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New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:31 am
by awsbakerordie
Hey, All

You guys might like this story, but I'm sure it's actually quite common. I was never allowed to listen to Kiss. Growing up, my mother was one of the "KISS stands for Knights In Satan's Service," mothers. Sometimes it also meant, "Kids In Satan's Service." I remember seeing all of the kiss gear in the mall during the early 90s and hearing my mom say, "Kiss is supposed to be about love. That's how god intended it. This band is an abomination." :roll:

Anyway, I've recently started listening to a ton of Kiss and was just drawn towards that guitarist with the Egyptian symbol on his face. He fucking shreds! One thing led to another and now I've probably caught up on every Kiss and VV drama, news story, update, and personal experience everyone has posted from the last 30 years. I was always a huge Jimi Hendrix fan. Now that I've watched everything there is to watch and listen to of VV... All I can say is... Move over Rover, and let Vinnie take over. He may have screwed people out of money. He may have disappeared, leaving behind a garbage dump of a house and property. He may even be reading this right now. (Hi, VV) I just know he's my new favorite guitarist, and possibly the most mysterious person I've ever read about. I definitely want his book if he ever decides to release one. That would be one hell of a story to read.

Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:24 pm
by Genebaby
Yes to all those points, and welcome to the VVFF!

I find it hard to understand that his guitar and song writing genius is not more widely known, but that may be influenced by his bad side.

Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:31 pm
by awsbakerordie
Exactly! Somehow, I had never heard of him. Though I do remember seeing his face paint somewhere as a child. I just don't remember where. Really wish I could snag one of his signature guitars. Definitely not trying to bid on one from his website.

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Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:27 pm
by Genebaby
To get one of those real VVV guitars get in touch with Tom, their builder via his section here, AZG Guitars.

Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:06 am
by Slayer
Welcome to VVFF

Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:06 am
by AnkhWarrior
Welcum here, enjoy your stay :)

Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:42 am
by shramiac
Yo! Have fun here!

Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:13 am
by poserboy71
Howdy.

Re: RE: Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:06 pm
by awsbakerordie
To get one of those real VVV guitars get in touch with Tom, their builder via his section here, AZG Guitars.
I PM'd him yesterday. Thanks for the info. Can't wait to get my hands on one.

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Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:55 pm
by Genebaby
Nicely done my man. If you end up with one you can rest assured that it will be amazing.

Re: RE: Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:22 am
by awsbakerordie
Nicely done my man. If you end up with one you can rest assured that it will be amazing.
Any idea how long it usually takes to hear back from him?

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Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:03 pm
by shramiac
A few good months depending on requirements/parts, like most luthiers but still quicker than a Custom Shop Jackson that can take up to two years to get done!

Re: RE: Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:57 am
by poserboy71
Nicely done my man. If you end up with one you can rest assured that it will be amazing.
Any idea how long it usually takes to hear back from him?

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Tom should return your message by the weekend. I will message him for you.

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:33 am
by awsbakerordie
Nicely done my man. If you end up with one you can rest assured that it will be amazing.
Any idea how long it usually takes to hear back from him?

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Tom should return your message by the weekend. I will message him for you.
Thanks so much. In the meantime, I bought a Epiphone Les Paul Custom 3-Plus Limited Edition. Image

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Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:11 am
by Cernex
Oh, that's a very nice looking guitar. SWEET!

Also, welcome!

Re: New Member Western North Carolina

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:23 am
by FISHEYEDFOOL
im also from western NC asheville. live in TN now