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You cannot serve two masters... you will hate one and love the other..


AndyK

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I lean towards my Les Pauls most of the time... Practice with my LP Classic, gig with my Robot and always have the Custom on stage as back up. My project Gold top is for special occasions... All the others I pull out and play every now and then and seem to find a reason to hang on to them... Love them all.

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Izzy...

 

Yeah, maybe... You too, though.

 

OTOH, After my wife and I folded the last band (trio) we played with, I borrowed her Precision for a fill-in bass gig. Uwanna talk jealous? It was the last time I even touched her bass. No kidding. She sold it a few years later after never playing it again. That's why I got her a new one last Christmas.

 

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Yeah, I think there's something about guitars you may not bond with but... regardless you tend to "dump" those you just don't care for, you just wanna let one or two sit and wait. I don't know if it's the guitar waiting for the player to change or the player simply changing - something we all do...

 

There was, for me, something of a gut feeling I wanted this one but not then. Don't ask how. It just was.

 

m

 

 

Totally agree.

I have a couple I never really play. And like Pippy just said,, when I do pull them out I love them again and wonder

why I don't play them anymore. But I have not sold a guitar since the 80s so I don't think I will start now. :)

 

I really do love all mine.

 

I even have a couple old acoustic mutts I never touch but they are my go to campfire guitars.

They all have a purpose.

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Izzy...

 

Yeah, maybe... You too, though.

 

OTOH, After my wife and I folded the last band (trio) we played with, I borrowed her Precision for a fill-in bass gig. Uwanna talk jealous? It was the last time I even touched her bass. No kidding. She sold it a few years later after never playing it again. That's why I got her a new one last Christmas.

 

m

 

 

I know exactly how you feel M.

 

My wife don't let me touch her bass anymore either.....

 

Er,,, uh,,,, mmmm,, you were talking about a guitar weren't you.

[blush][confused]8-[

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...Uhhhhh....

 

Yeah, her Fender Precision which ain't around any more.

 

Got her a short scale Epi instead, and a decent little practice amp that would do well enough for an "old time" gig. She's gonna add a rebuilt foot to her store-bought knee and store-bought hips in a cupla weeks, so I figure she may have plenty of practice time. <grin>

 

I got some batteries for the HotShot for when she gets healed up, get her to walk faster. <chortle> Hmmmm. Maybe not. She keeps reminding me that she'd never shoot me by accident.

 

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Oddly enough, milod, after writing my response (yesterday) I got out my least-liked LP today for a couple of hours and finally started - after perhaps three years - to fully come to terms with the neck profile.

I almost enjoyed it's beefiness.........[scared]..........that was a huge surprise.

I'm guessing it's partly down to the amount I've been playing my G-J archtop recently - which is less 'baseball-bat' and more 'telegraph-pole'.

 

P.

This is awesome, and I am very glad to hear this from you. [thumbup]

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I haven't bonded with my 50's necked guitars, a LP Standard DC & LP Studio, but I'm trying. I put a '57 classic in the rhythm position of the Studio and it just sounds so sweet, but the 50's neck makes it hard for me to make it my "go to" guitar. I guess I just have to keep playing it until I become used to it.

Right now the master that I serve is a Special with the slim 60's neck. It doesn't sound as good as the Studio, but it's comfortable for me to play.

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I haven't bonded with my 50's necked guitars, a LP Standard DC & LP Studio, but I'm trying. I put a '57 classic in the rhythm position of the Studio and it just sounds so sweet, but the 50's neck makes it hard for me to make it my "go to" guitar. I guess I just have to keep playing it until I become used to it.

Right now the master that I serve is a Special with the slim 60's neck. It doesn't sound as good as the Studio, but it's comfortable for me to play.

Just relax and take it easy. It will turn out as it should be in my humble opinion. [thumbup]

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My wife lets me play with her guitar and her synthesizer and she is welcome to play any of my instruments.

 

I tend to keep a lot of things, and have trouble parting with old instruments.

 

I'm having a second Parker made, with a very different pickup configuration so it should sound entirely different.

 

I seldom play the others anymore. It's not that my other guitars are unwanted, I still love them. It's just that the Parker fits me so well. So I plan to sell the Gibson because all it's doing is gathering dust. But it's very difficult to do. I keep saying I need to sell it, but I never even take the pictures required (it's an old friend).

 

Besides the guitar, I have to share time with my saxophone, wind synthesizer, flute, keyboard synthesizer, and the computer. But I don't consider each instrument a different master, just a different toy/tool or a way to express a different part of me.

 

Now I do get attached to things. I name my cars and a lot of other things, but I never name my saxophones, guitars, or other musical instruments. I thought about why a few years ago, and I decided that it is because they are not separate entities, but they are simply extensions of me.

 

Talk about serving two masters: On the computer I have to sequence new backing tracks for my duo http://www.s-cats.com, write new styles for Band-in-a-Box at http://www.nortonmusic.com, and keep the websites up. There are many times when learning new songs for my duo and running the BiaB aftermarket business both demand my time. It's a juggling act. But both businesses are creatively rewarding to me.

 

So when my new custom Parker comes in (the factory is excited about how it is going), I'll have one with S-S-S/H mags plus a Piezo pickup and another with 2 P-Rails mags and a Piezo. The P-Rails will have P-90 - Rail, Series Humbucker, and Parallel Humbucker sounds on each pickup. Between the two it should cover all the music I can play on the guitar. I also plan on keeping the Casino, because for figuring out chords, there are times when I don't want to plug in.

 

And perhaps some day, I'll sell the Gibson. I really don't want to, but I hate to see it not being played.

 

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