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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by TSims1, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I’ve always preferred those KISS guitars that were shaped like an executioner’s axe. :)
     
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  2. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Me too. They don't even go out of tune when you use them to knock some belligerent a**hole unconscious in self-defense! ;)
     
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  3. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Synchromatic

    802
    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Exactly why they're my preference for that particular use...
    The Snark probably popped off from the impact, but I don't reckon it would be needed after.
     
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  4. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    In an emergency you can use them as a cricket bat, too!
     
  5. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    Yeah - but then you have to own one....and I'm not giving in!! I'll just use someone elses' as a cricket bat, or a canoe paddle as they were intended to be ;)
    I think a tele would be a spanking paddle...a proper LP will send 'em to the boundary fence lol
     
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  6. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Synchromatic

    802
    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Prepare for The Ashes, invest in a Blackguard. :D
     
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  7. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Long ago, in a Minneapolis far away, I once played a gig that started to go quite badly as the audience became evermore inebriated. At one point, a faction of Skynyrd fans threatened to rush the stage and take our instruments. At one point, I found myself on the edge of the stage with a Les Paul Custom held by the neck advising a very drunk redneck that if he took one more step I was going to El Kabong him. :) It worked, BTW. The revolt ended that moment.
     
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  8. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I have a guitar buddy that absolutely loves those robot tuners.
    I have to admit they are fun to watch.
    I asked him do they work okay and he say they work great.
    Maybe they do but I don't think I would pay all that money for them.
    The Les Paul that they're on felt pretty good but he paid about 4 grand for that guitar so I wouldn't expect any less.
    All I know is I went to Guitar Center a few months ago to try out Les Pauls.
    I started out at the $1,500 level and worked my way up to the $4,500 customs.
    The only one that felt good to me was the $4,500 one.
    The rest had various problems from sharp frets to just crappy feeling necks.
    I have to be honest though most of the cheaper Fender, Gretsch, Ibanez, Yamaha guitars that were there all had problems too.
    I know Guitar Center isn't the best place to buy a guitar but I just could not believe how many felt so bad.
     
  9. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Oh gosh you played gigs like that too?
    I was in a bar one night on break and I went to the rest room.
    I was standing there peeing and this redneck biker walks up next to me and says "you play any Skynyrd?" I had to tell him the truth - No we don't.
    He pulled out a knife, holds it up to my face and told me "you will play some Skynyrd when you go back on the stage".
    We played a long shitty version of Gimme Three Steps.
     
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  10. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I doubt that I could have faked any Skynyrd song then except, possibly Sweet Home Alabama.
     
  11. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    True story: In the late '60s it was common to play in theaters with a low stage and before crash barriers so the crowd could swarm right up to the front. One night I had a fuzz-box on the floor at the front of the stage (we were doing "Satisfaction") when this idiot started trying to move my pedal around. I told him to stop, but he made a move to pull my cables out. I slipped the strap off the rear strap knob and just let the Tele swing down until it hit him full in the face. He went down like a bag of s**t. I called out to the security on the side of the stage: "Hey, there's a guy fainted down here". They came and dragged him away. I think I lost less than a bar of music and the Tele stayed in tune. :D
     
  12. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Many years ago, I was in the audience at a concert, specifically to see the guitarist’s technique. There was a standing area in front of the stage and I had staked out and advised spot to observe and learn. After the music started, some drunk kept trying to push me out of the way. I stood firm, but every so often he’d weave back in my direction and try to displace me from my spot. Finally, about the fifth time, I was ready for him. When I saw him approaching, I drew my elbow across my abdomen and when he leaned into me he got an elbow to the ribs with as much force as I could muster. That was the last time he tried. That was well over 20 years ago, and I think his ribs are still healing. :)
     
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  13. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Btw, that night I went home and picked up my Tele. It was still in tune. :)
     
  14. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Synchromatic

    802
    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Because of course it was. :D
     
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  15. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    LOL, there was more than once on the road that after the gig, I had to take a toothpick and pick the skin out of my old Strat's split tuners. Man, do they make a divot in a drunk's forehead. "No really, he passed out. No idea what those marks are."
     
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  16. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Yikes. Now I understand why audiences yell Freebird at random bands. It's not to be obnoxious; it's to avoid violence.
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I've been to many a concert and no matter how mellow take the music, healthy doses of elbow are critical to hold ground. If it's a woman, a big cup of ice water held in her direction is used if I'm feeling like a gentleman. A couple spills and even the drunkest patron learns.
     
  18. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    A friend of mine once came home late from a gig, got into a fight with his wife & ended up chucking his Tele (in its case) out the second floor window in frustration. He went down & retrieved it & put it away. Next night he goes to his gig, pulls the Tele out of the case, & it was still in tune.
     
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  19. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I keep a Tele in my bedroom in case of home invasion or nuclear attack. :)
     
  20. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I'm not saying this Zebrawood/solid Pau Ferro neck tele is heavy, but Thor stopped by to borrow it after something happened to his hammer the other week.

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