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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by taxer, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. 7171551

    7171551 Tele-Afflicted

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    +1
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  2. wmsimpson

    wmsimpson Tele-Holic

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    I guess I just don't like it enough to spend another couple hundred bucks to make it sound better.
     
  3. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I couldn't bring myself to spend the coin on a Gretsch Bo Diddley.
    So I bought a Bo Jr.
    21.5 inch scale.
    Kinda cool, but.....not.
     
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  4. 6942

    6942 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I saw a late 60's DECCA guitar with a mirrored pick guard a two Teisco Gold Foil pick-ups.
    Looked GREAT....totally unplayable (fixed neck).

    Eventually I removed the nice-sounding pick-ups for a project guitar.

    Steve
     
  5. VK7HSE

    VK7HSE TDPRI Member

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    Zoom G1 multi thingy! Biggest tone robbing effect I've had the pleasure of purchasing!

    Just sold it on ebay yesterday. I listed it thinking that the 7 days will yield not a thing, but was surprised when it sold.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using TDPRI
     
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  6. Leep Dog

    Leep Dog Tele-Afflicted

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    I got back into playing a couple years ago and decided I needed a tube amp. After (very) little research (as I tend to just go out and buy stuff without too much thought...ha ha) I bought a Blackstar HT-5 combo. I had purchased a Vox VT-15 a few months before and after spending time with the Blackstar, I eventually decided I liked the modeling amp better. I returned the Blackstar to GC and traded it in for a Vox AC15....for only $150 more (new) I had an infinitely better amp. Why didn't I just get the AC15 from the start? Oh well, live and learn.
     
  7. 63dot

    63dot Friend of Leo's

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    Fender:

    Lead II
    American Deluxe Stratocaster

    Yamaha:

    small bodied steel string acoustic from early 1970s

    B.C. Rich:

    1970s Koa Mockingbird

    Gibson:

    The Paul
    L6-S (twice)
    1965 Melody Maker
    '67 reissue Flying Vs (twice)

    Ibanez:

    Roadstar II

    Aria:

    Urchin

    Charvel:

    Surfcaster acoustic

    Ovation:

    Nylon string from early 1970s

    Amps:

    Vox solid state amp from 1960s or 1970s
    Salina solid state amp from 1980s

    None of these guitars were bad, per se but just stuff I simply didn't use that much
     
  8. Warm Gums

    Warm Gums Friend of Leo's

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    Yes..
    It violates the first rule of instrument aquisition..
    Avoid anything that looks like a prop from Star Trek...
     
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  9. JohnK24

    JohnK24 Friend of Leo's

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    Crate Power Block amp....yuck. Heck, even the Line 6 Flextone I had sounded better
     
  10. spikypaddy

    spikypaddy Tele-Afflicted

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    I've had a few...

    -Behringer wah pedal - simply awful!

    -Boss PW-10 V-Wah - shocking modelling, near as dammit to unusable and very, very noisy.

    -Boss Metal Zone - c'mon, I was only 15 at the time!

    -Marshall JTM60 1x12 combo - unbelievably unreliable, an eBay purchase. Can't believe I sold a 4 input, non-master volume JCM800 half stack to fund it!

    -Gibson SG Standard - didn't even play it before buying because it was dirt cheap for a 6 month old guitar. It was a total dog. At least I got my money back on it, I guess.
     
  11. Warm Gums

    Warm Gums Friend of Leo's

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    Ah the boss wah, perhaps the most complicated pedal ever..
    Just refolding the manual took 15 min.
     
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  12. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Looking at it right now. 2001 Epiphone "Slasher" Firebird.

    Looks sooooo cool. And has tons of goofy fun factor. Built in chorus and distortion, cool metallic blue paint scheme, funky hockey stick explorer headstock, it's a hoot.

    Like every other Epi I've ever tried, it's a piece of crap. Just doesn't play all that well, and never will without a lot of money put into it, which ain't gonna happen.

    I bought it for $100. It was so goofy I couldn't pass it up. Also found out it's exceedingly rare. Only 1000 Slashers were ever made. Of those, only 250 had the built in FX. Of those, I think 150 were black, the other 100 being red or blue. So, yeah, super rare guitar. But also totally worthless.:lol:

    Oh well, it's makes great conversation piece, and it's $100 I didn't spend killing myself with milkshakes or cigs.
     
  13. wallis222

    wallis222 Tele-Afflicted

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    Digitech RP100. It was about 8 years ago, and I was brand new to the game. What a hunk of poo.
     
  14. rickwxi

    rickwxi TDPRI Member

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    The Boss Acoustic Simulator AC-3. I thought I could use it with my Telecaster with the band and not have to carry one of my acoustic guitars along. Boy was I wrong, it does not even come close to an acoustic sounding guitar... Maybe it is not ment to use a Telecaster with it..
     
  15. LarsOS

    LarsOS Tele-Holic

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    Fender CD140SCE BK. If you look at the button for the inbuilt tuner the wrong way (or maybe if you don't look at it enough), it turns itself on and drains the battery. Plus, something is buzzing when I pick the open G string. And it sounds dull in general, and is uninspiring to play. I bought it in Prague, and thought it was a good deal for that very reason ('cause everything is cheap in Czech, not just the food and beer ... right?).

    Stupid? Well, that's what this thread is about, isn't it? At least now I know why Fender isn't known for the great quality of their acoustics.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. MatthewDickin

    MatthewDickin Tele-Afflicted

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    Epiphone Les Paul Standard. I wanted to try out a Les Paul. Loved the idea, HATED the guitar. It was just awful, and no amount of upgrades would have made it any better. Sold it at a loss after about four months, bought a MIJ Tokai LS150. Never looked back.

    I've learnt my lesson. Buy cheap, buy twice.
     
  17. Luthier Atlanta

    Luthier Atlanta Tele-Afflicted

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    I don't think I've made one yet.
    First purchase, Yamaha SE700HE from the original owner.
    Case, Cord, Strings, Receipt, Slide,, all documented.
    Perfect condition $50

    Second guitar Strat ( 20th Anniversary) Squire Same deal, no case thou, Again $50

    Third guitar Custom Telecaster mid 80's traded for a Titan .25 cal pocket Pistol which I had received a pair of them for free.... kept the best one and traded thee other.
     

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  18. binkydognose

    binkydognose Tele-Afflicted

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    In the 70's I bought an Acoustic head plus a 4x12 cab with horns, played a Gibson L6S through it and used a Morley "power wah boost". I'm pretty happy that no recordings exist.
     
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  19. bossking7

    bossking7 Tele-Afflicted

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    MXR Block Phase 90. Awful pedal. Very harsh and distorted.
     
  20. spikypaddy

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    Oh yeah, I'd forgotten the manual! Just remembering how to change presets was an exercise in mental dexterity. And the drive sounds were... Unique!

    After my experiences with complicated wahs, I just ended up buying a 2 week old Vox much better!
     
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