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  • #16
    Who wants porn with flat chested girls?

    EG
    We're not in Kansas anymore.

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    • #17
      Yngwie does that a lot.

      Funny thing is, he trades it for an exact copy of the one he just handed the guitar tech.


      Strangely, I don't mind as much when Yngwie does it. Reason being, Yngwie is not the singer, so the lead singer can keep the audience entertained on the mic while Yngwie is being a prima donna and shouting at his guitar tech. Thus the flow of the concert is not broken.

      It gets me more when it's a lead singer / guitarist, because regardless of how smooth the roadie or singer swaps the guitars over, it still breaks up the flow of the concert. I also don't like seeing roadies on stage during a show, it's unprofessional. Fair enough if they need to sort something like a fallen mic stand, but otherwise GTFO the stage!

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      • #18
        Who wants porn with flat chested girls?

        EG


        Yeah, this. If you're famous, that's fine, show off your guitars, we want to see them anyway.

        If you're not famous? Nobody gives a **************** and you're wasting time.
        Stop saying 'pups.' Pick. Ups. Come on, it just sounds dumb.

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        • #19
          Who wants porn with flat chested girls?

          EG


          Hey - whatever floats your boat. Personally, I'm only turned on by Asian BBW S&M amputees...
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          • #20
            Who wants porn with flat chested girls?

            EG


            ME!

            Oh, rhetorical. Nevermind.

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            • #21
              Jeff Tweedy of Wilco does quite a bit of guitar swapping througout a show, teles, sg, jazzmaster, acoustics...just saw them in Miami Beach and it didn't bother me a bit.
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              • #22
                ME!

                Oh, rhetorical. Nevermind.


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                • #23
                  Hey - whatever floats your boat. Personally, I'm only turned on by Asian BBW S&M amputees...




                  A lot of room I have to talk. I'm down to one electric guitar.
                  Couldn't do that if I wanted.

                  EG
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                  • #24
                    Trail of Dead change guitars almost too much, and its multiple members of the band each song too. They use a bunch of odd tunings and they have a ton of awesome instruments plus their shows are phenomenal, but I was a little distracted by the hardly concealed guitar tech working on the next song's guitar during a show at a small venue.

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                    • #25
                      I really can't stand people who change guitars more than twice during a set. I can understand wanting a different tone for certain songs, or perhaps some songs use a different tuning, but I've seen guys with a rack of 10+ guitars for a 45 minute set and it's just ridiculous. There are certain famous blues guitarists who are guilty of this.

                      Who actually needs that many guitars? How much of it is necessity and how much of it is posturing / showing off?

                      You hear that Tom Petty and Mike Campbell?... Pick one and stick with it!
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                      • #26
                        I've used as many as 9 or 10 guitars in a 3 hour gig.
                        I bought 'em, I'll use 'em.
                        Live music can be visual entertainment also.

                        I did wear the same pants through the whole show.
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                        • #27
                          I remember seeing Robert Cray rotate through a whole herd of Strats for virtually every song ... and his tech was at side-stage tuning each guitar up as it came back. Result: Robert had a freshly-tuned guitar for each and every number.

                          And don't get me started on the Stones ...

                          Mind you, in the Scorsese concert film, Keef's trading off between standard tuning (for which he generally uses ES355s) and open-G (for which he uses Teles), plus the odd acoustic -- and Woody needed his electric sitar for Paint It Black, a lapsteel for No Expectations and gawdnose what else ...
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                          • #28
                            Jeff Tweedy of Wilco does quite a bit of guitar swapping througout a show, teles, sg, jazzmaster, acoustics...just saw them in Miami Beach and it didn't bother me a bit.


                            Yeah and thats ****************ing badass!

                            If it's some Joe Six Pack playing AC/DC covers in a bar with 20 different guitars, I agree with the topic at hand, but if its Jeff Tweedy or Thom Yorke rockin' out, I say power to 'em.

                            If I was a multimillionaire rock star I'd switch my guitar halfway through every song if I felt like it - who cares? Even if it was just to show off my collection.
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                            • #29
                              A guy that could do his entire set with one LP and one telecaster is John Fogerty. Dude changed to about 8 different guitars for a concert I saw recently.
                              I'm often amazed, but never surprised.

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                              • #30
                                It depends on your attitude I suppose. I personally think it's more "rock n roll" to keep the same battered Strat on stage for the whole set. It gives that one guitar more significance and in some cases, gives it an iconic status. BB King's "Lucille" and SRV's brown/black strat spring to mind.

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