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Worst piece of gear you ever owned?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by WetBandit, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Martin Backpacker. What a piece. I know it’s meant to be a travel guitar, but sounded so dull, and was a pain to play. You couldn’t bend or slide- the whole thing would just move with your finger so your hand position didn’t change.
    I owned it for maybe a month. That’s ok though, because I put the money from the sale towards my first Tele.
     
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  2. TBOT

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    Orange Crush Pix 35 LD.
    Speaker blew after a month of playing it halfway up on the clean channel. Maybe I just got a lemon.
    That experience has kept me from getting a 35 RT even though I really want one in black.

    Also, the Boss FBM (Bassman Pedal). Still not really sure what that did for me.
     
  3. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

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    A friend had one of those for all of a week... it was indeed

    Smart man!

    I tried that pedal once...i didn't get the point either.

    Bout like the Clapton crossroads pedal, could have been cool but...
     
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  4. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

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    I had a solid state Risson amplifier that was absolutely useless.
     
  5. TBOT

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    Lotsa YouTube videos dissing the Clapton pedal. Yep.
     
  6. WetBandit

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    Boat anchor? It would probably float though if it were mine...
     
  7. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

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    I don't doubt that a bit... all the poor souls who bought it...you know they had to buy it without using it.

    I tried it at best buy back when they had a music department.
     
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  8. AlbertaGriff

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    Boss MT-2 Metal Zone.

    I wish someone had told me how bad my guitar sounded.
     
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  9. WetBandit

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    Please tell me you didn't subject that Jazzmaster to that...thing?
     
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  10. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

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    I refuse to say what I sold so I could buy that SS Risson, all I'll say is it had 4 6l6's and a silver face, no doubt one of my biggest blunders.
     
  11. WetBandit

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    Say it ain't so!

    Gotta pay for your education sometimes unfortunately...

    We have all done our fair share of bad deals, at least I have...
     
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  12. bgmacaw

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    My most disappointing guitar purchase was my Agile LP Jr style guitar. It was well built but it tips the scales at close to 12 pounds and it's dull sounding. I mainly keep it around for looks. I've tried other Agiles that sounded much better.

    So far as pedals go, I've bought a lot of cheap Chinese pedals, some good, some not so good. I'd have to say this one, the Aural Dreams Digital Compressor was not only the most expensive of the lot but the worst one as well.

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  13. stratoman1

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    I have to second the Metal Zone :oops:
     
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    1981 Capri orange Stratocaster, heavy, asymmetrical neck profile, sticky finish on the neck, first guitar that I ever sold...
     
  15. WetBandit

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    I too have had hit n miss results with knockoff pedals...

    The best...joyo ultimate drive

    Worst...NUX ts9 clone, It sounds good enough but the build quality seems like it should have came in a happy meal.

    Or...a sad meal :(
     
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  16. Steve Ouimette

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    Easy. Kustom Lead III SC. Worst. Amp. Ever. It was my third amp as a kid. Traded in my original Peavey Classic (70's model) for this (not mine, just pulled it from Google). Tried swapping the speakers to Celestions but that just made it sound like a sh**ty amp running through Celestions :lol:

    Wonder if my lifelong journey in tone would ever bring me back to one of these to find it was just me being a dumb kid not having a clue how to get a good sound.


    nah.

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  17. WetBandit

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    I still have a tiny kustom practice amp...it was like my second amp after a gorilla gg-10.

    Both were craptastic...kinda wish I still had the gorilla as it was my first amp.
     
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    Cyber deluxe. SNM.
     
  19. Paul in Colorado

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    Probably a solid state Marshall that I was given. It wasn't horrible, just soulless. I sold it to a guy buying an amp for his kid learning guitar. I'm sure he loved it.

    I had a Metal Zone, too. I even sent it away to be modded. I traded it straight across for a Barber Direct Drive. The guy who I traded with loved it.

    As for guitars, probably my first, a Winston solid body. But I learned to play on it so I can't totally diss it.
     
  20. Steve Ouimette

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    When you long for a Gorilla (TubeStack tm) then you know you had played through a Kustom!
     
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