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  1. Lol, I see my name is on the membership list, but can’t remember what I had at the time.

    For some reason my photobucket won’t come up so I can’t post a pic of my old ‘51, but IMGUR does so I have a pic of my old Strat, mahogany-bodied HH Satin-series,

    And the Squier VM-P5 bass I bought last year.





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  2. Playability for me is in the neck feel and wide enough string spacing at the nut to play my cowboy chords with my fat fingers.


    Looks/shape are kinda right there with playability, and it’s not a problem finding both.


    Build quality, I don’t worry much about as even budget guitars are pretty well built. Just a good setup is needed.


    Weight, I don’t remember a guitar that was uncomfortably heavy (I’m used to basses, so) and I’m strictly hollow/semi hollow guitars now it’s not an issue.


    Resale I don’t worry about because I won’t be spending a whole lot on it anyways.


    Name brand not important, even though for some reason it is for bass, not sure what that’s about. :D


    Materials, don’t care so much, don’t believe in the “tone wood” thing.


  3. I don't know.... IF you order it without the logo and fake serial number' date=' is it a counterfeit? It's not unlike the myriad copies made by Arbor, Stellar, and the kits you buy from feebay. And the quality varies greatly, from barely playable sticks of wood like substance, to ones that, with a pickup change, are quite playable.[/quote']


    I think the argument would be that you’d still be “supporting” such operations.


    And the “open-book” headstock and maybe the diamond logo are still protected.


    But I do concede that this probably isn’t taking any money from Gibson, nobody would who buys one of these was gonna spend ten-times as much for the Gibson anyways. :D


    Personally I’d get another cheaper name-brand LP-type guitar, Jay Turser or whatever, they’re probably better than a chibson anyways. :)


  4. I kinda laugh when people ask if a guitar is “giggable” like playing it on stage takes a harder toll on it over playing it at home.


    A good setup is usually all it takes for most budget guitars made in recent years.


    And the big deal people make about tuning machines, I mean nice ones work nicer of course, but how many tuners really won’t hold a tune? I think there are other things that cause this problem, rarely-if-ever the actual tuners. :)

  5. Most expensive guitar (not bass) I ever had was a Fender Jag selling new for $800 (sold with tons of other nice gear and amps)

    only kept two semi-hollows, and the one I’m playing as we speak I bought as an office beater (when I had an office lol), an SX that cost me ~$250 new, lol...


    The red one-- I LOVE this thing. :D




  6. Not that I was necessarily here, but I do remember the days of great deals.

    I remember when GC had like five different coupons at the same time, but someone screwed up and they were all stackable.

    I was too… whatever… to take much advantage of it, but I did want a second drum kit and got one for 1/5 the regular MAP price.

    One guy on TalkBass got four or five Musicman Basses… :facepalm:


  7. ~~Only three instruments that I can remember...


    When one of my nephews was young and saving up for an electric guitar, I gave him one of mine that was similar to what he was looking for.


    Years later I find out that he was into acoustic and mentioned that he wanted an electric/acoustic, so I gave him my Alvarez RD20SC I had that was much nicer than what he was using.


    My niece was doing some nice stuff on electric piano but it was a $200 pos, so I gave her a Casio I had… can’t remember the model, but it was a $600 keyboard with the $110 stand that I got all for $550, display unit at the local GC.


    My neighbor/buddy came over to hang out one day and said his son was looking for advice on a cheap five-string bass, and I thought how I had a Squire Jazz V I’d give him, but then he said “but he doesn’t want a Fender-style bass”, so I thought “well, screw that kid”, haha.

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  8. I’m fortunate in that I have a lot of space in my house, including an addition most of which is dedicated strictly to music gear.


    I had whatever guitars/basses I wasn’t using mostly in cases (hard or soft) but at one point decided to hang most up on the walls so I can see them, which is what I did.


    Now though, I’m selling instrument/gear that I’m not using, which eventually should get me down to as few as two electric guitars and three basses, all of which will be hanging on the walls.




    There's a 96 percent chance that the amp you are thinking of does not qualify for any discount, much less a 15 percent discount. Look around for the MF Exclusions List whenever a sale starts. Unfortunately, it's enormous.




    ~~Those exclusions lists are in keeping with the Minimum Advertised Price contract the retailer has with the manufacturer.

    Over the phone doesn’t count as advertized, so they’re often willing to do the discount. That may even work walking into the store.

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