Best guitars for psychedelic nonsense?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Blurillaz, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Blurillaz

    Blurillaz Member

    Messages:
    738
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    The title says it all. :bong
     
  2. rooster

    rooster Member

    Messages:
    2,123
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Location:
    Arizona
    Teisco Del Rey.

    You can approximate a lot of that classic psychedelic sound by applying a garish paint job to your favorite instrument. Try playing through an old Kustom tuck-and-roll amp. It helps if your audience is wasted as well.

    Hope this helps.

    rooster.
     
  3. Kaji13

    Kaji13 Member

    Messages:
    3,428
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
  4. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,581
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
  5. Kappy

    Kappy Member

    Messages:
    14,044
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Location:
    West Village, NYC
  6. rooster

    rooster Member

    Messages:
    2,123
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Location:
    Arizona
    We have a winner!

    rooster.
     
  7. SGNick

    SGNick Member

    Messages:
    3,582
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
  8. Whiskeyrebel

    Whiskeyrebel Member

    Messages:
    23,935
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Location:
    Center Line MI
    Looking at the Monterey Pop film, the Frisco scene appeared to be wall-to-wall Gibson SG's. So I'd say the rainbow SG Zoot is a fair bet.

    So why the hell was the SG so prevalent in that scene when Fender and several other California guitar makers were more local to them?
     
  9. pfflam

    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,059
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Location:
    PDX: The Rose City
    In all seriousness I say it depends on what sort of 'psychedelic' you are after:

    Garage psych then I'd go with something loaded with p-90s or a Gretsch.

    West-coast (Byrds, et-al) and/or Kinks/Lilys jangle - get a Rickenbacker - 360s are actually very versatile and not just for jangles
    Or
    mid-80s Paisley West-coast: you can get a strong Humbucker even a Gretsch for the single-line stuff and a Jangler for the rhythm (see above)

    I have seen Robyn Hitchcock and he used either a Tele (it can cover a very good jangle) or an Eastwood - some funky Eastwood deal - through a Vox

    Then again Jerry Garcia is a form of psychedelia: I'd say get EMGs and some heavy wood through a Showman with JBLs

    Or if its something like neo-psychedelia and therefor a melange of neo-folk/alt-country, old-school doom rock, metal, new-wave and jangle/paisley all wrapped into one (a sound I personally am after and adore) then I would shoot for something with versatility as its middle name

    Or just spread it out through different guitars for different songs
     
  10. Kaji13

    Kaji13 Member

    Messages:
    3,428
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    :love: I forgot about that beauty :love:
     
  11. panoramic

    panoramic Member

    Messages:
    1,005
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Location:
    Baltimore, Md.
  12. michael30

    michael30 Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,698
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Location:
    Veikkola, Finland
    Rickenbacker 331 LS

    [​IMG]

     
  13. Baxtercat

    Baxtercat Member

    Messages:
    9,945
    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Location:
    just west of Monterey, CA
    What happened was Strats were mostly seen in '66 and '67 as so 'yesterday'...surf-y, Beach Blanket era axes [other than Hendrix, who knew a good thing].
     
  14. Whiskeyrebel

    Whiskeyrebel Member

    Messages:
    23,935
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Location:
    Center Line MI
    Whoa. A mashup of this concept with the Dan Armstrong lucite could really be wild. I'm thinking, take a string of modern LED Christmas lights because they don't burn out.

    Get the kind that have a multi-pattern controller. The cast them into a guitar body using some of that two-part transparent acrylic casting resin froom an arts-and-crafts supply. You know, the stuff you use to embed an object into a transparent paperweight and stuff like that.
     
  15. Help!I'maRock!

    Help!I'maRock! Member

    Messages:
    8,566
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Location:
    A sea of sunscreen
  16. Blue Light

    Blue Light Member

    Messages:
    7,023
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Location:
    Austin
    The immortal cheese guitar.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. The Golden Boy

    The Golden Boy Member

    Messages:
    19,468
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    Location:
    upyerasskickinfootballs
    Whatever Erik Braunn used.

    Or Michael from The Fever Tree.
     
  18. sleek

    sleek Member

    Messages:
    522
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I think it's also worth noting that at the time, if you wanted a solid-body with humbuckers, the SG was pretty much it...

    You could have bought a USED Les Paul, but who wants to play an old guitar?
     
  19. R13D

    R13D Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,679
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Location:
    Slo Cal
    [​IMG] Cousin,Bass,not as cheesy though!
     
  20. natevi

    natevi Member

    Messages:
    299
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Location:
    Indiana
    Buy a flying V and get a pro to paint it like Jimi Hendrix's or get a Frank Zappa SG
     

Share This Page