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Struggling Pulling the Trigger

#41 User is offline   MichaelT 

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:51 AM

View Postkidblast, on 22 June 2017 - 08:42 AM, said:

NICE!!!

I worked in a band once with a guy who I found out was stealing gear/guitars from other local players. I quit on the spot.


That's a new kind of low when a "musician" steals stuff from a "fellow musician." There's a special place in hell for those kind of people and I'm pretty sure there's Muzak streaming into that area and it's all done on kazoo.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:03 AM

View PostFarnsbarns, on 22 June 2017 - 07:13 AM, said:

I just walk through central Croydon with my CS case plastered with CUSTOM SHOP decals with a "come on 'en if ya fink yer 'ard ennuff" look on my face. One day, of course, someone might fink there 'ard ennuff. I just hope.they aren't when it comes down to it. After all I have a 15 pound, swingable weight in my hand. Ha.. :D


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

View PostMichaelT, on 22 June 2017 - 08:51 AM, said:

That's a new kind of low when a "musician" steals stuff from a "fellow musician." There's a special place in hell for those kind of people and I'm pretty sure there's Muzak streaming into that area and it's all done on kazoo.


it kind of sets up the double scum bag situation...

bad enough, the thief alone, but to steal from another musician, when they know dam well how hard it is to save the money and buy decent gear...
yea,, people we need not deal kindly with...
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:43 PM

Well we sort of high jacked the original thread, but we gave plenty of opinions on that so I guess we are free to carry on with the new subject of whether or not to take your best axe to the gig. I always took my number 1 to gigs, because there was a time when I only had one. But I agree, there is no point in having a great guitar if you aren't going to use it to perform.

I played a lot of rough neighborhoods in Chicago and it seemed that the gangs and crooks didn't bother someone carrying a guitar case very often. I don't know if it was that they had an affinity for musicians, or if they were scared you might have a sub-machine gun in that case? The problem was finding a place to park your car. You would double park in the street and unload there at the front door, but then you had to drive around quite awhile to find a parking place. Since it might be 20 minutes or more before I got back I didn't want to leave my guitar sitting unattended on the stage, so would always carry it with me from wherever I parked.

I was confronted only once in about 30 years by a fellow who pointed his coat pocket at me (I don't know if was really a gun or just his finger) and said "give me your wallet". I asked him if he knew what time it was and he said "yeah, about 8:00 PM". I told him he didn't want to rob me on the way into the gig. If he was going to rob me he needed to wait until about 2:30 AM when I was on my way out and had gotten paid. He said "good point" and let me pass. Fortunate for me he must have gotten drunk or robbed someone else as he was no where to be found when we packed up and left.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

View PostTwang Gang, on 22 June 2017 - 02:43 PM, said:

Well we sort of high jacked the original thread, but we gave plenty of opinions on that so I guess we are free to carry on with the new subject of whether or not to take your best axe to the gig...

As the OP hasn't even visited the forum since the thread was started almost a week ago I think we can all safely assume the 'question' as initiated was a complete waste of everyone's time. It did, however, meander off into an interesting little backwater so all-in-all it might be considered to have been not a total write-off.

Good point about the timing of a hold-up, though! Quick thinking on your part, too!

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