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Postby 50FC » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:27 am

Hi,

I live in Belgium, Europe, I play and teach guitar for a living, I played 10 years in an instrumental band called FIFTY FOOT COMBO. This started out as a surf band with a high energy and punk attitude, and evolved into a big loud soul stompin' psychedelic fuzzed out MC5-ish mayhem. Over the years I've done more mainstream stuff that was and is (yes I know : ) "Big in Belgium", but I'm more and more into experimental and improvisational music. Yes, with a Mosrite.

I am sincerely in love with Mosrite guitars, had a couple of copies over the years that were awesome to look at but not really usable for me - tuning, not comfortable,... . I finally settled with a Fillmore USA 1965 reissue, but that guitar never felt 100% right. So I sold it. Now I think I finally found the one. Can I send you some pics because I'd really want to find out if it's a real one or a copy. Has been refinished in white, the neck feels great, the pots say it's a 1965.

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Rodrigo
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Postby LoveyX » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:26 am

:D Welcome to the forum, Rodrigo!
We'd love to look at some pictures of your guitar and I believe you may get some expert opinions too.
Here's some info on posting pictures.
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Anyway, enjoy the forum!

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Postby MWaldorf » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:08 am

Welcome to the forum Rodrigo! I remember picking up "Go Hunting" when the band was visiting KXLU radio in the late 90s.
Oy vey - it's MESHUGGA BEACH PARTY - The world's premier Jewish Surf Music Band!

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Postby FrankJames » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:26 pm

Welcome to the forum !!

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Postby Veenture » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:39 am

Welcome, Rodrigo ;)

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Postby SanchoPansen » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:52 am

Welcome Mate,

good to see another Mosrite addict from the EU! And I think I own a CD from the Fifty Foot Combo ;-) Can't wait to see the pics. Did you find one over here or in the US?

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Postby 50FC » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:28 pm

Hey,

Never thought our name (Fifty Foot Combo) and music would carry out so far...nice to hear that ! We did 3 "reunion"shows this summer and draw an incredible audience (the second night 6000) and even got extatic press coverage - where were they ten years ago you'd wonder ?

Hold on for the pics, in the meantime I took it apart and it actually has a stamp on the neck and body; nov 1965 it is. Put it back together and the action was suddenly twice as high, but that has been taken care of. And now I'm looking for a refinish in pearl white. Man o man I'm so happy with this guitar, and it sounds incredible on all my amps, with all my pedals, feels great, stays in tune, looks cool... .

Best,
R

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Postby stl80 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:44 pm

Welcome.
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Postby EFElliott » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:00 pm

Welcome to the forum!!
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Postby 50FC » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:54 pm

Nice to meet you Mr Ed, I'm very impressed by your work !

Sincerely,
Rodrigo Fuentealba


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