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    A good night, new ear and eye candy

    Well mostly a good night, came home to a bunch of towels on my kitchen floor, seems the solenoid valve on the dishwasher expanded and cracked overnight...Luckily my daughter noticed it and started putting towels down.
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    Shut the line off and am having a new valve over-nighted for $3 extra, found the spot cold air was blowing in and sealed it.

    On the bright side, this new beauty showed up via UPS...
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    She's an Oscar Schmidt LP copy, made by Washburn guitars (via China). Has a curly maple top, mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fret board. I was looking at buying a diy kit and building one, but found this one for $200 on amazon. Had good reviews by most sites and on amazon. I used to have a Les Paul copy. I sold it many years ago and always regretted it, love the tone of them.

    A little sample playing straight, no effects, into reaper...
    https://soundcloud.com/buzzkc/oscar-schmidt-lp-test


    I think I got the last one at that price, it's now $208 and 3 weeks out for shipping now:
    http://www.amazon.com/Oscar-Schmidt-...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Last edited by Darren Wright; 01-08-2014 at 04:13 AM.
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    Wow! for 199$, that's a great looking and very clean sounding axe.

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    That sounds just great to me. A good guitar sound is one of the great things in life.

    Enjoy,
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    "solenoid valve" has band name written all over it
    Suuuweet looking & sounding twang thing!
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    Oh boy. I hope that water didn't mess with your floors. That's a sweet looking and sounding guitar. My instructor plays a Les Paul and he really makes that thing sing.

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    Nice axe, Darren!

    I like the sound - it has a little squawk to it that I bet would sound awesome with a little grit
    Jason Beam
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    Soooo tempting. I'd have to spend about another $80 or so to get a good case for it, though. Nonetheless, I can't be spending money on one right now. Other priorities loom. But I do miss my Les Paul. (Had a 1967 LP Custom - Black Beauty - stolen after a gig years ago. Lost an ES-335 that night, too.)

    Looks like a real pretty guitar, though. How do you like the fit and finish? I know I've been real happy with my $200 Oscar Schmidt copy of an ES-335. Especially after putting another $100 or so into new electronics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    "solenoid valve" has band name written all over it ...
    Too late, buddy. "Expanded Solenoid Valve" is the name of my new Thomas Dolby tribute band.
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    Wait. I just noticed that's not a bolt-on neck. Now I REALLY want one.

    I'd probably splurge the extra $60 to get this color, though:

    http://www.amazon.com/Oscar-Schmidt-...d_sim_sbs_MI_4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Too late, buddy. "Expanded Solenoid Valve" is the name of my new Thomas Dolby tribute band.
    Just my luck, another bummer, similar to when Aliens ate my Buick
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdT4t0ywppA
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