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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Jul 25, 2019.
Where abouts in W.PA you at?
Jammin with my brothers in '76. I got the tele custom from a guy for $200. Traded it in for a LP the following year. Still have the LP.
Have a reunion and call yourselves the Anteeks!
19, perhaps 20. The Jag-Stang played horribly and got sold for an SG about when I turned 21. Still have the strap though and, miraculously, the hair!
In 1968 the lead player left. We found a new one and a singer. The band became "Expedition".
My gear was then 1964 Fender Jazz Bass in a Traynor YBA-1A with the matching two twin 15" cabinets YT-15.
Expedition disbanded in 1972. A reunion in fact occured in 2009.
The guy on the left who was my buddy since primary school passed away 5 years ago. That ended our yearly jams.
This eight year old montage is appropriate here. My first guitar was the mocha Telecaster Deluxe on the left. I was 14. I paid $270 for it with money from a paper route. I let a bass player talk me into trading for a handful of beans in 1985. (It didn't help that the band referred to the guitar as the "BM Caster".)
My stupidity didn't bother me for years till relatively recently and now it kind of consumes me. I think it's because I never really got to know the Fender WRH pickups and I've moved from Gretsches after 30+ years to Telecasters.
To put this sentiment hopefully to rest, I bought a 1975 Tele Custom in natural at auction a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I'll be able to update on that guitar later.
The amp I would have been playing that Tele Deluxe through was a Silvertone 1484 Twin Twelve.
The 2011 guitar is a 1960 Gretsch 6119 which is a great guitar. It had been converted to a 12 string in the 70s by somebody.
So be Expedited Anteeks! Or Anteek Expedition. Or Expeteek. Or Axpedition. Or - oh, hell, I still like Anteeks . . . .
Dude I have that same strap! I picked it up in 1994 and still have it. It’s the only thing I still have from that time period.
I got the 80’s right here! I only sang then. After some time the other guys let me play guitar.
Great thread @Blazer! This has been a lot of fun! It is very cool to see all of us when we were first starting out, especially our senior members with their original gear!
This is a picture of my first first and second guitars, from probably 1985 and around 15 years old. I'm holding my second guitar, the 1965 SG Special on the left, and my buddy has my first guitar, which I believe was an Encore. It was a real piece o' crap starter guitar, but I am thankful for it because it started a lifelong obsession!
If you can't tell we were heavy metal fans back then, especially Ozzy! Never mind the hat, we were just being dorks, lol.
My buddy had a cool drum machine too, that is what is on the music stand.
Here is a picture from a few years later, in 1988, playing on the high school track that goes around the football field. It was a spring pep rally or something, but this is in northern Illinois, and it was a pretty cold day. I have my third guitar at this point, a goldtop Les Paul that I think is a 1974. The corner of my silverface Twin Reverb can just be seen behind the bass player, it's sitting on the bench.
Also of note, the stupid hat is gone and the mullet is in full force!
We played three songs that day, but I can only remember two. We played "Good Times" by INXS and Jimmy Barnes, and Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" but for the life of me I can't remember the third song, bummer!
I still have the SG, the Lester, and the Twin after all these years! I can't remember what exactly happened to my first guitar, the Encore, but I think I loaned it to my friend in the first pic and then never saw it again.
Here is the Les Paul:
And here is the SG and the Twin:
The SG had to go through an extensive rejuvenation, not restoration, because of the damage that I inflicted on it in the 80s and what had happened to it prior to me becoming its caregiver. It is now finished in Golden Mist Poly, with almost everything else original when I bought it.
I have much more information on this guitar's history over at the SG site if you are interested:
Again, awesome idea for a thread Blazer!
74 Hackensack NJ, 14 yrs old
75 Union Battle of the Bands (same tele, same tee shirt) Massive speaker cab is from a Les Paul amp.
79 with Molly Cribb Band
1980 - no longer a teenager.
I now live in Washington County. Back in those days I lived in Crafton, Pa.
That's ok. We like cave paintings to
I grew up in Beaver County near Aliquippa and Beaver Falls area. I went to South Side HS (southern Beaver County). We played Crafton in BB one year when I played.
1968 playing a church dance with my early 60s Fender Mustang, which I recently flipped over to play right-handed with my band Anaconda.I daisy-chained my Fender Princeton into a Heathkit amp Interesting note: I developed & printed this pic myself back in the day.
..1996 I think.
CBGBs in 1980. I was 21 though...
whoa, who is the vampire ? were you in Bauhaus?
"Young, Dumb and Full of It" -- Band Name Alert !
Me, and my much missed 1963 Epiphone Texan, circa 1976.
I was 19.
It still had the original plastic adjustable bridge.
I had a real rosewood bridge made for it shortly thereafter.
It was my only acoustic for about 20 years.
I lost it for a $500 loan I couldn’t repay, circa 1996.
Was I ever that young?