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  1. 2 minutes ago, THE BARON said:

    I love the sound of a tele.  And I'm sure you heard this before... What would country music be without the Tele :-) Oddly enough, my absolute favorite bass ever is not a vintage Fender.  It is a modern hotrod version of the Fender P.  Fender used to call them a "deluxe P Bass and now they call them "American Elite"  It is actually a PJ bass.  Both the P and J pickups along with onboard electronics and a fast, slim J-Bass style neck.  I have a 1997 sunburst that I consider to be the holy grail.  Over the years I have had a pile of basses, but I have only held on to two of them.  That factory hotrod P-Bass and a fairly rare late 1980's Yamaha BX1. Very light, extremely versatile and by far the fastest neck I have ever payed on.  

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  2. 1 hour ago, munchmemory said:

    As a kid bass player in garage bands back then, JPJ's work in "Ramble On" almost made me burn my bass.  Took me a while to get all the nuances down.  Still never played it with his cool, melodic bounce.

     

    JPJ harder to reproduce than Geddy Lee 

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  3. 5 hours ago, #27TheDominator said:

    My "nice" guitar is an early 90's American Standard tele that I picked up for $400 around 1995.  Some weird aqua color with a mother of toilet seat pickguard which was exactly what I was looking for.  

    Other than my P-Bass, my BX-1 is the only other bass I held on to.  Too unique to part with. 

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  4. 4 hours ago, nycdan said:

    I play both instruments but I don't have any Fenders.  I have played them and like them, but there are better instruments out there depending on your style and tastes.  I put more emphasis on action as I can usually adjust the sound downstream but you can't fix action.  The best stock guitar I've played for that (IMO) is the PRS.  That thing is like butter to me.  And the sound is great.  Really not sacrificing anything IMO in that regard.  And it's fking beautiful.

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    Then when it comes to basses, which is my primary, there is no substitute for a custom instrument.  I bought a Ken Smith 'Chuck Rainey' style bass about 20 years ago and it is far beyond any P-Bass ever made.  Was not cheap, but it's worth it.  I highly recommend going through that process once in your life, whether it's a guitar or bass.

     

     

    I am a bass player, so I have little to no hands on with guitars.  I have always loved the clean sound of Strats.  Many who play then describe them as being harder to fret and in general harder to play than Less Pauls or most any other "new school" guitar yet, they love them best for many good reasons.   For recording, the Fender P is in my opinion the king of the studio for just about any style.  It just sits in the mix perfectly :) 

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  5. 1 hour ago, #27TheDominator said:

    I should have know.  I thought this was a GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) thread, but I knew if it were SJ or JGB, it would just be regular gas.  

    I have been considering:

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    I am not much of a player, but I have a pretty nice collection, but it is mostly Fender based.  Figured I would try a lower end Epi.  I have been shying away from this one because I don't think I like the one piece bridge.  Even some of the cheaper ones have a tune-o-matic.  Then I saw that the Gibson P-90 version is $1,400 and has the same bridge.  I am overly concerned with looks, Thoughts? 

    Angus would approve of the SG... 

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  6. 1 hour ago, #27TheDominator said:

    I should have know.  I thought this was a GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) thread, but I knew if it were SJ or JGB, it would just be regular gas.  

    I have been considering:

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    I am not much of a player, but I have a pretty nice collection, but it is mostly Fender based.  Figured I would try a lower end Epi.  I have been shying away from this one because I don't think I like the one piece bridge.  Even some of the cheaper ones have a tune-o-matic.  Then I saw that the Gibson P-90 version is $1,400 and has the same bridge.  I am overly concerned with looks, Thoughts? 

    I'm always wondering when the guitar player I see without a Strat or the bass player I see without a P-Bass will finally see the light.  

  7. 26 minutes ago, David Harris said:

    Peyton Manning won one game his rookie year.  I'll enjoy these reports for sure.  But we'll see 3 years from now.

    True, we have to wait it out to see how things play out, but early on, QB's like Elway, both Mannings etc clearly had the tools while QBs like Sanchez and Sam Darnold clearly had issues.  I think with both Lawrence and Wilson. we will know within three games which of those two groups they will most likely end up in.  Both will make rookie mistakes, but we really will know early on what the future looks like with those two. 

  8. Do it.  Get him.  Pay him.  They need all the protection they can get to keep Pretty Boy Wilson upright and clean.  The entire management structure depends on what Pretty Boy does.  If Wilson flames out, JD is toast and so his is scouting department, his HC and the HC's entire staff.

    You can never have too much quality help on the offensive line circa 2021 especially if a rookie QB's development and career are dependent upon it. 

    Keep Pretty Boy safe and sound. 

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  9. Although I'm still affected by the loss of the first overall draft pick and Trevor Lawrence, I must say that I'm starting to leave that behind.  I'm really warming up to Pretty Boy Wilson.  I like everything I see and hear so far.  A lot.  I just hope I feel the same way after a few weeks of regular season play.

     

  10. On 6/5/2021 at 8:14 PM, doitny said:

    and he brought some new friends. Vera Tucker, Michael Carter....and our favorite beer drinking nut....Feeney!!!

    "Pretty Boy" Wilson enjoying himself to the full.  So much for the idea that he would have any issues adjusting to the NYC Metro area.  Looks like he was made for it. 

    Gotta love Pretty Boy Wilson ! 

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  11. 3 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

    Maybe.  I think the Johnson's have no interest in having to hit the reset button again any time soon.  Even in 3 years, which seems like a while but really isn't for this ownership group, considering how many times they've had to hire a new GM/HC.

    Douglas is the first halfway decent GM we've had since maybe Tannenbaum.  And he's probably better than Tannenbaum, and not by a slim margin either.  They think so much of him that they've basically handed him the keys to the franchise, something they've been unwilling to do with prior GM's.

    I think if the team is competitive but Wilson sucks, Douglas will get another crack with a different QB.  There's not going to be some playoff mandate if the rest of the roster as a whole is moving in the right direction but merely held back by having taken the wrong QB.

    Makes sense... Lets see how things play out.  I'm still suffering the aftershocks of the Jets needlessly missing out on Trevor Lawrence.  I hope Wilson cures me. 

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  12. 7 minutes ago, UntouchableCrew said:

    I guess it depends on what you mean by "flops." 

    Mark Sanchez sucked and we were one game from the Super Bowl twice.

    I absolutely think we can make the playoffs without Zach Wilson "panning out" so to speak.

    Sancez didnt suck.  He could suck, but he didn't suck all the time.  His problem was always concentration.  He had all the tools.  His head was often not in the game.  Almost like he was someplace else in his mind.  Hence, all the head scratching interceptions and the butt-fumble.  When his head was in the game, he was very good.  Lots of late come backs due to some outstanding QB play.   When there was the more intense level of pressure in the playoffs, it caused Sachez to concentrate more and he played some of his best football.  In short, he didn't suck all together.  He sucked often.

    Sam Darnold did not suck and does not suck. He is a stylist that was never put into an offensive system that would allow him to thrive.  I've outlined that many times here and detailed the type of offence that suits his skill set.

    Wilson is going to be brilliant or he is going to flame out obviously and quickly.

  13. 39 minutes ago, johnnysd said:

    Nick friggin Mullens had success in this system as a rookie, and Garappolo who is very limited has done well. It is a great system for a rookie QB and Zach already played basically the same system in college. It would be shocking for Wilson to not at least be decent even in his first year. He is a far better prospect than Sam, in a dramatically better situation.

    Could be, yes.  I still look at Wilson as a major crap shoot.  

     

     

  14. 16 minutes ago, UntouchableCrew said:

    I actually don't really agree with this. If they successfully build up the team, improve the roster, change the culture, etc. but Wilson is only "okay" they'll get a chance to replace him.

    I don't think so.  If the Douglas regime does not make the playoffs in three years time, they are done.  If Wilson flops, forget about playoffs for the next three years and forget about Douglas. Even if you have an 8-8 team for three years, Douglas will be written off as another "also-ran" Jets coach and run out of town. 

  15. 3 hours ago, OilfieldJet said:

    Bring in a vet and sit Zach the first 8 games. Allow the line to gel. Let him watch. This season isn’t about wins, it’s about building for a run in 2022-23.

    The CS will have to evaluate his ability to start during camp/preseason.  If he looks up to it, he starts.  If he looks shaky, bring in a vet, any vet available and sit Wilson for how ever long he has to sit until he is ready. 

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