Young, Dumb and Full of It. Show Yourself With Your Guitar as A Teenager.

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  1. Bluetelecaster

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    This was the only guitar I knew when I was young
     

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  2. Charlie Bernstein

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    Hey, P3 - Do you know a Tulsa band called Admiral Twin (named after the drive-in movie theater that's appeared in movies more often than any other)?
     
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    indeed i do, now...but at the time i was playing around the local scene in Tulsa, they were younger and had a tough time getting into the clubs so it was prior to Admiral Twin. Over the years, I've become acquainted with one of the guys from the band, Jarrod. He's a very talented song crafter who is fairly active musically today.
     
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    Thanks. What we lacked in musical ability, we tried to make up for in attitude...something I abide by to this day.:cool:

    "Helping" me with the attitude in this pic is the fact that I had just shocked the beejesus outta myself on the microphone...proper grounding: what a concept!:lol::lol:
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty funny how almost everybody had at least a half stack back then. I had a solid state Ampeg ST-42 just like the one in this photo
    going into a 4x12 Sam Ash cabinet. It had a good, loud clean tone and I used various solutions including a Pignose at one point, and after that
    an original MXR Distortion + pedal, to get dirt sounds. It was extremely loud, I'll give it that.

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    You still have the iceman? That is one cool guitar. Would love to have one for my collection, but all I seem to find are the dolled-up KISS versions.
     
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    No, I went with the trends. I wanted a guitar with a Floyd Rose so bad that I traded the Iceman for an original Charvel with Floyd Rose.
    This was in the hair band days around 1982 I would say.... I ended up with a star-body Charvel with a paint job like this:

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    But the star body looked like this, although mine had a maple fretboard:

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    I didn't play guitar until my twenties. Here's me in my old band, Son Of A *****:

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    Still have the guitars.

    EDIT: Whoops, sorry for the asterisks.
     

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    Here I am at 14 (1974). That Guitar was a POS - but I didn't know that until later that year when I got a Fender Tele!
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    And here I am 4 years later with the Tele that I owned from 1974 until earlier this year.
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    Just out of my teens playing my '74 Gibson SG thru my '69 Twin Reverb which can't be seen behind me. Loved that set-up. North Park Soupies - Just Me.jpg
     
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    A poke at Body Glove...a popular surf/lifestyle clothing brand at the time. It summed up my attitude pretty well.
     
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    Yeah, I remember that brand. I had to do a double take, because it looked legit.
    I would’ve wore that shirt proudly!
     
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    I met him once maybe seventeen or eighteen years ago. He's a friend of a niece who's in Franklin, Tennessee, now. The band had a good thing going. Glad to hear they're still at it!

    While I was visiting, she also gave me a tour of Steve Ripley's church/studio. Nicest recording space I've ever been in. (Other stops on her stations of the Tulsa: the Oil Man, the Oral Roberts giant hands, and TV Guide Plaza. Tulsa has it all. A great tour.)

    Funniest thing about the visit, though, was that she'd never heard of Leon Russell or J.J. Cale. Our generation gap was definitely showing!
     
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    That is freakin' awesome. A three pick up Dano with a Bigsby?! Never seen that ever! I bet you wish you still had that. Or, I wish I had it.
     
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    circa 1982

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    I think I can just barely make out a can of Olympia. I miss that beer.
     
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    My first band "The Antiks" at my 19 yo birthday backyard party in 1967.

    Lead guitar was a Teisco type MIJ cheapy hooked to a self made 1966 Heathkit TA-16 SS 2x12" amp.
    Rhythm guitar was a Pyramid semi-hollow MIJ cheapy in a (real)1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb.
    Drum was a real good Ludwig.
    I was playing a Teisco/Beltone MIJ cheapy Precision look alike bass hooked to a 1966 Traynor Bass Mate YBA-2.

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    Jarrod has a project called House of Jed...interesting pop oriented stuff...check him out on bandcamp.
     
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    You're right. I forgot he had a Gretsch and the Hofner and I couldn't make out the name in the head on my IPad. It's been over 55 years since I've seen either one.
     
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    Don't see a lefty drum setup much.
     
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