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The 'F' Word

Cogswell

The Duke of Dumbassery
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That's a beauty!

I'm working pretty hard on this one (maybe it's workin' on me :hank) Craziest guitar I've ever had. I'm about 3 months into this, another "CS '54 NOS - 60:"

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Back in the day I was a diehard SRV fan, & that extended to my Strat choices: 3-tone Sunburst, RW slab boards... & then I saw someone on Austin City Limits (maybe Lou Ann Barton?) & her Guitar Player had a HAMMERED blonde Strat w/a Maple neck. I sounded killer & I've wanted one like that ever since.
 

Cogswell

The Duke of Dumbassery
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Mar 19, 2002
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Nope! Dang, know who Jimmy Vaughan is! Might have been Marcia Ball for all I remember. I think it was the same episode with W. C. Clark. The Strat was pretty worn, too
 

JJ Jones

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Sep 28, 2001
Messages
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Speaking of Austin City Limits, I saw the Sonic Highways Austin episode last night. I just love that series!
 
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Kim R

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Back in the day I was a diehard SRV fan, & that extended to my Strat choices: 3-tone Sunburst, RW slab boards... & then I saw someone on Austin City Limits (maybe Lou Ann Barton?) & her Guitar Player had a HAMMERED blonde Strat w/a Maple neck. I sounded killer & I've wanted one like that ever since.

Cogs,

I'm of a similar mind regarding the blonde guitars - and for some reason they do look "right" when there's a lot of wear. With my recent acquisition, it was really driven by other attributes and I was actually going to give a sea foam green beast the first go when it was sold right out of my hands(!)

I've always loved the sounds from a great Strat or Tele, loved the feel of a Strat, and struggled with the radius, relief, and trem issues. This guitar feels much more dialed in and I haven't even touched a screw (a personal first).

My hands are carrying more wear than this new guitar but I'm committed to it. It sounds great and I need to "learn" this beast. There are, after all, only so many hours behind the door. I'm also a "one-at-a-time" guitarist as it helps me to focus. The decks were cleared for this one and the check book is balanced :hee

Happy Holidays and Thanks for your time and work on the L - P - F!

Kim
 

S. Cane

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Dec 10, 2014
Messages
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Just for everyone's information (and I'm only posting it here because both forums belong to the same folks and are meant to be "brothers"):

The Fender Forum is not going to be shut down soon anymore. It is still working and new members are registering.

I myself am a member both here and there, both are excellent forums.

I'll continue posting more about Les Pauls here and about my Fenders there.
 

sikoniko

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Aug 28, 2012
Messages
675
Just for everyone's information (and I'm only posting it here because both forums belong to the same folks and are meant to be "brothers"):

The Fender Forum is not going to be shut down soon anymore. It is still working and new members are registering.

I myself am a member both here and there, both are excellent forums.

I'll continue posting more about Les Pauls here and about my Fenders there.

Once the upgrade of software is done here, I hope they do it over there. I'll hold out until then. :dude:
 

renderit

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Monday and Tuesday they are installing much needed updates to the vBulletin base software that runs the site.
 

jrgtr42

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Mar 24, 2005
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I play both Gibson and Fender (and other brands as well; like someone said, different brush for different colors) and I am glad that there is a Fender pub here, even if TFF is staying put for now.
 

Minibucker

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Jan 12, 2003
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I used to be on the Fender Discussion Page, but was banned after many years by the Nazi that runs it. I didn't really mind because again, there was no reasoning with that prick, but I had some good rapport and online relationships with several members.
 

S. Cane

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Dec 10, 2014
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Well I don't know about anyone running these forums, the only person I read the name was Lily or something (don't even know if it's a man or a woman), is that it?

As far as I know, a new fellow is in charge, Mike. Quite a nice guy, as far as I had contact with him...

Anyway, I registered recently both here and there and I like the Fender Forum as well.

Nothing wrong with having the Fender space here, but as a matter of fact I like the info over there. Years of data and plus it's a nice forum all in all..
 

Minibucker

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I actually see a deeper appreciation for Fender guitars here than in some Fender sites.
 
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