• What electric guitar should I buy?

    First: I play left-handed, so have to "flip" any guitar that isn't built that way. My 1st electric was a smashed Stratocaster imitation "basket case" I had to rebuild. I have big hands, & hated the skinny neck. It's pickups & bridge were also rubbish. Then, a Winston imitation of a Les Paul Special. It had... show more
    First: I play left-handed, so have to "flip" any guitar that isn't built that way. My 1st electric was a smashed Stratocaster imitation "basket case" I had to rebuild. I have big hands, & hated the skinny neck. It's pickups & bridge were also rubbish. Then, a Winston imitation of a Les Paul Special. It had only 17 frets, & a humbucking pickup about the size of a car. I got it with a 6-watt Supro amp, sort of like a Fender Champ. The pair had ZERO tone, but was really loud. Actually a good instrument to play, with excellent intonation. Then, an Aria copy of a Gibson 335. Looked great, but its pickups were poor, & vibrato arm was junk. Then, a '65 Strat, one of the last REAL Fenders. I wasn't impressed. Machine heads & bridge were junk. Its pickup poles were fixed. When bending notes above about the 9th fret, the neck would flex & it would go out of tune. Then, I got a new '76 Gibson Les Paul Custom, built left-hand. Machine of a dream! In retrospect, I'd eschew the gold trim. I tend to rest the bottom of my palm on the bridge as I play, & the plating there wore off in about 2-3 years. Other than that, I love every millimetre of the guitar. It feels personally built for me. I think you've got to go though a process like this, to find the one that fits like a glove for you.
    8 answers · Rock and Pop · 2 days ago
  • Did the US President Truman make the right -choice to Nuke japan -two times in 1945?

    Getting tired of answering this. Fleet Adm. William Leahy, most-senior U.S. military officer on active duty in WWII, & C-of-S to the C-in-C 1942-49. In his diary on 8 Aug. 1945, he wrote: "...there is a certainty that it (atomic bomb) will in the future be developed by potential enemies & that it probably will be used against... show more
    Getting tired of answering this. Fleet Adm. William Leahy, most-senior U.S. military officer on active duty in WWII, & C-of-S to the C-in-C 1942-49. In his diary on 8 Aug. 1945, he wrote: "...there is a certainty that it (atomic bomb) will in the future be developed by potential enemies & that it probably will be used against us." In his 1950 book "I Was There" (New York: Whittlesey House, 1950), on . 441 he wrote: "... Truman faced the decision as to whether to use it. He did not like the idea, but he was persuaded that it would shorten the war against Japan & save (U.S.) lives. It is my opinions that use fo this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima & Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated & ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade & the successful bombing with conventional weapons ... My opinion was that in being the 1st to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make wars in that fashion, & that wars cannot be won by destroying women & children." I paraphrase Churchill: If human life on this world lasts for 1000 eons, men still will say "That was our lowest hour."
    18 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Did Stalin kill 50 m civilians...why are the Nazis more infamous for killing 6m civilian Jews?

    Because Jews control or influence a disproportionate amount of the communications media in the U.S. & western world. Uncle Pavel in the Ukraine was a dirt-poor farmer, so his death was no loss to them. Uncle Heinrich in Frankfurt was a wealthy banker, & his loss (more importantly, the loss of his $ & possessions) was inheritance they... show more
    Because Jews control or influence a disproportionate amount of the communications media in the U.S. & western world. Uncle Pavel in the Ukraine was a dirt-poor farmer, so his death was no loss to them. Uncle Heinrich in Frankfurt was a wealthy banker, & his loss (more importantly, the loss of his $ & possessions) was inheritance they didn't get.
    11 answers · Current Events · 3 days ago
  • Who was your favorite singer of Fleetwood Mac?

    Peter Green. It seems this punks never heard F.M. back when it was GOOD.
    Peter Green. It seems this punks never heard F.M. back when it was GOOD.
    7 answers · Rock and Pop · 3 days ago
  • How come the uniforms, weapons and equipment of WW1 & WW2 British soldiers was so ugly and horrible looking compared to the Germans?

    I doubt that anyone consciously designs a uniform, especially for use in all weather conditions, & for violent activities, to be attractive. It just turns out that way. The Germans gave wide use to the jackboot, which largely vanished from U.K. uniforms with the demise of cavalry. Those tall, dark boots tend to make the wearer appear taller... show more
    I doubt that anyone consciously designs a uniform, especially for use in all weather conditions, & for violent activities, to be attractive. It just turns out that way. The Germans gave wide use to the jackboot, which largely vanished from U.K. uniforms with the demise of cavalry. Those tall, dark boots tend to make the wearer appear taller & thinner. As to weapons - what's "attractive" about a device designed expressly to destroy life? Did a Pzkw. IV (most common German tank) look better than a Cromwell/Comet (most common U.K. tank)? Did a Bf-109 (most common German fighter aircraft) look better than a Spitfire (most common U.K. aircraft)? I'd say your comment is highly subjective.
    23 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Churchill was a fat, warmongering, alcoholic, Freemason, why do so many Brits and foreigners alike think that he's the greatest Brit of all?

    You forgot "bipolar". Of course, that wasn't something he could control. The others were.
    You forgot "bipolar". Of course, that wasn't something he could control. The others were.
    34 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Donald trump is such a good fit for americ and he is implementing amazing changes. Prove me wrong?

    At lot shorter, easier & a LOT more fun to simply put you out of the Universe's misery by just firing a .45 bullet into the base of your skull.
    At lot shorter, easier & a LOT more fun to simply put you out of the Universe's misery by just firing a .45 bullet into the base of your skull.
    6 answers · Poetry · 3 days ago
  • Who is the new big enemy of United States?

    Donald John Trump, all "243 lbs" (Yeah, right! As if anyone believes that!) of it.
    Donald John Trump, all "243 lbs" (Yeah, right! As if anyone believes that!) of it.
    58 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 4 days ago
  • Aerosmith vs Nirvana?

    Now there's a real zucker und scheisse comparison.
    Now there's a real zucker und scheisse comparison.
    13 answers · Rock and Pop · 4 days ago
  • How many time have you been to Spain?

    Twice. Both times to Mallorca.
    Twice. Both times to Mallorca.
    26 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 days ago
  • How many drummers can a band have?

    George Harrison toured in the 1970's with two drummers on stage.
    George Harrison toured in the 1970's with two drummers on stage.
    18 answers · Rock and Pop · 4 days ago
  • What would have been the outcome of WW2 if Nazi Germany was more powerful than the US at the start of the war...?

    What would beer sales be if rainwater was beer? How much debt would I have if the tree in my back yard blossomed $100 bills?
    What would beer sales be if rainwater was beer? How much debt would I have if the tree in my back yard blossomed $100 bills?
    13 answers · History · 5 days ago
  • I have been listening to "Not Fadeaway" by Buddy Holly. Does anyone else agree it is one of the greatest songs ever written?

    It's not even his best song so, definitely not.
    It's not even his best song so, definitely not.
    6 answers · Rock and Pop · 5 days ago
  • Do you think that the Kent State shooting was justified rightly?

    Of course. It happened because the "brave men" with rifles couldn't handle it when a couple of women called them "Motherfuckers." Gutless cowards with onion skins.
    Of course. It happened because the "brave men" with rifles couldn't handle it when a couple of women called them "Motherfuckers." Gutless cowards with onion skins.
    42 answers · History · 5 days ago
  • Was the government system really designed to plan for dumb people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump being politicians?

    Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seems quite smart. Orange Fraud is quite obviously the "Hire The Handicapped" candidate.
    Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seems quite smart. Orange Fraud is quite obviously the "Hire The Handicapped" candidate.
    11 answers · Tata · 5 days ago
  • How could anyone not like Van Halen?

    VERY easily. It's called "having an allergy to DRECK."
    VERY easily. It's called "having an allergy to DRECK."
    10 answers · Rock and Pop · 5 days ago
  • Why are songs 'written' and not 'composed'?

    A song isn't a song unless it has lyrics. Those are written. A tune is composed. You'll find many songs listed as "lyrics by ... & tune by ...".
    A song isn't a song unless it has lyrics. Those are written. A tune is composed. You'll find many songs listed as "lyrics by ... & tune by ...".
    8 answers · Rock and Pop · 6 days ago
  • How was Adolf Hitler's performance militarily during WW2?

    Hitler was just the Commander-in-Chief, with no tactical input. Strategically, he was sound, but the Axis lacked the resources to succeed. Post "D-Day", his failed efforts to regain the strategic initiative, create a stalemate in which peace talks might arise, or to regain Hungarian oil in order to keep fighting may have hastened the end. show more
    Hitler was just the Commander-in-Chief, with no tactical input. Strategically, he was sound, but the Axis lacked the resources to succeed. Post "D-Day", his failed efforts to regain the strategic initiative, create a stalemate in which peace talks might arise, or to regain Hungarian oil in order to keep fighting may have hastened the end.
    29 answers · History · 6 days ago
  • Name a song with the word "Pain" in the title?

    World of Pain - Cream. I don't 'do" You Tube, don't care for either movie, & prefer Hershey bars.
    World of Pain - Cream. I don't 'do" You Tube, don't care for either movie, & prefer Hershey bars.
    15 answers · Rock and Pop · 1 week ago
  • Should they take fighting out of hockey?

    If you do, you'll likely see an increase in stick-swinging, like that FOOL from Pittsburgh the other day, or an increase in "cheap shots" & deliberate attempts to injure. That makes it a bad idea.
    If you do, you'll likely see an increase in stick-swinging, like that FOOL from Pittsburgh the other day, or an increase in "cheap shots" & deliberate attempts to injure. That makes it a bad idea.
    11 answers · Hockey · 1 week ago