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Comment: Re:missing option Manual Transmission (Score 1) 913

by bhsurfer (#30974116) Attached to: Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics
I have a toyota tacoma (pre-recall) that has a 6 speed manual transmission and I love it. It's amazing to me, however, the number of people who simply don't know how to operate a manual vehicle. I insisted that my daughter learn to drive in one, and my son will be learning how in this particular one this summer. Seems to me there's no harm in knowing how to operate common machinery even if later on you decide you don't want to use it and choose an automatic instead. Some folks might think it's old fashioned or whatever, but I wouldn't be too amazed to find that those are largely the people who don't know how to use one.

Comment: Re:Played by? (Score 1) 227

by bhsurfer (#29055529) Attached to: Guitar, Studio Wizard Les Paul Dies At 94
Jimmy Page had (probably still has) that old Danelectro guitar that he kept in a different (open) tuning for stuff like Kashmir, In My Time Of Dying, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, etc. I always get a kick out of the thought of him rocking out in front of tens of thousands of people on a 30 year old $50 guitar. Jerry Garcia's first electric guitar was a Danelectro too.

Page is still the first person I think of as well when I think of a Les Paul guitar.

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