So what did you have? LP Custom, 1959 or something else? I came into the guitar world from the bottom up. Living under crushing, oppressive poverty forced me to become very resourceful while being a royally cheap cock. This first rig was a total $15 investment, $15 for the ax, $0 for the reel to reel. I was a dumpster diver in my youth. Plug in crank up the record, deal with the 1/2 second delay and you were there. The strings were so high you could have used it for a crossbow but hey there was ZERO string buzz so my tone was cleaner than a virgin's...you get the point. So later that year i had an economic boom. Harvest showed up and i picked potatoes for a fuckin month. After my overlord mom made me spend 98% of my profit on shit i didn't want such as underwear i still had enough cash to move into the big time. A quick trip to the pawn shop i scored these: Total rip off for that day, $30. Once i started playing this pro grade gear i knew it wouldn't be long before i got laid. Tone was incredible. I read somewhere in Guitar player that i made Blackmore so nervous so he did an interview and totally dissed my ass first. Ruined my career he did.