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by ripsaw
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead
Replies: 2
Views: 7015

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected an issue and did not continue to www.collingsforum.net. The website is either misconfigured or your computer clock is set to the wrong time. It’s likely the website’s certificate is expired, which prevents Firefox from connecting securely. If y...
by ripsaw
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I Can NEVER Get Pro Tone!
Replies: 6
Views: 10582

Re: I Can NEVER Get Pro Tone!

Tone is all in the fretting hand. Having a 'vice grip' on the strings produces the best tone and longest sustain. Players should always be moving up to heavier strings during their careers. Sure, it's harder to play in the beginning but you build up strength and all of a sudden it becomes easy again...
by ripsaw
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Collings Electric Guitars
Topic: When to change electric strings?
Replies: 7
Views: 8892

Re: When to change electric strings?

...and always remember to wipe-down your guitar, including the strings, after each playing - especially after club gigs and the like. Keeping your instrument clean is a good habit to fall into.
by ripsaw
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FORUM INTRODUCTIONS
Replies: 63
Views: 79603

Re: FORUM INTRODUCTIONS

8-) Thank you! It would be nice at this point to find a sanctuary for a year or two, to post my music among knowledgeable musicians.
by ripsaw
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Share links to your performances or to another Collings artist.
Topic: U.S. Blues
Replies: 3
Views: 9002

Re: U.S. Blues

Nice old-time feel - cool! 8-)
by ripsaw
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Share links to your performances or to another Collings artist.
Topic: C10 Deluxe my favorite
Replies: 2
Views: 7165

Re: C10 Deluxe my favorite

Great sounding guitar - well played!
by ripsaw
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FORUM INTRODUCTIONS
Replies: 63
Views: 79603

Re: FORUM INTRODUCTIONS

Sorry but no one on the Internet will ever know my real name - that is, the name my parents gave me. That's a freedom choice too, isn't it? I've been on the 'Net since the 1980's and have names within names. That was what it was like then - cyberpunk ala William Gibson. One would never release 'real...
by ripsaw
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Instruments for sale
Topic: Unique Candy Tangerine 2007 290 Pristine NOS
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: Unique Candy Tangerine 2007 290 Pristine NOS

This is a transparent candy finish - not metal fake. Mr. Collings thought that the finish was too labor intensive for production guitars and only painted this one. As you can see from the signature photo, it's over TV Yellow. If I had thought about it a little more, I would have asked for a black un...
by ripsaw
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Instruments for sale
Topic: Unique Candy Tangerine 2007 290 Pristine NOS
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: Unique Candy Tangerine 2007 290 Pristine NOS

Bill's-Signature.jpg On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 7:34 AM, Mark Althans <repairs@collingsguitars.com> wrote: Hi XXXX, Your candy apple tangerine 290 is almost complete! All of the finish work is done, and it is now in our setup room waiting to have all of it's hardware and electronics reinstalled. This i...