i remember making a VHS copy of that black album documentary, i thought all of kirks off bends was the VHS tape wobbling and thought i needed a head cleaner for my vcr but no, it was just kirks shitty playing.
The voice of reason. Thank you, Tom.I agree he worked hard and can do anything he wants with it...Gary Moore's estate sold it to a collector and then he sold it to Hammett. I think the problem here, is Gibson calling it the Hammett Greeny. Ridiculous at best. Gary Moore put that guitar on the map, period.
End discussion. Happy for Kirk that he bought the guitar, and he plays it..that's a good thing. I'd hate for it to be sitting on some fat cat collector's wall...and the dude can barely play open chords.
If they wanted to call it the Gary Moore tribute Greenie and mention the Hammett owns it, cool. But nobody who knows anything about the history of that guitar, would EVER associate it with anyone other than Gary, not even Green himself.
I don't think it's really about him being anyones childhood hero or his contributions to metal. It's more about being a cheap, ridiculous cash grab based on a guitar that he didn't even make famous at all. It's nonsensical, but Gibson obviously feels like there will be fanboys up to buying it.Dude helps write the most genre defining albums in thrash history and people do nothing but trash him.
He can do whatever he wants, dude was a part of my life history. RTL and MoP were my childhood soundtracks.
Good for you, Kirk.
Imagine that poor guitar, going from 30 plus years of Moore’s beautiful bends, vibrato, and feel, to Hammett’s, well, whatever the fuck it is he does. Greenie probably wants to hang itself buy it’s neck with it’s own low E string…i remember making a VHS copy of that black album documentary, i thought all of kirks off bends was the VHS tape wobbling and thought i needed a head cleaner for my vcr but no, it was just kirks shitty playing.
I don't think it's really about him being anyones childhood hero or his contributions to metal. It's more about being a cheap, ridiculous cash grab based on a guitar that he didn't even make famous at all. It's nonsensical, but Gibson obviously feels like there will be fanboys up to buying it.
Just curious but what is wrong with a company that builds guitars catering to whales that requested this guitar? They are basically selling them a limited edition Murphy for $50k. Good for them. There are a bazillion Les Pauls to choose from if you want a Les Paul. It's not like anyone is missing out here.I saw this when they announced it it's just absurd! In my opinion with shit like this they're pushing customers away rather than bringing them towards their product, it's completely disgusting!
I was with you right up until the very end brother. And I'm way more a KH fan than PG. If they are going to add the Hammett name then imo it really should be "Moore-Hammett Greeny". Adding the Hammett name without adding Moore's name just doesn't seem right. Almost revisionist history.I think Gary Moore was one of the greatest players to walk this planet. Peter Green did some things I like and a lot I don't.
Kirk to me was brilliant up until AJFA.
They all had their share with that guitar.
I hate seen metal bands playing Les Paul, specially Les Paul Standards. Except for Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhodes and John Sykes.
All the other metal bands look gay playing Les Paul. But it's trendy...
Kirk is no exception to that. I used to love watching him playing live with that black Jackson Rhodes or his earlier Gibson V! He looked cool then!
Now he looks gay playing that burst. So does Hetfield when he play Les Paul shaped ESP.
But then I realized Kirk bought that guitar, and he owns it. So, he can do whatever he wants with it.
And I'm glad he is using it to record, he is playing live with it and the fact that particular guitar brings him so much joy. The same way, that same guitar brought so much joy to Peter and Gary.
If he worked hard and smart enough to make that amount of money, and pay the price others didn't want to, or could not afford, he then deserve it. And it's his guitar now. That's why Kirk Hammett Greeny.
And I wish more power to Kirk.