Longest owned pedal/guitar/amp on TGP?

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  1. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    @splatt David Torn replied in another thread about having a pedal a long time.

    I still have my 1st pedal, a Maestro Phaser that I bought new in 1976.
    Also my 1st guitar, Hagstrom-II that I bought used in about 1974.
    And my dad's Ampeg B-15 that I first used in about 1966 (he taught me "sunshine of your love" on his Beatles bass).

    Please post if you have had something longer, thanks!
     
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  2. -Empire

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    Nothing close to that time range (born in the 80s!), but I think my oldest pedal is your KoT v4, literally the best there is.
     
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  3. beastly

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    I have the strat I grew up with, but it just hangs on a wall now. It's an 83. I'm an 80.
     
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    I have my first guitar which was my Dad's originally. 1968 Hofner that is in need of some serious TLC to be playable again.
     
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    Jordan Bosstone, 1967 or early 1968, can't quite remember which. I bought it shortly after the Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced LP came out.

    I don't use it much now, it sounds way too bright with modern low-capacitance cable.

    See https://www.vintageguitar.com/19030/jordan-boss-tone/
     
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  6. Muzik4Machines

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    nothing close to you, but relatively speaking, i had my Fz 2 in 1993 or so (started playing round 91) so proportionnaly it'S still 85% of my guitar playing time)

    still have the first guitar i bought tho
     
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  7. cbm

    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    I still have my Vox Clyde McCoy wah that I got new, from Don Wehr's Music City, in the late 60s. I literally defaced it by peeling off the sticker on the bottom with Clyde McCoy's picture on it. Live and learn.

    I also have a Ram's Head Muff and a Vox Tonebender from just a little later in time.
     
  8. BmoreTele

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    I have my grandfather's Gibson Nick Lucas - 1927? 1928?
    And a 1972 Fender Champ and a 1973 Fender Telecaster
    My oldest pedal is all broke and gone - EHX Big Muff Pi - 1976ish.
     
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    PDS-1002 which I bought in 1990..I think?
     
  10. stinkfoot

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    I have an old Hagström amp that I've owned since '81 or so. Haven't used it for years, but it was my first ever amp, so I'm keeping it :)
     
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    Green Russian Big Muff. Free dollars.

    My 80s guitar teacher left an HM-2 at my house, traded it for an Auto Wah, traded that for a brand new Green Russian in-store right when they first showed up, no cash required.

    After trying it on bass, the entire sound of my band at the time grew from that pedal.

    Maybe a decade later, surrounded by pretender fuzzes I've since sold, I lent it to a struggling rhythm guitar player in a band I was in. When I asked for it back, he basically quit being friends with me right there.

    It's that good. Beats everything at any price I've tried to replace it with. Just heard an old recording of a house party jam I did 16 years ago--right when I punched it on, 2016-era me was all "F*@>{CK!!!!" So good.
     
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    You and @splatt are vintage, Mike. How
    can we compete with our forefathers?? ;)

    The thread where we all find out how
    old one another is. :)
     
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  13. MattLeFevers

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    The oldest gear in my house is a Silvertone acoustic like the one above that is from the 50s (originally from a Sears catalog, I believe). It was my grandpa's and I've been tooling around on it at his ranch on and off since I was a little kid but he only sent me home with it five years or so ago, so I'm not sure if that counts. We found it forgotten in my grandpa's barn, it's basically the perfect origin story for an acoustic guitar.

    Oldest gear I bought myself is a DD-3 that I still keep around, it was my second pedal ever when I was fifteen. (First was a DOD Grunge that I very much did not hold on to, ha.)
     
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    I have two Fender Heavy picks that I got for free when I purchased my first Squier back in '95. At some point, I drilled holes in them, and wore them in a necklace during college.
     
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    I used to punch holes in all my picks to "help the grip"
    I was a dumb 13 years old kid lol
     
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    My first guitar that didn't come from a hardware store was my 1969 Ovation Tornado that I got from Central Academy Of Music in Memphis when I was 16.
    My mom bought it for Christmas '69, '70, '71 and '72. I still have it and it still plays/sounds great.

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  17. analogsystem

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    I'm only 34 but I do still have my Green Russian Big Muff purchased new (around $50 I think) circa 94 or 95. I also have a mid 90s Hamer USA that was my first "good" guitar. Had both around 20 years at this point!
     
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  18. Tiny Montgomery

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    I'm still using the gear I've had the longest, regularly.

    A '79 LP Deluxe I've had since '92, as well as a v2 Small Stone I've had since '93 or so, which is on my current board.
     
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  19. Tiny Montgomery

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    You reminded me of my '93 Hamer T-51 I've had since '95, and also still play, regularly.
     
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  20. Tom Von Kramm

    Tom Von Kramm Vendor

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    I still have my very first plywood Hondo bass (bought in '82) and MDF Westone guitar (bought in '87). They are in pieces, but I still have them. Many of their parts have migrated to my current instruments, so in a way I'm still playing them.
     
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