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(@wes-inman)
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Alright all you guitar slingers out there, Uncle Sam needs our help. And I think it is our patriotic duty to answer the call!

I don't know about others, but I am planning to spend the Economic Stimulus Tax Refund I receive. For once the government is trusting us citizens to spend the money where it is most needed. And I have decided that the musical instrument industry needs a boost. So I am gonna buy a guitar! I don't need it, got plenty already, but Uncle Sam is calling. :D

I have been looking at lots of gear, and think I might go with an Epiphone Casino.

Epiphone Casino

This guitar will leave me exactly $0.01 of my refund. But I promise I will spend that too!

Anybody else thinking of buying a new guitar or amp with their refund??

If you know something better than Rock and Roll, I'd like to hear it - Jerry Lee Lewis


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(@katmetal)
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Anybody else thinking of buying a new guitar or amp with their refund??Well, I am thinking of it, but the Misses is thinking about a dishwasher...

That is a very nice selection you made there! :)


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(@rich_halford)
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from someone 'over the pond', what is a "Economic Stimulus Tax Refund "?


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from someone 'over the pond', what is a "Economic Stimulus Tax Refund "?
That money that we give our Uncle Sam (US) is partially going to be given back to us in the hope that we buy more stuff to stimulate the economy.

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


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(@rparker)
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Looks a way nice, Wes.

I've not decided. Probably bank it until I get back to work. Might save it for our 20th wedding anniversary trip next year. We get the double shot plus the kid thing. That'll be nice. Gotta like AGI instead of GI.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@hyperborea)
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from someone 'over the pond', what is a "Economic Stimulus Tax Refund "?
That money that we give our Uncle Sam (US) is partially going to be given back to us in the hope that we buy more stuff to stimulate the economy.

Well, I suppose you might look at it that way but since the government spends more than it takes in what is actually happening is that they are borrowing some more money to give it away to some people thereby putting the government further in debt. Not much different than the recent problems with those on a sub-prime mortgage refinancing to take out what little equity they have and ending up losing the house in a foreclosure.

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@wes-inman)
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Hey, let's don't get political on this one.

This guy where I work was ranting about this refund, saying "it won't fix anything", and on and on....

Finally, I said, "If you hate it so much, I'll take yours."

He never said another word.

Whether a person thinks it is a good idea or not, it is kinda nice to get back some of the taxes we pay every year. And if spending it (or saving it) helps an individual or the economy a little, I'm all for it.

I've been looking at those Casinos for a long time, and this refund is perfect. :D

If you know something better than Rock and Roll, I'd like to hear it - Jerry Lee Lewis


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Let it be, let it be,
Let it be.

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


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(@nicktorres)
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Guitars, guitars, guitars....


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(@trguitar)
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Sorta already spent it and sort of on music. I'm gonna pay off my new laptop computer with it and I plan to use the laptop for lots of recording ...... soon as I get some free time.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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(@gnease)
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Hey, let's don't get political on this one.

This guy where I work was ranting about this refund, saying "it won't fix anything", and on and on....

Finally, I said, "If you hate it so much, I'll take yours."

He never said another word.

Whether a person thinks it is a good idea or not, it is kinda nice to get back some of the taxes we pay every year. And if spending it (or saving it) helps an individual or the economy a little, I'm all for it.

I've been looking at those Casinos for a long time, and this refund is perfect. :D

Casinos are nice. Certainly one of the better guitars produced by Epi at any price. But also thank our Asian partners for making it possible to get such a nice guitar at that price. And this is not some sort of jab. I work with Asian designers and manufacturers in my biz. Their facilities are well appointed and automated, and supply to the world at good prices. BTW, today (really last night) was Labor Day in Asia! May 1st has been reappropriated everywhere except mainland China.

-=tension & release=-


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(@raistx)
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Mine is already spent.

Just bought airfare to Europe for August so any GAS attack until then is out of the question.
Don't want to cut into my spending money for the trip :(


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(@urbancowgirl)
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I have to buy a new fence with mine, so no luck. Good idea though, spending it on a guitar. Wish I had thought of that sooner.

All my life I wanted to be somebody. Now I see I should have been more specific.


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(@97reb)
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I would have spent it on new gear, but alas, Unc Sam is bending me on some 2005 taxes I owe. What I get will pay what I owe.

It is a small world for metal fanatics. I welcome you fellow musicians, especially the metalheads!


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(@gotdablues)
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Gee, I lack a guitar with Humbuckers :( And to be honest the more I play/practice guitar, the less I give a crpa about TV.

But, I guess its time to replace the old 25" CRT with an LCD...

Weird, wife wants new TV, and I don't

Pat


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