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Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?

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Bobert 19 Aug 12 - 07:30 PM
Henry Krinkle 19 Aug 12 - 07:36 PM
GUEST,999 19 Aug 12 - 08:16 PM
Henry Krinkle 19 Aug 12 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,bankley 20 Aug 12 - 08:46 AM
Morris-ey 20 Aug 12 - 12:12 PM
Henry Krinkle 20 Aug 12 - 04:10 PM
Leadfingers 20 Aug 12 - 05:58 PM
Henry Krinkle 20 Aug 12 - 06:37 PM
Henry Krinkle 20 Aug 12 - 06:47 PM
Leadfingers 20 Aug 12 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,mando-player-91 20 Aug 12 - 07:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 07:30 PM

I have an old Blues Junior tube amp... Not sure where it was made but seein' as I need it and can't afford to buy a new amp, I'm keeping it...

Fender guitars these days are junk... Not sure about Gibsons butI suspect they are junk, as well...

But, as I have confessed before, my main acoustic geetar is a S.Yari from the 60s (Japanese) but it replaced my original Martin D-18 which I passed down to my great niece...

My other instruments are American made...

B~


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 07:36 PM

Fender has sucked ever since they left Fullerton
(:-( 0)=


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 08:16 PM

I have told this tale of woe many times on Mudcat. I once traded a Telecaster (about 1960 make) for a Framus acoustic. Death, where is thy sting.

Ron Bankley--who posted a bit earlier--excellent writer, musician and especially guitar musician--told me that there is a key to slide and blues: "First, ya get a good ten dollar guitar."


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 08:21 PM

I had a Harmony Sovereign for that.
Got me started. Those pinless bridges come loose too easy.
(:-( ))=


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 08:46 AM

ya 999, the $10 Harmony classical with steel strings that warped the neck into a bow.Made in Chicago long ago. sweet tone that can only be used for slide. but it goes well with a 2 bit voice. thanks Goodwill


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Morris-ey
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 12:12 PM

"
The Republicans hate the working man and want him enslaved.
No minimum wage. Get us working for pennies a day. No benefits. No healthcare. They get people to vote for them based on racial hate, religion, gun control, flag waving. George Bush was a prime example. Dick Cheney too."

USA is the new China...


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 04:10 PM

My first guitar was a $15 mexican classical with steel strings. Played about a month and sold it for $15 .
Fancy that.


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 05:58 PM

Henry - When we in UK can buy a Martin or Gibson and NOT pay double the US price , more people over here will buy them - EXCEPT the entry level stuff , which IS Crap !
Until such time , a Chinese all solid wood guitar for a quarter the price of the cheapest Martin will get MY vote every time .


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 06:37 PM

How much are Seagulls? I like them. Cheap guitar.
(:-( ))=


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 06:47 PM

Why can't you buy a good used guitar at an online auction site?
Risky, but good deals are out there.
(:-( ))=


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 07:32 PM

I wont buy what I cant play !


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 07:39 PM

Like a few have already stated why buy from over-seas buy local or American with the un-employment my next guitar purchase is going to be a local one


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 08:12 PM

Per Mr. Krinkle ...
"I think items made in China are garbage..."

I dunno.
My IPhone 4S seems to work purdy good.


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 03:21 AM

Products of slave labor.
(:-( 0)=


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Subject: RE: Do you buy Fender and Gibson products ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 03:21 AM

Have had 3 Fender MIMs. A Strat, Tele and P-bass. There was no discernable difference in the playability, tone, quality of workmanship or assembly. They were 1/3 the cost of their 'Made In America' counterparts. As a working musician and not a political policy maker it seemed to me to be a no brainer. Got a lot of good years service and passed them on to my nephews.

Now I've got a 81 Takamine 12 String, 87 Alvarez-Yairi 6 w/a LR Baggs pick-up from a Seagull, Washburn S3M mandolin w/K&K pick-up, 76 Gibson Grabber 3 bass w/reverse P-bass pick-up configuration and an 83 American Strat. They serve my purpose and sound great.

Alvarez, Washburn and Aria mandolins of the late 70s BLOW away the craftmanship and tonal qualities of any Gibson mando of the same era. Martin sued Takmine for logo copyright infringement because the Pac-Rim builders were making better guitars cheaper. Gibson the same way. Fender electrics were an embarassment in those days. HONDO for cying out loud was making better electrics. We wont even bring Musicman into the discussion.

I know. I purchased and used Hondos for years before paring down my collection of all unnecessary instruments.

So, one can hurl insults back and forth, but the fact remains there are 2 kinds of instruments. Good ones and bad ones, regardless of snob appeal or country of origin.


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