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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-22-2001, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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My day began like most days this month, arriving at work to a bushel load of emergency tasks, impossible to perform and due yesterday. The office staff is cranky, I havenít slept for days and my knee hurts. After I cleared my plate of the most looming fires, I went to UPS.com to check on the status of my much-anticipated package from Rich. Finally, tracking showed it in Houston. I grasped the console to steady myself and then made my way to the docking door.

Outside, I lit a smoke and stared at the streetÖ I had another smoke and just before it was gone that ugly brown truck appeared in the distance. When it got closer, it looked as though it might pass by. I mentally prepared myself to chase it, but it turned in. I snuffed the butt and ran to greet it. The driver looked worried. He stopped, cautiously opened the door and I spied it right there on the floor by his seat. As he picked it up, I bounded through the door and tore it from his hands. He looked even more worried and spoke with a tone that suggested he might call the cops if I didnít explain myself. I did. He congratulated me on the acquisition, made me sign the release and drove off.

Back in the studio I tore at the packaging like a mad man, sending bits of packaging tape and Styrofoam peanuts into orbit around the room, to reveal an Ibanez caseÖ I hope the combination wheels didnít turn and lock, I thought to myself. It opened and what I saw made my knees weak. My beautiful, shiny, predominantly black UV77MC, looking ten times better than it did in the photos.

I was shaking too much to even make a proper chord, but I picked it up and immediately noticed the legendary Harris set-up and other evidence of Richís attention to detail.

For me this is a real Red Letter Day! Thanks to Rich and to my wife for allowing me to spend remodeling money on the guitar. Now if I could only plug it in. But alas, the video editors will lynch me if I donít complete all these TV orders in record time.

I will post a photo when I get my hands on a digital camera. Thanks for listening.
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May I be the first one to congratulate you. *When I got my first Jem I experienced the same feeling. *I can't wait to check out how Rich set up your guitar. *I have heard nothing but incredible things about the way he sets up a guitar. *It must be pure H*** to have the UVMC on one side of the room and your Legacy on the other and not be able to play.
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Congrats Bob! *I'd love to see ***
after your description.

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I do love the way you paint a picture, but I'm wondering how the staff reacted to the huge cloud as your years of GAS were suddenly released on the unsuspecting!!! :biggrin: Plug it in, you'll find the p/u's quiet as a church mouse, till you start playing anyway
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Bob,
Congrats! I know you have wanted one for some time. I look forward to the pics...
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Congrats Bob, I can't wait to see it!! *
I guess I'm going to have to buy a guitar from Rich one of these days just to see if the legend is true :biggrin:
And, I guess I will actually have to buy it since he is to strong of mind for the Jedi mind trick to work on him *hehe, remember Rich.
Anyway, enjoy the MC, wish it was me!
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Bobby O,

Congrats!! *I was priviliged enough to get a first hand look at her sitting in the case. *Definately blows the pics away in person. *Can't wait to see and hear it.

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Thanks everyone.

The GAS relief was legendary too. I think I will remain satisfied for a while now.

I did let one go when one of our account reps was in the room. She is young and new at the business, so was afraid to say anything. I just sat and grinned at her while she tried to speak without breathing. Iím such a pig.

I hope the clear coat survived the incident. :biggrin:
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Congrats Bob !! Lately I've been dreaming about a UVMC too...but these days I only can dream, maybe in a few months, when me and the lady finish up buying all the furnitures & all other stuff for the new home, we'll be able to buy a new toy :biggrin:

enjoy the ax as much as your UV777pbk, and don't forget about the pics...did I mention that we love pics ?

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I can't wait to get a look at that guitar! *I know Bob's been waiting anxiously for quite some time now. *If I came face to face with the UPS driver that FINALLY delivered my 2027, he'd really be calling the police on me! *

I can't imagine what was going through the UPS drivers mind when he sees 6'5" Bob running at the truck - long hair trailing behind him. *He must of thought he'd was a gonner!

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All I can say is thank God! *If I had to read another post about how Bob wants a UVMC, I probably would have sent him mine just to shut him up. *

Seriously, congrats Bob! *I bought my UVMC from Rich over a year ago and have not regretted it for one second. *Can't wait to see the pics.

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I've regretted it! I want that one back!!
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Rich: *From my cold, dead hands!! *:biggrin:

I'll leave it to you in my will, how's that?

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Wow!! I went to Bob's studio on Friday and saw the MC. *It plays as good as it looks. *I have always heard that the way Rich sets up a guitar is incredible. *I absolutely agree. *I took measurements of his set up and went home and adjusted my UV7PBK and it came out great. *The only mod I had to do was take the shim out from under the nut. *
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