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(CTV News)   Founder of Bachman Turner Overdrive prepares to fly over Pacific to retrieve his prized '57 Gretsch guitar stolen from Toronto Holiday Inn in 1976 after neighbor's CSI skills lead to YouTube video from 2019 Christmas party at Tokyo restaurant   (vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2021-10-08 5:39:22 PM  
Spiffy indeed
 
2021-10-08 5:41:36 PM  
Sounds like he's...
 
2021-10-08 5:45:29 PM  

WhippingBoi: Sounds like he's...


Indeed he is.  Every day.


/but you ain't seen nothin' yet
 
2021-10-08 5:46:11 PM  
Great story.
 
2021-10-08 5:51:16 PM  

Jack Sabbath: WhippingBoi: Sounds like he's...

Indeed he is.  Every day.


/but you ain't seen nothin' yet


B-B-B-Baby, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The only 2 people who could make a Gretsch not sound horrible were Chet Atkins and George Harrison, IMHO.
 
2021-10-08 5:55:15 PM  
I any of you Farker's ever tuned into Vinyl Tap over the last 15 years on CBC radio you would have heard some of Randy's amazing musical tales. At some point I think he may have played with every musician alive.
 
2021-10-08 5:56:56 PM  

WhippingBoi: Sounds like he's...


so hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh


/ooops
 
2021-10-08 6:04:06 PM  

ZMugg: Jack Sabbath: WhippingBoi: Sounds like he's...

Indeed he is.  Every day.


/but you ain't seen nothin' yet

B-B-B-Baby, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The only 2 people who could make a Gretsch not sound horrible were Chet Atkins and George Harrison, IMHO.


You need  to listen to more Brian Setzer
 
2021-10-08 6:06:22 PM  
Never trust your manager.
 
2021-10-08 6:10:46 PM  

GlamrLama: I any of you Farker's ever tuned into Vinyl Tap over the last 15 years on CBC radio you would have heard some of Randy's amazing musical tales. At some point I think he may have played with every musician alive.


He's a great interview. Interesting guy.
 
2021-10-08 6:16:02 PM  
Cool story. I'm glad he found it. If I can find my beloved 1990 Bridgestone MB-1, I'll be a happy, happy man.
 
2021-10-08 6:19:47 PM  

Snapper Carr: ZMugg: Jack Sabbath: WhippingBoi: Sounds like he's...

Indeed he is.  Every day.


/but you ain't seen nothin' yet

B-B-B-Baby, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The only 2 people who could make a Gretsch not sound horrible were Chet Atkins and George Harrison, IMHO.

You need  to listen to more Brian Setzer


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*adds Brian Setzer to list*
 
2021-10-08 6:23:47 PM  

Snapper Carr: ZMugg: Jack Sabbath: WhippingBoi: Sounds like he's...

Indeed he is.  Every day.


/but you ain't seen nothin' yet

B-B-B-Baby, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The only 2 people who could make a Gretsch not sound horrible were Chet Atkins and George Harrison, IMHO.

You need  to listen to more Brian Setzer


And Eddie Cochran
 
2021-10-08 6:25:06 PM  

bearded clamorer: Great story.


This.  Really amazing tweaking facial recognition software to search for wood grain patterns.  And 385 guitars in his collection?  Damn.
 
2021-10-08 6:41:33 PM  

ZMugg: Jack Sabbath: WhippingBoi: Sounds like he's...

Indeed he is.  Every day.


/but you ain't seen nothin' yet

B-B-B-Baby, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The only 2 people who could make a Gretsch not sound horrible were Chet Atkins and George Harrison, IMHO.


Rev Horton Heat
 
2021-10-08 6:54:01 PM  

GlamrLama: I any of you Farker's ever tuned into Vinyl Tap over the last 15 years on CBC radio you would have heard some of Randy's amazing musical tales. At some point I think he may have played with every musician alive.


Yep and he somehow always finds a way to play some version of his own music on the show.

Sweet, sweet royalties..
 
2021-10-08 7:03:33 PM  
That's almost as good as the  recently recovered Frampton '54 Gibson-lost in plane crash story
 
2021-10-08 7:21:24 PM  
Randy Bachman Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells A Story | Official Trailer
Youtube C9tGe8SPq38


His "Every Song Tells a Story" special is worth a watch. There's variations of these performances over the years.
 
2021-10-08 7:24:13 PM  
"...track right...STOP.  Enhance 224 to 176.  Give me a hard copy right there."
 
2021-10-08 7:56:49 PM  
I had this one in black. I'd sure like to have it back. ut being the 80's, I don't even recall who I sold it to.
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2021-10-08 8:05:07 PM  

dereksmalls: That's almost as good as the  recently recovered Frampton '54 Gibson-lost in plane crash story


If by recent, you mean a decade ago. okay.
 
2021-10-08 8:16:04 PM  

ZMugg: The only 2 people who could make a Gretsch not sound horrible were Chet Atkins and George Harrison, IMHO.


And Billy Zoom.

Give him kudos for taste. He picked one of the few 6120s with dynasonics instead of filtertrons. Dirty, stinking, horrible humbuckers.

Oh, and Brian Connelly, who I will forgive for using a gretsch with humbuckers.
 
2021-10-08 8:22:43 PM  

millia: ZMugg: The only 2 people who could make a Gretsch not sound horrible were Chet Atkins and George Harrison, IMHO.

And Billy Zoom.

Give him kudos for taste. He picked one of the few 6120s with dynasonics instead of filtertrons. Dirty, stinking, horrible humbuckers.

Oh, and Brian Connelly, who I will forgive for using a gretsch with humbuckers.


Let's not forget Brian Setzer.
 
2021-10-08 9:29:53 PM  
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2021-10-08 10:13:30 PM  
I wish that guy would track down my 1976 Les Paul Custom. Cherry sunburst.  Stolen when I lived in York PA.
 
2021-10-08 10:25:54 PM  

will.i.ain't: dereksmalls: That's almost as good as the  recently recovered Frampton '54 Gibson-lost in plane crash story

If by recent, you mean a decade ago. okay.


It news to me!

/seriously, hadn't heard the story until now
 
2021-10-08 11:02:29 PM  
Good thing he didn't fly United.
 
2021-10-08 11:31:47 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: bearded clamorer: Great story.

This.  Really amazing tweaking facial recognition software to search for wood grain patterns.  And 385 guitars in his collection?  Damn.


He's gonna release a box set. Nothing but "Taking Care of Business" played on each one.
 
2021-10-09 12:03:55 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: bearded clamorer: Great story.

This.  Really amazing tweaking facial recognition software to search for wood grain patterns.  And 385 guitars in his collection?  Damn.



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385?  How quaint.
 
2021-10-09 12:17:43 AM  

Mole Man: Dr Jack Badofsky: bearded clamorer: Great story.

This.  Really amazing tweaking facial recognition software to search for wood grain patterns.  And 385 guitars in his collection?  Damn.


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385?  How quaint.


Ok. I don't know what that means, outside that dude prolly owns a lot more.  *shrug*
 
2021-10-09 12:44:33 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Mole Man: Dr Jack Badofsky: bearded clamorer: Great story.

This.  Really amazing tweaking facial recognition software to search for wood grain patterns.  And 385 guitars in his collection?  Damn.


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385?  How quaint.

Ok. I don't know what that means, outside that dude prolly owns a lot more.  *shrug*


Rick Neilson lead guitarist of Cheap Trick.  One point had over 400 of them.  Sold a bunch off few years back.
 
2021-10-09 12:53:54 AM  
One of the best parts is they used his collection to relaunch the brand and make them as close to how they used to as possible.

That was cool!
 
2021-10-09 3:25:16 AM  

Mole Man: Rick Neilson lead guitarist of Cheap Trick.  One point had over 400 of them.  Sold a bunch off few years back.


His band ,The Grim Reapers, just completed their opening set when they were sent back to announce the headliner, Otis Redding, had been killed in a plane crash & refunds would be available.  https://www.wortfm.org/ma​dison-in-the-​sixties-the-death-of-otis-redding/
 
2021-10-09 4:07:58 AM  
Cool story
 
2021-10-09 9:20:38 AM  
Guys who buy stolen collector cars don't get to keep them or negotiate for expensive replacements...
 
2021-10-09 9:54:24 AM  

JerkStore: Guys who buy stolen collector cars don't get to keep them or negotiate for expensive replacements...


They might be able to if the other guy's sole claim on the stolen car was based on some tweaked software that analyzed old YouTube videos.
 
2021-10-09 10:08:14 AM  

GlamrLama: I any of you Farker's ever tuned into Vinyl Tap over the last 15 years on CBC radio you would have heard some of Randy's amazing musical tales. At some point I think he may have played with every musician alive.


He was interviewed on the Bob Lefsetz podcast within the last year or two. Really engaging and passionate guy, and you're right, he's got some awesome stories.

FWIW, I highly recommend Lefsetz's newsletters and podcasts. Great stuff for music junkies.
 
2021-10-09 11:31:32 AM  
CSB, TCOB guy. Hoping to find my dad's '61 Melody Maker one day.
 
2021-10-09 12:41:23 PM  

Mole Man: Dr Jack Badofsky: Mole Man: Dr Jack Badofsky: bearded clamorer: Great story.

This.  Really amazing tweaking facial recognition software to search for wood grain patterns.  And 385 guitars in his collection?  Damn.


[townsquare.media image 850x565]


385?  How quaint.

Ok. I don't know what that means, outside that dude prolly owns a lot more.  *shrug*

Rick Neilson lead guitarist of Cheap Trick.  One point had over 400 of them.  Sold a bunch off few years back.


450 guitars in general. Bachman had 385 Gretsch guitars. Which is why Gretsch went to him instead of Nielsen when they wanted to reboot the brand.

Barricaded Gunman: JerkStore: Guys who buy stolen collector cars don't get to keep them or negotiate for expensive replacements...

They might be able to if the other guy's sole claim on the stolen car was based on some tweaked software that analyzed old YouTube videos.


His claim on it is that it is indeed the guitar that was stolen from him. How it was found is sort of irrelevant.
 
2021-10-09 3:37:57 PM  

FlyingJ: Mole Man: Rick Neilson lead guitarist of Cheap Trick. One point had over 400 of them. Sold a bunch off few years back.

His band ,The Grim Reapers, just completed their opening set



Not to be confused with

Grim Reaper - See You In Hell [HD]
Youtube sJgv-qBBT3Y
 
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