The 'vintage value' factor

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  1. Hotblack Desiato

    Hotblack Desiato New Member

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    Internet forums, where else could you go from the potential value of mid-80s guitars built by a specific brand to the folly of invading Russia in winter in just 20 posts?

    Your homework for this weekend is to go from pickup design to the sinking of the Titanic in 15 moves or less.
     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    As Monty said, “Rule 1, on page one, of the book of war is, “Do not March on Moscow’.”
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    “I always wondered what happened to all those original ashtray Telecaster pickup covers.”

    “They’re probably at the bottom of the ocean with the Titanic, and Gibson autotuners.”
     
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  4. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    Sure, but did you really want the hat, or was it just a passing thought you put out of your head?
     
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  5. Hotblack Desiato

    Hotblack Desiato New Member

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    And Rule 2 was, "If you must, make sure you wear a scarf and have a change of shoes."
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Second-hand hats don’t interest me. ;)
     
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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Also bathing facilities, clean clothing, flea powder and antibiotics. A substantial part of Napoleon’s army was killed by typhus, which is caused by lice, ticks, fleas, etc.

    Gigantic burial pits for Napoleon’s soldiers were found in Vilnius, Lithuania, where evidence of typhus was discovered in the remains. That they were from Napoleon’s army was evident from clothing scraps and buttons.

    “You were there, weren’t you, Les?”

    “Nah, I shot myself in the foot and made it back to Paris early.”
     
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  8. Hotblack Desiato

    Hotblack Desiato New Member

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    And the less said about a certain campaign in the 1940's, the better.

    Anyway, those vintage prices, eh?
     
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You bet!
     
  10. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I can’t believe this caliber of humor was lost on the crowd. Napoleon Blown-Apart. Junior High history class was such a better place after this was uttered. I’m glad it’s the Scots that can keep it alive. /me very proud. :cool:
     
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    Hotblack Desiato New Member

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    The humour wasn't lost on us, we just held a minute's silence for it, that's all. (Trousers were at half-mast for the rest of the day.)
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Michael Jackson party?
     
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    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Ok boomer. :p:D
     
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    Hotblack Desiato New Member

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    I literally have no idea what your reply means!

    I suppose it's one of the many problems of an international forum. Some things - mainly humour or odd phrases - are obvious only to those in the poster's locale.

    Anyway, to go off on a tangent, I see your Michael Jackson and raise you a chimp.
     
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    Hotblack Desiato New Member

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    I'll have you know I haven't boomed since the operation.
     
  16. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I feel ya, brutha. :oops:
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    eeh heeh!
     
  18. strat63

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    This is a little off topic but what else is new. I have a 55 Telecaster with a somewhat microphonic bridge pickup. That's part of the appeal to me. For some odd reason I decided to put the original ashtray cover on it last night. Not only was the guitar much harder to play, it began to squeal uncontrollably. It's going back to being used as an ashtray as we speak. Of course I don't smoke so I should probably put it away somewhere. I'll sell the guitar at some point and that silly thing will probably bring me some extra money.
     
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    Sounds like the ashtray was acting as if you've placed a hand over a microphone - near instant feedback. The only solution is to sell the Tele and buy a PRS.
     
  20. strat63

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    I always make sure to have the PRS thing covered
     
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