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#21 User is offline   Twang Gang 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:54 PM

Honestly never picked up a Firebird so have no idea what they are like, and never heard much Guns N Roses or Slash either so this guitar would mean nothing to me.

But I never understood the "aged/reliced" idea. If I buy a new guitar I want it to look new and I'll relic it myself as I eventually bash into cymbals and stuff. Even if you are just a collector of unique guitars the fact that Slash has only been playing a Firebird occasionally for a year on a recent tour, this expensive reproduction probably is not very accurate to the way his looks.

As mentioned to each their own. There is no accounting for taste. Or as someone else mentioned to me recently "you can't fix stupid". :rolleyes:
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#22 User is offline   sparquelito 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

It's not a matter of 'like' or 'dislike'.

Nor is it a matter of 'hate' and 'love'.

I just honestly missed the entire GNR experience.
I was in the military, and I was living in Germany for most of those days.
And, when they were still apparently relevant during the time I was in the States, I was otherwise engaged.

I was balls-deep into a great number of similarly-rudderless young women.
I do recall that there was MTV on, and they actually played music videos back then.

Since then, and more recently;
I have watched more than a few youTube interviews with Slash.
He seems like a lovely gentleman.
His guitar skills are more than admirable.

But I missed it.
And can't even attempt to endeavor to get it back.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:00 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=2CFdLAVjkdw
we had longer ways to go, but no matter, the road is life.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:31 PM

View Postsparquelito, on 10 September 2017 - 05:20 PM, said:

ill-advised affairs with questionable women


those are the best kind [flapper]
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:30 PM

Quit factory aging guitars, and put some fracking covers on the fricking pickups...
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:25 AM

I think G&R are an example of the players making the band. Some bands are one good musician and four average. Slash isn't a great player though. He's all image and riffs.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:37 AM

I've got to agree with Rabs here. Many criticize Slash, but let me hear you play something like the solo from Don't Damn Me, Garden of Eden or something off the first Snakepit album - perhaps Jizz Da Pit or Be the Ball. To my ears Slash always had a recognisable style that stood out from loads of the other players at the time. I grew up being a huge GN'R fan in the early 90's and since then I've heard and love many other players who are technically better i.e John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani and lots that aren't as well known but still great, but when I hear Slash at his peak I still think wow!, that guy had something special in his playing. Estranged or Coma are about as good as it gets and one of his most emotive, excellent solos he ever laid down was on Back & Forth again.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:46 AM

I was 17 when Appetite for Destruction came out. Do you remember the 'rock' world in 1987...Prince, Madonna, U2, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins...yup. Metallica were up and comers, Maiden and AC/DC were getting patchy, next to no-one had heard of Pixies, Dino Jr, Husker Du and the alt rock guys, even Motorhead was getting a bit smooth...

Then came this...



Sorry we weren't old enough to have been there for Zeppelin and the Who, but for a little while there full on rock played by full on rebels was ours. And it was good.
we had longer ways to go, but no matter, the road is life.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:25 PM

I apologize to everyone whom I have offended.

Truth be told, it wasn't just GNR that went by me when I was otherwise engaged with trivial pursuits of a sexual nature, back in the day.
I served in the Army in the first Gulf War in the middle of all that, and we didn't exactly have iPods and flat screen televisions back then.

I also completely missed, and never have once seen, watch, witnessed, or enjoyed even one episode, CD, album, or cinema reel of:

* The Cosby Show. The thing where Bill and his family wore ugly sweaters (or so I have heard), and acted like Hollywood automatons.
Never once saw it.

* Bobby Brown. Some useless, drug-addicted dork who was apparently married to Whitney Houston.
Never heard a note.

* White Lion. New Kids On The Block. Wilson Phillips. Don't ask.

* National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Little Mermaid
Back To The Future II
Honey I Shrunk The Kids

* The Wonder Years.
Roseanne.
The Golden Girls.
Who's The Boss?
Murphy Brown.
China Beach.
Never watched one episode.


Again, I apologize to everyone who holds Slash in high regard.
He seems like a really nice fellow, and he is clearly the very reason that Epiphone still sells Les Paul copies.
He's a stand-up guy.

But he went right by me.
His skills are legendary, and his top hat is the very best and most iconic top-hat ever.

But I missed him.
And I can't endeavor to get him back.

Especially if Axyl Rose is singing over his guitar work.
That guy strikes me as a major ******-bag.

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#30 User is offline   'Scales 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

Sparky, mate, I can never comprehend why in these threads you A.) think people get 'offended' when you have a difference of opinion - its a chat room, you are completely entitled an opinion, why would people be offended? B.) feel the need to justify your position with deep personal history, and/or get contrite. None of my business but I hope you are OK with yourself...you seem a decent guy.

anyhoo...on to the main point:
The first few seasons of Rosanne (IMO) were really pretty cool!
apart from that, you missed nothing. [laugh]
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#31 User is offline   Rabs 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:08 PM

View Post'Scales, on 11 September 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

Sparky, mate, I can never comprehend why in these threads you A.) think people get 'offended' when you have a difference of opinion - its a chat room, you are completely entitled an opinion, why would people be offended? B.) feel the need to justify your position with deep personal history, and/or get contrite. None of my business but I hope you are OK with yourself...you seem a decent guy.

anyhoo...on to the main point:
The first few seasons of Rosanne (IMO) were really pretty cool!
apart from that, you missed nothing. [laugh]

No no... The Wonder Years was one of my favourite shows ever...

And I did enjoy the Cosby show at the time.. but well then... hmmm.. i'll shut up :unsure:
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:09 PM

View PostRabs, on 11 September 2017 - 07:08 PM, said:

No no... The Wonder Years was one of my favourite shows ever...


Well his sister was definitely hot!
(actually the chick on China Beach was cute too)
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:46 PM

So, now that the Pandora's Box has been opened,

I haven't seen but two movies in the past three years.


I don't watch television, and haven't done so in nearly seven years.

I haven't seen even one episode of Game Of Thrones, and have never seen (nor do I want to see) one episode of The Walking Dead.


Life is precious.
Love, life, relationships, music, sex, art, creation, original compositions, they demand so much of our time and attention.

Who has time for such complete and utter nonsense as TV and the mainstream entertainment pablum?

With all due respect to Slash, a man who is admittedly a lovely gent, who has such time on their hands?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:41 AM

No offense taken Sparky! I missed a lot of those films/ shows you listed too, but did enjoy the Wonder Years.

I am a big film fan though and do enjoy some TV series, however, when I was a student we never had TV for 4 years and I found I didn't miss it that much and it made me focus more on studying. I think there's good and bad in everything, so you can't dismiss TV/ film entirely.
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#35 User is online   NighthawkChris 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:39 AM

Slash = Iconic guitarist. Love his distinguished sound.

New $8k Slash Firebird = Sit in case all day (I'd be too afraid to even ever so slightly scratch it!); definitely wouldn't be a player guitar unless I somehow got rich like Slash (who probably gets one for free - rightfully so).

I always think of Slash with top hat, ripped jeans at the knee caps with unbuttoned flannel shirt and sleeves ripped off, holding a sweet LP Custom. Honestly, he's probably helped sell quite a few LP's over the years, so why not try the Firebird...
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:09 AM

Slash is a great guitar player, AFD is a timeless masterpiece.

Looking at this guitars though, my only bitterness comes from the fact that Gibson does have true reflector knobs laying around as opposed to the spun aluminum ones that they've been putting on guitars for the last 8 years or so. <_<
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#37 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:12 PM

Ohhh, love their cover of "Ain't it fun"!

On topic, here's my capsule something: great player, guitars look great, factory aging is stupid, price is insane, doesn't matter, can't afford it, don't care, love my V.

Succinct, eh?
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