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Old 01-15-2017   #21
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Re: Getting old...

@ Druidic

Where the hell do you store 335 guitars? That's a lot.

EDIT: Nevermind. I'm musically retarded.

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I love old, decrepit 335's. I've always preferred the smaller body of 336's, and to my ear they have a bit rounder mid-bark than 335's. Still love them both, though. Would love to get my hands on Gira's Lucille. The best guitars are the ones that have been played, and show it.
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I regret never learning an instrument. I have been thinking about buying a keyboard. 28 can't be too late to learn. Others idolise Hendrix and Clapton (rightfully so), but I always wanted to be Keith Emerson or Tony Banks.

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Joe Bonamassa has called the 335 a "Les Paul killer." In truth if you have a 335 or a Les, you don't need both (but, hey, I'd take 'em!) Any tone you can dial up on a LP you can get on that semi-hollow body as well. Wonderful guitars. I love the twang of a Tele of the thinner, more ethereal sound of a Strat, but if I had to choose an Island guitar, it would be a fat-sounding 335 hands down. You're right, Cnev; the more beat-up they are the better they sound. On the old ones, some say it's the alloys that were used in the pickups that made such a great tone. Today, the Ibanez copies are wonderful as well.

I also love SGs. The tone of Krieger's slide on "Moonlight Drive" was one of the great moments in rock music.
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Go for it, James. It's never too late to learn a keyboard.

Mr. Veech, your post made me smile. A good one!
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Re: Getting old...

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Joe Bonamassa has called the 335 a "Les Paul killer." In truth if you have a 335 or a Les, you don't need both (but, hey, I'd take 'em!) Any tone you can dial up on a LP you can get on that semi-hollow body as well. Wonderful guitars. I love the twang of a Tele of the thinner, more ethereal sound of a Strat, but if I had to choose an Island guitar, it would be a fat-sounding 335 hands down. You're right, Cnev; the more beat-up they are the better they sound. On the old ones, some say it's the alloys that were used in the pickups that made such a great tone. Today, the Ibanez copies are wonderful as well.
As a lefty, I really like the stuff Eastman is putting out these days, and Edwards (Japanese, ESP). The Eastman T486 is a great 335-style guitar, for considerably less money. Guitar quality is pretty good across all price ranges anymore, really.

I currently own a G&L ASAT Classic and I love it way more than I thought I would. It's crazy versatile, and can even get some really lovely jazz tones out of the neck pickup.
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Well, cnev, G&L was started by Leo; and I think the quality of their guitars is right up there with Fender. I have my eye on a Placid Blue Strat copy so...maybe. Maybe.
The G&L ASAT is one fine guitar. I've played them.
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This, too, is part of getting old.


"...And keep me young as I grow old..."
--Van Morrison, "The Beauty of the Days Gone By.
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I have chosen to celebrate my half century on this planet by throwing away almost everything I own
Have you ever got rid of a huge amount of possessions before? Be very careful because many people who do that end up re-buying half the stuff. I didn't go crazy with it but I have went a little too far.

Disillusionment can also be a blessing, you can build a better worldview that is in some ways more beautiful and easier going.

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Being alone in your most debilitating years isn't just feeling lonely. It's a devastating thing that makes each day an unvarying cage of hopelessness. It's bone-deep weariness. Once friends and family are gone, you learn what to be alone really is. Nursing homes may have struck you as horrible destinations in the past; now, they seem like a beacon of Hope. But they aren't. Prine had it right.

I try not to blink. I'm always interested in truth no matter how appalling it might be.

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