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08-04-2002 09:15 PM
Jimi D Dings, dents and scratches are just par for the course if you're going to play your instruments... I don't much care about the cosmetics, myself; the "looks" of the guitar are important to me (I own a Floral after all), but battle scars just add character... Steve's are beat to hell! and I know this; good friends are harder to come by than good guitars...
08-04-2002 09:59 AM
mike777 I'm probably the pickiest SOB about this stuff so I'm way careful and I don't have many at all. I tend to spot things on my guitar that most people probably wouldn't spot on theirs. I get over it, though.

Mike 777 Haug
08-03-2002 07:28 PM
rvj Yeah, once they're scarred, I find it easier to let loose and not worry about the little dings, dinks, or whatever. I've had my VWH for almost three years now, and it still does'nt have a scratch or any nicks. Also no pick scratches, the plastic is still on the guards. It does however, show a little wear on the upper saddles of the trem. The other night at practice, our singer wanted to play my 90th. So, I let him. Halfway through the tune, I noticed the bottom horn of the guitar was touching the mic stand. WHOA!!! Watch w.t.f. you're doing there pal. No damage occurred, but I quickly took my guitar back.
This also reminds me of my Les Paul incident. A friend wanted to swap his Strat for my Paul, for a couple of days. When I got it back, it had belt buckle indentations on the back. After that, I was much more relaxed with that guitar. This also led to a roadie climbing on stage with it only to whack it against a monitor. A nice one inch gouge, completely through the finish, deep into the wood.
08-03-2002 05:42 AM
Beavis I remember playing a gig with my mint 7VWH (about a year ago) and i did some silly guitar moves and the strap screw came out, the guitar was then drawn to the floor at a speedy pace, it then preceded to bounce across the stage and onto my rock hard boss pedals

The guitar suffered scares down to the wood (2 1" long scraches) and a couple of dents. But since this incedent i play the hell out of this guitar, its rock solid, and i love it . Still looks cool with a few dings.

Beavis
08-03-2002 05:23 AM
Ving I can't comment in relation to Jems as mine doesn't arrive til Monday (probably)

I remember when I got my main axe, a Hamer, more than a decade ago...I was really paranoid about nicks and blemishes, it was such a beautiful instrument. They are, however, inevitable if you are really going to 'play' the guitar. Now I have plenty of nicks, the paint has corroded down to the wood where my arm rests, and it's getting that way too where the scratch plate would be if it had one. To be honest, I don't even notice these days. If you step back and really look at it you think, "damn, that guitar has been in the wars" but to me it's still my baby and I love it just the way it is, it has character

The one thing I am ultra careful of though is the neck, and so far there are no dinks there...touch rosewood

I'm sure I'll be totally paranoid and have a day of mourning when I get my first nick in the Jem though.
08-03-2002 04:47 AM
Patrick Deno
Quote:
Originally Posted by darren wilson
One thing that bugs me is that you guys call them dinks.

I think most of the rest of the world calls tiny dents dings.

A dink is, well, something entirely different.
Didn't we already have a similar discussion not long ago?

LJ
08-03-2002 03:27 AM
vwall
Quote:
Originally Posted by darren wilson
One thing that bugs me is that you guys call them dinks.

I think most of the rest of the world calls tiny dents dings.

A dink is, well, something entirely different.
I think that calling it a dink is less psycologically reprecussive to a buyers perceptive thought process..

yes they are dings, but its like when the car seller guy doesnt tell you the price but rather writes in on a paper.. With out the Dollar symbol...

its all about sales tactics and mild manipulation..

you see the ding with your eyes, but subconsciously, "ding" is settled in there someplace. thereby if you really are considerring the instrument or whatever, its not a "dent, nick, whatever, but a DING.. and a mild one too LOL
08-03-2002 03:21 AM
vwall Not me..
the only thing that does get me is when ppl who think they can play guitar
start mishandling the instrument.
this drives me nuts!
im like, ok,watch the headstock, dont lean it like that etc.
So many ppl think they 'know' whats correct.. how can they in another persons environment.. sure they see me lean it awkard like but then i know what im leaning it on and what it takes to make it stay with out falling etc.. bla bla...

I just cant stand it when ppl are not aware of there surroundings.. Um, dude... theres an amp head there or a cab here.. or a....

I have had to tell the same ppl repaeatedly things like this...
Im like- ok enough, give it back lol

i could rant for hours about this..
anyone else know what i mean....
08-03-2002 03:04 AM
PekkaM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigpops
I put a dink in my BSB today. I've only had it for 3 days, and it was brand new.
Hey, BSB's are made to take some damage (although mine is still pretty perfect after 2 and 1/2 years with only minor fading). http://koti.mbnet.fi/~pmm/pics/temp/JEM7BSB_wp.jpg
08-03-2002 01:30 AM
WillTubarao
Quote:
Originally Posted by darren wilson
One thing that bugs me is that you guys call them dinks.

I think most of the rest of the world calls tiny dents dings.

A dink is, well, something entirely different.
Maybe Jackson's DINKY REVERSE ???
(I hate Japaneeeese Jacksons...)

Tubarão
08-03-2002 12:29 AM
darren wilson One thing that bugs me is that you guys call them dinks.

I think most of the rest of the world calls tiny dents dings.

A dink is, well, something entirely different.
08-02-2002 11:36 PM
WillTubarao I only buy PLAYER CONDITION guitars.
For these and other reasons! (Price, maybe...)
And i've NO NEW guitars. They're so expensive here...

Tubarão
08-02-2002 11:24 PM
EKG On a new guitar, yes, because of how much I paid for it!

On used guitars, I don't mind.

Patrick - Midnight Custard? That's funny! I call mine Black Oatmeal
08-02-2002 08:20 PM
Carlo The back of my RG3120 has a ton of dents and scratches.....no biggie
08-02-2002 08:01 PM
Bigpops I put a dink in my BSB today. I've only had it for 3 days, and it was brand new . I put my PRS down next to it (to photograph them), and accidently knocked the BSB with the strap button causing about 2mm of a dent in the top edge I was gutted for about an hour. Now i've decided that this guitar will look okay when it's 'all beat up' in a Strat sort of way.

If (or when) i have a VWH, i'll want to keep it mint though.
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