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post #61 of 246 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 02:09 AM
 
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I don't want to get in the middle of all the fighting, but to answer the original question, how do you afford it? I'm a Plumbing contractor......you smell **** I smell Jems!!! LOL ........
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Guitar-wise, I hate to say it but a G-310 is a damn sight better than what I started on. Especially if you've got an EMG in that thing.
Damn straight! I checked out that guitar and it looks like a very good SG copy. I would have killed someone for that when I was 15! You should have seen the pieces of s*** I learned on. I actually had a violin at first, and I turned it around and played it like a tiny bass! Hilarious! Later I had a Hondo Les Paul copy which I played through my brother's hifi system (and blew his speakers up). Someone was kind enough to give me a 5 watt amp once, and honestly it was OK for a while. Then it was on to various crap Strat copies (Marlin... ugh)... I went through all kinds of terrible gear before I finally got a RG550 at like age 18 or something.

My girlfriend also plays guitar a bit and she started on a 10 acoustic. She finally progressed on to a Sunn Mustang which is so heavy you could kill someone with it. It's locked away in the cupboard for safety reasons nowadays and she coloured it in with a yellow highlighter to simulate a Patrick (SCS) paintjob. The pickups were done pink with a highlighter pen. Now it has spots all over it done with hair dye.

Kid, you don't have it so bad.

PS: Highlighter pen finishes don't dry for years. They end up getting cat hair stuck to them. She says "I don't recommend it". So there ya go.

PPS: If you'd like to swap the Epiphone for a hairy Sunn Mustang, PM me. She plans to relic it, so be quick if you wanna keep the SCS paintjob in tact.

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We should all donate a bunch of parts from our parts boxes and draws and build him an iby

Ive got a couple trs and an AANJ neck I dont need. I could biuld a couple of guitars from the stuff in my drawers.
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post #64 of 246 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Actually, guys, I started on a no-name acoustic that was made entirely out of plywood. Including the fretboard. The "inlays" were stickers. It had no fretboard radius, and the action was very high. It's now unstrung and in my basement, where it should be.

My G-310 was my second guitar, and my first real one.
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post #65 of 246 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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The only problem I see with your parents is that they won't let you get a job- hell, I'm sure there are plenty of parents out there who would wish that their teenagers would have the initiative to get a job to save up for the things they want...

...but that in itself might be the issue. Though you haven't expressedly said so, it definitely sounds like your parents do not support your musical endeavors. Obviously, if you're driven to make money for the sole purpose of buying gear, them setting up the catch-22 where you have to pay for gear yourself while being denied a method of making any money can't be just a coincidence. While that may suck, you live under their roof and that's how it is. Now, will they help pay for a car when you're old enough to drive? Will they help pay for college?

And, for what it's worth, my nicest guitar was a Jay Turser SG copy up until college, and the first "expensive" guitar I bought was a vintage BC Rich for $800 when I was 24- after I bought a home.
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The only problem I see with your parents is that they won't let you get a job- hell, I'm sure there are plenty of parents out there who would wish that their teenagers would have the initiative to get a job to save up for the things they want...

...but that in itself might be the issue. Though you haven't expressedly said so, it definitely sounds like your parents do not support your musical endeavors. Obviously, if you're driven to make money for the sole purpose of buying gear, them setting up the catch-22 where you have to pay for gear yourself while being denied a method of making any money can't be just a coincidence. While that may suck, you live under their roof and that's how it is. Now, will they help pay for a car when you're old enough to drive? Will they help pay for college?

And, for what it's worth, my nicest guitar was a Jay Turser SG copy up until college, and the first "expensive" guitar I bought was a vintage BC Rich for $800 when I was 24- after I bought a home.
I might also add that my little sister plays piano, and she got a used Baldwin for her birthday, which was partially bought by my parents and partially bought by my grandmother. She already had a keyboard that worked fine.
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show your parents some respect.


only taking the piss. if they dont let you get a job, try starting up an illegal casino and get your friends involved.
Failing that, invade Iran!
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Here, will this make you feel better??? (sorry, couldn't help it)


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Okay, so the members here all seem to have nice collections of guitars. I don't. It may be because I'm a minor, but it may not be, as I also frequent Ultimate-Guitar's forums, which are filled with teenagers, and they all seem to have at least 3 guitars, or at least 1 nice one. I was a bit irked by that, but seeing y'all's (damn, I had to use that word. It screams southern. Why can't English have a pronoun that is an equivalent to the German "ihr"?) collecions, full of Prestiges, and J-Customs, and USA Customs, and JEMs, and limited editions just made me wonder how you can afford that. I have an Epiphone G-310, which goes for $250, but when I purchased it, it was $200, and that's it. I have an acoustic that's in the basement, as it's practically unplayable, so I don't count it. I'd love an RGT220H, but there's not a chance in hell I can get one. I can't even afford an RG1570. My parents don't give me an allowance, and they won't let me get a job. However, they expect me to buy all my gear for myself. I wouldn't be bitching about it if my parents would give me some cash. But they don't. The only time I ever have ANY money is during the spring and summer, when I get $10 a week to mow my very large and hilly lawn. My dad used to pay me $20, but then he cut the price for no apparent reason. And don't think I'm poor. I'm not. My dad just hogs all of our money to himself, and buys new gadgets almost weekly. If I had 1 nice guitar, just 1, I wouldn't be writing this rant. But here I am, an intermediate-advanced guitarist, stuck with beginner gear. I can't join bands at my school because my parents won't give me a big enough amp to gig with, and even if I had a big enough amp, I'd be embarassed to go up on stage with a student model guitar. I mean, are you guys all just yuppies who can afford all of that?

EDIT: I know I came off as a whiny little bitch, but I had a really bad day, and I'm never in a good mood to begin with, so, yeah.

I have a JEM7VWH and I didn't really "buy it" I bought a LTD EC-1000 Eclipse and a cheapo jackson flying V, sold those got a RG 1527, trade that to a guy on here for a JEM7DBK, trade that to another guy on here for a Ibanez UV777BK and thank's to yet another guy here traded for a JEM7VWH
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Damn it Dee, you enjoy wacking people in the eye don't you?

But seriously, practice. You could smoke anyone with the gear you have now.
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I might also add that my little sister plays piano, and she got a used Baldwin for her birthday, which was partially bought by my parents and partially bought by my grandmother. She already had a keyboard that worked fine.
Honestly, though, there's still kind of a difference. Your sister plays piano and you play electric guitar- the piano is considered mainstream, pretty, and safe, while electric guitar (and its connection to rock music) is considered to be loud, brash, and "counterculture." Parents usually feel like their kids reflect on them, and they feel they are judged by the image their kids portray. If parents are more conservative types, which do you think they'll approve of (and therefore help cultivate the skills of) more: little Suzie playing Chopin or little Timmy shredding Master of Puppets? I'm not implying that they're ashamed of you or they're not proud of you, but put things in perspective. Who knows, maybe if you learned some songs that they liked or a style of playing that doesn't scare the bejeezus out of them, maybe they'll take what you do more seriously.

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In answer to your original question you snot nosed little brat, I (like many other on here) get up each day and go to work. On evenings/weekends I have chores to do around the house that nobody give me a penny for. Being self employed I am the everything from the Top dog who makes all the decisions right down to the guy who washes the van.
Once I've paid the road tax, insurance, supplies costs, petrol, public liability insurance, health insurance etc I am then able to go out and earn money. The money earnt needs to pay for the mortgage, council tax, water, electricity, gas, food, clothing etc. On top of this I have a wife and daughter who all need food/clothing etc and tend to think I'm a walking cash machine.
If (and that's if, not when) I am able to put some money to one side occaisionaly I may be able to treat myself to something I'd like.

You on the other hand are nothing but a bitching little school kid who is p*ssed that someone wont buy them a new Ibanez and an amp. Get a grip sunshine, give yourself a shake and get used to the idea because this is what life is like from here on in. Soon you're gonna be in the same position as everyone else on these boards where you'll have a shed load of things to pay for before you see any of the money you have earnt and you'll be lucky if there is any left in the pot for yourself.

..and do you know what the realy sh*tty thing is kid..


STILL NOBODY IS GOING TO BUY YOU A NEW IBANEZ AND AMP !!

Get yourself back to the boards with the other spotty teenagers and you can all sympathise with each other. There are adults here (especialy myself) that couldn't care less if you screamed and screamed until you made yourself sick. What the hell do you expect we should do for you? Rush out and buy you a guitar?

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You work in an office, 87.546% of the employees are chicks

62.5% are hot!!
Try working in the IT/Software section, the percentages are quite a bit different!
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Here, will this make you feel better??? (sorry, couldn't help it)


You bastard!
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Here, will this make you feel better??? (sorry, couldn't help it)


Thats just cruel.
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