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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Last post by Dave W on July 21, 2017, 04:37:23 PM »
Brad isn't claiming that the Remington ammo boxes have anything to do with famous people or places. Big difference between that and what Fender's doing.

Also, as commenters pointed out, the seats in Hollywood Bowl were replaced in 1958 and again in 1981. Pardon me for doubting that these boards came from the original seats. I wouldn't believe it without provenance.

Hey, I still have enough walnut I bought in 1981 to build a guitar. It came from a tree chopped down by Dan'l Boone himself! (or maybe by Ed Ames with a tomahawk). It's true because I said so!
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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Last post by westen44 on July 21, 2017, 04:11:25 PM »
The price itself is obscene, though.  It strikes me as something which might come from true money-grubbers. This isn't something like a vintage guitar that has an actual high value.  This is an artificially contrived effort to sell something way high made out of wood people have sat on. 
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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Last post by Pilgrim on July 21, 2017, 03:53:37 PM »
Well, the price is set to attract the suckers who are born every minute (or were between about 1946 and 1965...) but the concept isn't so nutty.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Last post by OldManC on July 21, 2017, 03:29:26 PM »
So - when BeeTL makes a guitar or bass out of old Remington ammo boxes, we applaud...but when Fender makes them out of this wood from the Hollywood Bowl, we sneer at it as "sentimental boomer nonsense??"



I do when they charge $12,000 for it.
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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Last post by OldManC on July 21, 2017, 03:28:25 PM »
Fender and Gibson have made a lot of money selling sentimental boomer nonsense.

Now BOSS is getting into the act

And some numbnuts will buy it!
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Fender Basses / Re: Signature Mustang for JMJ
« Last post by Pilgrim on July 21, 2017, 03:20:31 PM »
I have a big respect for people that make Mustang basses work for them. I have better luck with my Starcaster bass, which is a shorty. I do wonder what a 34 inch Mustang would be like in terms of feel.

If it was a Mustang body with a 34" neck, it would be World's Champion Neck Diver.
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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Last post by Pilgrim on July 21, 2017, 03:18:27 PM »
So - when BeeTL makes a guitar or bass out of old Remington ammo boxes, we applaud...but when Fender makes them out of this wood from the Hollywood Bowl, we sneer at it as "sentimental boomer nonsense??"

I don't get that. I think this is a pretty interesting idea.

You might quibble with the sonic qualities of "...Telecasters built to order using 100–year–old Alaskan yellow cedar from the Hollywood Bowl's original bench boards...." but aside from that, I don't see the problem.

I vote Yes!  8)
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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Last post by uwe on July 21, 2017, 03:04:39 PM »
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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Karma
« Last post by uwe on July 21, 2017, 03:02:00 PM »
Just because he says to provoke that all he cares about is money, doesn't mean that it is his sole driver. He's a more complex person than that.

And just because other people say they are not driven by money, doesn't mean they're being honest with you about themselves.

I think Gene is refreshingly nasty without being an idiot about it like Uncle Ted.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos featuring Fat-Bottom Girls (Rippers, Victories, etc)
« Last post by uwe on July 21, 2017, 02:50:54 PM »
Yes, and he was with Roxy Music before, not after! That's a bit like joining Kiss after having played with King Crimson.  :rimshot:
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