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Old 04-15-2011, 12:23 AM
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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.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:01 AM
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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.
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I don't want to clean it up.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:08 AM
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John Hiatt has the best response to all you guitar smashers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mTPO...feature=fvwrel
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:21 AM
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nice work, I think its a good way to say goodbye-
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:26 AM
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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......
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:33 AM
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Loved the Hiatt song!
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:55 AM
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That is so rock n roll! I love it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:08 AM
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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.

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:36 AM
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"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
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:44 AM
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....and then there's smasher's regret...



Smashing it solves nothing - even if it makes you feel better for a moment
John Belushi apparently had some regrets after smashing a guitar in "Animal House." He apologized, at least.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:42 AM
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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.
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So, have you been watching old concert videos of The Who ?
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:48 AM
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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.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:38 AM
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So, have you been watching old concert videos of The Who ?
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.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:59 AM
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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....
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:13 PM
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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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