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What were you using in 1988?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Sollipsist, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Mr Green Genes

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  2. Paul G.

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    1972 Les Paul Custom or 1970 Telecaster with humbucker in the neck, 1976 MusicMan HD130 Combo.
     
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    Gibson “The Paul”, Carvin X-60, Boss Distortion, MXR Flanger, leather pants, Budweiser and Marlboro reds. I played simple keyboard parts on a Korg Poly 800 synth.
     
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    I was using a stupid partscaster built to resemble EVH's carved up Explorer on Women & Children First. The mahogany body weighed a metric ton. The neck was a G&L remnant. I put a Floyd Rose on it. The pickup was a Seymour Duncan JB, which sounded fine.

    It was a dog of a guitar, and I wish to God I still had pictures of it. I could show it off to my kids like scars, "see this? DON'T DO THIS."

    But it worked for a summer, and I learned a lot in the process.
     
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    1976 Les Paul Standard, ProCo Rat into a Blackface Fender Bandmaster.

    The entire first Black Sabbath album.
     
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  7. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Dang you guys are even older than me! I was on my first guitar then, a lawsuit era 335 copy. Kinda like the one in this pic, but mine was more the color of dog doo. Bought in a pawn shop in downtown Portland because it looked cool and WASNT like something EVH or Poison played. I had no idea how to play it so I just crossed fingers and laid down the $75.
    The amp was a Crate solid state practice amp from Mr B's music in town. All I remember was it had flourescent knobs and sounded terrible. I probably owned each one for two years or less. I have moved all over the world, lost everything, etc., the idea that I would still own my teenage guitars blows my mind. Good on you guys!
     
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    In 88 I had as my main guitar was an Ibanez Artist EQ model. I bought it in 78 at Guitar Center in Hollywood.
    My amp was a Gibson Invader. I bought it for $40 because it needed a speaker.
    It had a 12” and a 10” alnico, not original to the amp. I replaced both with Celestion alnico’s.
    I loved that amp more than any I’ve has since. Now they go for around a $1000 bucks.
    My acoustic was a mahogany Martin 000.
    I also had a Ibanez lawsuit Strat, great guitars.
    I still have the Ibanez guitars, the Martin I sold, the Gibson Amp was stolen
    I’d love to have that Invader again.
     
  9. Jakeboy

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    Gibson Les Paul Jr into a solid state Peavey or an East Coast Legend amp.
    Only pedal was a Boss RV-3. For dirt I used the dirty channel on the Peavey.
     
  10. fstempleton

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    In 1988 I was playing an '87 AmStd Strat, '73 SG, and '81 Washburn D26S, all thru a Peavey Bandit 65. The inventory has grown but I've still got them all today. We were playing the same bar band covers that we did last month at a 30th reunion show - Honky Tonk Women, Powderfinger, Angels, etc.
     
  11. ifallalot

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    Same
     
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    81 Gibson Les Paul Custom was my number 1 thru 2 Twin Reverbs.
     
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    In 1988 I was back-up/ harmony singer and rythmn guitar in a Country Band headed by a good friend of mine Miss N Kelly. I was using my 1978 Ovation Custom Balladeer plugged into the PA. I also had my Custom built Tele with B bender (my Avatar) plugged into a Boss Compressor pedal and then into a Roland Bolt 100/60watt amp. I used that for duets with our lead picker and to simulate the odd pedal steel licks.. S
     
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    I was a freshman in college, gigging in local bars and frat parties, writing and recording, and a couple years prior had stumbled onto a great price on a 1985 Rickenbacker 360, which was my dream guitar at the time (owing mostly to Peter Buck of R.E.M). I played it through a 130 watt Music Man 2x10 combo, often with a 6x10 Sunn cabinet. That was a very loud rig. I still have the guitar see below. I would like to still own the amp but it didn’t make the cross country journey with me six years later.

    I think in 1988 I also had a Electra-Westone Phoenix superstrat that I used for more technical lead work. That was a pretty good guitar too.

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    Ibanez Artist AR105AV (Antique Violin) into a Fender London Reverb 100 watt SS.
     
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    a fernandes brad gilles strat and a marshal jcm 800
     
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    Flat top Martin. Picking and singing John Henry and similar tunes. Didn't go electric until 2004.
     
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    You live in Scotland I see... I bought it in London in 1984. My very first electric guitar. Not bad at all. I painted it in red and added a Bigsby... then sold it just because the neck was too thin for me.
     
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    With all the Peaveys that we used back then, you'd think there would be some nostalgic demand for that authentic vintage SS saturation sound :D :D :D
     
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    1979 SG Exclusive > Morley Power Wah Boost > Lab Series L5.

    Norlin Era Nirvana!
     

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