Relic? No Way? Well.......

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Robbie, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Sure. Try to get it done tonight
     
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  2. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    LOL in those days my Twin WAS my small amp. Interesting story, when I bought the amp used there were 4 different speakers in it. I called Fender to ask about replacements. When I called and said what model amp I had the Customer Service Rep. said “I have just the guy for you to talk to”. Believe his name was Don Johnson ( really) he told me he was one of the original designers of that amplifier. Went on to say the original speakers were crap and they ended up replacing with different speakers. He never told me what they were but said he had 4 of the original speakers they used as replacements that he was holding for a rainy day. Fender sold them to me for $25 each. No names on them, no labels...they were fabulous. Wish I still had that amp.
     
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  3. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Here you go

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  4. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Wow! What color was that, white? My Polar White SG aged in a yellowish color, but not ‘that” yellow... and she’s 56 years old.
    It’s funny that my 30 yrs old guitar it’s my 6120, and it didn’t age even half your Gibby.
    You had a pretty busy life on the road mate, let me tell you...:)
     
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  5. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    57
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  6. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    It is a 1978 and yes WAS Polar White. I’m the second owner and have had it a little over 30 years. It spent a fair bit of time in Bars when smoking was allowed. In the areas where the finish has worn you can see the “white” fairly easily. Easier to do close up. Thanks.
     
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  7. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Thanks. It’s a nice old Kalamazoo guitar, truly is unique in how it plays and sounds. Well.....at least to me. It’s never going anywhere except my Buddy Tony 65x55 has claimed dibs.
     
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  8. andreww1962

    andreww1962 Gretschie

    198
    Apr 30, 2019
    Toronto
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  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    64
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    LOL, you made me spew my morning Quarantini.

    Seriously, it is one amazing instrument. I swear the neck has been breathed upon by choirs of angels. I don't know if I've ever played a neck that magical. I'm glad she's yours.
     
  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    64
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Cool story. Speakers can make a huge difference in any amp. And on that note, I have a tale to tell... soon.
     
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  11. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Lotta years ago a fellow in a Rush tribute band out of Florida wanted to buy it.
     
  12. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Looking forward to it
     
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