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Shameless Tru-Arc Puffery: Who’s got ‘em?

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I think that everyone got what you were saying, Proteus. No harm done.

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Proteus said:

My apologies, fellers. What I was trying to use as a criteria was "has the player had >music out in commercial release to the public, and is it available through some kind of >distribution*"... " -snip- ... "Beyond that, I know I'm not fully aware of the >recording/performing history of all my customers.

Didn't mean to slight anyone."

Is Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby considered some kind of distribution? ;-) I've had CD's available on Amazon since 1998, and available on iTunes since 2002.

But I don't feel slighted in any way, Tim. In this day and age of independent labels and virtual distribution, the lines between professional musician and hobbyist are more blurry than ever-- and then there are those like myself who tend to straddle that line in a "semi-pro" capacity. No worries though, I ain't lookin' fer no endorsement deal!

You done good Tim. No need to hang your head for anything.8-)

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Yessir, Amazon, iTunes, and CDBaby are considered some kind of distribution.

See, another I left out. I couldn't afford endorsement deals for all of us...

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Proteus said:

My apologies, fellers. What I was trying to use as a criteria was "has the player had >music out in commercial release to the public, and is it available through some kind of >distribution*"... " -snip- ... "Beyond that, I know I'm not fully aware of the >recording/performing history of all my customers.

Didn't mean to slight anyone."

Is Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby considered some kind of distribution? ;-) I've had CD's available on Amazon since 1998, and available on iTunes since 2002.

But I don't feel slighted in any way, Tim. In this day and age of independent labels and virtual distribution, the lines between professional musician and hobbyist are more blurry than ever-- and then there are those like myself who tend to straddle that line in a "semi-pro" capacity. No worries though, I ain't lookin' fer no endorsement deal!

You done good Tim. No need to hang your head for anything.8-)

– Tartan Phantom

Proteus said:

My apologies, fellers. What I was trying to use as a criteria was "has the player had >music out in commercial release to the public, and is it available through some kind of >distribution*"... " -snip- ... "Beyond that, I know I'm not fully aware of the >recording/performing history of all my customers.

Didn't mean to slight anyone."

Is Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby considered some kind of distribution? ;-) I've had CD's available on Amazon since 1998, and available on iTunes since 2002.

But I don't feel slighted in any way, Tim. In this day and age of independent labels and virtual distribution, the lines between professional musician and hobbyist are more blurry than ever-- and then there are those like myself who tend to straddle that line in a "semi-pro" capacity. No worries though, I ain't lookin' fer no endorsement deal!

You done good Tim. No need to hang your head for anything.8-)

– tartan phantom

HERE, HERE!!

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Tru-Arc Aluminium on my Falcon...

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Count me in. I've got three brass and one aluminum in my arsenal.

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Is this the part where I'm supposed to confess to having eight Tru-Arcs, at least one of each material, on my Gretsches?

Paul/FF909

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Got a Tru-Arc trio going on here. My new Annie, Historic and Epi SG are all sporting ST-120's. Couldn't be better. In addition to the sonic and playability improvements they feel really good under your hand. Kinda sexy I'd say.

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I gots a brass one on my 6120

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I have an aluminum Tru-Arc on my 5120. I will be ordering one for my 6120 and Tennessee Rose soon!

Great job Tim!

Dylan

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I figured out a way to get my second Tru Arc for free! All I had to do was buy a 6120DE.

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NO sweat,Pro! Just joshing you. I have been left off of many more important lists. Including my sisters wedding, and my own 40th birthday party! ;-)

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I sold my LP's out of my van...down by the river!

I think they are still there.

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You will soon be adding Clint Love of KBT/Finsternis to your list of not-so-famous TruArc dudes. As soon as I get the coin, I'm going Stainless on my 5120!

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No worries, Prot. Keep your endorsement list to the upper echelon. Just send me an xmas card next year. :)

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That list is fine. Danny Vera might be on it too. 8-)

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'Soon as my 5120's back up and playable, the brass Tru-Arc that I so desperately coveted (and then was lucky enough to win at the Ny-ish-veel Roundup!) will be gracing her seductive, piano-like-finished curves.

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I'm hoping festival season will be good to me so I can get all the T-As I want. So far the list of guitars that need them is: 5120, 5124, 5129, 2910 (when I add a Bigsby), and SG (also when I add Bigsby). I think that's all the guitars I have with TOM posts, if you can find a way to mount one on a tele I'd be down.

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I just ordered my first Tru-Arc (aluminum...AL-120) from Tim and I can't wait for it to arrive. It's going on my modded G5120, and I'm really looking forward to seeing/hearing/feeling the results!! Thanks Tim....:D

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Besides having TruArcs on my electrics, I also have some in my parts drawer. How's that for extravagance?

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Aluminum on my 5120, brass hole-tone on my Robelli ES-500.

They're not just for Gretsches anymore!

Discography:
DV8 - Take A Stance, available on vinyl for inflated prices as a collectors' item at various online sites in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America; scheduled for re-release on CD later this year.
Ruby Moon - Keeper of the Key, available on CD by mail order from yours truly
Tazmanian Devils - Taz Nuvoux, available on CD or download from CDBaby

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You should be proud to know that your Al Tru-Arc is on my 125th annie that rocks a heathen crowd every Friday night at a nudist club. THAT has got to be good advertisement!


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