Met "Play It Loud" gear show in NYC

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  1. orourke

    orourke Member

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    I went to this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my wife and I had a great time. They didn't have everything I would want to see but it was still a great afternoon. I took a couple of picks of the belt rash on some guitars that we've seen lot's of picture of.

    Back of Clapton's Blackie

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    Back of EVH's Frankenstrat
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    The Rolling Stones Mellotron (2000 Light Years from Home)
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    There was a lot of Who gear there, here's a little.
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    Cool! Thanks for the pics!
    I gotta get to that before it closes.
     
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    Thanks for posting that, awesome stuff. I liked your pan of Keith Emerson's rig; I never knew he used ARP gear as well as Moog. You learn something every day :aok
     
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    Great pics!
     
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    thanks for those photo's, nice stuff.
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    Knives in the keyboard. I miss Mr. Emerson.
     
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    Yep; I read Keith's auto biography and was using ordinary kitchen knives for the trick. This was in The Nice era. One of their roadies brought some of his dagger collection and gave them to Keith, saying he needed "proper knives" if he was to continue the trick. The roadies name was Lemmy Kilmister...
     
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    Is this the actual Frankie or a $30K replica? just wondering...
    it is certainly beat up....

     
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    looks like one of Vai's EEAS performance super-strats is on display too:
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    just saw a pic on Google of it...
     
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    Visited it in June. Worth going. Even my wife who is not much into guitars liked the exhibit very much. It could have been even bigger.

    I really liked the 4 videos interviews (Tom Morello was very interesting) and the companion rig in display.
     
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    I believe its the real one. I really enjoyed the whole exhibition.
    I liked the videos a lot too!

    I was shocked how often I saw this:
    Collection of Perry A. Margouleff
    Man that's some collection!
     
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    Same story I heard. Actually my memory says I heard it from a Lemmy interview and I believe it. It suits both of them. Thanks for bringing that up...
     
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    Does anyone know what Mick Jagger donated to the show? I see his name up on the wall at the end and I don’t remember seeing his name associated with any guitar info I read during the show.
     
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    I thought the show was great. Page’s number 1 was in surprisingly good shape - certainly compared to Blackie.
     
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    Pages #1 was the reason I went and I agree. Although there were a few marks that got my attention. What looked like a cigarette burn in the cut away and a big ding in the edge closest to his stomach. I’d like to know the stories with those.
     
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    Here are some close ups I took of Pages #1. Not sure this link will work. Let me know.

     
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    Great pics, zowenso. Low string action.
     
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    If I had one complaint about the show and this is just me complaining really, lol, it’s that the glass and lighting made it so tough to take photos. I know the show wasn’t about taking photos, but even not taking photos there was a lot of glare on the glass that made it so you really had to be at the right angle to see some of the guitars clearly. I noticed this most on the back side of Pages #1. It was kind of dark and hard to see down the back of Pages guitar down near the bottom strap button. It was so much glare and reflection from the lights. I’m not sure how they could have avoided it though.
     

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