Originally Posted by Ibanez249
The problem with the Darkness is that a lot of people laugh AT them not WITH them, and I don't think they realise.
I don't like the picture and I don't like the fact he is using an Ibanez. The reason being that it's going to make Ibanez look like a cheesy make of guitar (to the mainstream) and it'll make a lot of people think that Ibanez fans are Darkness fans.
Guys that are into Jackson, ESP, etc. (and I mean fanatics, like we are to Ibanez) are going to have a field day with this...
Thank you Justin, you pot noodle-headed c*nt.
Of course they realise people laugh at them. The point is that also they're laughing at themselves and more importantly laughing at the public. They were always going to divide opinion, they have a sense of humour and clearly don't give a fook what anyone thinks. I'm not their biggest fan either, but don't mind their music - they're fun. They make me dance when i'm drunk. And come on, the guy has got his own name tattooed on his arm!
And ibanez is
a cheesy make of guitar! All of these pathetic mainstream throwback indie bands play sh*t 'vintage' guitars mainly because it wouldn't fit their 'cool' image to be playing a guitar with a pointy headstock (not that that's all ibanez make, of course...). They don't play solos (or anything remotely taxing) for the same reason. Actual technical musical ability in rock music is seen as cheesy - People like Vai and Satch are far cheesier than The Darkness, because they don't seem to realise they look and often sound ridiculous (albeit technically brilliant). I'm not having a go at them, but at least the darkness can play, and are tongue in cheek!
And ESP and Jackson fans? Who cares what they think? In fact, who cares what anyone thinks about your brand of guitar?
I would have more of an issue with people like that dude from Staind and Noodles having signiature ibanezes - because not only are they from rubbish bands, but they're not great players either. It could make it look like any talentless fool can get a signiature ibanez with their name on it.
If all that came across as arguementative and annoying then i'm sorry. i guess it was a bit of a rant
I personally think that RG looks brilliant - finally a full fingerboard inlay that isn't
a tree of life! I'd consider buying one if it said 'Jon' instead of 'Justin' on it