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TwistedLefty
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anyone still playin their '51?

at 51 years old

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Bish
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I know this will shock you but I sold both of mine over a year ago.

Still have my MIA Deluxe, though. They're similar.....right. :lol:

Bish

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Blue Jay
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Yeah man. Nice one Lefty!

We have an Evans covered and stacked black humbucker at the neck, an jus' Tom Delonge's (insane?) Seymour Duncan Invader in the bridge. Really a guitar only needs one pickup and a volume knob if it has that.

We've drilled out the control plate instead of buying the convenient one with a slot for a toggle/slide switch. So, rotary is still the correct pickup selector, but I think it's at the back now, stacked domes are brand new tone and dual pickup blender, and the other chrome dome is a curly volume.

My eldest daughter Fender chick did it, the mods used to be in her Jagstang, and the guitar is not right here, so I'm not really sure, and I guess I'm not playing it at the moment. :oops: :lol:

Enjoy your '51 at 51, or wherever you are now! :D

Like a bird on the wire,
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I have tried in my way to be free.


   
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Musenfreund
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Happy Birthday!

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon


   
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rparker
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Happy Birthday!

I never did get one. I see them once every couple of months of Craig's List, normally $20-$40 more than you cats paid for 'em.

(I notice the tee-shirt. Ever get that thing up and running?)

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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TwistedLefty
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thanks guys but my B-day was back in July.

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kblake
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Yeah I still get mine out and have a twang.... Still sounds crook though,but so does my Strat and my Epiphone and my Acoustic

MMmmmm maybe its me? :lol:

I know a little bit about a lot of things, but not a lot about anything...
Looking for people to jam with in Sydney Oz.......


   
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whoelse
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Still loving my '51s. One at work and one at home. I decked one out with all gold hardware, on the honeyburst it looks sweet, I call it my "Pimpcaster" 8) . There's a guy selling a burst and a black on Craigslist right now not too far away and I'm dying to get 'em. Why do I need more '51s? Beats me, but the GAS is coming on strong! :twisted:

Keep rocking the '51s!

Dave "Who" Else


   
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Blue Jay
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Amen to all that jazz. A '51 will git 'er done. 8)

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


   
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gnease
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yes

recently had a renewed interest in playing my first modded version (black, neck P90, MOTS pickguard, LP toggle, black lacquered headstock, thru body stringing, threaded neck inserts). been thinking about adding a tone rolloff switch, or concentric pot tone adj plus tap switch to it. second modded one in sunburst with similar mods plus upgraded 'bucker and junior style pickguard is just waiting for soldering and stringing. third one is somewhere in storage awaiting its make-over.

-=tension & release=-


   
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Dan T.
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no

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


   
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Blue Jay
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Can we compromise?

maybe

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


   
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Robbie
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I put new strings on mine a couple weeks ago-gave her a little tweekin and have neen playing it steady since then. Before that kind of had her set up like one of Roy's Keefcasters and didn't play it nearly as much!!
Robbie


   
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C.E.G.
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I play mine everyday and it's still stock... I'm still amazed at how good it sounds for such a cheap guitar.

C.E.G.
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TRGuitar
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Never did get one of those. Don't need it either .... or do I? :lol:

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


   
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