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  1. Hello everyone, My name is dem00n. The number of posts on the left may imply that I was once an extremely active poster on these forums. I'm at an odd mood, I felt it was important to come back and make a thread, even if it doesn't really matter to anyone but me. I'm simply here to say, that these forums have shaped the very individual I am today. On December 27th, 2008 I joined this place at thirteen years old, I didn't even own a Gibson. I learned more here then I ever did in middle school or high school. I raised hell, made friends with a bunch of old dudes and spread my o
    8 points
  2. +1 on this- your son isn't going to love it because you kept it in a case and it's in great shape- he'll love it because it will remind him of you playing it and the music and times shared together. See this thread for an example of how this ends up happening. Everyone gets mad at themselves when they make the first ding in something expensive but after that the honest wear becomes a badge of honor. they're instruments meant to be played.
    6 points
  3. I think I am going to take 01GT eibach's lead and split from this seen as well. We both probably passed each other many times at shows in the Bay Area in the 80's and 90's and never knew it. You guys have heard me post about Zappa enough and if you don't listen or get him then that is your loss. I've been here since about 2013, or so under 3 or 4 names. I have learned all the important things like what strings to use, and that J-45's are about the only acoustic Gibson should make, and that the binding on my guitars will pop off, and that next week I will probably need a neck reset on all of my
    5 points
  4. Zero humor and the agony of political persecution all in one thread about a pop song with big chords in it. And folks wonder why other folks just don't bother any longer. lolz rct
    5 points
  5. Guitars are not golf clubs........each is an individual, often as different as night and day. It's on you for not removing the second guitar from the case and doing a thorough inspection before laying down your money. And then, after discovering cosmetic issues, you put the guitar away for three years before deciding it's time to bring them to the attention of the dealer and Gibson. It's you for not attending to your concerns immediately.........how could you expect a dealer or manufacturer be accountable for cosmetics after three years? That's just wrong thinking. Who told you an "X"
    4 points
  6. You got half that right. rct
    4 points
  7. Never understood the “exit thread “. If I decide not to post here anymore, you’ll know it because you won’t see me anymore. I won’t be making a thread to emphasize my departure. bye!
    4 points
  8. GC inventory update... Still no change. Waiting on Gibson to finish the prep and ship our last 8. You may see what looks to be an additional charge to your card on the order. This is just us continuing the "pending charge" a little longer. We can't actually process/batch the payment until the guitar is shipped to you, so we're just holding the $$ as pending to ensure your charge goes through the moment we ship... neither of us want your card to decline at the last moment! Happy to answer specific questions with a DM. Will update again next week!
    4 points
  9. I learned this morning that I had one too many beers last night. I've learned this a few times before too.
    4 points
  10. that a Steak bowl with Queso from Chipotle will CLEAN . YOU . OUT ...
    4 points
  11. Funny instrument. Such a large body for such a short neck, it's like I have a twin, 😁
    3 points
  12. Hit and miss. I've been lucky with both Gibson and Epiphone customer service. Just tell them you're Slash.
    3 points
  13. Oh I can see the marketing blurbs now, "elasticity" and "flexibility" will become Tone Words. rct
    3 points
  14. I wonder if a capo left on the headstock in these two positions over time might leave an X...
    3 points
  15. I like Dunkin' OK (move the D and it spells unkind), don't care for Starbucks but will drink it, I haven't been in a McDonalds' since the early 1970s, and when I visit Canada I often stop in Tim Horton's -- because it's there. I remember when "New Coke" came out, they took out the sugar and used a cheaper ingredient, High Fructose Corn Syrup. It didn't taste as good. When I worked on cruise ships in the 1980s, I would drink a Mexican coke when we pulled into port, because it still used cane sugar and tasted better. When both my parents died of obesity related diseases, I was determin
    3 points
  16. Was reading the Creedence Clearwater Revival Book, "Up Around The Bend" this morning. It seems John Fogerty was upset that the "San Francisco Sound" of the 60's was defined as Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, & Quicksilver Messenger Service, when it should have been defined as, Peter Wheat and the Breadmen, We Five and Santana! I am very humbled that John mentioned my group from back then, (Peter Wheat).
    3 points
  17. To each his/her own - there is no wrong answer. 😄
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. I turned 65 today and my copay on 90 omeprozoles is $1. America, baby! Broke out the '66 Deluxe Reverb -
    3 points
  20. You'll get them back to tomorrow out on the lawn.
    3 points
  21. A young couple want to join a church so they go to see the pastor. The Pastor tells them that they have to go through a sort of trial period and have to abstain from sex for 4 weeks. They respond that it will be difficult because they are newlyweds but they will try. Three weeks go by and they come back to see the pastor who asks them how they are doing. The husband says that the first week was really tough, the second week almost impossible, but they got through it. But during the third week he couldn't take it anymore and one day when his wife bent down to pick up a can
    3 points
  22. He used to date merciful-evans grandmothers' neighbor!
    3 points
  23. I'm going to have to change my bumper sticker: Friends Don't Let Friends Bigsby. Not even the pedal. lolz rct
    3 points
  24. GC inventory update... Guitars are beginning to ship! Keep space on your method of payment available funds so we have no last-minute declines. These are trickling out about 1-2 per week, at the moment. DM me if you need more info/details as always. Thanks! #itsgettingbetterman
    3 points
  25. I intend to play it until I die and then pass it down to my son. Here are some pictures of my Nanny with her mandolin when she was a teenager and then one of her a year before she passed on. Also a pic of her at my wedding. Best woman I ever knew.
    3 points
  26. I’m game. President Trump 2024.
    3 points
  27. If someone is looking for flaws, they will find them.
    3 points
  28. Well, It wasn't today but yesterday my wife surprised me big time. She said to me, "Come On with me, we're going shopping." We went to several places and she was looking at very large tool chests. So I was beating around looking at some also. Haha, She was looking at the expensive ones while I was looking at the cheap ones. Then she told me, She was sick and tired of my old tool chest. ? It's an antique! I had it since 1970 and it is full of my tools I used in my race car days. My Uncle gave me most of them from the Air Force and I added with all the metric tools. Then she told me she was mo
    3 points
  29. I'd love to hear Capmaster is doing okay.
    3 points
  30. .........I could do this kind of thing for hours on end. The J-35 is long gone.....and Jinder is sporting the Sunrise pickup these days.......time marches on......
    3 points
  31. wonderful review rs80 thanks for the side by side comparison with the original! glad you're liking yours- I'll probably keep my eyes peeled for a blonde once the market cools off a bit
    3 points
  32. I apologize in advance for the following tasteless joke. Obstetrician: I have good news and bad news Pregnant woman: Start with the good news Obstetrician: Your son will be able to park wherever he wants
    3 points
  33. This raises the possibility that, despite the animosity that sometimes raises its ugly head here - even driving beloved members away - this forum probably does much more good for members of all sizes and shapes - than we are aware of. Thanks Demoon. Wow - nearly 11,000 posts. You were busy.
    3 points
  34. I just (re) learned that when I am walking thru a darkened room barefoot, if there is a hard furniture corner, I am going to fram into it and destroy my little toe. Every damned time. 😬
    3 points
  35. OMG!!!! If I see this commercial one more time!!! 🤬
    3 points
  36. Still madly in love with my LP. It’s crazy how much different the notes sound/feel coming out of it vs my other guitars even unplugged We’re pretty overdue for some gratuitous photos. I’ve done a lot of photo threads here before but it’s a new day so let’s bog down the server a little more. Show us some guitar pics that you like PS I’m testing out a photo compression app on my phone and directly attaching the file here. The results are that the size and resolution of the photo are compromised but the colors are much more accurately shown vs Imgur. Imgur makes the red
    3 points
  37. Note to F Lee Forty - They don't have juries for that. And it's not a trial. And they don't have apostrophes in peoples names when they end in s. 😁
    3 points
  38. Thought I was over it but the first guitar I bought was a 79 or 80 Cort Flying V and I 've always wanted a real one. This came up for sale literally a 5 minute drive from home , 2012 67 reissue mint condition , $1200 CAN. O.B.O. Looked it over, yep mint , talked guitars for a few minutes , offered him $1100, he says" just give me $1000 ($790 US) ,that will be fine".😲 Glad I went to check it out . Cant seem to get pic to load. https://imgur.com/a/MZXUc2M
    2 points
  39. Exactly! I’d love to see them do something like NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, focused on average, unknown folks who perform one or two songs with their Gibson guitar. I’ll be very surprised if it happens, but it would be cool if it did (but again, I doubt that it will).
    2 points
  40. Well everyone, thank you for the hellos and comments! It was great seeing all of you again (regardless if it's the last time or not). When/If I record that album dream of mine, this will be the first place I'll share it. I'll try to play more guitar, I was getting pretty good at finger picking... I'll see you guys around!
    2 points
  41. Buy a Ovation bowl back. They float. Gibsons will absorb moisture through the finish.
    2 points
  42. Yes. I hope he is too. Bence checked in recently and Valeriy. I wonder what Versatile is doing. I think 4Hayden who I played the song association game with must have died as he was badly ill. There are loads more I didn't know so well. Searcy was great, Rev Lee, Charlie Brown, Kaleb, Retro, Rocketman - I hope they are all ok. Tman also.
    2 points
  43. Keep practising the "easy stuff" - chords and chord changes. Neglect that in favor of solos, and you'll have problems when an audition comes up.
    2 points
  44. dem00n I’ll never forget you bud 😃 Not sure if you still listen to Death, but I do. I first learned about them from you, and I’m still a big fan. This last couple weeks I’m really hooked on Toxik - World Circus which as you may know features some background vocals from Chuck
    2 points
  45. Nice post.. and you picked a good track that's for sure.. that Trower album is one on my all time favorites.
    2 points
  46. I was at a party, and struck up a conversation with a fellow who came there with some old friends of mine. My whiskey drink had gone dry, and I started to go to the bar and get myself another. I asked my new friend if he wanted one as well. He said, "No, I have a medical condition. Any time I drink alcohol, I break out in handcuffs." 😞
    2 points
  47. Lovely to see these guitars. This 650 is still my #1 Though this older one is much lighter and more comfy to handle though the Less+ is getting much more use these days. I played it extensively last night. This last one is 'hand built in England' The Fingerbone 'Strat'. 80s build and the body is one piece maple. Ebony board. Bare Knuckle pickups.
    2 points
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