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Fran
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Cowbell wrote:
I've owned LP's before, even PRS, too "shred metalz" for my taste, its like you must know how to play sweet child o'mine or Free Bird if you play one of em.

What PRS did you own cowy?
"Freebird" lol? Leonard Skinhead? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
More Cowbell wrote:
I've owned LP's before, even PRS, too "shred metalz" for my taste, its like you must know how to play sweet child o'mine or Free Bird if you play one of em.

What PRS did you own cowy?
"Freebird" lol? Leonard Skinhead? Laughing


Honestly, I can't remember the model/type, i only owned it about 2 months, I was stupid for spending 2k on a guitar, and that made me hate it, even though it played beautifully. It was cherry burst, and I bought it new in 98...I don't have a digital pic of it on hand.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Cowbell wrote:
Fran wrote:
More Cowbell wrote:
I've owned LP's before, even PRS, too "shred metalz" for my taste, its like you must know how to play sweet child o'mine or Free Bird if you play one of em.

What PRS did you own cowy?
"Freebird" lol? Leonard Skinhead? Laughing


Honestly, I can't remember the model/type, i only owned it about 2 months, I was stupid for spending 2k on a guitar, and that made me hate it, even though it played beautifully. It was cherry burst, and I bought it new in 98...I don't have a digital pic of it on hand.


I really dug the PRS SE soapbar I played a few months back - tried a few since then and couldn't bond with the sound. There is something sort of generic about them. They do play amazing, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my first axe when I was 14 with the money I had made selling an old, beat up pearl export series that was passed down to me from my dad.
At some point, I had come to realize that drumming by myself in my basement was no fun, so I figured I would learn to play the guitar.
Being 14, and much against my dad's advice, I opted to buy a big fucking amp and a cheap guitar instead of a quality instrument and a modest amp.
What I got was one of those Vantage strat knock-offs. Practically every kid in my hometown started off on these because the only instrument store in town carried these as their lowest-end models. And low-end, they were... The tuners were such shit that removing them and hammering carpentry nails into the headstock would have been an upgrade. the neck was some clubby chunk of badly finished rosewood with crapily finished frets that sliced your fingers. I recall that some people managed to get them to play OK but being targeted at clueless newb players, most of the ones I'd encounterd (including my own) had terrible setup jobs and were more or less unplayable in any conventional sense. Not surprisingly, alot of the kids from my hometown have wound up in noise bands.
I eventually "refinished" this with a belt sander, some magazine clippings and some mod podge. I can't recall exactly how this guitar met it's end. The early nineties are somewhat of a blur to me... At some point, I had gotten into Industrial music and I was listening to alot of Skinny Puppy, so I bought some kind of (I believe also a Vantage) leopard print finish metal guitar with a floyd rose and some active pickups... I eventually sold that at a pawn shop for 40 bucks in order to buy concert tickets to NIN's Self Destruct tour.

Then I gave up guitar in favour of analog synths for like, 5 years.

In 1999, My dad gave me a Yamaha Pacifica super strat that I had begun using to make feedback samples in the Powernoise band I was in at the time. This kinda rekindled my interest in guitars. I begun writing more and more parts for guitar and eventually realized that my musical aspirations were no longer relevant to the band I was in, so I took my axe and left. I started recording my ideas on cheap four tracks and answering machines. Around this time I bought an old, black, beat to shit lefty yamaha FG-110. After a cycle of pawning/buying/pawning, I eventually lost track of these guitars and the combination of being dirt poor and being alone in a new city caused my focus to shift from making music to survival, for a couple of months.

I had been jonesing for another guitar really badly and I was just beginning to get my bearing in Montreal when I discovered a peavey TNT bass amp in the trash in front of my building. I brought it up to my appartment and tested it out with a microphone.. seemed to be working so the next day, I hit the pawn shop and got myself a Yamaha Pacifica HH telecaster (love the necks on those things). I played that thing trough the bass amp until two years later when my appartment and all the music gear I had gathered sofar was robbed.

Roughly a year later, My girlfriend bought me a cheap sunburst Jagmaster II which I hated and Later on, I bought myself a Squier '51 and the Eastwood Stormbird. I eventually refinnished the Jagmaster II in arctic white, sold it and used the cash to buy a 96 Vista Jagmaster. I eventually tired of the Eastwood and the 51 was just not my cup of tea so I sold those and bought Sloan's Cyclone II.

In retrospect, I'm not too sure how my taste in guitars has changed. Up until recently, My choices in guitars have always been bound by circumstances but I always found guitars that did what I wanted them to do. I went from being in the type of punk bands I suspect most of us were in, in the early nineties and gravitating towards progressively harsher sounds until I found myself making music that was completely devoid of melody around the dawn of the millenium and finally, slowly reconciliating punk and noise towards a more or less 50/50 mix, from 2k onwards... and guitars were a part of most of that process.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first guitar was a Les Paul copy made by.......erm whatever Ibanez was called before they were ibanez. It had a bolt on neck and cost me £30. I actually wnt in to buy a more expensive guitar but the dude in the shop made me try it out cos it was much better than the other stuff I was looking at. It was a really good guitar, great to play. Sadly the head got snapped off it when someone accidentaly sat on it.

After that I got a strat and it's been Fender all the way since then. Jags are tops for me, I like the switching/sounds and the scale.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dinosauria wrote:
whatever Ibanez was called before they were ibanez.

I think it was Burny.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lately, I've been into Schecter guitars.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mage wrote:
Dinosauria wrote:
whatever Ibanez was called before they were ibanez.

I think it was Burny.


Or Cimar
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloan wrote:
Lately, I've been into Schecter guitars.


lolz
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Fran
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaMo wrote:
Sloan wrote:
Lately, I've been into Schecter guitars.


lolz

They do make some nice stuff, they've got that 'new wave/breed' look about them though. Not something a website like this is going to orgasm over.

Burny is seperate to Ibanez, it was 'Cimar' and 'C&L' i believe. No doubt jcyphe will know.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DuoSonicBoy wrote:
mage wrote:
Dinosauria wrote:
whatever Ibanez was called before they were ibanez.

I think it was Burny.


Or Cimar


Cimar rings a bell. We have a winner!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
MaMo wrote:
Sloan wrote:
Lately, I've been into Schecter guitars.


lolz

They do make some nice stuff, they've got that 'new wave/breed' look about them though. Not something a website like this is going to orgasm over.

Burny is seperate to Ibanez, it was 'Cimar' and 'C&L' i believe. No doubt jcyphe will know.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimar
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, my tele is a Cimar - it's Ibanez.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started with a sunburst squire strat my parents got me for christmas. It was quite the piece of shit really. Damn frets kept cutting my hand open... So after about 6 months of playing and my guitar teacher informing my parents that i was learning stuff in a week that took most of her students 4 weeks to learn they decided to hook me up with something better. So i got a jag-stang because the store didn't have a mustang and the jaguar was a bit too expensive at that point... parents didn't think i'd stick with it you know.

I think got MIJ Strat, a univox les paul jr. copy , more strats, mustangs, more strats, more les paul copies, and then i got a tele. Now i own a strat and a Tele.

I guess my tastes hasn't changed much other than the fuck that over the last year or so i've been more into acoustic guitars than electric, and i bought myself a taylor.
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