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Picked up a couple of things from the @maccosmetics Wash & Dry collection! I got the Creme d'Nude lipstick and high-light powder in Freshen Up. #makeup #makeupmob #makeupporn #makeupmafia #makeupaddict #beauty #blogger #pretty #pro #mua #cosmetics #mac #washanddry #new #summer #Vegas_nay #allyflaisch #amrezy #instabeauty #instamakeup

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Are you kidding me John John Florence?

#tbt to the first Jazzmaster I ever worked on. Back in the beginning of 2009, I was working at a chain store called Menchey Music in York, PA. In addition to selling, I did some repair work when it came in, and I was pretty good at it, too. One day a guy brought this AVRI in Ocean Turquoise complaining that his 10 gauge strings kept rattling around and jumping out of their saddles. Having only briefly played Jazzmasters in shops (I also owned a particularly problematic Japanese Jaguar for a few months in high school) I wasn’t sure I’d be able to help, but I took the job anyway. I tried my normal setup routine, adjusting the truss rod and making the action a bit lower for playability, but the moment I strummed a chord, it all went haywire. Strings slid around, the bridge rocked forward, and instead of the familiar tones of a C chord, all I heard was he metallic plunk of failure. I went back at it, raising the action, trying to make the bridge sit still, and none of it helped at all. It was horrible; I was defeated. After my lunch break, which probably included me sobbing into my Coca-Cola, I decided I wasn’t ready to give up and started doing research online. That’s when I got hooked. I looked into Leo Fender’s designs, learned how they were originally equipped with heavy flat wound strings, and how that bridge was supposed to rock back and forth with the vibrato. I couldn’t get enough of it, and the more I read about these guitars, the more I understood what I was doing wrong: treating offset guitars like every other instrument out there. After shimming the neck and raising the bridge to compensate, as well as stepping up to 11s, it came to life. Gone were the issues that brought the guitar to me in the first place! No rattle, no string skipping. Just fun. This began my love affair with one of the most misunderstood guitars Leo ever made. And that’s my Origin Story. #guitar #fender #fenderguitars #jazzmaster #jaguar #offsetguitars #ocean #turquoise #guitartech #luthier #setup #pro #vibrato #avri #reissue #pennsylvania #york #mencheymusic #origin #story #mmguitarbar

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