EVH Bumblebee '79

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  1. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    More like the tgp hobbyist luthier workbench,
     
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    Because it's fun! Looks great and sounds great and is a living tribute. People attempt to directly ape Clapton, Gilmour, Page, etc, gear all the time. I have several guitars that are meant to be tributes to my heroes, such as my white Les Paul Custom as a tribute to Rhoads, although it doesn't mean I'm attempting to be his clone.

    And if someone wants it as a decoration for the den or music studio, it's great for that also. Although I'm not into the fake relic hype aspect. Create your own "road wear" by playing it. :dunno
     
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    Your fat old man self may look silly holding it anyway. Not everyone could (or should attempt) to pull off flashy guitars. :dunno
     
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    That's another $1500 (sadly, not kidding.....:eeks :facepalm ).
     
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    Speaking strictly for myself, it’s such an iconic guitar, I’d feel like a tool just for owning one.
     
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    How often do you feel like a tool in general? I think the red/black/white striped would be a bridge to far to play on stage, but not the others.
     
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    At least 2 or 3 times a day.
     
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  8. TopJimmy5150

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    A reproduction of a guitar Ed said (in the 1985 GW Interview) that he didn't like the sound of. I guess.
     
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    I got a hold of one of the old Charvel ones back in the day. Bought it second hand for $400. It had a vintage style, 6 screw Fender tremolo and a DiMarzio Super Humbucker. Gorgeous 21 fret, bird's eye maple neck with a pretty flat radius. And heavy for a front loaded Strat style guitar.

    Traded it as a down payment on a Bengal tiger striped Jackson during my George Lynch wannabe days. Wish I still had both guitars.
     
  10. somecafone

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    I had a Schon.
    Bought it at Don Weir’s in SF.
    It had neither a Floyd nor a Kahler.
    It had what I understood to be an Aria trem of all things.
    It was a locking system, but the bridge had a smaller Allen than the nut.
    That was incredibly dumb, to me, so I had a real Floyd installed.

    I don’t know if it was a Grover period or Larrivee instrument.
    But IIRC, it was an earlier one.
     
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    I saw this guitar at the summer Namm Show and ran my hand down the neck of it. I fell in love with this guitar, but I can not afford the price tag on it. Very nice guitar and the workmanship is excellent. Mr. Van Halen is a very brilliant business man and knows how to market a product.:)
     
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  12. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Yep that was a lot of the issue
    Neal trusted guys and got burned
     
  13. Bogner

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    Hire a life coach and put in the extra time along with some sponsored social media advertisement campaigns and you will have those numbers up in no time! ;)

    Selfie stick sold separately of course...
     
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