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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:18 pm 
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I've got an old Hofner President Thin guitar. It dates from around 1963 but I got it in around 1973. I used to live near Windsor and there was an old junk shop in the town where a friend of mine saw the guitar and paid a princely £20 for it. Apparently, the soldiers would bring these Hofners back from Germany (in the wake of the Beatles Hamburg connection I guess). Somebody had drilled three neat holes in it for some electronics, thus compromising its resale value considerably.

I bought the guitar from him for £25 and he has been asking for it back ever since. He says that he was drunk when he sold it to me, so I have had to promise it to him in my will. (I'm thinking of adding a condition to the will, that at my funeral he has to sing a song using the guitar but I haven't yet decided which one.)


Update - around Christmas, I gave this guitar back to my friend as I no longer used it and I just didn't see the point of leaving it to gather dust. He looked at me kind of suspiciously and said, "You're giving this to me?" When I told him that yes, indeed I was, he looked at me very strangely and asked if I was okay. I think he thought that I was going to throw myself off a cliff or something!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:48 pm 
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I still have an acoustic guitar that I got for my 19th birthday. I sold it to a friend who was disappointed after some time "you make it look so easy..." so I bought it back. My father-in-law repaired it for me a couple of years back. Taken into consideration his specialty was door frames and window frames, he did a good job.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:49 am 
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Nice to see some interest in this old thread, started by our friend Geno- Mr Skygod.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:48 am 
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My Premier acoustic kit. Bought it new in 74 or 75 I gigged it constantly till 2004 and a handful of times since then

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:37 am 
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I've really done myself not a favor and sold a bunch of my stuff, but I've kept and still use this microphone from 2001

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Now to include a mic and a Mixer as your "instruments", that smacks of the "new age" ...

before rapping, sequencing etc. ... mics and mixers weren't really "played"

... although I do remember doing the sound for a band during high school. My job was to lift and drop one end of the PA head at the end of a (Uriah Heep??) song, to have the spring reverb go wild on the outro. High tech stuff back then!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:11 am 
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Back in the 70's doing a Hawkwind song called Silver Machine. We would overload the WEM copycat so it would go in to a feedback loop for the effect. Happy days and innocence

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:24 pm 
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I really thought I read "a Hawking song"...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:15 am 
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Robbie wrote:
I really thought I read "a Hawking song"...

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:lol: Ah yes that classic by Steve Hawking `Silver Machine` :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:38 am 
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Byron wrote:

... although I do remember doing the sound for a band during high school. My job was to lift and drop one end of the PA head at the end of a (Uriah Heep??) song, to have the spring reverb go wild on the outro. High tech stuff back then!!!


I DID THE SAME TYPE OF SPECIAL EFX SOUNDS WITH A RACKMOUNT TAPCO DUAL CHANNEL SPRING REVERB MOUNTED INTO A CONVEINIENT SIZED MILKCRATE SITTING ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO THE BOARD ... I WOULD JUST KICK THE SIDE OF THE MILKCRATE AND THE SPRINGVERB WOULD COME TO LIFE ON THE SONG ... LIGHTNING STRIKES BY AEROSMITH
CAN'T YOU HEAR THE THUNDER ...?
CHEAP FUN ... EXCELLENT FLASHBACK ... THANKS

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:43 am 
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1981 OVATION DEACON LTD ELECTRIC SOLIDBODY... 1ST GUITAR PURCHASED NEW ...
1982 I WAS GIVEN AN OVATION BALLADEER FOR FATHER'S DAY ..
STILL HAVE BOTH AND PLAY THEM REGULARLY

PROBLY BOUGHT, SOLD, TRADED, LOST .... 50 + OTHERS IN BETWEEN

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My very first guitar that I got for my 16th birthday (1968), and I still have, was this used:

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