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Todd Simpson
post Mar 18 2016, 08:37 PM
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stis band seems cool smile.gif best of luck on the axe!!



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I had a nice chat with the guy last night. Turns out he is a drummer for a band up here and they are releasing a new EP and will be doing some shows this spring. I am going to meet with him tonight and check out the 7 but it sounds like he is firm on the price. Going to get on the phone with the guys a Diamond DBZ again today and run the serial # so I can find out when it was made and if it is worth it.
Here is a link to the guys band Reconstruct.

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post Mar 21 2016, 05:52 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 18 2016, 10:37 AM) *
stis band seems cool smile.gif best of luck on the axe!!

It didn't pan out. There were some things I liked about the guitar but overall it wasn't really that appealing to me once I got my hands on it. The guy didn't want to budge much at all on the price either and after seeing the prices of some new 7's and other used ones out there, I just couldn't justify paying what he wanted for it anyway. I'll just wait and see what else comes along.

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That's life eh? Sorry it didn't work out but there are other fish in the sea smile.gif The price seemed a bit thick. Not everyone wants to make a deal. Some folks don't really want to sell. Or they are selling their memories and keep the price too high. I've even had folks kill deals on ebay after the auction was over as they didn't think the price got high enough.




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It didn't pan out. There were some things I liked about the guitar but overall it wasn't really that appealing to me once I got my hands on it. The guy didn't want to budge much at all on the price either and after seeing the prices of some new 7's and other used ones out there, I just couldn't justify paying what he wanted for it anyway. I'll just wait and see what else comes along.



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post Mar 22 2016, 09:23 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 21 2016, 04:30 PM) *
That's life eh? Sorry it didn't work out but there are other fish in the sea smile.gif The price seemed a bit thick. Not everyone wants to make a deal. Some folks don't really want to sell. Or they are selling their memories and keep the price too high. I've even had folks kill deals on ebay after the auction was over as they didn't think the price got high enough.


That happened to me and the bloke had marked it as posted!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr mad.gif


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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 21 2016, 07:30 AM) *
I've even had folks kill deals on ebay after the auction was over as they didn't think the price got high enough.

That seems pretty lame. Does Ebay not allow the seller to set a minimum acceptable bid when auctioning off items?

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post Mar 22 2016, 05:14 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 21 2016, 04:52 AM) *
I'll just wait and see what else comes along.


I'm also at strike 2 smile.gif first wanted to buy a new travel guitar, store returned me to say it was out of stock. Then a friends ibanez poped-up but after we learned its worth he wanted to think about it as thats usually not a good sign smile.gif

Now I have my eyes on jacksons, found a (visually) blemished but well priced js11 I liked but also have my eyes on a new js22 as the added features seems worth the price biggrin.gif I'm going to check one at a music store hopefully this weekend to see if I like it enough to pay more...


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post Mar 22 2016, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Mar 22 2016, 07:14 AM) *
I'm also at strike 2 smile.gif first wanted to buy a new travel guitar, store returned me to say it was out of stock. Then a friends ibanez poped-up but after we learned its worth he wanted to think about it as thats usually not a good sign smile.gif

Now I have my eyes on jacksons, found a (visually) blemished but well priced js11 I liked but also have my eyes on a new js22 as the added features seems worth the price biggrin.gif I'm going to check one at a music store hopefully this weekend to see if I like it enough to pay more...


It seems we are both striking out a bit lately eh Mertay? It's ok though, if we are patient, eventually that sweet deal with come around. smile.gif

It's interesting you are looking at Jacksons. I just ran across this one today that looks decent.

http://anchorage.craigslist.org/msg/5490164891.html

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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 22 2016, 04:31 PM) *
It seems we are both striking out a bit lately eh Mertay? It's ok though, if we are patient, eventually that sweet deal with come around. smile.gif

It's interesting you are looking at Jacksons. I just ran across this one today that looks decent.

http://anchorage.craigslist.org/msg/5490164891.html


I'm not much of an expert with this brand though always liked it. What I know about them;

-American mades are bullet proof, still expensive used but are built like a tank.
-Old japanese made ones are overpriced where I llive but if you find a really good deal don't miss.
-played 2015 mexican, felt and looked very nice but somehow didn't like the neck.
-played chinese js11, couldn't believe how nice the neck was for the cheapest they offer.

So I guess like ibanez, not all Jackson necks are the same which is something to be careful about.


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post Mar 22 2016, 06:32 PM
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Sure smile.gif They will let you set a minimum, but some folks don't set a min or put it at .99 cents or something. Then when it doesn't meet the number they thought it would hit, they just cancel the auction. It causes them problems for doing so, especially if the item has ended/sold. But sometimes folks do it anyway and just create a new account.


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That seems pretty lame. Does Ebay not allow the seller to set a minimum acceptable bid when auctioning off items?



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post Mar 22 2016, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 22 2016, 03:05 PM) *
That seems pretty lame. Does Ebay not allow the seller to set a minimum acceptable bid when auctioning off items?

You can set a higher starting bid but that can put people off, like a real auction people tend not to bid until they drop the price and then they end up bidding over what it was originally smile.gif You can also set a reserve price that is hidden but it's expensive.
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 22 2016, 08:32 AM) *
Sure smile.gif They will let you set a minimum, but some folks don't set a min or put it at .99 cents or something. Then when it doesn't meet the number they thought it would hit, they just cancel the auction. It causes them problems for doing so, especially if the item has ended/sold. But sometimes folks do it anyway and just create a new account.

Sounds like some folks auctioning off items at Ebay need to get a clue.

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You can set a higher starting bid but that can put people off, like a real auction people tend not to bid until they drop the price and then they end up bidding over what it was originally smile.gif You can also set a reserve price that is hidden but it's expensive.
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No need to set a higher starting bid , just a minimum that the item can sell for, and if it costs extra to set it up like that, especially if it's expensive, well then that's lame too.
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 22 2016, 09:32 PM) *
No need to set a higher starting bid , just a minimum that the item can sell for, and if it costs extra to set it up like that, especially if it's expensive, well then that's lame too.


Yeah it's more expensive to set a reserve than to set a higher start bid. I think the minimum reserve price is £50 and you pay an extra percentage for that amount. It may have changed though as I haven't looked at that feature in a long time.



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post Mar 23 2016, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Mar 22 2016, 12:58 PM) *
Yeah it's more expensive to set a reserve than to set a higher start bid. I think the minimum reserve price is £50 and you pay an extra percentage for that amount. It may have changed though as I haven't looked at that feature in a long time.

It seems the auction rules and fee's on Ebay are a bit different than the auction house I used to work at years ago. smile.gif
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post Mar 23 2016, 04:11 PM
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Which auction house did you work at rich if you don't mind me asking? Just curious smile.gif Yeah, ebay can be a pain.

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It seems the auction rules and fee's on Ebay are a bit different than the auction house I used to work at years ago. smile.gif



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post Mar 23 2016, 04:38 PM
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It was just a local auction house, Hess and Son's in Anchorage, Alaska. This was probably about 30 years ago. We would do Estate auctions, Vehicles and property seized by law enforcement,vehicles from towing and wrecking yards, businesses that went under , heavy equipment, Furs and hides, you name it , we auctioned it lol. Also the general public could bring stuff in or we would pick it up and auction it off for the clients.
I still have an old pedal steel guitar that I won while working there years ago. smile.gif

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post Mar 23 2016, 09:29 PM
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You gotta make a vid with the pedal steel guitar! Or bring it by video chat!!! I don't suppose you watch ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE? I think they were in wasila at some point?

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It was just a local auction house, Hess and Son's in Anchorage, Alaska. This was probably about 30 years ago. We would do Estate auctions, Vehicles and property seized by law enforcement,vehicles from towing and wrecking yards, businesses that went under , heavy equipment, Furs and hides, you name it , we auctioned it lol. Also the general public could bring stuff in or we would pick it up and auction it off for the clients.
I still have an old pedal steel guitar that I won while working there years ago. smile.gif



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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 23 2016, 11:29 AM) *
You gotta make a vid with the pedal steel guitar! Or bring it by video chat!!! I don't suppose you watch ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE? I think they were in wasila at some point?

Todd


I actually used it once in a collab that Cosmin hosted but it was audio only. It's a 1953 Multi-Kord. Beware , there are some sour notes. tongue.gif

https://soundcloud.com/richatthelake66/sout...metal-collab1-1

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I haven't caught that show , but I do like the show on the DIY channel called Building Alaska, which is about remote cabin builds. Some folks I know that own Eagle Song Lodge and Family Peony Farm are featured this season. smile.gif
My brother and I made a snowmachine trip out there this winter during Jr. Iditarod. It was a fun ride. smile.gif

There are a few of those Alaska reality shows that are just bogus and do no accurately represent, so don't believe everything you see on them. And one of the shows (I can't remember the name) got in some serious trouble with Fish and Game for illegal hunts.

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/...7ae4e2840c.html

There were problems with a family on Alaskan Bush People as well. There are issues with their residency and may have been collecting Permanent Fund Dividend checks fraudulently as well as resident hunting violations. They may not even actually be residents of Alaska.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/...laska/72289704/

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe...0226-story.html

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Bought a (blemished) new Jackson js11 smile.gif

The bad;

Tunning pegs are wimpy feeling (but they work...for now smile.gif
nut is a bit high
PU's are a tad too high output but not in a good way (chords in distortion gets scrambled, a tiny decrease on volume pot is needed then ok).
Saddles seem cheap.
Needs some setup

The Good;

Amazingly thin/fast neck, can be perfecly streight too. Thinner then higher Chinese models which is interesting
Open sounding both acoustic and electronically which I like.
No fret edges (maybe they cut then insert now?)
Got the metallic blue color, looks nice
Although the bridge is flat on the guitar feeling not ment to use the trem. bar, its heavy and I don't feel its sucking tone.

Couldn't pass as the price was too good, bought it from the store I usually go to as the owner is a luthier. He even took care of 1-2 high frets and gave it a nice setup (and free new strings) smile.gif

Got a gigbag with it too as I bought it as sort of a travel guitar. Played a bit at home too and noticed its nice to have a guitar quickly I can grab for warming up. My (dear!) ibanez is in a hardcase as I can't keep it unprotected, nice to have a beater so I won't keep reaching it smile.gif


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Nice one smile.gif How about some sounds from it wink.gif

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Mar 26 2016, 08:14 PM) *
Nice one smile.gif How about some sounds from it wink.gif


eheh will do smile.gif tomorrow I want to tweak the PU's to see if I can make them a bit better.


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