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  1. AHHHHH FUCK!!! You just ruined my surprise! 😒I scrolled through all your pics, and could not look away. I live in the Carolina's so obviously UPS is having shipping issues. Based on tracking I should get mine tomorrow though. Waiting to listen to album then as well instead of listening to streamed sources.
  2. Epiphone Limited Edition Slash Firebird

    Yeah if I had to do it over I would have just bought the higher end Epi Les Paul AFD model. As far as the sound my Les Paul makes, fortunately for me the Slash tone is exactly how I think a guitar should sound. At least that is the sound that is in my head that I'm trying to bring to life. Except the sound in my head varies slightly. Kind of like if Slash had played lead in the Black Crowes. A bluesy southern hard rock sound...
  3. Epiphone Limited Edition Slash Firebird

    Yeah if you are going to go Epi Les Paul then the $500 range is the way to go. If you want that AFD sound put some Seymour Duncan Alnico II Slash pickups in. They are wound different for that AFD sound. Did that with my Epi Les Paul, and couldn't be happier. Still need to change the pots though so by the time I'm done I'll probably be in the entry level Gibson Les Paul range as far as costs. My Epi has the coil tapping so you get that single coil stripped back blues sound as well. I do play a Strat for the classic sound, and Dean MAB III for shredding. Although those are for when I'm in the mood. My Les Paul is my everyday rocker.
  4. I was 18. A few friends and myself went to 'Sounds Familiar' at midnight. Waste of time as the line was out the door, and by the time we got to grab them only Illusions I was left. I remember thinking "Who is buying just Illusions II and not both?!?". I am guessing because YCBM and Civil War had already been heard more people decided to buy II first. Anyway that weekend after most everyone I knew (metal head or not) had their copies we had a listening party. Most of us had already listened to them, but wanted a reason to party. That's what made that time period so great as fan of any band much less G'n'R. Just the love of rock, live music, and overall excitement of new music from your favorite band. Although we never had listening party like that for any other band's release. G'n'R were special to everyone in that day and age. What's funny is at the time some of my friends didn't like Illusions that much because it didn't sound like Appetite, but I personally loved the progression. G'n'R had provided a sound track for my teenage years, and now I was growing up with them and their music. Some of us are still debating this today. Even funnier I don't care a whole lot for Chinese Democracy for similar reasons. However the bigger reason is no Slash or Duff (even Izzy to an extent).
  5. Yesterday morning (25th) around 9:30 AM. I had heard there were going to be different bundle options a few days ago. So I went on Slash's website on the 24th, but no mention of the bundles. Checked 1st thing Wednesday (25th), and saw the signed insert option. However the only reason I saw that option was because I clicked on the bundle with the book. I did not know there would be a signed insert until I clicked the "Buy Now". Once I saw a signed insert for the 1st 250 pre-orders I jumped on it. I honestly thought that I would be too late then. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the autographed insert added to the invoice.
  6. Same here. I was going to get the T-shirt CD bundle until I saw for 25 more I could get LP version with a signed insert. Have more than enough T-shirts. Been thinking of starting a vinyl collection anyway so this just made my decision easier. Available for 1st 250 made it that much easier to decide as well. Nice to be 1 of only 250 people to get the autograph, and though it wasn't in person at least it was signed for just for me (and 249 others). Makes it better in my eyes than just paying for autograph from eBay.
  7. Me too. Did you get the order in on time to get the signed Slash note (assuming you ordered the special deluxe edition)? Apparently I did because it was added to my order separately in the invoice. I don't actually own a record player anymore (yes I used to back when it was more than just nostalgia), but have been thinking about getting back into vinyl. I figured since the special deluxe edition also comes with the CD now would be a good excuse to get a record player and start a new vinyl collection. Unfortunately my brothers KISS and Led Zepp albums are long gone so I will be buying repo's of the classics.
  8. 'Chip Away the Stone' would kick ass. I've always wondered why that song is not covered by any bands, not just G'n'R.
  9. Super Deluxe box set from Amazon for $138. Fucking dig it! Sure most of the stuff I've seen and heard before, but not all of it and not this quality. If you love Guns then no reason not to dish out less than an $150 for it. Getting it on day of release is great also. - Love pages 32-34 reading about Appetite songs for each track with comments from whole band. - Really digging 'You're Crazy (Acoustic Version)' on CD 4. Like the distortion on Axl's mic. Just feels like a countryish 70's song this way. No cursing, but I can get over that. - Liked the groove of 'New Work Tune'. Wished they would have done something with it. - Overall quality of recordings on CD's. Remastered 'Heartbreak Hotel' my favorite of all the songs I've heard shittier versions of before. - Thinking of getting some of the 2 page pictures professionally copied for lesser seen and much cooler posters for my jam room (definitely the 1st one at begining of book). Uzi Sucide Logo, Welcome to Jungle pic I assume was drawn by Slash and seen on Axl's T-shirt would be cool to get Lithos made or T-shirt made from. Seriously I actually like it. And not because I'm trying to make myself feel better for spending over a $100 for it. Would have had to do that for the 1K box set, but for Super Deluxe version I'm more than satisfied.
  10. Super Deluxe box set from Amazon for $138. Fucking dig it! Sure most of the stuff I've seen and heard before, but not all of it and not this quality. If you love Guns then no reason not to dish out less than an $150 for it. Getting it on day of release is great also. - Love pages 32-34 reading about Appetite songs for each track with comments from whole band. - Really digging 'You're Crazy (Acoustic Version)' on CD 4. Like the distortion on Axl's mic. Just feels like a countryish 70's song this way. No cursing, but I can get over that. - Liked the groove of 'New Work Tune'. Wished they would have done something with it. - Overall quality of recordings on CD's. Remastered 'Heartbreak Hotel' my favorite of all the songs I've heard shittier versions of before. - Thinking of getting some of the 2 page pictures professionally copied for lesser seen and much cooler posters for my jam room (definitely the 1st one at begining of book). Uzi Sucide Logo, Welcome to Jungle pic I assume was drawn by Slash and seen on Axl's T-shirt would be cool to get Lithos made or T-shirt made from. Seriously I actually like it. And not because I'm trying to make myself feel better for spending over a $100 for it. Would have had to do that for the 1K box set, but for Super Deluxe version I'm more than satisfied.
  11. That's because it is a ROCK show! The more guitars (and less keyboards and synths) the better! Stick that in your pleasure room...
  12. FFS! I'm sorry I have offended all you keyboardist and synth players. If you actually read everyone of my previous posts I preface them all with the fact these are my personal tastes in music. I am also quite aware of all theses bands having keyboards and synths, and personally I can ignore those in music. I also prefaced nearly all my posts that I am a fan, and these are not my bands. You guys like them, I don't. No need to call my preference a shit idea. My opinion is having all that is a shit idea, but again that's my preference in rock. Again we are hijacking thread so I'm truly done this time. Just know that all the insults and so called educating me on where and when keyboard are used with rock bands will never change my tastes in music. It's not a big deal for me either way. I have 4 guitars, and when I pick them up and play them everyday there is not a keyboard in sight (well my sons is in the same room but not played). That satisfies me the same as listening to G'n'R while ignoring the keyboard and synths. Don't like them, and nothing you say will make me. I'm really not sure why it is so important to all those commenting on my tastes that I do.
  13. Quite aware. My fellow gunners and myself use to fuss about it being there in 87 as well. Just unnecessary for my tastes. Do you know that the rest of the album is a kick ass hard rock album without it? Like I said in previous post. What can I do about it? Nothing...not my band... At any rate... Sorry to high jack the thread @RussTCB. The back and forth discussion between members that have nothing to do with the thread really annoys the shit out of me so I'm done.
  14. I don't mind Dizzy by the way. He has that honky tonk swing to his playing that a southerner like myself can get behind. However that's what Axl is there for on piano so I really see no need for him either. As far as synth/sampler is concerned... complete garbage in hard rock music and especially Guns'n'fn'Roses! EDIT: This is also no knock on Melissa in case you millennial's want to jump on here claiming me as a sexist. I think she is sweet, and just doing the job Axl asks of her. Just see no need for synths, but totally find it sacrilegious to even have it in G'n'R. Same as when Pittman was in the band. Although full disclosure... I wasn't paying much attention during the Pittman era so much of what Guns did then went unnoticed by myself as well as other older Guns fans not on forums.
  15. Yes I understand keyboards can do all of that. My point is I don't need to hear sound effects or orchestras in my hard rock music selections. As far as guitars, bass lines, and drums being synthesized... Why the hell do that when you already have a guitar player, bass player, and drummer? I have never purchased or listened to the Chemical Brothers, and damn sure don't want to hear that nonsense in my hard rock music listening enjoyment. Much less G'n'R music. Maybe you do, but I have no need for it. Hence answering your question of what's wrong with 2 keyboardists. ..Also the above may read like I am arguing (or appears I think you are), but I am not and I know you are not either. Just fully explaining my opinion on the question posed....
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