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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby david » Sun Mar 09, 2003 9:29 pm

I have heard some people question whether they were really ever in it. From some people's perspectives, Danelectro really belongs in this "crazy tools" list. Almost like a guitar--or, maybe some new kind of instrument that only has a fringe following.

The music store in Paducah has a couple of Danelectros hanging on the wall. Maybe I should rush down and buy them as an investment. If I can just convince the wife.



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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby ricochet » Mon Mar 10, 2003 12:24 am

A while back there was a thread wondering whether anyone made any cool off-the-wall cheap guitars now. Cetainly some of the Dan-Os fit the bill.
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby snakehips » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:32 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-10-03 AT 06:39 PM (EST)]I got the Danelectro U2 Baritone - its cool !

Considering having a Baritone neck made for my early 1930's National duolian/triolian (which already has a 1980's replacement neck on it - 12 string, by Don Young, when he was at Dobro).

Any thoughts ?
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby david » Tue Mar 11, 2003 1:57 pm

I don't know anything about them, but Dean makes some pretty wild looking electric guitars, and compared to Gibson, etc., they are cheap.

I doubt any of them have formica finishes, however.




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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby jaybee » Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:49 am

back to teeth, or rather NO teeth - how about the difference between baby gums and senior citizens gums and do these all sound the same or is there a difference whether the original owner got to be 70 or 95 or... waddayamean it's time for my medecin?
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby ricochet » Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:33 am

You know, I've never seen a guitarist sliding with his teeth or gums. You might be onto a cool new sound there!
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby ideot » Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:32 am

I have a hot bridge humbucker and a very mild neck humbucker. sometimes I'll play a kind of soft melody on the neck pickup, with the tone all the way down, then I'll switch to the bridge pickup with the tone turned all the way up. It's not really a crazy tool, but it helps if you're too poor for a real pedal(i.e. seventeen, highschool, to lazy for a job)
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Postby jellyroll baker » Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:01 am

>It's not really a crazy tool, but it helps if you're
>too poor for a real pedal(i.e. seventeen, highschool, to
>lazy for a job)

If more people had imagination like yours then the pedal companies would go out of business. There is a whole world of sounds to be made with just a guitar and an amp (and a bottleneck helps). Most pedals are for people who can't come up with sounds for themselves, not vice versa.
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby exodus » Wed May 26, 2004 3:33 am

one thing that gives a cool sound is using a ceramic cup just go sliding all around, it gets nice between the piclups and the bridge

Regarding teeth i recomend using your vampire tooth (not joking) the 3rd one from the midle ( the pointy one) it does'nt hurt as much as the other teeth.
YOu can also drink a lot of Vodka 'cause it eases the pain.
And try usind lots of pulls and hammer-ons cause u last longer

Pretty much for sliding I use anything that's close to me in the moment, a knife, a spoon, a cup, Can, remote control etc... is not as good as having a bottle-neck but gets u around...
(of course I'm just starting slinding, I have do make a research for English so I'm researching around)

It is not strange at all but lots of people don't do it: use your fingers on the right hand.

Just get anything is by your side and start fooling with it
you'll find stuff


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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby jellyroll baker » Wed May 26, 2004 12:06 pm

I'm really getting into Bukka White style percussive technique right now. If you place a slide over all the strings at the 5th, 7th or 12th frets (ie, the natural harmonics) and slap on the neck behind the slide just right you'll get an earful of noise with this lovely harmonic overtones over the top. Plus it just looks damn cool!
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby ricochet » Wed May 26, 2004 10:15 pm

It does sound cool! Thanks!
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby paulmc » Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:05 pm

Not really a tool, but one person I jammed with (rock jam, not blues) had active EMS pickups. He could shout into his guitar pickup and it came out fairly clear through his amp!
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby samblackwell » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:34 pm

You're missing the greatest "CRAZY TOOL" of them all.

Try using your 'ol lady's Vibrator as a slide. :D
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby bosco » Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:10 am

>Try using your 'ol lady's Vibrator as a slide. :D <

So that's were Leo Kottke got the title for "Vaseline Machine Gun"!

Who knew?
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RE: Crazy tools...

Postby oakbone » Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:37 pm

>There's a thread over on the Temple of Blues stating that
>Danelectro is going (or has gone) out of the guitar
>business.


If not just out of their minds.
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