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PostPost #1  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Gary Marx's guitar Reply with quote Back to top

the main gigging & recording one not the anaconda one...

i've just been informed that i am to be rewarded for all my hard work (Laughing) on a certain sisters-offshoot band's website Our fearless leader!

i gather my reward is to be no less than a real, genooowine, honest-to-god piece of moosikal eekwipment, which while not actually in a playable condition, still has considerable historical significance if you're into that kind of thing, which i am.

Surprised

lets just say it was trashed on stage after a gig in nottingham, circa may 1984

Mr. Green We are not worthy! We are not worthy! We are not worthy! We are not worthy! We are not worthy!

now THAT shall be going on the wall. if i can find something to glue it all back together with....henceforth quiff towers shall be renamed the quiff rock cafe Laughing

[edit]Extracted from the "Slightly happy today..." thread by QB because it could quite nicely turn into an FAQ about Gary's guitar Smile[/edit]
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PostPost #2  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

apparently araldite works wonders.. nice one quiffy


i've just found the choc bar i bought on saturday
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PostPost #3  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Le Gasp! All that Inner Circle, robes and secret handshake stuff paid off?

I hope you'll be very happy together, and that the gallery will soon have a new addition Wink
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PostPost #4  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Laughing

aye Mr. Green

i asked gary if he would be signing the scratchplate, to which he replied "scratchplate? hmmm. i'll try and find a solid part to write on..." Surprised Laughing
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PostPost #5  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

oooh, you spawny get barry! Laughing genuinely chuffed for you mate -you deserve it. We are not worthy!
i've got one of his plectrums and that's one of my prize possessions... Embarassed

so when do you get eldritch's hat and cloak as (unofficial, of course) reward for your work on this forum? It wasn't me... Wink
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PostPost #6  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:

lets just say it was trashed on stage after a gig in nottingham, circa may 1984


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eastmidswhizzkid wrote:

so when do you get eldritch's hat and cloak as (unofficial, of course) reward for your work on this forum? It wasn't me... Wink


You're a sick mind, Lee. It wasn't me... Laughing
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PostPost #7  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Anaconda geetar?
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PostPost #8  Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Dark wrote:
Anaconda geetar?


he never actually said what guitar it was, and i was too giddy to ask Embarassed Laughing but i dont think so Confused
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PostPost #9  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:
Dark wrote:
Anaconda geetar?


he never actually said what guitar it was, and i was too giddy to ask Embarassed Laughing but i dont think so Confused


right, got some more info:

Gary wrote:
It's a Shergold Masquerader (not unlike the one favoured by Bernard in his
Joy Division days.)

I got it soon after the Sisters became a gigging unit buying it off a mate
of Craig's. Pretty much all the pre Warners era gigs would have seen me
using it for some or all of the gig. It also features on a good many
recordings and official releases (certainly there on Heartland and
Floorshow, probably on Adrenochrome and Body Electric as well).

As I said it bit the dust at Rock City - I snapped the head clean off and
despite a valiant attempt to glue it back together it was never played
again. If you check out the back of the body you can see an early attempt
in white paint at the Anaconda snake-skin pattern.

As if that weren't enough I dare say I wrote all the stuff on FAALA on it
(never went in for that acoustic guitar approach.)


Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised

We are not worthy! Embarassed We are not worthy! Embarassed We are not worthy! Embarassed We are not worthy! Embarassed We are not worthy! Embarassed

thus:

SHERGOLD MASQUERADER
http://guitargeek.com/gearview/899/



though it doesnt sound as if the one i'm getting will look quite as pristine the one in that photo Laughing Twisted Evil
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PostPost #10  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

What a tale!

How on Earth did he manage to hurt it so badly? Snapped the head right off?! In the middle of a gig?! Laughing
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PostPost #11  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Currently feeling quite jealous!

Nice catch Cool
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PostPost #12  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i'm keen to hear the recording of the gig to see if you can hear it Laughing

apparently gary had to get hold of a new guitar for the gig the next evening as he only had the one with him at the time Laughing

i would assume the *crash* would be towads the end of the gig... maybe during one of the dok's sister ray outros...? Very Happy
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PostPost #13  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:
i'm keen to hear the recording of the gig to see if you can hear it Laughing

apparently gary had to get hold of a new guitar for the gig the next evening as he only had the one with him at the time Laughing

i would assume the *crash* would be towads the end of the gig... maybe during one of the dok's sister ray outros...? Very Happy


I have it - pm me and I'll sort it out Wink

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PostPost #14  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

czuczu wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:
i'm keen to hear the recording of the gig to see if you can hear it Laughing

apparently gary had to get hold of a new guitar for the gig the next evening as he only had the one with him at the time Laughing

i would assume the *crash* would be towads the end of the gig... maybe during one of the dok's sister ray outros...? Very Happy


I have it - pm me and I'll sort it out Wink

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(it'd be a straight swap for the guitar of course! It wasn't me... Laughing )

thanks for the offer but i've already tapped cellthree for a weed Wink Very Happy
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PostPost #15  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That's very nice indeed We are not worthy!
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PostPost #16  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

see joy division's barney sumner using a custiomised version of the same guitar:

http://www.shergold.co.uk/neworder.html


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PostPost #17  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

marx's (yours!) could be said to have been "customised" ...thus accidentally starting that hideous 80's trend for headless guitars! Laughing
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PostPost #18  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Obviousman wrote:
That's very nice indeed We are not worthy!


Seconded!!! Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised
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PostPost #19  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ozpat wrote:
Obviousman wrote:
That's very nice indeed We are not worthy!


Seconded!!! Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised

as has been already stated, he is a very nice man Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPost #20  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:
Ozpat wrote:
Obviousman wrote:
That's very nice indeed We are not worthy!


Seconded!!! Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised

as has been already stated, he is a very nice man Very Happy Very Happy


I've had that idea for quite a while now! Very Happy

Very nice QB. Enjoy!!!! Wink
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PostPost #21  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

*cough*

got it Mr. Green

https://www.myheartland.co.uk/gallery/details.php?image_id=1491
https://www.myheartland.co.uk/gallery/details.php?image_id=1492
https://www.myheartland.co.uk/gallery/details.php?image_id=1493

just some quick snaps taken on my camera/phone while at my desk Cool
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PostPost #22  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Very lovely indeed We are not worthy! We are not worthy! We are not worthy!

Have you had a chance to play on it a bit already? Very Happy
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PostPost #23  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i see what he means about the scratchplate..
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PostPost #24  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ha! a bit Laughing its a wreck.... only got 3 strings and the body wobbles. and the electrics arent really wired up.

oddly, the neck still looks pretty straight Surprised

i think its going in a glass case on the wall or something Wink
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PostPost #25  Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

@ em: add that to the bit about "highs" and "perks" of running fansites Laughing
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