Ike Turner Tribute Strat?

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  1. gitarzilla

    gitarzilla Member

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    Anyone seen one of these?

    Smack 'em if ya got 'em :Spank
     
  2. big mike

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    I like the specs. Ike is a heck of a musician.

    His personal life leaves a little to be desired....
     
  3. Moushegh

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    Ike was a very gifted musician/(co)producer.

    I'm not so quick to believe the Hollywood version of this man's life. Two sides to every story, right?
     
  4. big mike

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    Of course! I comment based soley on interviews I've seen. he admits he was less than a solid human being.

    But that's beside the point. Damn fine musician.
     
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    I saw one up close at Performance music in Woburn Ma. Nice custom shop quality guitar. Didnt play it though. I was afraid it would bitch slap me:jo
     
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    Every reply is probably going to be like this...

    Regardless of how amazing of a musician he is/was, he's really infamous for 2 things these days. Being married to Tina Turner and smacking up Tina Turner. Who thought this would be a public relations coup?
     
  7. fatback

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    Ike was the original Wham Man!. He'd go c-r-a-z-y on that bar!

    (unsubstantiated rumor...) Jimi first took notice of the possibilitie of the strats trem after seeing Ike!
     
  8. Hetfieldinn

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    I heard that they come with a few drops of Tina's blood on each one.
     
  9. Vince

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    Man... some cold shots here...

    A few years back I picked up some early 60's Albert King stuff recorded here in St. Louis when Albert was based around here. I wasn't too surprised to see hometown legend Johnny Johnson on piano on a few, but the Ike Turner piano credits on some of the cuts really caught me off guard.
     
  10. big mike

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    Yup, Ike is sorely underrated. Great Piano and Guitar chops. Quite an innovator. Good songwriting too.
     
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    John Waters said that no matter what, Tina Turner was never as good as she was with Ike.
     
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    Among other things , Ike Turner discovered, Howling Wolf,recorded what is considered one of the first rock and roll records(Rocket 88),and recorded the guitar parts that made Otis Rush famous on the early Cobra recordings.Also was an early user of the Fender Stratocaster.
     
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    David Alan Grier does the greatest impression of Ike Turner.

    Sorry it has nothing to do with the strat, but everytime I think about Ike, I can't help but think of David saying, "TINA! Call me girl, I got a song for you."



    "And just so you know, I'm off the nar-cotics."

    :)
     
  15. fugazi

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    Yeah, those are sweet. I love those Ike Turner Strats.

    What? You don't like them ? Why you......:Spank :Spank :Spank


    I ... I'm sorry, baby. I don't know what came over me. I promise I'll never do that again. :)
     
  16. TheArchitect

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    I might pick one up if I need a beater......
     
  17. gitarzilla

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    Actually, 3: his, hers and what really happened.
     
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    :D:D:D
     
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    +1

    Also, unless I'm mistaken, he played guitar on what a lot of critics call the first rock and roll record (man, there's an argumentative thread waiting to happen), Jackie Brenston's 'Rocket 88'.
     
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    Didn't the guitar also come with a Fender embroidered wife beater T-shirt?
     

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