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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)

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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,
CB
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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]

CB
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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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#14 User is offline   Svet 

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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.
2007 Gibson SG '61 Reissue (Classic White), 2006 Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany, 2007 Gibson SG Faded Bass,

2010 Epiphone Elitist Casino (VS), 2005 Epiphone Casino (VS),

2004 Fender 5oth Anniversary American Deluxe Strat, 2005 Fender American Deluxe Telecaster (Cherry Burst), 2009 Fender Strat XII (Lake Placid Blue)

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2000 Alvarez AD60S, 2001 Alvarez AD60S12, 2011 Yairi FYM – 95, 2011 Yairi WY-1TS, 2012 Yairi CYM-95, 2009 Alvarez MSD-1,


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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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