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Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
52 years old
September 24, 1965
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Somewhere in Kentucky

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  1. In Topic:Chibson's...

    Today, 09:19 AM

    View PostFZ Fan, on 21 November 2017 - 09:15 AM, said:

    I didn't say I didn't care. I said you can stop it. And why can't I put my 2 cents in are you the Gibson Forum Police?

    It's because you don't have a cape! :P
  2. In Topic:Your favourite practice instrument

    Today, 09:18 AM

    View Postpippy, on 21 November 2017 - 08:46 AM, said:

    By having a Thor-like grip and mercilessly (pun) grinding the strings into the wood as you play?
    This is a snap of the fingerboard taken over 35 years ago of my second-hand (then-recently purchased - but already 16 years old) Strat;

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    Those divots were DEEP!
    Happily my own grip is more lady-like in the firmness stakes...


    My fretboards aren't worn down on my 30+ year old guitars that I've played all these years. The frets, bridge, tailpiece, back of neck, back of guitar, tops of guitars where my arm rests, etc., well, that's a different story. Fingernails tend to do that to the fretboard and mine are trimmed close. The white knuckled grip of death is surely a factor. That guitar looks scary and awesome at the same time, Pip.

    By the way, what year is your R0? I love the look of it.
  3. In Topic:Chibson's...

    Today, 09:11 AM

    View PostAllenjason95, on 21 November 2017 - 09:02 AM, said:

    And it wasn't "insurmountable" then because there was no Internet. They could go after the makers and the sellers and there were relatively few guitar makers. Now? There's the internet with a million guitar makers and sellers. If you shut a website down 5 minutes later there will be another. And China doesn't do anything to stop counterfeits.

    It's a totally different ballgame because of the internet and China.

    I agree there. Totally agree. It's a shame and a scam and those people who are making these counterfeits and deceiving people into thinking they're buying the real thing deserve to be punished.

    As I said, all I can do is not buy counterfeit and help advise people who ask me. I don't care if people buy Chibsons and want to pass them off as the real thing. That's their issue and it doesn't bother me. I know mine are real and if someone else wants to claim that theirs is, that's fine.
  4. In Topic:Chibson's...

    Today, 08:57 AM

    There's counterfeit everything. Hopefully there are some people out there making it difficult on counterfeiters, which keeps the numbers down. Counterfeit money, guitars, handbags, antiques, collectibles, clothing, jewelry, watches and quite possibly a number of other things I don't know about or didn't think of. I don't have a cape either so all I can do is help someone identify counterfeit stuff that I personally know about or point them to someone who can. As technology advances, so do their counterfeiting techniques. It's a shame when people rip others off but since I'm not in the industry of stopping those kinds of things from happening, there's not much I can do.
  5. In Topic:Chibson's...

    Today, 07:59 AM

    View PostAllenjason95, on 21 November 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

    Totally. Sorry. I'm sure your personal grudge with me has nothing to do with your hostile snarky tone.

    For what it's worth I think it's awesome how you don't care about fraud. Really made me rethink my own position on fraud.

    When is RCT not Snarky? :)



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    08 Aug 2017 - 05:59
    Thank you, Roach. I appreciate it. I'm always happy to help in any way I can.
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    07 Aug 2017 - 11:40
    MichaelT - Very helpful, friendly, positive and makes this forum a better place by being on it. THANKS!
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