I was playing the new ‘65 #VibroChamp last night and realized that I have scored some seriously great #guitars and #amps over the last few months! So I decided to do a group shot of all the gear I have acquired in the last 6 months. In chronological order by acquisition date we have:
March: 1963 #Fender #DeluxeReverb, purchased from @folkwaymusic
April: 1962 #Gibson #SGSpecial (cherry) also from @folkwaymusic.
May: 1965 Gibson #SG Special (#PolarisWhite), purchased at @capsulemusic
June: bupkis. Absolutely nothing was acquired in June. June was a slow month. 😂
July: 1957 Fender #DuoSonic, purchased from @tgscan.
August: 1966 Fender #Musicmaster purchased from @shyboytexrepairs AND 1965 Fender VibroChamp purchased at @capsulemusic. August was an expensive month! 😄😅😆
“Let’s talk about #Champs bay-bee, let’s talk about you and me…” S&P, 1991.
OK I will stop dating myself now. I’m more of a “Push It” fan anyway. I’d rather push it than talk about it, I guess… 😄😅😆
Here are my 1964 “#Transitional” and 1957 #Tweed #NarrowPanel #Fender #Champ #amps. They look a lot alike eh? Because they are identical except for the covering!
A lot of people don’t know this but when Fender converted all their amps from tweed with top-mounted controls to #Tolex with front-mounted controls in 1959, they totally ignored the Champ! The Champ stayed “tweed” even as the other amps changed from brown to #blonde Tolex. But when they changed to #Blackface in late ‘63, Fender figured they had to SOMETHING about the poor little Champ so it didn’t look so different from the other amps. So until they could get it redesigned, they decided to just cover it in black Tolex rather than tweed…it would look similar to the others cosmetically, at least. Later in '64 they finished the job with a complete redesign, including full Blackface cosmetics and front-mounted controls.
Oh, these amps also go to “12”. Take THAT #Nigel! 😄😅😆
Thurston Moore’s main Jaguar, and his main ACCGG#C guitar during the 90s. This guitar was not stolen, and was actually brought along for the 2000 tour, but not used (apparently it was in EGDGED, but that’s not confirmed).
Kim Gordon began using the guitar around 2004, initially as slide gtr for “Mariah” then standard (!) tuned for the revival of ‘Shaking Hell’