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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dobrojoe, Oct 25, 2018.
So you don't remember what guitar you had.
I didn't have one yet... Not until 1970 .Then it was a copy of a big Gibson box.
a very junky bicycle.
4 years old singing Monkees songs with a an empty toilet paper roll to the record player my parents had..and thinking Jailhouse Rock by Elvis was the badest tune i ever heard yet....3 years later..it was Black Sabbath & Led Zeppelin and at 7 it was all over for me. Never been right since
14 years old, just bought my first drum kit, secondhand grey pearl Autocrat, three drums, odd size bass, had to have a replacement head specially lapped from calf skin. Pair of Krut 12” hi hats, 18” Zyn crash / ride, Olympic pedals, unbranded cymbal and snare stand. £27 from a guy around the corner. Still have the receipt, not the kit though.
A new Gibson B25. My first guitar.
In 67 a Tele, while home on leave from Marines before heading for the Nam.
Could have sworn this 88 when I read it.... It's pretty close to the year I THOUGHT I saw
I was playing some cheap POS guitar and a Univox amp purchased at the PX
In ‘68 I was playing an Epiphone Casino through a Vibrolux Reverb.
My dad's Kent baritone ukulele...my dad was a pretty good player....1st song I learned was 'Sweet Betsy From Pike' from a songbook he had.....
1966 SG Special, Tremelo channel of a Bandmaster (vocals went in the other channel), coily cable.
'63 Fender Strat (bought second-hand for $120 bucks) and Ampeg Reverberocket amp (also bought second-hand).
$120 bucks sounds like so little money today, but back then it represented about 3 weeks wages for me, and I was working at an genuine ass-busting job .
The Strat replaced the horrible Teisco that I had bought new for $28 bucks at a store called "Uncle Bills", and the Ampeg replaced the "stack" that I cobbled up out of an old record player amplifier and speakers .
A '64 Gretsch Tenneseean, a 50's Magnatone Troubadour MOTS-covered tube amp and a reverb unit ordered from the Lafayette electronics catalog.
To play with fuzz I wired a footswitch that connected a diode across the speaker terminals. Not real high-tech, but it worked and didn't kill the amp.
An accordion I am afraid to say... but Bass right after that...
I was minus 5 years old in 1968...
I had one of the first ever made!
My Grandma was a welder at Schwinn and built me one in metal flake Gold with two differentl white seats and a large and short horn set of handlebars! Got it in 1963! I very much wish I still had it!
Bongos. Started guitar in 1969.
Gibson SG and Sound X505R. Still have the Sound.
1964 Mercury Monterey