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Did you ever win a competition?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Roger49, May 9, 2017.

  1. macatt

    macatt Gretschie

    Age:
    69
    191
    Mar 18, 2011
    Silverdale WA
    We won a three day long huge battle of the bands in Bremerton Wa in 1966.
    Pat O'Day was the main Seattle disc jocky at KJR and booking agent and he happened to be one of the judges there.
    He then booked us into all the the big Teen dance halls and the experience literally changed my life.
    Here's a photo: Check out the '58 Less Paul Jr and '65 Super Reverb.

    (The bass player, going through four Sun cabs, is Bill Carter who went on to write SRV's "Crossfire" among other hits. I still work with him 50 years after this photo was taken)

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  2. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Did that guitar have a GIANT neck or whato_O
     
  3. macatt

    macatt Gretschie

    Age:
    69
    191
    Mar 18, 2011
    Silverdale WA
    Actually no. It was quite slim. It just looks that way in the photo.
    I still have the neck, broken off the body back in '74.
     
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  4. Brutus Presley

    Brutus Presley Gretschie

    421
    Jan 21, 2016
    Sweden
    There was a space-competition on my school. I won it, and got to meet two astronauts backstage that were coming to my school to talk :)
     
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  5. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    So you were a space-cadet? :D
     
  6. Brutus Presley

    Brutus Presley Gretschie

    421
    Jan 21, 2016
    Sweden
    Well, not really but close ;)
     
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  7. HBob

    HBob Gretschie

    496
    Feb 26, 2012
    Plano, TX
    I won $70 in the bingo game in Lake City, Colorado when I was a kid, a set of guitar pickups at the Arlington Guitar Show on my birthday, a tee shirt handed to me by Elliot Easton at Guitar Center, a guitar pedal from a really nice dude on the forums at Tone Factor a few years ago and recently another pedal from Tone Shop Guitars thru Facebook.
     
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  8. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Edinburgh
    I keep winning alcohol, but I don't drink!!

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I can't think of a material thing I won, but George won a contest.

     
  10. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    I've sent you a PM with my address.
     
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  11. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Just me, expanding my lose-with-dignity therapy, which includes guitar playing with karate-chopping cinder blocks on fire.

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  12. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    :D