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Belt buckle blues, baby

Ribald

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Okay, how do you keep your belt buckle from scratching the back of your Paul? I'm serious. My Class 5 has all kinds of micro scratches in the finish, and I've only had the damn thing half a year. At this rate, i can see the finish wearing off entirely in no time.
 
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Snags

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Rotate your belt so that the buckle is in the region of your left hip. The back of my PRS is a rivet rash battlezone, even though I usually didn't wear a belt. The simple solution to THAT is to wear a long shirt untucked, but that isn't alway too pretty now, is it? :lolspin
 

Davepaf

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Dont wear a belt!
Or untuck your shirt. Thats what I do when I care. I dont care about the backs of my guitars though.
 

Sam Blob

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Funnily enough, I didn't think you wore pants when playing your guitar... or is that only when you're playing WITH your guitar? :wow :lol2

On a more serious note, maybe you should wear elastic-waisted pants? Or a Franciscan/Jedi robe?

I don't play out, so I'm usually wearing shorts when I play. The belt buckle rash on my guitar is mostly due to its previous owner.
 

plaintop

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The finish on Historics is so thin. I find new scratches back there all the time. You just get to a point where you say F**K it.
 

Ribald

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I've almost gotten to that point already. In fact, I already did.
 

Des Howl

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I'm not a Hysteric owner. But as resale goes, when I found the perfect LP of my dreams used and ALL it had was a minor bit of that rash, I didn't give a shucking fit about it.

A well-kept guitar is expected to have some "experience" on it.
 
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Doug H

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Like Davepaf said- go beltless. Even when my band does high-falutin' gigs like weddings, I never, ever wear a fookin' belt. Still, small scratches find their way onto the back (buttons are to blame, methinks). But at least the damage is a great deal less than a buckle would cause.
 

bluestein

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I made a device that prevents damage to the back....I'll post some pictures tomorrow. They're pretty easy to make

stein
 

Burstboy

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There's a new product out that puts a thin laminate on the back of your guitar. It peels off very easily. It is just a clear plastic film.

Anyone heard of it?
 

JoeP

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Hell, I don't worry about it. I'm a player, not a collector. Can't make music with the damn thing sittin in a case, or hung on the wall. Play it, make history for yourself with it, and f**k the rest. Rock on!!!!!!!!!

JoeP
 

Davepaf

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Burstboy, Ive seen that film your talking about, looks too thin to do any good.
Like I said, I dont care about the backs of my guitars. There gonna get f#cked up. Thats why they dont have 2 fronts!:)spin
 
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RICH

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Back in my wilder gig days I wore one of those spiked belts ( hey, the cops took my M-60 belt), It eventually bored a few holes in the back that lined up with the spikes, so the guitar practically hung on my belt. It was comfy:lolspin
 
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Slim Taper

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Scatch on, baby!

I think a guitar with dings and wear has a lot of character. Every scratch tells a story. I can't figure these guys that try to age their Pauls to look forty years old , then have a coronary when they get a ding in it. I'd never abuse my burst, but I accept the wear and tear.
I know I love it and it loves me.
Belt buckle wear is OK as long as , when you hold it up to a mirror, it doesn't say Mack Truck.
 

Trans-Am

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Scratched Up !!!

Fellas? This is an old myth! Dont let this little thing bother you. Like the others say's? , just simply rotate the belt buckle to the left or right hip, untuck you shirt. Or better yet i put a clear pickguard see through tape about the size of a saucer on the back.Therefore restoring the look without marring/scratching the back of your beloved LP. Or better yet just leave it the way it is,if you can afford the battle scars. It only adds character in due time.:wail: on
 
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stxrus

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i have to agree, if it's a player then play it.
or, you can do like a dude i sat in with last weekend. boots, hat, BIG shirt, and a belt buckle the size of a small ocean liner. he pulls out a very pretty lp standard and a strap about 2 feet long. he played that guitar almost under his arm pits. reminded me of tiny tim and his uke. he babied that axe like it was an original fromthe hands of les himself.
2 cowboys, 1 rasta, 1 well dressed kititian and me (shorts, tank top and barefooted).

really a sight but too much fun.

my biggest concern isn't gouges but sweat and salt air.
peace
steve
 

omarxx

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Musicians Friend sells a belt made especially for anti-buckle marring. It doesn't look that cool but, it holds your trousers up.:8
 

60burst

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Ribald said:
Okay, how do you keep your belt buckle from scratching the back of your Paul? I'm serious. My Class 5 has all kinds of micro scratches in the finish, and I've only had the damn thing half a year. At this rate, i can see the finish wearing off entirely in no time.

"How do you keep your belt buckle from scratching the back of your Paul?" Listen closely. You may even want to print this out on the copier so you can refer to it often.........here goes........Don't let your belt buckle come in physical contact with your Les Paul. This will work!!! I know it seems crazy, but try it. It works! :lolspin :wow ;)


Since it is you, Ribald I would suggest that to minimize damage you might try just......... COMING QUICKER!!!!:wow :lolspin :lolspin :lolspin
 
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Dewey

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Now...don't you think this is a "DUMB" question coming from a guy/girl who in most probability plays with his/her guitar naked???
SHHeeezzz!!!
 
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