Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Lets all drool over your stuff :)

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

User avatar
Capt. Black
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 6067
meble-kuchenne.warszawa.pl
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:39 am
Location: Valles Marineris
Has liked: 107 times
Been liked: 170 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Capt. Black »

Slowy wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:25 pm
Capt. Black wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:00 am
:) Great story, Jonny!

1974 Super Bass.
Had one (and for a short time two) myself for the last 15 or so years.
Keeper amp. Family heirloom. :lol:

The one amp that’s killed all desire for anything else.
I know what you mean. I think I underappreciated it at the time, and maybe didn't really understand how to get the most out of it, but it's certainly an amp I wish I kept. While I did use it for guitar a lot, it was fantastic as a bass amp - big, warm, and fuzzy, but I guess that was during a time when clarity was king, and if you didn't have 400W then it wasn't proper. I should've just followed my ears...
You get the best out of a Superbass by setting it up in a room with 20 other Forum amps and blasting all of them into oblivion at once.
This, I know to be true. :rofl:
Actually, the best was setting two of them up as twin full stacks linked together. People actually shat themselves and ran before I'd even plugged in. :lol:
Founder of The Mysterons. "They promised they'd never play again... They lied"
Producer. "Looking for the sound of a sow's ear made from a silk purse with a side of whiskey and hot bitches? Call me."
Manager. "I'm not looking for perfection, I'm looking for awesome!"

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 15334
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 567 times
Been liked: 1550 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Slowy »

Capt. Black wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Slowy wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:25 pm


I know what you mean. I think I underappreciated it at the time, and maybe didn't really understand how to get the most out of it, but it's certainly an amp I wish I kept. While I did use it for guitar a lot, it was fantastic as a bass amp - big, warm, and fuzzy, but I guess that was during a time when clarity was king, and if you didn't have 400W then it wasn't proper. I should've just followed my ears...
You get the best out of a Superbass by setting it up in a room with 20 other Forum amps and blasting all of them into oblivion at once.
This, I know to be true. :rofl:
Actually, the best was setting two of them up as twin full stacks linked together. People actually shat themselves and ran before I'd even plugged in. :lol:
I was standing at the front of the stage in Matakana watching Jimmy Barnes's gear being set up. There were a couple of Marshall half stacks front and center. I'd gone up there with Marcus who had just completed the opening set with Gin Wigmore. Suddenly he pushes through the crowd, grabs my arm and says, "Get the fuck out of here! Those are two Superlead 100's and they're set on 10."

From the back of the audience they were very, very loud. :crazy:
Fox News has turned Boomers into what they thought video games would do to their kids.

Jonny
SX
SX
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 am
Has liked: 35 times
Been liked: 45 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Jonny »

Slowy wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Capt. Black wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Slowy wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:45 pm

You get the best out of a Superbass by setting it up in a room with 20 other Forum amps and blasting all of them into oblivion at once.
This, I know to be true. :rofl:
Actually, the best was setting two of them up as twin full stacks linked together. People actually shat themselves and ran before I'd even plugged in. :lol:
I was standing at the front of the stage in Matakana watching Jimmy Barnes's gear being set up. There were a couple of Marshall half stacks front and center. I'd gone up there with Marcus who had just completed the opening set with Gin Wigmore. Suddenly he pushes through the crowd, grabs my arm and says, "Get the fuck out of here! Those are two Superlead 100's and they're set on 10."

From the back of the audience they were very, very loud. :crazy:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

When I first got the Super Bass I figured I wouldn't want an overdrive pedal - it will sound best if I just turn it up. Less than 10 minutes into rehearsal the drummer threatened to quit if I tried that shit again.

Jonny
SX
SX
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 am
Has liked: 35 times
Been liked: 45 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Jonny »

Due to finances and the joys (?) of married life, plus the fact that I was pretty satisfied with what I had, I wasn't buying so much gear. Move forward a few years and back in Australia, I thought it would be fun to have a bass again:

Epiphone Allen Woody.

Image

Again, the watch-word is "cheap". It's a fun bass, chambered mahogany body, 3/4 scale, and pretty far away from a standard Precision tone. It's fat, can be grindy and growly, and I feel no guilt whatsoever to use a pick with it. I should get it properly set up, as I've never quite got the E to play as cleanly as I'd like.

Plus...

Image

It's a Custom Shop!!!

Jonny
SX
SX
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 am
Has liked: 35 times
Been liked: 45 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Jonny »

This one is a little different, as it's a guitar that I bought for my son.

My employer at the time was sending me to work in northern California for five weeks, and while money was tight, I figured I could find something cheap and cheerful for him over there. He had been playing my guitars pretty much daily, so I figured it was time he had his own. I also wanted something to noodle about on back in the hotel. Quick search on the Sacramento Craigslist and I came upon this:

Epiphone Special.

Image

Sure, it's not amazing by any stretch, but for what it is and what I paid for it ($70 - I paid double that to get a decent case to bring it home in) you can't fault it. It plays really well, has a bolt on neck with decent heft, mahogany body, and sounds pretty damn good - from nice and mellow and dark, to bright and snarly. My plan has been to get some decent nickel tuners, bone nut, nickel bridge, and some nice lower output P90s, but I haven't got around to it yet. It's a little rock and roll machine!

I would also like to cut back the headstock to give it the traditional open book design, which I have seen people do, but it's well beyond my woodworking skill set and far beyond my patience. Would be nice, though.

Also...

Image

It's a Custom Shop!!!

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 27000
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 4068 times
Been liked: 2105 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by jeremyb »

Capt. Black wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Actually, the best was setting two of them up as twin full stacks linked together. People actually shat themselves and ran before I'd even plugged in. :lol:
It's ok, my playing has that effect on people too!!

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 27000
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 4068 times
Been liked: 2105 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by jeremyb »

Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:44 pm
I would also like to cut back the headstock to give it the traditional open book design, which I have seen people do, but it's well beyond my woodworking skill set and far beyond my patience. Would be nice, though.
Oh boy have we got a thread on here for you :lol:

Jonny
SX
SX
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 am
Has liked: 35 times
Been liked: 45 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Jonny »

The next twist in the tale was about a year after moving to NZ, I decided to sell the SG. While I really enjoyed the guitar, and having had it for about 19 years it had given me many great memories, I felt it just wasn't quite what I was after. I think it partly lacked the brightness and harmonic complexity of the Gold Top that I'd bought it to somewhat replicate. Also, I couldn't afford to buy a couple of bits of kit that I'd been hoping for without selling something first.

Yeah, it would have been nice to keep, but to be quite honest I haven't missed it yet.

Jonny
SX
SX
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 am
Has liked: 35 times
Been liked: 45 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Jonny »

jeremyb wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:44 pm
I would also like to cut back the headstock to give it the traditional open book design, which I have seen people do, but it's well beyond my woodworking skill set and far beyond my patience. Would be nice, though.
Oh boy have we got a thread on here for you :lol:
Sounds ominous! :lol:

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 15334
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 567 times
Been liked: 1550 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Slowy »

Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:44 pm
I would also like to cut back the headstock to give it the traditional open book design, which I have seen people do, but it's well beyond my woodworking skill set and far beyond my patience. Would be nice, though.
Oh boy have we got a thread on here for you :lol:
Sounds ominous! :lol:
You have no idea! :rofl: Jb will find it; he’s good at that stuff.
Fox News has turned Boomers into what they thought video games would do to their kids.

User avatar
willow13
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 14354
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:36 pm
Location: If less is more then just think how much more more is
Has liked: 423 times
Been liked: 707 times
Contact:

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by willow13 »

Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:44 pm
I would also like to cut back the headstock to give it the traditional open book design, which I have seen people do, but it's well beyond my woodworking skill set and far beyond my patience. Would be nice, though.
Oh boy have we got a thread on here for you :lol:
Sounds ominous! :lol:
legendary thread....you need this
image_58.jpg
image_58.jpg (33.01 KiB) Viewed 124 times
If Less is More Then Just Think How Much More More would be

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 27000
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 4068 times
Been liked: 2105 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by jeremyb »

Slowy wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:45 am
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:59 pm


Oh boy have we got a thread on here for you :lol:
Sounds ominous! :lol:
You have no idea! :rofl: Jb will find it; he’s good at that stuff.
I am here to serve!!

https://nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=33468

Jonny
SX
SX
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 am
Has liked: 35 times
Been liked: 45 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Jonny »

willow13 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:59 am
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:59 pm


Oh boy have we got a thread on here for you :lol:
Sounds ominous! :lol:
legendary thread....you need thisimage_58.jpg
.....WTAF???

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 15334
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 567 times
Been liked: 1550 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Slowy »

Jonny wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:23 am
willow13 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:59 am
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm


Sounds ominous! :lol:
legendary thread....you need thisimage_58.jpg
.....WTAF???
Warned you... :lol:
Fox News has turned Boomers into what they thought video games would do to their kids.

Jonny
SX
SX
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:42 am
Has liked: 35 times
Been liked: 45 times

Re: Reintroduction To Guitar - A Timeline

Post by Jonny »

jeremyb wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:38 am
Slowy wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:45 am
Jonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm


Sounds ominous! :lol:
You have no idea! :rofl: Jb will find it; he’s good at that stuff.
I am here to serve!!

https://nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=33468
Nice. Some bedtime reading for the next 6 months. I've only read the first two or three posts and I'm already extremely nervous for the long term health of that guitar. :rofl:

Post Reply