Start of new road case…
(I don’t think I will copy all posts from the old forum but maybe just some content - another day.)
Firstly, I am very happy to see this new Discourse based design. I remember reading about Discourse 7 or 8 years ago when the project was just getting started. I agreed with the designers that current forum software was obsolete and in dire need of a redesign. I have never had a chance to use it until now however because unlike most software you can’t just decide to update what you use - if the forums you are interested in use decades old software you are stuck with it. So I am hopping this change leads to a bright future for the community.
As for guitar practice, nothing to report really, I have been a bit discouraged and idle in the past few months. I have at least practiced things I already know enough to prevent slipping backwards too much. Perhaps the new community will inspire a fresh start to learning new skills. I am starting a new band project in Jan of several Beatles songs but I will be the drummer as usual.
Being discouraged and idle didn’t supress Gear Acquisition Syndrome thankfully. About a year ago I bought an Epiphone ES-339 in Pelham blue with the intention of rebuilding the electrics with some Seymour Duncan pickups and new push-pull pots but the guitar was new and just too nice to gut the interior so soon.
so… I bought a used Epi ES-335 (Dot actually) in cherry red for this project. Now I have the small and regular size Epiphone Semi-hollow. Some of the hardware has been replaced by black pieces by previous owner but that will match the new pickups.
Not sure yet what I think of the full es-335 size yet.