Never buying a Gibson again...

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by sikoniko, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Senior Member

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    Jabberwocky Senior Member

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    That's called progress. In 2011, you couldn't have looked into 2013. So, you were right. 2011 was the best year YET for Gibsons...in 2011. I don't see any contradiction nor volte face.

    Maybe 2014 will be even better. We can't know until 2014 rolls around
     
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  3. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    Mike , no offence meant to you at all .


    it's called Pump . In a few months it turns into Dump . Why is it so difficult to see that ?
     
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  4. musicmaniac

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    I like them with the covers on.
     
  5. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    I got 6 Historics right at this moment.
     
  6. Tim Plains

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    I guess some people look at a historic the same way others look at a Ferrari. I'm sure you all know how the saying goes.

    The best Ferrari is the next Ferrari. :laugh2:
     
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    What do you do with the old ones? I know you have had very many; just trade them in for the new ones? Sell?
     
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    We all want to know....now your in a corner....all eyes are staring you down....there is cyberspace anticipation.....:hmm: :D
     
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    Wait for it ........ Wait for it ....... Wait for it ......:naughty:
     
  10. tspoon5150

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    What difference does the amount of guitars some one ownes?

    A car is a car and 500 years ago, man still got around.

    I am not a professional musician, but I have quite a few R9's.

    It all boils down to what makes you tick and what others think is
    non sense. A guitar is just a guitar, right?

    Bottom line is, do what you want, and modify them as you see fit.

    As far as I am never buying a Historic again, that is his business.

    It still boils down to your fingers, hands, gear and set up.

    Everything else is just icing on the cake IMHO.
     
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  11. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

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    Mike doesn't need anyone to come to his defense...he's a big boy and can take care of himself but really? Who gives a flying shit what he does with his guitars and where they go? I mean its OK to be curious but we got dudes in this thread calling Mike out like its the WWE.

    Mike Slub's got a god zillion friggin guitars...now that's a guy that maybe should get the 20 questions game...or maybe not?
     
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  12. mfolet

    mfolet Senior Member

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    Some I sell for a killer price to members on the forums,I used to get a table twice a year at The Musicians Flea and sell and trade there.I've given some away even.I'm a musician and I love guitars.
    I'm fortunate to have access to plenty.I'm not rich by any means but I'm not hurting either.I get to try out a lot things.Its cool.I like it.
    I've met a lot of great people on my quest for the right guitar for Me.
    To Me that is worth a lot more than any guitar or anything.
    I think I have found that guitar and now I'm just making sure.:)
     
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  13. tspoon5150

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    I like these kind of threads. About the third page, ego's start up,
    and the hair pulling with swinging the purses start slinging.

    We got off track about how the OP was upset with Gibson and as usual
    shark attacks start up from some one that mentioned something
    and another got all defensive do to their opinions.

    He said, you said, that they said, that some one said BS, WTF? Over.....

    I'm calling my lawyer, I'm pissed.
     
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    Thanks for the response. It sounds like some posts above were posted assuming I was attacking you. That was not the case. I was simply curious because I have seen so many great guitars posted by you. I figured that you either have a very large collection & if so, I need to see the entire family together in one pic, OR, at some point you sell & maybe I should keep my eye out for one I might like!! LOL For me personally, I have limited funds and limited space. So I have to keep the numbers down!
     
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    Yeah me too.Don't get me started with amps that another one .Ha hahaha.
     
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    I should clarify that I was not attacking or calling folet out. The guy is great and I like all the pics/clips he posts. I just find the whole "the newest reissues are the best reissues" comments silly, whoever makes them, and recall even starting a thread about it at the LPF a few years ago. Whoever claims 2013 is the best year will then claim that 2014 is the best year, then 2015, and so on.

    And yes, I have a very nice sounding 2013 R7. Then again, all of my pre-2013s are just as good. :thumb:
     
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    Its all good.I still have a 2012 myself and love it!!!
     
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    I'm starting to get into this... I went through a phase where I've bought and sold a lot of Fenders [guitars] looking for the right 'one'. I'm pretty happy where I am in that arena. I can't afford $30k for the 55 strat I want... so I'm moving on for the time being. I'm in the process of making some changes with my Gibsons. I'll make an announcement next week when the deal is done what is going on there. Lets just say I'm putting my money where my mouth is.

    But, I'm starting to evaluate the amp. I ordered a Mesa Lonestar Special. Currently using a Mesa TransAtlantic, and the lack of full tone controls is too limiting. I've played around with one and I like it a lot. We'll see if it is what I am looking for though. I like the low watt amps. I used to have a '74 marshall super bass. Was an amazing amp and the best clean tones I've achieved... but I couldnt turn it on in my bedroom - the lowest setting hurt my ears...and it was a pain to lug around.

    What I really want is something like the bluesbreaker, but in a 2 channel amp that can be clean and dirty at reasonable volume levels. When I played out, I used 2 amps... 1 for clean and 1 for dirty and a/b'd between them. Since I don't play out, I don't want to lug that much gear around. Trying to keep it simple. any suggestions?

    I have a friend that recommends I move to the AxeFxII. I don't really want a Midi pedalboard though. I might get one to plug into my protools setup though.

    I'll buy a silver jubilee one day. I used to have the Slash, which is a copy, and I regret selling it. It's more than I need. it will be more because I want it than anything.
     
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    I just got a Marshall JVM again this time the Satch version.So far so good.
    I like the Divided by 13 ftr37 a lot but you can't play it in the house.
    I have a NAU 1x12 combo that I have been using for the last 7 years that has served me well.Its a Fender Deluxe clone with some extras.
     
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    Do you use the amps dirty channel and boost it for leads with a pedal or just use the raw amp's dirty channel or do you use the amps clean and dirty it up/boost it through pedals?
     

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