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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Jul 25, 2019.
This was the only guitar I knew when I was young
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)?
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.
Thanks. What we lacked in musical ability, we tried to make up for in attitude...something I abide by to this day.
"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!
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.
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.
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:
But the star body looked like this, although mine had a maple fretboard:
I didn't play guitar until my twenties. Here's me in my old band, Son Of A *****:
Still have the guitars.
EDIT: Whoops, sorry for the asterisks.
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!
And here I am 4 years later with the Tele that I owned from 1974 until earlier this year.
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.
A poke at Body Glove...a popular surf/lifestyle clothing brand at the time. It summed up my attitude pretty well.
Yeah, I remember that brand. I had to do a double take, because it looked legit.
I would’ve wore that shirt proudly!
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!
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.
I think I can just barely make out a can of Olympia. I miss that beer.
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.
Jarrod has a project called House of Jed...interesting pop oriented stuff...check him out on bandcamp.
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.
Don't see a lefty drum setup much.