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

  1. backalleyblues

    backalleyblues Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Dano Wasabi Chorus-Tremolo pedal... could NEVER get that thing to stay in one setting, and it ate batteries like Roseanne Barr eats bacon...

    Yamaha Series I amps from the 70s-I bought TWO of them-such crappy little amps... I'd buy another, just to load it up with fireworks and watch the show...

    Early 70's SG II-a waste of wood and wire, just really did not sound good at all. At least I got my money back on that one...

    Franc Robert
     
  2. Jazzerstang

    Jazzerstang Tele-Afflicted

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    anything from guitar fetish or rondo music.
     
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  3. x2plex

    x2plex Tele-Meister

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    Gibson Ripper Bass. 1976 was a rough year for many products and this was no exception. Muddy sound, unstable neck, crappy bridge and a truss that broke itself within two years. There's a reason why these monsters have no collector value.
    For my money, I coulda had a Jazz or P-bass that would be aging like fine wine! :(
     
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    Mine was terrible. In comparison to this, it was a canoe paddle:
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  5. bossking7

    bossking7 Tele-Afflicted

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    I think everyone will say that.
     
  6. JamesL

    JamesL Tele-Meister

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    Other people hate the Talman.....I like mine.....
     
  7. puke hat roy

    puke hat roy Tele-Meister

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    I travel a lot on my job and stay in motels/hotels. I take a MIM standard strat with me. Obviously can't take one of my amps, so bought an Orange Micro Crush. It sounded decent at the store using one of their cheapo guitars. Took it on the road and it is a real piece of junk. You can't use the overdrive button unless volume is nearly off. Big mistake on this one. Then I bought a Vox headphone amp. It was just O.K. The on/off switch broke off the 6 th time I used it. I think I'll just read a book when I learn how.
     
  8. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Like many of you, I've made regrettable pedal purchases, the dumbest ones being the extra floor-control for the POD (which I still like and still use) and some darn multi effect thing from ART (what was I thinking?)
    but the *most* unfortunate purchase would have to be that Korg digital multi tracker I *still* cannot understand how to use.
    I'm pretty happy w/ the Norlin-era LP Custom, the cruelly hacked PV hybrid twin and my craigslist sortacasters.
    Keep this thread going.
    Peace - Deeve
     
  9. netspirit

    netspirit TDPRI Member

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    Bought an Ernie Ball volume pedal. Real nice one, too! Used it zero times.
     
  10. mndean

    mndean Tele-Meister

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    Don't feel bad, I bought a rackmount multi effects thing from ART, and I started to hate it within a week. I thought I'd get some sounds I could use, but no, not a one I could stand. Worst gear purchase I can remember. The other bad purchases I could flip, but nobody wanted the effects box, so I just gave it away.
     
  11. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's

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    I made the mistake of buying a used rack mount POD. What was I thinking? It has 41256 different sounds, and not one of them is worth a darn.
     
  12. adamkavanagh

    adamkavanagh Tele-Holic

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    It requires separate power. No control. It's useless save for a very aggressive lead fuzz tone and I'm not into that junk.
     
  13. HOGAROO

    HOGAROO NEW MEMBER!

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    Well thank you, I’m glad someone listens?
     
  14. MerleJam

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    Worst purchase....hmm. Been happy with most purchases. But....I’ve got regrets. I pawned a Nashville B Bender Tele for 300 bucks to make a payment. The worst of all would be selling my Danocaster I had had for less than a year to get A/C fixed in a truck I had just bought. The guitar sold in an instant. The truck was a POS and sold 3 or 4 months after I bought it for half what I paid. I’ll never forgive myself for that lol
     
  15. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

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    Traded a '65 CAR Strat in on an Am. Std. when they came out in '86. In my defense, it was just another used $300 guitar then. Who knew?
    I also traded a Japanese Rosewood Tele, LP Studio Lite, and $600 for a PRS Custom 24.
     
  16. Fearnot

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    In 1976, passing on a lightly used Fender Deluxe Reverb for a gigantic Peavey Vintage 610... no 18-year-old needs a 120 watt amp.

    I'd probably still have that Deluxe...
     
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  17. cabra velha

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    6 year old zombie thread, hmmm

    Ok, in a weak moment of martini enhanced boredom I bought a Telefunken 6V6.

    Guitar stuff on Amazon prime is just too convenient.
     
  18. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Holic

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    Basically my first “full” pedalboard was just loaded with junk: behringer 7-band EQ, Marshall Guvnor Plus, MXR Dist+, Crybaby 95Q, Boss OS-2 etc. Looking back they did help me get my own sound, but boy did I waste so much coin on stuff that I couldn’t even sell for a song.

    More recently, I bought a Levinson Blade strat. Sounded okay-ish and the neck was so skinny it turned me off anything smaller than a modern fender C neck profile. Took me a while to pluck up the effort to sell it off because it looked good and was built immaculately. I’ve since gone the other way and gone out of my way to find necks which are chunky and massive.
     
  19. telemnemonics

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    Zombie purchases on a zombie thread.
    Circa 1992 I traded a BFDR for a '77 Strat.
    Circa 2006 I bought a Leslie 147 with a 15" EV and the 6550 powered amp.
    I cannot move it by myself.
     
  20. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    My first effects pedal was an Arion flanger. I actually still have it, but it's been over thirty years and I never have had any musical use for it...
     
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