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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by moto4fun, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. moto4fun

    moto4fun Strat-O-Master

    Aug 20, 2015
    I am now an accomplished guitar player: last week I broke a string while playing, and this week I blew out an amp! I did both of these while ripping through screaming blues lead lines! Last year I played on stage in front of a live audience.

    I must now be inducted in to the book of "Real Guitar Players - a registry of players that do more than just buy and sell equipment, chase tone, and post on internet forums"!
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  2. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Congratulations! I have yet to blow an amp or a speaker, but I'm trying.
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Antisocial Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    I blew out two 4x10" columns and fry the amp with my bass back in '79, I achieved the status of totally skint by the time I replaced them, never managed to break a string though ...

  4. stratocarlster

    stratocarlster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 6, 2012
    Telephone Road
    Broke lots of strings ... that's what backup guitars are for. Blew a fuse once, ten minutes before the gig started. No backup amp! Lucky it was the old cylindrical type available at all petrol (gas) stations.
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  5. KONA

    KONA Strat-O-Master

    Jan 5, 2017
    I made a goal to play something.......anything live on stage at our church. Speaking with our worship leader as to what I should be learning or looking at but def a goal of mine by end of 2017.
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  6. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    May 7, 2014

  7. mjark

    mjark Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 15, 2015
    I've had technical problems at our biggest gig of year each time so far. It's coming up again in February. It hasn't been a problem as I'm always prepared but I hope it doesn't happen again.
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  8. kevin54

    kevin54 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 16, 2014
    Dorset, England
    Well done, but what are guitar players like myself termed who do chase tone, and post on guitar forums etc called?
    And don't be too derogatory.;)
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Antisocial Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Fellow inmates. :whistling:
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  10. Duotone

    Duotone Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 12, 2016
    Remember one summer when I was seventeen, touring with a band, broke a string just before the solo on the same song, every night! Never managed to get through the song on just one guitar in front of a crowd. Thank you Floyd Rose!
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  11. kevin54

    kevin54 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 16, 2014
    Dorset, England
    Oh dear, I still have a long sentence to serve then.
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  12. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    I have achieved internet troll status:confused:
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  13. lonegroover

    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 5, 2016
    I don't mean to burst bubbles here but I haven't broken a string since I was an utterly rubbish teenage guitar player.

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  14. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oh no that didn't sound condescending at all, and I have broken quite a few over the years.

  15. wildhawk

    wildhawk Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Moral of today's story if you gig.

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  16. jimyjazz

    jimyjazz Senior Stratmaster

    May 15, 2015
    New Zealand
    Young and jamming with friends about 5 in the morning in my bands 2nd floor central city band room (why are they always up 2 flights of stairs !!) , wasted and having fun when my old 100 watt head cooked a valve for the umpteenth time...... grrrrrr
    It killed a great jam and I was pretty over it dying all the time and stopping my fun....
    Unplugged it, carried it to the window and threw it out....:mad::eek:o_O
    The guy cleaning the deserted street on his sweeper was like wtf ....
    :status: young dumb and full of fun
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  17. moto4fun

    moto4fun Strat-O-Master

    Aug 20, 2015
    I must admit, the amp that I blew out is a Fender Mini Delux (you know that little toy amp you get in the front area at Guitar Center by the shot glasses)! It sits on my shelf at work, and last night I found myself last one in the office, so I pulled it down and plugged into it. It really is a cool sounding little amp. I turned on a backing track from yu tube and did some whaling in E minor. I was enjoying it and then the little plastic box started struggling and I figured the battery was just dying. I gave it the old lick test and gave a nice zing, so I am guessing I killed the amp. Maybe it was the speaker.

  18. liltimmy

    liltimmy Senior Stratmaster

    Congrats buddy! It's a great feeling the first time. It means you been dues paying. The second time is when it ceases to be fun any more. It just means you blew a bunch of money.
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  19. moto4fun

    moto4fun Strat-O-Master

    Aug 20, 2015
    Well, I just went up another level...I broke another high E last night. I wish I could say I was doing something bada$$, but really I was just trying to see if I could bend up a step and a half, and el snappo!

  20. Swingbass

    Swingbass Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 21, 2011
    Nature Coast Florida
    In March I will have achieved Medicare eligibility status based on age.
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