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Deviate_420
08-21-2007, 01:28 PM
So Guitars are my passion, and today I feel like talking about them. Any of you have anything cool? A few jewels in my collection

http://www.ggjaguar.com/stratty.jpg

Les Paul
http://www.jetenginesound.com/R999AgMO1.jpg

woogie846
08-21-2007, 01:34 PM
I'm definetely more of a Fender type of guy.

I met an older guy once however, that bought a 1948 Gibson, one of the first acoustic to electric guitars ever made. The guy that he bought it from at some pawn shop just thought it was like any other guitar, and sold it to him for 200 dollars. It's worth something like $200,000 now. He let me play it for a couple of minutes and that was the best sound I've ever heard out of an instrument. It's in mint condition and all of the parts are the originals, except for the strings.

Deviate_420
08-21-2007, 01:42 PM
Thats fucking insane! I think the oldest Les Paul I have ever played was a 51. It sounded really good for Jazz and Blues but really couldn't handle to much distortion. I have a Rickenbacker that I am trying to put a picture of up. I like Fenders for a low distorted sound and rip a crazy blues rift through. I wanna know what the dude from the Black Keys plays, he gets an amazing sound out of his guitar. You can really hear his dischord when he plays and that, sometimes, is hard to do.

Deviate_420
08-21-2007, 01:47 PM
http://www.thebeatalls.com/Instruments/Instruments%202/Ians%20360-12%20incase%20-%20comp.jpg

gaypalmsprings
08-21-2007, 01:49 PM
http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C9KTTCQCL._SS500_.jpg

thinnerair
08-21-2007, 02:54 PM
i have vintage pedals but i m too lazy to post pictures.

Deviate_420
08-21-2007, 02:57 PM
i have vintage pedals but i m too lazy to post pictures.

Do you have a Wah or a Phaser and if so would you sell them?

thinnerair
08-21-2007, 02:59 PM
Do you have a Wah or a Phaser and if so would you sell them?

i have an old Vox wah and an old Maestro Boomerang
no phaser but i do have an old ('73, 74??) Electro Harmonix Clone Theory that is nice.

Alchemy
08-21-2007, 07:44 PM
http://designermagazine.tripod.com/StereophonicsARENAPIC2.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8d/Fenderjaguar.jpg/202px-Fenderjaguar.jpg

I have that guitar... Not the one from Stereophonics, though. I have my own.

suprefan
08-21-2007, 07:51 PM
I should post my vinatge Vox tha was once owned by Chris Martin of Coldplay. But this isnt my thread and dont wanna encroach.

Deviate_420
08-21-2007, 08:02 PM
I should post my vinatge Vox tha was once owned by Chris Martin of Coldplay. But this isnt my thread and dont wanna encroach.

I saw that in another thread. Do you have any idea what year it is?

Mr.Nipples
08-21-2007, 09:11 PM
my first guitar was a 1975 gibson marauder that my dad used to own. i ended up selling it after it was falling apart beyond repair for scrap and got a 1984 kramer striker. thats really the last complete vintage guitar i owned, but i recently swapped the necks on my dan armstrong with an original from the early 70's. i have a mid 80's marshall jcm800 and a 1977 musicman hd130 2x12 which is just ready to get out of the shop after havin a much needed tune-up. i have a few vintage boxes including a 1998 zvex fuzzfactory(myrold paint job), a korean boss slow gear and a roland re201 space echo(dying) and im getting this within the next week...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a130/gitarguy/Guitar%20pics/c3f6.jpg

Deviate_420
08-21-2007, 09:37 PM
I use to have a wah from the 70s but it broke and finding a working one is harder then pinpointing when Lindsey Lohan lost her virginity.

Deviate_420
08-22-2007, 12:25 PM
http://designermagazine.tripod.com/StereophonicsARENAPIC2.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8d/Fenderjaguar.jpg/202px-Fenderjaguar.jpg

I have that guitar... Not the one from Stereophonics, though. I have my own.

I want one of those. How does it play?

downingthief
08-22-2007, 01:59 PM
Sweet guitars....my next will be a Ricky, for sure. I tried one out a few months back on my AC30, and it sounded insane.

I still have my old cry baby wah. Love it...it's never let me down.

Nips, that Digitech is sweet. A buddy of mine swears by it.

kreutz2112
08-22-2007, 02:05 PM
I have a late eighties Valley Arts California Pro. I have no pics readily available, but maybe when I get home I can post some.

Alchemy
08-22-2007, 02:54 PM
I want one of those. How does it play?

Really good. It has a very great surf effect when you mute all the strings with its muter.

I didn't take good care of it though and I need to get it fixed. The wood's a little warped on the bridge and some of the frets buzz. I'm keeping it in a case so that there is no further damage.

Deviate_420
08-22-2007, 03:05 PM
Really good. It has a very great surf effect when you mute all the strings with its muter.

I didn't take good care of it though and I need to get it fixed. The wood's a little warped on the bridge and some of the frets buzz. I'm keeping it in a case so that there is no further damage.

Did you swap out any of the pickups or is it all stock?

I wanna get a Jag-Stang. I like the sound of the Jaguar but I like the scaled down neck of the mustang.

Alchemy
08-22-2007, 03:09 PM
Did you swap out any of the pickups or is it all stock?

I wanna get a Jag-Stang. I like the sound of the Jaguar but I like the scaled down neck of the mustang.

No, it's the same as it was made in the factory. Just a little warped because I kept it on a stand and not in its case. I have never used a Jag-Stang but they seem really cool.

Mr.Nipples
08-22-2007, 09:13 PM
Nips, that Digitech is sweet. A buddy of mine swears by it.

i ended up not getting it which sucks because i already sold my whammy WH-4. i drove up to santa cruz today with the 500 bucks needed and asked if i could try it out beforehand(god am i glad i did, the place has a no return policy). the guy plugged it into a twin and within the first 5 minutes the pedal started giving him shit as he was playing. the tracking was so off(which can be fixed)and it sucked the tone right of the amp making it sound like the guitars volume was at 1(most likely a chip problem that is very hard to fix). the bypass switch also wasnt engaging everytime you stepped on it. he swapped guitars and amps thinking that was the problem but it was still acting up so i told him that i couldnt pay 500 bucks for a used pedal that was acting up that bad.

menikmati
08-22-2007, 09:24 PM
Kurt hated the jag-stang

downingthief
08-23-2007, 08:41 AM
i ended up not getting it which sucks because i already sold my whammy WH-4. i drove up to santa cruz today with the 500 bucks needed and asked if i could try it out beforehand(god am i glad i did, the place has a no return policy). the guy plugged it into a twin and within the first 5 minutes the pedal started giving him shit as he was playing. the tracking was so off(which can be fixed)and it sucked the tone right of the amp making it sound like the guitars volume was at 1(most likely a chip problem that is very hard to fix). the bypass switch also wasnt engaging everytime you stepped on it. he swapped guitars and amps thinking that was the problem but it was still acting up so i told him that i couldnt pay 500 bucks for a used pedal that was acting up that bad.

Damn, that blows. Yeah, definitely some major issues there. I've tried my friend's and it sounds great. He's playing out of a Twin Reverb currently.

Deviate_420
08-23-2007, 09:30 AM
Kurt hated the jag-stang

Wasn't that his guitar though? I think it is way bad ass. My friend has one and switched out all the pickups and re-wired the entire thing. You don't happen to have a copy of Nirvanas show in San Diego at the Del Mar race track do you?

shoegazer76
08-23-2007, 11:17 AM
My collection includes
A 1961 Gibson Les Paul Jr. cherry colored (SG body style) lightest guitar ever!
A 1974 Gibson Alder S-1 Heaviest Guitar ever!
A 1979 Aluminum Neck Kramer XL naked wood stained finish.
A 1993 Fender Jazzmaster Japanese Reissue Sunburst
An early 90's Fernandes strat copy dunno what year it is but the neck is perfect. I've seen Issac Brock (before he sold out to PRS), Lee Renaldo & a slew of others have played this guitar here & there.
Each guitar is like a child to me I love them all equally.
I almost lost them & my Marshall half stack to all of the flooding here in Ohio. Thank God I didn't $3000 worth of my record collection didn't make it though.

Mr.Nipples
08-23-2007, 12:51 PM
I have a late eighties Valley Arts California Pro. I have no pics readily available, but maybe when I get home I can post some.
i love valley arts. the lead singer in my first band was playing his dads and it played better than any new fender strat ive ever played. you play much kruetz?



A 1979 Aluminum Neck Kramer XL naked wood stained finish.
could you tell me all you can about this guitar? ive been looking for a travis bean for awhile and theyre either far too expensive or have been modded to look like shit(sawing off the top horn ala arcade fire) so i decided the kramer aluminums were the next best thing but i cant find one to test for myself.

menikmati
08-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Wasn't that his guitar though? I think it is way bad ass. My friend has one and switched out all the pickups and re-wired the entire thing. You don't happen to have a copy of Nirvanas show in San Diego at the Del Mar race track do you?

Yeah it was his guitar, it was his idea to Fender to design such a thing (he was a huge fan of the mustangs, as were a lot of alternative bands), but he never ended up liking the design of it. He only took it on tour with him in Europe during the early part of 1994, and only played it partially during then...Fender was gonna do some more tweaking to it and stuff, but ya know....

And yeah I do have some recordings (soundboard) from the Del Mar Fairgrounds performance (12/28/1991). Setlist was:

Drain You
Aneurysm
School
Floyd The Barber
Smells Like Teen Spirit
About A Girl
Polly
Sliver
Breed
Come As You Are
Lithium
Territorial Pissings

Deviate_420
08-23-2007, 05:55 PM
Yeah it was his guitar, it was his idea to Fender to design such a thing (he was a huge fan of the mustangs, as were a lot of alternative bands), but he never ended up liking the design of it. He only took it on tour with him in Europe during the early part of 1994, and only played it partially during then...Fender was gonna do some more tweaking to it and stuff, but ya know....

And yeah I do have some recordings (soundboard) from the Del Mar Fairgrounds performance (12/28/1991). Setlist was:

Drain You
Aneurysm
School
Floyd The Barber
Smells Like Teen Spirit
About A Girl
Polly
Sliver
Breed
Come As You Are
Lithium
Territorial Pissings

Is there anyway you can send it to me. I have always wanted to see them live however, I have heard that they can play some brilliant live shows but can really be bad live. I am curious to see (well hear) for myself. Did you ever get a chance to see them?

bballarl
08-23-2007, 06:41 PM
My only vintage guitar is a 1966 Fender Electric XII. It is sweet.

AEversW
08-24-2007, 01:05 AM
I have a 1982 Fender Bullet Deluxe and a 1960's ERA Silvertone Telecaster which is in pieces right now.

woogie846
08-24-2007, 02:10 AM
I used to have a 1985 Strat, but now I have the 60th Anniversary Tele.

PineapplePete
08-24-2007, 10:43 AM
http://tropicalmusicpr.com/images/fender-kitty-pink-guitar.gif

kreutz2112
08-24-2007, 11:14 AM
i love valley arts. the lead singer in my first band was playing his dads and it played better than any new fender strat ive ever played. you play much kruetz?




I play every day. Been in a couple bands, but school took over my life and I have no time anymore. Yet, I some how have time for this board?

shoegazer76
08-24-2007, 11:38 AM
i love valley arts. the lead singer in my first band was playing his dads and it played better than any new fender strat ive ever played. you play much kruetz?


could you tell me all you can about this guitar? ive been looking for a travis bean for awhile and theyre either far too expensive or have been modded to look like shit(sawing off the top horn ala arcade fire) so i decided the kramer aluminums were the next best thing but i cant find one to test for myself.

The resonance on this Kramer is awesome. It sounds fantastic there is way more sustain & a natural reverb to these guitars. The neck isn't completely aluminum, its aluminium up the middle with wood inlayed on both sides. These aluminum necks usually go for $700 to $1500 on EBAY. Go to vintagekramer.com (I think that's the address) Travis Beans of course going for $2500 to $5000 depending on the model. I don't think the top horn was intentionally sawed off of that TB. I'm pretty sure thats a rare TB body style. I can't see why anyone for any reason would intentionally do that to a Travis Bean. If so he's the biggest idiot in guitar history. I wanted one ever since I saw Sonic Youth's Dirty tour. Lee Renaldo's Bean was the exact burgundy eggplant color I want.