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  1. Brian Krashpad

    Anyone own any Rock Star/Celebrity Owned and Played Instruments?

    No instruments, but various other pieces of kit. Drumstick from the late Doobie Brothers drummer Keith Knudsen. Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen's guitar picks. An amp owned by Southern Rocker Charlie Hargrett of Blackfoot (and other bands). It's stenciled with his name and "GAINESVILLE FL."...
  2. Brian Krashpad

    1983 Ibanez Artist

    Congrats! A late friend of mine had an old Artist as his main gigging guitar for years.
  3. Brian Krashpad

    Updated Family Photo (collage)

    The action is very low, and it has a nice ebony board. But the pickups are very odd "torroidal" single-coils, and the controls are very weird, and counter-intuitive to how controls work on most other guitars. So it's quirky at best, and takes work to get more usable sounds. Especially...
  4. Brian Krashpad

    Updated Family Photo (collage)

    Aww, thanks IMMUSICRULZ! Many of the guitars are actually quite affordable, probably up to one-third of them cost me $300 USD or less; the most I've paid for any of them is $850. There are no Gibson Historics or Custom Shops and no Fender Custom Shops either (although I do have the one...
  5. Brian Krashpad

    Updated Family Photo (collage)

    So I updated the collage. Any questions gladly answered (assuming I can). First column from top: Gibson Les Paul Special single cut, DeArmond Jet Star, Gibson Les Paul Studio double cut, Gibson SGJ, Gretsch Electromatic Special Jet, Squier Precision Bass (MIJ), Fender Telecaster Special Second...
  6. Brian Krashpad

    How has your Rig evolved in 2021 ?

    Well, at this point I don't really have a single"my rig," but more like a semi-ridiculous number of options. I picked up 3 pieces of kit in 2021 that add some more choices to that. One is a Custom Classic AC30:, which I got (w/an amp cover and stand!) for the crazy price of $450 USD: I...
  7. Brian Krashpad

    What gear are we working with?! PICS?!

    Yeah, they really had it together on every level, great songs, great showmanship, great visuals, the right amount of virtuosity that didn't overwhelm the material. It's a shame they had a falling out with Bun E. The cover photo of my band's 2012 album was taken by our drummer (when he was...
  8. Brian Krashpad

    What gear are we working with?! PICS?!

    Mine too, thanks! Rick is hilarious. Always "on;" of course he sat in on Bun E.'s interview. Since the show was in Florida (Robin lives there, or did) Robin had a huge family entourage and kept with them, and Tom is just painfully shy, so we hung with Rick and Bun E. Watched the show from...
  9. Brian Krashpad

    Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

    Hmm, I'm not seeing the station wagon thing here. True dat.
  10. Brian Krashpad

    What gear are we working with?! PICS?!

    Haha, no, there would need to be a lot more Hamers and Gibsons! Although, I have met Rick. The previous drummer in my band had been Bun E.'s drum tech back in the day, and he got me backstage for an entire day/evening, about 20 years ago (I was writing for a magazine at the time, and I did an...
  11. Brian Krashpad

    What gear are we working with?! PICS?!

    Izzat blue Paul a custom color? What's Gibson call it? t.i.a.
  12. Brian Krashpad

    Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

    Maybe. But the comparison between guitars and automobiles isn't very apt. A lot of people will buy a car they don't think is cool, because it's the best way for them to have transportation, something extremely necessary and practical, and coolness has absolutely nothing to do with it. Guitars...
  13. Brian Krashpad

    Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

    Well, "cool" is necessarily about as subjective a term as exists. But if we look at how people vote with their hard-earned dosh, it's not even close:
  14. Brian Krashpad

    What gear are we working with?! PICS?!

    Now guitars. Equipment: Electric Guitars (acoustic instruments are not listed): Gibson Les Paul Studio Double Cutaway (USA 1997) Hamer P-90 Special (USA 1998) Gibson Les Paul Classic (USA 1999) Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Reissue (USA 1987) Rickenbacker 620 (USA 1991) Fender...
  15. Brian Krashpad

    What gear are we working with?! PICS?!

    This will require 2 posts. ;) Equipment: Amps (a couple amps listed below as in the current stable are not pictured above: the Vox AC30, and the Marshall 4x10 cab): Fender Super Reverb Amp 4x10 all-tube 40W, modded into 2 2x10 cabs Sovtek MiG50H "Tube Midget" 50W all-tube amplifier head...
  16. Brian Krashpad

    New Amp Day!

    Thanks! Originally it had Celestion 10s of some sort, I couldn't tell you more specifically. Reportedly it currently has Eminence bass speakers of some sort, which are presumably better suited to bass than the original Marshall stock ones. As to the address, I placed the repro badge over the...
  17. Brian Krashpad

    My Fender Guitars

    To balance out all these expensive pieces. 1987 MIJ Squier P-bass, bought c. '89 for $100 USD.
  18. Brian Krashpad

    New Amp Day!

    I noticed the cab was missing the small gold model corner badge. Sent away for a reproduction replacement. It arrived from... wait for it... Kazakhstan! Here's a shot of the repro badge on the cab. My work here is done!
  19. Brian Krashpad

    New 2013 SG Deluxe!

    Wow. ¡Felicidades!
  20. Brian Krashpad

    New Amp Day!

    I feel your pain, and you have my condolences, but I can report with every certainty that such will not be happening at Casa Krashpad, haha. The "wife made me" ship sailed about 30 years ago, when it comes to gear. I don't tell her what to buy or keep, and vice-versa. Here's the lot, prior to...
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