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Everything posted by Retired

  1. You could spend a lifetime chasing tone, may or may not ever find it. Do you play professional or just at home? If just at home, tone is less meaningless. Then again, 2 different people can pick up a guitar and get a different sound. Most of it is in the fingers. I watched David Gilmore pick up an acoustic and bend the strings with slides and vibratos and made it sound like an electric.
  2. We saw David Cassidy perform once. I forgot he appeared on the Bonanza tv show once.
  3. A poodle & a collie are walking together when the poodle suddenly unloads on his friend. "My life is a mess." he says. "My owner is mean, my girlfriend ran away with a schnauzer, and I'm as jittery as a cat." "Why don't you go see a psychiatrist ?" suggests the collie. "I can't," says the poodle. "I'm not allowed on the couch!"
  4. Ricky and Keith Partridge, I loved Keith's guitars. Mostly I was hung up on the Ventures then.
  5. The wife made homemade Runzas for the first time tonight in decades, They were very good. Much better than that Runza Hut.
  6. Yeah, that's pretty bad. The worst I was ever ripped off was by my best man at our wedding. He stole around $50, to $60, grand by steeling and selling my drag car in the 70's. I didn't keep any recipes for proof as it was a race car. That ended our friendship for all time. Yep, There are crooked people out there.
  7. Beautiful guitar, but if I spent that much on one, I don't know if a dog house with a chain around my neck the rest of my life would be good enough? Lol Good luck.
  8. I gave up on Guitar Center years ago. Too many new guys come and go and some of them have no clue what's going on. At Dietze, I ran in a older guy there that says he's my Uncle Ned. Haha. I don't know him and we're not related, but I bought enough guitars there where he really likes me. I understand this Covid has things screwed up, but not ordering it I think reflects on their Epiphone dealer more than Dietze. I told them, they get another chance and then I'm going to Sweetwater. Good thing I have the patience of an Oyster. Haha.
  9. Thanks. Think I will go over and have a talk with Ned this week. Make sure the new guy did order it like he said.
  10. At first I wanted to say, pay back the cash My wife paid and I will go elsewhere. If it wasn't for Ned there. from now on he will be the only guy I buy a guitar from. He just wasn't working that day. He lets me take any guitar I want home to try out for a week and if I don't like it, I can bring it back. He gives me discounts also. Thats the only reason I'm going to give these guys another chance. I try and be a nice guy.
  11. Haha, I could never get Deb outside to any work. My mom always had a saying that Women do the work inside the house and men do the work, outside. Think Debbie holds to that belief too. While husband and wife are alive that is. She's told me that if I die before her, She will hire workers to do the outside work. That includes 190 feet of hedges and 2 lots. Two driveways and sidewalks, Our lots cover P sreet and Ohern. So I told her if she dies before me, I am gettin 2 or 3 Dobermans to replace her. Haha. I am not dating any woman again. Too old.
  12. Glad it ended up fine with you, When you have a tone in your head, Go to music shops and play as many guitars as you can. It's not about the beauty of a guitar, and its not about the price of one either. It's all about the one guitar you fall in love with and just have to have. My wife way back told me that for my birthday, I could have any guitar in the store. I must have played every one they had. Of course I started off with the most expensive ones, A Lucille, then other Gibsons. then Gretsch, Epiphone, Fender. The one I bought fulfilled a tone I had in my head for years. Guess, I just fell in love. I bought the Gretsch Streamliner G2622 with Walnut stain for $449.99. I couldn't believe I passed up a Gibson Lucille for the Gretsch but I really didn't care for the Lucille. I played that Gretsch every day for years. Till I got the Casino Coupe with P90's in it. Now it's my guitar to go to. Enjoy playing.
  13. You having problems waiting on Epiphone too? I just checked on mine today and was told it was never ordered.
  14. I went to Dietze and asked where the Riviera was. Getting ridiculous. 8 weeks now and no sign. Third trip to the store. A new guy I never seen before looked it up on the computer and had a depressed look. Told me, it was never ordered. "Well, if it was never ordered, then cancel it and order it from Sweetwater I said, Since it's already paid for." He said they can't order from them but he would get on there Epiphone guy and put a rush on it.
  15. You can't live with them and you can't live without them. I have to admit though, My wife has bought me 7 of the 9 guitars I own. One was a cheap $300.00 12 string acoustic. I traded it off for a better one and didn't tell her as I didn't want to hurt her feelings. She didn't notice the difference.
  16. Wise man say, feed dog first until certain. Lol
  17. Like he said, If you're not 100% satisfied, send it back and tell them why.
  18. Never did see him. But I got another chair painted today. I have to take them all apart and paint them in pieces, then put them back together again when each is dry. One more to go yet tomorrow.
  19. "Baby, it's Cold Outside." 1949 Neptune's Daughter.
  20. The only stupid joke I ever memorized is this one. A blind man walks into a bar and orders a drink and sits down, then says, "Heh bartender, wanna hear a blonde joke?" The bartender answered him. "Sir, there's a 200 lb. rugby player sitting at your right and a 260 lb. linebacker that plays for the NFL sitting to your left. A 280 lb. bodybuilder is over at the far table and right in front of you is a Blackbelt in Kung Fu. All 4 guys, including myself are all blonde." "Now think about it, Do you really want to tell that joke?" The guy thinks and then says: "Nah, Not if I have to tell it 5 times."
  21. You bought 10, & she noticed One? Lol.
  22. Haha, Guess that works as well. But then, she wouldn't be happy and I would get; "WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO REDO THOSE CHAIRS?" LOL. I can't stand women screaming. They can be awful loud. Reagan is 3 and I think it's all natural built in.
  23. Welcome aboard. Nice SG.
  24. Welcome Kirk to the forum, Loved your story and great friendship. Hummingbirds are great guitars. I almost pulled the plug and bought one a few times.
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