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post Jul 26 2014, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 26 2014, 08:06 AM) *
Congrats man! biggrin.gif But if I were you, I would offer the Spalted maple PRS tongue.gif It's got the looks and maybe he would like it more than the Jackson? biggrin.gif Have you asked him on what brand he would like if he could choose a guitar?



Yes, I thought about that, and one day all these guitars will be his. I guess, right now, the thought of him not taking care of that PRS is too much for me to bear. If I KNEW he would treat it like a precious gem, then I would not have a problem with it.
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post Jul 27 2014, 04:09 PM
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QUOTE (Spock @ Jul 26 2014, 01:04 PM) *
Yes, I thought about that, and one day all these guitars will be his. I guess, right now, the thought of him not taking care of that PRS is too much for me to bear. If I KNEW he would treat it like a precious gem, then I would not have a problem with it.


Not taking care of a PRS? Wow - I thought that comes with every guy/gal out there biggrin.gif

Well, maybe he'll grow up and learn to appreciate a fine axe and treat it as any gentleman treats his lady! He doesn't fancy taking care of his instruments?


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post Jul 27 2014, 11:02 PM
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He's a kid smile.gif Cut him at least some slack ya know? Maybe he's just ready for a "kids guitar" being a kids age and all smile.gif Giving him something too nice from your collection could lead to a lot of negative things if it goes bad sad.gif Maybe let him use the nice axes under supervision. So "give" him a nice once, but he can only use it when you are around til he's an adult, sort of like a firearm or heirloom smile.gif Til then buy him a beater!


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Not taking care of a PRS? Wow - I thought that comes with every guy/gal out there biggrin.gif

Well, maybe he'll grow up and learn to appreciate a fine axe and treat it as any gentleman treats his lady! He doesn't fancy taking care of his instruments?


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post Jul 27 2014, 11:48 PM
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Well, he's a junior in college, he's 19, but that is still a kid. He has done some things with his instruments that have left me baffled. For instance, before he started his freshman year in college, he took his drum set to jam with some guys, and left it at the dudes house while he was at the University entire first year! A set of Pearls! I finally nagged the hell out of him (as we fathers are so good at doing smile.gif ) to get the set back. Not to trust some guy over 100 miles away with his drum set (who he doesn't even jam with anymore). Stuff like that. I will say that he has kept great care of the Tuba and Saxaphone he plays for the University - and we rent those each year from the school - so thank goodness for that, but one weekend while he was up visiting me, he left the Tuba in the front passenger seat of his car, had car parked on the road and he did not lock the doors.

Typical 19 year old slips in judgement. Last thing I want to do is replace a Tuba - those things are expensive!

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post Jul 28 2014, 05:58 AM
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Hmm. I thought he was younger for some reason. I don't have kids though and I was sorta hopeless at that age. But the one thing that I did take care of was my guitars smile.gif But then again I'd been begging for a guitar since I was about 6 years old. By the time I got one at 13 I'd been asking for so long they were tired of hearing about it and just got me one smile.gif But I took great care it.

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Well, he's a junior in college, he's 19, but that is still a kid. He has done some things with his instruments that have left me baffled. For instance, before he started his freshman year in college, he took his drum set to jam with some guys, and left it at the dudes house while he was at the University entire first year! A set of Pearls! I finally nagged the hell out of him (as we fathers are so good at doing smile.gif ) to get the set back. Not to trust some guy over 100 miles away with his drum set (who he doesn't even jam with anymore). Stuff like that. I will say that he has kept great care of the Tuba and Saxaphone he plays for the University - and we rent those each year from the school - so thank goodness for that, but one weekend while he was up visiting me, he left the Tuba in the front passenger seat of his car, had car parked on the road and he did not lock the doors.

Typical 19 year old slips in judgement. Last thing I want to do is replace a Tuba - those things are expensive!


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post Jul 28 2014, 06:01 PM
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Todd - I tend to judge things a bit harsh sometimes - my dad rose me in such a way that I learned the value of things from a very young age and - my bad, I recon - I expect the same things from the people around me.

But I knew Spock's son is 19, so at that age you should already know that if you are given a special thing you have to take care of it - at leas of that thing. Of course, everyone is different and there I go again judging laugh.gif

Spock - why not make a test of responsibility? wink.gif Hey buddy, I got something for you but you will have to be accountable for the care with which you treat it wink.gif What do you think?


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post Jul 29 2014, 09:45 AM
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Now let's be rational and mature about this



BUT I WANT MY PRS!!!!
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post Jul 29 2014, 05:40 PM
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QUOTE (Spock @ Jul 29 2014, 08:45 AM) *
Now let's be rational and mature about this



BUT I WANT MY PRS!!!!


Ooooohhh - so it's a matter of who gets to keep it biggrin.gif I see, I see... Well, I'll just stay out of this then wink.gif


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post Jul 30 2014, 06:37 AM
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You are spot on her cosmin smile.gif My bad actually sad.gif I didn't know he was 19. For some reason I thought he was much younger. Spocks profile pictures looks pretty young himself so I thought his kid was around 8 or 10 smile.gif

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Todd - I tend to judge things a bit harsh sometimes - my dad rose me in such a way that I learned the value of things from a very young age and - my bad, I recon - I expect the same things from the people around me.

But I knew Spock's son is 19, so at that age you should already know that if you are given a special thing you have to take care of it - at leas of that thing. Of course, everyone is different and there I go again judging laugh.gif

Spock - why not make a test of responsibility? wink.gif Hey buddy, I got something for you but you will have to be accountable for the care with which you treat it wink.gif What do you think?



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post Jul 30 2014, 09:06 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 30 2014, 01:37 AM) *
You are spot on her cosmin smile.gif My bad actually sad.gif I didn't know he was 19. For some reason I thought he was much younger. Spocks profile pictures looks pretty young himself so I thought his kid was around 8 or 10 smile.gif



I'm blessed to look young. Many people find it hard to believe I'm not in my mid to late 30s, and I'm 46 about to be 47 in October! (EEEE-GAD!!!!). That picture was taken less than a year ago. When I see people "my age", in the working world - all wearing business casual and are black-belts in industry buzzwords, I don't want to be like those people, it makes me cringe to know that they are my generation. I don't have the same style, outlook, etc. I think I stopped maturing in my early 20s. I'm the guy in the art department that wears camouflage cargo shorts a T-shirt and tennis shoes to the office everyday, despite the dress code. I'm just not comfortable trying to be someone that looks like they hang out at the golf course, bumping elbows to make business deals. The entire corporate scene (which I am firmly entrenched in) makes me cringe, oozes with narcissism and feels patronizing to the core.

So I stay and forge my happiness in order to pay the bills, have some toys and give my family some sense of stability - but if I had my way, I would open up a road-side BBQ shack, or live on the beach, making just enough to keep my amplifiers plugged in and a roof over my head.

So - thanks for that. What's really shocking, is because of my wife's first marriage, I actually have GRAND-SQUIRTS!!!! Ages 2, 4 and 7. Talk about forcing someone to feel old - have someone call you grandaddy or PeePa, that's a kick to the sack.

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post Jul 30 2014, 05:26 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 30 2014, 05:37 AM) *
You are spot on her cosmin smile.gif My bad actually sad.gif I didn't know he was 19. For some reason I thought he was much younger. Spocks profile pictures looks pretty young himself so I thought his kid was around 8 or 10 smile.gif


Ah, mate thank you! Well, still, I am trying to fight my urge to expect things sometimes and the above statements are definitely based on expectations wink.gif

@Spock - what do you think about my idea, man? smile.gif


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post Jul 30 2014, 06:54 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 30 2014, 12:26 PM) *
@Spock - what do you think about my idea, man? smile.gif



Well, that's essentially what I'm doing. He has a goal to maintain, a responsibility. If he can achieve that goal, I will know he has matured enough to make better responsible decisions.

I listed the breakdown on the drum set and the Tuba.

Well, I also got him a MacBook Pro when he started college. He has cracked the screen. Got him an iPhone, cracked the screen. Got him a car, he rear-ended somebody.

I have my reasons, but until I see some more focused responsibility, the PRS is out of the question and the Jackson is a stretch too. This goal I have set for him to achieve on his own is because I love him and want him to learn a valuable life lesson - on his own, not because I should trust him with the equipment, because I don't.
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post Jul 30 2014, 11:57 PM
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EGAD!!!! That kid is rough on gear to be sure!! I've babied my iphone like it was made of egg shells and I've had it for four years running. Never cracked the screen. Never dropped it. Then again, I'm older and more careful now that I"ve had several near fatal car wrecks and such smile.gif

Maybe make him buy his own or at least make a point system where he can earn yours and doing things like cracking the screen of his macbook loses points. Going a month without breaking something gives positive points smile.gif

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Well, that's essentially what I'm doing. He has a goal to maintain, a responsibility. If he can achieve that goal, I will know he has matured enough to make better responsible decisions.

I listed the breakdown on the drum set and the Tuba.

Well, I also got him a MacBook Pro when he started college. He has cracked the screen. Got him an iPhone, cracked the screen. Got him a car, he rear-ended somebody.

I have my reasons, but until I see some more focused responsibility, the PRS is out of the question and the Jackson is a stretch too. This goal I have set for him to achieve on his own is because I love him and want him to learn a valuable life lesson - on his own, not because I should trust him with the equipment, because I don't.


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post Jul 31 2014, 04:12 PM
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I understand the situation - well, it's clear that he needs to become more careful smile.gif

When he will get to buy his own stuff that he will pay with the money he makes, most probably, he will become more careful, because he will know how hard he had to work in order to make that money wink.gif That's what I think. As long as he doesn't feel the proverbial 'pain in the pocket' he won't probably change something too soon. Good luck on the mission, Mr. Spock!


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 31 2014, 11:12 AM) *
I understand the situation - well, it's clear that he needs to become more careful smile.gif

When he will get to buy his own stuff that he will pay with the money he makes, most probably, he will become more careful, because he will know how hard he had to work in order to make that money wink.gif That's what I think. As long as he doesn't feel the proverbial 'pain in the pocket' he won't probably change something too soon. Good luck on the mission, Mr. Spock!



Exactly right.
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Best of luck again, I'm sure you know what's best wink.gif


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Finally got my monitor mounts in. Found these at monoprice.com for only $18 each! And they work perfectly. My side monitors are cheap HPs so I was not excited about purchasing mounts that cost almost as much as the monitors - and while researching found they can be ridiculously expensive.

But, these will fit from the smallest up to a 33" (I think it said) and my side monitors are very light and only 20".


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So this allowed me to lower them, turn them sideways and put my speakers in the correct position - IN MY FACE!!!


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NICE!!!!!!!

QUOTE (Spock @ Aug 16 2014, 06:00 AM) *
Finally got my monitor mounts in. Found these at monoprice.com for only $18 each! And they work perfectly. My side monitors are cheap HPs so I was not excited about purchasing mounts that cost almost as much as the monitors - and while researching found they can be ridiculously expensive.

But, these will fit from the smallest up to a 33" (I think it said) and my side monitors are very light and only 20".


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So this allowed me to lower them, turn them sideways and put my speakers in the correct position - IN MY FACE!!!


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post Aug 17 2014, 11:14 AM
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Great asset man! Congrats! You just reminded me that I need to invest in a couple of stands for my audio monitors as they are currently pretty close together on my desk which is fairly small sad.gif


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post Aug 17 2014, 10:25 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 17 2014, 06:14 AM) *
Great asset man! Congrats! You just reminded me that I need to invest in a couple of stands for my audio monitors as they are currently pretty close together on my desk which is fairly small sad.gif



Well, your production and tone are incredible. I wish I had 1/2 of your talent.
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