11 Dec 2008
|Posted: 01/27/2013 at 10:13 AM Post subject: Paging Mr. Gallo
In a shameless attempt to get Mr. Gallo to post on this forum again, I wanted to clarify an old post in the Real Names thread.
On 01/07/2009, I posted the following:
with regard to Vincent wishing that Travis himself would post, If I was a betting man, I say that has had to have happened
at least a few times
if you were Travis
wouldn't you play Bean Jeopardy a few times with Vincent
Finally, since this thread mentions collecting I'd like to mention what I would buy if I was a collector/had the financial resources
(Please note that I have Wedge #29 and am not a collector)
after I got a few 500's
Standards and Artists
Telecasters, Broadcasters and Strats and the requisite Les Pauls, Juniors, SGs
I'd get a Thompson
it's probably just me
but, I played one once for about 90 seconds in the early 80's and to this day
I still remember it like it was yesterday
it had the most awesome Strat sound
well, it was just a way too cool guitar
and when I selected the bridge and middle pickup
it was a rush
I was talking with my guitar guy last night (
the guy I grew up with and was a Rothchild Rep
who introduced me to Travis at a NAMM show)
we talked about Beans and my new original band, Highly Canadian
the subject then changed to most memorable guitars/favorite guitars I ever played. Being a Cartage guy in LA, I had the chance to play some killer guitars
The above Thompson guitar came up. As it turns out, it's not Carl Thompson that makes guitars for Lou Reed but, Alan Thompson.
Per my guitar guy, Alan only made a few (less than 30) in a chicken coup behind a studio in Cotati California.
Mr. Gallo, I wish you the best of luck in cornering the market on Alan Thompson guitars!