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heni30 04-15-2011 12:23 AM

Fun smashing a guitar
 
I had a no name guitar that had a big crack and was not worth fixing so I thought to myself "Hmmmm Why not?" I wanted to see what the Hendrix - Garth Brooks antics were all about so I just swung it and smashed to pieces against a brick wall and on the concrete driveway. I didn't have any lighter fluid so that was about it but I have to admit it did get the adrenaline going. It's just liberating to, after being so careful all the time babying our instruments, do just the opposite.
Any similar experiences?

newbie888 04-15-2011 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by heni30 (Post 2583174)
I had a no name guitar that had a big crack and was not worth fixing so I thought to myself "Hmmmm Why not?" I wanted to see what the Hendrix - Garth Brooks antics were all about so I just swung it and smashed to pieces against a brick wall and on the concrete driveway. I didn't have any lighter fluid so that was about it but I have to admit it did get the adrenaline going. It's just liberating to, after being so careful all the time babying our instruments, do just the opposite.
Any similar experiences?

I don't want to clean it up.

Stringfellow 04-15-2011 04:08 AM

John Hiatt has the best response to all you guitar smashers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mTPO...feature=fvwrel

kirkham13 04-15-2011 06:21 AM

nice work, I think its a good way to say goodbye-

lennylux 04-15-2011 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Stringfellow (Post 2583228)
John Hiatt has the best response to all you guitar smashers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mTPO...feature=fvwrel

Cannot view this video in your country. Oh well......

Karaokemonk 04-15-2011 07:33 AM

Loved the Hiatt song!
Dave

Dark Eyed Junko 04-15-2011 07:55 AM

That is so rock n roll! I love it.

Glennwillow 04-15-2011 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Stringfellow (Post 2583228)
John Hiatt has the best response to all you guitar smashers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mTPO...feature=fvwrel

Nice! I had not seen this before. Gotta say, I identify with John Hiatt's words, though one could say that the OP's guitar was not a "perfectly good guitar," and so what is the harm... Glad it was a liberating experience.

- Glenn

Stringfellow 04-15-2011 09:36 AM

"Perfectly good" is debatable.... but as JH says:

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It started back in 1963
his mama wouldnt buy him that new red harmony
he settled for a sunburst with a crack
but hes still trying to break his mamas back
....and then there's smasher's regret...

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Late at night the end of the road
he wishes he still had that old guitar to hold
he'd rock it like a baby in his arms
never let it come to any harm
Smashing it solves nothing - even if it makes you feel better for a moment :D

Kyle76 04-15-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Stringfellow (Post 2583552)

....and then there's smasher's regret...



Smashing it solves nothing - even if it makes you feel better for a moment :D

John Belushi apparently had some regrets after smashing a guitar in "Animal House." He apologized, at least.

Taylorplayer 04-15-2011 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by heni30 (Post 2583174)
I had a no name guitar that had a big crack and was not worth fixing so I thought to myself "Hmmmm Why not?" I wanted to see what the Hendrix - Garth Brooks antics were all about so I just swung it and smashed to pieces against a brick wall and on the concrete driveway. I didn't have any lighter fluid so that was about it but I have to admit it did get the adrenaline going. It's just liberating to, after being so careful all the time babying our instruments, do just the opposite.
Any similar experiences?

So, have you been watching old concert videos of The Who ? :D

Kent Chasson 04-15-2011 10:48 AM

I've smashed a couple of prototypes that were never meant for public consumption. If nothing else, it gives one a good idea of just how tough even a lightly built guitar is. I started by hammering the top with my fist and the first hard blow barely popped a brace. It took 3 or 4 very hard blows to do serious damage.

heni30 04-15-2011 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Taylorplayer (Post 2583632)
So, have you been watching old concert videos of The Who ? :D

It was more a Garth Brooks concert tv special where he totally destroys a Takamine Dreadnought at the end. Also in the movie "Office Space" there's a scene where they do a number on a computer printer out in a field that's hilarious. It's that same kind of power you feel when your doing demolition wielding a reciprocating saw.

Taylorplayer 04-15-2011 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by heni30 (Post 2583691)
It was more a Garth Brooks concert tv special where he totally destroys a Takamine Dreadnought at the end. Also in the movie "Office Space" there's a scene where they do a number on a computer printer out in a field that's hilarious. It's that same kind of power you feel when your doing demolition wielding a reciprocating saw.

Got It!! Cool....

Badfrog 04-15-2011 12:13 PM

I thought I heard the story that after a while it got tough for Pete Townshend to buy a guitar. Some of the shop owners knew what he was going to end up doing to the guitar so they wouldn't sell him one.

If I had an old piece of junk that didn't play worth a darned, I'd smash it just to know what it feels like.


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