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Are Gibson LP lovers snobs?

Amp360

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Most of the snobbery I see (not counting Karen "Bonna" Massa) online comes from the cheapo owners claiming that anything over $1000 is a POS.
 

bursty

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I knew a guy years ago that was a ER doc. He liked hot rods and he had a pretty nice collection of old, original Corvettes. He also liked oddball cars. One of my favorites of his was an old skool VW 'bug' with a Chvey big block 454 with nitrous. Folks thought that contraption was also a joke. That thing smoked every 'muscle car' in town. LOL
Snobbery? hahaha ............
 

Big Al

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I knew a guy years ago that was a ER doc. He liked hot rods and he had a pretty nice collection of old, original Corvettes. He also liked oddball cars. One of my favorites of his was an old skool VW 'bug' with a Chvey big block 454 with nitrous. Folks thought that contraption was also a joke. That thing smoked every 'muscle car' in town. LOL
Snobbery? hahaha ............
Where'd he put it? That mill is bigger than the Bug. Sounds like a Big Daddy Roth cartoon.A true blivette! lol
 

bursty

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Where'd he put it? That mill is bigger than the Bug. Sounds like a Big Daddy Roth cartoon.A true blivette! lol

the bug was basically a VW body/shell with a custom fabricated 4130 frame, one seat for a driver, seat placement at the centerline and halfway between where the front & back seats would have been, 14" slicks, narrowed rear end, 3,500 RPM stall speed converter, massive wheelie bars and of course the nitrous set-up.
It didn't take long until no one in town would race doc because no one could win a race against the bug. It was a true beast of a street legal machine.
The thing was a Chevy powered German looking vehicle that was an enigma of epic proportions that exposed snobbery as something that is only in folks imaginations ......
 

JASON510

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I think snobs exist anywhere, anytime, despite what they do or don't own. HOWEVER, when it comes to guitars, I'm always a little skeptical of the guitar player who has a number of the same guitar. Whether it be Strats, Ibanez RG's, Teles, LP's, etc. Are those people guitar lovers, or only believe in one type of guitar?
 

Big Al

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the bug was basically a VW body/shell with a custom fabricated 4130 frame, one seat for a driver, seat placement at the centerline and halfway between where the front & back seats would have been, 14" slicks, narrowed rear end, 3,500 RPM stall speed converter, massive wheelie bars and of course the nitrous set-up.
It didn't take long until no one in town would race doc because no one could win a race against the bug. It was a true beast of a street legal machine.
The thing was a Chevy powered German looking vehicle that was an enigma of epic proportions that exposed snobbery as something that is only in folks imaginations ......
Please tell me it had a twin 4 barrel tunnel ram or better yet a blower!!
I had a 64 Nova with a 30 thousandth over bored 327 with twin Holly 650 double pumped tunnel ram. With the headers it was a tight fit and took some cutting and welding, but oh my it was a rocket. I had a big block 396 but it wouldn't fit. That small block had plenty of power and torque, enough to make me feel like Grumpy Bill Jenkins.
 
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