September 15, 2022 10:39AM
that Gibson V is beautiful... snap that up!

i had Michael Schenker Dean V. I really liked the look and the neck of the guitar, but i found it uncomfortable to play while sitting down when noodling on the guitar, thus I sold it. That thing had some nice sounding hot pickups and looked very cool. I sold to a young kid that absolutely loved UFO ... he was a happy clam

My arsenal:

1980 Gibson Les Paul in Walnut.. i've had it since new. All hardware still original,...... I had it re-fretted 3 years ago... this thing is like new... everyone loves that guitar...

2001 Fender Strat MIM in black with a maple neck.... i had the bridge replaced with a Callaham Bridge and Lindy Fralin pickups with all new electronics, (volume, switches, and jacks) but the neck is getting old.. .not sure if i should re-fret or just slap a different neck on it... price is about the same to replace or re-fret.

2010 Epiphone Les Paul in aged dark sunburst. a beautiful looking guitar that sounds and plays great. just a wonderful guitar to play. unfortunately, despite being 30 years younger than my Gibson, the chrome is pitting on all the chrome, including the pick up covers... i've polished the chrome the best I could, but my 1980 Gibson has no chrome pitting issues whatsoever.

2001 Fender Strat Squire in Candy Apple Red, it's an Australian import that I bought for $100... OK, before you laugh too much, this is my daily player. I pick this thing up almost everyday.... I set this up with 9's and I keep this thing in my back patio or my backyard shed with a battery operated Blackstar Fly amp that sounds surprisingly well.. i also take this thing with me on trips to noodle in my hotel or camping spots... I buy about 6 used Squires per year, set them up to resell them at a decent profit. but I kept this one... at least until I find a better player to thrash.

Ibanez nylon acoustic.... ... i always preferred nylon stings on acoustic guitars.... this used to be my daily player ....until I got the Red Aussie Squire Strat

BTW, have you seen the documentary Hired Guns?.... elite musicians that rotate to support huge acts... great documentary.

Also, i wasn't a big fan of Ozzy, but i found that the Randy Rhoads documentary was very very good. He and Eddie VH were the guitar legends in LA in the late 70's that were in "competition"... i really enjoyed that documentary, it exceeded my expectations..... terrible ending that could've easily been avoided.

  Dadgum it, now I want THIS guitar.. Attachments

sstrams245September 14, 2022 12:31PM

  sweet! BTW, have you seen Hired Guns and the Randy Rhoads docs?

JoeMad96September 15, 2022 10:39AM

  No, haven't ever seen it..

sstrams89September 15, 2022 10:48AM


JoeMad71September 15, 2022 11:03AM

  Yes, it was just horrific..

sstrams93September 15, 2022 11:58AM

  Re: Yes, it was just horrific..

JoeMad71September 15, 2022 02:17PM

  So, I went ahead and ordered it lol

sstrams73September 23, 2022 10:44AM

  nope get it buddy

ferragamo7963September 23, 2022 03:10PM

  Yes it is... But I dunno...

sstrams79September 23, 2022 05:26PM


Atlantic Ram67September 24, 2022 07:02AM

  Yeah, addition is a good word for it..

sstrams80September 24, 2022 07:20AM

  Re: Dadgum it, now I want THIS guitar..

MamaRAMa76September 23, 2022 11:21AM

  It was pretty ridiculous...

sstrams78September 23, 2022 11:28AM

  I feel ya, bro...

Aries99September 27, 2022 01:19AM

  Sweet axe, Aries..

sstrams85September 27, 2022 02:33AM

  Re: Sweet axe, Aries..

Aries83September 27, 2022 04:02AM

  Haha - nice!

sstrams66September 27, 2022 04:20AM

  Re: Haha - nice!

Aries82September 27, 2022 04:54AM

  I can't say being on fire is overrated..

sstrams80September 27, 2022 05:26AM

  Re: Sweet axe indeed, great price for PRS

JoeMad63September 27, 2022 12:27PM

  Re: Sweet axe indeed, great price for PRS

Aries88September 27, 2022 11:07PM

  Steve, you and I have no self control....

JamesJM59September 27, 2022 03:06PM

  Well, it technically not close to Christmas yet..

sstrams64September 27, 2022 03:19PM

  NOW I remember why I didn't dig Gibson Flying V's..

sstrams70September 29, 2022 01:01PM

  Re: NOW I remember why I didn't dig Gibson Flying V's..

Aries76September 29, 2022 01:30PM

  I'm ok with V's..

sstrams62September 29, 2022 01:54PM

  Re: I'm ok with V's..

Aries71September 29, 2022 02:02PM

  Oh yeah, I agree with that..

sstrams73September 29, 2022 02:48PM

  A White Flying V Guitar sighting

MamaRAMa65October 20, 2022 08:05PM

  Oh nice!

sstrams65October 21, 2022 05:17AM

  Re: Oh nice!

Aries56October 22, 2022 08:15AM

  Probably, yeah.. I should be getting..

sstrams64October 22, 2022 08:17AM

  Kind of funny..... reading thru these guitar posts....

JamesJM55October 22, 2022 08:32AM

  I love doing customization.... Attachments

sstrams66October 22, 2022 08:38AM

  For years my trademark was a Teddy Bear....

JamesJM63October 22, 2022 08:55AM

  Teddy Bear....

sstrams64October 22, 2022 09:49AM

  Re: I love doing customization....

MamaRAMa69October 22, 2022 08:58AM

  You know, that's an awesome idea, Mama.

sstrams62October 22, 2022 09:42AM

  I just emailed the company to see if they can do that..

sstrams54October 22, 2022 09:56AM

  all this time

IowaRam65October 22, 2022 09:03AM


sstrams59October 22, 2022 09:47AM

  Re: Seriously?

MamaRAMa69October 22, 2022 10:39AM

  It may be time...

sstrams64October 22, 2022 10:50AM

  Might be fun to guess the reasons first. :)

JamesJM59October 22, 2022 11:10AM

  That might be fun...

sstrams56October 22, 2022 11:19AM

  Last time we had a screen name thread was in May, 2019

MamaRAMa59October 22, 2022 11:17AM

  'alyoshamucci '... we can make fun of him, he doesn't read the Pub...

JamesJM67October 22, 2022 11:38AM

  Haha yeah...

sstrams58October 22, 2022 12:10PM

  'alyoshamucci '... phonetic pronunciation

MamaRAMa77October 22, 2022 12:50PM

  Pretty sure....

JamesJM69October 22, 2022 01:09PM

  You and Jimmy are way ahead of me..

sstrams62October 22, 2022 01:24PM

  Rams reward Nita Strauss with Super Bowl Ring

IowaRam57October 22, 2022 01:57PM

  That's pretty cool...

sstrams65October 22, 2022 02:19PM