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

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    Looks like Maynard/Tool.
     
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    Damn what I wouldn’t give for some pictures from my teen band days. I guess I just lost them over the years.
     
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    Here's one of me, probably 14 or 15, playing bass with the church band. That's my dad in front of me on the mandolin.
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    And here I'm probably 17. By then I'd moved on to playing guitar but I'm filling in for my mom on bass.
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    This is the only picture I can find of me actually playing guitar when I was younger, with my dad on mando and m to mom playing bass. This was my first guitar, a Charvel 325SX. I wish I still had it.

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    This is footage of my first band doing our very first live performance in the school's auditorium at February 1991, I was 14 and my set up was my Vester Telecaster Copy through my Squier Sidekick 15 amp. Which meant that I was barely audible over the keyboard and the drums.


    This is around six months later, I had my 15'th birthday and traded in my Vester for a Squier Strat, "The Veteran" which as you can tell by my hunched over stance, was quite a bit heavier than the Vester.

    I still have the Squier which has since been modified over and over by yours truly, but now I wish I could go back in time and stop myself. It has no remaining original parts except for the body.

    As for the Vester, I lost track of it after trading it in for my Squier but it always had a special place in my heart since it was the guitar I played my very first show with, so earlier this year I decided to look for one and I found one and it actually is a much better guitar than I thought it would be.
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    As for the amp, I lend it to the singer in both those clips who "lost it" ( Yeah SURE he lost it...)
     
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    Sold it right after high school graduation in 1965, right after I bought a new Jazzmaster. That Dano was a 1959 Deluxe Double Cutaway. My dad got it for me used in late 1959 along with the Dano 40 watt Centurion amp and the Dano Reverb tank from a local kid that upgraded. I had the Bigsby put on a couple years later. Funny that now people stress out over intonation. Try that on a bridge that just had a thin piece of rosewood that had a screw in the center so you could angle it for intonation.

    I kept the reverb tank and amp for quite a few years.
     
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    in 1976:

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    i didn't know much of anything about guitars. i know now that i had gotten lucky on this one because it was a decent axe. wish i still had it.
     
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    Oooh, I finally found the picture I was originally looking for. This is me around at 19 with my Ibanez AS120.

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    I had to look him up.
    He’s considerably younger than me, and has hair.
    His birthday is two days before mine.
    He’s playing here on the 28th.
    Maybe I’ll check him out.
     
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    My parents would not let me have a guitar. I got my first one in college.
     
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    I think I was under the age limit for this thread in this photo, as it was around 1976 and I would have been 11. Playing at a holiday camp talent competition using a borrowed guitar as that was much bigger than the one I had at the time...

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    Dig those flares!!!

    EDIT: Found this one, I guess I was about 18. I still have the Strat, it's a JV Squier. Bought because I was (still am) a Buddy Holly fan.

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    1975. Me on the left with a Marshall 100w Super Bass head and a Traynor 8x10 cabinet, playing a MIJ Epiphone ET-275. Oh for an hour with that amp again - it was like the Voice of God when you cranked it. The neighbors were none too pleased. [​IMG]
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    Here I am playing with my band in my high school cafeteria in 1987 with my own 80s style. (No colorful spandex. We wore only black.) Its a 1985 Rickenbacker 360 which I still own and play. Behind me is my Music Man HD130 2x10 (which I wish I still owned) and my Roland JC50 (which I also wouldn't mind having now). My friend is playing my Greco beatle-bass copy, which had a decent earthy tone and a wonderful propensity for spectacular feedback, and my cheap Crate bass amp. I found the trick to having a band to play with was to own all the equipment! Photos by the photography student I was going with.

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    Me at 3 years old with my Micky Mouse guitar, only song I could play was 'Pop Goes the Weasel'.
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    At 18 with my first electric, a Mansfield Goldtop copy:

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