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(Chicago Trib)   While my guitar gently sells for $675,000 at auction   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 34
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2014-05-18 02:10:00 PM  
I look at the provenance / and I see it needs authenticating
 
2014-05-18 02:16:27 PM  
I don't know how someone controlled you

They bought and sold you.

/been 13yrs already?
 
2014-05-18 02:29:13 PM  
Jim Irsay is laughing, "Hahahaha, that's nothing, I bought George Harrison's SG for $567,000 and paid $957,000 for Jerry Garcia's Tiger, that's nothing".

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2014-05-18 02:39:04 PM  
spineshank has the best cover of that song ever.
 
2014-05-18 02:58:13 PM  
ER, didn't Clapton play that one?
 
2014-05-18 03:05:26 PM  
Meh, the figure is only 6 numbers long
 
2014-05-18 03:08:33 PM  

loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?


Yes he did, and better
 
2014-05-18 03:11:37 PM  
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2014-05-18 03:16:29 PM  
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10 years ago you might have gotten 675k, but in today's economy they're just not bringing those kind of prices. I'll give you 1000 bucks for it.
 
2014-05-18 03:25:51 PM  
Hope the shipping crate is labeled 'Handle Me With Care', because it would suck if that thing got lost or damaged before it reached it's new owner at the end of the line.
 
2014-05-18 03:41:36 PM  
George was always me favorite moptop.
 
2014-05-18 04:02:31 PM  

chitownmike: loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?

Yes he did, and better


Jeff Healey's version kicked both their asses, blindfolded.
 
2014-05-18 04:09:30 PM  
I always liked when guitarists had a signature guitar that wasn't custom made.
Angus Young/Tony Iommi - Gibson SG
Michael Schenker/Randy Rhodes - Gibson Flying V
Ritchie Blackmore/ Jimi Hendrix - Fender Stratocaster
Jeff Beck - Fender Telecaster
 
2014-05-18 04:18:02 PM  
Seems like too much unless you can resell it for $675,001.00
 
2014-05-18 04:39:54 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: I always liked when guitarists had a signature guitar that wasn't custom made.
Angus Young/Tony Iommi - Gibson SG
Michael Schenker/Randy Rhodes - Gibson Flying V
Ritchie Blackmore/ Jimi Hendrix - Fender Stratocaster
Jeff Beck - Fender Telecaster


Rhodes' Vs were all custom jobs. He did play an apparently box-stock LP, though.
 
2014-05-18 04:44:28 PM  
Anyone who pays that much for a farking guitar needs to be beaten to death with a dildo.
 
2014-05-18 04:51:04 PM  

chitownmike: loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?

Yes he did, and better


The Beatles weren't great musicians individually.
 
2014-05-18 05:02:48 PM  

AbiNormal: Anyone who pays that much for a farking guitar needs to be beaten to death with a dildo.



Sploosh
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2014-05-18 05:04:33 PM  

WippitGuud: chitownmike: loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?

Yes he did, and better

Jeff Healey's version kicked both their asses, blindfolded.


Uuummmm...no
 
2014-05-18 05:29:16 PM  
What I meant was, the riff we all remember was Clapton playing on the Beatles' album.
 
2014-05-18 05:41:09 PM  

unitednihilists: WippitGuud: chitownmike: loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?

Yes he did, and better

Jeff Healey's version kicked both their asses, blindfolded.

Uuummmm...no


Ummm, yes.

SRV's cover of it was better as well.
 
2014-05-18 06:34:13 PM  

WippitGuud: chitownmike: loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?

Yes he did, and better

Jeff Healey's version kicked both their asses, blindfolded.


Blindfolded?! Bad kitty.
 
2014-05-18 06:39:20 PM  

Henry Holland: Jim Irsay is laughing, "Hahahaha, that's nothing, I bought George Harrison's SG for $567,000 and paid $957,000 for Jerry Garcia's Tiger, that's nothing".

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Ya know, I can see being a fan and having money and being willing to spend it on something like an axe with provenance.

But the day it goes to setting up a photoshoot with your "investments" is the day that, as was stated, someone needs to be beaten to death with a dildo.
 
2014-05-18 06:55:12 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: chitownmike: loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?

Yes he did, and better

The Beatles weren't great musicians individually.


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2014-05-18 07:44:56 PM  

loki see loki do: What I meant was, the riff we all remember was Clapton playing on the Beatles' album.


No, Clapton only plays the solo.  His instructions were: give the guitar a crying sound, without using a wah-wah.
 
2014-05-18 10:25:22 PM  
Doktor_Zhivago: The Beatles weren't great musicians individually.

John: average guitar player, one of the greatest singers in rock history
Paul: very good musician, could play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards well, plus he's one of the greatest singers in rock history
George: Didn't really show his stuff when with The Beatles, but his playing on All Things Must Pass is fantastic, plus he wrote my favorite Beatles song, Here Comes The Sun
Ringo: Fantastic straight-ahead drummer, pisses all over the vastly overrated Charlie Watts from a great height.

And, of course, collectively they're the greatest songwriters in rock history.

Skarekrough: But the day it goes to setting up a photoshoot with your "investments" is the day that, as was stated, someone needs to be beaten to death with a dildo.

Ha! Like Irsay would feel any pain what with all the pills he was hopped up on.
 
2014-05-19 02:02:05 AM  
Happiness is a warm gun.
 
2014-05-19 02:13:19 AM  

chitownmike: loki see loki do: ER, didn't Clapton play that one?

Yes he did, and better


No. It's the same recording. The song is by the Beatles, Clapton was the guest guitarist who played the solo.
 
2014-05-19 05:03:30 AM  

Henry Holland: John: average guitar player, one of the greatest singers in rock history
Paul: very good musician, could play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards well, plus he's one of the greatest singers in rock history
George: Didn't really show his stuff when with The Beatles, but his playing on All Things Must Pass is fantastic, plus he wrote my favorite Beatles song, Here Comes The Sun
Ringo: Fantastic straight-ahead drummer, pisses all over the vastly overrated Charlie Watts from a great height.


John was a solid piano/keyboard player and a rather unique rhythm guitarist
Paul was a "good" drummer in that he could keep time, but his playing wasn't very inspired (check out "The Ballad of John & Yoko": that's just John & Paul, with Paul playing drums)
George: there are moments throughout the Beatles work where his guitar playing shines, but he was never a showy player, so people often don't notice.  It wasn't until Magical Mystery Tour and after that guitar playing took center-stage.  George could also play piano in a rudimentary way (see: "Old Brown Shoe")
I'd put Ringo and Charlie as equal in terms of drumming.  In this age of click tracks and computer recording, it doesn't seem like much, but they are both completely solid time-keepers.  But they came from different backgrounds: Charlie is a jazz drummer, and has a great feel for when to play and when not to play (Ringo could never have done the opening of "Honky Tonk Women") while Ringo is a rock drummer whose main goal was to keep the beat and keep everything together.  He's not showy and when he does something like a fill, it is designed to be as neat and clean as possible.  A lot of what he plays sounds really simple, but it's actually really hard to do, which is why you don't see many other drummers playing like Ringo plays.
 
2014-05-19 09:07:05 AM  
Henry Holland:
Paul: very good musician, could play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards well, plus he's one of the greatest singers in rock history

Paul is one of the best bass players in popular music. Very innovative. After the Beatles broke up, it was pretty much the only good thing about Paul that John would acknowledge.
 
2014-05-19 09:47:54 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Henry Holland: John: average guitar player, one of the greatest singers in rock history
Paul: very good musician, could play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards well, plus he's one of the greatest singers in rock history
George: Didn't really show his stuff when with The Beatles, but his playing on All Things Must Pass is fantastic, plus he wrote my favorite Beatles song, Here Comes The Sun
Ringo: Fantastic straight-ahead drummer, pisses all over the vastly overrated Charlie Watts from a great height.

John was a solid piano/keyboard player and a rather unique rhythm guitarist
Paul was a "good" drummer in that he could keep time, but his playing wasn't very inspired (check out "The Ballad of John & Yoko": that's just John & Paul, with Paul playing drums)
George: there are moments throughout the Beatles work where his guitar playing shines, but he was never a showy player, so people often don't notice.  It wasn't until Magical Mystery Tour and after that guitar playing took center-stage.  George could also play piano in a rudimentary way (see: "Old Brown Shoe")
I'd put Ringo and Charlie as equal in terms of drumming.  In this age of click tracks and computer recording, it doesn't seem like much, but they are both completely solid time-keepers.  But they came from different backgrounds: Charlie is a jazz drummer, and has a great feel for when to play and when not to play (Ringo could never have done the opening of "Honky Tonk Women") while Ringo is a rock drummer whose main goal was to keep the beat and keep everything together.  He's not showy and when he does something like a fill, it is designed to be as neat and clean as possible.  A lot of what he plays sounds really simple, but it's actually really hard to do, which is why you don't see many other drummers playing like Ringo plays.


Another reason for Ringo's unique sound and style...he is a natural left hander playing right handed. When he was very young,it was still the age when adults tried to force their left handed kids to be right handed so he learned to play as a right hander but still had left hander tendencies, especially on fills and work on the toms....they sound "backwards" because he leads with the wrong hand on a kit set up for a right hander.
 
2014-05-19 11:00:43 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Henry Holland: John: average guitar player, one of the greatest singers in rock history
Paul: very good musician, could play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards well, plus he's one of the greatest singers in rock history
George: Didn't really show his stuff when with The Beatles, but his playing on All Things Must Pass is fantastic, plus he wrote my favorite Beatles song, Here Comes The Sun
Ringo: Fantastic straight-ahead drummer, pisses all over the vastly overrated Charlie Watts from a great height.

John was a solid piano/keyboard player and a rather unique rhythm guitarist
Paul was a "good" drummer in that he could keep time, but his playing wasn't very inspired (check out "The Ballad of John & Yoko": that's just John & Paul, with Paul playing drums)
George: there are moments throughout the Beatles work where his guitar playing shines, but he was never a showy player, so people often don't notice.  It wasn't until Magical Mystery Tour and after that guitar playing took center-stage.  George could also play piano in a rudimentary way (see: "Old Brown Shoe")
I'd put Ringo and Charlie as equal in terms of drumming.  In this age of click tracks and computer recording, it doesn't seem like much, but they are both completely solid time-keepers.  But they came from different backgrounds: Charlie is a jazz drummer, and has a great feel for when to play and when not to play (Ringo could never have done the opening of "Honky Tonk Women") while Ringo is a rock drummer whose main goal was to keep the beat and keep everything together.  He's not showy and when he does something like a fill, it is designed to be as neat and clean as possible.  A lot of what he plays sounds really simple, but it's actually really hard to do, which is why you don't see many other drummers playing like Ringo plays.


This.  So much this.  Well said.

I'm still surprised this particular guitar brought so much.  Had a brief moment in the early days, but wasn't one of THE famous guitars.  And to think, he bought it at a little shop just a couple hours south of me.  I have one like it (mine is a 450). Always wanted to go spend the night at sister Louise's old house in Benton when it was a bed and breakfast.  The wife said that would be nice, and I told her she wasn't going.  Just me and the Rickenbacker.
 
2014-05-19 02:20:37 PM  

ReapTheChaos: [b-i.forbesimg.com image 300x303]

10 years ago you might have gotten 675k, but in today's economy they're just not bringing those kind of prices. I'll give you 1000 bucks for it.


He actually bought Vic Flick's guitar for $55K
 
2014-05-19 11:38:15 PM  

Hawk24: Another reason for Ringo's unique sound and style...he is a natural left hander playing right handed. When he was very young,it was still the age when adults tried to force their left handed kids to be right handed so he learned to play as a right hander but still had left hander tendencies, especially on fills and work on the toms....they sound "backwards" because he leads with the wrong hand on a kit set up for a right hander.


Yeah, definitely that.

That's also probably a reason that Paul McCartney's drumming sounds like Ringo's: he's also left-handed and learned to play on Ringo's kit.
 
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