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Heroes , Cult of personality, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ping-ping-clicka, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
    What the heck are you smoking Ping?:D
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  2. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 15, 2010
    Two things:
    (1) I saw Living Colour in 1989, opening up for the Stones at the Cotton Bowl. They must have pissed off the sound guy because you couldn’t hear the drums or vocals.

    (2) I’ve never had a piece of “signature” gear in my rig long-term, (besides the Dunlop JH-2S Jimi Hendrix Classic Fuzz, which I bought based on the way it sounded, not the name on it)...also, while I’ve tried and enjoyed the features of many signature pieces, I’ve never been stupid enough to think, “I bought a _____ model guitar/pedal/amp, so now I’ll sound just like him/her!”

    I will admit that early on in my playing “career” that my heroes influenced my equipment choices, but more because I liked a particular sound, not because I thought I’d sound like them if I bought those pieces...for example:

    I tried a Tube Screamer because of SRV...but I bought it because it sounded good;

    I bought a Strat because of SRV, JLV, EC and DBII, but I knew I wasn’t going to sound like any or all of them just because I had a Strat—it was because it was a beautiful, great playing, great sounding guitar.

    Nowadays, the gear my heroes use has little or no effect on my gear choices...would I like a red Telecaster with a rosewood fretboards, like Muddy’s? Would I buy a Muddy Waters signature model?
    Yes, because I like red and Telecasters and rosewood fretboards and Muddy Waters, not because I think I’m going to instantly start channeling Muddy any more than I already do.
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  3. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 29, 2013
    I smell what you're cookin', @ping-ping-clicka. I've often wondered how many pairs of Body Glove stretchy-pants were sold by Living Colour's videos and appearances.
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  4. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Mar 12, 2013
    Humboldt County, CA
    I've been stupid enough. That Jimi Hendrix Signature Marshall full stack (serial number 301) did NOT make me sound like Hendrix even with a pretty nice Strat. Musta been the pedals... (kinda wish I still had it, though)
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  5. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jun 28, 2019
    left coast
    :) you make the funny, :lol:, how they sound, not what they wear is what holds my fascination.
    Though I know that even in my elder years I'm just way to sexy:twisted: even in a faded T-shirt and blue jeans, a pair of well traveled Birkenstocks, 'cause I'm just so pretty.:p
    though the yellow buttless Prince britches certainly made me think , of he's such a bad ,so bad-dangerous man, gotta love all that confidence, plus he could play a lick , or 2:cool:
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