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Worst piece of gear you ever owned?

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

  1. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Line 6 POD. The tiny one they put out. Horrible!
     
  2. WetBandit

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    Wasn't that like a precursor to the Mustang line?

    The mustangs are excellent btw...
     
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  3. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

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    Friend in highschool had that...

    Crazy part was he had a JCM900 and used that thing for all his gain tones!!

    (Palm to the face!!!)
     
  4. Lenderman_k

    Lenderman_k Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    My first amp an old crate amp from the early ninetys. G40 or something like that. I still have it as its not worth enough to sell. If I ever find a kid that needs an amp to learn on I'll just give it to them.
     
  5. Oldgitplayer

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    A Gallotone Champion was my first guitar in 1963. Years later I discovered it was also John Lennon's first guitar. The strings were like fence wire, and they were hung about an inch above the fretboard. But I guess we both learned on them and moved on to slightly better electrics. I joined a band 6 months later and never looked back. Well, John's story you all know........
     
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  6. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

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    Hahaha...so true!

    I read somewhere that KISS used to play STADIUMS! with a miced up gorilla and a distortion pedal... wish I could remember where I read that!

    And all the Marshalls were just for aesthetics! (I mean they usually are)
     
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  7. rburd2

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    I can sympathize. Though a little different, my first pedal was the Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal. I still own it as I can't just throw away a functioning pedal but I can't bring myself to subject anyone else to it.
     
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  8. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

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    I feel ya on not throwing it away...
    It's what I call a killswitch pedal

    Just put it in your chain and turn the level all the way down and use it as a killswitch.

    At least you get some use out of it that way.
     
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    stratclub Tele-Meister

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    And a pair of shorts I would imagine.............
     
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  10. WetBandit

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    It wasn't a fun time to say the least...:oops:
     
  11. robotguitar

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    Kasino bass bought from friend. the intonation and frets was so bad I pulled the frets and made it fretless.
    Sold it at a yard sale for $8
     
  12. Steve Ouimette

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    I'm a big early era KISS fan and know that there was a time during the late 70's that they used combos and mic'd them up (or at least heard they did). But that would be pre-Gorilla days so if they did maybe that was in the 80's? Hard to say. Most of the cabs in the ALIVE II era were dummies but ALIVE I they were all real, but one or more stacks were backups. Don't get me started on KISS, lol.
     
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    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    Marshall solid state amp, don't remember exactly which one... about 40 watts, mid 90s.... total crap. it made really good 2-3000 dollar guitars sound like dog waste

    not only that, but the jack was mounted on the the PC board. I had it about a week before somebody bumped onto the thing and broke the board. it was a pain to repair
     
  14. BareBones

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    Snapon 3/8 Air ratchet...
    Died every 90 days...
    Working at a Chevy Dealer.
    The tool was a must for small block exhaust manifolds.
    The only dud musical thing I've had...
    Me...
     
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    Back when I wasn’t really playing much at all (I’m guessing late-80s or early 90s) I saw one of the earlier multi-effect headphone amps in a local music store. Had little babies at the time, so it SEEMED like a good idea for my circumstance, so I spent the $80 or $100. It was a terrible piece of garbage, noisy as All get out and what guitar sounds actually made it to the headphones sounded terrible and digital as hell. I doubt I used the thing five times and then it just became an expensive electronic tuner...

    That or my first guitar, a $60 pawn shop acoustic with horrible action and couldn’t stay in tune that I bought in late ‘77 or early ‘78. When I was 18 years old. I managed to learn to play the basics on that, so I can’t be too down on it. But objectively, it was awful.

    -Ray
     
  16. perttime

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    Never had a bad guitar.
    An amp though... My first amp was a 30 Watt solid state Teisco with a 10" Speaker. That actually sounded good enough. BUT then I had to "trade up" to more Watts and got a solid state Doobie brand amp. I never got it to sound the way I wanted.
     
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    Some solid-state amp l had in the late 70s. I forget the make.
     
  18. Mike Simpson

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    Joyo ultimate drive, what a piece of crap. Unusable and not worth enough used to even sell it.
     
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    I can`t decide if it was my first electric guitar, a "Pearl" strat-copy, or the amp I bought with it, a Guyatone solid state POS. The guitar would never play in tune and the amp sounded like ***. Not everything coming from Japan was good at that time (early 80s). The worst thing: I paid like 800 Deutsche Mark for this crap. If I think about what quality instruments $ 800 would buy today ...
     
  20. Mr C

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    Encore strat copy - it was all painted black - even the fretboard had black paint on it... single ‘pickup’ that sounded like a battery powered radio turned up to loud... it was hideous...
     
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