Gone but not forgotten... Gear you miss.

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Gone but not forgotten... Gear you miss.

Post by Heartland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:21 am

Life's not all about regrets, but I bet a lot of us have a piece of gear or 3 that we didn't realize was a keeper until it was gone.

Post some pics of the gear you let get away.

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Here is a couple of 60s Gibson amps. In hindsight, they were both keepers. The Hawk was very rude and Voxy, and that Medalist, wow clean, deep, loud and the lushest reverb ever heard. That amp was perfect for pedals. Like that Real Tube pedal there that is also long gone. That refinished, Bigsbyed and Sperzeled Rocket went to Australia. I hope it's still rockin'!

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:53 am

This Orange Rocker 30 was an extremely useful amp that looked AMAZING on stage. This photo was us trying to do an Ummagumma tribute during a morning-after packing up. It's amazing what seems a good idea when you've got time and aren't exhausted from just gigging.

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I only had it a short time and didn't quite get to grips with it but I needed money to buy a 60s Mustang.

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Post by MrFingers » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:06 am

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1962-4 Gibson LG-0 in absolute mint condition. The thing basically played itself.

@Mecha: always nice to see a band that takes the effort to haul a real hammond (M100 I think) to a gig!

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:30 am

I think it's an m102
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Post by Heartland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:38 am

MechaBulletBill wrote:This Orange Rocker 30 was an extremely useful amp that looked AMAZING on stage. This photo was us trying to do an Ummagumma tribute during a morning-after packing up. It's amazing what seems a good idea when you've got time and aren't exhausted from just gigging.

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I only had it a short time and didn't quite get to grips with it but I needed money to buy a 60s Mustang.
I've never played through one of those Rocker 30s, but yeah they look super cool! Probably sound awesome too.

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Post by Heartland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:39 am

MrFingers wrote:Image
1962-4 Gibson LG-0 in absolute mint condition. The thing basically played itself.

@Mecha: always nice to see a band that takes the effort to haul a real hammond (M100 I think) to a gig!


Oh man! What a thing of beauty! It looks brand new!

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Post by MrFingers » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:56 am

Heartland wrote: Oh man! What a thing of beauty! It looks brand new!
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You can hear it here

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Post by Heartland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:08 am

MrFingers wrote:
Heartland wrote: Oh man! What a thing of beauty! It looks brand new!
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You can hear it here
Sounds great! Tasteful playing too.

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Post by Despot » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:24 am

Man ... where to start

'64 SG Junior.
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I can't even remember why this got traded/sold ... this was a killer guitar. I nearly bought it back once but someone else beat me to it.

'72 ES345
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What a great guitar. It got traded against my '62 ES345, which I certainly don't regret ... but I do miss this one. It was a particularly good Norlin Gibson.

And the one I miss most.
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1966 refinished Jazzmaster. I've had a few old CBS era JMs - but this was the nicest I've played. A totally different sounding and playing guitar compared to my '62 JM (I sold it to fund the '62). In an ideal world I'd have kept both, but something had to give.

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Post by Heartland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:43 am

Despot - yep i can see why you would miss those!

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Post by Maggieo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 pm

“Now I am quietly waiting for/ the catastrophe of my personality/ to seem beautiful again.”- Frank O'Hara
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Post by mgeek » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:11 pm

nm...mac issues
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Post by Heartland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:16 pm

Wow, yeah that looks like a killer tele!

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Post by MKR » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:40 pm

this thread makes me sad.

my contribution is a MIJ HH jag that i installed a traditional tremolo on.
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Post by stevejamsecono » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:38 pm

Uhhhh, let's see:

My first "good" guitar, my MIM Tele. That'd be nice to have back. My Ibanez AR50 that I ditched too soon for being "too heavy".

Mostly the things I miss are amps. I'd gladly take back about half the amps I ditched. Especially my most recent loss, the Avatar 18.
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