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    I saw Neil in 09 (electric band), 12 (Crazy...

    I saw Neil in 09 (electric band), 12 (Crazy Horse), and 16 (POTR). Blew my mind every time.
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    Thanks for all of your hard work this season! ...

    Thanks for all of your hard work this season! You guys - and gal - kicked ass.



    Thanks for this as well! In the "Artist Point and Shoot" category please notice the two skiing action shots....
  3. Thread: RIP tone capone

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    Sad to hear. RIP!

    Sad to hear. RIP!
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    Outside Magazine article on Adam Roberts

    Adam Roberts died in December 2016 at White Pass. I knew him for over a decade and skied with him on a few occasions, but it's clear after reading this that I didn't really know him. I'll never...
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    Not interested in a RTT. I want something like a...

    Not interested in a RTT. I want something like a Westfalia but not a VW. There are a bunch in AU/NZ on rental Toyota vans.


    Thanks! Fun times. :)
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    How about a pop-top that can be installed on...

    How about a pop-top that can be installed on vans, a la Ursa Minor's Ecamper for the Honda Element? I'd love a pop-top on my Previa.
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    Hey Chugachjed, how's your Gress guitar, and how...

    Hey Chugachjed, how's your Gress guitar, and how was working with Gress?
  8. Thread: Tom Petty

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    He was one of my staples when I first started...

    He was one of my staples when I first started choosing my own music. Sadly I never mobilized on the few chances I had to see him. RIP Tom.
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    I didn't see them on the website last year so I...

    I didn't see them on the website last year so I emailed them and they just made some for me. They're listed on the website now at $36.95 for 6.4mm; less for 3.2 and 4.7mm. I think shipping was a...
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    FYI BnD sells those for $37.

    FYI BnD sells those for $37.
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    @adamcu280 Subjects tend to be as close to...

    @adamcu280

    Subjects tend to be as close to "insta" as possible. Lots of Hawaii/marine biology for the last month and next two months, with a ski pic to try and keep people interested here and...
  12. Just saw this. Wish I could help... sadly I'm...

    Just saw this. Wish I could help... sadly I'm out of the SJI loop these days.
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    Nice of the overseas distributors to pay for the...

    Nice of the overseas distributors to pay for the return shipping. G3 told me that since it's a "voluntary" recall I had to cover return shipping.
  14. Thread: Dead and Company.

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    Apparently Bobby still can't get Truckin'...

    Apparently Bobby still can't get Truckin' straight.

    The acoustic Dark Star -> Ripple gave me chills.

    Maybe it's just me but it seems they are repeating a lot of songs. How many shows get a...
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    I've been looking for a Bacchus Explorer since...

    I've been looking for a Bacchus Explorer since 2012, when I stupidly didn't buy a Pelham Blue one last-minute because I figured I'd just get one next time. Turns out they didn't make many and...
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    This is what a five year search and a quick...

    This is what a five year search and a quick layover in Tokyo will get you. I played it head-to-head against a few Gibsons and IMO it was the superior instrument.

    207105
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    Sounds like we need some stories. ;)

    Sounds like we need some stories. ;)
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    ^^yep.

    ^^yep.
  19. Thread: RIP Roger Moore

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    He was the first Bond I saw in the theatres, and...

    He was the first Bond I saw in the theatres, and it was filmed in my home turf! RIP Roger.
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    "Hunger Strike" was the first song I played and...

    "Hunger Strike" was the first song I played and sang in front of an audience.

    March 2004 in La Vieille Ferme hotel in Serre Chevalier, France. It was the apres ski location of choice for the...
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    1991 Day on the Green with FNM, Queensryche,...

    1991 Day on the Green with FNM, Queensryche, Metallica, Soundgarden? Still kicking myself for not going to that one. Now more than ever.

    Huge fan of Badmotorfinger and Superunknown - part of...
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    Totally agree that VW prices are insane but...

    Totally agree that VW prices are insane but that's not what he's selling. If it was, the asking price would be $40k! ;) Can't say anything re. 2wd American vans; I've never shopped for one except...
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    I'm just passing along some info; if you want to...

    I'm just passing along some info; if you want to haggle use the ad to contact directly. FWIW, KBB for that van (stock, w/o all the lipstick) looks to be in the $5k range while NADA is in the $9k...
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    Couple of repeats but this is the current stable,...

    Couple of repeats but this is the current stable, more or less. Some of the USA Reverends are in different configurations now.

    Reverend Bob Balch Sensei, 1969(?)Ampeg VT-40, Guytron 2x12 (V30...
  25. Thread: WW2

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    I read more about WW2 than any other subject...

    I read more about WW2 than any other subject aside from marine science and musician biographies. Been reading WW2 stuff since I was a kid.

    Rick Atkinson's Liberation Series is a must-read.
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    A friend that works for Dead Bird up in Vancouver...

    A friend that works for Dead Bird up in Vancouver just put his rig up for sale.

    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/cto/6114958216.html
  27. Thread: WW2

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    That missing B-24 was the Lady Be Good. It's a...

    That missing B-24 was the Lady Be Good. It's a pretty fascinating story. I remember reading the book a lot as a kid.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_(aircraft)

    My first job as a kid...
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    You call it style, I call it jazz. I've mastered...

    You call it style, I call it jazz. I've mastered syncopation in time AND key. Happens a lot when I sing - I end up playing in prime numbered time signatures. I need to practice with a metronome...
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    Gear is so funny. I was (well, still am) chasing...

    Gear is so funny. I was (well, still am) chasing tones. Thought I needed this specific pedal or pickups for this certain stuff, and couldn't use this with that, etc.

    Then a couple years ago...
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    Just like a "what ski for me" for skiing - this...

    Just like a "what ski for me" for skiing - this question is impossible to answer without more details about your playing style, what you want for your sound, your budget, etc. Details!
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    I'm curious, esp. with his 100% money back...

    I'm curious, esp. with his 100% money back guarantee within one month of delivery. That's pretty risk-free. Not to mention all the used Gibson Explorers are around a grand or more, and while they...
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    So who else is talking with George Gress after...

    So who else is talking with George Gress after viewing this thread? I got in touch with him the other day requesting an estimate for a '58 Explorer and today he says he's got three more requests for...
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    I think about the Nevada every time I sail in/out...

    I think about the Nevada every time I sail in/out of Pearl. That harbor mouth is extremely narrow! Barely enough room for a NOAA ship, nevermind all the carriers and battleships and whatnot.
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    Last summer I was at the Pacific Aviation Museum...

    Last summer I was at the Pacific Aviation Museum (conveniently located just across the old runway on Ford Island) and met a former navigator of various medium and heavy bombers. We were standing...
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    Mom's side: Great-grandfather was in the trenches...

    Mom's side: Great-grandfather was in the trenches in WW1. We still have a lot of scrimshawed artillery shells he did while over there. I also have his cuff links, cigarette case, and a couple other...
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    But you agreed with my suggestion that your...

    But you agreed with my suggestion that your expectations weren't met due to the context of your meeting (whatever it was)? Judging someone (male or female) based on your own flawed expectations not...
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    I'm curious what the context was and what your...

    I'm curious what the context was and what your expectations were when you met them? I've met plenty of people (ski industry, music industry, scientific community) that didn't meet my expectations at...
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    I don't/didn't know Caroline or Liz but as a...

    I don't/didn't know Caroline or Liz but as a fellow Industry Douchebag, I appreciated this video. Caroline, keep doing your thing and RIP Liz.

    JzN_FOTGDX8
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    PM sent on the Explorer.

    PM sent on the Explorer.
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    Cross-post from the TR forum. POV haters need...

    Cross-post from the TR forum. POV haters need not watch.

    https://vimeo.com/214062430
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    Video TR: Mt. Baker 2016 - 2017

    This was the best season I've had in years. Decades. Maybe ever!

    https://vimeo.com/214062430
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    The fact that any came home at all is remarkable.

    The fact that any came home at all is remarkable.
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    Looks excellent. One of these days!

    Looks excellent. One of these days!
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    I had fun. https://vimeo.com/212631229

    I had fun.
    https://vimeo.com/212631229
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    I'm a big fan of the Bluebird. If you don't like...

    I'm a big fan of the Bluebird. If you don't like the Trigger strap system, the Aergons are nice.

    Edit: my normal pole length is 110cm @5'10" and I use them for short touring laps all the time. ...
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    The best thing about wiring up guitars is that if...

    The best thing about wiring up guitars is that if you blow it - you just re-solder until you get it right. Schematics help! Of course nothing I've ever tried to wire has had an exact schematic to...
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    Yep, the neck and middle are 2/3 of a Seymour...

    Yep, the neck and middle are 2/3 of a Seymour Duncan "Everything Axe" set that I had in my old Danelectro Innuendo. I sold the bridge with the Dano and saved these two anticipating this build. The...
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    Rainy day on the hill so I finally got around to...

    Rainy day on the hill so I finally got around to building up a new pickguard for one of my Reverends.

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k593/f1slash/20170318_143050_zpseoyj4i1x.jpg
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    Three pounds of bone-in pork shoulder seasoned...

    Three pounds of bone-in pork shoulder seasoned with garlic powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and browned on all sides, then put in the pot on a bed of onions and garlic with a half a can of...
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    I've heard that about both Explorers and FBs. I...

    I've heard that about both Explorers and FBs. I had an Epi FB bass for a while and while it sounded great, it was super neck heavy. Out of curiosity, how much did you pay? If you're planning on...
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