Would you be seen dead playing Squier at a big gig?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Kojoflo, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Donnie55

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  2. telemandave

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    You can bet your ass I will be playing my Squier Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster and my Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline, this Friday night and at a New Years Eve gig on Saturday. I will do it proudly too. If it plays good and sounds good, that is all that matters. The name on the headstock doesn't make you a better player. I don't play these guitars because I can't afford to spend more money, I play them because they are great guitars. :)
     
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    The Squier name on the headstock never seemed to bother John Mayall.

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  4. Kojoflo

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    To be fair, the headstock is probably the least of his concerns in that photo
     
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    I can't believe you're serious in this assumption. Most venue owners wouldn't know a Fender from a blender, same as most punters. A few musos in the audience might be able to tell the difference, but the brand of instrument is usually of far lesser importance to even them than the manner in which it's played and how good the music makes them feel.

    And as far as advertising is concerned, FMIC are doing pretty damn well (too damn well in my opinion) without any help from me and if they want me to promote their goods they can bloody well pay me for the privilege. Otherwise I'll use whatever guitar it pleases me to play and my audience to hear. In fact I'll make a point of playing my Squier, ESP, Tokai, Ibanez, etc., just to do Fender out of undeserved exposure.
     
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  6. ShadowChancer

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    Aye I would (and have) , see , a music fan is looking at a band to see if their good , or at least float their boat , the amount of any given audience actually looking at the "brand name" must be pretty small unless your playing a guitar enthusiasts convention ??
     
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    Which is as it should be.

    I don't know the origin of the body, but he traveled with and played that guitar for years, including right here in God's country. ;)
     
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    I would say it matters as much your mother worrying about you wearing clean underwear in case you're ever in an accident.
     
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    In all truth I prefer not to be seen dead anywhere. :p

    Breathing has been a long time hobby of mine and I'd hate to give it up. :D
     
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    One of the best guitarists I've seen recently was in a band that oepned for Dick Dale.
    He was playing a J. Mascis Jazzmaster. I talked to him afterwards and yep...it was stock.
     
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    Wow. Ya who cares man...if you are hung up on what other people think about the brand of guitar you are playing a perspective shift may be in order. I prefer to think that the people watching are trying to imagine what it would be like to be granted the gift of music
     
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    I have played several well attended gigs with this guitar. Squier Deluxe with MOD1 pickups.
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    I just whipped up this Squier bullet HH and am chomping at the bit to get her onstage. I did the 3 saddle bridge mod, 2 GFS VEH humbuckers, controls upgraded and a spare squier standard neck I had layin around. Plays and sounds awesome.
     

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    A few years back I saw a local French band playing in Annecy. A sax player, two chick singers beating the daylights out of one drum, and a guitarist with a Squire Telecaster, pumping out amazing sound through a solid-state amp and two or three pedals. The only person in the audience paying attention to the guitar was me -- everyone else was too busy shakin' it to worry about trivia like the guitar.
     
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    Excellent point... :lol:
     
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    If someone sees you dead and you're still playing any guitar, you're winning!
     
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    If I was playing a big gig, the guitar would be the least of my problems. I'd clearly be in the clutches of people bent on embarrassing me. I'd be happy to play most Squier products. A classic vibe? Bliss!
     
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    The J. Mascis, a notoriously good squire. A few times I've A/B'd the Mascis against a nicer Fender at a store (I know...) and the Mascis won. The other great advantage is that unlike most signature guitars there isn't an ugly signature on the pick guard or headstock.
     
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    Nope.

    My bizarre reason is that "Squier" always reminds me of the word "Squire", which can mean "a young nobleman acting as an attendant to a knight before becoming a knight himself." Well, I am the knight, not a helper to him.

    Yep, that's ridiculous, but that's my reason.
     
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