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Been gone for about 8 years...what have I missed?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TelecasterBlooz, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

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    Gibson is still going bankrupt.

    People still have strong opinions about Joe Bonamassa.

    Digital modeling amps (Helix, Kemper, Katana, Mustang, etc.) and Class D analog amps (Quilter, DV Mark)
    are gaining some traction with at least the early adopters.

    Some people still don't know the difference between an A# and a Bb.
     
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  2. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Welcome back!
     
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  3. radiocaster

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    Not a whole lot. Guitar Center was about to go out of business back then too, right?
     
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  4. naneek

    naneek Tele-Meister

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    same here, kinda. I was on here in 2010, and just showed back up a couple months ago.
    In general, there are fewer build threads, and more general topics and pop culture discussion. Still a good place to spend an afternoon.
     
  5. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    Gibson sucks and Henry is the devil (whoever the hell Henry is!)

    Joe Bonamassa sucks.

    Digital modeling amps suck.

    A string at the first fret: A rose by any other name!
     
  6. skunqesh

    skunqesh Tele-Holic

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    Welcome back!

    and same here - took time out to handle this roller coaster called life. Lurked but didn't post for about 7 years.
    I remember Ole Fuzzy, & Elliot Easton posted quite a bit back in yonder times.

    Things I've noticed lately:
    Chinese Spam is spreading like dustbunnies under the bed
    Redd Volkaert will occasionly be seen playing not-Teles
    The 'edit' feature is elusive
    & I use far far fewer emojis - which is a good thing.
     
  7. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I joined eight years ago. Despite all my best efforts, the place has steadily gone down hill. I can't even post about eating peanut butter on my pizza without getting a bunch of hooey.
     
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  8. DaddyG

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    Well, since you've been gone, we found out that the moon is flat.
     
  9. soulgeezer

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  10. dotpc

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    No one uses analog anything now.
     
  11. william tele

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    OK...Now YOU are saying it. We are in agreement that Henry is an egotistical idiot...but where does this "Gibson Sucks" mantra come from? I don't see it. Gibsons aren't for me but I love what others can do with them. I'd like to think this forum has zero prejudice against Gibsons but keep reading others referring to drama and Gibson bashing.

    What am I missing?!!!
     
  12. Totally_Tod

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    Have I the song for you https://m.soundcloud.com/tv_party/blooz
     
  13. soulgeezer

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    How does Gibson suck? Read any of the thousands of threads about why the company is failing: Bad designs (everything from robotuners to ridiculous finishes), bad quality control (they even put pictures of damaged guitars on their Web site!), bad business practices (yeah, Henry, and trying to become a "lifestyle brand"), etc., etc. I don't know any other way to interpret all of that, except that it must mean, "Gibson sucks!"
     
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  14. Phrygian77

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    See my post above.
     
  15. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    After 3 pages, guess u figured it out. You havent missed a damn thing.
     
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  16. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    OK...I see that I'm looking at something differently than you. You've explained why the Gibson company has made stupid decisions as opposed to Gibson guitars suck. Thank you! After reading another poster talking about people bashing Gibson guitars I was afraid I'd missed some huge movement against Gibson guitars. I've always thought this forum was pretty open to all other guitars.
     
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  17. drf64

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    Chet and Castpolymer left. Randy is no longer a mod. Zombie threads are more frequent but more benign. Sex standards seem more relaxed but politics is still a third rail. Sadly Mandy Marie has had more than her share of tragedy. Hopes, joys, heartaches...

    I guess life, basically.
     
  18. drf64

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    You will want to do a search on the following to bring you up to speed:

    Elevator
    Somewhat of a body builder
    cargo shorts
    bumched shrits
    Henry Kaiser
    bird inlays
    Why doesn't anyone here talk about....?
    Dentists
    John Mayer
     
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