Old Eddie Van Halen articles.
Have you ever read a Eddie article where he talks like he's the only one that ever modified a guitar? I haven't ever met a young guy that hasn't messed up their guitar by "customizing it." That's all guys ever do is customize (for good or bad.) That's why most of us work... Some even have their wife customized. :shock:
i mentioned on another website about how i was flipping the pickup selector upside down on my strat-style guitar because i had a tendency to bump it and change pickups when i was strumming hard, and it turned into a big debate, with a bunch of people who've never seen or heard me play criticizing my picking style, agreeing with me, begging me not to, and a bunch of other stuff. people take this stuff very seriously.