security is the issue with TFF.
  8. OldStrummer

    Humble Pie 1971.

    I attended the 2nd Annual British Rock Meeting on Insul Grün in Germersheim, Germany in May, 1972. A lot of name brands - especially if you were into UK and European groups as well as American acts. The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Rory Gallagher, Quiver, Wishbone Ash, Amon Düül II, Nazareth, Osibisa...
  9. OldStrummer

    The Sunday Thread (In Exile)

    Sadly, I agree with you, Sérgio. I'm removing my bookmark for TFF, as it's just become a poor magnet for spammers, and LPF doesn't seem to want to do anything about it. I'm also removing my bookmark for LPF because 1) I find I've been spending too much time on forums, and 2) LPF doesn't have...
  10. OldStrummer

    The Sunday Thread (In Exile)

    Many public buildings put hawk silhouettes in their windows. Just a paste-on shadow in the shape of a hawk. Seems to work.
  11. OldStrummer

    Picture Frames for Press Release Photos

    Please define "ton of money?" For a photo exhibit I did a couple of years ago I went to an arts & crafts store and bought a mess of simple black photo frames. I now have the photos displayed on my walls everywhere, and I probably spent less than $100. Some of the photos I had made as wraps...
  12. OldStrummer

    Stratocaster 12-String

    Just my opinion, and worth every penny you paid for it: 12-string guitars tend to lend themselves to the tone and style of the acoustic player. Many electric guitarists throw themselves not just into the guitar, but into the holy grail of pedal/effect and amp combinations, and twelve strings...
  13. OldStrummer

    Bare Knuckles PAF or Kent Armstrong PUP?

    No, I decided against a floating pickup.
  14. OldStrummer

    The Sunday Thread (In Exile)

    Hey, everyone. It's Sunday! There's a new Sunday thread over in TFF. :D
  15. OldStrummer

    Bare Knuckles PAF or Kent Armstrong PUP?

    I'm having a custom guitar made, a single cutaway archtop with one pickup. Think jazz guitar. My choices for pickup are between a Kent Armstrong and a Bare Knuckles PAF. I'm having a hard time deciding. Anyone got experience or feedback on these pups?
  16. OldStrummer

    The Sunday Thread (In Exile)

    Dan, do what I do: Use a different browser. Some (Firefox, maybe?) won't let you proceed. Others, Chrome/Chromium will warn you, and let you continue. It's only a warning that the certificate has expired, not that the site is down or compromised. Good luck on #2, GJ. I got mine (Moderna) on...
  17. OldStrummer

    The Fender Forum's Lounge

    "Keep it stock" only goes so far. When the tuning keys of my 1957 ES-225 literally started crumbling away, I had no choice but to replace them. I was fortunate to find a shop that put "period correct" keys on them. They also replaced the control knobs (NOT with period correct knobs) because...
  18. OldStrummer

    Let's say..... there was this guitar player.....

    I'm pretty much where you are, except that I started about five years later than you did. But I'm five years older, so the time frame works out the same. About two years ago, I signed up to take lessons from a guitarist who studied under Pat Martino, and has a masters in musical studies...
  19. OldStrummer

    Inherited a Rolex. Does Anyone Know About Them?

    First, my condolences. Both for your loss and for being named executor. I've had that unenviable task thrust on me three times, despite making everyone aware after the first that I would never do it again. Be prepared to lose friends and family, and discover friends and family you never knew...
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