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(CTV News)   Man steals $8,000 guitar by hiding it in his pants. Were they bellbottoms?   (toronto.ctvnews.ca) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Gibson Les Paul, Les Paul, Guitar, Electric guitar, Regional police, news release, Richmond Hill, Ontario, music store north of Toronto  
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2022-01-20 9:08:25 AM  
In Your Pants!!!
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2022-01-20 9:35:33 AM  
Did they catch him trying to hide it by doing the boot scootin boogie?
 
2022-01-20 9:38:07 AM  
Let me tell you about bell-bottoms.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Bellbottoms
Youtube XlTqcshkmc8
 
2022-01-20 9:39:05 AM  
They're looking for him so that means he was able to pulling off.  I am surprised a guitar would fit.  I guess he can really jam.
 
2022-01-20 9:39:07 AM  
Thats impressive.  I don't understand how this would be remotely possible in a guitar store, or that your pants would have that much room.  I just grabbed my LP... well, it would be awkward to say the least.
 
2022-01-20 9:39:18 AM  

dothemath: Gibson Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '59 Les Paul Standard

He has good taste at least.


Until you click the link to discover he has a silly little man-bun.
 
2022-01-20 9:41:42 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:42:57 AM  
 
2022-01-20 9:42:59 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:43:12 AM  
Man Steals Guitar in His Pants | ABC News
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2022-01-20 9:43:46 AM  
Idiot can't wear a mask right even when criming
 
2022-01-20 9:43:52 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:44:41 AM  
Nashville 2019

Camera catches man stealing guitar by shoving it in his pants
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2022-01-20 9:45:21 AM  
Was the perp wearing JNCOs?
 
2022-01-20 9:45:28 AM  
2010

Guy steals guitar by putting down pants.
Youtube e9oVNi5RV9w
 
2022-01-20 9:46:35 AM  
Must have been strung out.
 
2022-01-20 9:46:48 AM  

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Is the lower knob near the selector switch missing?
 
2022-01-20 9:47:15 AM  

Tonto's Expanding Headband: $6500 from Musicians Friend


Which is right around the $8K CDN mentioned in TFA.
 
2022-01-20 9:47:56 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:48:19 AM  
While browsing through a pawnshop,
I saw this old guitar,
Its keys were bent and rusted,
its body scratched and scared
Holy Moses!
Would you believe that guitar began to talk.?
I swear it is

Now it started like a thinkin,
I wasn't stoned nor drinkin,
when I heard that talkin guitar say:

My daddy was a Gibson
my momma was a Fender
That's why they call me,
Mindbender,
Mindbender
That's my name

You better believe it
It was a mind bending thing.!

I said: Now listen, guitar,
What you're tryin to do?
People will think I'm crazy,
if they see me talkin to you .!

He said: What's that you say?
I said: You'd better hold your tongue.!

Now it started like a thinkin,
I wasn't stoned nor drinkin,
when, I swear, I heard that guitar say:

My daddy was a Gibson
my momma was a Fender
That's why they call me,
Mindbender, Mindbender
That's my name, my name

You'd better believe it, brother
It was a mind bending thing
 
2022-01-20 9:48:26 AM  
You never hear this about Steinberger guitars.
 
2022-01-20 9:48:52 AM  
That guy really stuck his neck out. But don't fret, I'm sure a little time in the head stock will change his tune. But don't string him up, that would be a bridge far. We don't want to saddle society with that burden.
 
2022-01-20 9:49:00 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:49:29 AM  

Tonto's Expanding Headband: $6500 from Musicians Friend


Canadian store, Canadian news report.  So, $8000 CAD..

For your future use...
 
2022-01-20 9:49:55 AM  

Thunderboy: Tonto's Expanding Headband: $6500 from Musicians Friend

Which is right around the $8K CDN mentioned in TFA.


DOH! I see that now. I only clicked on TFA to see what kind of guitar it was.
 
2022-01-20 9:51:32 AM  

undernova: You never hear this about Steinberger guitars.


I had the Steinberger bass. In the case, it looked like a riffle case. One day on the way to a gig, I was stopped at a DUI check point.  The cop asked what kind of gun was in the case. I told him it was a bass guitar.

He did not believe me, had me get out of the car, and then he grabbed the case, unzipped it and wow, what do you know, it was a bass not a rifle.
 
2022-01-20 9:52:14 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:52:52 AM  

dothemath: At the Gibson Nashville Showroom.


Curious, how many of them stayed in tune?
 
2022-01-20 9:53:42 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:55:50 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:56:07 AM  
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Photo of suspect
 
2022-01-20 9:57:05 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:58:42 AM  
I did that that once with an album... guy at the store yelled "HEY! Is that a record in your pants?" I said "No, but I'm pretty proud of it anyway....."
hello? this thing on?
 
2022-01-20 10:00:36 AM  

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ok, so more great rears.
 
2022-01-20 10:01:43 AM  

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This is like the N+1 rule for cyclists.

The correct number of bicycles you should have is the number you currently have, (N) + 1.

The corollary to this rule is S-1 where S= the number of bicycles that would cause your spouse/SO to leave you.
 
2022-01-20 10:06:20 AM  

Tonto's Expanding Headband: steklo: [Fark user image 850x850]

This is like the N+1 rule for cyclists.

The correct number of bicycles you should have is the number you currently have, (N) + 1.

The corollary to this rule is S-1 where S= the number of bicycles that would cause your spouse/SO to leave you.


I myself own 12 guitars and basses. My one friend owns over 200 guitars. Quite an amazing collection and he was really nice about it too. If I wanted to play one of his, he always let me. "What good is a guitar if it's not played" he would say.
 
2022-01-20 10:07:32 AM  

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I own one of those.  Hard to hold, because its so light; I end up kind of holding the neck upright and bracing it on my leg. Sound wise, And not exactly versatile in terms of tuning.  But it does have a fun twangy kind of pseudo-banjo sound going.  They're neat instruments and a good company to support!
 
2022-01-20 10:09:38 AM  

Muta: They're looking for him so that means he was able to pulling off.  I am surprised a guitar would fit.  I guess he can really jam.


They didn't file the police report until 10 days after it was stolen.  So apparently nobody noticed it was gone for over a week, and then they went back through camera footage to figure out when it disappeared...

In talking to the guys at my local mom-n-pop, this is apparently a fairly common way people TRY to steal guitars.  It's also pretty obvious, when staff is paying attention, and why there's always an employee near the door that doesn't have any responsibilities other than watching everyone coming and going.
 
2022-01-20 10:13:25 AM  

steklo: Tonto's Expanding Headband: steklo: [Fark user image 850x850]

This is like the N+1 rule for cyclists.

The correct number of bicycles you should have is the number you currently have, (N) + 1.

The corollary to this rule is S-1 where S= the number of bicycles that would cause your spouse/SO to leave you.

I myself own 12 guitars and basses. My one friend owns over 200 guitars. Quite an amazing collection and he was really nice about it too. If I wanted to play one of his, he always let me. "What good is a guitar if it's not played" he would say.


What's it like being friends with Joe Bonamassa?
 
2022-01-20 10:14:39 AM  
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Cold Shot (Video)
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2022-01-20 10:18:11 AM  
I would pay that much for a Fodera or PRS but not a modern gibson.
 
2022-01-20 10:20:44 AM  

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2022-01-20 10:23:10 AM  
Am I right in seeing that the guitar in the article picture is a lefty?
 
2022-01-20 10:26:04 AM  
I think that's the guy in the background, but I'm not sure - I was distracted
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2022-01-20 10:26:53 AM  
I've heard of G-string underwear, but that's ridiculous!
 
2022-01-20 10:28:09 AM  
The fabulous and most groovy
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Bellbottoms
Youtube l2J3Xtljf1c
 
2022-01-20 10:29:28 AM  

abbarach: What's it like being friends with Joe Bonamassa?


Oh trust me, he's no Joe Bonamassa.  He's independently wealthy, like to drink Scotch, smoke massive amounts of pot and is extremely generous. Once I called to tell him I couldn't make it to rehearsal

Jeff: What do you mean you can't make it?
Me: Honestly, I don't have a dime to put into the gas tank to get there tonight.
Jeff: BS...that's the worst excuse ever. Give me you bank account number, I'll wire you $50 so you have money for gas.

He was a really nice guy.

here if you want to listen to use play. I'm on lead guitar on this tune:


this was also the place we rehearsed in

Dancing Barefoot (cover) by Thursday Night Cowboys
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2022-01-20 10:45:32 AM  

steklo: [Fark user image 489x484]


LOL

Friend went through this phase - he had like 6 guitars
Dude didn't even know how to play anything other than Louie Louie

SMDH
 
2022-01-20 10:51:19 AM  
The real crime is asking 8k for a guitar
 
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