i'm not too sure how this works but i'll give it a shot... hit me...
i'm not too sure how this works but i'll give it a shot... hit me...
in London a few years ago i was talking to Dougle Butler who was Keiths personal assistant and he had some stories for sure.... too many to type them all... but i love the way Keith used to con companies and stuff.. he sold ESSO the idea that on the 1975 tour millions of people would see pictures of him on stage with The Who... so they paid him $50,000 to wear a Mecanics overalls with ESSO on the back!!!! They coned a Rolls Royce dealer into loaning them a car and they trashed it!
Give us the specs for your ultimate guitar.
Also, have you seen the Rush R30 DVD yet?
Buy the book in my avatar. It's pretty cool.
i almost bought the R30 cd/dvd combo today!!!! no i have not seen it yet.. instead of the Rush i bought the new-ish Joe Satriani aniversary set of Surfin With The Alien... the one with the Album and a live 1988 DVD
i was a teen in the 80's so super strats are still stuck in my head to this day.... Jackson Dinky's and Soloists are some of my fav's but i can't afford the USA models... But when it comes down to it i'm really stuck on Fender strats with added Duncan humbuckers... I pretty much enjoy the modern specs of the Fender American Standard models 1987 to now.. but i also prefer V necks on strats more then most shapes...
so an American Standard or the Deluxe Strat spec guitar with a JB/ GOLD Lace Middle/Jazz combo, a V shaped neck with a 1 11/16th nut width, and locking tuners will pretty much make me happy... i'm not too hard to please
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play in a band? if so what kind of music?
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Have you played the silver ball ever since you were a young boy?
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home-Near Toronto Canada
work-Janitor for the Government
single and loving it
Bandless.... Last bar band broke up a few years ago and i have not really been actively looking for another place to play yet... but soon ill be looking, i have the itch... i've been a side man backing a local country rock singer, done some large gigs with him.. once in front of 10,000... but mostly bar gigs playing older 70's hard rock covers with 30 people in the place is more common since i'm not more well known
main large scale rig is a Axess Electronic head switcher system that allows me to A/B between a 5150 head and a Classic 50 head... sometimes i use an old 800 2204 head when it's working as well... my main guitars for important gigs and with this large scale rig is a Jackson, a Godin, and a strat or tele... The Godin i use a lot as it has the Piezo trem bridge so i don't need to take an acoustic... the large rig gives me 5 great sounds... Piezo's, C50 Clean, C 50 Distorted, 5150 Rythym, 5150 solo....
smaller club rig is a C30 combo with an Extention cab, a bunch of common Boss pedals...
at home i use various amps... SS and Tube... everything from Modelers to an old 65 Deluxe amp.... my solid body guitar collection is up into the 25 mark...
hobbies beside playing guitar is making guitars in my basement from boards... but that has been on hold for a long while until i can find a better shop... i have a few hobby train sets i toy with a little... but most of my spare time is all music
Last edited by WhoFan; 09-08-2008 at 04:29 PM.
i've been playing somewhat since about 78 or 79 when my dad bought me a Hagstrum Goya at a garage sale and he plugged it into an old home stereo that had an instrument/mic jack... mostly in these early years i just jumped up and down on my bed with the guitar make a hell of a noise!!!... I didn't take it seriously until the early 80's... me and some childhood friends were standing on a street corner and i said i was going to be a guitarist in a band... they laught at me and i was set in my mind to prove them wrong.. so the best guitar i had was my dads acoustic and i set out learning Who riffs from the record by ear... i still remember the day when i stumbled on the A,G,D pattern of Won't Get Fooled Again...
my parents didn't have a lot of money in the late 70's and early 80's... in fact we were borrowing soup from friends to eat sometimes... so when i started making some bucks doing odd jobs and paper routes my plan was to buy guitar equipment but my folks were trying to force me to save every penny i could.. any piece of guitar equipment i bought as a teen caused fights... but later on when i started to get really good at it they sopported me...
i remember the day i bought a Kramer Striker in 1987... i made $3.45 an hour at a food store and that POS plywood Kramer cost me $650 with a case and a Boss Heavy Metal Pedal... i still have the bill slip somewhere i think... i didn't know it was a god awful guitar at the time but i destoryed it within a few years painting it like EVH's.. i also somehow saved for a not bad SS Marshall combo as well... that rig was junk but i felt like a king... in a rage i smashed that Kramer to pieces during a family fight... i ended up having to repair it myself... in the end that sparked my interest in doing my own guitar work... much later i even started making my own strats and teles...
in 89 or so i borrowed $750 from my boss at work and bought a 76 LP Deluxe... it soon fell apart too and the neck has been completely rebuilt.. i ended up with some serious wrist trouble around the early 90's and had to stop playing that LP... I started using custom made strats and a Jackson with a thin neck for the next few years thru various SS Fender and Marshall amps.. in the mid 90's a tech friend set up a deal for me thru Peavey and i bought a bunch of Peavey tube amp gear for dirt cheap direct from them.. i still use that stuff today!
today from years of collecting axes and repairing wrecks i have around 25 soild bodies... i worked for 2 months in a repair shop once and i bought more gear then what i made working there!!!! I had a bad habbit of buying broken guitars and fixing them up... something i don't do anymore... i just don't spend the time anymore..
what i listen to is mostly the same stuff i was brought up with in Toronto.. The Who, Rush, Zeppelin, Floyd... But being Canadian i have a huge ear open to classic Canadian bands... Goddo, Max Webster, Kim Mitchell, Chilliwack, Aprill Wine, Helix, and so on... i still go see these bands to this day!!!
Last edited by WhoFan; 09-08-2008 at 04:33 PM.
Any pics of some of the guitars you've built or any awesome stories about resurrecting one particularly special guitar from the dead?
why is the Schecter PT the most awesome guitar in history....?!?!!?
What's your favorite guitar of Pete's!?
I dont have a question right this second, but I have always thought you were a super cool bro!
I get weak in the knees at the sight of a vintage Fender amp!