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  1. Dave Murray

    Get Back - Going to Watch?

    Barbara Streisand, move over . . . . Yoko's in town. But I hear Frank Zappa tried to recruit her for his band and she turned him down. She said he was not avante garde enough for her taste. I guess this video proves that . . . . .
  2. Dave Murray

    Get Back - Going to Watch?

    It seems a lot of people hate Yoko Ono. But Paul McCartney claims she did not play a role in the Beatles breakup and has never bad mouthed her. And obviously John Lennon loved her and was devoted to her. Yet people who have never met her hate her. Go figure.
  3. Dave Murray

    I dont like Tortoise Shell, please dont shun me…..

    Then buy or make a clear pick guard. Problem solved.
  4. Dave Murray

    G5220 and G5222 Fretboard Wood?

    Lemon oil is fine and I have use it for decades. The problem was, I always soaked the fretboard with it. That was a mistake; I have heard that it can cause problems with the frets loosening up although I never had that happened. But that would not be unique to lemon oil, any oil could do the...
  5. Dave Murray


    It isn't the owner who wants to make mods, it was Stephan7, who asks the owner whether he was planning any mods. You must have missed that. What mods would you make to this guitar? This model guitar can be found with a full description at...
  6. Dave Murray


    I used to have a bra like that. But seriously, this photo gives a whole new meaning to "Stick it in your ear."
  7. Dave Murray


    The GH6128T-GH offers the distinctive appointments and modifications found on Harrison's original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the early 1960s. Features include a lightweight mid-’50s-style chambered body, Bigsby® B3C tailpiece with a black Phillips head tremolo arm...
  8. Dave Murray


    Mods to an over $3,000 guitar? Why?
  9. Dave Murray


    The "GH" stands for "George Harrison". See:
  10. Dave Murray

    Wow!!! My 5420 has just come alive!!!!!!!

    Nobbod Nobody should be afraid to do their own set-up work. First, it's easy and it is not brain surgery. There are plenty (in fact too many) videos that will show you how to do everything, including the dreaded Truss Rod adjustment, which is no big deal. I have 35 guitars. If I had to go to a...
  11. Dave Murray

    Places to buy hobby electronics components?

    Because so many retailers sell through Amazon you can find just about anything you want there. And if they don't have it, either StewMac or Sweetwater will. And there are other guitar parts online dealers out there too.
  12. Dave Murray

    Pick guard

    I agree. The way I play, I don't do big up and down strumming and there is really no need for a pick guard except to rest my pinky on. I'll need to ask Pinky if it's OK with him to remove the guard.
  13. Dave Murray

    “Always-on” pedals

    What is a "blanket" . . . I know very little about amps, except how to plug the cable in, and I have never heard that term before. I have several amps, two Marshalls (one modern and one old Plexi), a Fender Blues Jr., a Roland JC-120, and a top-of-the line Supro among others. Do they have...
  14. Dave Murray

    Zero Fret !

    I'll tell you why more manufacturers don't use them . . . . $$$$$$$
  15. Dave Murray

    Zero Fret !

    I agree with SA Guitar's comment above and I'll carry it a bit further: I believe we need to ask ourselves . . . what is a guitar nut (besides the people like me and you who play them)? Is a Nut a sonic part of the guitar? I believe everyone would agree it is, bone, brass, tusk, a piece of...
  16. Dave Murray

    Poll: why do you play?

    I play because I'm a rock star.
  17. Dave Murray

    This is/was (arguably) the WORST record ever made....

    Right on Jim. What's the old saying, "You can fool all of the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." . . . . And here, I'm not fooled. But for unexplainable reasons, I do like the Foot-Foot song.
  18. Dave Murray

    This is/was (arguably) the WORST record ever made....

    . . . . . especially when you know your father hates burned beans.
  19. Dave Murray

    This is/was (arguably) the WORST record ever made....

    . . . . or intentionally not meaningful to spite their abusive father.
  20. Dave Murray

    This is/was (arguably) the WORST record ever made....

    Further analysis proves The Shaggs had charts and they stuck to them and could reproduce their terrible rhythm and tones note-for-note. This was confirmed by the pro musicians that played with them in 2017 . . . they were amazed. This was all intentional and Helen the drummer had it down to...
  21. Dave Murray

    Solid bodies: Wood density and sound?

    Yeah, right, expensive wood has a better tone and more sustain; the more you pay the better you play, and brand matters too. So always buy expensive signature models (all rock stars know how to design guitars, yeah, right) of the major manufacturers because they have expensive wood and expensive...
  22. Dave Murray

    So, Gretsch is Fender?

    Fender does not "own" Gretsch. In late 2002, Gretsch and the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation reached an agreement giving Fender control over marketing, production, and distribution of guitars, with the Gretsch family retaining ownership of the company. The history of Gretsch guitars is...
  23. Dave Murray

    Is there something wrong with Gretsch guitars thats many people "improve" them

    You gotta know when to Holden, know when to fold'em, know when to walk away, and know when to buy a Gretsch.