"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 higgsblossom » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:36 am

Is it based on the Squier active PU model?
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:14 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:36 am
Is it based on the Squier active PU model?
seems to be. the guy "makes" these guitars all the time and marks them up by about double or triple what they go for. he's tried charging like $700 for a squier affinity jazzmaster.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Axolotl » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:28 pm

tune_link wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:58 am
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/ ... 08942.html

ughhhhhhhhhhhhh
That's a horrid idea extremely well executed :k

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Post by countertext » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:28 pm

That guitar is what’s called a “Buford Highway Special” in Atlanta. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the context. In this case... bad.

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Post by rbrcbr » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:08 pm

tune_link wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:58 am
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/ ... 08942.html

ughhhhhhhhhhhhh
Man, I've been seeing this on craiglist everyday when I do my local search for offsets and other cool shit and hadn't clicked on it because it was so cringey. Now that I looked at the photos it's 10x worse than I thought. The corvette logo on the back of the neck :fp:
countertext wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:28 pm
That guitar is what’s called a “Buford Highway Special” in Atlanta. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the context. In this case... bad.
I've never heard that term before but as an Atlantan I know exactly what you mean. Gonna have to start using that lmao

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Post by X-Ray Spex » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:34 am

I kinda really really dig this one, got a great Bootsy Collins vibe going on https://reverb.com/ie/item/20955049-fen ... rhinestone
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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:31 pm

^^^

That thing is awesome.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Post by Con-Tiki! » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:31 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:31 pm
^^^

That thing is awesome.
agreed.
it was a good machine to begin with, now it sparkles too!
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Post by higgsblossom » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:33 am

Yeah, that one's pretty funky!

If you want to have this thread with "Why did Pete Townshend do it? Why did he do this thing to so many guitars?" - I really enjoyed this: http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/gear/guitar/smashed.html
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Post by bdf83 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:50 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:33 am
Yeah, that one's pretty funky!

If you want to have this thread with "Why did Pete Townshend do it? Why did he do this thing to so many guitars?" - I really enjoyed this: http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/gear/guitar/smashed.html
I remember thinking when I was a little kid nearly 30 years ago holding a guitar that cost £80 that I'd saved up for months and months to afford that I'd never understand why someone would smash up a guitar like that. I still don't.

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Post by higgsblossom » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:45 am

I can only understand this from a historical perspective. Teenage angst, rebellion and distinction. It is more or less a statement of "I'm a musician, but I'm not that kind of a musician."
It's a counterpart to the music of their parents: classical music, bigbands or jazz. Where players cared about their beloved instruments, and it's a gesture of provocation: "See, we don't give a shit."

If anyone still smashes guitars today, I think it has become an anachronism. Channel your anger into your music, not your gear... ;)

Btw. it's not easy to smash a Fender. Those necks and bodies are solid wood with not too much angles. Gibsons come with built-in breaking points.
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Post by 601210 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:18 am

higgsblossom wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:45 am
I can only understand this from a historical perspective. Teenage angst, rebellion and distinction. It is more or less a statement of "I'm a musician, but I'm not that kind of a musician."
It's a counterpart to the music of their parents: classical music, bigbands or jazz. Where players cared about their beloved instruments, and it's a gesture of provocation: "See, we don't give a shit."

If anyone still smashes guitars today, I think it has become an anachronism. Channel your anger into your music, not your gear... ;)

Btw. it's not easy to smash a Fender. Those necks and bodies are solid wood with not too much angles. Gibsons come with built-in breaking points.
To be fair, performance art and destroying things haven't exactly been strangers. One only has to look as recently as that daft Banksy thing where he shredded a painting as soon as it was sold. Destruction is something that gets a reaction and asks questions, even if those questions have been asked again and again already.

I don't think live performances and showmanship will ever be separated, either. Even if you talk about orchestras, the black suits and dresses and the conductor flamboyantly waving around is all part of the show. A jazz band rocking out and smashing guitars would look just as weird as a hardcore punk band sitting around in a circle gazing at their navels, and if either of those things happened it would still be making a statement, y'know? Even Shoegazers standing around like antisocials in the middle of a party their friends dragged them to is an artistic statement whether they think it is or not.

As far as the Fenders go, I'm not sure if it was touched upon in that timeline but the story I heard was that Pete Townshend used a lot of Telecasters cause they were cheap, they could take a beating, and you could somewhat put them back together again more or less.

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

Post by mgeek » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:19 am

ahahah that's such a shit mod

Humbuckers + 12 strings = :fp: anyway...regardless of it being a horrible mutilation. You want something low output and trebly

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