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    Tuxedo Twins

    A while back I got a good deal on a used black Fender Stratocaster. I've really enjoyed playing it. But the guys I'm playing with do about half of their songs with the guitar tuned to "E" and the other half tuned to "E flat". As a result, I was having to change the tuning of the black Strat during each break. (At least we tend to group all the "E" songs together in different sets than the "E flat" songs, but it's still a hassle.)

    Meanwhile, I've had a nice Ibanez RG550 for 25 years or so, and have barely used it at all. It's a great guitar and very desirable, but just not for the styles of music I tend to play these days. So yesterday after work I went to the local Guitar Center and did a bit of horsetrading. Not only did they give me top dollar for the used Ibanez, they knocked $100 off the price of a new Strat. I ended up bringing home a new Strat for about $100. (MSRP is $680, although it's commonly discounted down to about $500.) Now I can leave one in "E" and the other in "E flat" and do something other than re-tune my guitar during the breaks.

    Here's what the new one looked like when I got it home...



    Since I had a set of black pickup covers and knobs handy, I decided to set it up as the negative image of my black Strat. Now I have the Tuxedo Twins...



    The white one will be the "E" guitar and the black one will be "E flat", since we all know E flat on a piano is a black key.
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    Kewl!
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    And they talk about lathe people being on the dark side and in the vortex???

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    Nice looking set!
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    Sweet! The blonde hair will go well with E flat, but you really need a jet black wig to go with E... and maybe an eye patch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    And they talk about lathe people being on the dark side and in the vortex???...
    Man, ain't that the truth! But then again, a lot of hobbies are that way. Doesn't matter if your hobby is in the shop, the shooting range, or the stage...they all need tools.
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    Very cool
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    Very pretty wish I had an ear...

    Garry

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    Aha! Great idea!

    I'm refretting my cream strat -- that'll become my E ... my blackout squire can be my Eb ... love it
    Jason Beam
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