The Frankenstrat was Eddie Van Halen's attempt to combine the sound of a classic Gibson guitar with the physical attributes and tremolo bar functionality of a Fender Stratocaster. It was made from a Northern Ash Stratocaster body, with pickup routing which he modified to fit a Gibson PAF humbucking pickup in the bridge position. The guitar has a maple neck and fretboard, chrome hardware, and was painted with a black and white striped design until arriving at its final combination of red background with black and white stripes.
I'm not seeing a problem with what this awful person said or how he said it. Whether it's drums, guns, cars, etc, I buy them to use them but I always consider their resale value before modifying or adding stuff to them. People sell things and buy new things. If I do I sell something I want it to be desirable so I get the most for it. What a concept!
I was expecting the person in question here to be a total asshole by the thread title. Turns out he's just a guy you disagree with about something remarkably petty.
Edit: I'm not the guy lol
All due respect Mr. Moderator, but this is hands down the stupidest statement I have heard so far today.Seems to me that if you buy something with the question of what the re-sale value is, you aren't totally sold on the object. Somewhere, in the back of your mind, you are looking for an out, incase you find later there is something you don't like. I drilled my virgin Renown bass drum so that it met my current needs. I don't now and didn't then, think about who was going to bash me for "ruining" a bass drum. It's altered, sound is the same, and it is still a bass drum that prevnets at least one stand or a rack.
I agree, Wildbill.
Drilling a virgin kick and installing a non-matching mount on a top-end or vintage kick isn't a wise idea.
All due respect Mr. Moderator, but this is hands down the stupidest statement I have heard so far today.
This reminded me of one time when I accompanied a friend to get strings for his Ephiphone Les Paul... The GC store had an actual Les Paul identical to my friends guitar (which he had modded). He plugged the original Les Paul and then his guitar to the same amp with the same settings ( his guitar a $600 but with $200 worth of mods.. mostly better pickups) sounded (noticeable) better than the $3000 Les Paul. Any guitar snob would've gone for the Les Paul and not even bother to consider the "lesser" brand. I see the same happening with drums and drum hardware. I saw and heard what smart mods can do to an instrument so I am not opposed to improvement mods as long as they are not limiting the original intended functionality only enhancing it.Hopefully we can all agree that this type of gear snobbery is not limited solely to DW owners. Try putting an aftermarket tom mounting system on any maker’s drums, post about it on said maker’s fanboy FB group, and the snobs will lose their sh!t.
Seems to me that if you buy something with the question of what the re-sale value is, you aren't totally sold on the object. Somewhere, in the back of your mind, you are looking for an out, incase you find later there is something you don't like.
How's the "resale value" on that heavily modified instrument, I wonder?
LOL, I'm gonna hack up my Strat this evening because obviously it will be worth what EDDIE VAN HALEN'S is.
Isn't experimentation part of the artistic process?
I guess we all have different experiences.Who here has sold anything aside from real estate for an actual profit?
Cars - lose value instantly unless you have a hemi 'cuda in storage you bought new and are willing to sell at auction.
Drums - unless you bought that Slingerland kit new in 1950 whatever, you're not gonna make a profit. No one is right side up in their drum kit.
Motorcycles - just like cars, same scenario applies
Toys - rare that you'll make a profit unless you're a serious collector and then, that's your whole gig. I had a friend that dealt in rare collectible toys, he still had a day job to pay the bills.
I've sold plenty of vehicles and equipment for more than I paid, but also put in a fair share of new parts. Once my time is factored in at an average labour rate, I lost money.
The ROI/resale argument is just plain stupid. Almost no consumer good increases in value over time with use. Not even someone's precious DW collectors series set they bought from John Good himself and had signed by God.
I'll respect your opinion even though you didn't respect mine. And adding "all due respect" doesn't make it so. Real estate is something that this is understood. How is the housing market? OK, but drums, I'll stand by my stupid statement.All due respect Mr. Moderator, but this is hands down the stupidest statement I have heard so far today.
I bought a Gretsch kit with a virgin kick, and I am kicking myself (pun intended) for not having drilled it and put some kind of mount there. I've never been a fan of isolation mounts, and somehow I allowed myself to be talked into keeping this kit undrilled as far as mounting hardware goes.Drums are meant to be played. If you need to mod to make them comfortable for you go for it. Sometimes that mod can make all the difference. Funny enough, I have a post on here about how the install of the mount at issue in Bo’s post on my Gretsch Brooklyn totally changed my opinion of the kit for the better.
If the mod makes you play more it was worth it.