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Leftee
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VA

One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 7th, 2017 08:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are you still around? I don’t think I’ve seen a post since I’ve been back.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 06:55 AM, Oct 10th, 2017)

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Oct 7th, 2017 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't talked to Mark in quite some time. I wonder how he is.

Malcolm
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Edmond, OK

Oct 8th, 2017 12:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Checking out more p'ups?

Malcolm
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Edmond, OK

Oct 8th, 2017 12:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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(This message was last edited by Malcolm at 11:28 AM, Oct 9th, 2017)

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 10th, 2017 04:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was wondering about him.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Dec 11th, 2017 01:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm cool. And thanx for asking!

I dropped out of life for awhile when my wife was diagnosed with cancer. We are (sort of) back to normal now, but cancer changes your life. It just does.

I also had an unfortunate accident where I cut off the tip of my LEFT index finger while cutting carrots. And that happened just as I was recovering from major back surgery. The finger healed okay, but the nerves in my finger are repairing much slower, so I am only now beginning to play with regularity again. I'm hoping to "be back at it" again this coming year. It's been quite awhile...



Peegoo
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Close

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Dec 11th, 2017 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

WOW.

Cancer (and other life-threatening things) have a way of putting things into clear perspective: what was once important often becomes an annoyance to be avoided.

Thank you for checking in here.

Mojo to you and your wife, brother.

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Dec 11th, 2017 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for posting Mark.

You were a great help to me a number of years ago when I was looking into Lace Sensors.

Sorry to hear about you and your wife's health issues. I know all too well how disruptive those things are.

All the best to you both.


Leftee
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Life makes a man tired.
Dec 11th, 2017 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad to see you checking in. That is a lot! Glad to hear you're on the other side of the bad.

I came back after a 7 year hiatus and something just seemed different in The Pup Tent. Then it dawned on me. :-)

vomer
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Dec 12th, 2017 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mark, I saw this after seeing your post in my thread, thanks for posting and good to hear you are still around.

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Dec 13th, 2017 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for "checking in" SMark. Your postings were a huge help to me when I was building my #1 Strat.

Treatments for both cancer and back problems have come a long way in recent years. I've been through both and have done well. I just have to remember to not try and touch my toes or pick up the 'fridge.

I hope things will work out for you and your wife.

(This message was last edited by henrycat at 03:29 PM, Dec 15th, 2017)

rfrakes331K
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IL USA

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Dec 14th, 2017 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Prayers to you for your wife.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Dec 20th, 2017 10:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanx again, to all. We are looking forward to a "normal" 2018. And yes, no touching my toes and no more heavy lifting. Even heavy guitars must be given their time limits. A few of my Strats are actually pretty light... thank goodness for that.

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Dec 20th, 2017 11:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get yourself some of those chambered warmoth bodies, Mark. They are super light. I honestly need to switch over. I've got arthritis in my neck now and every bit helps.

Glad you are going to be doing some playing.

Honestly, look into a stand. I will probably be getting one for long practice.

Something I've learned since getting into piano lessons and playing: being able to move freely and not have to support the instrument with the body or hold it still with the arms is an amazing feeling.

Classical guys get closer to this but still not quite. A guitar can't weigh as much as a piano so it'll never have the stability... But moving in that direction might be good.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Dec 21st, 2017 06:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Indeed, the Warmoth chambered bodies are so lightweight. I have a couple of those already. They tend to be a bit brighter than the wood might typically dictate, but that can be worked with easily enough. The guitar stand never occurred to me. I should experiment with that...

Thanx!

vomer
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Dec 22nd, 2017 06:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nah, a stand is just extra weight when you're playing with your teeth and over your head :-).

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Dec 22nd, 2017 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh yeah... I hadn't thought about that...

;^)

Malcolm
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Edmond, OK

Dec 27th, 2017 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

SMark
Glad to hear from you again!
Mojo to you & your wife..Happy New Year! (Little early)

Friday

USAMA

Jan 5th, 2018 10:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ever try a Rose Robusta? Still like 54s?
Thank you

(This message was last edited by Friday at 12:12 AM, Jan 6th, 2018)

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Jan 8th, 2018 01:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanx!

Never tried a Rose Robusta. I do still like the 54s, though I have a set of very similar handwound Abby's now. Neck and middle are the same. Bridge is slightly warmer.

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