G&L’s entry-level SC- 2 solidbody is Mothersbaugh’s favorite
electric, largely because of the clear, “springy” sound he
gets from its high-output Magnetic Field Design single-coils—but also because the guitar takes a licking and keeps
on ticking. “I can throw it against the wall and it still plays
great,” he says. Photo by Jon Wright
I can throw [my
G&L SC- 2] against
the wall and it still
was to do stuff we thought was funny and
made us laugh. We just thought, “If we went
to see a band, this is what we would want to
hear—this is what would make us laugh.” In
the mid ’70s, devices to radically tweeze your
sound simply weren’t available—at least to
guys in Akron, Ohio—so we really had to work
at it to come up with sounds that conveyed
our particular brand of frustration and humor.
Do you remember your first guitar?
Oddly enough, it was a Coral Sitar.
Wow—no wonder your playing went