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Amp360

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How did Bernie Marsden get more famous than Bloomfield or Mick Taylor?
I had to Google him to find out who he is.
I know Bernie Marsden was a guitar player, but I have yet to learn what band he was in. I would probably know the band, but I have no idea which one.
I met Mick Taylor once. He didn't strike me as the kind of guy who would care if his name was on a guitar. I don't know him well or anything. He didn't have the whole 'media campaign' around him that more and more players do; maybe if he spent a bunch of money on Facebook ads proclaiming himself to be "The Greatest Living Blues Guitar Player" or something. A better argument could be made for him than for most of the people vying for the next endorsement or cover story of a guitar magazine.

A few of my favorite guitar players are like that. Mick Taylor and Dave Davies are the ones who could have used social media to bolster their reputations, but do players like that who have made the records they've made need to worry about being on some top ten list or having their name on some guitar?

EDIT - Bernie Marsden was apparently in Whitesnake. I'm not really into metal, but I'm sure he's a good player.
 

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I know Bernie Marsden was a guitar player, but I have yet to learn what band he was in. I would probably know the band, but I have no idea which one.
I met Mick Taylor once. He didn't strike me as the kind of guy who would care if his name was on a guitar. I don't know him well or anything. He didn't have the whole 'media campaign' around him that more and more players do; maybe if he spent a bunch of money on Facebook ads proclaiming himself to be "The Greatest Living Blues Guitar Player" or something. A better argument could be made for him than for most of the people vying for the next endorsement or cover story of a guitar magazine.

A few of my favorite guitar players are like that. Mick Taylor and Dave Davies are the ones who could have used social media to bolster their reputations, but do players like that who have made the records they've made need to worry about being on some top ten list or having their name on some guitar?

EDIT - Bernie Marsden was apparently in Whitesnake. I'm not really into metal, but I'm sure he's a good player.
I have a friend who hired Mick Taylor for a project.
The deal was, he had to give him $100 at the airport (presumably, plus his fee, that came later), and he wore the same clothes for 3 days.
This was not a man living the guitar god life.
 

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I have a friend who hired Mick Taylor for a project.
The deal was, he had to give him $100 at the airport (presumably, plus his fee, that came later), and he wore the same clothes for 3 days.
This was not a man living the guitar god life.

I met Mick Taylor once as well.. he was filming an interview for documentary..a very pleasant man but he wasn’t in a good way.. such a shame..

sex, drugs and rock n roll has claimed many a good man/woman.
 

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I have a friend who hired Mick Taylor for a project.
The deal was, he had to give him $100 at the airport (presumably, plus his fee, that came later), and he wore the same clothes for 3 days.
This was not a man living the guitar god life.
All the more reason you would think he would be out looking to grab any type of money deal he could get. I respect him for not having the signature guitars out there that he could.

I'm sure Gibson could sell-through high dollar limited Mick Taylor Les Paul and SG models or a Dave Davies limited Flying V. I may buy one of each of those, but I'm kind of glad they're not offered. I'm sure Fender would LOVE to do a Keith Richards Telecaster, but I'm so glad there's not one.
 

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I feel like some of these guys who have no publishing need some help, though.
Not Keith.
MT was a ROLLING STONE, fer cryin' out loud. If he owned 15% of Gimme Shelter, he could probably have lived on it.
Rob Stoner got kicked out of his house when his girlfriend passed away (she owned it) and he lives in a little apartment and gives lessons.
Kenny Aaronson play the same joints I do...
Todd Wolfe was Cheryl Crow's bandleader for a few years and has to tour incessantly to make a living...
These are just some of the folks I've come across in the past few years who were giants...or stood a few feet away on the pedestal...and struggle to make ends meet.
 

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I feel like some of these guys who have no publishing need some help, though.
Not Keith.
MT was a ROLLING STONE, fer cryin' out loud. If he owned 15% of Gimme Shelter, he could probably have lived on it.
Rob Stoner got kicked out of his house when his girlfriend passed away (she owned it) and he lives in a little apartment and gives lessons.
Kenny Aaronson play the same joints I do...
Todd Wolfe was Cheryl Crow's bandleader for a few years and has to tour incessantly to make a living...
These are just some of the folks I've come across in the past few years who were giants...or stood a few feet away on the pedestal...and struggle to make ends meet.
The music business is a rotten cess pit designed to fleece musicians.
Spotify continues this rotten trade off the backs of artists.
 
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I just got today from GC the Greeny Standard. It has a beautiful flame top, dark rosewood fretboard, and weights in at 8.6lbs. Also came with some nice case candy. To me it was worth the money I spent getting this guitar, since I don't have $20,000 laying around for a guitar that won't make me play any better than the standard edition. I haven't seen anywhere on how many of these guitars are being produced. The website dealers that had advertised that they had these guitars in stock, seem to have all been sold. This guitar must be the must have at this time. I still think it is a cool guitar, even though I buy mostly custom shop ones. Thanks Gibson for making great guitars!:)
Congrats. How’s the top looking and great score getting one under 9 pounds. Most I’ve seen are over 10.
 
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No. It’s not aged. Hell it doesn’t even look like Greeny. The tops are completely different. But I believe $50k $20k and USA model all have Greenybuckers in them.
Gibson should have wired them the same ….my only issue with the greeny inspired standard model.
 
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Yes, the Greeny has the new GreenyBuckers [Slash gets Custom Burstbucker Alnico IIs].

The GreenyBuckers are supposed to be available in the Gibson Pickup Store in the future, for those who want the option.

Probably won't show up until they've sold many more Greeny USAs...
Sweetwater sent me an email that they have them…
 

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Sweetwater sent me an email that they have them…

I posted in #92 when these were available from Gibson direct [and opened a thread about the launch]; so now ... it's interesting to see them being sold as *new* and non-exclusive to the Gibson Pickup Shop by authorized dealers (and which dealers get them... doesn't seem to be all). Interesting development...
 
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