Miscellaneous Rumbles

Hi. I’m Sam and I have GAS.

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Well, it's official.

I've reached the point to where I'm actually embarassed at the amount of guitar gear that I own.

In the past two months or so, I've gotten:

  • My 5120 in her ultimate config, thanks to Curt Wilson at Old School Guitars. Because I love its look so much, I've decided for all of my stage guitars to have that same black/gold color scheme. Thus, I now also have, all black/gold....

  • Limited edition Pro Jet

  • Rancher Falcon

  • Fender '50's Classic Precision Bass

Separate from the black/gold stuff, I've also acquired...

  • Epiphone knockoff of the old Gibson J-160e

  • 12-string Telecaster, and finally....

  • Vox AC-15 2x12

My GAS has been finally completely cured. (Thank ya jayzus 'coz a whole bottle of Beano might as well have been Skittles.)

Now, I have to rationalize this stuff by getting to playing well enough to deserve it. Should only take about 15 years or so.

So I'm officially the guitar version of a drummer with a 12-piece drumkit that can't play a backbeat.

Yay fer me.

That is all.

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All together now...Hi Sam!

– Mark Nason

Thank you. I knew somebody'd get it.

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Sam, with all of those guitars, have you quit playing the drums ?

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I feel you drummer brother.

I have -

  • 2011 Gretsch G6128T-DSV Duo Jet
  • 1968 Gretsch Corvette refinished in hot rod purple by Curt
  • 2011 Epiphone Casino 1961 Reissue
  • Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster HS parts guitar
  • Fender Stratocaster parts guitar
  • 1980s Fender MIJ Precision bass
  • 2 original design Freestyle solid body guitars
  • 2003 Yamaha FG-413S dreadnaught acoustic guitar

This early 1970s Ludwig kit with 3 plies and reinforcement rings along with a Ludwig Acrolite snare and a Ludwig Hammered Bronze snare are what I used to make most of the money to buy the guitars and guitar related gear. I have gotten sporadic gigs as a guitar player or bass player but I'm mainly a drummer. I do love to play guitar though and play often since I can't play drums in my apartment.

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Hi Sam!!

Long Time member. I'd say your heading down the rabbit hole and you need serious help.

All fun aside... Congrats! You my friend are a superb picker and one heck of a skin beater. Well deserved. Have a blast!

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The most musical drummer that I have EVER met. That be you, dude!

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BuddyHollywood:

Ah, a brother in arms. Seriously nice stash of gitfiddles too. I recognized that era of Ludwigs immediately. The kit that I'm currently gigging with is a '74 Ludwig kit 24, 13, 16, 18 in Maple Cortex w/ all 3 depths of Black Beauties as snares. Good on ya, brutha, for getting into the other half of music that drummers never get to indulge in. Big fun!

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Sam, with all of those guitars, have you quit playing the drums ?

– Sgt Rock

Oh no, bud. I'm way too stupid to do that. In fact, I've been talking to my buddy Bernie Stone at Stone Custom Drums about doing a stage kit in Piano Black lacquer with all gold hardware to match the guitars. Does this $#!+ ever end????

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Bob and Dave: You're too kind, fellas. You know we love ya.

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Oh no, bud. I'm way too stupid to do that. In fact, I've been talking to my buddy Bernie Stone at Stone Custom Drums about doing a stage kit in Piano Black lacquer with all gold hardware to match the guitars. Does this $#!+ ever end????

– tubwompus

now that would be one good looking drum set.

hey, on a side note, made any "hot water cornbread" lately ?

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Not lately. Your recipe is awesome, however. My son makes it all the time.

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Why embarrassed? Sounds to me you really need all the stuff you've got. Maybe even more. Bass amp?

16

GAS can't be cured. It can be contained for a period ... but pretty soon it builds up and the pressure will force it's release.

Nothing you can do about it. Life's a GAS

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Oh no, bud. I'm way too stupid to do that. In fact, I've been talking to my buddy Bernie Stone at Stone Custom Drums about doing a stage kit in Piano Black lacquer with all gold hardware to match the guitars. Does this $#!+ ever end????

– tubwompus

No. No, it does not. Ever. End. And if we want to get all quantum physics about it, consider that there are an infinite number of universes, which means an infinite number of versions of yourself with an infinite number of combinations of gear. Tubas. Psalteries. Instruments that we haven't yet imagined in this universe. Not to mention all those scrumptious guitars and what not.

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Why embarrassed? Sounds to me you really need all the stuff you've got. Maybe even more. Bass amp?

– Wozob

Actually, I do need what I have for the availability of sounds in the studio, mainly. For bass, I have one of the old british-made 300-watt Ashdown Mag 410's. Love that thing. One of my guitar buddies described it as an "arc welder" because of the power in that beast.

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Parabar, YOW! That was brilliant!!!! However I'm desperate need of Advil now.

20

And you think you're cured.

Ha.

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The first step is to admit that you have a problem.

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The first step is to admit that you have a problem.

– wabash slim

Lawd, the bandwidth I could eat talking about my problems.

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Because I care about my friends...

– Ric12string

I was going to suggest.....

.....but nah.........

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I was going to suggest.....

.....but nah.........

– Jim Krause

This is clearly a woman's product, not because they think they need it because we all know, 'women don't fart'. I'm sure there's many a couple where the wife insists her husband take this vile product after every supper. I don't include the other time of the day because, unless they're retired, he isn't with her to either annoy her with his 'fragrance' or embarrass her with the noise, say in line at the grocery store.

Producing gas and enjoying its release in public or especially in bed - the famous Dutch Oven - is almost a hobby with some and women are trying to take this away. Not a very kind thing to do. They should adopt this hobby as well and learn to not be so uptight!

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The struggle is real. It also explains why my divorces have always worked out better than my marriages. Which begs the question...
Will you eventually go blind if you only have yourself to give a dutch oven?


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