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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Sollipsist, Oct 25, 2018.
Yamaha CP-35, Hammond B-3, Stratocaster, Peavey T-60, mostly Carvin amps
1972 Les Paul Custom or 1970 Telecaster with humbucker in the neck, 1976 MusicMan HD130 Combo.
MIJ Fender Strat. Peavey Special 130. No pedals.
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.
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.
1976 Les Paul Standard, ProCo Rat into a Blackface Fender Bandmaster.
The entire first Black Sabbath album.
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!
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.
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.
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.
81 Gibson Les Paul Custom was my number 1 thru 2 Twin Reverbs.
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
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.
Ibanez Artist AR105AV (Antique Violin) into a Fender London Reverb 100 watt SS.
a fernandes brad gilles strat and a marshal jcm 800
Flat top Martin. Picking and singing John Henry and similar tunes. Didn't go electric until 2004.
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.
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
1979 SG Exclusive > Morley Power Wah Boost > Lab Series L5.
Norlin Era Nirvana!