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Old 01-27-2020, 06:16 AM
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I did and so far haven't been kicked off the team!




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Old 01-27-2020, 07:10 AM
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Now that's funny!

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Old 01-27-2020, 07:34 AM
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I did and so far haven't been kicked off the team!



Just don't take an SG in there.
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You, my friend, are a rebel!
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My son played an Explorer on his youth P&W team before he hijacked my Flying V. It is my impression that you have to be at least six feet tall and lanky to play an Explorer or it emphasizes any little bit of fat on your body! I am not six feet tall.


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great posts...all made me seriously lol..thanks!
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Not by me...but my son has. I lead our rather large team and have multiple guitarist (including myself) so, I’ve seen some interesting guitars onstage. Mostly traditional, but there have been a few unlikely guitars that have shown up.

I drew the line when my son brought his fiancées HOT PINK (*including the fretboard) Strat style “shredder” onstage. It made it through sound check, then it went back to the COFFIN CASE.

He’s progressed some and now plays a Kiesel Osiris. I’m good with that. Even though the lack of headstock still bugs me lol.

Oh, and then there’s the “skinny jeans”. That’s a negative ghost rider.
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Not by me...but my son has. I lead our rather large team and have multiple guitarist (including myself) so, I’ve seen some interesting guitars onstage. Mostly traditional, but there have been a few unlikely guitars that have shown up.

I drew the line when my son brought his fiancées HOT PINK (*including the fretboard) Strat style “shredder” onstage. It made it through sound check, then it went back to the COFFIN CASE.

He’s progressed some and now plays a Kiesel Osiris. I’m good with that. Even though the lack of headstock still bugs me lol.

Oh, and then there’s the “skinny jeans”. That’s a negative ghost rider.
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I still remember the ugly stares when I showed up in the '70s and '80s with my Les Paul. Um, things have changed a wee bit.


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Old 01-27-2020, 12:24 PM
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In all seriousness, what about a guitar makes it acceptable (or not) in church?
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:31 PM
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In all seriousness, what about a guitar makes it acceptable (or not) in church?
Speaking as a 50+ year P&W/CCM musician:
  • In some cases, that death-metal paint job merely nets you a gentle suggestion that you may want to consider a more cosmetically-/situationally-appropriate instrument
  • In some cases, the mere fact that it's a guitar - of any type - will get you summarily ejected, with a stern warning never to return
  • In most cases it's situational - as with any other gig, it's a matter of knowing your audience (in this case, congregation) and working within the IME often-unspoken guidelines
Been in all three situations during my lifetime either as a leader, team/choir member, or hired gun, and at the risk of making a bad pun the old saying of "when in Rome" is probably the best guide when it comes to determining what works - and what doesn't...
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In all seriousness, what about a guitar makes it acceptable (or not) in church?
In my experience, anything that drew undue attention to anyone on the platform was frowned upon - really as a reminder that the congregation was not there to see us.

I, too, recall a pink shred machine showing up one Sunday - we never saw it again. Also, when I got my Rickenbacker 650D, it had the stock mirror shiny pickguard on it - first time I played it in church, I was very aware that as I moved about, the lights were reflecting off it into the front rows, causing quite a distraction. I changed it out for a gold plastic one very soon afterwards...

It's also completely unacceptable to show up with anything other than a Taylor or a McPherson, if you happen to be playing acoustic.
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In my experience, anything that drew undue attention to anyone on the platform was frowned upon - really as a reminder that the congregation was not there to see us.
I thought the whole idea of having a band in a church service was to bring in more pre-elderly people and their money. Did I say money? I meant their lost souls.
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I thought the whole idea of having a band in a church service was to bring in more pre-elderly people and their money. Did I say money? I meant their lost souls.
Forum rules prevent any further substantive discussion along those lines, I suspect.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:26 PM
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I had to read a few posts to understand what P&W was but I do now. I've never done that. I do have an Epi Explorer. One day I'd like to get the Gibson, something to match my white Gibson Flying V (try that at P&W).

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