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Old 11-18-2021, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Billy now selling a mini version of his gish guitar

No, really

https://store.smashingpumpkins.com/p...rce=postscript

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 02:30 PM   #2
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I might buy this if it was $20

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 02:31 PM   #3
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This puzzle looks pretty coll: https://store.smashingpumpkins.com/p...sadness-puzzle

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 03:25 PM   #4
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milking fans for every last dollar. the thing looks so damn cheap.

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 03:56 PM   #5
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Sold out. In retrospect, perhaps it was a mistake to only have one made

$8 keychain? $20 Christmas ornament? You could tempt me. It's a solid idea; clearly the return of the guitar generated a lot of excitement. But an expensive model to sit on my desk? I don't know, guy, it it scaled so my Pickle Rick Funko Pop can hold it? Or, fucking... Jesus.

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 03:59 PM   #6
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I want to make it very, very clear that I find the whole Funko Pop thing, the idea of them all looking the same, the weird culture around it, the buying of shit just to keep it in a box on your shelf, all that fuckery, extremely repulsive

Like the only way it's possible for that crap to disgust me even more will be when they inevitably start selling NFTs of all their little shit-dolls

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 04:00 PM   #7
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Looks like he bought mass produced model guitar and let Augustus paint on it.

Which I guess still makes it a collectors item idk.

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 04:04 PM   #8
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Limited edition authentic Auggie Joop guitar replica (as used on Cyr) available now exclusively at Zuzu's.


 
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Old 11-18-2021, 04:28 PM   #9
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LMFAO
to put it into perspective the fabulous 3LP Kid A Mnesia can be had for 50.

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 04:33 PM   #10
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I want to make it very, very clear that I find the whole Funko Pop thing, the idea of them all looking the same, the weird culture around it, the buying of shit just to keep it in a box on your shelf, all that fuckery, extremely repulsive

Like the only way it's possible for that crap to disgust me even more will be when they inevitably start selling NFTs of all their little shit-dolls
I found the whole "I buy vinyl to never play it" equally repulsive...

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:23 PM   #11
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:25 PM   #12
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It's kinda cool, but do the bat strat instead. I'd buy one

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:29 PM   #13
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I bet that sold out in minutes

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:30 PM   #14
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So shitty to make only one of something

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:32 PM   #15
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to put it into perspective the fabulous 3LP Kid A Mnesia can be had for 50.
While we’re on this topic.

What the fuck is with Radiohead not putting the b-sides on this set? The third disc is shit and the b-sides are better than half the album. Morning Bell twice? Cuttooth is like a top 10 RH song.

Radiohead are canny capitalist sellouts. You’re not pulling the wool over my eyes, Thomas.

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 09:31 PM   #16
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why not do a thing with fender and make a proper one? same for the bat strat

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 11:06 PM   #17
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i try not to be one of those fans that complains, but this is the dumbest thing the band has milked their fans of their money for. I'm a big fan of all things pumpkins guitar but jesus christ why would i need this?

doesn't even have the bullet truss rod. poor replica.

it's kind of insulting too. like "we're all synth walls now this is all you're getting as far as guitar goes."

 
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Old 11-18-2021, 11:11 PM   #18
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I think the other part of their deal now is to made low run numbers of stuff to make it more desirable. That's a sound deal... kind of. When those "97% authentic" long sleeve polyester Zero shirts went up, I wasn't sure if I wanted/needed one but just bought one to have in case they did sell out as quickly as they did... and then they sold out in like <24 hours and they're going for $500 on eBay. Which is nuts.

No sign of these mini guitars on eBay yet.

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 12:12 AM   #19
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yes they sent me an email about this.

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:03 AM   #20
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my dad has a couple of these kinds of ornaments

they're cheap plastic shit, and this looks exactly like them, but with a different paintjob

i hope he didn't pay more than five new zealand bucks for each of them

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 02:49 AM   #21
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i try not to be one of those fans that complains, but this is the dumbest thing the band has milked their fans of their money for. I'm a big fan of all things pumpkins guitar but jesus christ why would i need this?

doesn't even have the bullet truss rod. poor replica.

it's kind of insulting too. like "we're all synth walls now this is all you're getting as far as guitar goes."
I agree. It's just another tacky cash-grab. Even more ironic, it the fact he hasn't even used the Gish guitar since finding it. He released a double album of synth songs ffs. For all the promo about this guitar, it hasn't been on anything -let alone shredding Gish-era leads.

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 02:58 AM   #22
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i think that tour that got cancelled in april 2020 was meant to have gish stuff, and presumably he'd bring out that guitar for bury me or whatever

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 04:15 AM   #23
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my dad has a couple of these kinds of ornaments

they're cheap plastic shit, and this looks exactly like them, but with a different paintjob

i hope he didn't pay more than five new zealand bucks for each of them
We call our “bucks” dollars, guy.

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 09:34 AM   #24
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While we’re on this topic.

What the fuck is with Radiohead not putting the b-sides on this set? The third disc is shit and the b-sides are better than half the album. Morning Bell twice? Cuttooth is like a top 10 RH song.

Radiohead are canny capitalist sellouts. You’re not pulling the wool over my eyes, Thomas.
Ju tink he a puto, mang? Ju tink he a thief?

C'mon, Millennials and Gen Zers are gonna love that third disc. They're gonna say things like "i listen to it whenever i feel like crying"

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 10:31 AM   #25
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Sort of on the same topic: A friend of mine (Gen X) was recently talking about Radiohead with a bunch of younger folk (Millennial I think), and he discovered that they all had this reverence for Hail to the Thief the way someone my age has for OKC or The Bends. Like they thought it was the band's masterpiece. The kids aren't alright

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 10:39 AM   #26
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I mean I enjoyed that when it came out, and that first song that's all YOU HAVE NOT BEEN, PAYNATTENTION, PAYNATTENTION, PAYNATTENTION is the shit, but I just had to think hard for several minutes what else is on there and I came up with "Rabbit disease one" and "Sail Me to the Moon"

It's time to clean house on this planet, sad to say, but I keep hearing that Millennials are ruining everything, so, good riddance to bad rubbish perhaps

Apologies to you folks but "When I am king you will be first against the wall" and all that, although maybe you don't even recognize those lyrics Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ Almighty

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 10:50 AM   #27
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There's a hilarious exchange under one of them Radiohead youtube videos that i can't find anymore that goes like this

- "Everyone else feels like crying hearing this"
- "Yeah no. That's why people hate millennieals".

LMFAO

That said imo 2000s Radiohead is just as good as 90s Radiohead.

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:07 PM   #28
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i try not to be one of those fans that complains, but this is the dumbest thing the band has milked their fans of their money for. I'm a big fan of all things pumpkins guitar but jesus christ why would i need this?

doesn't even have the bullet truss rod. poor replica.

it's kind of insulting too. like "we're all synth walls now this is all you're getting as far as guitar goes."
Agree. It is hella lame

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:51 PM   #29
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- "Everyone else feels like crying hearing this"
- "Yeah no. That's why people hate millennieals".
Heh

I've liked pretty much all their albums, HTTT included at the time, but I think In Rainbows is sort of my cutoff for heavy relistens. TKOL has not worked for me (live versions are a big improvement, but they don't make me appreciate the studio versions any more) but Moon-Shaped Pool has some pretty dang good shit

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 02:46 PM   #30
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in rainbows is their best album no contest

 
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