Famous Previous Owner

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  1. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    My DGT Standard, aka Mr. Clean, was originally in the hands of our own Chris Reynolds (CRGTR)...
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    Here it is in the Great American PRS Pickup Shootout
     
  2. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Hamer Duotone, formerly owned by Mike Keneally when he was in Z with Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil had one, too. They used them in that band for "Peaches En Regalia". Mike also used it on his album "Sluggo!", most prominently on "I, Drum Running, Am Clapboard Bound", using the piezo. There's video of him playing on the DVD that's part of the deluxe edition. Coincidentally, Dweezil put his up for sale a few months after I bought this. Instantly thought, "Boom - matched set." But Dweezil was asking about $200 or so more than I paid for Mike's, and I figured I like Mike better so I couldn't justify spending more on Dweezil's just to match the set.

    Interestingly, I hesitated on the deal because I didn't want to buy it as a museum piece - I only wanted to pull the trigger if I wasn't afraid to play it (and it's not like it was ever his #1 or identified with him). Mike said he really admired Todd Rundgren, and "if I had a chance to buy his ashtray, I'd jump on it, and I don't smoke." So I bought it. Actually a pretty cool guitar, but just about every time I play it, it reminds me that Hamer made really great instruments, but the high fret access is better on a PRS.
     
  4. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    Ditto...
     
  5. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt Big Bad Bill

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    I bought Tony Rombola's (guitarist from Godsmack) Splawn Quick Rod that he used on the record and tour for "IV". I actually saw them on that tour, which made owning the amp even cooler.

    I got this guitar from Markie:

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  6. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt Big Bad Bill

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    Wow, that guitar needs to be mine :)
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    If only Famous Previous Owner’s talent came with Famous Previous Owner’s instruments!

    That’s the thing I’d like; it’s a shame that it’s one of the things that can’t be bought.
     
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  8. Canadian PRSGUY

    Canadian PRSGUY New Member

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    I too have a Splawn QuickRod from Tony Rombola. The one I have is pretty early no gear knob and the Amp also has an insert of Quilted grey maple done by DT McNaught. Back in the day I'm pretty sure that guitar is a colour Markie asked me if I could do, next thing I know he had awesome new green PS
     
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  9. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Well looky here .................... Who is this guy? :D
     
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  10. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    I bought 8 PRS's from me but I can't get me to send letters and pics showing me playing them
     
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  11. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    I don't own any guitars that famous people owned.

    but...(There's that word again.)

    A long time ago I owned an Epiphone Wilshire.
    I sold it to this guy. (See Picture below.)
    Before he bought it from me he said to me,
    "Why do you want to sell this? Great neck. Great pickups."
    It had these weird miniature humbuckers on it.
    It was his first ever minihum equipped guitar.
    The rest is kind of history.
    (Yep, the whole thing was my fault in a way...)


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  12. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I would say none of mine are. But then they're all second hand so who knows?
     
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  13. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Hey, you never know...
     
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  14. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    I got several now. Diamond Nitrox the was owned by Zolton from 5FDP, PRS NS-14 from Neal Schon, Marshall JVM that was Nita Strauss. Zach Myers gold top Sig model. Tremonti's gold top.

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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Matt, that second GT! Is so tasty.
     
  16. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nope. RPs
     

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