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 Post subject: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:51 pm 
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I noticed some years ago that major league hitters take their stances with the label on the bat facing upwards. Back in the olden days when I was learning how to hit we were taught to have the label facing down. Have manufacturers moved the labels 180 degrees around the bat, or doesn't it matter where the label is pointing?

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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:39 pm 
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The label on the bat is at a 90 degree angle from the grain of the bat. The hitter always wants to have the stacked grain of the bat making contact. Picture an end shot of the grain which is the layers of wood on top of each other, the label being on top like to icing on a cake. Have I thoroughly confused you? Hope not.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:57 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
The label on the bat is at a 90 degree angle from the grain of the bat. The hitter always wants to have the stacked grain of the bat making contact. Picture an end shot of the grain which is the layers of wood on top of each other, the label being on top like to icing on a cake. Have I thoroughly confused you? Hope not.

That's what I thought. So the batter should either have the label pointing up or down, and which one he chooses doesn't really matter. The label should be facing straight up or straight down at contact. Either is fine. That's what my practice swings are telling me. Of course, I don't have a bat, so I'm taking slow, careful practice swings with my Squier Stratocaster copy, but the principle holds. Correct?

Damn, now I'm watching Doumit and it looks like he's either got the grain facing down or straight at the pitcher. I guess that either makes him old school or a candidate for a broken bat.

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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:59 pm 
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LOL!! You got it! I have a blackie hybrid 71 neck on an 82 body and a 63/64 black face deluxe.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
LOL!! You got it! I have a blackie hybrid 71 neck on an 82 body and a 63/64 black face deluxe.

I actually prefer the Telecaster to the Strat, but the Strat copy was too cheap to pass up.

Given my ability on the guitar, I'd be better off using it as a bat.

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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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sisyphus wrote:
I actually prefer the Telecaster to the Strat, ...........


Blasphemy!!


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
LOL!! You got it! I have a blackie hybrid 71 neck on an 82 body and a 63/64 black face deluxe.

I love my PRS Custom.

I was recently at Trader Jacks flea market and found a white, anniversary edition Squire Strat (Jimi Hendrix) and an original Bronco (15 watt tube) amp. Picked up both for less than $100.00. Needless to say I've been smiling like a butchers dog. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Argentum wrote:
sisyphus wrote:
I actually prefer the Telecaster to the Strat, ...........


Blasphemy!!

Gimme that old time twang.

Of course, I'd like to have a Les Paul most of all.

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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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sisyphus wrote:
Argentum wrote:
sisyphus wrote:
I actually prefer the Telecaster to the Strat, ...........


Blasphemy!!

Gimme that old time twang.

Of course, I'd like to have a Les Paul most of all.


I have a 1978 Les Paul Standard. I've had it for 30+ years. I never thought I'd put another guitar before her -- I was wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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sisyphus wrote:
Argentum wrote:
sisyphus wrote:
I actually prefer the Telecaster to the Strat, ...........


Blasphemy!!

Gimme that old time twang.

Of course, I'd like to have a Les Paul most of all.


I had a Tele once, sold it to get another Strat. Nothing wrong with Teles, if they're good enough for Keef, they're good enough for me.

Les Pauls are different animals altogether. I'm not much of a humbucker person. They just don't do the clean thing all that well, IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Argentum wrote:
I'm not much of a humbucker person. They just don't do the clean thing all that well, IMO.


Two words for you -- coil tap.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Argentum wrote:

I had a Tele once, sold it to get another Strat. Nothing wrong with Teles, if they're good enough for Keef, they're good enough for me.

Les Pauls are different animals altogether. I'm not much of a humbucker person. They just don't do the clean thing all that well, IMO.

With the quality of my playing, clean is the last thing I want. :lol:

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sisyphus wrote:
With the quality of my playing, clean is the last thing I want. :lol:


Good one. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:27 pm 
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Yeah I like that too.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Rotten_Scoundrel wrote:
Argentum wrote:
I'm not much of a humbucker person. They just don't do the clean thing all that well, IMO.


Two words for you -- coil tap.


The problem with that though is often times compromise. Your desired HB tone may not split off to your desired single coil tone. I'd prefer to just grab another guitar. I have quite a few HB guitars setup for specific purposes.

If your gigging and not wanting to lug around a bunch of guitars, I can definitely see the need for a Swiss Army knife guitar though.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:59 pm 
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I know you guys will have a hard time believing this,

I have no f'en clue what you people are talking about.

Yea,yea, I know that's the norm for me. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Does it have anything to do with dueling banjos?

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Substitute2 wrote:
Does it have anything to do with dueling banjos?

Hey now! (Butt cheeks firmly clinched)


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Argentum wrote:
The problem with that though is often times compromise. Your desired HB tone may not split off to your desired single coil tone. I'd prefer to just grab another guitar. I have quite a few HB guitars setup for specific purposes.

I see your point. At one time I felt the same way until I tried the EMG 89.

I love Strats but not for their clean tones. I just love their knarliness. Is that a word, lol?


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:35 pm 
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Sure it is.


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