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#1 User is offline   Svet 

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

Hey guys, how are you all this AM? Old Svet has a bit of GAS at the moment and it has been a few years since I've felt the tug! That Taylor that Clanky posted added some fuel to the fire! I've got a few Martins but maybe I need a Taylor to round out the family?!? That's not going to happen since I need to put a new roof on my house this summer! That guitar sure is beautiful though and it has a nice balance of appointments! It's not bare like my Martin's but not overdone as I find most Gibson acoustics. I've also always dreamed of a Gibson L5 and an ES 175. My mind is telling me to sell a few guitars and go after the latter. The thing is I don't want to sell anything and that's the only route... Crud, darn GAS how I’ve not missed you....What are you Gassing for?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

Lord help me for I am weak! I have succombed to the sweet siren call of GAS. Just ordered the P-90 Les Paul. Was going to wait for the next holiday sale at Guitar Center but just couldn't wait that long. I am weak, I tell you! Weak!!!!
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Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom
Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute P-90s
Epiphone Wildkat
Epihone ES339 Pro SD P-rails added
Epiphone LP Ultra III
Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
Epiphone Special I P-90s
Walden 3030CE
Norman Acoustic (out on loan to nephew)
Martin 12 String Acoustic MIM (Martinez)

Roxann rolls!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

"That Taylor that Clanky posted" beautiful, picked up my acoustic and started having a go at Wish you were Here. I only wish the acoustic wasn't so huge. Anyone played a Yamaha APX? [confused]

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:10 AM

Alka Seltzer notwithstanding...

I'm all gassed out for the time being :blink:

Last Gibson was an ES 335-S

It may be my last...

BTW speaking as an ex ES 175'er....I'm having more fun with an ES 137 than I ever did with the ES 175 (purely personal experience)

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

Odd, that you mention it, Svet...as I was in my dealer's store, last Friday,
having some minor work done, on 2 of my guitars, and (of course) had to take
a look around, in the guitar gallery. A Very odd thing happened, in that I did
not get any "GAS," at all, while there. That's very unusual, for me. So, I
may be (temporarily, at least) GAS free, and...dare I say, "content," with what
I have?! Right now, I feel like I need to be a LOT better player, first...and
take advantage of the wonderful guitars I already own, before I succumb to any
more GAS. What I do seem to have some interest in, is an AC-30 Handwired, and
a Marshall Plexi 100 watt head. But, I'll have to just put up with that GAS,
for now, as I have no funds, for either, at the moment. [tongue] [crying] [biggrin]

Cheers,
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

Wouldn't it be nice to have enough money to cure GAS. I would put together one heck of a wish list if money was no object.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

View Postpfox14, on 25 March 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

Wouldn't it be nice to have enough money to cure GAS. I would put together one heck of a wish list if money was no object.


If I may interject... <_<

I think in this case Gas would perpetrate more Gas

Perhaps akin to the gambler's quest for the next 'hit'....

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

View Postpfox14, on 25 March 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

Wouldn't it be nice to have enough money to cure GAS. I would put together one heck of a wish list if money was no object.


Yeah, that's certainly a big part of my not having any real "GAS" right now..."no money, honey!"
And, to be honest, my dealer was way down, on stock, of Gibson/Epiphone products. I think they
had the least of both, that I've ever seen, in there. They told me, they had just ordered a bunch,
but they wouldn't have them, for several weeks, yet. So, I may have a GAS attack, when they get those
shipments in? Who knows? [biggrin]

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

View Postfretter, on 25 March 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:

Lord help me for I am weak! I have succombed to the sweet siren call of GAS. Just ordered the P-90 Les Paul. Was going to wait for the next holiday sale at Guitar Center but just couldn't wait that long. I am weak, I tell you! Weak!!!!



It's OK, we have all been there!! Post some pics and all your sins will be forgiven! I love my P90 equipped LP and I hope you find the same enjoyment out of her!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

View Postpfox14, on 25 March 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

Wouldn't it be nice to have enough money to cure GAS. I would put together one heck of a wish list if money was no object.


Some celebrity should step up here and do a telethon or something to raise funds to find a cure for GAS. It's a wonderful disease that we must find a cure for!
All my guitars are named Roxann

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom
Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute P-90s
Epiphone Wildkat
Epihone ES339 Pro SD P-rails added
Epiphone LP Ultra III
Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
Epiphone Special I P-90s
Walden 3030CE
Norman Acoustic (out on loan to nephew)
Martin 12 String Acoustic MIM (Martinez)

Roxann rolls!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

View PostPete B, on 25 March 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:

"That Taylor that Clanky posted" beautiful, picked up my acoustic and started having a go at Wish you were Here. I only wish the acoustic wasn't so huge. Anyone played a Yamaha APX? [confused]



I have not but this nice weather coupled with Clancy’s pictures have prompted me to play my acoustics a bit more too! Funny how that works! I like to think that I am immune to the power of suggestion and advertising but........

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:36 AM

View PostVersatile, on 25 March 2012 - 09:10 AM, said:

Alka Seltzer notwithstanding...

I'm all gassed out for the time being :blink:

Last Gibson was an ES 335-S

It may be my last...

BTW speaking as an ex ES 175'er....I'm having more fun with an ES 137 than I ever did with the ES 175 (purely personal experience)

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Hey, what is the -s on the 335? Satin? It seems we have similar tastes to a degree. I also own a 335 and a 137. I don't have much time on a 175 but I have feared it would be a bit redundant as I have several other Jazz boxes too (Elitist Broadway, Byrdland and an Eastman 910). Would love a Gibson Byrdland and L5 but whoa, lots of money and the law of diminishing returns is large considering the quality of the Epiphone elitists IMHO

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 25 March 2012 - 09:22 AM, said:

Odd, that you mention it, Svet...as I was in my dealer's store, last Friday,
having some minor work done, on 2 of my guitars, and (of course) had to take
a look around, in the guitar gallery. A Very odd thing happened, in that I did
not get any "GAS," at all, while there. That's very unusual, for me. So, I
may be (temporarily, at least) GAS free, and...dare I say, "content," with what
I have?! Right now, I feel like I need to be a LOT better player, first...and
take advantage of the wonderful guitars I already own, before I succumb to any
more GAS. What I do seem to have some interest in, is an AC-30 Handwired, and
a Marshall Plexi 100 watt head. But, I'll have to just put up with that GAS,
for now, as I have no funds, for either, at the moment. [tongue] [crying] [biggrin]

Cheers,
CB


HI CB!! Good on you my friend!! I've been that way for the better part of four years now as it's been over three years since I've bought a new guitar or amp!! I've no funds either and I am actually glad I don't!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

View Postpfox14, on 25 March 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

Wouldn't it be nice to have enough money to cure GAS. I would put together one heck of a wish list if money was no object.


I agree with Versatile! I think it might ruin the whole experience and guitars because it could possible make you bored and less appreciative! I wouldn't mind finding out though. The next Mega millions Jackpot is in the 300 million range so maybe one of us will know!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

View Postfretter, on 25 March 2012 - 09:32 AM, said:

Some celebrity should step up here and do a telethon or something to raise funds to find a cure for GAS. It's a wonderful disease that we must find a cure for!



lol, well we do have Charlie Brown here, he's a celebrity no?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Not GASsing to badly right now but a vintage Guild 12 string is next on the acquisition list - once we recover from the house remodeling.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

View PostSvet, on 25 March 2012 - 09:42 AM, said:

lol, well we do have Charlie Brown here, he's a celebrity no?


Well, I'm a year older than the more famous one, who stole my name!
BUT, he's a lot richer! [flapper] [biggrin] LOL

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

The first guitar I ever touched was a 1961 Supro Dual Tone that my oldest brother owned. When I was 13 he gave it to me. As a foolish teenager I gave it to my nephew and that was the last I ever saw of it. I have been gassing for one for 20 years. Now Eastwood has reissued it.

It is close to the original except for the bridge; the reissue has a tuneomatic whereas the original one has floating rosewood bridge. It only came in white originally but now is offered in black and I love black guitars. I have the wife's blessing to get one but I can't decide between the white, for nostalgic reasons, or the black. The original one had a super large neck, I don't know about the reissue. They were used by surf type musicians. David Bowie(saw him on Letterman with it) had one on tour in 2004 and sent vintage prices up a bit.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

A Class 5 Les Paul. In Blue. Quilt Top. With a Natural Backside. With Black Cavity Covers. And Vintage style Klusen Tuners. And a Steel Guncase to keep ALL my guitars in. Preferably Fireproof to 2000 degrees.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Now that I'm getting my finances in order with the new job, I'm modding my 1997 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp with the new Weber Speaker and maybe a Cap job. Other than that I'm Gassin' for a Epi "Lucille". I would have to get that past the little lady. The HRD is the nicest amp I've played. A "Lucille" would be be Blues heaven with it. Maybe down the road soon.
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