Worst Equipment Abuse You've Seen Or Heard Of?

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  1. cometazzi

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    You might have to point it out for some of us who don't know what we're looking at :(
     
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    don’t think mike did this, it was a session guy that owned it after mike.



     
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    I heard a story, that some very large manufacturer drove a steam shovel over hundreds of brand new guitars.
    I doubt that it's true :rolleyes:
     
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    Did not that, interesting!

    I guess WTF still applies?
     
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    sorry about that...

    The vintage blue molded caps were removed and replaced with orange drop caps, I have tested 100s of blue molded caps, not found one bad.
    Just shows people who rip stuff out without knowing if a part is good or bad, it devalues the amp for no good reason.....
    I fix stuff like this a bunch!
    Electrolytic caps are different and should be replaced....a different story.
    If ya own a vintage blackface don’t let a tech remove to blue thingys, if he does.
    Get the blue things he removed!
    They are about $20 each on eBay!

     

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    Harhar...
     
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    A steam shovel? Was it in the 1920's?
     
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    It was a trackhoe I believe. There's a video of it.
     
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    I've read references to this several times, but apparently I missed what it's referring to. Wanna help a fellow picker out, plz?

    I can google the video and it is sad, but I'm looking for the context and why it was done. I had seen a pic about 17 years ago of the contents of a dumpster outside of a Gibson factory, and there were whole guitars in it.

    Just curious why this is going on from a company that's been teetering on death for years now.
     
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    So they could declare a tax loss on the unsold items without them showing up in stores because they got sold out the back door. Corporate finance ********.
     
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    Gibson hired someone to destroy hundreds of firebird X's and they video'd it. Excavator running over hundreds of them.
     
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    To be fair that was scripted for the movie Blow UP.
     
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    i must be a slow typer.
     
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    Ha that reminds me of my favorite book as a kid “Mike mulligan and his steam shovel”
    What year is this 1920?

    I believe RodeoTex is right
     
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    I didn't see a single head stock snap off....

    They did that all wrong... guitars were too close together.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    I think I’d always ask a tech for the original parts that are removed
     
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    GG Allin used to shove microphones where the sun dont shine.

    Mic drop... sorry
     
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    True, they could have stacked them up or something, but early in the actual crushing part, you do see a couple of headstocks snapping.
     
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