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Buckethead Signature Gibson Looming 10-31-09!?

Started by stumpdangler, October 05, 2009, 05:28:21 pm

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stumpdangler

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I forgot to mention that although on the surface it may seem to be purely a gimmick you need to look further into the Wikipedia article on bucket. It clearly states that he does it to avoid the hollywood drama that surrounds nearly every popular and non-popular artist. Can you imagine what TMZ would do to poor bucket? It\'s bad enough Joan Rivers took a pot shot a him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzfuB_mDQvE&feature=related

I just love how these idiotic Hollywood fuckers stick their nose in everyone\'s business, evaluating Buckethead\'s "fashion" like he gives a damn.

Then again hollywood is known for this kind of thing so I wonder why I\'m getting bent out of shape about it. For example, Madonna diving right into Kabbalah her first year of "practicing" Judaism when it takes Rabbi\'s in training at least a decade if not two to even begin to study Kabbalah.

If only I had courage and a rifle...



I don\'t know...I think Buckethead and Bootsy can take that Joan Rivers-type criticism in stride. Those fashion police critiques are cheesy on purpose. They make off the cuff remarks and the line about her being stopped by security was kind of funny.

Really, just being on their radar at the Grammys on the red carpet is kind of a goof. Do you really expect to impress them with a vintage KFC bucket and a head to toe leopard print ensemble!?

I, like you I\'m sure,  really appreciate Buckethead\'s ability to remain under the radar and still maintain a level of artistic control that others with his notoriety rarely accomplish. He could obviously do more press etc...  and get more publicity but that takes time away from the music making, and the sharks that the publicity attracts don\'t always report about the music anyway.

As far as Madonna goes, she has a couple good tunes, but I wouldn\'t recommend her or just about any other entertainer\'s ideas about theology, biology, geology, sociology...etc. They may be using her just as much as she is using them. But that is just my natural skepticism showing through,,,

Buckethead on the other hand kicks ass and his signature Les Paul looks like a winner imho. Maybe he should  accessorize with it on the red carpet  in the future!!!!

fdsman

November 19, 2009, 03:41:47 am #31 Last Edit: November 19, 2009, 03:42:31 am by fdsman
Yesterday I sent bucket a letter and asked for an autograph of the included funeral sticker, or maybe some photographs. I had read on some forum during the GNR days, that he simply said he was an awesome guitarist, and could wait for the Chinese Democracy album.

Only an artist like Buckethead would be so kind to do that for a fan, any other artist would be egotistical and have their head shoved up their ass like Ringo Starr.

I think the reason he actually would send someone an autograph is because as a child/teenager he looked up to artists and wished they would do the same. However since they wouldn\'t I think he would try and give his fans the experience he always wanted.

Then again I\'ve heard some people never get replies, but those people usually don\'t ask for autographs, they just want a hello back or something. I can understand him not replying to those kinds of letters, since there might be a fan out there with an agenda to expose him or something.

If I ever do get a bucket axe, I\'ll be sure to find some way to have it signed.
Where can I buy a luck bean?

stumpdangler

QuoteYesterday I sent bucket a letter and asked for an autograph of the included funeral sticker, or maybe some photographs. I had read on some forum during the GNR days, that he simply said he was an awesome guitarist, and could wait for the Chinese Democracy album.

Only an artist like Buckethead would be so kind to do that for a fan, any other artist would be egotistical and have their head shoved up their ass like Ringo Starr.

I think the reason he actually would send someone an autograph is because as a child/teenager he looked up to artists and wished they would do the same. However since they wouldn\'t I think he would try and give his fans the experience he always wanted.

Then again I\'ve heard some people never get replies, but those people usually don\'t ask for autographs, they just want a hello back or something. I can understand him not replying to those kinds of letters, since there might be a fan out there with an agenda to expose him or something.

If I ever do get a bucket axe, I\'ll be sure to find some way to have it signed.

I was kind of hoping  the Buckethead Signature Les Paul would come with a signature! Maybe on the back of the headstock or a certificate of authenticity of some sort...especially since this is the first run. I wonder how limited this edition will be.

Anyway, good luck with your autograph request. I would guess that it is harder to fulfill all the requests these days due to volume of interest and a hectic schedule but be patient and you never know....

fdsman

I was just thinking that he would start to get an influx of letters, maybe beggars asking for a free signature Les Paul..

All I want is an autograph on a funeral sticker.
Where can I buy a luck bean?

bucketbot

QuoteOrdered. Cant wait to play it, now if i can only get Bucket to sign it for me :)

Anyone wanna bet that a new cd will acompany the release date of the guitar?  
I\'m guessing it will be a really good album too...since he really hasnt released anything new for awhile..F/F and Needle are not new imo...

Also got one on the way!!  ;D ;D ;D
DO YOU HAVE ANY HEADCHEESE!!??

K-FLO

QuoteI was just thinking that he would start to get an influx of letters, maybe beggars asking for a free signature Les Paul..

All I want is an autograph on a funeral sticker.


i don\'t think there are that many fans willing to actually write him a letter, i think you got a good chance of getting that autograph!
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fdsman

December 01, 2009, 10:23:29 pm #36 Last Edit: December 01, 2009, 10:34:45 pm by fdsman
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i don\'t think there are that many fans willing to actually write him a letter, i think you got a good chance of getting that autograph!

I sincerely hope you\'re right. If I\'m lucky I would hope to get it before the year is up and I figured now would be the best time since he\'s not currently on tour.

I wanted to say I do believe I\'ve found the arcade button and color that they use in the signature model.

http://www.arcadeshop.de/Sanwa-Buttons-Sanwa-OBSF-30-orange_583.html

No other switch made could fit since it would be too long and wouldn\'t fit in a control cavity.

I\'m planning on getting one to put in my strat.
Where can I buy a luck bean?

stumpdangler

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i don\'t think there are that many fans willing to actually write him a letter, i think you got a good chance of getting that autograph!

Your chances are probably better if you include a self addresses stamped envelope (SASE) with your request. And to be sure that the return postage is adequate.

fdsman

Aww crap..I sent it like 2 weeks ago *facepalm*
Where can I buy a luck bean?

Diatonic_mealworm

December 04, 2009, 01:42:20 am #39 Last Edit: December 04, 2009, 01:44:24 am by Diatonic_mealworm
I just got the call from Guitar Center they said i can pick up my Buckethead Gibby and custom case early next week!  ;D

I paid $2500.00 ...anyone else get one? if so how much did you pay?
This will help me out a lot ,since i have only put down half for a deposit and if someone got it cheaper i might be able to barter a little ....

Thanks for any info.
Fron son of lon.

stumpdangler

December 04, 2009, 03:55:29 pm #40 Last Edit: December 04, 2009, 06:33:59 pm by stumpdangler
QuoteI just got the call from Guitar Center they said i can pick up my Buckethead Gibby and custom case early next week!  ;D

I paid $2500.00 ...anyone else get one? if so how much did you pay?
This will help me out a lot ,since i have only put down half for a deposit and if someone got it cheaper i might be able to barter a little ....

Thanks for any info.

Looks like you\'re paying the MAP price. Look up EM Shorts (Lance) their price is too low for them to advertise, UNDER  2K! 800-835-3006

Diatonic_mealworm

December 04, 2009, 07:23:07 pm #41 Last Edit: December 04, 2009, 07:23:24 pm by Diatonic_mealworm
Thanks stumpdangler...I will check this out!
Fron son of lon.

stumpdangler

QuoteThanks stumpdangler...I will check this out!

Excellent. They advertise in the back of most major guitar magazines. Check them out. Often times their discounts are better that the major chain stores. Ask for Lance.

stumpdangler

FYI: the latest word that I have heard is that a few have already shipped, but most should be available mid to late Jan. So there is still time to save some scratch or perhaps corral some Christmas cash!

stumpdangler

I PLAYED ONE!!!!

I LOVE this guitar! The scale length was a little weird at first, but since I play bass also it wasn\'t that big of a stretch. It was actually very comfortable the more I played with it!! Considering the size it wasn\'t very heavy at  all.

The kill switches could be very addictive! Many possibilities...

The finish and binding was gorgeous, I like the inlay on the headstock. The frets  and the action on the strings were very good ++ right out of the box.

The pickups were highly responsive and cleaned up well on 2-4. This guitar is a shredder\'s dream. Very meaty tones and harmonics ring out. The coil tap switch for the neck pick up is a great touch. This axe is designed to scream or sigh. A real pleasure to pick up and bliss out.

I hope to be able to own one soon. I have some hefty out of pocket expenses  that I need to attend to. But this is not simply just another guitar. Or another Les Paul. This is a signature model that is more than another sunburst finish with a rocker\'s name on it. There may be imitations in the future but this is an original unlike any other Les Paul model,  just like Buckethead.

Thanks to Lance at EM Shorts (800-835-3006) for the best deal and service They have some more on the way.