"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Con-Tiki! » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:17 pm

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If Musicmasters count, that Musicmaster paint job that YouTube's algorithm keeps pushing on me should fall under this category. That burst and rout, yikes.
yeah, wth is with that video? it's been hassling me for a week.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by 601210 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:53 pm

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If Musicmasters count, that Musicmaster paint job that YouTube's algorithm keeps pushing on me should fall under this category. That burst and rout, yikes.
yeah, wth is with that video? it's been hassling me for a week.
It's probably YouTube/Google knowing you're into guitars, and the Maker trend being heavily marketed on YouTube.

There's also that video of Adam Savage making an overengineered-yet-poorly-thought-out guitar case for Eric Idle. It actually makes you wonder, since these Maker types are generally extremely confident in their skills but doing anything instrument related exposes how little they know and how much they just wing it.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by will » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:16 pm

Sometimes, you're going for a "relic" look, but wind up with something that looks like bleu cheese / a corpse fished out of the East River...

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Post by Critical Distance » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:23 pm

More Country Bogan than Gent or to paraphrase the bard - a rose by any other name etc. etc.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narbeth ... 1211476442

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Post by countertext » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:43 pm

Critical Distance wrote:
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More Country Bogan than Gent or to paraphrase the bard - a rose by any other name etc. etc.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narbeth ... 1211476442
I think that guitar was used to cut “Glenn Tipton: Jazz Odyssey” back in ‘83.

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Post by higgsblossom » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:16 pm

will wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Sometimes, you're going for a "relic" look, but wind up with something that looks like bleu cheese / a corpse fished out of the East River...
Maybe they used this as a tool? ;)
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Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:33 am

Ok so this one makes a bit of sense. Especially if you're a lefty...
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...this one on the other hand... :(
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Post by MechaBulletBill » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:33 am

That supersonic made me snigger ;D

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Post by Squirrel » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:35 am

That Mustang looks like it was painted with that shitty black underseal that just makes your car rust even more.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:47 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
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Ok so this one makes a bit of sense. Especially if you're a lefty...
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by X-Ray Spex » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:27 am

What the fuck, also pretty sure it's not an AVRI as the stock bridge in the photos is a TOM. Classic Player maybe?
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Con-Tiki! » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:29 am

(Christopher, also)
I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by 601210 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:22 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:
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But he runs this ebay shop for years and years. I can't remember ebay without the famous music-outlet-shop. Everytime you see overpriced junk you can be sure it's this guy again. People seem to buy the shit though... :fp:
There’s a reverb seller called “The Bonfires Vintage” that posts everything they have for like, significantly more than the most expensive example of said thing. Every once in a while they’ll get a Sunn head and strip off the badge and knobs and try to sell the knobs for like $35 each and the badge for $75 or something insane and then post the amp for like, $1,500 or something. Just the most offensive shit, like the easier it became to find disirable stuff like this the more ridiculous assholes got with pricing, when you’d think it would drive things down, right? If I wanted a Jazzmaster in like 1996 yeah I could probably get one for less than a grand, but that also meant having to find one first which at the time meant guitar magazine ads from shops all over the country and being a hawk at pawn shops wherever you went or whatever. Now I can pretty much find any part/complete guitar from mostly any year of production in about 10 seconds. Either I’m a horrible idiot in economics or this is all super fucking dumb and wrong.

Would again like to just say how much I really fucking hate that reverb shop too. Whoever runs it is a horrible person.
Only tangentially related, but the last time Count to 5s dropped there were listings on Reverb popping up ON THE SAME DAY with prices like $400 and $500. I imagine those guys bought them purely to flip and they'll just leave that listing up until it the supply drops and people become desperate for them again, it's just funny when you could go and just get a new one for the $250 they're worth right there and then.

I imagine with eBay and Reverb, since it's free to put up a listing then it's much more convenient to just leave the price at something obscenely high while you leave your gear in the attic for 20 years or so rather than actually keep up with what the prices are and judging when to sell.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by 601210 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:33 am

I'm not sure if it counts cause they're Squiers (let alone vintage), but this guy seems to have a hobby of chopping up Squier JMs and selling them.

https://reverb.com/shop/nathans-shop-279

You'll notice he uses the actual same bodies for 2-3 "guitars" at a time so I guess he just has all these parts lying around and will whip it up for you on demand. It's basically a custom guitar :w00t: .

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