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One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« on: June 12, 2017, 05:06:25 PM »
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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 08:27:32 PM »
At $13,745 they couldn't throw in free shipping.  ???

Deduct $13K for a through cleaning to get rid of any trace of Gene's DNA.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 09:45:40 PM »
At $13,745 they couldn't throw in free shipping.  ???

Deduct $13K for a through cleaning to get rid of any trace of Gene's DNA.

I asked a seller of a nice (but overpriced) grabber if the gene simmons signature would wash off. No responding ???

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 07:12:19 PM »
I asked a seller of a nice (but overpriced) grabber if the gene simmons signature would wash off. No responding ???

 ;D

Seriously, there are very few cases where I would pay more for a signature that wouldn't wash off.

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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 08:58:06 PM »
All of the Grabbers he used back in the day had one piece maple necks.

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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 04:29:40 AM »
Man, Kiss sucks. At least the frets won't be worn any above the fifth.

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 05:30:45 PM »

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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »
What a dork

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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 07:17:49 AM »
I think he's just gleefully annoying people on purpose at this point. 1974? I don't think so...

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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 07:35:01 AM »
    If I were to add another Grabber to the collection I would pop for a early burgundy one like played. No way would I spend 13k on a Grabber just because he played it a bit and signed it.
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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 01:54:45 PM »
All of the Grabbers he used back in the day had one piece maple necks.

Mmmmm... they all have scarf joints, so are they really one piece??
Gene's wine red grabber was one of those (I think) earlier ones with the weird "negative pitch" headstock. The black one (which, IIRC, was passed on to Mark "The Animal" Mendoza) had a conventionally pitched 'stock.
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 02:13:23 PM »
As always, he's only in it for the money>:(

Man, Kiss sucks.  ;D

Honestly I think they were a perfectly adequate if hardly envelope-pushing hard rock band. I think Ace Frehley is one of the laziest guitarists of the era. Yet they've diluted their core worth unbelievably with their moneygrubbing antics and endless cheapening. I know a lot of bands back then relied on a big show to sell units and grab attention, but Kiss went further and basically became some weird commercial entity that just happened to make no-brainer rock tunes.

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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 03:11:25 PM »
Man, Kiss sucks.  ;D

Honestly I think they were a perfectly adequate if hardly envelope-pushing hard rock band. I think Ace Frehley is one of the laziest guitarists of the era. Yet they've diluted their core worth unbelievably with their moneygrubbing antics and endless cheapening. I know a lot of bands back then relied on a big show to sell units and grab attention, but Kiss went further and basically became some weird commercial entity that just happened to make no-brainer rock tunes.

40+ years on, the sting of sour grapes on the tongue is too much for some to bear, eh?
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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 05:23:27 PM »
40+ years on, the sting of sour grapes on the tongue is too much for some to bear, eh?

I hardly think that being a critic of their music is sour grapes. I certainly don't begrudge their success or care that they have fans.

Simmons is being blasted on FB for his intent to trademark a gesture that others used earlier. That's missing the point. Wouldn't matter if he were the first to use it. The problem is an attempted abuse of trademark law to suppress expression by others. IMHO just another reason why trademark should be strictly limited to brand names and logos.

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Re: One of Gene's Grabbers for sale
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 10:16:31 PM »
Mmmmm... they all have scarf joints, so are they really one piece??
Gene's wine red grabber was one of those (I think) earlier ones with the weird "negative pitch" headstock. The black one (which, IIRC, was passed on to Mark "The Animal" Mendoza) had a conventionally pitched 'stock.

No scarf joints on the one piece examples.  Just the skunk stripe.