STUPID IS WHAT STUPID DOES… Intervention needed!!!!

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Mike Clayton wrote:Hey Danny, "It's like solid state when you really need some glass, too many clones and you still keep having GAS, like Alnico Golds when you really want a Blue, who'd have thought it figured!!" :mrgreen: :crazy:
hahaha! I get what you're saying - but I don't really have any gas for Strat's or Tele's any more. I've seen some really cheap Tele's and Strats come up on Trademe, and I haven't even flinched :-) There was a Fender USA Strat deluxe for $1,000, and I resisted that - so that's saying something... for me!!! :-)
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KNNZ wrote:Sell all if not most of it and get yourself a few high end ones like a Xotic Strat, Suhr Classic Antique with roasted maple neck, keep the Grant JM, 1 super Strat, and that would be plenty, IMO you can have dozens of partscasters and it will not motivate you to caress/abuse/play it as much as a classy high end Strat/Tele/JM/etc

Unless of course you just wanna be a collector then you’re excelling in that :mrgreen:
That's a really good comment - as that's something I've considered. The one thing about me that everyone here knows, is that I am always super careful with the price I buy stuff for. As this is an indulgence for me, I always like to know that I can relativity quickly sell the stuff, and get my money back if the need arises. When I look at the high end guitars like the Suhr's and Xotic's etc, I don't think I can do that.

I did have a nice Suhr once, and really did like it, but it wasn't 'head and shoulders' better than what I've had, ande was quite a lot more expensive. Perhaps, I need to try some other high end ones and see how I go.

Another STUPID thing that I'm likely to do is buy an expensive Strat or Tele with the intention of selling my others, but I'll just end up keeping them all :-) Which would put me in an even sillier position :-)
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Kloppsta wrote:Nice quiver :)

Didn’t i sell you my black Radian baritone tele? Cant see it in the pics
Yeap - Wanted to paint the body another colour, but it proved to be a bit of a mission. I was going to sell the body and keep the neck, but I ended up selling it as a complete :-(
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chur wrote:Liking that scalloped neck one, and the single bucket gat..
The neck is a Japanese fender one with a 'V' profile. The combination of the 'V' and the scalloping makes it really easy to get your hand around the neck. A couple of years ago, Slowy tried it and absolutely loved it - I though it was the beginning of a promising metal career for him, but alas, I was wrong.
True that; it was a real surprise to me how well I got on with it. But Metal? I have slow fingers.

You're not stupid by the way; you like tinkering and putting combinations together. Nothing wrong with that at all. :D

But are you brave enough to post a pic of the amp and pedal corner?
There might be some major updates in the amp department too :-)
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AiRdAd wrote:If you gave me a choice between playing a guitar and working on one for the afternoon, I'd choose working on one.

It's totally out of hand eh!

What's worse is I'm hardly getting a chance to play one. I work 60-ish hours a week, do my sport 3/4 times a week, walk the dog every day, coach all my daughters sports teams, and do her other out of school activities. By the time I do that, I'm really tired. I literally don't even feel like picking up a guitar. So I'm literally hardly touching them now.
If tinkering and/or just-owning them - to no other detriment in your life - is giving you more joy than playing, and/or time to play, there's no need to feel guilt. Reframe your guitars as your 'art collection' until time permits them being instruments more often.
Thanks - I really do love putting them together , and love the end result. I used to have a storage space that I could keep the parts etc that I wasn't using, but that came to an end. As I'm a bit tighter for space, I think it's a good time to sort things a bit better :-)
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StratMatt wrote:I think you tried to get rid of some partscasters a year or two ago... And now you have many, many more :lol:
True that! I did end up getting rid of a lot of parts at that time, and also some necks and bodies that were't up to the standard of these ones. I also got rid of another bigger lot when Trademe last had their no fee's day late last year.
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Molly wrote:Danny, I had no idea just how out of control you were. LOL.

You know I can help you thin this herd... ;-)
I've always let you know how many I've got, but it's not until you see them, do realise how out of control I've become! :-)
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AiRdAd wrote:I did have a nice Suhr once, and really did like it, but it wasn't 'head and shoulders' better than what I've had, and was quite a lot more expensive. Perhaps, I need to try some other high end ones and see how I go.
I have come to the conclusion that spending a ton of money on these high end guitars is just a waste, yeah they are good guitars but they are rarely amazing and worth the money. Many other guitars are just as good once they have been tweaked. Its only every now and then you get a guitar that seems to have something special and often they are not expensive - just the planets were aligned when they put together and they have something that other don't. I have had some expensive guitars and non of them were "wow amazing".

My '83 LP Gold Top seemed to have something about it I loved and it was under $2000 when I bought it, I spent money making it better as the hardware had a hard life. The Radian Tele I had was a great guitar and my current Cabronita is really nice too - both cost me about a grand.

I'm keen on the blonde Radian Tele and the Radian Korina Jazzmaster with P90 pickups but I'm not spending on guitars at present :(
Indeed I often wonder where Norman is now. Probably wintering with his mother in Guildford. A cat, rain, Vim under the sink, and both bars on. But old now, there is no true beauty without decay.

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Just out of interest, how chunky is the neck on that Korina Jazzmaster :rofl:
Indeed I often wonder where Norman is now. Probably wintering with his mother in Guildford. A cat, rain, Vim under the sink, and both bars on. But old now, there is no true beauty without decay.

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sizzlingbadger wrote:Just out of interest, how chunky is the neck on that Korina Jazzmaster :rofl:
The neck is on the chunkier side of things - definitely not slim :-) Probably getting towards the upper level of chunkiness for me
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Sheer valuewise those radians are immortal
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Bang for buck, they are unbeatable eh
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sizzlingbadger wrote:Just out of interest, how chunky is the neck on that Korina Jazzmaster :rofl:
It's 25mm deep; from one end to the other. Big and incredibly comfortable for the larger gentleman.
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sizzlingbadger wrote:Just out of interest, how chunky is the neck on that Korina Jazzmaster :rofl:
It's 25mm deep; from one end to the other. Big and incredibly comfortable for the larger gentleman.
Not sure how JB would comment on that, but I am sure he'll find a pearl...

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sizzlingbadger wrote:Just out of interest, how chunky is the neck on that Korina Jazzmaster :rofl:
It's 25mm deep; from one end to the other. Big and incredibly comfortable for the larger gentleman.
Would be similar to my Cabronita then. If it’s still around in a couple of months time I may have some cash.
Indeed I often wonder where Norman is now. Probably wintering with his mother in Guildford. A cat, rain, Vim under the sink, and both bars on. But old now, there is no true beauty without decay.

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