"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 cestlamort » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:31 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:58 am
PJazzmaster wrote:
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ThePearDream wrote:
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will can fix it.
:freako: ;D
He just needs another one.
I find it hilarious that the rebellion of Grunge can be musealized like that. I guess people stare at it, thinking “Those were the days *sigh*”. I never understood the whole guitar smashing thing. Especially since it’s not easy to damage a Fender guitar in a way like Kurt.
That museum has always felt far too clean for rock.

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

Post by Ceylon » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:47 am

higgsblossom wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:58 am
I never understood the whole guitar smashing thing. Especially since it’s not easy to damage a Fender guitar in a way like Kurt.
Why it took off in the way it did I couldn't tell you, probably it fit well in people's minds with the violent, rebellious nature of rock, but Pete Townsend who's I think widely regarded as the first guitar smasher claims to have been inspired by auto-destructive art, this avant garde-trend in the 50's and 60's where the destruction of something was regarded as an artistic happening. That kind of thing was in the air back then.

And if you've just managed to knock the headstock off your Rickenbacker by mistake you might as well play into something like that and go all out :D
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by fever606 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:30 am

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https://reverb.com/item/19693133-fender-musicmaster

Needs a larger :fp: emoji... I think the bridge makes me sadder than the horrible routing...

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

Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:01 am

Geez I'd do her. Bad!!! :w00t:
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Post by Con-Tiki! » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:29 am

yeah, i kinda dig it too!
bill lawrence pickups, looks like.
(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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Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:26 am

...the price, otoh, is just plain stupid :fp:
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by 601210 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:15 am

fever606 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:30 am
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https://reverb.com/item/19693133-fender-musicmaster

Needs a larger :fp: emoji... I think the bridge makes me sadder than the horrible routing...
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.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:29 pm

"It was also "upgraded" with a new adjustable bridge."
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Squirrel » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:16 am

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This was a 1958 Gretsch Double Anniversary. No doubt the Harley-owning fuckstain who did this has also ruined countless old cars in the same manner.

Oh, and it's on Reverb so of course the price is utterly fucking ridiculous.

https://reverb.com/item/3297177-vintage ... rockabilly

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Post by Zork » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:52 am

I always had a soft spot for this ridiculousness of all that rockabilly kitsch. I would rock it pretty hard.

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

Post by will » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:34 pm

Offered without comment, the image from the Guitar Fetish site for one of their offset guitars:

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

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:31 pm

will wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Offered without comment, the image from the Guitar Fetish site for one of their offset guitars:

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oh god. i see 2 things wrong with that.
1. the thimbles
2. the arm is sitting too low in the collet of the trem.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by will » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm

I know that this poor guitar will find admirers, but that there's some sloppy mod work.

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Post by will » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:16 pm

Another grand inhabitant of the German Home for Unfortunate Overpriced Guitars:

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

Post by cestlamort » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:47 pm

will wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm
I know that this poor guitar will find admirers, but that there's some sloppy mod work.

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You really have to try to make something that looks like you didn't try at all...

That said: look for a cleaner "alternate reality" version at the Fender booth for the next Namm (with a tune-o-matic, natch and a Gretsch pickup instead of the John Hall will sue single coil)

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