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What early 70's rock bands had violins?
Gatemouth Brown was a blues guitarist who also played the fiddle.  Not quite a rock guy, and his heyday was in the 1950s, but he was around the rock scene in 70s, too.I think Roxy Music's Eddie Jobson turned up here and there for other bands, too. 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
Thom,Funny thing about Teles (and the variants thereon)...I own several really outstanding boutique variations, but I end up playing my good old, modestly priced Fender American Standard (tho it's been modded with Barden pups) more than any of em.... 
Best Small Floorstanding Speaker under $2K
Brimel,The Maggie .7 is about 4 1/2 feet tall, 15" wide and maybe six inches deep (stand depth). The smaller MMG is about 6" shorter. The former’s bass extension gets down into the 45 hz region, the latter is more like 50hz. The .7 was $1400 and t... 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
Well, Thom, if we’re taking five guitars and/or amps instead of albums, I’ll play:James Goodall DreadnaughtSchroeder Chopper (LP style)Tom Bills "Falling Leaf" archtopHughes & Kettner Grandmeister 36 amp Fractal Axe effects processor I’m borro... 
Best Small Floorstanding Speaker under $2K
I'll second the Ohm recommendation and add Magnepan.  The latter is tall, but has a small footprint. 
The Best & Rarest of all Stereo Gear
Two brands come to mind:MFA (Moore, Frankland and Assoc).  Bruce Moore had his own eponymous company, too, which produced the Companion (sic?) preamp.  I think it was his highest profile design and it had its moment in the sun some time back.  How... 
Obscure bands
LenMc801 is a good choice (provided they're obscure enough), but they did release several live albums in addition to their sole studio release.  I'd assume that "801 Live" (their first release) is their best known recording, but the studio record ... 
You can only take 5 albums to a deserted Island...
Richard Thompson - Two Letter WordsFleetwood Mac - Say You WillLos Lobos - How Will The Wolf SurviveRosanne Cash - The ListRockpile - Seconds of PleasureId be pissed at myself pretty quickly, but that would be true of any five I chose. 
Help wanted: Bass!
I believe that Emerald Physics is distributed by Wally Underwood at Underwood HiFi.  He also handles the DSpeaker products which include a competing (and IIRC somewhat more expensive) bass eq device.  You might call Wally to discuss the relative m... 
Best music for romantic interlude
No one for subconscious lyrical messages?"When times go rough, won’t you lay me down in the tall grass and let me do my stuff."- Second Hand News, Fleetwood Mac 
The King Of...
Evelyn "Champagne" King? 
Good CDs Bad Recording
Todd Rundgren's 1989 masterpiece "Nearly Human" is nearly unlistenable.  Todd's a hero, but he made some uniquely terrible sounding records IMO. 
Anybody else using a distributed array sub system?
Spkrplus,To clarify my solvency remarks from an earlier post to this thread, I certainly wasn't talking about any issue I had with the solvency of your business.  I was talking about my own!  The distributed array subwoofer is mighty tempting and ... 
Anybody else using a distributed array sub system?
Noble,I've always liked the idea and briefly screwed around with a four sub home-brew version.  It worked well, but just took up too much floor space.  Your set-up makes a ton of sense to me.  Enjoy.BTW, I thought that James Romeyn used to carry g... 
Best music for romantic interlude
Depends on the girl.  If I'm with Bo Derek (as I usually am), I'll most often opt for Ravel's Bolero.