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PostPosted: Sat, Jul 06, 2013 12:09am 
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Just stumbled across this video and noticed Doug playing the '58 Blacktop I sold him earlier this year. He has named it "The Black Hornet" and does it soooo much more justice than me!!! Such a BADASS looking guitar!!



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Dude, that's fucking cool.

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Very cool.

Maybe you could sell him a shirt as well?...... ;)

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Doesn't that give you a weird ambivalent feeling, like if your ex would be screwing Coverdale? :D


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PostPosted: Sun, Jul 07, 2013 5:16am 
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I got to hear him playing that guitar a month ago, and i have to say... It was the best sounding guitar he played all night IMO. By far the coolest looking too! :rock:

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Gna meet up with DA when WS is in town. I am bringing a fork just incase he wants me to carve my initials in the back! :rock: :rock:


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Wow, that's freakin' COOL dude!!!! \m/\m/ What'd you sell it for?? $20, a sub, and a few free private lessons?? ;)

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whoa whoa whoa, what's the story on this. Is that a r8 RI or a real 58? How did you go about selling it to him? This is so cool

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Very cool ! :rock: :thumbsup:

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Gna meet up with DA when WS is in town. I am bringing a fork just incase he wants me to carve my initials in the back! :rock: :rock:



I was just about to ask if you signed it for him. :lol: :LOL:


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PostPosted: Mon, Jul 08, 2013 7:56am 
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whoa whoa whoa, what's the story on this. Is that a r8 RI or a real 58? How did you go about selling it to him? This is so cool


It is a '58 Historic Blacktop. They only made 75 of these in 2000 for Sam Ash. These were the only R8s made in 2000. He sought me out after I bought the guitar. It was listed on RT as well as Ebay. Doug was watching the guitar on eBay, fell asleep and the woke up the next morning to it being sold. I bought the guitar from "Baricola" on RT during that time. Doug contacted Baricola through eBay and asked if he could have my contact info so he could make me an offer. Baricola passed that on to me and I said, "Sure!"

Doug called me and said he has been wanting one of these for years!! I told him I didn't really want to sell it and the only thing that would trump this Blacktop would be a trade for one of his Les Pauls! He said he couldn't part with any of his Les Pauls really and offered a couple of his strats he used with DIO on the live DVD to choose from for a trade. Although I was tempted for novelty reasons, I declined because I loved this Blacktop so much. We agreed to keep in touch and that he would get right of first refusal if I decided to sell.

I later found another Les Paul I HAD to buy, but was going to need to sell one of my Les Pauls in order to do so and stay married............I knew I had one specific buyer for one specific Les Paul.......so I made the call and the rest is history. Doug and I have developed sort of a Les Paul bromance with each other and have stayed in touch since. He is a super cool guy!!

The very day he recieved the guitar, he took it directly to "That Metal Show" and played it! He asked me if the strings were new. I said I put a fresh pair of 10's on prior to shipping (Doug traditionally plays 11's). He said that would work since he doesn't have time to put on new strings and has to dash to the TMS studios. The guitar also had a set of Sheptone AB Tributes in it when he played it on TMS. He has since put in his sig pickups and added jumbo frets. The TMS episode is the one with Ann and Nancy Wilson if you want to look it up. You probably can do so from the TMS site. if you watch that episode, notice that the strings are top wrapped. That is how i do it. Doug doesn't top wrap. I just thought that was kinda cool. Anyway, here is a pic Doug sent me from backstage at TMS.
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And now you know......................the REST of the story!


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bonedarrell wrote:
Gna meet up with DA when WS is in town. I am bringing a fork just incase he wants me to carve my initials in the back! :rock: :rock:



I was just about to ask if you signed it for him. :lol: :LOL:


No, but I did include a singed 8x10 glossy 80's head shot of me in the case! He got a kick out of that! I am sure he had it framed and now it sits in his fireplace mantel :lol: :LOL: :rock:


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Cool Story!


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dude that is such a awesome story! I love it. I don't think it would be nearly as interesting to me if this had involved anything other than a les paul.

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I am sure he had it framed and now it sits in his fireplace


Fixed ;)

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rupe wrote:
bonedarrell wrote:
I am sure he had it framed and now it sits in his fireplace


Fixed ;)


:lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL:

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I am sure he had it framed and now it sits in his fireplace


Fixed ;)


:lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL:


I'm kinda slow......what am I missing here?


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bonedarrell wrote:
steve_k wrote:
rupe wrote:
bonedarrell wrote:
I am sure he had it framed and now it sits in his fireplace


Fixed ;)


:lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL:


I'm kinda slow......what am I missing here?


AHHHHHH! Just saw the minor edit! that was clever!! I don't think they have fireplaces in LA anyway.


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Very cool story!

Interesting that Sykes plays a black LP, and now DA plays one in WS!

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bonedarrell wrote:
bonedarrell wrote:
steve_k wrote:
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I am sure he had it framed and now it sits in his fireplace


Fixed ;)


:lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL:


I'm kinda slow......what am I missing here?


AHHHHHH! Just saw the minor edit! that was clever!! I don't think they have fireplaces in LA anyway.


Very cool story though. I'll go ahead and call dibs on the new one, just in case.... :D

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I'll go ahead and call dibs on the new one, just in case.... :D


Back at you!


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A very cool story. :thumbsup:

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A very cool story. :thumbsup:


Not as cool as your avatar!!!


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bonedarrell wrote:
bonedarrell wrote:
steve_k wrote:
rupe wrote:
bonedarrell wrote:
I am sure he had it framed and now it sits in his fireplace


Fixed ;)


:lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL:


I'm kinda slow......what am I missing here?


AHHHHHH! Just saw the minor edit! that was clever!! I don't think they have fireplaces in LA anyway.

:thumbsup:

And I forgot to say...cool story! :rock:

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Got to see DA rip this guitar up tonight. It's a little surreal seeing one of your old guitars up on stage sounding nothing like it ever has before!!! Gonna get to hang with DA for a bit tomorrow since WS is in town for a couple days. He wants to see/play the Bartlett. Then back for the second show! I have to say that the Blacktop was absolutely the best sounding guitar Da played tonight (he says the same).

Here's a Polaroid moment from tonight.....I am green shirt guy btw.

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Congrats Darrell! That's awesome.

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My 13 y/o daughter is now a huge DA fan!! He is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He suggested I bring her to soundcheck. The only WS song she was familiar with was "Here I Go Again", so they did that as one of the soundcheck tunes (they don't really need to play the entire tune, but did anyway!) After the soundcheck he gave her a tour of the bus. He didn't have to do any of this!
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A cpl of live pics with the Blacktop.....
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Thanks for sharing your stories with us! Do you find yourself eying an historic blacktop from that year now? :D


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I love that guitar! However, I gotta say I'm a little disappointed in seeing you in the photos. . .as I've always envisioned you as the guy in your avatar. :lol: :LOL:


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I love that guitar! However, I gotta say I'm a little disappointed in seeing you in the photos. . .as I've always envisioned you as the guy in your avatar. :lol: :LOL:


Thats the Rev Billy Gibbons before the beard. :thumbsup:

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Very cool indeed, Darrell. And, your forum cred just shot up like 1000%.

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I love that guitar! However, I gotta say I'm a little disappointed in seeing you in the photos. . .as I've always envisioned you as the guy in your avatar. :lol: :LOL:


Thats the Rev Billy Gibbons before the beard. :thumbsup:


Really!? Wow - I had no idea! I thought he resembled someone, but could never place it.


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Thats the Rev Billy Gibbons before the beard. :thumbsup:


Is it? That's pretty awesome.

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Thanks for sharing your stories with us! Do you find yourself eying an historic blacktop from that year now? :D


Well, I bought another right after selling that one to DA. They were consecutive serial numbers as well which was a little unusual? Anyway, I have since sold that one as well. I will let the new owner chime in if they are considering selling. :thumbsup:


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I love that guitar! However, I gotta say I'm a little disappointed in seeing you in the photos. . .as I've always envisioned you as the guy in your avatar. :lol: :LOL:


Now THAT's funny!!!! :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL:


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Very cool story about the '58 Blacktop that you sold to DA.

Had no idea that was Billy Gibbons either, just thought it was bonedarrrell as well. The ugly guy in my avatar is me. :lol: :LOL:


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Here's one more.....
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