The quirky guitar

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Heket, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    3,776
    Likes Received:
    2,884
    Location:
    NYC
    Me two.
    :laugh2:
     
  2. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    11,187
    Likes Received:
    9,398
    Location:
    -
    You might be right, Barry. I'm not very good at this dumb and oblivious thing. I guess I'll have to bear the slings and arrows from the ungrateful and rude, while being true to my code and to my brethren (and fine sistren, too) in my quest to vanquish the butthurt and raise the level of dialogue here in our happy little corner of cyberspace.
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
    Relic61 likes this.
  3. Relic61

    Relic61 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,750
    Likes Received:
    2,782
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains

    Hey B, If they cant take a joke bro...

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    3,776
    Likes Received:
    2,884
    Location:
    NYC
    Typical cat.
    Where did I put that barrel and motor again................
     
  5. Tobacco Worm

    Tobacco Worm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    3,621
    Location:
    I jumped the reservation!
    As to the Strat, it's mine. I still can barely hold tools to work on stuff so no clients anymore. I am 100% retired due to being old and decrepit. I had managed to install a per-loaded guard into it and thus discovered the issue later. I know all too well how to remedy this issue and merely was introducing it as "a quirky guitar". You know, something along the line of this thread's original intent. Ahhh, trying to steer the thread back to it's original thoughts. It has nothing to do with insults and repressed juvenile comments and photographic absurdity. Frankly I'm highly disappointed in a couple of senior member's sophomoric behavior. If this is now the tone set here on this forum, then I, for one, may need to move on to where there are others that behave in a more mature manner. Fun is fun, but when it turns ugly and members are attacked for something as in this thread, then there's a problem.

    I was once the target of a single member's attack. Remember that one folks? Foul and vulgar insults hurled at me in multiple threads and no one lifted a finger be they member or administrator to halt it. I personally chose to ignore the attack believing that if one does not engage in it, then the other party would soon tire of it and cease. That didn't happen and I chose to attempt to make peace with the assailant in the interest of peace within the forum. Here in this thread a couple members attacked one over a simple and yet now trite bit of detail to an instrument. And now the ones that were the instigators are claiming to be victims. Absurd.

    Yeah, I think I'll just mosey along to where there's fewer "issues" or perhaps just shut the computer down for good as there may be more lurking in the shadows. Honestly I'm ashamed of how this has turned. And often many forum members will thump their chests proudly proclaiming how unbiased, thoughtful, and having fine comradely behavior toward one another is nothing but wisps of deceiving smoke. Though I know you're not, and likely never will be, but those that instigate such activity and behavior toward another here should be ashamed of themselves. I'm done here....
     
  6. dbb

    dbb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,958
    Likes Received:
    3,774
    Location:
    California
    No tats either....I need to change art work often, at least seasonally, like the Japanese. So no needles.

    It happens to all of us - every one of us can be capable of poor judgement once in a while, or we wouldn't be human.

    How far we let it go makes the difference.
     
  7. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    7,715
    Likes Received:
    7,647
    Location:
    Tucson AZ
    +1 on that... everyone has a bad day sometimes. Let's forgive and forget, and move on to: The Quirky Guitar! WHAT A CONCEPT... discuss the OP's original thoughts.

    I, like TW find sophomoric exchanges very tiresome and uninteresting and would prefer a forum where members remain civil and respectful of each others' POV. However, if there is a forum where others "behave in a more mature manner" than we do here, I've never seen it. (which translates to a vote of confidence in you all, my brothers) and a flick of the finger to all those 'others." I've been there.

    Oh RIGHT! There is a forum with more decorum (if ye'll pardon the expletive).
    It's the Martin Guitar forum... and it's so 'mature' and stodgy and elitist that its even less interesting than some of the family infighting that occurs here. Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer choice.

    The Tasteful Lady, Lily Tomlin (Reply #62) - Democratic Underground
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  8. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    11,187
    Likes Received:
    9,398
    Location:
    -
    "I...would prefer a forum where members remain civil and respectful of each others' POV."
    I find it very difficult to let superstition and balderdash, in technical matters, go unchallenged. I try to be polite, if humorous, when illuminating inaccuracies, but frankly those who adhere to doctrine in the face of reason and evidence usually respond poorly to that or any other approach that negates their beliefs.
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
  9. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    3,776
    Likes Received:
    2,884
    Location:
    NYC
    I was gonna translate this to street English but I can't find my dictionary right now.
    :laugh2:
     
    dbb likes this.
  10. dbb

    dbb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,958
    Likes Received:
    3,774
    Location:
    California
    non-local dialect translation:

    If you're full of ****, I'll say so, but I'll say it nice and even crack a joke.
    But most people would rather be wrong than have their bubble burst and will get nasty to the guy holding the pin.
     
  11. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    11,187
    Likes Received:
    9,398
    Location:
    -
    Yeah, that's it.
     
  12. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    3,776
    Likes Received:
    2,884
    Location:
    NYC
    Good job David.
     
  13. dbb

    dbb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,958
    Likes Received:
    3,774
    Location:
    California
    It was easy since I sort of feel the same way at heart.

    I am trying to get over my own bubbles being burst by fact. It ain't always easy.
     
  14. chilipeppermaniac

    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,073
    Likes Received:
    3,236
    Location:
    Maryland
    [​IMG]
    let me see what happens
    woohoo, figured that 1 out,

    Now for quirks,My 1st Sg, 1987 Sg only has 3 knobs, BUT it has the most comfortable and easiest neck I ever played.
    The Brown Faded has a slightly more chunky feeling neck. The first quirk I noticed in the store before buying it was how when I'd turn one of the volume pots up and down, it doesn't make volume in a gradual increase, but instead it goes from quiet to good volume at about 5 on up. I touched on this before and I believe it is a difference between audio vs linear taper pots.
     
  15. chilipeppermaniac

    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,073
    Likes Received:
    3,236
    Location:
    Maryland
    I think I must be the sick rascal who grew up holding the pin and loving it, just ask my sister.
     
    dbb likes this.
  16. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    7,715
    Likes Received:
    7,647
    Location:
    Tucson AZ
  17. chilipeppermaniac

    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,073
    Likes Received:
    3,236
    Location:
    Maryland
    Anita, I can see why the varying body pieces appeal to you. While some people look for perfectly matched grains and seemingly one piece creations, yours has a bad ass doesn't give a hoot look to it. Varying designs of beauty, not just one hum drum chunk.
    Here's to sharing in your enjoyment of your dream SG and glad you've bonded with the instrument you chose.
    Rock on, Dear Heket.

    And if you'd be so kind, Post some Beauty shots of your baby here just for me to drool over !!!!!!
     
  18. Relic61

    Relic61 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,750
    Likes Received:
    2,782
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains
    Preferably with you holding it with that look of love only you can you have for that baby of yours. [​IMG]I can see that look in your eyes when you're around your darling SG.

    I don't ever see a day that you would be compelled to trade her away for something 'better' or outright sell it. uh uh.[​IMG] I think this guitar means that much to you. Right? [​IMG]

    So smile for the camera that all may see
    The look of love between girl and SG.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Heket

    Heket Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,929
    Likes Received:
    1,752
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    Guitar porn:

    [​IMG]


    The love between a girl and her SG:

    [​IMG]

    I wish I could get a better shot, but I have to do this on a sunny morning otherwise there is hardly enough light to show off my SG well at all! I had to use the self-timer.

    You're right Barry, Shandy isn't going anywhere. I will be getting a new SG soon, one with P90s, but I will never get rid of my first love. For a start, I've heard way too many horror stories of people selling their guitars and deeply regretting it later. I don't think I'll ever feel the compulsion to sell Shandy, and let's hope I'll never have the need to either. And, if it turns out that I think P90s are so incredibly awesome that I don't need humbugs any more, there's always P94s :D
     
  20. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    11,187
    Likes Received:
    9,398
    Location:
    -
    I like the attitude the metal knobs give Shandy ! I may have to try some variant on Five Moons.
    Biddlin ;>)/
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice