What were you using in 68?

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  1. Marc Muller

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    So you don't remember what guitar you had.
     
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    I didn't have one yet... Not until 1970 .Then it was a copy of a big Gibson box.
     
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    A new Gibson B25. My first guitar.
     
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    In 67 a Tele, while home on leave from Marines before heading for the Nam.
     
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    Could have sworn this 88 when I read it.... It's pretty close to the year I THOUGHT I saw :p
     
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    I was playing some cheap POS guitar and a Univox amp purchased at the PX
     
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    In ‘68 I was playing an Epiphone Casino through a Vibrolux Reverb.
     
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    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.....
     
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    1966 SG Special, Tremelo channel of a Bandmaster (vocals went in the other channel), coily cable.
     
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    '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 :).



    Best Regards,
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    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.
     
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    An accordion I am afraid to say... but Bass right after that...
     
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    I was minus 5 years old in 1968...
     
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    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!
     
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