What were you using in 68?

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    In '68 I was playing my '64 Candy Apple Red Jazzmaster through a Bandmaster in a band in HS. Shortly after that I got my '68 LPC Black Beauty and became a Gibby guy for many years. Still have the LPC but sold the Jazz shortly after acquiring the Gibby. Sure wish I still had it now!
     
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    My dad was 15 in ‘68. I’m just glad I didn’t end up in a sock.
     
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    Nada. Born in '77. That's gotta make me (one of) the youngest on here, right? ;-)
     
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    My parents werent even around in 68, but you may want to clarify you are asking about equipment....


    Lots of folks were "using" various things in 68 I would imagine... lol
     
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    Hmmm 68, That's border line. Probably a Red Tele with rosewood board, Fender 12 string electric and Blonde Bandmaster.
     
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    How long does reincarnation take? This particular body wouldn't be out for another three years. But maybe there's a remote possibility that my previous one was using a black strat through Marshalls?
     
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    '62 slab board Strat and Ampeg Gemini/JBL D130 for ten or 15 gigs with an eight piece black soul revue out of Tampa called "the Barons featuring Zulema."
    Over on the east coast I gigged a similar number of weekends in '68 as the house band at Thee Image Club in Miami
    New Breed Blues Band which morphed into later "Poison" a British Psych blues band.
    To handle playing The Image (a huge venue the size of the Filmore) I brought a backline of Standell amps from Ace Music on 7th Ave but these had circuit breakers which tripped just as you hit moderate distortion.
    Nobody knew Nuthin' about stacks of amps as the whole big venue thing was pretty much being invented especially if you were outside of San Francisco.
    I was running several cabs hoping to fill the space and concluded the stacks of Standells sounded pretty lame.
    They were quickly replaced by filling two separate stages with monster Showman sized Ampeg products, maybe 12 2X15 and other size big cabinets and a half dozen 100/200 watt Ampeg heads.
    Ampeg was trying to get in on the big amp craze and worked a deal to sponsor the gear for the entire room somehow.
    Our bass player was all excited about his Ampeg stacks---could have been first SVTs, I dunno.
    I pumped a Hammond C3 through some and thought Ampeg was great for our loudness solution and they worked OK with a couple of pedals to inject some character into their "hifi" BIG sound.
    Boy did I meet a lot of cute girls back then ahem.
     
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