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  1. One of the best! When I played in my last band, we tried doing a ska-ish rendition of this song.
  2. Since it has become apparent to me almost all of the photos in this thread are invisible due to dead links; If anyone is in need of said photos for any reason, I can send them to you as I saved them throughout our postings. Also we need to move everything that is not Sticker Strat related into new or existing threads.
  3. I think all Strats are great. I was simply observing that for smaller bands its interesting to see American Strats being used more commonly at the time. I also think it shows everyone worked their asses off to get good gear.
  4. I'm a little surprised everyone used American Standard Strats back then as opposed to the Mexican made Strats. Also we should seriously consider moving everything that is not about Tom's Strat into separate threads (Les Paul stuff, the Homegrown guitars)
  5. All Van Halen is great Van Halen, regardless of the singer.
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    Pulley, the band

    I need to add them to my rotation. Doesn’t Rob from Strung Out play in that band?
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    Pulley, the band

    Basically the punk rock supergroup of the 90's. Original lineup was Scott Radinsky on vocals (formerly of Ten Foot Pole), Jim Cherry on guitar (original bassist for Strung Out, R.I.P.), Matt Riddle on bass (formerly of Face To Face, later of No Use For A Name), Mike Harder on guitar, and the legendary (to me) Jordan Burns (now formerly of Strung Out ☹️) on drums.
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    REM vs Dave Matthews Band

    Davey just nailed it on the head with that one. The only reason I like them is really Carter's fucking amazing. That's it. They only have not even a handful of decent songs.
  9. Just posted a cover of Josie using my purple Strat and my Ampeg VL-1002, complete with Rhythm Collision shirt!
  10. @Thibaut182 Is there any possible way you could fix the images in your last post because they aren’t showing up. Anyone else having this problem?
  11. This was brought up to me by another user and its what prompted me to do this thread. I've heavily been into Green Day since I was 13, and given the gearhead that I am I was immediately drawn to the guitars. This thread is to basically document all of the strats that Billie Joe played through the years, starting here: 1. Fernandes Strat RST-50 (Blue) - Given to Billie by his mom for his 10th birthday, who saved up all of her waitressing tips to buy it for him. It was purchased from Armstrong's guitar teacher, George Cole in the early 80's. Sometime before or during the formation Green Day (then called Sweet Children), the bridge pickup was replaced with a Bill Lawrence L-500 Lead humbucker set an angle. This is what sparks the trend of the angled humbucker feature. This lasted until August of 1994, until it was replaced and unknown brand of a white humbucker (believed to be a Seymour Duncan) and was seen at Woodstock '94. This was then replaced again with another Bill Lawrence pickup (which can be seen in Jaded In Chicago), and lasts until the beginning of 1995 when it was replaced again with a black Seymour Duncan JB. Although the most notable thing about the guitar and what would mark the influence for countless bands and musicians was the constant plastering of stickers throughout the years. Featured on: Every record up until 'nimrod.' Tours: Every Green Day tour Photos: 1991 1993 1994 1996 1997-2000 2002 2005-2009 2010 2013-2014 2015-present These are the several backup strats for Blue, in order by appearance: 1. Black Fender Stratocaster (1992-1993) - First known backup for Blue, acquired in late 1992. It was a Fender American Standard Strat with a black pickguard, rosewood fretboard, HSS configuration, and a Bill Lawrence pickup, although this one is not placed on an angle. There were a few stickers placed on this guitar. It was only seen during 1993. Featured on: No albums. This guitar was only seen live. Tours: 1993 Kerplunk! tour, 'Recipe For Hate' tour opening for Bad Religion 2. Blue Fender Stratocaster (1997-98) - This particular instrument was nicknamed 'Frankenstein' since the parts for this guitar were acquired from various locations. The most notable feature of this instrument is the left handed bridge. Featured on: Touring guitar only Tours: 1997-98 nimrod tour 3. Blue backup #2 & Frankenstein #2 Strats (1997-98) - Also most likely parts guitars Featured on: Touring guitars only Tours: nimrod (1997-98) Blue backup #2 (top right corner) Frankenstein #2. There is some debate over whether this guitar was painted or left with a natural finish.
  12. Its a shame it got overshadowed because it really is a great record. If he thinks an album's greatness is ranked by sales, that is really saying something.
  13. Coincidence? I think not.