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On 11/17/2021 at 7:00 AM, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Bought my first ever metal hoodie today. (I've always worn plain unbranded hoodies) My friend Cody, the guitar player from Afterbirth said at the show they played on Long Island this last Saturday opening for Suffocation & Internal Bleeding those two bands selfishly hogged up all the space on the merch tables and wouldn't let them have any table space for their shit. So instead of confronting them about it he just brought it all home and put it up for sale on their Bandcamp page this morning. He texted our little group that they were going live any minute so a few of us ordered ours straight away and within the hour he had packed them up and said he was headed out to the P.O. So it should be here in a few days, he only lives about 100 miles away.

 

https://afterbirthnydeathmetal.bandcamp.com/merch/heather-grey-zipper-hoodie

Heather Grey Zipper Hoodie main photo

Well done getting the hoodie. Looks good. Ive got two. It's cool with all the sleeve print. 

I can imagine you'd have confronted those bands if you was in the afterbirth guitarists shoes. My sister would have done as she won't shy away from confrontation.i probably would have done what Cody did😁

 

Slow-deeper in the space, higher in the ocean 

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"Santa" showed up early with new (used) pickups for my Schecter Explorer - a Bare Knuckle "Rebel Yell" set.

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I've been a happy Bare Knuckle user since a "Cold Sweat" found its forever home in my Gibson. Saying goodbye to the sterility and weirdly annoying midrange of the Fishman pickups this guitar came with... also saying goodbye to too much cash for a set of used pickups, if I'm honest, but I guess it's a buy once cry once kind of thing.

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Jeez man, that guitar looks like it's been through the wars. Where's your volume and tone knobs? Are you replacing those as well? I see that even on the Schecter site they have a bunch of new guitars where like yours, the holes look like they're too wide for the pickups, while some others don't. Why is that? Is it just that some pickups have flanges that cover up those holes?

 

Schecter E-1 SLS Elite "Evil Twin"

 

Guitars : Jake Pitts E-1 FR S

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1 hour ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Jeez man, that guitar looks like it's been through the wars. Where's your volume and tone knobs? Are you replacing those as well? I see that even on the Schecter site they have a bunch of new guitars where like yours, the holes look like they're too wide for the pickups, while some others don't. Why is that? Is it just that some pickups have flanges that cover up those holes?

 

Schecter E-1 SLS Elite "Evil Twin"

 

Guitars : Jake Pitts E-1 FR S

It does look a bit beat up in that photo. It's mostly smudges and bad light, it's actually in pretty decent shape. It's the same model as the top photo here. I'm still waiting on the electronics to show up in the mail, and then it'll have knobs again. The bridge pickup is just wired to the jack for now, which is actually the way I like it.

Nearly all pickups have little tabs on the side with threaded holes for mounting. Some guitars (like the top one) are made for the pickups to drop in and mount directly to the body of the guitar with machine screws going through the tabs and foam underneath that supports the pickup as you tighten it down. Other guitars (like the one on the bottom) are made to use with pickup rings, which are those plastic rectangles around the edges - the machine screw holds in the threaded hole and the pickup is stabilized with a little spring that compresses against the back of the pickup ring. They're kind of a pain in the dick. My Gibson uses those. That guitar has definitely been through the wars, 23 years of well-earned wear and tear.

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Corpsegrinder - Corpsegrinder (signed pre-order)
Quest Master - The Twelve Temples (pre-order)
Blood Incantation - Timewave Zero (pre-order)
Morbid Saint - Spectrum Of Death (double CD)
Gorgoroth - Under The Sign Of Hell 2011
Immolation - Acts Of God (pre-order)
Avenger – Shadows Of The Damned
Vader - Dark Age

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2 minutes ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

That's cool. I like his cannibal corpse stuff. I've enjoyed watching there live at bloodstock video. Was it hard to get. 

Postage was expensive, but otherwise not at all: https://www.martyrstore.net/product/corpsgrinder-s-t-cd-signed-by-george-corpsegrinder-fisher-pre-order

I'm loving the single 🙂

 

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On 12/27/2021 at 4:47 PM, Thrashman said:

Postage was expensive, but otherwise not at all: https://www.martyrstore.net/product/corpsgrinder-s-t-cd-signed-by-george-corpsegrinder-fisher-pre-order

I'm loving the single 🙂

 

Acid vat hell yeahhhhhh🤘🤘.I think its Such a good song.  Such great elocution of the words too. Can't beat some top death metal singing and music I like too.  

Looked online and it would not load. Think it may have sold out. Hope your stuff gets to you soon in post. 

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My vinyl copy of Kätkyt arrived today. I chipped in on a gofundme-type deal that the artist arranged through BC, with Bandcamp doing the actual pressing and manufacturing. Didn't even know they provided those services. Pledged in April, the production started in june and now it's here. Beautiful 2LP vinyl; one black with white splatter and the other white with black splatter. Great music, one-woman Finnish black metal, kind of like a more somber early-Myrkur

Vermilia - Kätkyt

 

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On 8/12/2021 at 11:50 PM, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

blaze bayley has a bit of a following and i know fair few people who like his stuff,even if imo it did not work with him in iron maiden, following bruce was mission impossible imo, out of interest do you prefer his solo stuff or his iron maiden time

Just seen this mate, I think the X Factor album is amazing, incredibly underrated, it's between that and his Solo album The Man Who Would Not Die as to my favourite material of his, overall I think i'd probably pick his Solo stuff over his 2 Maiden albums although Virtual XI and X Factor have some awesome material on them.

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