Tossing it all

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by The Convert, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. guitarlover

    guitarlover Member

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    OP I get what you’re saying. For me my “watershed” moment (or wonderwall moment? lol) is my realization that electric guitars are pretty much no more than lipstick on a pig, or maybe even botox on a wild boar at this point?

    Which is undeniably part of their charm.

    Anyone can plug in and play power chords and pentatonic riffs- ooh the power! The excitement! Buying lots of guitars is easy, but actually getting good?

    What I mean is if you can't play a tune on an acoustic guitar its probably not a very good tune is it?

    Surely such tunes wont last the test of time, and might not be around after all the glitz and glamour, and eardrum damaging decibel levels, of electric guitar music I most joyfully presume...

    Anyway many of Gibson’s designs are historic- the headstock angle and body is modeled after acoustics, and Martins. If you truly doubt Gibsons, try a J-45 or similar!

    After all, snapping a headstock is user error.

    And people cry rivers when Gibson innovates, trolling them into the same old $$$$$ models time and time again. Add yourself to that list if you must! Whatever floats yours right? :D


    I do think Gibsons are at best somewhat overpriced, but in the grand scheme of things? We have alot more to be concerned about, surely...
     
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  2. The Convert

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    So your arguments are basically my arguments:

    Gibson designs are antiquated and not designs made for the purpose or materials or behavior of and electric guitar.

    I never wrote anything about breaking a headstock, though Gibsons ARE more prone to this, because of their design. So thanks I guess. It is user error, except with most other guitars, falling on the the back results in scratches or dings, not a catastrophic break.

    you are right, I followed the crowd and the history of rock until I had the experience with a better designed instrument. Now that I have, it would be silly to keep pushing in the same direction. What I have described is learning: taking a new path given new experiences and information.

    there are more important things to be concerned about and like most people I am. But this is a guitar forum, so if you want to talk about the murder and piracy that made CITES necessary, I guess you could make a thread about that. Or how about the exploitation of the workers who make our inexpensive instruments? But every thread need not be about every concern.

    oh and FYI you just gave me the “what about ...” response to a discussion which is a diversion (sadly used in weak political debates in recent decades). Such a thing does not add real weight or content to a discussion.

    Aaaaand, you are ignored. Ciao.
     
  3. Antigua

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    I think it's a sellers market, demand increased faster than production could handle, I'd sell sooner than later.
     
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    For the love of god, can we just let this go already?
     
  5. BuddyHollywood

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    I've so far owned only 1 Gibson guitar and 1 Epiphone guitar.

    The Gibson was a 2011 50s Tribute. It had a chambered body and P90s. It played great and was beautiful in its simplicity. I already had a Gretsch Duo Jet with single coil Dynasonics that I couldn't help but compare the Gibson to. For some reason in my head I wanted the Gibson to replace the Gretsch. I should have let the Gibson be its own guitar. I sold it to my brother with the thought that if I ever want it back he just may sell it back to me. I am all about the sound this Gretsch makes. It's on every track I record. I think of it as the compliment on the left channel to whatever guitar is going on the right channel on a recording. I should just name it "Malcolm".

    The Epiphone is a 2011 50th Anniversary Casino and this guitar is defining my playing. I've played other Casinos in stores that don't quite inspire me to the degree that this one does. I found it on Craig's List and as soon as I picked it up I knew I wanted it even though the set up was terrible. A little tweak of the truss rod, a Lollar shim for the bridge pickup, a new bone nut and a Wilkinson no wire ABR-1 bridge to match the Wilkinson Kluson style retro tuners and this guitar is my favorite all around guitar. It's extremely versatile. I started a whole thread on it.

    Still, I love playing my Gretsch, my Jazzmaster, my Strat, my original designed guitars, my P Bass and I'm about to build a parts Telecaster I'm excited about.

    All that to say, yes, play the guitar or guitars that inspire you to make a joyful noise. You don't have to be loyal to any brand. If I didn't own this Casino I don't know if I would be playing an Epiphone right now. I would encourage you to stay. It appears this forum needs to grow and it needs participants like you to spark new conversations and generate new ideas. Playing guitar and making music is greater than the tools you decide to use.
     
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    If that was meant as a joke, which I can only presume it was, it failed miserably. In the prophetic words of Danny & The Juniors "Rock and Roll is here to stay, it will never die".


    'nuff said.
     
  8. AJ6stringsting

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    Don't get angry at this guy ....

    He has great gear to sell !!!!
     
  9. Supersonic

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    One of the few movies based on a Stephen King book that actually got done right. I still don't understand why Dennis was all about Alexandra Paul though when Kelly Preston was throwing herself at him.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Zucco cooties? :laugh2:

    I agree through, Christine, Carrie, and The Shining are my top three.
     
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  11. guitarlover

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    Not a joke at all! Acoustic guitars are the best!

    Lol at OP, what a guy!

    Can you imagine playing in a band with this dude?
     
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    Wow, as a person that mostly just visits this forum on occasions, it's really funny to see how you use your time here ... and once in a while @Raiyn isn't the strangest one around (Currently not ignoring him).
     
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  14. guitarlover

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    My bad thought this was an Epiphone forum...

    Aren't these beautiful though?

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    Almost forgot-

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  16. guitarlover

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    If those don't have you droolin, answer me this-

    Off the top of yer head, name me a good tune you cant play on acoustic guitar?
     
  17. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Pretty guitars, but when did this become an acoustic vs electric debate?
     
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    Apparently not. It's like "Ground Hog Day". Bill Murray should be chiming any moment. :D
     
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    Who knows? You can't explain mimes, you can ignore them however.
     
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    I'm missing out on MIMES!?!?!? Dammit! :-)
     

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