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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1160 on: March 01, 2018, 08:55:59 pm »

A fine set.

They could be any wild, wintry place, not necessarily Iceland.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1161 on: March 02, 2018, 02:07:15 pm »

Old promises.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1162 on: March 03, 2018, 12:52:40 am »

In light of Gibson's possible near-future restructuring, or buyout, or even liquidation…I decided to pounce on one of the lesser known '70s models I've always liked just in case prices on all older Gibbies go up. It's a 1971 Les Paul Recording model. Ironically the LP model favored by Les himself, with electronics and switching designed by him, is also among the least favored by most guitar players. This has nothing to do with the guitar itself and much to do with its "too complex" reputation.

It's one of the stupider aspects of guitar culture that the same people who zoom around effortlessly within the labyrinthine interfaces of digital effects gizmos usually go glassy-eyed with confusion when faced with a guitar featuring anything beyond volume & tone knobs and a pickup selector switch. But this can work to your (that is, my) benefit when seeking out certain high end, small batch instruments with extra features that really should cost far more in the used marketplace than they do. I nearly bought one back in 2001 but then decided not to 'cuz it was so heavy. This one is light for a Les Paul: ~8.25 lbs. It's made from the last of the easily & cheaply available old growth Honduras mahogany. The body is just two slabs of nicely grained wood glued together pancake style. The neck is made from three pieces rather than the traditional single piece…Gibson was already starting to use their wood supply more smartly.

The pickups are an early example of the stacked humbucker design: two coils with the second placed atop the first, wound and wired up for hum-cancelling operation. Each coil has ~600 turns of 28 gauge wire. This is weird for guitar pickups, which are normally wound with far more turns of far thinner wire. But the result is a snappy, punchy, full-frequency sound. Which also contributes to the guitar's lack of popularity: the stereotypical Les Paul sound is about mellow high end, thick midrange and somewhat loose bass. The LP Recording, in comparison, sounds more like a Telecaster.  :D

Anyway, I've had this one for a few days and really like it. Beyond the basic tonality there's lotsa subtle tonal shading available via those knobs & switches.

-Dave-
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1163 on: March 03, 2018, 01:51:43 am »




  Just hanging out.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1164 on: March 03, 2018, 05:27:42 pm »

This was a popular disco in the 80s.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1165 on: March 03, 2018, 06:15:11 pm »

This was a popular disco in the 80s.

An Incredibly ominous image...the stars

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1166 on: March 04, 2018, 05:26:11 am »

An Incredibly ominous image...the stars

Peter

Yeah, it just grabbed me the instant I was walking alongside it. It was inevitable death in plain sight, present and future.

Really, that's why I think it so unrealistic to go out with a camera with the intention of making a statement of some sort: I think one is best served just acknowledging that statement whenever it's heard.

Thanks for the nod!

Rob

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1167 on: March 05, 2018, 12:06:39 pm »

Into the light

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1168 on: March 05, 2018, 12:40:52 pm »

A Hasselfake from the weekend  :)

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1169 on: March 05, 2018, 05:31:53 pm »

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1170 on: March 05, 2018, 10:24:26 pm »

Into the light
Now this is surreal.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1171 on: March 06, 2018, 12:33:01 am »

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1172 on: March 06, 2018, 09:28:28 am »

Rob
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1173 on: March 06, 2018, 09:40:48 am »

Wonderful shot, Rob.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1174 on: March 06, 2018, 10:18:58 am »

You already published that one, Rob, like 3 pages ago...!?
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1175 on: March 06, 2018, 10:53:21 am »

Another part of the track, where the track is still visible. At this point they used to have one or two old engines parked for a future restoration project that never materialised. They are no longer there. The bright beam at the top middle of the image is the continuation of the route. Need to figure out a way to make that more prominent in a final composition.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1176 on: March 06, 2018, 12:40:20 pm »

You already published that one, Rob, like 3 pages ago...!?


Shit!

I used to have a notebook with a list of images already shown, but no idea where it went. Probably took too much time looking through it...

Or, more likely, it's an age thing. Anyway, I've taken it off in order to protect the last showing.

:-(

Here's another bit of age thing:

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1177 on: March 06, 2018, 02:41:01 pm »

Since my last snow-ish pic we've had a complete melt and then a fresh batch, which is itself nearly gone now. The pothole gods are lovin' it. Via a 1966 Soviet Jupiter-8M, a *clone of the pre-WWII Zeiss Jena 50/2 Sonnar. The aperture ring features evenly spaced full-stop detents, IMO an improvement on the originals.

-Dave-

*Clone may be understating the situation, as there's a good chance the lens was made with at least some of the original Zeiss machining & calibrating equipment.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1178 on: March 07, 2018, 12:47:59 pm »

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #1179 on: March 07, 2018, 02:02:18 pm »

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