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  1. gibson financial issues??

    well- I guess I didnt realize Gibson did over $1 billion a year in revenue https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/19/guitar-company-gibson-reportedly-facing-bankruptcy.html
  2. interesting read: if that figure is true- that is an ASS_TON of debt. https://patch.com/tennessee/nashville/out-tune-iconic-guitar-maker-gibson-headed-bankruptcy
  3. KEA 2017 builds

    That is one of the nicest pieces of padauk i have seen. How did it sound (volume wise) strung up?is it a ringer? One of the best sounding basses I made when I was younger was made of pakauk and I have not been able to find decent quarter sawn lumber here in the southeast. I got that piece I used previously in Syracuse NY by chance at an estate sale. Every now and then I find quartersawn but its only 3 or maybe 4 inches wide. Ok for necks- but trying to find for one piece body or even 2 piece hasnt proved sucessful.
  4. First Build, so many lessons learned

    sometimes the journey there is half the fun. I tend to complicate the hell out of simple often. we appreciate the pics, and the fact that you have a beer fridge just upped your respect level with me. I lost my beer fridge when my daughter moved back home. I now have a "beer crisper drawer" and it sucks cause we eat lots of fruits and veggies and need the drawer. Feel free to contribute to the "beer" thread in off topics section if you come across anything interesting.
  5. PRS-like project(s)

  6. First Acoustic. Not exactly a guitar...

    office? Thats the beginning of a man cave. Nice. Congrats on number 3 to you and your wife Matt. Its always a blessing.
  7. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    @KempGuitars 3 things 1) you can never get rid of that blanket 2) the pinky looks fantastic. I am jealous of your paint jobs- so clean. you obviously go the mile+ in prep and it shows. Well done man. 3)-is there ever sawdust in your shop? I am not sure I have seen a pic yet with "dust".
  8. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    @KempGuitars forgive the thread derailment- @Prostheta-I find your comment on Khaya interesting- and I am wondering if perhaps your area is getting a different species of Khaya than what I have here in the southeastern US. I built a Carl Thompson copy out of Khaya several years back and while the wood was nice to work with- it was heavy as hell. that bass was over 10lbs (four string). I have a couple different boards from different suppliers and a couple body blanks and they are all the same- heavy. I do love the ribbon stripes in that wood though. I actually quit using it due to the weight. TBH- its probably marginally lighter/same weight compared to some of my Eastern Maple- though I dont have equal size boards to compare to so that is a guess. .
  9. Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    waiting for my youngest to get a couple hours of his life available to sit down and watch it with the old man. Looking forward to it. I wished they had made Killing Joke into a movie and not an animated deal with add on story. That story line would have had to be R or whatever below R is- and it would have dispatched any cartoonish-ness on Joker. I was in college when a high school friend of mine handed me that story and said- "you gotta read this". Wow. that shite was dark. Easy now Wes. Them words is almost blasphemy.
  10. Stripy Double Cut With An F-Hole

    ditto. if you do get gouges- I found this thing to be a life saver. I was introducing all kinds of "wrong angles" when I attempted to do it by hand. this thing makes it so much easier and in my case idiot proof. https://www.woodcraft.com/products/flexcut-slipstrop-sharpening-kit?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI182KntWg2QIV2rbACh0Q2AYoEAQYASABEgKvOfD_BwE
  11. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    so- drinking up some of the goodies my bro brought over from Europe for me to try out. Brinkhoffs No. 1 German Pilsner from Brauerei Brinkhoff GmbH 5%abv I guess this stuff is ok- so many European beers- esp pilsners have that grassy/hay thing going on to certain degrees- this is very light-it also doesnt have that metalic thing going on I pick up on in so many European beers- Jever German Pislner (4.9%) from Friesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH &Co. out of Jever, Germany-this is marginally more hoppy than the Brinkhoffs. My bro said it used to be more hoppy but its just not the same since they have expanded production. I know that music all too well. its been a couple weeks since I visited my fav bottle shop and to my surprise they had held back something for me when they didnt see me in last week- or the week before for that matter. this little gem that looks like orange juice comes from Burial Brewery out of Ashville, NC and those people can do no wrong in my book. This nice little unfiltered New England style IPA is called Massacre of the Innocents (6.5%abv) and features Citra and Eukenout hops and lactose to make things cloudy. Righteous stuff despite the "cat piss" aroma from the hops. Seriously- this is really good beer. flip side can art
  12. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    and we start a day off tomorrow and the Olympics opening tonight with a European entry- a nice Belguim Strong Pale Ale (8%) called Omer Traditional Blond from Brouwerij Bockor N.V/Brouwerij omer Vander Ghinste , Belguim I still dont like Belguim yeast- but this stuff isnt too bad. nice and light. zero hops though anyone else watching the Olympics? Peeps be falling all over the place in skating. I keep trying to switch it to the downhill practice runson the other olympics channel but Mrs Natch aint having it. grr- chick sports.
  13. 22 Magnum do-over

    i have wood for your wood. (cheesy wood porn joke attempt) cant wait to see this.
  14. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    @westhemann-totally agree on the Yeti-heck- havent met a yeti yet that I didnt like. The caskmates thing- kinda the reverse of barrel aged stouts-looking forward to your report on that. The last time I had Irish whiskey was in a couple of Irish coffees I had at the Buena Vista coffee shop by the wharf in San Francisco back in 1993 maybe 94 or so. Those were really tasty- and major buzz was had- I do remember that. anyone that travels to San Fran- I would recommend a trip to this place- just dont plan any heavy activities after it. http://www.thebuenavista.com/home/irishcoffee.html
  15. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    continuing with the stouts- redbrick brewery's hype whale. not digging it. bourbon barrel um- well- not my cup o tea, glad I tried it though ale smith's speedway stout. This was pretty good- but I am starting to become particular about stouts now- and while this was good- it was missing something.the coffee just wasnt present enough in my opinion. i like getting a blast in the nose and a blast on the palate. if you advertise coffee on the can- put enough in there to make a difference says I. The foam on that stout is not yellowed as shows in the pic- the sun had gone down and I put the flash on my phone- my phone sucks but like my guitar pics on my camera- if I take a pic with my camera and load to my pc- they fall victim to windows 10 filing hell and it will take me forever to find them.