Is your number one a POS ? Mine is.....

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by pepperco, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. pepperco

    pepperco Member

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    Am I the only one here who regularly gigs with a piece of crap guitar ?
    Trust me if I had the money I would have a fancy new Les Paul, and a
    Trussart onstage as a backup, but I'm one broke bastid. Consequently
    I play a fugly 73 SG. You might be thinking to yourself, 'thats a pretty
    cool guitar', but looks are deceiving.

    1- Crappy broken neck repair,(at the heal of course) the finish is
    is horrible on the repair, not even close to the same color. The
    neck is kinda wobbly, I need to use a light touch or it is easy to
    wrench out of tune.

    2- Crappy Bigsby install, too close to the bridge, and off kilter.
    It does NOT come back into tune, I have to pull it back in,
    (if am lucky). The tailpiece holes were filled in, once again,
    not even close to the same color finish.

    3- The after market roller bridge looks like it was installed
    by a chimpanzee, the holes were way to big and the studs were
    just kind of floating in there, I tried to fix it up but I'm no luthier.

    4- There are a couple of "mystery holes " on the headstock ??

    5- A whole ton of dings and chunks out of the back of the neck.

    6- It will NOT polish clean, the finish is permanently smudged,
    I look like a slob playing it, "does he ever polish that thing?"(I do).

    Why do I play a piece of crap ? (besides being broke). I need a
    Humbucker guitar for my band. And I need a light guitar for
    my bad shoulder. This damn thing is starting to grow on me.
    The neck is very VERY comfortable. I've played it for
    4 years, and made 2 records with it. Kind of a metaphor for
    my life, make do with what you have, look good from a distance,
    and fake it till you make it.

    Action shot from 2 weeks ago...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUsOB9bPXkM

    I hate this POS... :puh
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  2. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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  3. dk123123dk

    dk123123dk Member

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    My number one is in better working order than yours, but a lot of folks on this board wouldn't touch her with a ten foot pole.

    I bought it for similar reasons (humbuckers, lightweight, easy to play neck, etc.), and I am a happy camper.

    dk
     
  4. rob2001

    rob2001 Member

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    Yep, shes been thru hell with me and it looks the part. Functionally it's doin good but you wouldn't know it by lookin at it.
     
  5. mike80

    mike80 Member

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    My #1 is also my best looking. It's when it isn't my #1 anymore that it gets beat up.
     
  6. torgeot

    torgeot Supporting Member

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    I play a lot of different #1's. It depends on the sound I'm going for, and I have some nice ones, but the one that I still always reach for is my lefty strung right, finish sanded off nothing applied but sweat, cigarette burned (on the body), neck broken and repaired, tone knob off, one volume only, big hole in the beat to sh%& pickguard, 1988 RG550L .... I really gotta post of pic of this at some point......
     

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