It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

haunted guitars?

page: 1
7
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:17 AM
link   
it's simple, lots of dead guitarists throughout the history of music. they feel a connection to their guitar, bass, i pose this question... out of all the musicians that died who displayed exceptional skill in life, do their instruments have any paranormal quality or curses? james dean has a cursed car, houses are haunted, but what about a haunted guitar? do you own a guitar whose previous owner died and you get a strange feeling of dread.




posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:26 AM
link   
no but I also play a bit and maybe we could share ideas ..my strenghts are single note speed and textural chording luv any chord w add9th 7th etc I can harness dissonance ok but my pure rhythym is a bit weak. lets start a band



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:49 AM
link   
Nope, and it's an idea I've never even considered. I guess it would make sense as alot of people have a close connection with their guitars. Neat idea, I think I'll look into this a little more.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:03 AM
link   
reply to post by EarthwormJim
 


my strengths, are organic rhythim, feel, and synchronization with clean or guteral vocals. i like using minors sevenths, and these wierd octave chords. i think location is important for a succesful band. you can't have someone in boston singing with a guitarist in seattle for example. i always felt a definate spiritual connection with playing guitar and bass. i'm not religious i'm spiritual. please don't confuse the two. a lot of guitarists who perished may have had something left unfinished, may still follow their instruments to at least hear them play after death, and the question is burning in my mind what paranormal activities are related to guitars of musicians who passed on?

cliff burton
randy rhoads
muddy waters
kurt kobain
jimi hendrix
brian jones
robert johnson

their guitars still exist, a remnant of genius and creative energy what echoes on?



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:28 AM
link   
As much as i love this idea, and think there might be something in it, a lot of professional musicians use a range of Guitars (i read yesterday that Eric Clapton is selling 70 from his personal collection).So which one would they haunt?

I'm sure though, that there are some Guitarists who do prefer a certain instrument more then others (or maybe only own one) and if someone was to do a Psychometric reading on the instrument, it'd have a lot to say about the player.

S&F



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:02 AM
link   
What an interesting theory, that would be a great idea for a story
Personally I think guitarists (especially those who play Rock and its sub genres) are more inclined to have bad things happen to them due to their lifestyles.
Most are dead for 4 reasons drink/drug overdose, suicide, plane crash, car crash. Like the OP I would be interested to know if anyone has any supernatural experiences with their guitar (all of mine are new and cheap) so I can't answer this one

S+F
edit on 12-1-2011 by burnsy1983uk because: typo



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:10 AM
link   
Well I own a bass that was John Entwistle's.. I have had it for 15 years and it has no feeling with it apart from calm... no dread, no fear, no phantom playing... and it has never jumped out my arms and smashed into any speakers or amps! lol

Theres a photo of it below..... Anyone see anything spooky?





posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:13 AM
link   

Originally posted by rockoperawriter
do their instruments have any paranormal quality or curses?


No


james dean has a cursed car


No he doesn't


houses are haunted


No they aren't



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:44 AM
link   
well i have to say I have been playing the same guitar onstage for the last 10 years and wouldn't dare play another one.
the last time i did a friend asked me to check his guitar so i took it to a gig and decided i would play it for the first couple of tunes so i put my trusty axe on a guitar stand behind me. when i finished the first tune i realised that 2 strings on my trusty had broken just sitting there...and the strings never break when i play it..gave me the creeps i have to say!!

Coincidence probably but i wouldnt mess with my guitar again!



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:57 AM
link   

Originally posted by yzzyUK
Well I own a bass that was John Entwistle's.. I have had it for 15 years and it has no feeling with it apart from calm... no dread, no fear, no phantom playing... and it has never jumped out my arms and smashed into any speakers or amps! lol

Theres a photo of it below..... Anyone see anything spooky?





Spooky no, scary... yes! I foresee and eyeball getting poked out with all those strings going haywire, funny thing is, that is how my electric guitar looks.
To answer to the OP, I suppose it would be possible if you believe in demons and such. So I guess it would depend on how many of those guys actually sold their soul to the devil and are in the afterlife wishing they had asked for more time on earth to enjoy the glamor and fame they once had.
edit on 12-1-2011 by believerofgod because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:58 PM
link   
Interesting concept. I own a strat that got busted up in a van crash and the owner was busted up as well and will never play again. I replaced the neck, put on some straploc buttons. I don't get any feelings from the ax but I remember the guy that gave it to me everytime I gig with it. I was his bass player, me and his old band miss him terribly.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:04 PM
link   
That is indeed an interesting concept. Try researching haunted guitars and see what comes up. Or even haunted instruments.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:07 PM
link   
i don't know the make or model but there is this car that james dean owned that every time it is rebuilt it kills the driver in an auto accident. john entwistles bass? kewel! jimmy page sold his soul to the devil and he is old now. i mean why sell something as immaterial, as the soul? it's like selling bottled air and if you believe the placebo effect of selling your soul to satan that isn't what makes you play better. it's the time you have, you put into it, you put your efforts, and your knowlegde into your guitar and it is an extension of you. if you don't believe in ghosts, or hauntings, then you got your bag, COOL, PARTY, BONUS and watch out for that whoopie cushion. now i really want to play that john entwistle bass. i believe that the most likely bass to be haunted would be cliff burtons rickenbacker and for the six strings would be hendrix's black gibson flying v'. if i gambled i would bet on those two.
edit on 12-1-2011 by rockoperawriter because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:10 PM
link   

Originally posted by yzzyUK
Well I own a bass that was John Entwistle's.. I have had it for 15 years and it has no feeling with it apart from calm... no dread, no fear, no phantom playing... and it has never jumped out my arms and smashed into any speakers or amps! lol

Theres a photo of it below..... Anyone see anything spooky?




yes a feather boa! (slaps knee)



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:16 PM
link   

Originally posted by rockoperawriter
i don't know the make or model but there is this car that james dean owned that every time it is rebuilt it kills the driver in an auto accident.


How do we know the car is haunted? It may just be that the buyers of this car take too many chances.

Let's apply some logic here. Let's say a guitar is haunted. What happens when you change the strings? Does it lose some of the haunted-ness? When you throw the strings out does the trash become haunted too?

How about if you replace the neck on it and put the old neck on a new body. Do you get two haunted guitars or does Guitar Ghost just haunt one part of the guitar?

What happens to the player of the guitar? Does he go on an acid trip if he plays the "right" notes? Does the guitar explode if he plays the "wrong" notes?



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:43 PM
link   
Isn't Liberace's piano haunted? I thought I heard some stories but I'm not sure. It's a interesting concept and there might be something to it.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:47 PM
link   
You may find this interesting, personally I don’t doubt for a second that an item that was dear to the deceased, could in fact still hold either a small glimpse of that persons life, example, you hold an object and get a vision of the previous owner, or that in fact the object itself is still owned in death as it was in life, to the said persons spirit.






posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:54 PM
link   
how would a haunted guitar manifest itself? my old washburn keeps going out of tune even though it has a double locking whammy bar. i either need a preist or an allen key.
: /



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:36 AM
link   
wasn't there a 1700s or 1800s violinist who sold his soul to the devil? to apply logic by theorizing about changing strings, necks, hardware, rewiring, is a good point. i think that would disperse any paranormal energy. on a personal note my dad built a body to a gretch and put a Ouija board pickguard on it for a friend. someone in Kodiak. has anybody seen it? if not oh well. back to the subject of haunted guitars, some famous musicians have died either violently or mysteriously. my proposal for an experiment would be for someone who owns a guitar whose last owner died to do an e.v.p. session in the presence of the guitar, perhaps play it a little bit and examine their own reactions, set it in a stand or case, take photos, take video footage such as previously displayed. i don't want to discredit any skeptics or believers because of the x percent chance of authenticity. there are many perspectives on para-normality, mine of which leans towards possibility. "impossible" rarely occurs in my experiences.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:47 AM
link   

Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

Originally posted by rockoperawriter
i don't know the make or model but there is this car that james dean owned that every time it is rebuilt it kills the driver in an auto accident.


How do we know the car is haunted? It may just be that the buyers of this car take too many chances.

yeah,

Let's apply some logic here. Let's say a guitar is haunted. What happens when you change the strings? Does it lose some of the haunted-ness? When you throw the strings out does the trash become haunted too?

only if the trash can is haunted but aren't they recyclable?

How about if you replace the neck on it and put the old neck on a new body. Do you get two haunted guitars or does Guitar Ghost just haunt one part of the guitar?

it passes go and collects $200

What happens to the player of the guitar? Does he go on an acid trip if he plays the "right" notes? Does the guitar explode if he plays the "wrong" notes?

only if there is pitch detonated touch sensitive explosives and if you dropped acid beforehand and started peaking by the second measure


to tell the truth, i would dump a brick if any of that that happened.




top topics



 
7
<<   2 >>

log in

join