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Uncle Jim Tortex are the bomb. Nylon!? Are you ill or something?

I remember the pre -tortex days of snapping and slippy picks.

Somethings do change for the better

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This was about 30 years ago! Maybe I should give them another chance? I'm crap with a plectrum anyway..

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I've never snapped a pick, but I do wear the edges a fair bit, especially when I was in a band doing a lot of rhythm guitar. Nylon wears in a raggedy way, so I like the Dunlop Tortex or Ultex as they wear smoothly. The Gibson and Fender celluloid ones also wear smoothly for me, but a lot faster.

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2 hours ago, BassTractor said:

Sigh...
...and, finally-but-better-late-than-never, the correct version:

😉

Following various iterations I am now pleased to present a simplified version of my graphic:

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9 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

Following various iterations I am now pleased to present a simplified version of my graphic:

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So Hedge Fund/Gibson Board are 'D¡cks', Gibson Management/Workforce are 'not' and Gibson Dealers as well as Gibson owners and their Gibsons are also 'D¡cks'... harsh sir, very harsh... 

Although I have owned several Gibsons and I am a d¡ck, so you may have a point. 🤔

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8 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

Following various iterations I am now pleased to present a simplified version of my graphic:

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Finally, a Supervisor!

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24 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

Following various iterations I am now pleased to present a simplified version of my graphic:

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I notice with pleasure that editing this version - - move up one (1) "NOT" and lengthen one (1) arrow with standard red in regular width - - is even less work than editing your first version .

I take for granted that you were thinking of the work involved for me when designing your last, stellar, version.
I appreciate this and I thank you.

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1 hour ago, SpondonBassed said:

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Spot the similarity?

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Er.....fixed

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The guy looks almost exactly the same as Saul Rubinek (Donny from Fraiser).

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Yep, Gibbons is cool and he has not stool up in *ss...

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19 hours ago, binky_bass said:

I'm a 1.0 Jim Dunlop Tortex man myself. Just had GuitarGuitar send me a 72 pack. Probably do me for the rest of my life! 

Noooo, that's not how it works, at least IME; I've found that the rate of Pick Loss is directly proportional to how many you have: I buy them in 24s, and immediately lose half a dozen, whereas the last half dozen seem to hang around forever...until I buy some more...

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Listen, stop giving this guy a hard time!

In this pic, he's actually playing Stairway to Heaven in his local music shop on a Saturday morning using his new Vertical Double Mute technique (TM, pat.applied for)

Obviously, it's in the early stages of development, but anyone who tries to copy this playing technique is going to feel the full force of the US legal system, oh yessir, they surely are .....

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39 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

Yep, Gibbons is cool and he has not stool up in *ss...

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While the hipster chap in this picture may be considered cool by some, I think we can all safely say that that guitar most certainly isn't 😃

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3 hours ago, binky_bass said:

The guy looks almost exactly the same as Saul Rubinek (Donny from Fraiser).

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I thought there was a bit of Stephen Mangan about that shot, actually.

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I know the last admission kicked off some very thorough graph wrangling, but while practically business illiterate, I love Gibson and Epiphone basses, in fact more and more over time. The goings on at the top are beyond me, but I do love those instruments- I hope things settle a bit at the company.

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19 hours ago, binky_bass said:

Really? Literally never had a Tortex snap and I play pretty hard. 

Ah, but then yours were made out of the shells.
Some however are made out of the beaks. They tend to snap.

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One of the great mysteries in life is why Gibson haven’t went full on in attacking the bass market. I think a full scale SG would be a great seller with a cheaper bolt on version. Imagine a full size Explorer bass? 

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7 hours ago, Skinnyman said:

Er.....fixed

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Swine! You beat me to it...

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6 hours ago, Hellzero said:

Yep, Gibbons is cool and he has not stool up in *ss...

Too much information.

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6 hours ago, Hellzero said:

Yep, Gibbons is cool and he has not stool up in *ss...

That's because Billy has reached that age when a little help is required:

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14 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

That's because Billy has reached that age when a little help is required:

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When my farmers strike, this is the only stool softener I need:

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