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  • Do you flip out over chips???

    I notice quite a lot of people flip out if their guitar gets a chip, like it's the end of the world.
    I don't really give a **************** if my guitar gets chipped, as long as it still works I'm happy.
    So, do you flip out over chips?

    I do admit though, when I was a kid I did completely baby my guitar. :cop:
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  • #2
    First chip on a new guitar, a bit. After that, don't care anymore.

    Second-hand guitars, couldn't care less: the more the merrier.

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    • #3
      if i do it no

      if someone else did it yes
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      • #4
        Not at all...woking on getting my guitars fully relic'd....let nature take its course...
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        • #5
          Whenever I let someone use my Taylor 510 (a wedding present from my wife), I always let them know how I got it, and that it was new in 1994, and (obviously from looking at it) it still looks practically new today... and that if they scratch or ding it, they will be answering to HER, not to me. :cop: So far, it's worked, and the guitar has only two very minor dings that you'd have to search a bit to find.

          That's the one guitar I am most overcautious with... I do tend to be careful with all of my instruments, and I don't normally enjoy banging them up... but I'm also past the point of freaking out over a small mark, ding or similar blemish.
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          • #6
            not unless they do it though pure negligence and stupidity. I once had a guy step on my les paul well it was in a gig bag and manage to push the volume nob all the way though the maple top and crack the plastic back cover. He almost **************** himself when he heard the crunch and realized i was standing right there at the time but i ust pulled the pot back through the splinters and it still worked for the gig. partially my fault for placing it on a stage riser even for a moment, but in the end its ust a guitar and friends are more important.
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            • #7
              not unless they do it though pure negligence and stupidity.

              Accidents can / will happen. But if someone damages something via stupidity and gross negligence, it's going to be a long time before they get to use my stuff again - if ever.

              I like to keep people who don't belong on stage OFF the stage. I don't let people just grab and mess around with things in the studio either. Need to use a guitar? Ask first please - the answer is almost always going to be "yes". But don't just grab and go until you've been given the OK to do so.
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              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

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              • #8
                exactly, all good advice.
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                • #9
                  I don't like them, but I play an Ibanez, so I've come to accept it as a fact of life. :cop:

                  It really bothered me at first, and it definitely would if I had a nice Suhr or a PRS, or something, with a nice transparent finish.
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                  • #10
                    I reckon i'll be one of the minority here that does flip out over chips and stuff happening to their gear. I'm quite ocd and like my gear to look pristine, for as long as possible anyway ... yeah i know :facepalm:

                    Think it all started with my very first guitar in the late 80s. It was a cheapo Hohner but it was my prized posession all the same. A friend came around and asked to have a go - he played for a moment and then grabbed hold of the neck and waggled the thing back and forth. When i said 'what the hell are you doing?' he replied 'but Slash does it' ... i pointed out that Slash probably gets his guitars for free and even if he didn't it wouldn't take him the best part of a bloody year to save up for a new one if some fool snapped the sodding neck off one of them.
                    I took my guitar from him and he was one of the last people to ever touch one of my guitars.
                    I learn't early on that some people have very little respect for your posessions so you should never let the bastards anywhere near it :lol:

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                    • #11
                      no i by used mostly anyway,so they often have chips
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                      • #12
                        if i do it no

                        if someone else did it yes


                        agreed. someone chipped the horn on my SG. i freaked the **************** out on him.
                        years later, i kicked it over on accident one night and bent a tuner. i was a little pissed at myself, but i'm over it. i'm still not over that chip.
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                        • #13
                          First chip on a new guitar, a bit. After that, don't care anymore.

                          Second-hand guitars, couldn't care less: the more the merrier.


                          Me too, the first nick i got on my 335 i was pretty dissapointed with myself for letting it happen, apart from that im not particularly fussed. However, i would prefer not damaging my most precious possesions!!
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                          • #14
                            When i was younger i didn't take care of my equipment the way i wish i did. Now as im older i definitely mind my guitars more. but then again they are worth a lot more than the guitars i had when i was a teen. I still have a 96 stratocaster thats pretty beat up that i got in my teens when i started playing and i wish it was in better condition.

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