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Old 01-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Smashing cheap guitars on stage? Help

(I didn't think this thread belongs to GGA, so I place it long way down, in the Pit.)

I have an awesome low-budget stage show idea.
I am thinking about buying some cheap secondhand squier/ibanez guitars that (may or may not) look similar to my beloved axe, so (on a gig) when I'm playing a song in which I plan on smashing a guitar, I just switch the guitars, smash the cheap one, and take my beloved one to continue the show afterwards.

What do you think about this ingenious thought?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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Waste of a guitar that some homeless person could use to make money or some nerd could learn to play on.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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awesome ... idea

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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There's always that chance that you're too weak to smash the guitar and end up looking like a bit of a pillock.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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Is it really worth the 50+ it will cost?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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Waste of a guitar that some homeless person could use to make money or some nerd could learn to play on.


Basically this.

I think it's kinda selfish to destroy something that could really help others.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #9
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It stopped being cool to smash your gear up in the 80's.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #10
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A lot of people won't like it around here because you're smashing a guitar and obviously somebody deserves it more than you. Think of the poor kids blah blah.... so don't expect anybody to think its cool.



You should consider pre cutting or weakening the guitar beforehand. Some guitars are a bitch to break.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #11
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There's always that chance that you're too weak to smash the guitar and end up looking like a bit of a pillock.

This.

Even cheap alder body squiers are hard as fck, i strongly suggest to buy cheaper uknown-branded stuff if you really want to break it, cheap squiers and ibanez are nicely crafted and often built to last.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #12
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I can imagine TS trying to break the guitar and ending up either breaking equipment or pissing off the venue owner for screwing up the stage or something.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #13
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Maybe one day, Pete Townsend will see this and think it's a cool idea. Then go back in time to do it decades ago. Then go back onto child porn sites.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #14
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Um...everyone's already played that out, I say. The Who even stopped doing it decades back.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #15
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Um...everyone's already played that out, I say. The Who even stopped doing it decades back.


Probably didn't want to make their bad backs worse.
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Um...everyone's already played that out, I say. The Who even stopped doing it decades back.


Then set fire to a guitar? That'd be cool.

Oh wait.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #17
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Dont worry about all the awkward kids/bums that need cheap low end guitars. Theres plenty to be had at every pawnshop in the country which is probably where youll be picking your low end gear to smash lol. definitly had the idea before.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #18
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I would laugh if during the smashing your eyeball would be pierced by a guitar string.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #19
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Dont worry about all the awkward kids/bums that need cheap low end guitars. Theres plenty to be had at every pawnshop in the country which is probably where youll be picking your low end gear to smash lol. definitly had the idea before.

I suppose there's the argument that the guitar that was smashed was already ****ed to begin with. Pickups don't work, twisted neck, ruined/missing frets etc.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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Get a PoS from Craigslist/Gumtree/Ebay. Also, don't smash it. Try burning it instead - could that work better?
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