Just Maintainin'!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by sergiodeblanc, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Yeah, but they were after you visited me.
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    This is true....bad influence! :D
     
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  3. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    I'm in the same big 'instant gratification' boat as the rest of y'all. Bodia's post fit's me to a "T" as well.
    I've got lot's of 'mods' and 'upgrades' on deck for gittars I already own like Sergio mentioned.
    That being said, my current stance is:
    1] The Vela RL is my last gittar purchase for awhile, at least until next year sometime. I even told Mrs. Bebop, who is a worse enabler than myself ( I'll show her a gittar that's neat or slightly interesting, and she'll say "did you order it yet?". I'll say "do you think I should?". She'll say "Heck yeah... life's short..." ) ... anyway, I told her to -remind- me "No More Gittars right now". I honestly don't have the time to play even my favorites at the moment...
    2] When I do set down and make an effort to learn a new song, and start 'getting it'.... that's the most rewarding feeling I get from all this investment anyway... I need to do a lot more of that!
     
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  4. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    x100!!!!!

    Kevin
     
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  5. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Of course you do...:rolleyes:

    :D
     
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  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    and they both came via trades! '95 CE24 that I traded my Custom 50 for, and a '91 LE Sig that I traded my gray/black fade 594 for.

    I'm ready to trade you some of my cash for some sauce!
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Most of us get them in 6s.
     
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  8. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    My shipping department fed me some misinformation...your previously intended shipment went to another recipient. :eek: Rule #1 in business ownership: never hire someone you can’t fire. This all came to light 2 nights ago, so, who knows what might happen...soon. ;)
     
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  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I've got my eye on a couple more. Guess I need to look for a couple more to add to the couple!
     
  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Hired help,is hard to find. o_O
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I spent a good portion of the day yesterday doing maintenance on a few guitars that I’ve been neglecting.

    My old buddy, the CE24 that I’ve had for 25 years needed a volume pot for the last 7 years... I finally bought and installed one in there before using it someplace else like I usually do. I’m psyched, I think it may even get some new saddles down the road, but for the meantime, it’ll get be back into playing it more.

    I also finally wired up the splits properly on my Gumby gold foil CE22, a feature I had missed since completing it in December.


    But sh!t, man.... my eyesight is getting pretty bad. I think I need glasses. I may have to start maintainin’ my health a little more seriously than I do my guitars... or at least as much. Getting old creeps up on you.
     
  12. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    At your age it creeps but don't turn around tomorrow cause it's gaining fast. Best to get into the habit of working on it now.
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    That's the truth. My body is like a 1974 Pontiac Firebird (totally not as cool as a Trans Am) that has never had anything but oil changes and gas done to it.
     
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  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Lol!
    I ignored getting proper glasses for over 5 years. I just used increasing levels of readers. Might as well just get it over with and do it properly the first time.:)
     
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  15. Andrew Paul

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    Love this thread! Just Maintainin..... I'm not there right now. I was in that place for some years but the last to I've bought and sold several. My favorite, my Whale Blue 1990 Cu24 is still with me, I've experimented with a bunch of PUPS in my Santana, Love my Tonare Grand, I am grateful for my guitars but last few months I had the burning desire to buy three "classic" PRS's all Cust24 and did, 1989,1990, and 1991. Love them all!! I don't think I'm done yet, I really want a 90/91 LTD Cu24 with Cedar top like Bodia's model. Ahhhh so many guitars so little time. What can I say, I love playing PRS guitars and am grateful for everyone I've ever owned and played! Eventually I will mature and maintain again :D
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Talk to me in, like, 675 years when you’re my age. ;)
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I hope we're still both around to do that.
     
  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The Beatles were wrong, of course. Time is the one thing money can’t buy.

    Fun, you can buy. Plenty of it.

    So I’m with ya.
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I hate The Beatles, so there are two things I like about this post.
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Aw man. You’re a Beatle hater?
     

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