I finally broke through the outer shell

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    • #1352
      Old 97
      Participant

      when I picked up old 97 last week, Richard gave me some log in tips.

      they gave me a refret and set up with a set of medium tension strings.

      due to age and creeping decrepitude in my hands, I tuned down to C Standard.

      sounds like Bob Brozman #1. I played Bob’s at a seminar in his house around 2000.

    • #1355
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Welcome Back Matt!  The Mediums go down to “C”? OK, there’s the Pepsi Challenge for sure

    • #1356
      Old 97
      Participant

      Since the demise of the Collings forum, this one needs to step up.

    • #1357
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Consider yourself a high stepper here! Next time you’re in the area, let me know

    • #1359

      The Creeping Decrepitudes.  Sounds like the name of band. Welcome Matt.  The Bakersfield tele awaits you.

    • #1360
      Old 97
      Participant

      SCGC was my final stop on a ten day trip.

      I started by loading up my truck with the granddaughter and boyfriend’s boxes for a move from Hollywood to Portland. The day I left was the day I5 closed three hours before I got to Redding. It took four hours to drive from there to Arcata. Only 133 miles through the spectacular Trinity Widerness, the first 17 miles took an hour. The road was one lane due to the Carr Fire that had burned trees, structures, and vehicles everywhere.

      I stayed with friends mostly in such wonderful Oregon towns as Monmouth and Creswell. Creswell tempted me with two custom Bozo guitars, a Simon Fay, Thomas Rein, and an Anders Sterner Classical.

      Then I spent four days in Terra Linda, the cheap northern side of San Rafael. Dinner in Sausalito followed by picking in Mill Valley, where I got my hands on a glorious Wingert E of Cocobolo and German spruce, a John How Ladder braced, and I swapped my Kenny Hill New World Classical for a B Bender Tele until I am sick of it.

      By the time I got home, I had driven 2,022 miles.

    • #1361

      Quite the adventure.   Did you visit Schoenberg’s?  Is ther still a music shop in downtown Mill Valley. I remember a very small shop when I lived ther back in the summer of1973.

    • #1362
      Hank
      Participant

      Welcome back Matt.
      I always enjoyed your posts on the “old” forum.
      We had hoped to connect with you and introduce ourselves at the 40th.
      feels like “The Keymaster”is working hard to “Get The Band Back Together”.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1363
      Daniel
      Participant

      Alright!  Good to see you Matt!

      Are we getting the band back together?  Where’s Alister?  🙂

      Daniel

       

       


      • #1364
        Hank
        Participant

        And Strings and Magwa And Sugermill Man ??


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1365
      Old 97
      Participant

      I didn’t make it to Schoenberg’s this time. The guitars are owned by David Seigler. Daniel might remember him from Fran Guidry’s picking parties.

      I don’t know about Mill Valley guitar shop, but Amazing Grace is right where San Rafael and San Anselmo meet.

      the B Bender had all the Tele Twang a boy could ask for at rehearsal today. It needs a truss rod tweak and a new saddle to really make it sing.

       

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