Guitars!!!

drbandkgb Jan 28, 2012

  1. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Over the years I have owned 30 or so guitars.. Sadly I have only a few pix of some of my favs...

    My current guitar..

    1994 Epiphone Sheraton II
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    I bought and sold vintage guitars for years but sadly never kept any.. I made too much money from them to take them out and play them ;)
    So I mainly played 1k and under guitars. Something about some one stealing my cheap guitars vs my 3k to 10k guitars ...

    One of my favs that I sold was a 1995 Crimson Burst Fender American Standard Strat I had a SRV reverse tremolo done to it Ill have to scan some pix

    My other fav was this 2002 Fender Stratocaster Robert Cray..
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    And my pride and joy my Fender Custom Tele.. I added the Gibson P-90
    I loved this guitar so much these two were my best traveling guitars.. I always hated a maple neck till this one..
     
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  2. Macland

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    My old Ibanez, I never had the money in high school to buy a good pedal or anything so I didn't enjoy the electric as much as I could have. I also enjoy acoustic sound a little better.
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    Here's my first and only guitar left. My parents bought it for me one Christmas and I'm pretty sure it was just a beginner guitar kit and a case from the local music store but it's been a good guitar. I just neglect it a lot :(

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    and my favorite pick :)
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  3. drbandkgb

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    Nice pick ;)
     
  4. Macland

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    Thanks :)

    I've always wanted an Ovation. I just like the way they feel I guess, and they sound really good but man I long for the days when I had jamming buddies :tears2:
     
  5. drbandkgb

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    See as a kid I loved the... but that round back made them hard to hold..
     
  6. Jmac289gt

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    I also hated the round back for some reason, I will have to get a picture up of the only guitar I have left.

    Thinking about guitars you once had makes me a little upset...I saw a guitar in a music store not long ago that was in a locked case with a price tag of $29,000.00 and I didn't know much about them when I was a teenager but I know the one I had and jacked it all up and finally threw it away was the exact same one.

    I have to go now.
     
  7. drbandkgb

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    yep..

    In 1995 My store had bought a 1954 Stratocaster.. 1st year they ever made them..
    We Paid 10,000 for this sweet ax... I sold it in Dallas at a guitar convention for 16,000 :) We owned it for 2 weeks...
    That guitar now is valued at 100,000 dollars.. Ill try and post up some pix I had taken from that show...
     
  8. Jmac289gt

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    Sorry...yeah a Strat is what im sure I had then and just didn't know it....to me then it was an already old guitar and I just didn't think about "research" of what I had, it was pre-internet time.

    there are a few things in life that everyone thinks about "if they could go back in time to change" and this is one of the many things in my life that comes up in my thoughts from time to time even before I saw that price tag...that just made it even worse of a memory for me.
     
  9. KChurch86

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    In 2004 I decided I wanted to learn to play, so I picked up what I read would be a good learner guitar, a Fender Squire Strat. Bought it for $160 from a guitar collector named Jerry, whom I worked with at the time. He had somewhere around 900 guitars in his collection, some worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was always buying and selling, everything from top of the line collectibles to, well, Fender Squire Strats ;)

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    Picked up a little $90 Behringer amp to practice with

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    And sadly never found the time or motivation to practice. I owned the guitar and amp for about 5 years, and never really touched it. Tried to sell it locally, and didn't get any offers. Finally decided to go to the local guitar shop and see what I could get for it. They gave me about $100 for everything, but it was $100 I didn't have before and could use at the time.

    Now, I only have this:

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  10. coatimundi01

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    My old jackson reverse head Dinky... Cheapo $200 one. My first guitar, saved up for it in HS...
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    Xmas present from the wife and fam (gf back then)
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    Also have an Ibanez RG270 w/floating/locking trem, but it need repairs to the neck, and an Ibanez black acoutic/electric.

    Working overnights and having 2 kids doesn;t leave you with much time to play anymore...
     
  11. drbandkgb

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    Yeah it sure doesn't.. That and trying to keep a band going is hell


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  12. RATTFINK

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    I tried guitar and got REALLY frustrated trying to position my fingers to hold a chord lol So, I switched to bass and loved it.

    I started out with a beginners Gremlin 4 string bass and recorded songs from the radio in the 90's and learned by ear. In High School I bought an Arbor 4 string and took lessons.

    I've been in two "bands" playing punk, rock, and metal. Both bands fell apart and got nowhere.

    Received the 5 string Slammer Hammer from a guy, my fathers age, I played an online WWII flight sim with. And allows me to keep my 4 sting tuned G, D, A, E instead of dropping to a D for half of the songs I like to play. I personally think every bassist should have this setup.



    My Arbor 4 string and Slammer Hammer 5 string :D


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  13. dhyde79

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    here's a few pics of my current electric.

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    it's one of the Fender Squier ones made for Rockband 3, full on guitar with built in midi controller. honestly, if you like to write music but want to one man band it, you can do it with this one, it's direct output to PC with any USB to midi adapter.

    not a glamorous one, but, it plays well enough ;)

    I *WAS* buying a Schecter Synyster Gates Custom from a local pawn shop, but some jackwagon dropped it and broke the guitar where the neck meets the body, and honestly, I'm not spending $500 on a broken guitar, even if it was $1200 new. I'll just have to find one in good shape and buy it instead....that way I can go get it signed....cause that would be epic for me.

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  14. Jmac289gt

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    Okay so I don't know much about it but I have had it since I was a teenager so probably around 27 years ago. I know it is a Floyd Rose Kramer, maybe made in 1981 or 1982 and I believe it was a second generation and sold for around $1000.00 brand new then, or atleast the guy I got it from said he paid about that much. I got it from him as he was getting out of the music scene and he needed help doing a lot of work to his house and said if I help him he would give it to me.
    So 2 or 3 weeks later it was all mine.

    He showed me a few tips but mostly learned by ear playing along with some taped songs, did that for many years and finally hooked up with a few guys and we had a little garage band going for some time but then they wanted to start playing clubs and I was about to have my second child and just could not afford to invest in equipment and take time away from my family, so I dropped out and they went on to have a great run in the local scene for many years. It really sucked going to watch them play from time to time and seeing all the...well never mind. Thanks for taking the time to read my short story and please, if anyone knows something I don't about this guitar just post it in this thread.

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    This is the only one I play now...

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  15. RATTFINK

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    By our powers combined... No, not Captain Planet...

    Bass-tar!!

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  16. BStetar

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    I'm partial to acoustics: Gurian (ca. 1974), Martin D35 (1979), & Eastman 612ce (2010).

    But I also have a Squier Strat and Peavy bass.

    I'll tell you what, I'm between a rock and hard spot: goodies for the X (factory fogs, front bumper driving lights, radio upgrade) or new guitars (wanna get a Les Paul Studio Smartwood)?

    Like to see that $100K guitar. Does anyone know of a $100K X?:smile:
     

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  17. Jmac289gt

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    Those are some nice guitars. I used to love sitting around and just playing an acoustic too.
     
  18. drbandkgb

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    Have to love the martins ;)

    I sold Ronnie Dunn of Brooks And Dunn a d-45 ;) at the time it was 8500


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  19. NismoFire

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    My pride and joy...

    Ibanez Electric Acoustic cutaway. I should've wiped it down before pics, but you get the gist of it.

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    I also have an early 2000s Fender Squire Strat, but I hate it. My mom bought it for me to learn to play electric, and I just didn't care much for the fingerboard. I'm a Gibson girl...one day, when the mod bug leaves me alone, I'll buy a Gibson LP.


    I still have the first guitar I ever had, but it's at my parents' house. No name pawn shop purchase when I was 7. I learned to play on it, and I plan on keeping it forever. My first electric is also at my parents' house.



    In total, I have 2 electrics and 2 acoustics.
     
  20. Jmac289gt

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    Nismo I really like that guitar and the picture of it is really kool too.
     
  21. NismoFire

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    Thank you. It's got a really nice treble-y/deeper tone do it, and it plays REALLY nicely with the right strings. I've got a set of Elixers on it now, but it REALLY needs a new set with a smaller gauge.


    I took that pic tonight just for this thread. I didn't actually have any pics of it until now. LoL.
     
  22. Macland

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    I've got mine strung with Elixers. My cousin gave them to me and I didn't even realize how nice they were. She's a motivational musician. She travels the world singing motivational songs and stuff. She's pretty cool. Jana Stanfield is her name if you wanna check her out.
     
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    I've always used Elixirs..just need a new set at the moment.

    That's awesome about Jana. I'll look her up next time I'm on the computer.
     
  24. Jmac289gt

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    You know with all the instruments we have here on XN we have enough to start a band, okay so "this is how we do it"

    One of us lays down a track and sends it to the next and he overlays his onto it and so on...hummm.
     
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    I wish she'd been around to teach me guitar. She's not amazing but she's a good player. I can remember sitting around at family reunions and jamming to some of her songs or she'd sing something like Desperado. That was probably my favorite cover she did. Here is her site
     
  26. Loki512

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    i just started playing again after 2 years away. i forgot how fun it is to just jam out and work on things to forget all the other BS in life.

    here are mine:

    Ernie Ball Axis with EMGs, Larrivee D-09 acoustic electric, the bass is a Dean 4 string I only use for recording.

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    My amp is a Peavey 5150 2x12 combo and the effects are a crybaby wah with Line 6 M13 (love that pedal)
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  27. drbandkgb

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    Some one a Eddie fan? I had a Erine ball.. great guitar.. Mine was a 3 pick up model and Larrivee is one of my all time favs..
     
  28. RATTFINK

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    Let's see the bass. I'm a bassist :D
     
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    actually, that's not too terrible of an idea....but, if you wanna do that, let me just mix it, just sit down and record your track, I can make a dropbox.com or box.com account and everyone can have the L/P and drop em all in and I can mix it all.
     
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    Okay soooo, when I said WE I meant you guys that still play...lol. It has been 15 years since I quit playing and have only touched mine a few times since then. I have really forgoten a lot.
     
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    lol that's ok, I'm just learning, I could maybe help out with some drum tracks but nothing uber-fancy, that's why I'd do the mixing, as my contribution ;)
     
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    Yes Dunlop Nylons - the only way to play - in 30 years I have only had 1 break on me.

    Stock up as they are changing.
     
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    yeah, i love the van halen sound, also zakk wylde, hence the emgs . . . :) and those are dunlop nulon jazz III picks. love em.

    i don't have a clean shot of the bass and now it is in my parents' basement . . .
     
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    Humbuckers!!!!
     
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    I used to have one............. way back in the day. It has since been sold. Nothing special.

    Washburn Lyon.... I think we bought it from Target
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    After you've uploaded to Flickr, click on the pic, click on share up at the top. Make certain BBCode is selected in the popup window and click on the code. Once that is done, hit CTRL-C (or R-Click and hit copy) and go to your XN post. Paste (CTRL-V or R-Click Paste). Delete the 2nd line (just credits flickr) and done.
     
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