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Offline uburoibob

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« on: August 29, 2010, 05:09:03 PM »
Haven't been around the forum much, but figured I'd stop by and show you the two Flys I am now playing. The Classic Standard has been treated to faux bone plastics which I love the look of. And some of you stalwarts recognize the Frisell Artist, which I still have. No KP Archtop yet, but I continue to work with Ken on his website. I've also stuck a photo of the extended family, out on the front porch for Sunday Bunch...

Bob


« Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 06:13:35 AM by uburoibob »
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 06:38:51 PM »
Your porch has a real swing to it!

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 08:27:30 PM »
Hi Bob. Man I love that porcelain look on your knobs. Very very cool. The standard is a cool Fly and your Artist is the reason I got my Artist. [8D]

Your porch must be sturdy to hold all those Gibson's. [:D]

Our local residential codes allow only 1 Gibson per porch without additional structural reinforcement. [:o)]

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 08:33:24 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 08:41:04 PM »
Nice Sunday get-together Bob! [8D]

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 10:38:32 PM »
I love the artist color and the Pegs-knobs on the classic. Anybody have an extra butterscotch artist laying around ?
93 cedar fly deluxe [8 made I think],73 Parker fretless bass

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 01:48:30 AM »
Nice!!!

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Offline uburoibob

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 06:22:05 AM »
Hi All!

I was inspired by Collings' City Limits Deluxe - it has those great ivory knobs and matching tuning buttons. So I redid my PRS solid bodies with knobs and term tip  I found at Warmoth and got the buttons from PRS. For the Classic Standard, I found ivoroid dome knobs at Warmoth and got the buttons from a fellow who sells Sperzel buttons on eBay. I love the look AND the guitar is about 1/4 pound lighter!

Anyway, as you can tell, I have been on an exploratory mission, buying and selling like a madman trying to use that method to pay for the collection and so far, it's mostly been working. Great, active trading world out there on the individual forums and especially on TheGearPage.net . Not a lot of Fly activity, but if you are into the more mainstream stuff, you can get some great trades and, during the right time of the year, find an active sellers market.

I have renewed interest in my Flys after being on a yearlong expedition.

Good to see all of you again!

I am also here to report that Mr Rooker is alive and well and riding his bike and playing American Standard Deluxe Strats and some very nice Martin guitars these days. I hope to ride with him this morning!

Bob
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010, 07:18:13 AM »
Bob, Great to hear from you, quite the nice little family you've got there. Cool knobs, I like playing around with the knobs on guitars alot, get some cool looks and some that just don't work. These definately work. Give John our best wishes. I've a 2004 Am.Deluxe Ash that I still play too. Great sounding guitar, really picks up the character of pickups when you change them. Like the site design too, nice and modern with the flat look and picture floats. Not to be critical because I like it, but I did notice that the only page of photo's that didn't float on the page is the one on the guitar page. With a layout like that, you can get away with just doing a white border on the photo's in the css and it will look like they are floating, just quick and simple instead of lots of tables etc. Good luck.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 09:10:25 AM »
Warm fuzzy.  So, how did the Abbey Road recordings turn out?
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 08:11:45 PM »
VERY nice family.

There was another thread where someone was feeling they were having difficulty with the Parker scale size, coming from an SG. I see you have Gibbys and PRS, and Parkers too. I'm not a great player and have not noticed a huge difference moving from shorter (Epi Dot, Italia) to longer (Parker, Strat) scale lengths. Wondering if you would comment, if you find any issue with moving back and forth between the brands.

Thanks,
Jeff


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1997 Nitefly V2
2007? Italia Mondial
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2002 Epiphone Dot
1999 Danelectro Hodad 12 string electric
1963 Gibson Melody Maker
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 11:39:05 PM »
I love those pictures.

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"Brainverms come crawling and creeping and eat you when you're sleeping."

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Offline uburoibob

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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 10:18:15 PM »
Scott, thanks for the kind words about the site. The large block for that page in particular was intentional. I wanted to have one page that brought them all together in a close family manner and chose to do it on the only page where they all appear as full body shots. Think of it as a giant composite image that floats? Anyway, if it stands out that much, I will reconsider, but it did want it to stand out.

Jef, I am fortunate to be able to jump from neck to neck without any adjustment issues. The only neck I found that gave me a run for the money was a Petit Bouche that had a 26" scale, but I eventually adapted. Anyway, the more you grab a different size each day, the easier it gets to just use whatever you have in front of you. If anything, I'd say that the width affects me more than the depth or scale, I am cramped on anything less than 1 11/16" and out of my range on anything wider than 1 3/4".

Bob
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 10:08:20 AM »
Hey Bob!  Really great looking collection.  I LOVE the look of that Artist.  Glad to see you back on here!  Blessings.

Casey

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 11:24:52 AM »
Anyone else look at that picture and think about dominoes?  My heart would be in my throat looking at all the money perched against a front porch rail. :)