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Post by The Chad on Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:15 pm

fish wrote:In the words of Manwell in Fawlty Towers, Ke Laughing

Off topic, but we've slowly been watching the whole Fawlty Towers series. It makes me cring sometimes, it gets rolling along and becomes like a train wreck that you can't stop watching! Cleese has a unique talent for the awkward. Laughing

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Post by fish on Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:34 pm

The Chad wrote:
fish wrote:In the words of Manwell in Fawlty Towers, Ke Laughing

Off topic, but we've slowly been watching the whole Fawlty Towers series. It makes me cring sometimes, it gets rolling along and becomes like a train wreck that you can't stop watching! Cleese has a unique talent for the awkward. Laughing

Have you watched the Rat episode yet Chad Very Happy I think that was my favorite, or the one where Cleese kicked & thrashed his Austin 1100 with the bow of a tree Laughing

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Post by The Chad on Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:47 pm

lol! Yes we did, just a month ago! Manuel's pet rat gets out and the health inspector comes around for a visit! Oh man, I'm laughing thinking about it. That episode is great. And the one where the guy dies and they hide his body all over the place, and the old lady keeps finding him propped up different places! cheers I laughed till I cried on that one. Ah, good show, good show.

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Post by Barry on Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:34 pm

fish wrote:In the words of Manwell in Fawlty Towers, Ke
I think Manuel would have said something more like "¿Qué?" And yes, Fawlty Towers is the funniest sitcom ever made, thanks to Cleese's almost obsessive attention to details, timing and writing. They tried to make an American version of it, but the sponsors or producers or somebody, would not do it the way Cleese insisted it had to be done. It failed miserably.

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Post by Iceman on Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:26 pm

John Cleese is a comedic genius. Played the greatest Robin Hood ever in the movie Time Bandits.

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Post by Barry on Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:38 pm

Iceman wrote:John Cleese is a comedic genius. Played the greatest Robin Hood ever in the movie Time Bandits.
And did it without a silly walk! Fawlty Towers stings now because we've become so bloody politically correct we can't laugh at ourselves and our short comings anymore. Sometimes I really miss the 70's (sniff).

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Post by Iceman on Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:43 pm

NONE SHALL PASS !!!!

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Post by richardlpalmer on Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:48 pm

corsair wrote:X350MA Pantera; 48 built and oddly, quite a few of them on here; Westbone has one as his avatar. More info on 'em..

http://www.westone.info/panterax350ma.html
Sadly, the link doesn't want to work for me. It forwards to a "Spares" page...

fish wrote:I'd better recap here Richard. Ice knows what an X350MA is, one of his first posts was that he would like to find one.

My post was for Ice but as you had posted your note as I wrote mine I added ''would suit Richard too'' relating to the link, though grammatically it reads all wrong, or am I just digging a deeper hole for myself. :?:
Ahhhhh, clear as mud! (J/K, I really do understand -- thanks for the details.)

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corsair wrote:I raced an old Royal Enfield Bullet an eon ago... haven't had my leg over since my brother-in-law was killed on a bike...

I came across this pic while looking for something else on Google, not an Enfield Bullet but its a nice old photo. Didn't know Enfield had built a fully enclosed production bike, 1932 as well. I always though the 1955 Vincent Black Shadow & Prince were the first enclosed production bikes Surprised



Woman Seeks Directions
1932 UK, A woman perches on a Royal Enfield, "Cycar", motorcycle while she asks directions from a Royal Automobile Club rider. The "Cycar" is fully enclosed which prevents oil and grease from soiling its rider.

I guess it was posed for an add but interesting non the less Very Happy
Wow! What a great looking piece of history (and the bike is nice, too!)

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Post by Iceman on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:52 pm

The spares page is a temporary redirect as he is going out of business. The former links will most likely be back after the 5th of April.

Just remember Richard that I was not the one plying you with links to expensive whiskey vacations so when you see that gorgeous axe you would not be able to recognize it for what it is. Very Happy Smile Laughing

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Post by grogg on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:55 pm

Iceman wrote:NONE SHALL PASS !!!!

I take it you mean the Black Knight. Monty

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Post by Barry on Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:32 pm

Razz Never gets old!

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Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:43 pm

...no its not.....it's just a flesh wound. lol!

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Post by richardlpalmer on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:04 am

Iceman wrote:The spares page is a temporary redirect as he is going out of business. The former links will most likely be back after the 5th of April.

Just remember Richard that I was not the one plying you with links to expensive whiskey vacations so when you see that gorgeous axe you would not be able to recognize it for what it is. Very Happy Smile Laughing
FWIW, my main guitar forum is http://www.birdsandmoons.com. I am almost numb from looking at ridiculously gorgeous (and expensive) equipment. I consider myself very fortunate to have one very nice guitar. So many on that forum have MANY that make mine look like something found in the discard pile. Smile

That being said, I'm looking forward to seeing it. I love exotic guitars! Hopefully it's waaaaaaay out of my budget and then I won't even pine for it. Wink

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Post by corsair on Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:52 am

I agree.... the really expensive guitars are pretty to look at and to wonder at the price, but in terms of playability do they offer $10,000 worth of extra comfort and versatility?! I would hazard a guess and think not really; awful lot of pose value though!! Very Happy

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Post by richardlpalmer on Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:26 am

corsair wrote:I agree.... the really expensive guitars are pretty to look at and to wonder at the price, but in terms of playability do they offer $10,000 worth of extra comfort and versatility?! I would hazard a guess and think not really; awful lot of pose value though!! Very Happy
Well, I don't know about that either way. I think there's an awful lot to be said about aesthetics and inspiration. But also the quality and workmanship involved in some of those instruments is ridiculous. And some of the woods & electronics are the equivalent of unobtanium -- creating tones you can't get otherwise...

And to also be fair, a lot of the guys getting instruments of that caliber are often consummate professionals -- using them as the craft of their trade.

And lest there be any confusion, I'm not one of those people. Wink

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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:21 pm

Well said.

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Post by corsair on Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:37 pm

Westbone wrote:Well said.

By whom? Laughing

Is a £10000 instrument really £9000 better than a £1000 instrument? Surely the law of diminishing returns must take effect in there someplace?!

If you're talking about the sheer aesthetics of a beautiful piece of wood, then I yield - my old shotgun has a Claro Walnut exhibition grade stock and it is truly a thing of wonder... or it would have been if my grandfather didn't have the predilection for rubbing gun oil into it every time he cleaned it!!

I've seen pros using all manner of gear, but I've got to say most usually used a Stratocaster which had been normally pretty heavily breathed on and tarted up for just about everything I ever saw them use it on!!

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Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:34 pm

Again proving that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Trying to grasp another's ideal in a guitar I suppose can be as elusive as attempting to describe a rainbow to a blind man.

Those that have invested a great deal of time in playing would necessarily see the practical beauty of a battered Strat with uber tone. Twisted Evil

Those that pursue a guitar as an expression of creativity or art may be drawn first to the instuments lines, finish, symmetry (or lack thereof), color, etc. Shocked

Those that collect probably first look to the uniqueness of the production, the material qualities that might set it apart. study

This post in itself is a thing of beauty. Review it and see where it has been and wonder "who knows where it will go?" What a eclectic group of individuals with rich experiences and varied opinions we have here.

A tip of my cap to you, Corsair. True restraint exercised where other admins might have choked off it's wonderful, winding nature. cheers cheers cheers cheers

Truly a repectful, organic, freeflowing exchange of our thoughts as we all grow in our appreciation of those axes we own, have owned and hope one day to own.

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Post by richardlpalmer on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:42 pm

corsair wrote:
Westbone wrote:Well said.

By whom? Laughing

Is a £10000 instrument really £9000 better than a £1000 instrument? Surely the law of diminishing returns must take effect in there someplace?!

If you're talking about the sheer aesthetics of a beautiful piece of wood, then I yield - my old shotgun has a Claro Walnut exhibition grade stock and it is truly a thing of wonder... or it would have been if my grandfather didn't have the predilection for rubbing gun oil into it every time he cleaned it!!

I've seen pros using all manner of gear, but I've got to say most usually used a Stratocaster which had been normally pretty heavily breathed on and tarted up for just about everything I ever saw them use it on!!
I disagree to some amount. Those "battered" instruments are very often quite spectacular -- just well used and naturally relic'd. Looking at Stevie Ray Vaughn's strat at first glance gives the idea that it's just a beat up, ordinary strat. But the truth is more on the order of custom one-off neck profile, individually custom wound (and by hand) pups, electronics that have been "massaged" within an inch of their lives, etc.

And what of a concert violinist. Why do they seek particular Stradavarius specimens over others makes? Surely the massive price difference couldn't make THAT much difference in tone. Or for that matter what about just the violin bow? The best being made by one very specific type of relatively rare wood (Pernabuco) and costing many hundreds (some, thousands) of dollars for it alone.

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