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The Ric, re-visited

Postby b.fierce » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:53 am

Do I sound like an ass when I ask if there is something loosey-goosey w/ said guitar's tuning?
Last time I saw The Band In Question it seemed like it needed to be tuned after just about every song.
Or was this just a ruse to force The Guys to engage in their own particular brand of between-song-witty-banter*?
Could have been a real momentum-killer, if not for The Banter (see below).

(*which is, I might add, a lost and/or undiscovered art w/ live rock groups, not to mention a much-appreciated facet of the TLW live show)

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just a quick follow-up

Postby b.fierce » Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:08 pm

And yes, I am keeping in mind alternate tunings and other such highfalutin chicanery.

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Postby John » Sat Jan 24, 2004 4:09 am

well....yeah, actually, it...uh, needs some work, MAYBE, if you want to get technical. It's also starting to short out, sometimes, because it's a little...uh.... old.

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Postby b.fierce » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:34 am

Thanks for the reply.
Don't get me wrong, the guitar sounds great. I've always liked Rics, at least in theory (they were always a little watery, a little too chimey, maybe, for my tastes). You manage to WAY avoid this, you do.
It's just, being something (that is, barely anything) of a guitar-playerist myself, I was curious (I am the Classic Hack, with little or no knowledge of kooky tunings, etc.).
And like the one drywall guy said to the other drywall guy, "keep rockin'".

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Postby John » Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:03 am

No.. you're right, the damn thing hasn't had a good intonation for about nine months, but I haven't done anything about it because of laziness. But your post has pushed me over the edge and I called Mr. Man tonight and asked him to fix up my various broken guitars.

thnaks

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Postby Robbie » Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:32 pm

Will said man fix the Starcaster as well?
If not, you will sell that thing to me in its current condition.

Right?

Thanks,

Skrocki

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Postby John » Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:24 pm

In fact, Mr. Starcaster-try-and-stealer, that is the first guitar to be worked on and should rejoin the away party shortly. But it's nice to know you care.


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