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Oh, I get it now! You’re a rich guy or something, right? [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/lol.gif[/img] I’m not disputing that good is better than bad. It’s an elementary concept I’m sure we can all wrap our minds around.
Thing is, none of us are J. Most of us probably don’t have J’s money, either. If we did, we wouldn’t be having a discussion about the cost of crap vs. the cost of vintage, period. J plays vintage, great. J can afford vintage, great. J’s talent and success merit spending a dime or two on gear, great. J sounds fucking awesome on anything, great. Blah blah blah. I sound ok on my crap, and someday I’ll sound even better on a mixture of crap and vintage, and some day after that I’ll be deader than a doornail. I don’t mean to argue with you at all. A discussion of J’s gear is very warranted here, which lends itself to a discussion of vintage obviously. But I think turning up your nose (beer vs wine, references to Korn) to of us that want to talk about our non-vintage gear, and how to sound good with what we have is wrong too. [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

And damn right I’ll be investing in nice gear sometime. Although most Fenders are out, unless I can find one with a narrow Gibson-like neck (comments on this would be appreciated). I hate maple (more sustain but a brighter, colder tone) and I really dislike fat Fender necks. My father has an American Strat and a Telemex, and I don’t like the feel of either one, but that’s just me. That’s what god made Gibsons for! [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]

Our first two-page topic….dig it.


Chris

"People want to know why…I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy — and I keep it in a jar on my desk." <-Stephen King

[This message has been edited by hager (edited September 28, 2000).]