Don't be a bunch of I-TOLD-YOU-SOs!!! :-)
Wait... I'm not 16.
So, like... Wait............... I'm *still* not 16!
As an aside, why must teenagers use "like" as 25% to 40% (anecdotally) of the words in each sentence? In fact, this abominable practice seems, more and more, to be continuing into adulthood. I actually told my niece that she could raise her IQ by 50 points just by using "like" appropriately. What did I get in return? Like, an eye-roll.
But I digress.....
Acoustic Music got an Eastman 815 last week. I've been playing my 515 but thinking about the 815.
Guess what? (i know... you guessed it!)
I went down there this afternoon. The 515 stayed with them and the 815 came home with me.
And... O.....M.....G(osh)..... What a difference. The sustain, the tone, the presence is an order of magnitude better.
Now I'm wondering if the spousal unit will notice that it's not the same instrument. My bet is YES. Having a PhD statistician with an eidetic memory on your team at work might be a good thing. On the other hand, having one on your team at home...
So all y'all said that I'd succumb to MAS. Is it still MAS if the total number of instruments doesn't change? In spirit, I think it's still MAS. Money was spent. It's a new instrument.
So go ahead... Get your jollies at my expense! But remember, I went with the full disclosure approach. That must be worth something.
1919 Gibson A1
2012 Eastman 815
2012 Eastman 315
an amp that goes to 11
CeeCee, Self-appointed arbiter of all that is good, just, and true
1 Spousal Unit, 4 cats
1919 Gibson A1, Collings MF, Eastman 815, Eastman 315, 7 guitars,1 amp that goes to 11
One Million Repetitions Equal One Truth. Aldous Huxley (paraphrased by rounding to 10^6)
Faster, faster... 'til the fear of death overcomes the thrill of speed. Hunter S. Thompson
The difference between theory and practice is smaller in theory than it is in practice. anon