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Posted: 10 Feb 07, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why did they compromise so much on the look of the guitar. I have the replica one and it's like there's way too much at the back of the guitar, of course where the tremo system should have been.

They could have at least put something there - it ruins the guitar.

As well i decided to scratch off that stupid brian may signature on the head of my guitar. Anyone else feel the same? Christ i dont want to spend a few grand on the guitar...???

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Posted: 10 Feb 07, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think your problem is you're too cheap.

The Burns guitar is £500 - that's mid range for a guitar. If you wanted an exact copy, you need to buy the Fryer copy...£3500.

Plus, it has to be asked..didn't you look at it before you bought it?

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Posted: 11 Feb 07, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"stupid brian may signature on the head of my guitar"

Yeah, because the first thing I did when I got a Fender was scratch that stupid Leo Fender's name off of it.

(headdesk).


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Posted: 11 Feb 07, 08:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a dummy. Scratch the name off..?

If you want something more accurate it'll cost at least a couple of grand - a Kz junior for instance at £1800.

Or, you could just get a Bri Sig modified for about 750 euro.

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Posted: 11 Feb 07, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

I think your problem is you're too cheap.

The Burns guitar is £500 - that's mid range for a guitar. If you wanted an exact copy, you need to buy the Fryer copy...£3500.

Plus, it has to be asked..didn't you look at it before you bought it?




Certainly i'm not too cheap. I spend quite a lot of money on music, but 3,500 pounds on a guitar is just beyond me for throwing money away.

I don't mind how it looks really, it does look nice only they could have made it more similar to the original.

The signature is stupid - i'd prefer again if it had the coin like his original. Signature is just goofy, i scratched it off and this way it looks far more professional besides sayin high this is brian mays guitar.

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Posted: 11 Feb 07, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But it IS a Brian May guitar!!!!

It's not a BC Rich is it?

(and the sixpence was a recent addition)

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Posted: 11 Feb 07, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't mind anymore, it still is great looking, just thought they could have had it more like the original

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Posted: 11 Feb 07, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I looked at an old Gibson Les Paul but I wanted the owner to scratch off the Gibson name and Les Paul's name. Who cares if Les Paul designed it for Orville Gibson's company? There old NEway
I only like it because Slash played one. Can I put a Floyd Rose on it?

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Posted: 11 Feb 07, 20:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And who was that Rickenbacker chump anyway? I'm not playing the name game damnit, I went into my local shop and took his name off all 10 of the guitars I saw it on.


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Posted: 12 Feb 07, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rather than scratch the name-off, why not modify?

It would not be too expensive to create a new bridge scratch plate, and it would be possible to emboss a Brian May sixpence without damaging the signature.


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Posted: 12 Feb 07, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he wants to be a revolutionary or something. Next thing you know he'll be calling it FrankenSpecial...


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Posted: 13 Feb 07, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, i think teleman should leave it alone. I mean who'd want to take the name fender off a guitar? I wouldn't, but a goofy brian may signature, ya of course i would.

Fender rocks!

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Posted: 13 Feb 07, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All is not lost. You are nearly there, on your way to being Brian May.

Buy these items next:

1. Brian May Signature Digitech Pedal.
Now your foot can tap a pedal that's the
same color, roughly, as Brian's Guitar.

2. Vox Brian May Deacy practice amp
With a battery pack and a wireless system
you'll be totally mobile on not relying on
sound engineers. They know nothing anyway.

3. Vox 9' Gold plated guitar cable
It's just not that Vox sound unless you
overpay for a "gold" cable.

4. A Mop & Black Dye
You figure that one out.

5. Sit back and insult anybody that critiques your playing or your songwriting skills.

Bang! You are now Brian May.

Those old Vox AC30s are overrated as well!

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Posted: 14 Feb 07, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm just missing the black dyed mop. I'm almost Brian May!

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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I mean who'd want to take the name fender off a guitar? I wouldn't, but a goofy brian may signature, ya of course i would."

I'm going insane here.... I'm really not seeing the distinction between Leo Fender's name and Brian May's.


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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

"I mean who'd want to take the name fender off a guitar? I wouldn't, but a goofy brian may signature, ya of course i would."

I'm going insane here.... I'm really not seeing the distinction between Leo Fender's name and Brian May's.

Leo designed guitars but didn't play.
Brian played guitar in Queen and designed "a goofy Brian May signature" guitar.

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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

teleman wrote:


Leo designed guitars but didn't play.


Leo was a pioneer and an idiot at the same time.

PIONEER: Precision Bass, Stratocaster, Telecaster, and the Fender Amp. All developed within 5 years!!!

IDIOT: Bought Harold Rhodes piano company and decided only to manufacture the "Piano Bass" during his tenure.

PIONEER: Somehow manages to sell Rhodes to CBS for 13 Million Dollars!!!!



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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Leo designed guitars but didn't play.
Brian played guitar in Queen and designed "a goofy Brian May signature" guitar."

Oh. Well that makes perfect sense!!

:P


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Posted: 16 Feb 07, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian has a line of products and this is another addition to them, albeit, the most important one! So, a signature of his is cool with me.

Adam.

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Posted: 16 Feb 07, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why is it that stupid wanting a copy similar to the original?