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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Sir Telemaster, Nov 28, 2014.
I think badassary comes from the player and emoted upon the guitar.
I think badass is a guitar that's been through hell and has come out on the other side bruised and scared and still is ready to get after it. This describes my '79 Antigua:
I totally get what the OP means about Firebirds-I like to stare at mine-and I have had one in one form or another for 25+ years.
Some other guitars that I think look bdazz------
And gotta include TK Smith modded Tele's w/B-16s
Willie's guitar has always amazed me.
+1. So.... Vigier Surfreters..... in the hands of Shawn Lane (RIP), Franck Vigroux, Ed DeGenaro, and Tim Donahue.... this model fretless Vigier + these players are bad-ass.
I see that and bring forth the original version...
It's a Hondo H1.
Very eighties axe.
....so..... clearly......"badass" has a number of interpretations that approaches "tone" .........?
Sunburst Tele with a black pg looks badass to me.
I've always thought resonators looked badass. Or was it that they sounded badass?
And for an "I'm gonna make some noise with stuff I have layin' around" kind of badass, there's the cigar box guitar:
These are locally brewed badass:
Mick Mars' badass strat:
Are we allowed to take into account the way the axe actually sounds? For example, I would have thought that the Epiphone Wildkat was BA, based on its appearance, but when I played one I was unimpressed.
On the other hand, I saw a video yesterday where I guy was playing one of these suckers, and damn but it produced a thoroughly BA tone:
It's a Hamer Monaco III.
I like all three. I have weakness for old tractors too. Do you know anything about it, or is it just a Hoyt Klagwell?
I kinda have a different perspective on what constitutes "badassery," I guess. The ones that have really grabbed me were mostly built/designed by people on this forum.
Jack Wells' "Air guitar" from 2010....
The Scattervarius and its cousin the Televarius...
Most of JBacklund's designs... he's posted a bunch of them here; I was collecting them for desktops until I lost that computer's drive...
Several other really great builds in the archives. The MDFcaster was pretty damn cool, too.
Steve Morse Telecaster
Now this is BAD ASSED
Game still on but it's over now after this one. My main Tele which was originally an '83 toploader. It's now embellished with my home made pickguard(s)
a Parsons/White B-Bender,
a Rolling G-Bender,
Keith/Scruggs tunable banjo pegs on strings 1 & 5.
A HipShot D-tuner on the headstock for string 6.
A DiMarzio vintage Tele bridge pickup
a standard Tele neck pickup moved to the middle slot.
a GFS humbucker in the neck slot which is tapped by the mini switch between the volume and tone control.
Three mini toggle switches for on/off of the pickups for "all" combinations.
a pull pot in the volume slot to activate a phase switch.
Super low action with hybrid 9-46 gauge strings....
This guitar can (and does) handle any and all situations that come up on the bandstand so it's really earned the name of "BADASS".... JH in Va.