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01-27-2011 04:17 PM
farnao
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by Rich View Post
I just got 5 replacement guards for them for those that want to really play them and still have the piece to make it perfect again. Take that clear vinyl off, you're screwing up my plan!
...well guys, on second thoughts, the clear vinyl is not a good idea after all...



...and I also do some stunts

...like playing on my unicycle
01-27-2011 03:47 PM
Rich
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by farnao View Post
I have a REMC that I play every now and then. I don't use it as my main 7 though, but I definitely play it. It's a perfectly crafted instrument and it doesn't take long to realize it after putting your hands in one of these. Of course I'm careful with it and I won't do any stunts while it's hanging on my neck, but it doesn't get to stay in the case for long either.

After peeling that factory plastic off the pickguard I put some clear vinyl that only covers the area most exposed to my right hand playing. It is almost invisible (it takes some time to make sure no air bubbles are trapped underneath), it remains in place air-tight so it is obviously very easy to replace once it loses the shiny finish. After some 6 or 7 months, the guitar is intact. I liked this idea so much that I also did the same thing to a couple of my other guitars (RG1527RB, JS1000BP). It just took me a while to come up with the best template for each guitar since everything is different, but I think it's a good idea to keep your guitars looking like new.
I just got 5 replacement guards for them for those that want to really play them and still have the piece to make it perfect again. Take that clear vinyl off, you're screwing up my plan!
01-27-2011 03:43 PM
farnao
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

I have a REMC that I play every now and then. I don't use it as my main 7 though, but I definitely play it. It's a perfectly crafted instrument and it doesn't take long to realize it after putting your hands in one of these. Of course I'm careful with it and I won't do any stunts while it's hanging on my neck, but it doesn't get to stay in the case for long either.

After peeling that factory plastic off the pickguard I put some clear vinyl that only covers the area most exposed to my right hand playing. It is almost invisible (it takes some time to make sure no air bubbles are trapped underneath), it remains in place air-tight so it is obviously very easy to replace once it loses the shiny finish. After some 6 or 7 months, the guitar is intact. I liked this idea so much that I also did the same thing to a couple of my other guitars (RG1527RB, JS1000BP). It just took me a while to come up with the best template for each guitar since everything is different, but I think it's a good idea to keep your guitars looking like new.
01-24-2011 11:19 AM
Luthier
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Congratulations!! the offense you intended was taken.

You opinion on those of us that say "play the s**t out of it" apparently don't know what were talking about.
Not that it's any of your business, but I've invested a TON of money (often more than I could afford) on high quality and even rare instruments so that myself and my children had guitars that we could rely on daily!
I'm including a pic of my 1990 UCGR "screaming eagle". It may not be high dollar, but it is absolutely rare!! I know of two of them to exist.
It gets played every day, when I was playing out, it was there at EVERY show. It's quite worn now, lots of dings and scratches, it's on its second trem. third set of pups. electronics changed three times. neck sanded at least a dozen times. So yes, I DO play the **** out of them!!!!!

and I love &respect them all the more because of it!!


No offense intended... It's just my 2 cents. Nice Guitar btw...
01-22-2011 09:35 PM
nato101010
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by Swirled777 View Post
It's a guitar and that's what it's made for. Not to hang on a wall or sit locked in the darkness of a case. Plug it in and rip it. Now I'm not saying I'd gig a DNA or Lockness. But nothing would stop me in the least from using it at home and recording with it. Especially if it's a bad ass guitar and has killer tone. Why wouldn't you want to tap into that for recording purposes??

Any expensive guitar is like a Ferrari. If you can afford to buy it, you can afford to drive it, then you can afford to maintain it. If you can't, then don't buy it.

I know if I had a Ferrari, I'd drive the wheels off that thing. Not saying I'd abuse it or not maintain it. But I ain't going to have it sit in the garage and listen to it rust away.
i agree.

now, after 3 pages of the same thing being said in different ways...lets move on!
01-22-2011 09:04 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by Luthier View Post
Nicely said Brett, nice collection!! I thought I was satisfied owning 2 EBMM EVH... Until I saw your collection!! 53 EBMM EVH!!!... W-O-W !!! Congrats! ; )

Most people who can't afford a very collectable instrument say they would play the sh*t out of it... until they buy 1 and figure that this is a lot of money and they don't want it to depreciate... wich is normal.

I play every instrument I collect, but I am very carefull with them. Since I am not a millionnaire and I like to change my gear once in a while, keeping it in excellent shape has always paid off since I rarely re-invest money.. the guitars value overtime grows wich means that when I get rid of one it sells for more than what I paid and generally covers the cost of the instrument I am looking to buy... it's the same initial investment growing while at the same time making me happy to play on guitars that I always dreamed of when I was a kid with a sh*ty Vantage Avenger (wich I still own just to remind me how blessed I am now).
Congratulations!! the offense you intended was taken.

You opinion on those of us that say "play the s**t out of it" apparently don't know what were talking about.
Not that it's any of your business, but I've invested a TON of money (often more than I could afford) on high quality and even rare instruments so that myself and my children had guitars that we could rely on daily!
I'm including a pic of my 1990 UCGR "screaming eagle". It may not be high dollar, but it is absolutely rare!! I know of two of them to exist.
It gets played every day, when I was playing out, it was there at EVERY show. It's quite worn now, lots of dings and scratches, it's on its second trem. third set of pups. electronics changed three times. neck sanded at least a dozen times. So yes, I DO play the **** out of them!!!!!

and I love &respect them all the more because of it!!


01-22-2011 08:06 PM
Swirled777
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by nato101010 View Post
I think wrecking a classic like a LNG or DNA to an unplayable condition is a waste, but yeah sure, play those guitars.
It's a guitar and that's what it's made for. Not to hang on a wall or sit locked in the darkness of a case. Plug it in and rip it. Now I'm not saying I'd gig a DNA or Lockness. But nothing would stop me in the least from using it at home and recording with it. Especially if it's a bad ass guitar and has killer tone. Why wouldn't you want to tap into that for recording purposes??

Any expensive guitar is like a Ferrari. If you can afford to buy it, you can afford to drive it, then you can afford to maintain it. If you can't, then don't buy it.

I know if I had a Ferrari, I'd drive the wheels off that thing. Not saying I'd abuse it or not maintain it. But I ain't going to have it sit in the garage and listen to it rust away.

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Originally Posted by linuxpenguin View Post
I would say it boils down to sentimental value. My uncles 1964 strat is worth a crap ton of money. If I bought one of those, it would go in a glass case and rot slowly. However, that was his first guitar actually, so he still rocks out with his favorite guitar.
But see that's what makes your Uncle so bad ass. He plays what makes him happy and plays what he knows sounds good and works. That's what being a guitarist is all about. Using the tool you like best and work best with.

Look at Yngwie. He played the piss out of that Duck strat. Now it's so beat down it just stays in his studio. Guitar is probably still worth a pretty penny. But that guitar is a pile now. Yet he still uses it on his albums. Why?? because it's still got killer playability and tone. So he uses it to capture recordings with it.
01-22-2011 06:17 PM
linuxpenguin
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by nato101010 View Post
I think wrecking a classic like a LNG or DNA to an unplayable condition is a waste, but yeah sure, play those guitars.
I would say it boils down to sentimental value. My uncles 1964 strat is worth a crap ton of money. If I bought one of those, it would go in a glass case and rot slowly. However, that was his first guitar actually, so he still rocks out with his favorite guitar.
01-22-2011 05:17 PM
nato101010
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

I think wrecking a classic like a LNG or DNA to an unplayable condition is a waste, but yeah sure, play those guitars.
01-22-2011 02:30 PM
Luthier
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by brett8388 View Post
When I had time to play, I had no money for good guitars. Now I have some money (thankfully) for good guitars and no time to play. I collect guitars now and most remain in new condition unfortunately.

But if I ever get the urge to play, I've got a few available.

Brett

www.gilaguitars.com
Nicely said Brett, nice collection!! I thought I was satisfied with my collection Until I saw your collection!! 53 EBMM EVH!!!... W-O-W !!! Congrats! ; )

Most people who can't afford a very collectable instrument say they would play the sh*t out of it... until they buy 1 and figure that this is a lot of money and they don't want it to depreciate... wich is normal.
01-22-2011 02:13 PM
D.M.RG7620
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

get my a uv77re and i dont care if its $6000. ill tune it to A standard and play it like any other guitar i own. just like id put an LNG in drop C (although i need a guitar to keep in standard so that would probably be the one but i know i would happily have it detuned). its just who i am. i play guitars because guitars are supposed to be played. even the super rare ones. i think id even put d-activator 7's in the uv77re
01-19-2011 11:44 PM
fwd0120
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

lol, k, gothca!
01-19-2011 11:33 PM
linuxpenguin
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by fwd0120 View Post
Um... I think you just contradicted yourself

How did I contradict myself? I said if you can afford to play a sweet guitar for gigging, do it. If you had to finance your guitar, its probably not the best idea to take it to a high profile spot.

If you read again, you will see "Despite my cries of woah and anguish".. meaning I bitch at him every time I see him play his ancient fender. I think that should be locked up!
01-19-2011 10:46 PM
fwd0120
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

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Originally Posted by linuxpenguin View Post
only because its vai's main axe... Its the same as any 7vwh


Some guitars should be locked away. Some should not. Expensive and "collector" are not exactly something that goes hand in hand. I rarely play my js6000, because I have literally never seen another one in person. It's fun to play and I'll get it out from time to time, but most of the time its locked in its case.

I think if you can afford to gig a jem over a 550, do it. Otherwise get the damn 550 and play it out. Some guitars are meant to be played out. My uncle has a 1964 Fender Strat, and its beat to hell, appraised at 19,000$ last time he checked (year or two ago). does he play? Against my cries of woah and anguish, yeah! lol. Its his main squeeze and he loves it.
Um... I think you just contradicted yourself
01-19-2011 10:04 PM
satchmo72
Re: too nice to play - playing ultra high end JEMs?

Like a lot of people, guitar money is short so I have to sell others to buy new ones and just can't spend over $1000 on a guitar. Something wired in my brain that just says "no, what your doing with them does not warrant a $2000 guitar"

My guitars rarely leave the house and stay in incredible condition, getting wiped down quite regular. What I do have gets played. Like someone else said, things that aren't being used are not necessary and clutter.
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