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smashing guitars on stage

Post by van-alen » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:02 pm

just wanted to know if someone of you guys smashed an instrument live on stage??

i never did it, and i think i'll never do that
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Post by Shredderfromhell » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:03 pm

nope, too expensive. :D
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Post by van-alen » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:07 pm

Shredderfromhell wrote:
nope, too expensive. :D
yeah for me too
just imagine throwing thousnad of dollars away
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Post by Kain´s seventh son » Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:57 pm

1. Get damn expensive customs from Fender, Ibanez or other expensive instrument maker
2. choose the most expensive of those to be first, and set it on fire it during the gig
3. take the secondary (a bit less expensive) and smash it against the floor of the stage or one of the PA speakers
4. keep doing this 'till U'r out of those expensive guitars in the end of the gig
5. and now, congratulate yourself, you surely are a world-famous on-stage guitar hero :D just like Jimi Hendrix ;)
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Post by cliff » Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:07 pm

the way I play the bass guitar is a real smashing itself !

2 microphones on 3 are almost dead, my volume level is dead, my jack plug-in is dead, the wood is severely damaged. I think smashing my bass guitar on stage would be the way to set it free from all these dameged... poor instrument, suffering so much ;)
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Post by Kain´s seventh son » Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:16 pm

Try the Manowar way, just rip the strings off from the neck of the bass... looks cool, but a backup instrument should be a good thing to have before doing so... ;)
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Post by van-alen » Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:40 pm

hehe yeah
just imagine pulling all strings of and then realize that u dont have any string or reserve guitar hhehee
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Post by Twilightsymphony » Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:47 pm

Noo.. i wouldn´t do it, i dont even have the money to buy me a new guitar ;)
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Post by browneyedgirl » Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:05 pm

I personally think that is silly, juvenile behavior...
Alot of big name bands do it--I guess maybe they can afford it! LOL!

I am glad Strato has not stooped to such stupidity and I hope they never will...
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Post by Kain´s seventh son » Tue Mar 25, 2003 2:14 am

browneyedgirl wrote:

I personally think that is silly, juvenile behavior...
Alot of big name bands do it--I guess maybe they can afford it! LOL!

I am glad Strato has not stooped to such stupidity and I hope they never will...
Well... they did smash a drum kit at the end of the close-up gig of some tour... ;) you can see a short cut of it in Infinite visions if I remember correctly...
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Post by browneyedgirl » Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:25 pm

Kain´s seventh son wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:

I personally think that is silly, juvenile behavior...
Alot of big name bands do it--I guess maybe they can afford it! LOL!

I am glad Strato has not stooped to such stupidity and I hope they never will...
Well... they did smash a drum kit at the end of the close-up gig of some tour... ;) you can see a short cut of it in Infinite visions if I remember correctly...
Oh, yeah at the end of the Greece tour! :lol:
But, that was just one time...
Anyway, I don't think TT would smash his guitars like that, they are his prized possessions. Plus, he is smarter, and more dignified than that type behavior...
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Post by Kain´s seventh son » Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:58 am

browneyedgirl wrote:
Oh, yeah at the end of the Greece tour! :lol:
But, that was just one time...
Anyway, I don't think TT would smash his guitars like that, they are his prized possessions. Plus, he is smarter, and more dignified than that type behavior...
No, he don´t smash them, he gives them to fans (at least one of them...) ;)
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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:45 pm

Kain´s seventh son wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:
Oh, yeah at the end of the Greece tour! :lol:
But, that was just one time...
Anyway, I don't think TT would smash his guitars like that, they are his prized possessions. Plus, he is smarter, and more dignified than that type behavior...
No, he don´t smash them, he gives them to fans (at least one of them...) ;)
A VERY lucky fan, at that!
If I won TT's guitar I would wrap it in plastic, hang it on the wall for everyone to see, and never touch it! (maybe I would worship it!)(J/K)
But, it would be a prized possession!
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Re: smashing guitars on stage

Post by Hanne » Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:23 pm

hmm..
I'will never smash my guitar on stage!!:eek:
I'm not grazy..

way too expensive hobby for me.. :)
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Post by van-alen » Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:49 pm

last week i saw malmsteen in concert.

he didnt crash a guitar but he often turned it 360° around his body....
i would never do that with my guitar....just imagine doing that in a show, and your guitar reaches the ground with the head.

throwing the guitar in the air is ok, cuase its not that dangerous.
btw someone saw the show where novoselic (nirvana's bassist) throw the bass in the air, and the bass smashed his head???
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Post by Prometeus » Thu Apr 10, 2003 11:04 pm

@van-alen :D :D :D :D

Well, I would never smash my instrument. It's ridiculous in my opinion.
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Post by van-alen » Fri Apr 11, 2003 8:05 pm

yeah for me too,

there are so many stupid idiots who do that, cause they think its cool
like kurt cobain....this....argh
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Post by Shredderfromhell » Fri Apr 11, 2003 8:11 pm

Was Hendrix a stupid idiot? =P =P :D
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Post by Prometeus » Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:46 am

Hell no. He wasn't. But this does not effect my opinion about smashing guitars...
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Post by Boy-85 » Sun May 04, 2003 10:35 pm

Tolkki once did smash his guitar, but that's different. I dont't remember if it was in Milan's Gods Of Metal- festival or somewhere else, but it went like this: Stratovarius was the last band to play on that evening, and the band before them played longer than scheduled. So Stratovarius's set delayed. And halfway during the last song, the show organizer shut the power, and Tolkki instantly smashed his guitar to the floor, and the crowd booed to the organizer.
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Post by neonlightchild » Tue May 06, 2003 8:56 am

i smashed myself while testing my guitar in the sound-check, later in the live performance i fell down again...pretty much stupid huh? but my guitar got harmless :D
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Post by neonlightchild » Tue May 06, 2003 9:00 am

van-alen wrote:
last week i saw malmsteen in concert.

he didnt crash a guitar but he often turned it 360° around his body....
i would never do that with my guitar....just imagine doing that in a show, and your guitar reaches the ground with the head.

throwing the guitar in the air is ok, cuase its not that dangerous.
btw someone saw the show where novoselic (nirvana's bassist) throw the bass in the air, and the bass smashed his head???
hehehe
you should try doing it, the first hits in your waist are painfull, no doubt about it, but when you once reach the glorious 360, then you feel soooo Malmsteen :D
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Post by van-alen » Tue May 06, 2003 3:45 pm

im soooo afraid to injure my guitar...

dont care bout my waist...im the terminator :D

just my lil baby...i could never forgive me if i would hurt her
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Post by Dr Jekyll » Tue May 06, 2003 7:01 pm

I'd never ever ever smash up my bass. It's older than me and has played in multiple bands, I'd never destroy an antique! :D I would set fire to a wooden harmonica though. They're worthless anyway ;)

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Post by Malva » Tue May 06, 2003 7:24 pm

Boy-85 wrote:
Tolkki once did smash his guitar, but that's different. I dont't remember if it was in Milan's Gods Of Metal- festival or somewhere else, but it went like this: Stratovarius was the last band to play on that evening, and the band before them played longer than scheduled. So Stratovarius's set delayed. And halfway during the last song, the show organizer shut the power, and Tolkki instantly smashed his guitar to the floor, and the crowd booed to the organizer.
I thought it went like this...

Pantera's manager got pissed off because Stratovarius was playing too long(they wasn't but Pantera should have been already started their gig) so he, this manager, shut down the power and Tolkki smashed his quitar. :(

But I can't be sure.

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Re: smashing guitars on stage

Post by Malva » Tue May 06, 2003 7:25 pm

Oh, no smashing, but I heard Sonata's bassist Marko gave away his bass after the last gig in Japan. :eek:

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Post by Boy-85 » Sat May 10, 2003 11:47 pm

@Malva:

Could be. I'm not sure it went the way I described it.
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Post by Lucid Faia » Thu May 29, 2003 5:45 pm

I'd be pissed too if they cut my power halfway through a song. But I wouldn't have smashed my keyboard; I'd have smashed the operator who cut my power.
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Post by Shredderfromhell » Sun Jul 27, 2003 4:47 am

*awesome* :D
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