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  1. spudmunkey

    So, why do fretboards have a radius anyway?

    On a compound radius fretboard, the lower frets are a smaller/rounder radius, which flattens as you go up the scale. Apparently some find the smaller radius easier to chord on. I'm not one of those.
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    Comment Section Gold!

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    Aristides Guitars

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    Explorer fans...Gibson may be granting your wish. I watched the first video, but not sure I understand what part of the video is meant to make Explorer fans salivate. I'm not super familiar with Explorers, so I feel like I'm missing a piece of the puzzle.
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    So, why do fretboards have a radius anyway?

    Are you just going by the top of the nut, or the bottom of the cut slots for the strings, which should be cut at the same radius as the fretboard. When you install a nut, you use a pencil to trace the arch, and then cut to the line (basically), but the top of the nut itself would likely still be...
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    Lots of shootings...

    It's rare that I "ignore" someone, because there's usually some amusement to be had, but...yeah, no.
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    T.V. shows you've been watching

    While The Munsters trailer is far worse, I've not been more disappointed with a trailer in years as I was for Sandman...I hope it's better than the trailer.
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    Movies you've been watching...

    Ozzfest 98 was the last one I went to. Saw the same thing in the milwaukee-area show, as well as people in the grass seating area lighting their blankets on fire and throwing them forward, and I got hit in the face (and then the back if the head while retreating) by a rock and a tennis ball-size...
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    Movies you've been watching...

    It's technically a miniseries, but it's total run time is under 3 hours, so I'll call it a movie: Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 on Netflix It's a 3 part (one day per part) documentary of Woodstock '99. While fairly surface-level (though it was interesting they got some of the walkie talkie...
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    How it started vs. How it's going

    The first guitar I owned (playing through an Ibanez Powerlead Sound Tank pedal, into a Dean Markley 2x...8, I think, with my little brother on snare drum): I guess I see some similarities...a "textured" looking double cut body with a burst and dark-ish fretboard...but that's about it.
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    Movies you've been watching...

    Yep, it's a favorite to re-watch. It's as totally-bat-shit-crazy as it looks/sounds.
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    Flying V refinish green skull

    I don't like many graphic-painted guitars. I like your graphic-painted guitar. :)
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    Bought an Eart

    Magnetic, as in, acts like a magnet, possibly, though their tiny mass in comparison to a pickup's magnet, it likely wouldn't be nearly as strong. Magnetic as in "reacts to a magnet", like the door of a refrigerator, then no. People use the term both ways. But, man...would it ever suck to use...
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    Movies you've been watching...

    The Apple. Think late 70s rock opera about the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, set in...maybe...a Eurovision-obsessed authoritarian regime in the future of 1994.
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    Some guitars are too funny not to post

    It started its life as one of these Altstar acoustics:
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    Some guitars are too funny not to post

    You know...the goofy fretboard, inlays, soundhole, and's kinda working for me. [insert kombucha woman gif here]
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    Your First Live Concert-

    It took my mom, like, 20 years to no longer associate AIC with just the opening vocals from "Man in the Box" and actually enjoy some of their music. An astounding coincidence: at this show, I was too short to see from my seat, and the man behind me tapped me on the shoulder and told me it was...
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    T.V. shows you've been watching

    I've never read it, so I can't say how it compares, though I will say that while it is decent, it's only 8 episodes and ends the season with a major cliffhanger (like every show does these days), which is annoying. If it ended here, it would be very disappointing. I feel like the show didn't get...
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    Some memes for (Rules Posted in OP -- Please Read)

    Looks like Johnny Depp, but whoever it us, I can't blame him if it doesn't sound good because based on the lighting, smoke and drums, it sounds like it's meant to be a "noisy" end to a song, maybe even the end of a show.
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    What do you dislike about your favorite guitar you own?

    Of all of my guitars, I wish the koa top on my Taylor K25ce was a nice as the koa on the back. Of the electrics, I wish Carvin had offered their satin finish on top of paint back in 2008, so that my satin neck didn't have to be just clear (meaning I wish the back-of- body paint continued up...

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