I don't play my R4 enough, thinking about taking it out tonight but...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Gasp100, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Ejay

    Ejay Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    I get it that you dont take it out to every gig...especially if you have decent other options.
    Theres a lot of value in having a carefree gig and being able to leave it unattended and have a chat...or a beer during a break.

    I own a pricy archtop which I do gig, but leave at home if the conditions are unpredictable. Same for my main solidbody in places where other players sit in. I bring either an es 175 or a beat up strat...not to shabby guitars either...just gives me a carefree evening.

    That said...guitars are made out of the same material as basebets...;)
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  2. lpr9

    lpr9 Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    why are you using a bit bag? Seriously
  3. paulbearer

    paulbearer Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    51°31'55.8"N 0°10'40.0"W
    Great Odin’s Raven!
    Get some straplocks on that beast, stat!
    And change your strings.
    Now gig that thang! (Unless it’s an 11 pounder)
    YOLO, man.
    Report back.
  4. C-4

    C-4 Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    I love Red Bank, NJ! Florida now Europe later

    I had an R4 Custom just like yours. While I loved the guitar, and how it played, the P-90's were so loud with extraneous noise, that I had to let it go.

    As for playing them outside in high humidity and heat, I live in Florida and have a M2M R9, Custom Shop Les Paul Pro, and bought a Limited Edition LP Studio specifically to play out doors in heat or any other type of weather. I installed the Kluson Revolution locking tuners on it and it stays nicely in tune and has none of the typical complaints about Gibson G and B string nut troubles, or any other Gibson complaints.
  5. geoangus

    geoangus Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Connecticut shore
    I play my R0 out all the time. Played it two weeks ago on an afternoon boat gig with no shade and again this past weekend at a gig overlooking the Connecticut River.

    I can’t afford shrines so if I own it, I play it.
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  6. ChrisP

    ChrisP Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    Fairfax, VA
    dude...put it in a closet and lock the door...
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