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GassageGassage Frets: 24287
edited December 2014 in Guitar
Inspired by the Top Gear Cool Wall, and re the chat about Jazzmasters, whilst hopeless to play, they are undeniably cooler than a Siberian winter.

Equally, the Tom Anderson that I bought off @jonnysixstring, for all its brilliance and looks, is not cool, this I know.

So, post your nominations for

Seriously Uncool
Uncool
Cool
Ice Cold.


In my own way, I'll kick off with the Anderson as 'Uncool'.

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  • samzadgansamzadgan Frets: 1436

    i think the double strap buttons makes it Cool

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  • Jazzmasters are really easy to play... I think so anyway. 

    Anyway, the coolest guitar ever:


    It's not his main... I think it's a backup for a backup.  But my god, that's cool. 

    Least cool guitar ever:

    Anything that says '10 top'. 

    Or this. 


    It's surely one of the ugliest guitars the world has ever seen. 
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    Where's that Sonic Blue Jazzer? That is ICE COLD.

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 15087
    edited December 2014
    Basically every guitar that puts practicality and versatility above looks and nailing one specific sound is uncool.

    Hence, LP Jrs, Flying Vs, Telecasters and Jaguars are all super-cool, while pointy Ibanezes, anything by BC Rich after 1980, and posh stuff that play beautifully but have mini switches and fancy tops (PRS, Suhr, Anderson, etc) are all terribly uncool.

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    edited December 2014
    Oh yes, just like Porsche 911's, a PRS can NEVER be cool unless it's the copper one that @deijavoo is gassing for. (in the same way an orange 911 GT3 is cool)

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  • Gassage said:
    Where's that Sonic Blue Jazzer? That is ICE COLD.
    You rang?

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    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    IN THE FRIDGE with that one!


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  • anything with 'top 10' or a flashy quilted flame maple top-job, not cool. 

    those special edition strats in the vein of baseball teams/jack daniels, not cool either
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    Another parallel- a Mesa Boogie amp could NEVER be cool. At all. But my Hiwatt- into the fridge with that......

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    edited December 2014
    Basically every guitar that puts practicality and versatility above looks and nailing one specific sound is uncool.

    Hence, LP Jrs, Flying Vs, Telecasters and Jaguars are all super-cool, while pointy Ibanezes, anything by BC Rich after 1980, and posh stuff that play beautifully but have mini switches and fancy tops (PRS, Suhr, Anderson, etc) are all terribly uncool.

    Spot on, nailed.

    Although some of@hubulous 's crazier colour schemes are so bad they're cool too.

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  • Gassage said:
    Where's that Sonic Blue Jazzer? That is ICE COLD.
    You rang?

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    I'm going to pop this in the liquid nitrogen, if you don't mind. It'll feel much more comfortable. 
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  • Gassage said:
    Oh yes, just like Porsche 911's, a PRS can NEVER be cool unless it's the copper one that @deijavoo is gassing for. (in the same way an orange 911 GT3 is cool)
    Exactly. Lamborghini? STUPID cars, 90% of them driven by dicks. But mega cool and the most awesomely head-turning car there is. 

    Bugatti Veyron? Impeccable engineering, and completely horrible.

    I'd add those stripey metal PRS things they did in the 80's. I don't want one, but they're cool. Same goes for a beat-up satin finish Standard.
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  • @stickyfiddle I think this is quite cool. but it's not anywhere near sub-zero.  I'm thinking cool-lukewarm maybe.



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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    Although my incoming TAG is seriously uncool, I would self-nominate my Tele as being ice-cold.

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  • I think there are cool PRS guitars, but only because they're so uncool, they're cool.  DRAGONS. 

    Kinda like a bright orange Lambo, it's almost a parody of itself.  You want to hate it, but... It just makes you smile. 
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  • OctahedronOctahedron Frets: 369
    edited December 2014
    You don't get much more sub-zero than '58 and '59 Les Pauls. Whack a patent pending early Bigsby on there. Oh gosh. It's like dropping 3 ice cubes in your best undies and playing a guitar solo on top of a mountain with the breeze blowing back your hair (note: this pose requires a reasonable amount of hair, and balls...) 

    That's how cool these are:

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  • ThePrettyDamned;458885" said:
    @stickyfiddle I think this is quite cool. but it's not anywhere near sub-zero.  I'm thinking cool-lukewarm maybe.

    http://www.markeaston.org/miscimages/gunslinger/bcr12.jpg
    Definitely cool, cos it knows it's ridiculous.

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    Ahhh- interesting one- I'd sugget to my learned friends that a 58-60 LP is seriously uncool, unless it has a Bigsby, in which case it's Ice.

    And, a 50's gold top with P90's- into the fridge.

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  • CONTROVERSY POST

    Anything with fake wear is uncool. 

    Yay or nay? I think real wear = cool (regardless of how it looks, it's real and has a story) whereas fake wer is like taking a saxo and putting a body kit on it. 

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  • Also, this thread - sticky? ;)
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    CONTROVERSY POST

    Anything with fake wear is uncool. 

    Yay or nay? I think real wear = cool (regardless of how it looks, it's real and has a story) whereas fake wer is like taking a saxo and putting a body kit on it. 

    Contraversial.

    I'd respond by saying Cunetto's are the only cool relics as they were the first (and I have one).

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  • Seriously uncool - Suhr Moderns
    Uncool - Music Man/Men of any sort
    Cool - Trussart
    In the fridge - my 335
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  • CONTROVERSY POST

    Anything with fake wear is uncool. 

    Yay or nay? I think real wear = cool (regardless of how it looks, it's real and has a story) whereas fake wer is like taking a saxo and putting a body kit on it. 

    Nah. Most things with fake wear are uncool (factory-churned stuff like Roadworns and Fender Heavy relics), but not all. 

    Exhibit A for the defense

    Cabronita-3
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  • DeijavooDeijavoo Frets: 3159
    Low: Live at Colorado College:

    Treat yourself, wanna feel like you've just used Original Shower Gel Mint flavour, or indeed eaten am ice cream with your arse? 

    Then look here for the first three minutes at least.

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    ^ Ice Cold. Fact.

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  • DeijavooDeijavoo Frets: 3159
    That tiny little amp making such a noise. Wonderful.
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 9050
    OK a few nominations...

    AVRI 62 Jazzmaster with added Mastery, Mojo custom winds and a Staytrem arm. Pictured with vintage Korg synth and Micropops, plus Vampower for added icicles...

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    Fender MIJ Jaguar in CAR with matching headstock, AVRI pickups, Mastery, AVRI trem

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    No longer mine but I'm sure @stonevibe won't mind... Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the mighty Jeleguar (Oil City pickups, custom body, AVRI trem, Staytrem bridge, Allparts neck...)

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    Final one for now... the 1972 Tele partser. Sadly I can't find the picture of it being swung through a drumkit on stage at CBGB's before I owned it... its seen life. Lots of it.

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    Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever.

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24287
    @impmann

    Whilst I think Sunbeam's are very cool, what on earth is sporting about that?

    0-60 in 16 seconds. You'd time its laps with a calendar.

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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 9050
    Wrong forum, my friend. :-) But suffice to say, its about how it goes through the twisties - and look at what cars are doing well in the HSCC races against titans like the Lotus Cortinas to see what can be achieved.
    Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever.

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  • Gassage said:
    CONTROVERSY POST

    Anything with fake wear is uncool. 

    Yay or nay? I think real wear = cool (regardless of how it looks, it's real and has a story) whereas fake wer is like taking a saxo and putting a body kit on it. 

    Contraversial.

    I'd respond by saying Cunetto's are the only cool relics as they were the first (and I have one).
    Hmm... I actually think I agree.  If they were the original idea, then it's quite a cool thing.  

    But they won't go anywhere near the fridge. 
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