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  1. NeoConMan

    NeoConMan New Member

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    Howdy y'all!
    I'm gonna try one more time to get in here!
    First time in a forum so be patient. Computers hate me!!!
    I had an old beater SG Junior that I gave to the daughter of a lady I was dating, always wanted to get a nice one and just never did. Ordered an EDS 1275 double neck early this year, was surfing for info when I found ETSG. Great people, good humor and excellent info. Glad I can be a part of it.
    So, meanwhile I found a BEAUTIFUL new '61 with Lyre vibrola at my favorite Phoenix, AZ dealer and jumped in. Shortly after my double neck came in and I am now truly SG blessed. Next stop, vintage gear!

    Oh, I'm a 41 yr. old powerplant operator, newly married to a wonderful woman with a guitar-playing 17 yr. old stepson. She withstood the audio blitz from him and now tolerates our combined guitar fetish. Our combined collection is on display in the forum gallery.
    Thanks for having me aboard!
     
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    welcome!
     
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    A very warm welcome NeoConMan!! Glad to have you with us!!
    And congratulations on the new bride!!
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to ETSG NeoConMan~ :) :) :)
     
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    Hey Wags,
    Speaking of the bride, here is an example of her tolerance and humor you may appreciate...
    Before the wedding I told her I was gonna get a T-shirt made with the following;

    Front-
    It used to be wine, women and song...
    Back-
    Now it's a beer, TV and the old lady.

    She actually laughed, so I had one made and teased her I would wear it at the wedding reception with our friends band playing. Well, a candle wax incident rendered my suit unservicable so I changed into the shirt. She really did not get mad!!! I found true love...
     
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    Ahhhh..........True love is when your wife says "Why don't you go to Guitar Center today" :)
     
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    She's a keeper I tell ya'!

    I would like to take this opportunity to throw in a shameless plug for Bizarre Guitar on 7th Ave. in Phoenix, Arizona.

    30 years, lots of great gear, they know their stuff and usually sell at or below M.A.P. (minimum advertised price).
    GC or Sam Ash can't touch 'em. More than half of my collection came from there.


    Hey, Weaz mentioned GuiTarget, they are second string at all three stores here. (Boy, do I have stories)
     
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    So do I ! ;D
     
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    welcome NeoConMan

    Nice collection ... coudln't help but notice the Rickenbacker.... O0

    A 381! How old?
     
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    Hey thanks S.B! Yes, a 381 V69 Reissue
    Do you have one too?
    Mine is a 2005 model. I've always liked them. I played a black one (John Kay?) several years ago in Las Vegas and decided I would get one when I could find a nice one in red or Maple. My local dealer said they rarely get them in, Ric is sporadic in building them when the wood is available. A year goes by and I don't find anything I like. One day I walk into Bizarre and they had TWO!!! A Fireglo 12 string and my Maple six. The deal was done in all of 5 minutes. They had been on order for 18 months.
    BTW, the red 12 is still hanging there 2 years later.

    With your keen powers of observation, I'm guessing you already know they are a work of art. No plywood, all carved Birdseye Maple. My wife thinks it's the most BEAUTIFUL guitar she's ever seen.

    What do you know about them? I can always learn a thing or two...

    NEO
     
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    Holy moley??

    A Fireglo 381/12 !! Still for sale? hmmm....? :evil:

    Like you, I have only ever played the "Steppenwolf" model - and what a beast! Fantastic... be interested to know how different your V69 feels in comparison? It looks amazing - damn - thought I had GAS under control (why, I oughta.... :roughup: ... ) LOL ;D

    I Love Rickenbackers, there are a few of us here on ETSG....

    I have ownd around 20 + Ricks - at various times - and currently own three - but no 381s :(
     
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    20 Rics? you may have it worse than me!!!
    Yeah, S.B. they want just under $2,400 American for it, but what do you do?
    I've yet to find a cure for G.A.S. besides spending my kids' inheritence.
    What Rics do you now have?

    The dealer told me that's how it happens. They either hang on the wall or somebody finds out it's there and grabs it. So he orders a couple more and waits 18 months to get them.
    Says he could have sold half a dozen six strings since I bought mine but the 12s are hot and cold. They sell more Rics than anybody I know. They have lotsa 330, 360 types, but can't keep enough 620, 660 types in stock. I personally would like to find a 650 Dakota.
     
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    Hey Strange Brew,
    How's the new mistress (PRS) working out for ya?
    (Lucky Dawg!)
     
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    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=11572.msg150546#msg150546 date=1166531232]
    Ahhhh..........True love is when your wife says "Why don't you go to Guitar Center today" :)
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    What he doesn't realize is thats her way of getting him out of the house!! ;D
     
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    I'm slow on the Hello's, but Welcome! Nice collection you got there, btw!
     
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    Thanks John,
    Looks like you and some of the other usual suspects know your gear inside and out.
    The compliment is well regarded indeed from such good company.

    Be cool.

    Neo
     
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    Welcome Neo................Power Plant Operator ha?...Me too ! 22 yrs of shift work, the last 10 as a Lead Control Room Op. Got tired of running around in the middle of summer with a turbine deck temp average of 130 degrees......................now i park my A$$ in a A/C'd Control Room. let the young guys run around!
    ;D ;D ;D

    Where ya at and, fossil or nuke? I'm at a 60 yr old Nat Gas/ Oil fired Steam units!
    http://powerweb.pseg.com/SewarenFram.htm
     
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    Hey BW, thanks so much.

    Well let's see... grew up with my folks' oilfield business, around really big, greasy (but cool) machinery. Started rigging on cranes when I turned 18, and with a little luck and B.S. I was operating my own crane at 19. Lotsa construction, steel and plant work.
    Did the crane gig 'til I snagged a job in a chemical plant 14 years later. Got tired of 4 years working with chemicals that wanted to kill me (one too many explosions, thank you) and got into something safer like a 1,250 MW nat gas powerplant. 4GE frame 7 turbines with 2 GE D-11 steemers. Lotsa REALLY BIG, REALLY FAST moving parts. Hired in during construction going on 5 years ago and here I am.
    We rotate thru jobs, I'm still outside alot. In Arizona. In the summer. I love it!

    I'm sure you will agree, I've done alot worse for alot less money!

    So you're in Joisey, huh? Utility plant? We're independant.
    Lotsa plants up there like where I was in Houston, right? You never been there?
    The grass is green, the water is green, the air is green. Nice...
    Texas is cool if you stay away from Houston (and my ex).

    Yeah, I've never worked a "normal" day job in my life. 9 to 5? Ha!

    Be cool up there.

    Neo
     
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    Welcome Neo :D

    Hope you enjoy it here! I've settled in pretty quick :)

    ...though I must admit everytime I see your name on here I have random Matrix quotes in my head. :p

    ...sorry. Hehe. :)
     
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