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Title: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 13, 2009, 10:50:38 AM
(http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/shop_image/uploads/Image/worn5_small.jpg)

I did something I thought I wouldn't do agin, at least for quite some time.  I bought another guitar. 

Fender came out with a new line just last week called the "Road Worn" Series.  It's a standard Strat that has been aged to simulate the feel of a vintage guitar that has been played hard for quite some time.  There are dings and dents, the necks have a lot of wear on them and there is discoloration on the finish.  But you know what? They play like a dream!  I have always been interested in their "Relic" series that was only available through their Custom Shop..... but wasn't going to pay 2 or 3 grand for one.  This is their mass produced line and I'm amazed at how well they play.  I had gone into Guitar Center to just check them out but ended up walking away with one that looks just like the photo.  Played it for abut an hour in the store and then went outside and tried to have my wife talk some sense into me.  :lol:  She was all for it, I mean, you only live once!  So I've been playing my ass off for the past few days and I love it more ever time I pick it up. 


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: moshdrum69 on January 13, 2009, 10:53:28 AM
What is it with guitar players and their need for gear? :lol:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 13, 2009, 10:57:12 AM
I have no idea!!  :lol:  It's crazy.  I have a Line 6 Variax guitar...... which is a modeling guitar.  Basically, I can turn a knob on it and it simulates the sound (pretty damn well I might add) of about 25 different guitars.  Les Pauls, Strats, Hollowbodies, Acoustics, even a banjo and a sitar.  So I obviously don't need another one but man, this one plays so amazingly, I just HAD to have it.  I just look at it and it wants me to play it.


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Venom on January 13, 2009, 01:05:55 PM
you want to be like Yngwie, ADMIT IT!!!  :lol:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 13, 2009, 01:25:48 PM
Ummmm......... no.  :lol:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Pelata on January 13, 2009, 01:29:46 PM
Sweet guitar...every guitarist I've ever known is a gear hound...


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 13, 2009, 01:31:28 PM
It's a chronic disorder called "GAS".  Gear acquisition syndrome.  Researchers say there is no cure as of today.  :(


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Hellboy on January 13, 2009, 06:36:23 PM
Congrats Release!

Looks like a vintage Fender that Dave Murray played on The Beast On The Road Tour back in '82  :devilbang:

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/3826/ironmaidenbw43xv4.jpg)



Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 13, 2009, 06:53:18 PM
Funny you should post that.  Part of the reason I grew up loving Strats is because of that exact guitar Dave Murry has in that pic and also because Glenn Tipton used to have a black on black Strat that I really liked. 

Years later Stevie Ray Vaughn came along and truly showed me the true beauty of these guitars and the magic that can come out of one. 


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Hellboy on January 14, 2009, 02:53:28 AM

 I'm not surprised dude, you've got good taste in music and gear!  :cheers:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Venom on January 14, 2009, 11:34:06 AM
Ummmm......... no.  :lol:
SURE!!  :yes: :yes:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 14, 2009, 11:45:53 AM
No.  Really.   :lol:

I can appreciate what he has done but Yngwie does absolutely nothing for me.  Satriani and Steve Vai impress me with their technicality (and even that gets old) but Yngwie?  All I hear is a million notes that are technically perfect but it's among the most emotionless music I have ever heard.  And even though I love the sound of a Strat, I don't like his tone.  Just not a fan I'm afraid.


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Venom on January 14, 2009, 08:18:14 PM
No.  Really.   :lol:

I can appreciate what he has done but Yngwie does absolutely nothing for me.  Satriani and Steve Vai impress me with their technicality (and even that gets old) but Yngwie?  All I hear is a million notes that are technically perfect but it's among the most emotionless music I have ever heard.  And even though I love the sound of a Strat, I don't like his tone.  Just not a fan I'm afraid.
you keep telling yourself that!!  :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: IcedNeonFlames on January 20, 2009, 04:26:41 AM
It's a chronic disorder called "GAS".  Gear acquisition syndrome.  Researchers say there is no cure as of today.  :(

Yea, but do we really want a cure for it?

Man, I can't believe I didn't bust your balls about buying a brand new beat up guitar this weekend. :lol:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 20, 2009, 10:32:41 AM
Everytime I get something new, I say that's the last piece of equipment I need to buy.  Well....... until the next cool toy comes around.  :lol:  It's one disease I hope they don't find a cure for!


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: IcedNeonFlames on January 20, 2009, 05:18:16 PM
Everytime I get something new, I say that's the last piece of equipment I need to buy.

Pfffttttt..........

Man, the only reason why most of my paycheck goes into CDs instead of equipment is because there is no room in my room for extra gear :lol:

I have a Line 6 Flextone II in my room and I don't have any place for a speaker cabinet. I gotta get off my ass and figure out how to use the head as a really big effects pedal and hook it up to my small amp.


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: zekeyou on January 30, 2012, 09:00:21 AM
So, how about a current pic of the gear, eh?


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 30, 2012, 09:03:10 AM
A few months old:  (http://homepage.mac.com/releasefromwithin/rig.jpg)


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: zekeyou on January 30, 2012, 09:07:01 AM
19 pedals?  is that count correct?


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 30, 2012, 09:11:15 AM
Yea, but 2 are the for switching the 2 amps.  Good lord that's crazy.   :eek2:

A good chunk of 'em I don't even use though. 
Buying guitar stuff depreciates even more than new cars do when you drive them off the lot. 
If you try to trade something in, it's pretty much an insult what they offer you.  So I just hang onto the old stuff.


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: zekeyou on January 30, 2012, 09:14:14 AM
Plus it kind of looks like Alex Lifeson's shit...
You just need to add a bunch of Barbie dolls.


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Release on January 30, 2012, 09:16:11 AM
I have "Killers" Eddie and a big Joey Ramone with a mic on the windowsill just to the left behind the stool.  :thumb:


Title: Re: What was I thinking? A new beat up guitar??????
Post by: Auciello on November 12, 2012, 03:51:52 PM
Those Strats are fantastic.  Got my own Road Worn back in the spring.  Two-tone sunburst.  And it plays so well.