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Mick Ralphs' Ex's

dwagar

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There are a lot of ex-Mick Ralphs Historics out there. How many new owners hang out here?

Here's mine, '01 R9 - fretboard, inlays, etc. courtesy of Historic Makeovers.

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Someone on here has an '03 R9 Braz I believe (maybe you could post a pic or 2?), any others around?

And were yours, er, beat up a bit, like mine was? (natural aging sounds better than 'beat up')
 

herb

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Did you get that guitar in Spokane? I remember seeing one of Ralph's old Les Pauls at Hoffman Music there a few years back.
 

dwagar

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I actually got it through Marks, it belonged to one of our members, I'm not sure where he bought it.
 

Tex Ecco

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I want this one. A '58 reissue I believe.
He played it in the UK (04) at a gig with Ian Hunter in the village of Worthen, population 11 (including pets).

Mick's a very nice guy and still plays with great passion.
He loves LP's but does have a tendency to mod them quite a bit.
I think he once said he never buys new guitars...
They look pretty distressed once he's had them a few years.

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burst59

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There are a lot of ex-Mick Ralphs Historics out there. How many new owners hang out here?

Here's mine, '01 R9 - fretboard, inlays, etc. courtesy of Historic Makeovers.

r9after4.jpg


Someone on here has an '03 R9 Braz I believe (maybe you could post a pic or 2?), any others around?

And were yours, er, beat up a bit, like mine was? (natural aging sounds better than 'beat up')

That one looks like my old one I traded mark. :hmm
 

dwagar

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I checked back on the thread I posted when I bought it, yes, it was yours Burst59. Then it was owned by Kingsleyd, another member here. Now mine. At least it's staying in the LPF family.
:)
 

SteveS

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Someone on here has an '03 R9 Braz I believe (maybe you could post a pic or 2?) And were yours, er, beat up a bit, like mine was? (natural aging sounds better than 'beat up')

Here's my ex-Mick Ralphs '03 R9 Brazilian (possibly the guitar you're referring to?).

Mine came to me with a good amount of real world playwear as well. A bit of buckle rash on the back, a few dings here and there, and very oxidized hardware.

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dwagar

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:applaude

yes Steve, that's the one. Awesome. He doesn't baby his guitars, does he?

btw, this looks like yours, MR with Ian Hunter in 2005 (pic from his website)

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bjm007

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I don't have any of his old guitars at the moment, but I sold him a few back in 03/04.

They were all Brazilians, and he was a very nice chap :salude
 

todd richman

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I had one of his 2003 Brazilian R8's that I sold to Mark and rumor is it may be "made over" soon. Bought it from Marshallhead aka Scott Johnson.
 

SteveS

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I know this sounds lame, but whenever I pick up my ex-Mick Ralphs I invariably get the urge to play all those old Bad Company riffs and power chords! Happens every time! Anyone else??

But FWIW, I've always been a HUGE fan of Mick's playing dating back to his Mott The Hoople days so he was always a big influence on my playing anyway.
 
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dwagar

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I know this sounds lame, but whenever I pick up my ex-Mick Ralphs I invariably get the urge to play all those old Bad Company riffs and power chords! Happens every time! Anyone else??

lol, yep I understand that. After I got mine I rediscovered Bad Co. I think it's mojo.
 

todd richman

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Kim you be killin' me!!! Is that the LD refin that you guys did-kinda hard to tell in the pic but 3133 was indeed mine and a great sounding guitar at that. Can I have it back please???
 

Guitarhak

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I once owned an 03/59 Braz that belonged to Mick. He swaps pups in and out of those things like a kid and candy. Unfortunately, that guy can't solder for sh$t. I have never seen mounds of solder quite like the ones Mick creates!
 

kthesheep

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Kim you be killin' me!!! Is that the LD refin that you guys did-kinda hard to tell in the pic but 3133 was indeed mine and a great sounding guitar at that. Can I have it back please???
That's the before shot.
It's being worked on right now.
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