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    So I get a text this afternoon from my Evil Axe Pimp's minion:

    First a picture, followed by this -

    "Hey Bob. This is Lexx at Sam Ash. Danny said you'd want to see the new Ace Frehley we got in. Isn't she Georgeous"

    As if anyone needs friends like that. So I bolt to my local Sam Ash to find this:



    It's in the glass. However, they get it out. It's just flippin' beautiful.



    Obviously they don't just let everyone paw this thing. But I'm not everyone.



    So I play it for a while. Buttah - Just pure buttah. Feels awesome, has the resonance. Richlite board feels great. Eventually it ends up pluged into a Blackstar. Les Paul, Super distortions (all wired up, by the way - middle/bridge sounds really good), and a Blackstar. Ahhhh. I rip through some classics. The first song ever played on this guitar - Shock Me, of course.

    It's $2200 - and they are doing 18mo financing. The pain is very intense guys.

    Now, I don't know if any of you have ever excperienced the smell of a brand new case fresh Les Paul. It's an amazing scent. Hypnotic, captivating, sexy, inviting. I'll never forget the smell. Christmas 1979 doesn't smell like nutmeg and cinnamon to me. It smells like new Les Paul.

    I got i the car and turned the radio to go home - after an hour of looking, sniffing, discussing, playing plugged/unplugged.

    Shout It Out Loud is playing (destroyer version).

    help me - I'm weak. Also, see the Aceman wants to sell some coins thread in soundoff.
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    Aceman, your advice was a rich tapestry of hard-fought research, blood, sweat and tears and the homespun wisdom we've all learned to expect and relish from our itinerant face-painted lunatic. I would like to award you a internet trophy for "best comment on a proco rat discussion". Let it be written in the annals of history; Aceman sure as heck helped.

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    Get the Epiphone version, to satisfy the need for an Ace guitar. Then make your mark on something of your own.
    I've never understood buying a signature guitar/pedal/amp.

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    Do it!

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    Default Re: Excruciatingly Painful GAS - help...

    Stop eating fiber bars.

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    Buy it. That seems like a pretty decent deal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    Buy it. That seems like a pretty decent deal to me.
    Same here. Usually signatures cost more than an LP Standard..
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    I'm pretty sure it's like nailing twins. They are identical but feel totally different.

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    Great deal for a guitar you will enjoy for a long time. Makes sense to me. Do it.
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    saw that on the cover of their latest catalog. looks pretty sick.

    see if your "buddy" will take a bit off - maybe no sales tax or something, then strike like a cobra.

    I remember going to my first strip club - the token stripper scent was with me for like a week. Is it like that?

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    My spider sense is vetoing this.


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    Ah just get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DankStar View Post
    saw that on the cover of their latest catalog. looks pretty sick.

    see if your "buddy" will take a bit off - maybe no sales tax or something, then strike like a cobra.

    I remember going to my first strip club - the token stripper scent was with me for like a week. Is it like that?
    There is no bonus discount system (that I'm talking about...).

    And a Les Paul like that close enough to catch the scent....there could be strippers getting on all around you - you would never notice. It is NOTHING like stripper perfume. You need to go out, find a righteous LP, and catch a whiff.
    Quote Originally Posted by jon the art guy View Post
    Aceman, your advice was a rich tapestry of hard-fought research, blood, sweat and tears and the homespun wisdom we've all learned to expect and relish from our itinerant face-painted lunatic. I would like to award you a internet trophy for "best comment on a proco rat discussion". Let it be written in the annals of history; Aceman sure as heck helped.

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    One thing that bothers me about this, is that it does not have back binding. It's like one of the new LPs...I forget the model. Basically a Custom with the Richlite board and no rear binding plus chrome hardware....

    But I don't know how I feel about that on an Ace model. Things like that bug me....

    But dammm it was a fine fine axe.
    Quote Originally Posted by jon the art guy View Post
    Aceman, your advice was a rich tapestry of hard-fought research, blood, sweat and tears and the homespun wisdom we've all learned to expect and relish from our itinerant face-painted lunatic. I would like to award you a internet trophy for "best comment on a proco rat discussion". Let it be written in the annals of history; Aceman sure as heck helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    There is no bonus discount system (that I'm talking about...).

    And a Les Paul like that close enough to catch the scent....there could be strippers getting on all around you - you would never notice. It is NOTHING like stripper perfume. You need to go out, find a righteous LP, and catch a whiff.
    The store I buy my guitars from smells like that. It's more addictive than meth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_104 View Post
    The store I buy my guitars from smells like that. It's more addictive than meth.
    I have two closets that smell like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varg View Post
    Get the Epiphone version, to satisfy the need for an Ace guitar. Then make your mark on something of your own.
    I've never understood buying a signature guitar/pedal/amp.
    you don't get this thread at all man.

    ace: do it
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    It ain't at your house tonight?

    You do know I sent you that link before I saw this right? Now I REALLY wanna post that.
    Aint no pro but I know what I like....
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    dude you should orpheo him

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    Naaahhh! Can't do that to Big Bob.

    I do expect to play that soon though.
    Aint no pro but I know what I like....
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrozombie View Post
    you don't get this thread at all man.

    ace: do it
    I just gained a little more respect for you, AZ.

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