Unintended Consequences

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  1. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    So I popped into my local pusher today to pick up some strings. They didn’t have the ones I wanted, but I did end up with some. Six exactly. Attached to a used import guitar of another brand. Since it’s not PRS, no NGD thread and no pics, but if I did post a pic, it might look something like this:

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    Import version with a few bumps and bruises and a low price. Something I’ve looked at numerous times over the years. Things just fell together today.

    So, an Iceman, a Gene bass - all I need is an Ace LP (even an Epi) to get Shawn to pop over!
     
  2. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    Its made you happy. That alone is justification enough. Congrats on that very iconic guitar!
    and enjoy... :)
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice one Alan. What you won’t do to make Shawn feel at home!

    Is that shape not similar to Paul Gilbert’s guitar? If so, who stole the body shape from whom?
     
  4. bodia

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

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    Sweet as!
     
  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Hard to beat a nice kiss.
     
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  6. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    That and a Destroyer were high on my wish list when I was younger.......still want one of each. Nice job.
     
  7. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    the fireman is a reverse body iceman.

     
  8. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Nice one Alan!!
     
  9. Great Gazoo

    Great Gazoo New Member

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    Black Diamond, that.
     
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  10. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    It's similar to the Fireman Paul uses. The Iceman is closely related.
     
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  11. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Ibanez had the Iceman out for a few years before Paul Stanley endorsed it. I think Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick had an endorsement deal before him, but only in Japan. Paul Gilbert liked the Iceman shape, but wanted to change it for his signature guitar, thus the Fireman.

    FWIW, this is Paul Stanley's third or fourth go-round with Ibanez. He's jumped endorsement deals regularly. Rumor is that's how he hurt his hip and needed replacement surgery. :rolleyes:

    Also, FWIW, this one isn't a signature model (so no pick guard or tail piece). I just always thought the Iceman was a cool-looking guitar. My Gene bass is a signature model (import) - I still regret not getting the guitar version, too.
     
  12. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    I still want an Explorer shape - I've looked at Destroyers a few times, but I miss the hockey stick headstock on those.
     
  13. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    I remember seeing a triple creek pickup black one in a Def Leopard video and thinking how cool it was.
     
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  14. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Triple Creak may be my new solo artist name - named after my knees, back, and hand!
     
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  15. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Nice. Mrs. Bebop owns a few PS model gittars.... and is on the hunt for a GS bass of some sort... :cool:

    Meanwhile, I have 3 of the 4 production Fireman models. They are much lighter and more comfortable than they look...
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Hey, it’s not blue...
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Is that the rattle of a spray can I hear?

    “God gave Rock and Roll to ya, gave Rock and Roll to ya, painted all the guitars blue for everyone!”;)
     
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  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Fixed it for ya;)

    A Fireman...Killer score! Congrats dude!
     
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  19. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    "Cripple Creak" won't work - everyone will expect a CCR/Fogerty tribute act. "Triple Creak" can be an all-trios cover band.
     
  20. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    rick danko is flippin you off right now.

     

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