...never let it be said that Rich can't be beaten to a good deal
I'm back now after my gig - Kevan (who, by the way, is THE MAN) hung out all night (after being here for 2 hours setting the BFP up), took tons of digital pics and helped me pack up my stuff (there's a lot of it). *
We took a bunch of 'posed' shots for my "Jem Family Album" - as soon as he gets 'em to me I'll figure out how to post 'em.
So anyway, about my first night with it...I plugged it right in to my preamp's UV presets and hoped for the best - It was okay sounding - had a lot more of that funky bite I like in the 4 position (clean sound) than the UV or even the 7v I had for a few days. *i think a PAF-7 might be in order for the UV now
Here were my problems, thoughts, compliments:
The guitar looks great. *I saw the pics KEv took and it's real sharp in all of them - a very photogenic guitar.
I was screwed up in the first set a bit for three reasons:
1. I'm not used to playing 6 strings anymore.
2. I'm not used to looking at vines on the neck, so the fretboard was a little hard to read (tried my best to use the dots on the top)
3. The springs are SHOT. *Me and Kevan both noticed it when setting up today - I have .010s on it and we had to screw the spring screws almost all the way in. *Even though i have the same exact strings on the UV, on the BFP they felt like .009s. *I'll go get some new springs tomorrow.
For the first part of the 2nd set, I used the UV which I still felt at home on...I grabbed the BFP for 4 or 5 five songs and after playing the UV, the problems I had disapperaed. *I can't really explain it, but maybe some of you who regularly switch back and forth from 6 to 7 will know what I'm talking about.
Believe it or not, until today, I'd never seen a BFP in person. *It wasn't as brilliant or striking as the pics make it out to be - which is okay - I like the subtlety of it (my wife HATES the fact that the different blues don't match!).
Overall, I'm totally psyched about this guitar. *It's the one I always wanted and I feel that I have the guitars I want and I'm done shopping for a while. *I like the fact that, unlike the 7v I bought, this guitar will hold its value or even appreciate in value if i take decent care of it. *A beat-up BFP can still get $800! *The 7v depreciates $500 the minute you walk out of the store.
and Mr. 'oooo'...the guy's wife said I was the first one on it and I called that dude every 30 seconds until he picked up his phone - and I wasn't going to let him off it until the sale was final. *I sat here and did the online escrow with him on the phone - even 3-way called the escrow company in CA with him on the phone. *nobody had a chance - the will was there
*Thank god for cable modem.
They were happy that the person who bought it knew what it was (little did they know...) had been searching for it, appreciated it and was going to play it and not stick it in a case somewhere.
I can't believe you're still reading this. *Is this the longest post ever? *i gotta go to bed. *Thank fer all the well-wishes!
(Edited by kennydoe at 3:32 am on Mar. 23, 2001)