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    would you gig with it?The drummer in our band thinks its a bad idea he says too 80's and looks korny.I could care less what he thinks the guitar sounds and plays fantastic.Now it wouldn't be every song but it would be dumb not to be able to play it live.

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    Plays great and you can get quality tone with it? Sounds like you are good to go. Don't let it collect dust.

    Tell your drummer to stick to his symbols.

    HOWEVER, if it is a $25,000 frankie, I'd reconsider that thought (i.e. I wouldn't want anyone screwing with it - too much $$$ invested - probably not the best thing to do with $25k nowadays).

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    First off I love that guitar and would have it mounted on a wall in my house if I owned it. The fact that Eddie doesnt use it anymore pisses me off.

    I understand your drummers claim it is to 80's. How serious are you with this band? Is it a fun band or are you guys looking for a record deal? If it is for fun then I would use it. If your looking to get signed then I can understand your drummers comment.
    Either way it looks great and that and if it plays good then use it. That is something to be proud of.

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    Ironic ... EvH used to play an ES-335 til the other guys in the band told him he looked like Roy Orbison.

    I think you'll find that the only people who will "critique" you will be other musicians ...
    These are the same musicians that go to your gigs and stand there with their arms crossed, critiqueing you the entire time no matter what kind of guitar you're playing anyway, so who cares.

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    What does your drummer know? The crowd would be stoked to see you bust a crazy guitar out.

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    play it, man! im gonna play mine!
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    Looks like the next gig i'm breaking it out.Thanks guys i knew you would say do it.

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    Yep. Smart move. Play that fucker.
    That's what guitars like that are for.
    I put just as much effort in the sound and tone with my guitars as I do with the look. They are meant to be played.
    I sold a Frankenstrat to a guy in a local band and he breaks it out during VH tunes. The crowd goes nuts everytime.
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    i play mine all the time with my bands (1 is a punk band another is a blues based thing but mainly its classic rock stuff) and i go these open mic jam nights where everyone is playing the same old pop cover tunes or the same old crowded house songs....then i turn up with a stripey guitar, tattoos and bad hair and promptly start blasting out eruption and panama....it gets people talking...good or bad i dont care, it shows they are listening and you're making an impression, which is what its all about....screw your drummer, he just hits things.
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    Play the damn thing! Granted, outside of my trib band, "Fair Warning", I wouldn't play mine all night, but hell, maybe half the night!

    Go for it. Guitars are meant to be played, NOT stored in cases and hung on walls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    Play the damn thing! Granted, outside of my trib band, "Fair Warning", I wouldn't play mine all night, but hell, maybe half the night!

    Go for it. Guitars are meant to be played, NOT stored in cases and hung on walls...
    Hell, I have to play mine all the time because it's the only guitar I own that sounds good

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    Awesome looking guitar. I wouldnt think twice about playing it live.

    Anyone who thinks that guitar looks corny is a blind fool.
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    I'm thinking if you just change the "1984" to "2008", your drummer may not think it looks so "80's".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    I'm thinking if you just change the "1984" to "2008", your drummer may not think it looks so "80's".
    thats a possibility but remember he's a drummer, he probably cant read too good and numbers just aren't his thing...hence the need to hit things!!


    (note) i dont have it in for drummers im sure you are all fine intelligent people and you are all valid musicians....its just that you are easy targets....really you are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    I'm thinking if you just change the "1984" to "2008", your drummer may not think it looks so "80's".
    I didn't think that most drummers could count past 4 anyway.

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