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Title: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 21, 2010, 04:44:58 PM
OK, I'm probably mental for even considering this, but does anyone know of any VOS spec Pearly Gates LPs left anywhere?  A quick Google has found me:

* Coda Music
* Andertons Music

I know Guitar Village has a signed/aged at 14k, but no VOS ones.

Does anyone know of any more anywhere in the UK???
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: fbloke on January 21, 2010, 04:54:02 PM
No, you're not mad for considering it, it's a stunning guitar.  I also think that at 5.5k the one in Coda may be a good investment if Gibson is in the trouble that rumours will have us believe.  I was looking at the Coda one for a while but bottled it and bought a used 59 reissue iced tea burst instead this morning.  It is horny, and I can't get the same tone from any other guitar so I consider it money well spent.

http://www.coda-music.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_22_47&products_id=5839
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 21, 2010, 05:40:30 PM
I'll keep an eye out for one. You're not nuts though - if you want one then get one is what I say. If Gibson do go under you may never get another chance at a decent price (provided you find one of course)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Matt77 on January 21, 2010, 06:13:17 PM
I feel lied to  :(
You said you wouldn't get one this year.
You said it last night...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 21, 2010, 06:17:45 PM
Ha ha - I know, Matt!  I do truly want to stick to my guns!

It's just Pearly - I love that guitar.  Just seeing what the options out there are before it's too late...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 21, 2010, 06:38:02 PM
Go for it Dave - it's a great guitar. Was flicking through Rock n roll gearhead last night and as usual stopped on the Pearly Gates page for a while (and the La Grange strat)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: shobet on January 21, 2010, 06:55:30 PM
But she aint Pearly.

It would be like the Ferrari 365 'Daytona' Spyder in Miami Vice, it may have looked like a Ferrari but it in fact was a Corvette based kit car replica. It may look like the real thing but deep down you know it's not.

Again I'll say bagsy the red Tele.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 21, 2010, 07:20:48 PM
Ok, I've tracked down another one.  Seriously considering selling my motorbike to buy this:

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Pearly.jpg)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 21, 2010, 07:32:51 PM
That is awesome Dave. I would sell a motorbike in a heartbeat for that*




*I'm not a fan of motorbikes.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 21, 2010, 07:37:39 PM
Easy choice for you then mate!  :lol:

That one is particularly good looking - the other two I found (at Coda and Andertons) aren't as pretty......
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 21, 2010, 07:40:13 PM
 :D

There will always be other bikes  :P. How many PGs are likely to come up in future at a reasonable price? It is very pretty as well. No pressure then  :wink:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 21, 2010, 07:54:33 PM
I'd sell Dave's bike for that...

Seriously though, it is just a very nice Les Paul with some investment potential... IT'S NOT Pearly.

But I say if you want it buy it... and pay cash don't dream of borrowing on credit to buy it.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 21, 2010, 07:56:03 PM
I'm sure with his new found luthier skills Afghan can knock you one out in no time at all.

And being sensible I agree with the cash not credit comment.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 21, 2010, 08:05:10 PM
I can knock one out at the drop of a hat and do often...  :P

My point is if you get into a type of "feeding frenzy"

"Could Gibson go under? --- >So this could be my last chance--- >Oh can I find one?---->That was hard, everybody must be buying these up----- I better get it NOW & sell my bike later!"

Where's my credit card?

Sit back, take a breath and sell that bike first.  :?
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 21, 2010, 08:22:44 PM
I think you're crazy... but it's your money!   :wink:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Plexi Ken on January 21, 2010, 08:34:17 PM
Get it, if you have the cash (IMO) there is no down side  :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: HTH AMPS on January 21, 2010, 09:14:28 PM
You should join the Les Paul forum and ask over there - on that board there are dealers who specialise in this kind of thing with very good reps for cherry picking the good ones.

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: MDV on January 21, 2010, 09:30:56 PM
I think you're crazy... but it's your money!   :wink:

Agreed in full.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Matt77 on January 21, 2010, 10:13:06 PM
Buy it I say. You only live once!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 22, 2010, 12:15:25 PM
Any update Dave?

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: AndyR on January 22, 2010, 12:46:35 PM
Any update Dave?



He bought it, the missus found out, he's in casualty...

:lol:

btw - I agree with everything said so far.

You are crazy, but no more than anyone else...

I started wondering about the "Gibson going down rumours" and thinking "what should I get??". Then I sat there looking at my Explorer and SG Special Faded, and realised I hadn't been hankering after anything before I heard this, so for me, it's really "so what?"...

But if there is something you actually want, and it might get harder to buy one... hmmm...

If you got the cash, go for it...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 01:18:23 PM
My interest in this guitar is nothing to do with the "Gibson are knackered" rumours.  It's purely the Pearly Gates/Billy Gibbons thing.  I wouldn't go out and buy any old R9 - it's a Pearly or nothing.

A decision has been made.

I'm currently in a teleconference at work, but once it finishes I'll be making a call to leave a deposit on the one below.  It weighs 8.4lbs and is apparently stunning in the flesh:

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Pearly.jpg)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 22, 2010, 01:44:22 PM
I'm currently in a teleconference at work, but once it finishes I'll be making a call to leave a deposit on the one below.  It weighs 8.4lbs and is apparently stunning in the flesh:

Get in! That's what I like to hear.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 01:47:58 PM
I'm breaking the New Year's resolution nice and early, just like Philly Q  :lol:

Bit of an exceptional case though, this one.......
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 22, 2010, 01:48:51 PM
I'm breaking the New Year's resolution nice and early, just like Philly Q  :lol:

Bit of an exceptional case though, this one.......

Of course. Resolutions are there to be broken.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 22, 2010, 02:09:45 PM
I'm breaking the New Year's resolution nice and early, just like Philly Q  :lol:

Best to break 'em early, less guilt. 

It's costing you about 10 times as much, though!  :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: MDV on January 22, 2010, 02:16:15 PM
If youre gonna break it, utterly $%&#ing destroy it, I say.

(I still think youre mental though ;))
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 22, 2010, 02:35:10 PM
If youre gonna break it, utterly $%&#ing destroy it, I say.

(I still think youre mental though ;))

Might as well. Would be a shame to break one for a measly amount of money!!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 02:46:29 PM
Done!  Deposit left!

OMG!  What have I done?  :o
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 22, 2010, 02:48:03 PM
Woohoo!! Hope you don't get buyers remorse!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 03:28:28 PM
Very unlikely.  As a huge BG and ZZ Top fan, this is one of those things I just HAD to buy.  I've been trying to make my mind up for 3 months - it's taken that long to decide to do it.

I think it's the nicest looking one that's hit the UK.  All the other ones I've seen have had very average tops, although they sold so quick it's been hard to keep up...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 22, 2010, 03:30:49 PM
Sounds good then - if you've done that much thinking buyers remorse should be non existant!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 22, 2010, 03:49:31 PM
What about you not getting on with single-cutaway guitars?  Or have the Teles banished that?
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 03:56:19 PM
Teles have kinda banished that, plus I'll live with it for this guitar  ;)  Like I said, I wouldn't normally buy a Les Paul but I HAD to have this one.

I'm keen to explore the pickup mixing options you get with LPs again, as all my guitars (except my Epi SG) have master volume/tone now.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Matt77 on January 22, 2010, 04:07:07 PM
If it gives you extra 'Mojo' and you are in a position to buy it then do it.
If you can. Why not.
Please, please, please can me and Shobet come round to meet her?
We will bring his Matchless that he's not going to buy tomorrow to play her on.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 04:08:49 PM
No problem with you having a go, but Huw's radioactive monkey hands might be a bit too much  ;)

Enjoy World Guitars, make sure you buy something nice.  I've just set the benchmark....
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: shobet on January 22, 2010, 05:05:28 PM
Congrats Dave, now all you need is the beard.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: fbloke on January 22, 2010, 05:23:55 PM
If my experience of splashing out on a highly expensive Les Paul is anything to go by, the will be no buyer's remorse, only symptoms arising from w*nking yourself daft.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 22, 2010, 05:45:36 PM
Congrats, I'm sure it'll be amazing!!

However I wonder what they were smooking when they did that bookmatching  :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 05:53:03 PM
It's just the grain I think - same log, split down the middle, and carved away to make an LP top.  Lots of them vary hugely if the grain/flame runs at an angle  :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: 38thBeatle on January 22, 2010, 07:36:06 PM
Well you have done it in style. I look forward to hearing what you make of it when you get your hands on it Dave.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 07:42:27 PM
It'll be a couple of weeks until I get it, as I have to sort out the cash required!  I've given a 10% deposit so it isn't going anywhere until I pick it up  :)

There's several people wanting to know what it's like when I get it, and of course I'll let you guys know.

It's gonna be a long few weeks, but sorting out my motorbike ready for sale should pass the time...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 22, 2010, 07:46:55 PM
I reckon you've got yourself a keeper there Dave. Although I'm not an LP man that has whetted my appetite somewhat. Clips etc would be good when you get it.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 08:47:38 PM
No problem!  A full review will follow...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Tellboy on January 22, 2010, 10:00:35 PM
Hmmm..... I think you may be lucky... If you were a Jeff Beck fan  like me (apologies to you and Martin for mentioning that name again  :lol: ) you could have paid 8,000 for his Esquire reissue or maybe 10,000 for a Clapton Crossroads 335.. so 5.5k for a BG Pearly seems a snip  :D

Looks great - hope it sounds as good and does n't suffer from the unpredictability of Gibson QC!!!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: mikeluke on January 22, 2010, 10:33:09 PM
Guys - you are being FAR to nice to Dave - there are no where near enough references to "I've had it with GAS now" - "I've got all the guitars I will ever need..." Come on - stick it to him!!!

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 11:32:44 PM
:lol:

Those who know me well know that this was just too hard to resist!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 22, 2010, 11:44:12 PM
Great news Dave.

Have you ever played one or are you buying blind?

I'm sure it will be a dream come true.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2010, 11:55:16 PM
I'm sort of buying blind, but I will be playing it before I hand over the balance in a few weeks.

And yep, I know I'm mental.  GAS is a terrible disease.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 23, 2010, 12:02:26 AM
And yep, I know I'm mental.  GAS is a terrible disease.

This is what I tell Jane (the GAS bit, not that you're mental). She just doesn't understand the wants and needs of guitar players. She has heard me say - this is the last guitar I'll buy for a year so many times. Whenever I feel the urge of wanting another guitar I do spend a bit of time thinking of how to approach Jane with the news. Very sad.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 23, 2010, 12:17:38 AM
Congrats! I want LOTS of pics! I love the Pearly Gates!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 23, 2010, 09:16:05 AM
Motorbikes are overrated.

A guitar of this quality might stay with you and your children / grand children for generations to come.

And one ingenious riff on it could make you rich and famous, now try that with a motorbike.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Dmoney on January 23, 2010, 09:41:11 AM
Motorbikes are overrated.

A guitar of this quality might stay with you and your children / grand children for generations to come.

And one ingenious riff on it could make you rich and famous, now try that with a motorbike.

If you have a classic motorbike you can pass it down through your family.
you could do a cunning stunt on it and get rich and famous! probably just as likely as getting rich and famous writing a riff... maybe??
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 23, 2010, 09:44:02 AM
Motorbikes are overrated.

A guitar of this quality might stay with you and your children / grand children for generations to come.

And one ingenious riff on it could make you rich and famous, now try that with a motorbike.

If you have a classic motorbike you can pass it down through your family.
you could do a cunning stunt on it and get rich and famous! probably just as likely as getting rich and famous writing a riff... maybe??

I think it's more likely you'd break your neck doing that stunt which would result in your children and grand children never to be born  :?
 :lol:
 
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Dmoney on January 23, 2010, 09:49:43 AM
hahaha. True.  :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: AndyR on January 23, 2010, 10:09:24 AM
Guys - you are being FAR to nice to Dave - there are no where near enough references to "I've had it with GAS now" - "I've got all the guitars I will ever need..." Come on - stick it to him!!!

:lol: There's absolutely no point... we knows, he knows...

Nice one Dave - it does indeed look peachy :D

When it arrives, I'll be very interested to know what you manage to play on it for first few weeks. Are you gonna be stuck trying to get away from Billy Gibbons riffs/licks like I have Brian May riffs/licks?

It's a little bit different than the situation I've been in the last few weeks, because although it's a "Pearly", it's basically an LP, whereas mine is "Red Special" that doesn't quite play like anything else I've ever owned. It immediately unlocked all the Queen stuff I've absent-mindedly fiddled with over the last 30 years... and it's taken me 4 weeks to start playing anything other than Brian May on it!! I've even discovered that sixpences work rather well for me on this one, where they don't on other guitars (I started trying them in 79 or 80 and gave up quite quickly).

Anyway, hope the wait isn't too long, and that it exceeds expectations :D :D
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 23, 2010, 10:18:13 AM
The wait is too long already  :(
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: gingataff on January 23, 2010, 11:42:33 AM


A guitar of this quality might stay with you and your children / grand children for generations to come.


I though Twinfan said he wasn't going to have kids?

So I guess it'll just get left to the local cat's home instead ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 23, 2010, 11:43:40 AM
Exactly right mate, that's where it'll end up!

I'm sure when I'm old and grey there'll be some kid or relative who'll take it off me  ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 23, 2010, 12:21:17 PM
Exactly right mate, that's where it'll end up!

I'm sure when I'm old and grey there'll be some kid or relative who'll take it off me  ;)

Me, me, me!!

Aren't we all related somehow?
 8)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: lulusg on January 23, 2010, 12:39:46 PM
Most Beautiful thing!!! Thrilling !
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Johnny Mac on January 23, 2010, 02:51:17 PM
It does look nice Dave. The tones BG gets with the original are something else. Deguello is my fav' album. Such a subtle tone, i'm sure with your amp it will get as close as it can. Are you keeping the pups in? What are they?

3 months of going over it in your mind is how these things go isn't it! Nice one, I hope it does the business for you!

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Fourth Feline on January 23, 2010, 03:14:26 PM
I've joined this one a bit late Dave ;  but it sounds like a great idea.  Life is indeed ( relatively ) short - and it's certainly not going to drive you into penury.  A delicious find ;  not only as a genuine investment piece -  but as a thing of lasting ( and even improving ) beauty .   You've worked hard to secure the skills / job that fund this scheme - and ( as my old college lecturer used to say ) - " All work and no play , makes Jack a dull boy ".   Even I would get a good specimen of the Gibson L5 Custom models if life circumstances allowed.    Enjoy .   :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 23, 2010, 03:39:52 PM
Are you keeping the pups in? What are they?

That's is one dumb ass question JMac, SD Pearly Gates!... You muppet!  :lol:

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 23, 2010, 05:32:23 PM
They're SD Custom Shop Pearly Gates pickups.  Not the regular off the production line versions.  By all accounts they're superb, and I believe they will be.  I've got a cuople of other SD CS pickups and they're fantastic.  I know a pickup winder who says if they didn't wind their own pickups, they'd buy SD CS pickups.  Says a lot, I think!

I popped into the bank today to check my new credit card application was in progress, and manged to skip one of the steps that required posting out documents.  I should get the card in about a week, so that's helped me speed up getting Pearly  :D

I was going to go down to Stevenage to pick it up, but given it's a day in the car and 70+ in petrol I think I'll get it sent to me instead.  In which case, I should have it in about 10 days.

(And for the finance concerned folks, it's a 0% for 12 months card which will be cleared and cancelled once my bike is sold.  I'll wait a month or so until the weather picks up and I'll get a top price for it  ;) )
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 23, 2010, 06:39:17 PM
A couple of things in that last post could worry me.. new card/wait till summer to sell... Mmm

But I have faith in you Dave.

BTW Stevenage is just up the road for me so I could pick it up for you and give it a tune up & stretch the strings so it's ready for when you need it.  :P :P
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Johnny Mac on January 23, 2010, 06:48:58 PM
A couple of things in that last post could worry me.. new card/wait till summer to sell... Mmm

But I have faith in you Dave.

BTW Stevenage is just up the road for me so I could pick it up for you and give it a tune up & stretch the strings so it's ready for when you need it.  :P :P

I live closer than you Dave. I'M GETTING IT!!!!  :lol: :lol: I'l put the fur pimp coat on if I have to!
Yeah I take your point about what pups it has.  :oops: I hadn't read the spec on it  :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 23, 2010, 07:17:04 PM
If Johnny turns up at Coda wearing his fur "pimp coat" and can of Special Brew..

All bets are off.

forget your deposit...

They'll give him the Pearly Gates & run.  :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 23, 2010, 07:35:11 PM
:lol:

It won't be summer when the bike sells mate - March, as Spring begins, is prime time  :D
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Johnny Mac on January 23, 2010, 07:56:46 PM
They're SD Custom Shop Pearly Gates pickups.  Not the regular off the production line versions.  By all accounts they're superb, and I believe they will be.  I've got a cuople of other SD CS pickups and they're fantastic.  I know a pickup winder who says if they didn't wind their own pickups, they'd buy SD CS pickups.  Says a lot, I think!

I popped into the bank today to check my new credit card application was in progress, and manged to skip one of the steps that required posting out documents.  I should get the card in about a week, so that's helped me speed up getting Pearly  :D

I was going to go down to Stevenage to pick it up, but given it's a day in the car and 70+ in petrol I think I'll get it sent to me instead.  In which case, I should have it in about 10 days.

(And for the finance concerned folks, it's a 0% for 12 months card which will be cleared and cancelled once my bike is sold.  I'll wait a month or so until the weather picks up and I'll get a top price for it  ;) )

Those pups sound interesting.
Are you selling your Ducati? It should sell even though economy is still suffering, I mean not everyone is skint are they!   :wink: :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Johnny Mac on January 23, 2010, 08:02:29 PM
If Johnny turns up at Coda wearing his fur "pimp coat" and can of Special Brew..

All bets are off.

forget your deposit...

They'll give him the Pearly Gates & run.  :lol:

 :lol: :lol: Perhaps we should go in to business Dave. Acquiring goods in shops, you could drive the "Motah"

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 23, 2010, 08:46:57 PM
:lol:

Yeah, the Ducati will sell Johnny.  It's a model that's sought after, and the prices are holding well, so demand is still there  ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Johnny Mac on January 23, 2010, 09:07:06 PM
:lol:

Yeah, the Ducati will sell Johnny.  It's a model that's sought after, and the prices are holding well, so demand is still there  ;)

Good idea. I love bikes but I got them out of my system after working on them for 10 years. There are so many bad drivers now, so quit while your ahead, that's what I say!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 23, 2010, 09:13:57 PM
^ my thoughts exactly.  Mrs Twinfan has a licence too, but no bike at the minute, so she was very encouraging for me to do the deal.  She's a big Rev fan too, so she was no help whatsoever in helping me not buy it!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: mikeluke on January 24, 2010, 09:27:32 AM
I also be watching for a good deal in the near future on the remaining McCarty.....

;-)

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Matt77 on January 24, 2010, 10:13:42 AM

Dave will have an unlucky number of guitars when he gets the pearly
I think he should sell his red tele to help finance it.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 24, 2010, 10:58:49 AM
So many people want the red Tele!  You, Huw, Martin...

As if anyone would want this old thing???

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/relic1-large.jpg)


(Oh and Mike, the Korina McCarty ain't goin' nowhere.  I love that guitar, and with a one-piece body it's pretty darn rare....)


Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 24, 2010, 11:03:05 AM
I also want that red Tele. Perhaps you should raffle it off  :wink:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: shobet on January 24, 2010, 11:06:49 AM
So many people want the red Tele!  You, Huw, Martin...

As if anyone would want this old thing???

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/relic1-large.jpg)


(Oh and Mike, the Korina McCarty ain't goin' nowhere.  I love that guitar, and with a one-piece body it's pretty darn rare....)




Ooooh ME, ME, ME, ME!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 24, 2010, 11:07:49 AM
Not a chance!  It's a complete keeper.

There's an outside chance that I can get this Pearly by Saturday, in which case it could make it out for a gig...

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Pearly.jpg)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 24, 2010, 11:12:05 AM
Not a chance!  It's a complete keeper.

There's an outside chance that I can get this Pearly by Saturday, in which case it could make it out for a gig...

You're gigging it? I'm quite surprised about that - do you gig the ME?

Is your tele ash or alder?
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 24, 2010, 11:14:46 AM
Yep, the ME goes out from time to time.  Awful pic, but you can see the ME on the stand behind me...

(http://www.doppelganger-rock.com/Twinfan/LaCabronitaLive.JPG)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 24, 2010, 11:15:03 AM
Red Tele is Swamp Ash...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 24, 2010, 11:16:10 AM
Cheers mate. Hop you get Pearly in time for the gig!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 24, 2010, 11:22:11 AM
If I don't, I've got one next month it'll make it for  ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 24, 2010, 12:53:16 PM
I also want that red Tele. Perhaps you should raffle it off  :wink:

Count me IN :P
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 24, 2010, 04:17:27 PM
Mrs Twinfan has a licence too, but no bike at the minute, so she was very encouraging for me to do the deal.  She's a big Rev fan too, so she was no help whatsoever in helping me not buy it!

She's a diamond, that Mrs Twinfan.  No hiding guitars in the garage and intercepting the post when the credit card bill's due for our Dave.   :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: mikeluke on January 25, 2010, 10:44:15 AM
Is that fire extinguisher there JUST for your amps?

:-)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 25, 2010, 01:38:19 PM
Nah, it's for Martin "Lightning Fingers" Whelan on the other side of the stage..........
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Simon D on January 26, 2010, 09:52:48 PM
There's an outside chance that I can get this Pearly by Saturday, in which case it could make it out for a gig...

Dave, you're a much, much braver man than me to gig something like that. Congratulations though, it looks great and hopefully sounds even better. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it when you take delivery.  :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on January 26, 2010, 10:29:20 PM
Congrats TF! It looks awesome!

On a bad note, you've given me major LP Gas now!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 27, 2010, 12:03:04 AM
Looks like it won't arrive for Saturday's gig as I've decided to pick it up in person.

Road trip for me and Martin in a week or so I think...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: blue on January 27, 2010, 12:37:45 AM
i've arrived very late to this!  congrats Dave, STUNNING guitar.  i think this is the most excited i remember you being on here about a guitar, and considering some of the axes you've gone through over the last couple of years, that's really saying something!

yep, it's nearly as nice as the little Squire tele you used to have ;)

if you ever get sick of the Les Paul, it's welcome to come and keep the tele company
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 27, 2010, 08:54:57 AM
I'm pretty darn sure that "Francince" (for it is her name) won't be going anywhere!

I seem to be going through a "loving humbuckers" phase at the moment  :D
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 27, 2010, 01:04:51 PM
Bored of waiting now  :(

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Pearly_herself.jpg)(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Pearly.jpg)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 27, 2010, 02:21:19 PM
Bored of waiting now  :(

 :lol: :lol:

Never seen you so worked up!  You'll be tearing your hair out by next week!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 27, 2010, 02:35:18 PM
I've got plenty to tear out at the moment!  Work is being a pain in the arse as well, so it's just cr@p all round at the moment!

At least I've got two gigs this weekend to let off some steam!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 27, 2010, 03:19:55 PM
I've got plenty to tear out at the moment!  Work is being a pain in the arse as well, so it's just cr@p all round at the moment!

At least I've got two gigs this weekend to let off some steam!

Yep, I had a bad day at work yesterday. I let off loads of steam by going for a run. I must have been angry as I recorded my second best time ever on the coruse I do (and I'm a stone heavier than when I set the record!)

Looking forward to pics and a review of Francine when she turns up!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 27, 2010, 03:55:24 PM
Why Francine?

Wouldn't "Nearly Gates" be more in keeping with her actual heritage.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 27, 2010, 04:23:37 PM
Wouldn't "Nearly Gates" be more in keeping with her actual heritage.

I like that!  :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 27, 2010, 04:30:22 PM
Francine is the opening track from ZZ Top's second album, Rio Grande Mud:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_Mud

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: keith on January 27, 2010, 08:32:54 PM
Alright Dave nice plank bro...........so youre ditching the angus gear for beard and rigger boots...........I can only imagine what it will sound like through martamp. Got to be another Manchester get together so I can get my mits on it. ENJOY
keith
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 27, 2010, 09:26:56 PM
Got to be another Manchester get together

That sounds like a plan!

Dave - when you get it you've got to grab that slab, plug that sucker in and grind me a pound. And, of course, make yo'se'f happy.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 27, 2010, 10:02:51 PM
:lol:

Everyone seems to be going all Texas.....
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Fourth Feline on January 27, 2010, 10:36:00 PM
:lol:

Everyone seems to be going all Texas.....

Time to build  that beauty a glass case - and start charging admission ....  :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 27, 2010, 10:50:10 PM
Everyone seems to be going all Texas.....

 :D If I was ever to go to America (and I probably won't) Texas is the only destination I would go for.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 28, 2010, 12:42:52 PM
Time is ticking by.  Looks like Monday will be collection day.  Might have to check out what else they've got in stock when I'm there  ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 28, 2010, 01:09:43 PM
Time is ticking by.  Looks like Monday will be collection day.  Might have to check out what else they've got in stock when I'm there  ;)

Yeah, in for a penny, in for a pound!  :wink:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 28, 2010, 02:12:45 PM
Christ, I can't afford to actually BUY anything else!!!  :o  :lol:

I want to check out the VOS SGs, and Martin wants to check out the Byrdlands to see if he could be the next Ted Nugent  ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 28, 2010, 02:18:30 PM
Christ, I can't afford to actually BUY anything else!!!  :o  :lol:

I want to check out the VOS SGs, and Martin wants to check out the Byrdlands to see if he could be the next Ted Nugent  ;)

Which shop is it, by the way?  I lost track somewhere in the thread.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: blue on January 28, 2010, 02:28:46 PM
Martin wants to check out the Byrdlands to see if he could be the next Ted Nugent  ;)

make sure he brings his loincloth! :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 28, 2010, 02:55:37 PM
All this talk about LPs is making me want an LP (again). Maybe I should be a decent budget one and see how I get on - I couldn't justify spending thousands on a HB'd guitar!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 28, 2010, 03:33:30 PM
It's a Coda, Philly  :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 28, 2010, 03:47:26 PM
It's a Coda, Philly  :)

Luton or Stevenage?   Neither's the most scenic location for a day out, but at least it's in the old part of Stevenage (if I remember right).   :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 28, 2010, 03:51:46 PM
Yep, it's Stevenage.  Funnily enough, I bought my Les Paul Standard from there about 13 years ago!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: mikeluke on January 29, 2010, 04:26:24 PM
Ian - have a lovely Orville Les Paul for sale and only just down the road too.....

(http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss291/lucky_luke61/Orville%2096%20Les%20Paul/IMG_1239.jpg)

:-)

I can get my kids to relic it for you if you prefer the 'worn' look....
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: marauder on January 29, 2010, 04:31:43 PM
Christ, I can't afford to actually BUY anything else!!!  :o  :lol:

I want to check out the VOS SGs, and Martin wants to check out the Byrdlands to see if he could be the next Ted Nugent  ;)

Twinfan, VOS SGs are great, probably a bit overpriced when compared to a VOS LP, but really good to play, and weigh next to nothing.

Here's my pair of VOS's.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3541/3420315865_13b8992b96.jpg)


Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: mikeluke on January 29, 2010, 04:58:26 PM
What do you get for your extra 2K v one of these?

http://www.coda-music.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_22_47&products_id=6335

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 29, 2010, 05:09:32 PM
Ian - have a lovely Orville Les Paul for sale and only just down the road too.....

(http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss291/lucky_luke61/Orville%2096%20Les%20Paul/IMG_1239.jpg)

:-)

I can get my kids to relic it for you if you prefer the 'worn' look....

That's very nice. Sadly I don't think I'd have enough cash to afford it thoguh!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 29, 2010, 06:06:38 PM
What do you get for your extra 2K v one of these?

http://www.coda-music.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_22_47&products_id=6335

The Pearly Gates replicas are a 2009 R9 with:

* Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pearly Gates pickups
* An exact copy of the original guitar's neck profile
* Limited edition serial number and case
* Tops specifically selected by Billy Gibbons (not sure how closely though, but most do look like Pearly)
* Weights closely monitored (they seem to be between 8.5 and 9.5lbs)
* Burst colour and spray shape closely matches the original

Not a lot I guess - you either "get it" and want a Pearly, or you don't  :)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Matt77 on January 29, 2010, 06:15:22 PM
Time is ticking by.  Looks like Monday will be collection day.  Might have to check out what else they've got in stock when I'm there  ;)

I heard it might be snowing on Monday
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 29, 2010, 07:20:27 PM
Twinfan, VOS SGs are great, probably a bit overpriced when compared to a VOS LP, but really good to play, and weigh next to nothing.

Here's my pair of VOS's.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3541/3420315865_13b8992b96.jpg)

Very nice matey!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 29, 2010, 07:21:05 PM
I heard it might be snowing on Monday

Great  :roll:

Still waiting for the credit card, so unless it turns up tomorrow it'll be a week on Monday until we make the trip South.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: WezV on January 29, 2010, 08:15:49 PM
i hope the graupel doesnt delay your aquisition of pearly

seriously - are we becoming eskimo's, do we need more words for snow!!!
http://blogs.news.sky.com/theweathergirls/Post:a34b2878-bc5c-46a5-bd36-ec36acb71cd1
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 30, 2010, 12:19:21 PM
I really hope the snow doesn't come down too bad!

Monday is scheduled for picking up Pearly  :D
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 30, 2010, 12:28:56 PM
I really hope the snow doesn't come down too bad!

Monday is scheduled for picking up Pearly  :D

What's the problem, do you think she'll get a cold?  :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 30, 2010, 01:04:21 PM
:lol:

I've got a 4hr drive each way to pick it up!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 30, 2010, 01:20:03 PM
4hrs each way. I reckon it'll be worth it!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 30, 2010, 01:21:01 PM
:lol:

I've got a 4hr drive each way to pick it up!

Ouch that is a lot. Take breaks, it's better in the end.

Missus coming with you or will it be just you?

So if there is snow, make sure:
1. Your tank is full (in case you have to stop and stay in the car overnight)
2. You have enough water and ideally some tea in a can
3. Mobile is charged
4. To wear some wooly knickers LOL

Good luck with it mate, I'm sure the guitar is gonna be worth it and I do envy you for getting one, but I am not focussed on the LPs so much at the moment.

After my experience with a Tylerbaster last week, I am now fully infected by the Telecaster bug. I need a great and ballsy RW Tele very badly. James wouldn't build me a Tylerbuster as he stopped them and is committed on his Mongoose design now, a real bummer cause that guitar got to me very bad. In fact it was in my >20 years of playing the best ever guitar I got my hands on. We kept it on vid and I think you can see me really fall for it after about 6:00 on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_OBJOAsI8w

Maybe another Alder/RW Tele with Suhr Pickups would do the same trick for me.

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on January 30, 2010, 01:35:34 PM
In fact it was in my >20 years of playing the best ever guitar I got my hands on. We kept it on vid and I think you can see me really fall for it after about 6:00 on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_OBJOAsI8w

OK, I'm sorry, but I've gotta beat Afghan to this....

Wasn't it a bit distracting when your big buddy kept leaning over and twisting your knob while you were playing?  :|
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 30, 2010, 01:39:16 PM
In fact it was in my >20 years of playing the best ever guitar I got my hands on. We kept it on vid and I think you can see me really fall for it after about 6:00 on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_OBJOAsI8w

OK, I'm sorry, but I've gotta beat Afghan to this....

Wasn't it a bit distracting when your big buddy kept leaning over and twisting your knob while you were playing?  :|

 :D

We must have been watching at the same time Philly. That's exactly what I was thinking!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 30, 2010, 04:13:09 PM
In fact it was in my >20 years of playing the best ever guitar I got my hands on. We kept it on vid and I think you can see me really fall for it after about 6:00 on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_OBJOAsI8w

OK, I'm sorry, but I've gotta beat Afghan to this....

Wasn't it a bit distracting when your big buddy kept leaning over and twisting your knob while you were playing?  :|

Haha, he could have touched all kinds of buttons and I wouldn't even have realised - I was just so blown away by that Tyler  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 31, 2010, 10:44:06 AM
Snow's turned up - bugger!  Won't stop me making the trip though, hopefully!

Found this on the LP forum, Billy playing a Pearly at the signing session:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvlHZXe3H7U
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 31, 2010, 10:48:49 AM
Snow's turned up - bugger!  Won't stop me making the trip though, hopefully!

Found this on the LP forum, Billy playing a Pearly at the signing session:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvlHZXe3H7U

That sounds like a GREAT Les Paul ... can't wait to hear yours! Buckle up!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 31, 2010, 10:53:36 AM
Really bright and crispy isn't it?  None of this dull fatness you get with lots of them.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on January 31, 2010, 10:55:46 AM
Really bright and crispy isn't it?  None of this dull fatness you get with lots of them.

That's what I thought and that's how I like my LPs. You can always fatten up a crisp tone, but will be trying hard getting a crisp tone if the guitar is dull.

I'm sure it's gonna be great through your Martamps!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 31, 2010, 11:11:34 AM
* Pearly 240
* Expandora
* Martamp M45 and 2x12 with Greenbacks

Should sound nice  ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: 38thBeatle on January 31, 2010, 11:26:21 AM
That is a great clip. Sounds to me like a Les Paul should. That is a hat and a half too.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Matt77 on January 31, 2010, 03:26:34 PM
I'm not sure Dave is going to make it through the night.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: d1dsj on January 31, 2010, 04:11:02 PM
 :lol: late in here Dave, congrats to you! It does look real nice, I look forward to the pics mate.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 31, 2010, 06:29:10 PM
Martin's just bailed on me as he needs to finish an amp for a customer, so it's a long solo drive in the car tomorrow!

Might have to make an early start  ;)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 31, 2010, 07:42:08 PM
Take lots of ZZ Top and the time will fly by. The worst bit is the drive back - you'll have the guitar with you but won't able to play it. Or even look at it.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on January 31, 2010, 10:08:12 PM
Decided as I'm going on my own that I'm going on the train.

ZZ Top on shuffle play on the Walkman, plus Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 31, 2010, 10:11:58 PM
Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...

Excellent book! :)  You're gonna have a great day.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on January 31, 2010, 10:20:19 PM
Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...

Excellent book! :)  You're gonna have a great day.

A great book indeed. I first read it when invigilating an exam. I had to work really hard to stifle my laughter after reading the opening few lines about moosehead.

Neil Strauss's writing style is very easy to follow and leads to a very quick read.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: HTH AMPS on January 31, 2010, 11:22:20 PM
Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...

Excellent book! :)  You're gonna have a great day.

A great book indeed. I first read it when invigilating an exam. I had to work really hard to stifle my laughter after reading the opening few lines about moosehead.

Neil Strauss's writing style is very easy to follow and leads to a very quick read.

its the sort of book thats entertaining and funny to read even if you have no interest in the Crue.

Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Sifu Ben on January 31, 2010, 11:46:39 PM
Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...

Excellent book! :)  You're gonna have a great day.

A great book indeed. I first read it when invigilating an exam. I had to work really hard to stifle my laughter after reading the opening few lines about moosehead.

Neil Strauss's writing style is very easy to follow and leads to a very quick read.

its the sort of book thats entertaining and funny to read even if you have no interest in the Crue.


There are people with no interest in the Crue????
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: nfe on January 31, 2010, 11:50:38 PM
Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...

Excellent book! :)  You're gonna have a great day.

A great book indeed. I first read it when invigilating an exam. I had to work really hard to stifle my laughter after reading the opening few lines about moosehead.

Neil Strauss's writing style is very easy to follow and leads to a very quick read.

its the sort of book thats entertaining and funny to read even if you have no interest in the Crue.


There are people with no interest in the Crue????

Only sensible folks.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Afghan Dave on February 01, 2010, 12:17:50 AM
Maybe you should read it.  :?
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on February 01, 2010, 12:56:08 AM
Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...

Excellent book! :)  You're gonna have a great day.

A great book indeed. I first read it when invigilating an exam. I had to work really hard to stifle my laughter after reading the opening few lines about moosehead.

Neil Strauss's writing style is very easy to follow and leads to a very quick read.

its the sort of book thats entertaining and funny to read even if you have no interest in the Crue.


There are people with no interest in the Crue????

I have very little interest in the Crue, but I have read the book.  It's alright.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: FELINEGUITARS on February 01, 2010, 10:49:34 AM
Motley Crue's "The Dirt" to read.  Time should fly by...

Excellent book! :)  You're gonna have a great day.

A great book indeed. I first read it when invigilating an exam. I had to work really hard to stifle my laughter after reading the opening few lines about moosehead.

Neil Strauss's writing style is very easy to follow and leads to a very quick read.

its the sort of book thats entertaining and funny to read even if you have no interest in the Crue.



Great book - read it a few times
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: MrBump on February 01, 2010, 11:01:35 AM
Snow's turned up - bugger!  Won't stop me making the trip though, hopefully!

Found this on the LP forum, Billy playing a Pearly at the signing session:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvlHZXe3H7U

That beard is in serious danger of muting the strings...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: shobet on February 01, 2010, 11:26:48 AM
Is he there yet?
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on February 01, 2010, 05:00:53 PM
Been there, got back, just waiting for the guitar to warm up after a walk back from the train station in the snow.  Don't want cracked lacquer just yet, maybe in the future though...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: shobet on February 01, 2010, 05:02:49 PM
C'mon you bugger, pictures and a youtube vid or we'll come round and nick it!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on February 01, 2010, 05:07:30 PM
It's freaking gorgeous in the flesh - pics don't do it justice  :o

Oh, and some guy turned it down because it was too flamey - I kid you not!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on February 01, 2010, 05:08:57 PM
Looking forward to that vid!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on February 01, 2010, 05:10:33 PM
Amazing!

How are your heart rate and adrenalin levels?  :P
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on February 01, 2010, 05:20:06 PM
Better now I'm back home!  Had visions of leaving it on the train or getting mugged before it's insured!!!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Ian Price on February 01, 2010, 05:29:21 PM
Get off the fourm and get playing Dave!

Unless you don't like it  :wink:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Twinfan on February 01, 2010, 05:56:41 PM
Had a quick noodle - it's lovely  :D  As good as the Modern Eagle - no better, no worse, just a bit different.

This is a VERY good sign.

Just grabbing a strap......
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: juansolo on February 01, 2010, 06:01:55 PM
Chop chop!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: d1dsj on February 01, 2010, 07:04:40 PM
I'm finger tapping now............
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: 38thBeatle on February 01, 2010, 07:11:45 PM
I am also waiting Dave and don't forget what Fernando will be saying-you know the drill.
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: badgermark on February 01, 2010, 08:10:27 PM
What a c--k tease. I don't even like Les Pauls, never mind ZZ Top and I'm still frothing to see this bad boy. Get it out Dave! And show us photos!
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Johnny Mac on February 01, 2010, 08:24:13 PM
I can hear the tune to 'Countdown'.

What does it sound like?

:lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: AndyR on February 02, 2010, 12:50:45 PM
I can hear the tune to 'Countdown'.

Are you sure? I'm don't think that's the first thing I'd play on it...
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: FELINEGUITARS on February 02, 2010, 02:30:02 PM
I can hear the tune to 'Countdown'.

What does it sound like?

:lol:


Maybe the solo to "Final Countdown"?
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on February 02, 2010, 04:14:07 PM
Hello ...?

Anybody home ...?

We're eagerly awaiting your statement mister TF  8)
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: James C on February 02, 2010, 04:33:05 PM
I think he might be busy, something about a new guitar!?! Zoot Suit SG wasn't it?
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: hunter on February 02, 2010, 04:37:02 PM
I think it was a Harley Benton  :lol:
Title: Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
Post by: Philly Q on February 02, 2010, 05:02:34 PM
Hello ...?

Anybody home ...?

We're eagerly awaiting your statement mister TF  8)

C'mon Hunter, you've got to be ready for a bit of thread-hopping on this forum!  :P

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