Topic: Kay and Harmony Comeback?

Hey Everyone,

I had a "nostalgia attack" when I heard about these two guitars coming back. I played both in my youth about 50 years ago which was before I knew about the "action" adjustment and just played the Kay as it was with the 3 chords I knew. I bet I had a "grip" like Tarzan! smile

On the subject of "nostalgia", anyone miss the Mosrites? Before I knew the manufacturer's name I just called them the "Ventures' Guitars". Maybe they'll make a comeback too?

I have a Ventures concert on YouTube which shows Nokie, playing a guitar which looks similar to the Mosies at the headstock (if I'm remembering correctly) and I think they were Mr. Edwards' own brand. Anyone know for sure?

Thanks

Bill

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My first guitar was a sears silvertone electric and I do think they have comeback.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

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The Silvertones were the second items my brother and I looked at when the Sears catalog arrived, Dino. wink

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Kay guitars ... that's awesome!

The guitar I first learned on was a Kay that my Dad owned. I was around 8 years old when I started plunking on it. All I really remember about it is that it had 2 seagulls on the pickguard. When Dad started teaching me some basic chords, the songs he used were "Michael Rowed the Boat Ashore" and "Four String Winds". A few years later I discovered Jethro Tull, and our musical tastes went separate ways.

Thanks for that great memory, Strummerboy!

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My first was also a Silvertone  acoustic arch top

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Tenement Funster wrote:

A few years later I discovered Jethro Tull, and our musical tastes went separate ways.

I introduced my dad to JT with Thick as a Brick and it brought him into the era of music that I listen to. It was the flute that grabbed him and wouldn't let go.

My first guitar was a Hondo electric I inherited from my brother. He moved out of the house before I did and left it behind. I do however have an old Kay mandolin. But even with new tuners it doesn't like to stay in tune.

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I used Harmony for years. I had a Harmony rocket, that I paid 150 for, sold it to a guy in the Navy for 300, went right out and got an acoustic Harmony, had that for a long time. The latter was a perfect, take to the beach, kind of thing.

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My first guitar was a Harmony , Stella in Sunburst. My dad didn't want me to spend a lot since he didn't think I'd stay with it. The fretboard was just stained over wood, no rosewood or maple. I wore the stain off the fretboard in a lot of places before I gave it away. Here it is 50 years later and I've been thru about 30 different guitars and thousands of dollars. But I'm still playing and loving the journey.
Thanks for the memories.

    Joe

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No problems, Joe. I have a question though: Seeing that this was 50 years ago, do you know if those guitars had a truss rod?

The reason I ask is because Paul McCartney's Höfner bass didn't have one, which is why it was hard to keep in tune. The reason I ask is because the time frame seems about right (early 60's or so?), and I don't remember myself.

Thanks!

Bill

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Bill, Mine did have a steel reinforced neck. It had a little decal on the headstock that mentioned it. I don't know if it was adjustable though . If it was adjustable it would have been thru the sound hole as the headstock didn't have a removable cover. I didn't know enough at the time what that meant . I know Martin didn't have adjustable truss rods until 1974. Because of the cost of neck repairs the ones I play regularly all need to have adjustable truss rods.

  Joe

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My buddy had an old Silvertone that was shaped like a Fender Jaguar. The turtle shell pick guard had no screws in the bottom side, he used  it in his punk band, pulling the guard up and in front of the amp, man could that thing feedback from the reverse side of the guard! He also put an Ibanez clear sticker over the Silver and he had the one and only IBANEZRTONE!. IT WAS A GREAT SOUNDING GUITAR FOR PUNK!

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

12 (edited by Strummerboy Bill 2015-01-23 15:21:42)

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Your buddy sounds very imaginative, beamer! Anything on YouTube we could hear/watch? Ibanezrtone! I love it! Sounds like it probably had its very own guitar stand, too. The fact that it was shaped like a Jag, makes me miss having a Silvertone. The first band I was in, The Watchmen (yep we had the name first, way back in the mid 60's), the three strings all played identical Jags a la The Ventures.

Thanks!

Bill

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13 (edited by Strummerboy Bill 2015-01-23 15:50:44)

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I wanted to post a pic of a Silvertone, but couldn't get the image tag to work. Is it allowed?

Thanks

Bill

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Never mind, I just found mekidsmom's instructions. I'll repost after I send the pic to the photobucket.

Thanks

Bill

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15 (edited by Strummerboy Bill 2015-01-23 23:14:39)

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http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff71 … bcat-1.jpg

The Silvertone Bobcat

And the Kay......

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff71 … gittar.jpg

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16 (edited by unclejoesband 2015-01-24 01:55:48)

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I'm gonna try to post the pics for you Bill.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff71/Drummerboy49/bobcat-1.jpg


http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff71/Drummerboy49/kaygittar.jpg


Hey!! It worked. smile

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Very nice, Joe, and very kind of you as well! smile

Thanks!

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18 (edited by beamer 2015-01-24 23:39:15)

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Strummerboy,, They were named:: TONAL CHAOS  If the pics get fixed chuck is in the middle with the Ibanezertone.

wILL SOMEONE FIGURE OUT WHT IS WRONG HERE??? PICS HAVE ALWAYS POSTED LIKE THIS B4.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206172531211535&set=a.1065377033945.10241.1211582282&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206172531011530&set=a.1065377033945.10241.1211582282&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206172530771524&set=a.1065377033945.10241.1211582282&type=3&theater



I ALSO HAVE THEIR 2 GREATEST HITS ON MP3

REDNECK BABIES AND WE GOT THE MEAT,, AS YOU COULD SEE THE LYRICS IF THE PICS WOULD COME THROUGH

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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HERE IS A LINK TO THE SONGS ON DROP BOX  Recorded on a crappy music box condenser mic at at he Lake Julian show. (yea thats me loud and clear on teh chorus since I was holding the recorder)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/500 … babies.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/500 … 20beef.mp3

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1947676_10206172530771524_1915399894101596300_n.jpg?oh=d70559246dd414cc6971e85ed42bb27c&oe=5526AE4D&__gda__=1432363378_2971b41e951938049487aeceb162dd6d

Here's your pic beamer I'm hesitant to post the lyrics unless you own the copyright?

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THanks Jeff!
OH an  note of interest,  The guy on drums is a very accomplished drummer and make a living in LA at it.  this is him in 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2ErSOaJAOA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KADlmQ8t2iY

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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OH its ok jeff I just put them on FB LOLOL they are classics dont you think? LOLOLOL

what was i not putting in the UBB code or whatever?

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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It wouldn't link from the facebook news feed page - click on the pic, then grab the link from there.

Rule No. 1 - If it sounds good - it is good!

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Did you guys have a bass and he didn't make the pic?

Head Bangin'? I liked "Redneck Babies" with the Dixie intro. Although  the recording quality is not what you would have liked it to be, be glad you have it uploaded!

Your calling them "classics" made me laugh, but just think: The Beatles put some really scratchy stuff on their Anthology albums, so who knows?

Your drummer had (has) great timing, especially as he had to carry the bass part of your tunes if there was no bass player, I really couldn't tell.

"Black Dog": I didn't get it right away because I don't think I ever heard Bonzo doing that particular solo. So, I thought to myself, "Huh! So now we get to hear the drummer tune up for a change! How unique is that?" Then I read the title of the piece. smile

Thanks for sharing part of your histrionics...... I mean history with us, Beamer! big_smile

Bill

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25 (edited by beamer 2015-01-26 06:57:47)

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Oh there was a bass in there  the singer plays it.  not bad though for a 16 yr old kid with a dog pile tape recorder at t a pick-nick.  Chris, the drummer, as I said is very big in world music, and has sessioned for Sting also.  His band is a fusion jazz band ,, but let me tell you,,, when he rocks,,  he is a mad thrash metronome of a player.  My dad would hire him to plays Timpani drums for special music services at church.

OH and I wish I had been in that band LOLOL in the pic above, L to R  Chris Wabish, Chuck Hoover (who taught me how to play) and Dave Nelesnick (creator of the band)

one more of chris  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdmoUpEqIvc

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.