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Post by MatthewK » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:48 pm

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Sweet mother of god. You've started me all over again.

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Post by HNB » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:58 pm

Not sure if there was a guitar that got me wanting to try guitar, but I do remember my first rock show. It was Marilyn Manson opened by L7. Rock music has a power that I really enjoy.

Zim Zum, their guitarist at the time, was rad.

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I also enjoyed the hardcore L7 chicks.

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Post by Mr.K » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:20 pm

I remember watching a telecast of R.E.M.'s free gig in Cologne in Germany when they were promoting 'Reveal'. I must have watched that thing on VHS every night for weeks after it was aired. Peter Buck was playing his black Rickenbacker 360 during the gig and it was the first time I paid attention to what was a guitar and a bass and which made what sound and so on and so forth.

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I started learning guitar in the weeks after that because I saw Buck playing that guitar with the shiny 'reclining woman' sticker on it. I ended up obsessed with R.E.M. and after that obsessed with music, especially if it involved guitars. That was more than eleven years ago now.

I remember getting interested in Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine in my final year of secondary school and that led to an interest in offsets. This one was the one that pushed me over the edge, Thurston and Kim's Jaguar. The matching headstock, the odd pickups and the general beaten-up nature of the guitar all appealed to me. I'd love to own one like this someday and I will.

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Re: Post pics of the guitar that started it for you

Post by Carbohydrates » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:43 pm

MatthewK wrote:
Carbohydrates wrote:Image
Sweet mother of god. You've started me all over again.
Haha. It was a very good-looking guitar. It was also well over 10 lbs, I believe.

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Re: Post pics of the guitar that started it for you

Post by chipbutty24 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:56 pm

chnlone wrote:My offset love began because of my great-uncle's passing. He didn't have any children, and my grandfather was the closest relative that could handle his estate. He brought home some amps/guitars, knowing I'd wanted to play an instrument for quite some time, and my life changed forever.

Of course, it didn't help that Nirvana were huge at the time.

Anyway, the guitar that started it all for me:
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My #1 forever.
I would punch babies and set kittens on fire for that guitar.

(Disclaimer for idiots: I wouldn't really I just like this guitar a lot.)

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Re: Post pics of the guitar that started it for you

Post by wadeaminute » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:58 pm

I think that it was Neil Young's Les Paul Ol' Black, which at the time I thought was a Custom and not a black Goldtop. Offset-wise, I remember that the Jag-Stang was on the cover of a magazine in 1996. I remember seeing Mike Mills from REM playing Kurt's proto upside-down in a documentary, and decided I needed a left-handed Jag-Stang to flip. When I went to the guitar store in Montreal, the shop owner showed me a new Squier model in a catalog that was already upside-down (the Super-Sonic). So now I have five Super-Sonics, a 1970 Comp Mustang, and a bunch more offsets. I still don't have a lefty Jag-Stang, though.

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Re: Post pics of the guitar that started it for you

Post by bubba899 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:48 pm

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Seeing Blur in 97, got me into music, which soon led to guitar. The first guitar that I properly fell for was James Dean Bradfield's Les Paul Custom

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Both players had their offset moments which is what got me into Jazzmasters.
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do”: Elvis Costello

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Post by lasermonkey » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:07 pm

This was my first guitar, given to me by my uncle shortly before he died. It's a Kawai S-170. The neck feels like a cricket bat, but it sounds great.

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However, I think it was this particular guitar, first seen by me in the Play For Today video that got me lusting after offsets-

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I want maximum "Thunk" and "Thwack" when I do muting, and fast tremolo picking. I want percussiveness and quick decay. Now if only there was a guitar that offered that Oh wait! The Jag! - blueavenger

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Post by I_Only_Said » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:09 pm

chnlone wrote:My offset love began because of my great-uncle's passing. He didn't have any children, and my grandfather was the closest relative that could handle his estate. He brought home some amps/guitars, knowing I'd wanted to play an instrument for quite some time, and my life changed forever.

Of course, it didn't help that Nirvana were huge at the time.

Anyway, the guitar that started it all for me:
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My #1 forever.
That jag is god damn beautiful, seeing it now makes me fall in love with jags all over again. Theres a lot of really interesting/ cool shares here thanks all.

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Post by I_Only_Said » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Image Holy shit I really like this thing, makes me really want to get the blacktop i have been thinking about and put two soapbar pickups with white covers, this makes it look like sex.

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Post by I_Only_Said » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:15 pm

dren68 wrote:Image
Saw them live once without listening to to much of there material first, so I would be surprised, god damn it was a good show, they really know how to controll sound waves. I know everyone always comments on there volume, but it was completely necessary, As I was right next to the PA with no ear plugs, loving every second of it.

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Re: Post pics of the guitar that started it for you

Post by DerRoy » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:13 am

What made me want to play guitar, and an offset at that, was basically the record covers of any early-90's surf-bands playing Jazzies and Jaguars.

Learnt how to play (or rather, how to make heavily reverberated noises 8) ) on a borrowed Hoyer/Höfner/H<somethingorother> until I found this one:
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Horrible action, dead bridge pickup, frets above the 7th practically worn to the fretboard. But hey, it was dirt-cheap, came with the original case, and I loved the sound. :-*
A very comfortable guitar to play, too: The poplar-body is super-lightweight. I got so used to it that after a while I thought electric guitars were always this light.
Of course it's alive - you cannot make music with dead Muppaphones.

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Post by I_Only_Said » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:09 am

DerRoy wrote:What made me want to play guitar, and an offset at that, was basically the record covers of any early-90's surf-bands playing Jazzies and Jaguars.

Learnt how to play (or rather, how to make heavily reverberated noises ) on a borrowed Hoyer/Höfner/H<somethingorother> until I found this one:
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Horrible action, dead bridge pickup, frets above the 7th practically worn to the fretboard. But hey, it was dirt-cheap, came with the original case, and I loved the sound.
A very comfortable guitar to play, too: The poplar-body is super-lightweight. I got so used to it that after a while I thought electric guitars were always this light.
More jag shaped then you would think at first glance, really cool guitar. How much did you get it for?

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