Lordathestrings' post #3000


Lordathestrings
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[font=trebuchet ms]Jon granted my request to start this section of the Forum in October of 2001. A month later, I posted my thoughts on how it was going. For post #1000, I posted an update. Post #2000 just flew by, largely unremarked. For post #3000, it seems appropriate to re-visit that topic.

It still feels good when somebody gets the info they need! (Especially when that someone is me!) I find that my perspective has been changed by my participation here, and I see my posts a little differently, now. Some personal notes from the original thread, with a few updates:


  • I've been 'round the block a time or two. Some people call this experience.... Some call it "bad navigation".

  • Either way, it's been a helluva trip!

  • I'm old enough that, in theory, I could teach the History of Rock'n'Roll from memory.... In practice, it means that my memory is not always accurate... and even the things I remember accurately could have been wrong in the first place!

  • I think my batting average is pretty good.

  • There's a fine line between sharing accumulated knowlege, and being a 'know-it-all'. I write long-winded replies, sometimes to people who already have a good understanding of the topic, because I want anyone who reads the thread to know what we're talking about.

  • Not that it always works...

  • I post links to previous threads on the same topic, because I don't like to write the same long-winded reply more than once. Besides, There's so much good stuff in the archives, that I try to encourage people to get used to searching for stuff, instead of repeating the same question every couple of months. If you need clarificaton of some old thread, just post a reply to it, and it'll come up to the top as a fresh topic, so everyone can have a go at it.

  • And it saves me from my compulsion to write a book every time someone asks a really good question.

  • If you have a question about how things work, (or why they don't work), this is the place to ask it. If you have an answer, jump on in with it. There's more than one way to do just about anything. Some of them even work!


  • If I screwed up, (or even if you only think I did LOL), please post that. This is a [u]forum[/u] - a place to discuss things.

  • Which [u]shouldn't[/u] require fireproof knickers.

  • I still get cranky WHEN I SEE POSTS IN ALL CAPS! :mad: That isn't likely to change. I [u]hate[/u] being yelled at! Its a really bad way to start a conversation with people you need help from.


  • I've been a 'tech' for about the same length of time that I've been a musician. I long ago made my choice about which path I would take as a career, and which would become a hobby. Nobody pays my bills for the chance to hear my music, but God, I [u]love[/u] to play!!



Thank you, Jon, for creating this very special website for the weird, argumentative, opinionated, neurotic, and generally crazed bunch of people known as Guitar Players.

Thank you, pstring, for jumping in to help out when I really needed it.

Thank you, Dr_simon, for sharing your skilled enthusiasm.

Thank you, everyone, for making this Forum the special place that it is. :cool:

Peace On,
L.[/font]
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Jolly McJollyson
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Go Lordathestrings!!! I'm Not Yelling At You, I'm Yelling With You! I Posted Something About This Very Topic In Open Discussion, But Now That I See This I May Take It Down! Huzzah For 3000!!!!
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!

My band is better than yours...
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Dr_simon
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Right back at ya dude !!

Great to have you on board, especially when Im going overboard !
My instructors page and www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
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SLY
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Congratulations man for being the first 3000er on this site !

Shouldn't this thread go to the open section instead ?!
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Lordathestrings
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Originally Posted by: SLYCongratulations man for being the first 3000er on this site !

Shouldn't this thread go to the open section instead ?!
[font=trebuchet ms]Thanks, man.

There is a thread in Open Discussion. Besides, I pretty much live here.[/font]
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# 5
pstring
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Wow! 3,000 posts, I must have fell asleep, I remember when you hit 1,000, you must be posting in stealth mode, well LATS, you da man, and I'm proud to be your sidekick :D
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kingdavid
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3000.
AHEM!
I, uhm...see.
Ok, so I'm kinda young around here, you have to rub it in? :mad:
Plus you always sound good. Me I think I'm not as good around here as I used to be. You know how you're looking forward to hearing what someone has to say about something? I used to look forward to what I'm gonna put in here. Not anymore.
Bad navigation?
Oh well!
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alucard0941
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Lord, I read your profile and looked at your profession. Man it sounds like you work for the CIA. It dosent sound like a guy who would put that is a hardcore guitar tech :cool:
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Lordathestrings
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Originally Posted by: alucard0941Lord, I read your profile and looked at your profession. Man it sounds like you work for the CIA. It dosent sound like a guy who would put that is a hardcore guitar tech :cool:
[font=trebuchet ms]Well, no question - I'm a strange ol' cat...

I bought my first guitar for my 16th birthday, and except for a couple of breaks during my 20's, I've had at least one guitar ever since. When I was 19, I had to decide if I was good enough to risk starving in order to 'make it' in The Biz. I decided to get a day job, and continue music as a hobby. The word 'amateur' means someone who loves doing something without expecting to be paid for it. That's my music.

As for the rest, I've been working in one technical field or another since the early 70's, so what I do now is a good fit. I still jam with a band of (much) younger players a few times a month to keep my hand in. There's always an open mic session going somewhere in town. Life is good.[/font]
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indieman
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wow amazing u must have helped a lot of peepz :) im only new hear do u stay on this site 24/7 lol
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Lordathestrings
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Originally Posted by: indiemanwow amazing u must have helped a lot of peepz :) im only new hear do u stay on this site 24/7 lol
[font=trebuchet ms]Whenever I check my e-mail, there's usually a few notices of replies to threads I have posted to, and a lot of those lead to more posts... and so on, and so on...[/font]
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Axl_Rose
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3000 eh....

I'll catch up soon!! Very soon!! :)
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Axl_Rose
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Very Soon Indeed!! :D
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Axl_Rose
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*looks at the clock in the guitar tricks staff room*

yup... very... very... soon .... :(
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Lordathestrings
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Originally Posted by: Axl_Rose3000 eh....

I'll catch up soon!! Very soon!! :)[/QUOTE]
Originally Posted by: Axl_RoseVery Soon Indeed!!

[QUOTE=Axl_Rose]*looks at the clock in the guitar tricks staff room*

yup... very... very... soon ....
[font=trebuchet ms]Y'know, I coulda sworn I bein' called a spammer just a while ago ... [/font]
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Jolly McJollyson
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Originally Posted by: Lordathestrings[font=trebuchet ms]Y'know, I coulda sworn I bein' called a spammer just a while ago ... [/font]

Ooooh, BURN!
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!

My band is better than yours...
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Axl_Rose
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Originally Posted by: Lordathestrings[font=trebuchet ms]Y'know, I coulda sworn I bein' called a spammer just a while ago ... [/font]


..spanner! I called you a spaNNer!! :)
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Lordathestrings
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Originally Posted by: Axl_Rose..spanner! I called you a spaNNer!! :)
[font=trebuchet ms]What a wrenching revelation![/font] :D
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kingdavid
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Originally Posted by: Lordathestrings[font=trebuchet ms]What a wrenching revelation![/font] :D

Your sense of humour tightly knots me up!!
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