Pro Guitar must be beautiful to gain respect?

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  1. Flattythehurdle

    Flattythehurdle Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm afraid to play it, which is utter stupid. I'm not a stupid person really, and can stand back and realise I'm not being sensible or rational, but there you go.
    I also have a Patrick James eggle white ash strat. Also afraid to play (and I can't get on with it)
    I always go back to my knackered old Gibson invader. Best thing I ever bought.
     
  2. Gas4Strats

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    Depending on who you perform with they may never even look at your guitar.

     
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    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    That is a sober, sensible view. Well said.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Thanks. I'll see what I can do to remedy the sober part tonight! :D
     
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    What particular strat is this?
     
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    AAAHHHHHH....! (runs screaming from the room)

    Keep reading, It's in there
     
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    Until they pass the Beiber resolution any dips#!t can buy a guitar.
     
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    With that attitude, he’ll likely never turn pro. Sounds more like he’s after a modeling career than one in music. Unfortunately, this attitude is quite common in today’s superficial world. But being an equal opportunity critic, I don’t see a hell of a lot of difference between him and those who insist on having a totally beat up POS, thinking that it somehow gives them more “credibility”. Dings and bruises will happen over time, but why not let them happen on their own without any assistance... Perhaps it’s time to concentrate on the music being made, rather than the appearance of the musician and gear. Unless, of course, one is more interested in a career as a “visual artist”. In my book, music is about SOUND...

    Now that my ranting is done, I will say that the way your gear looks IS important if it inspires YOU to pick it up and play. But that’s a personal thing, and has nothing to do with how others see it. That’s the idea behind, for example, custom shop instruments. Yes, they’re extremely expensive. But if you find that particular instrument irresistible and can’t put it down, and you can afford to buy it, then it’s probably worth the price. On the other hand, if you’re buying it primarily to impress others, save your money.
     
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    When I was young I polished. Now I play. Looks do not seem to make music.
     
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    Ya'll sauntered over to a troll thread
     
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    To be fair, a spotless guitar with a ding from a coffee cup would raise eyebrows: have you played it?
     
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    When I read this, I thought of Bonnie Riatt's (sp?) Strat. She can make that thing sing, cry, ***** and moan. I do believe she gets paid, too.
     
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    If you go pro, they'll give you a new guitar. Beat the hell out of that one.
     
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    I haven’t seen this photo before. Can anyone tell me what it is that is screwed on to the body behind the bridge?
     
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    Even SRV had some nice guitars... They didn't all look like #1. But I see your point there.
     
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    I THINK it's a MIDI type thing that changes the guitar sounds change to a Keyboard or Organ?? Honestly I don't know.

    @ptb1
    May be able to answer that more clearly.
     
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    Not unheard of.

    This story is so ridiculous I can almost believe it. And this guy, if he exists at all, is a super hyper douche who will never, ever, "turn pro" (whatever that is).

    Next topic, plz...
     
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    Good point, and I basically agree with you. But let’s not forget that worn tools don’t automatically signify a great mechanic. Very little of a guitarist’s ability or talent can be determined by the looks of their equipment alone. As I’ve stated before, music is about SOUND. I think far too many people - including a few on this thread - tend to sometimes lose sight of that fact.
     
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    For several years Davy Knowles played a 66 Tele that looked like it had been run over and dragged. Davy made that guitar spill its guts into heavenly blues. Respect? The whole nine yards!!

    Your acquaintance has a child's emotional quotient. Pro? Unlikely.
     
  20. Collin D Plonker

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    Going Pro would be an excellent band name.