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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 02 September 2018 at 4:28am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Yes, Peter, but they make fun photos to look at. 

Seriously, chill! ;-)

 Peter Martin wrote:
Do these guitars sound better because they look different? I may, quite readily, be missing the point of the thread, but isn't it the sound of an instrument that counts the most?

First post, written by me:

 Robbie Parry wrote:
I'll share links and pics which I think are cool.

The alien guitar pic was cool (to me, anyway). As are other pics.

If my original post had been "let's discuss the sound quality of guitars", I'd understand your point. But I posted about sharing cool pics and links. They can be serious pics/links or quirky ones. 

I don't know why things have to be so serious all of the time.

EDIT: There will be serious posts, of course. The carving machine picture from the Michigan factory was one such serious post/image. But this is your first post in the topic, and you criticise the choice of images/links. I thought the alien pic was cool - and folk I have shown it to (offline) were equally as enthusiastic. 

It's nice to have a bit of fun. Hopefully we can discuss the serious guitar aspects, too.


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Being a music fan and not a musician,i appreciate the
cool looking guitars, i liked Gene Simmons` `Axe` bass,
it looked good in concert, i liked Steve Vai`s heart
shaped multi-necked guitar, both sounded ok to me in
concert, but i was there to enjoy the show, not take
sound readings and compare the sound to the records.
You`d have to have a heart of stone, not to like Ace
Frehley`s rocket firing guitar! ;-)
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I liked the Axe bass as well, but Iíve often wondered how good it actually sounded. To my knowledge, he never used it in the studio and with KISS, you canít really tell much about the instruments by listening to their live shows. 
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Well, the rocket guitar was only used during Ace`s solo,
so i assume it was more prop, than serious instrument!
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"Has Fender ever produced a Stratocaster that's a "Jimi Hendrix model for right-handed people," with the tremolo and knobs above the pickups instead of underneath them like on every "standard" guitar ever made? "

Actually this is a very smart question... yes, they have. You can be a right handed player and get a white Strat arranged like Jimi would've had it if he had been right handed. There was a nice illustrated ad or article in a Guitar magazine I have somewhere when it was introduced. If I can figure out which issue and where it is I will scan it in for you. There are people wanting all kinds of very specific recreation guitars for players from Terry Kath of Chicago to Paul McCartney's bass, down to stickers that were on Kath's and anything different about McCartney's Hofner.

That alien guitar is hilarious! Love it... Donovan Leitch's luthier made some lovely acoustics custom for him, there was a feature about them and the maker on a DVD about Donovan.
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I had to scan some stuff anyway and lucked out finding the magazine I mentioned quickly, so here are the bits from Guitar Magazine September 2002...




That photo of Hendrix is reversed by the way to show what he'd be playing in mirror image if right handed.
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Robbie Parry
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Those are cool, Rebecca. Thanks for sharing! 
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Posted: 02 September 2018 at 9:19pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Robbie, your first post was you'll share links and pics which you think are cool, absolutely. But you also advised is in another recent thread that the BEST tip you can give musicians was not thinking your music will sound better if you buy more gear. A thread devoted to 'forget what it sounds like, look at how cool it looks' seems antithetical to the didactic sentiment of your other thread. That's all.
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Posted: 02 September 2018 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Different thread, different sentiment, I get it.
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People like guitars like they like cars; they aren't just methods of transportation any more than clothes are always just about being warm or protected from elements.Willie Nelson loves his Martin because of it's sound, but it's also it's history with him.
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Robbie Parry
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 Peter Martin wrote:
A thread devoted to 'forget what it sounds like, look at how cool it looks' seems antithetical to the didactic sentiment of your other thread.[

Different thread, different motivations.

Again, initial post:

 Robbie Parry wrote:
I'll share links and pics which I think are cool. Be as random as possible if you're interested. If anyone wishes to post (e.g. reviewing a piece of equipment), I thought this'd be a good place. If you spot an interesting guitar and take a photo of it, share it here.

That's pretty broad. I suggested, for example, that if anyone wanted to review a piece of equipment, they could.

People are free to comment on tuners. Or share something interesting. I thought that image of the carving machine in the Michigan factory was interesting.

It's for anything guitar-related. I also shared a link to an interview with the Gibson CEO. It's a broad topic.

I mean, this is a fairly long link, but I'll share it now as it is interesting:


That's my last word on justifying *MY* topic. If anyone wants to contribute anything (reviews, images, quirky stuff, serious stuff), please do. But I don't want this thread to be turned into a justification of the topic.

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" antithetical to the didactic sentiment "

Lighten up Peter, your posts are becoming like the
Blackadder episode Ink and Incapability! We`re here for
fun not to pick apart people`s threads!
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 03 September 2018 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

A thread devoted to 'forget what it sounds like, look at how cool it looks'...

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Nowhere in my original post have I said it's devoted to how cool something looks.

I invited ALL sorts of discussions (remember the requests for people to review equipment). What about the CEO interview? Was that about how cool something looks?

ONE more reminder of my original post:

I'll share links and pics which I think are cool. Be as random as possible if you're interested. If anyone wishes to post (e.g. reviewing a piece of equipment), I thought this'd be a good place. If you spot an interesting guitar and take a photo of it, share it here.

The keyword is *random*. Want to review a tuner? Link to an article about Fender or Martin? Share a pic? If one can have two keywords, the other one is *links*. It doesn't have to be about pics.

I can't get any clearer than my original post. 
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Posted: 14 September 2018 at 2:08pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I've ordered mine:

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Posted: 14 September 2018 at 7:43pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Did you really?
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 15 September 2018 at 8:51am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

No, not at all. ;-)

I often, on Facebook, claim to have bought the latest jet or sportscar. "I've ordered mine..." is a phrase people hear from me often.

I'm stupid.
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Posted: 15 September 2018 at 11:08am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

This must be a humourous turn of phrase local to the
U.K.
See also `I`ll buy two` regarding an item that is
prohibitively expensive!
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Erm, this is colourful:





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