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  1. berkleegrad

    Thanks BG!

    Had a '68 Malibu (that I got from my mom) just out of High School in the mid 70s. Loved that car - had a 8 track and of course, that's a nothing but a big tape loop:smile: (wish I had that car today)
  2. berkleegrad

    Thanks BG!

    And, there you have it! Indeed, enjoyed the conversation! Plus sharing common interests and of course talking a bit about guitars, amps and various other snares, distractions and ways to avoid the local hoosegow erstwhile engaged in planning the next jaunt to the aforementioned 'dens of...
  3. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    John, outstanding, especially the bit about emailing a copy to your wife with the value and instructions on how to sell them!!! I'm going through a scenario with a sibling who passed (quite unexpectedly) and now I am going through their stuff (AND my Parents stuff that they had NOT settled AND...
  4. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    Jvin, Brilliant! That makes it easier when it goes into the shop - especially when gig traveling out of the 'hood'. After 40 years of giggin' - like probably many of y'all - I've picked up some rudimentary maintenance and repair skills; but, I do have some guys here in Orlando that have been...
  5. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    John, I feel ya, remember well my first programing - BASIC on punch cards - one line of code per card ;-) There is nothing like the feel of real paper crinkling in the fingers, both as a tangible asset and as a visceral reminder of all of the things that you've done or places you've gone (my...
  6. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    JJ, like the idea of updated estimate of value ... my update log is small enough that it fits in the box with all my new strings (that I have purchased in bulk)... thanks, -Rick
  7. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    D man, nothing satisfies the "laws of parsimony" as simply as a blank piece of paper and pencil - AND it works without electricity ;-) not trying to "Rube Goldberg it"; but, thinking something a little more digital would be easier (for me) and way less messy :smile: And then there is the bit...
  8. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    Break out that big money "daddy O" :cheers:
  9. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    WavMixer, :smile: I hear ya! I kind of tossed off the idea of doing something commercially in that vein... when I saw iPhone apps of this nature selling for 1.99 - will take lots of sales volume to return a profit on the time invested... But, I have scads of server space and could easily...
  10. berkleegrad

    Guitar Maintenance Log?

    Greetings All, Looking for some suggestions (and apologies if this has been asked before) for a way to track or log all of the maintenance for small very small collection of guitars. After refretting my '90s Strat earlier this summer, and my '70s Strat a few months back and my '09 Strat...
  11. berkleegrad

    What gauge strings you running on your Tele ?

    On my Tele I moved down to .009s from my custom set (of Boomers .013 .015 .018p .026 .036 .046 ) Simply cause I had this idea that for some of the country(ish) licks I'm asked to play, I wanted something very easy to bend ;-) I know, lazy way out :smile:
  12. berkleegrad

    Bronchitis Is the worst

    Tazz sorry 'bout your bout of bronchitis... When I was plagued with reoccurring bouts on bronchitis for several years in a row, it took not only a zpac (or cipro); but, also Prednisone steroid AND an albuterol inhaler... Anything less than those three things and I just couldn't kick it... For...
  13. berkleegrad

    NGD: Custom Made SG/LP Clone "ExNihilo"

    nice no, very nice! :cheers:
  14. berkleegrad

    NAD '60s Silvertone 1482

    Hey Javamagic, wow great looking combo - hope you are playin' it often. Is that one of the hand wired reissues? How does it sound? as I recall, my old band mate's rig was a the yba-3 head and a 6X10 cab with marsland/traynor speakers. appreciate you sharing, -Rick
  15. berkleegrad

    Probably quitting my band tonight.

    Hey Paul, Advice is a dangerous gift - unsolicited even more so ;-) Always tough to leave a working situation... Tougher, when you get to be 'on the backside of the mountain' in today's youth focused culture. I'm sure it is disappointing to know the rest of the band has already made a decision...
  16. berkleegrad

    NAD '60s Silvertone 1482

    Greetings all, wanted to jump in on the Sears Slivertone love... Below are a few pix of my old Sears 40XL I've had it since 1971 or 1972 ... got it from an old bandmate who lived down the street when he got his first "real" amp a Traynor YBA-3 (I remember he told me and he receioved it as a...
  17. berkleegrad

    Greetings From Orlando

    yes, mini-buckers in the Les Paul. The S.G. came with '57 classics (with the coil tap). BTW the Lollar mini-buckers in the 'Paul' are coil tapped too!
  18. berkleegrad

    Greetings From Orlando

    not sayin' we're preppers - just sayin we're old experienced Florida crackers who "plan for all hazards" :smile: Thanks for the warning and we'll keep a weather eye on the sky.
  19. berkleegrad

    Greetings From Orlando

    on next pass through O'town when you can stop for lunch - in box me and I'll send you my cell number. My wife and I live conveniently near Orlando Harley - just closer to South of Down Town... we might could get a sub set of the group gettin lunch once a quarter or somethin' ...
  20. berkleegrad

    Greetings From Orlando

    Yepper, "I'm in for a dime - in for a dollar" While I'm pretty much Facebook agnostic; I'm on it a bunch simply because of my band... On a happier note, I've long ago lost my love affair with the Les Paul (though I wish I still owned my early 70's deluxe for financial reasons) In the typical...


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