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Everything posted by SlashPerryBurst

  1. I had a '61 RI SG stolen after rehearsals once. And I was careful. I left it with three guys who were in the same band as me at the time. They obviously weren't paying attention. It was my first Gibson too... I got myself a LP to replace it a few weeks later though.
  2. Why do you even need a neck? A luthier I know of can accept custom orders online, but prefers it when people come into his shop so he can measure their hands to get the neck right for them.
  3. The guitars in that room were borrowed from "Norman's rare guitars" which is a rare and expensive guitar store in California. They have new and reasonably priced guitars too, but you can be sure if you stop in there, there will be some very nice and expensive vintage guitars.
  4. True, but it will only take a (careful) slight modification to the interior of the case for it to fit perfectly. Put it this way, the case isn't going to be too small now is it?
  5. I used to be the proud owner of a Les Paul standard goldtop with P90's. Hard to find (without resorting to custom shop) but if you can find one, I highly recommend it. Wish I still had mine.
  6. Pure guesswork here, but judging from these pictures, The guitars look like they have the same dimensions. Either way, there is extra space in the headstock section of the case if necessary, but they appear to be the same size. I'm guessing it would fit just fine.
  7. I remember a few years ago, I was playing a gig. One of the bands on the same bill as us had played on the same bill as us several times. The band were okay, but their guitarist was an arrogant sod. Which was ironic, because he could barely play. Anyway, midway through their set (we were on next), I was having a beer and was standing up front watching them. The guitarist broke a string and didn't have another guitar. He started shouting at me "give me your guitar". If I hadn't hated this guy, I might have helped him out, but I said no. He was furious. He had to play the rest of the gig with a string missing and severe tuning issues as a result. The promoter came up to me and asked me why I didn't give him my guitar. I told the promoter that my guitars were expensive and that he treated his guitars very badly... Which is true. After his gig, he was fuming. Especially when he realized that I had both of my les pauls there that night.
  8. I'm aware of that, but it's like comparing apples and oranges. The plane landing at bhutan will be very lazy (handling wise) in comparison to the nimble fighter jet.
  9. Fenderguy, you don't loan guitars. You borrow them. Loan implies that you give it to someone else. As for me, I've let a few of my friends play my guitars, but only ones who know what they were doing. I also taught my wife a few chords. My father (who was very critical of me when I bought my first guitar) bought himself one 5 years ago and doesn't play it, so I was happy to tell him that my wife knew more chords than him. Other than that, I haven't given anyone one of my guitars, except a former bandmate of mine. A few guitars have changed hands between us over the years, in particular, one beautiful goldtop with P90's which he sold to me to finance some travels. I later sold it back to him to finance my travels. Still want it back.
  10. That video is crazy. My wife wants to go to Bhutan. Maybe I should show her that video. When I was a kid, I was in the ATC (air training corps) aka, the Air Cadets. Part of that involved flying lessons but that video was scary. In all fairness, the technology the fighter pilots have at their disposal is far better and more responsive. This is like comparing a slow, difficult to handle truck with an F1 car. One thing that I've always been curious about is when the shuttle pilots dock with the ISS. I'm guessing that is a lot harder. Especially when you consider that the guys in your video were probably candidates for Nasa at some point.
  11. Sorry Rabs, beat you to it here.
  12. I have also had a varied amount of guitars over the years. However, since I got my first LP, it's kind of ruined other guitars for me. I'm also a fan of SG's, but they do feel like toys compared to an LP imo. Guess I just got used to the LP and everything else paled in comparison. It's not a bad thing, it's just the guitar for me. But I'm growing increasingly concerned by the lack of a true solidbody option. I'm in Japan now, and there are many high end Tokai's that are made just the way I like them and are still cheaper than a Gibson. I really hope Henry realizes that there are many of us out there who love the weight of the Les Paul. Instead, we just get told how the weight relieved and chambered ones are better. They aren't to me. Maybe some day, when I can afford custom shop prices, I'll bite, but for now I may stick to the secondhand market, or look at companies like Tokai. Having played Gibson r8's and r9's, the difference between them and a high end Tokai is negligible... The only big difference is the price. Of course, my stance on the matter isn't being helped by the fact that, in addition to the secondhand aged white 68 RI custom that I've been eyeing up, I'm also gassing for a LP Trad pro and LP classic custom.
  13. Keep looking. The perfect Les Paul is out there for you. Yes, some are a little suspect in quality, but the good ones, aren't overpriced at all. Find yourself a perfect one and it will be the best $3000 dollars you have spent. As for PRS V Gibson, I'm originally from the UK, and PRS are generally more expensive across the board than Gibson in the UK. Assumed it was the same elsewhere.
  14. Interesting that you consider Gibsons overpriced yet you like PRS. The (IMHO) superior build quality on a good LP can't be beat in my opinion. Each to their own I suppose. There's nothing like a good Les Paul in my opinion. A good SG is nice too. I remember a few years ago, the SG special (not faded) were selling new for £500. A genuine, premium quality guitar made in America for £500. The lack of a hard case helped explain the price, but it was still a bargain if you ask me. I wish I snapped a few of them up. A friend of mine bought one of those SG specials and even talked the dealer down to £430. That SG was almost as good as the '61 reissue I'd had stolen a few years before and was less than half the price. I briefly owned it and it was an amazing guitar.
  15. I don't mind the old weight relief so much as it wasn't too bad. I'd prefer guitars without it though. I personally think the chambered Lp's were ridiculous. How they can still claim it is a solid body guitar when the guitar is so severely hollowed out. I don't mind Gibson making them as heavy guitars aren't anyones cup of tea, but I'd at least like the option of a proper solid guitar without having to pay custom shop prices. Instead, Gibson USA LP's are either chambered or weight relieved. Gibson constantly like to tell us that this is better, but don't seem to think of those of us who like the weight (And I know a lot of people who do). Nor do they seem to think of those who play hard rock. Chambered guitars aren't as good as the solid variety for that kind of music Having spent most of my guitar playing life with Les Pauls, I have become accustomed to the weight. It took a little adjustment at first, but now I love the weight of the LP. Every other guitar out there feels like a toy around my shoulders. Now I find myself in a position where some of the old weight relieved LP's are heavy enough for my liking, but most LP's are far too light. Why should I spend custom shop prices when I could buy a used 70's model in good condition for far cheaper? If Gibson wants to keep my business, the least they can do is make a certain percentage of their guitars solid and clearly mark them as such. For example, Les Paul traditional (S), Les Paul traditional (CH), Les Paul traditional (WR).
  16. I'm a big fan of Rush, but I have to disagree with this. I wouldn't say that they are personally greedy, however they played in the UK a few years ago with ticket prices around the £65 mark. £65. One of the best gigs I ever went to was Joan Jett and the blackhearts, Motorhead and then Alice Cooper as the headline act. The total cost for a standing ticket in the same venue? £30. Less than half the price of the standing ticket in the same hall, in the same venue for Rush. Not only was Alice's band sensational (especially since Ryan Roxie had left by then), but the show Alice and his crew put on was top notch as always. Motorhead gave it their best as they always do and Joan Jett and the blackhearts were pretty good and it was nice as I wouldn't go out of my way to see them. All of that entertainment for £30. So how do three Canadians, some washing machines, some vending machines and a questionable support act get away with charging more than double? I know some die hard Rush fans that refused to go as a result of the price hike.
  17. I do like Bill Bailey's (No not Axl Rose, the comedian Bill Bailey) "Hindie Indie" version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPZjPGepoXM
  18. A friend of mine saw a picture of Phil Lynott and thought it was Jimi Hendrix...
  19. Yes. It featured on the moderne and some early explorers... Obviously, the founders of Dean were a fan of these headstocks.
  20. Judging by this thread, it appears that Gibson use D'addario's on their basses, however that thread relates to a four string bass. Perhaps they use a set of D'Addario 5 string bass strings. Beautiful bass you have by the way.
  21. Ironically enough, my Marshall DSL 401 broke died on me. I took it back to the store I bought it from (which closed shortly after) and they had got rid of some of their guys. The guy who had a look at it was baffled and couldn't fix it. Then tried to charge me for it. Managed to get out of that one. Only because one of the salesman recognized that I was a frequent customer. I then gave it to a friend who is far better with that kind of thing than me. He was baffled too. Eventually he passed it on to his friend who is a very good electrician (he normally repairs everything from guitars to betamax vcrs) and his diagnosis was very bleak. Can't remember for the life of me what the problem was now. Wish I'd sent it back to Marshall, but by that point, I'd already moved on to Peavey Amps and just considered it a write off. I'll buy another Marshall at some point, but was hoping mine was just a freak occurrence. I disagree with the comment about half stacks. I don't even have a car, but managed to cart my 100w peavey head and 4x12 cab when I needed to. It was too loud for some gigs, but was fine for others. I find that combos are usually back breakingly heavy, whereas cabs (almost) always have wheels. As a matter of fact, my peavey head was heavier than the cab. It might seem strange, but that peavey was very easy to get about.
  22. I'm originally from Glasgow and he is very well known and respected. Perhaps some day I will be lucky enough to own my own moon built to my own specifications.
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