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Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by Lucidsounds, Sep 19, 2015.
Darrell, what image host do you use? On a lot of yours and some other folks images I just see:
I don't use a host unless its here. I just copy the image location link and post that.
I guess the downside is if they move the image or change the site, the link breaks.
I just re-copied it above and its back. For now.....
A couple pics to fuel the Norlin hatred.
You should take them down and box them up immediately and send them to me for a proper burial!
BTW Is the quilt a Heritage series...
1980 Heritage 80 Elite. My heaviest Les Paul & best sounding to me. Tim Shaws rule.
Yes! Heritage 80 and Shaws FTW!
My 82 was cut from the same cloth as the next production run!
IMG_8908a by DarrellV posted Jun 8, 2017 at 12:25 PM
Ooops! Wait, this isn't the Norlin Love thread!
LOL my 73 Custom is amazing.. let the haters hate, I love mine so much.
Got for us to hate on?!
as requested a pic of My 73
The only hatred concerning Norlins, in my world, is that I don't have more of them! Yeah, there may be a few "dogs" but that's true of any era of any guitar company's offerings! I'm only a "purist" when it comes to tone and playability!
Just My $.02 & Likely Worth Even Less!
That thing is hideous! Damn Norlin. I kid, she's a beauty!
Nice try bungle! But you didn't fall for my attempt, I don't think he's gonna bite either!
It's funny if you think about it..... that for all the disdain cast at the Norlin period most people that own them aren't looking to get rid of them any time soon... Even with helpful offers like ours to try to ease their pain...
I just don't get it..
You would think they would WANT to unload that piece of crap!
That's the true measure, I think. I will never let mine out of my sight. I'd put it up against anything...an-ny-thing!
And that's the real test isn't it? Where the rubber meets the road.
Ultimately it is a tool of expression, to some it's like an extension of themselves, like another limb.
Sure there are good ones today, but just because its old doesn't automatically make it inferior.
I like to spin it the other way and say if they can still feel good, play good, sound good, hold a tuning good, and can still look good after 30 or 40 years, it is a testimony to how well they WERE built, not how badly!
Kinda blows the whole argument against them right out of the water, doesn't it?
Then, too, think of all the great tracks cut on Norlins. Rush? Check. Thin Lizzy? Check. Randy Rhoads? Check. Townshend, he's there too. Angus Young ... yeah, he's in there. Pagey's doubleneck, Zappa's CSB Custom, Joe Walsh? Check. Don Felder as well, his EDS-1275 was a Norlin.
Love 'em or hate 'em, you've listened to 'em and liked 'em. Guaranteed.
Add to this list all of the unnamed studio musicians who would have used them during the same time period and you would have heard them night and day behind just about any song by anybody.
Well said. I love mine, and I have absolutely no plans for ever getting rid of it. I have had it since it was born, and it becomes an extension of me when I (try to) play.
Even before I joined MLP, I can remember being berated because my LPC came from the "bad years". I wasn't really bothered by it because I knew how good it sounded.
Hearing of "Norton hatred" on MLP confirmed my faith in them.
So you can imagine my surprise when finding out mine was built around the end of the same 'bad years'.
I knew that Gibson was owned by Norlin because of the advertisements I saw.
I had heard that the 70's weren't too good for them, but Fender was getting a similar rap for their 70's cost cutting mods as well.
In both cases there were still some good guitars being made, just seemed to be more the exception than the rule.
And once a bad rap gets started, it can last well beyond the time any corrective measures taken by the companies ever get noticed.
It doesn't help when they keep the improvement efforts a secret either, like having Tim Shaw do a PAF recreation.
No one knew and from everything I've found, Gibson didn't advertise it either.
So a lot of those got tossed into the trash when a new guitar was bought under the assumption that Gibson pickups still sucked.
But here again those old supposedly 'no good' stock T-tops have developed their own legion of fans who love how they sound----now!
Love my Custom with Ts....