Vintage Music Gear Magazine Ads

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by zontar, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Cool article--anybody remember any of these?
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  2. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    I remember a good many. Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup:
  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I remember being in college in the 80s, and waiting for a month until the next Guitar Player or Bass Player came out magazine came out at the local music store.

    But a fish???
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  4. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I so totally wanted one of those No Bozos tshirt that Eddie wore in that ad. Never wanted a Kramer, though. So I guess these ads were only so effective! :)
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  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not quite old enough for most of those. However, I remember cutting this ad out of a magazine and putting it on my wall in my bedroom. I though that the Spector bass was the prettiest object on Earth (females notwithstanding) when I first saw it.
  6. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Fender had a whole series of these---
  7. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Yup remember being very broke and drooling all over those ads.
  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    What's so vintage about this?

    Ampex Recorders.jpg

    One of our duplicating rooms at the old studio (in the early '80s) looked a lot like that. :thumbsup:
  9. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    the 80's are supposedly vintage now--and that ad looks older than that
  10. farace

    farace Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
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  11. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    I wasn't around for any of those, but putting a Precision Bass inside a DB case with the slogan of not everything good coming in big packages, that's dynamite.

    Also, this work of art... belongs in Paris.
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  12. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    The fender & Epi ones are ones I remember from buying old used issues of Guitar Player and other guitar/bass magazines from music stores & used book stores--for cheap.
    Fender did some cool ones.
    Here's another in the You Won't with Yours series...
  13. Cazman

    Cazman Motorboatin' Supporting Member

    May 9, 2003
    Coastal SoCal
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  14. farace

    farace Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    I wish I had it poster-sized. I have the 1976 Fender catalog and scanned that page and printed it out 11"x17", but it's not like having it full size.
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  15. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
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  16. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014