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Title: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Stewart on May 14, 2005, 23:03:59 PM
Just had this idea from those nice Drummer fellows showing us what they've got :-)

Here's a list of my setup, but will have decent pics soon.

Rack:
Furman PL-8E
Korg DT-1 Pro Tuner
Nady 201 Receiver (Built into custom Rack unit)
Behringer Composer Pro MDX2200
TC Electronic G-Major FX Unit
Line6 POD Pro
Marshall 8008 Power Amp
Akai S2000 sampler

Cabs:
Marshall 1922 x 2
Custom 15" Cabs x 2

Pedal Board
DMC - Ground Control Pro
Expression pedal (Midi Volume)
FATAR Midi pedals

Guitars
PRS CE24, Royal Blue (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE24, Black (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE22, Sunburst (Standard Tuning) - Custom built with Bird Inlays
Fender Telecaster, Blonde (Standard Tuning)
Les Paul, Sunburst (D Tuning)
Ovation Celebrity Deluxe
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on May 14, 2005, 23:52:29 PM
Nice idea, I'll take some pics of my guitars sometime this week :)

There's already a thread somewhere with lists of peoples' guitars, though.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 15, 2005, 02:42:25 AM

I have pics of my guitars, but I'm not sure I have any pics of my amplifier and effects...

Try to take some pictures of the stuff and post here in a couple of days


Guitars:
Fender Stratocaster -92
MaBass custom Stratocaster -90
Epiphone LesPaul Heritage -03
Applause acoustic

Amp:
Fender Blues DeVille 60watts 2x12" -90

Effects:
Dean Markley Overlord tube overdrive
Cry Baby wah-wah
BOSS chorus
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Breesey on May 15, 2005, 04:53:00 AM
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Just had this idea from those nice Drummer fellows showing us what they've got :-)

Here's a list of my setup, but will have decent pics soon.

Rack:
Furman PL-8E
Korg DT-1 Pro Tuner
Nady 201 Receiver (Built into custom Rack unit)
Behringer Composer Pro MDX2200
TC Electronic G-Major FX Unit
Line6 POD Pro
Marshall 8008 Power Amp
Akai S2000 sampler

Cabs:
Marshall 1922 x 2
Custom 15" Cabs x 2

Pedal Board
DMC - Ground Control Pro
Expression pedal (Midi Volume)
FATAR Midi pedals

Guitars
PRS CE24, Royal Blue (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE24, Black (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE22, Sunburst (Standard Tuning) - Custom built with Bird Inlays
Fender Telecaster, Blonde (Standard Tuning)
Les Paul, Sunburst (D Tuning)
Ovation Celebrity Deluxe


There's a few quid's worth there I'll wager, and I thought drumming was expensive lol
Nice
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Breesey on May 15, 2005, 04:55:10 AM
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Nice idea, I'll take some pics of my guitars sometime this week :)

There's already a thread somewhere with lists of peoples' guitars, though.


You didn't get the hang of the trad stick grip and take up drumming then Slim?  lol
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Stewart on May 15, 2005, 15:35:44 PM
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There's a few quid's worth there I'll wager, and I thought drumming was expensive lol
Nice


A few years of buying stuff, I've actually bought more stuff this year than I have in the previous 6 years...
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Analog RH on May 15, 2005, 17:02:12 PM
Air guitars:

APF Resort IV (my own creation)
Air Fender Cyclone II
Air Gibson Les Paul 1957 Custom
Air Ibanez S1625FB

Air amps:

Air Orange Rockerverb 100 head RK100HTC
Air Orange 4x12
Air Marshall JCM800 Zakk Wylde

Boy, do I rock.  8) ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Oor Wullie on May 15, 2005, 18:28:40 PM
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Just had this idea from those nice Drummer fellows showing us what they've got :-)

Here's a list of my setup, but will have decent pics soon.


PRS CE22, Sunburst (Standard Tuning) - Custom built with Bird Inlays

Is this the one previously owned by a Mr A. Lifeson of Toronto?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 15, 2005, 18:38:44 PM
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Air guitars:

APF Resort IV (my own creation)
Air Fender Cyclone II
Air Gibson Les Paul 1957 Custom
Air Ibanez S1625FB

Air amps:

Air Orange Rockerverb 100 head RK100HTC
Air Orange 4x12
Air Marshall JCM800 Zakk Wylde

Boy, do I rock.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Danforth on May 16, 2005, 00:16:31 AM
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Air guitars:

APF Resort IV (my own creation)
Air Fender Cyclone II
Air Gibson Les Paul 1957 Custom
Air Ibanez S1625FB

Air amps:

Air Orange Rockerverb 100 head RK100HTC
Air Orange 4x12
Air Marshall JCM800 Zakk Wylde

Boy, do I rock.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 16, 2005, 01:11:30 AM
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Any pictures?

lmao lmao
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 16, 2005, 01:27:16 AM
I'll try and get some pictures over the next week, and perhaps someone could host them for me, but anyway, I've got:
Guitars
Fender Telecaster (USA) Aquamarine - 1999
Fender Telecaster '52 Vintage Reissue (USA) - 2003
Yamaha LL11 Handcrafted Acoustic - 2000

Amplifiers
Peavey Studio Pro 112 - 1999 (Hopefully to be replaced in the near future ::))

Effects
As I haven't played in a gigging band since I was 19, I don't currently have any effects.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Breesey on May 16, 2005, 02:30:35 AM
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Shit, I wish I could afford even half of that gear.


What was the one you were having trouble with recently Andy?   ::) lol
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 16, 2005, 02:39:12 AM
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What was the one you were having trouble with recently Andy?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Analog RH on May 16, 2005, 02:42:35 AM
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Any pictures?


Only of the Air Fender I'm afraid. Here I am playing it in my kitchen (Air Orange amplification just out of shot).

(http://www.andrewandjulia.plus.com/images/Resize%20of%20IMGP0019.JPG)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 16, 2005, 02:44:58 AM
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Only of the Air Fender I'm afraid. Here I am playing it in my kitchen (Air Orange amplification just out of shot).

(http://www.andrewandjulia.plus.com/images/Resize%20of%20IMGP0019.JPG)

Nice kitchen units.

Fu*k, I've turned into my mother-in-law. :-/
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Analog RH on May 16, 2005, 02:46:33 AM
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Nice kitchen units.



They should be. They cost me an absolute feckin' fortune. ;)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Breesey on May 16, 2005, 04:06:11 AM
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They should be. They cost me an absolute feckin' fortune. ;)


Mmm they are nice, where did they come from I'm after a new kitchen myself, did you fit 'em yourself?

::)Sorry I'll take this to the 'kitchens and bathrooms' chatroom.... once I've got my coat lol
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Breesey on May 16, 2005, 04:09:01 AM
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Only of the Air Fender I'm afraid. Here I am playing it in my kitchen (Air Orange amplification just out of shot).

(http://www.andrewandjulia.plus.com/images/Resize%20of%20IMGP0019.JPG)


Those jeans look a bit big for you :D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Captain Beardy on May 16, 2005, 04:16:29 AM
 :( You wouldn't get any of this domestic tittle-tattle in a drummers' topic, don't cha know,..  :P
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Danforth on May 16, 2005, 04:18:12 AM
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Only of the Air Fender I'm afraid. Here I am playing it in my kitchen (Air Orange amplification just out of shot).

(http://www.andrewandjulia.plus.com/images/Resize%20of%20IMGP0019.JPG)


Looks great. Shame about the shirt though!
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 16, 2005, 14:19:16 PM
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Fu*k, I've turned into my mother-in-law. :-/


Any pictures..? ::)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 16, 2005, 17:31:28 PM
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Any pictures..? ::)


lmao

They should probably go in the Basement. ::)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 16, 2005, 17:35:46 PM
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 lmao

They should probably go in the Basement. ::)


;D ;D ;D

I bet Stoofah & Bec would enjoy that... ::) ::)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 18, 2005, 18:05:47 PM

I bought myself a new guitar effect today. Found it at a local dealer here....

BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive
(http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/products/com/SD-1/images/top_M.jpg)


Pretty good price too: 450 Swedish crowns, which is approximately
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on May 18, 2005, 19:44:58 PM
Nice! I've got a couple of Boss effects. One's a phaser, can't remember what the other one is!
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on May 18, 2005, 20:07:08 PM
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I bought myself a new guitar effect today. Found it at a local dealer here....

BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive
(http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/products/com/SD-1/images/top_M.jpg)


Pretty good price too: 450 Swedish crowns, which is approximately
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 18, 2005, 20:27:03 PM
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I've got a Boss SD-1, just like that.

Had it since about 1983! :o


Nice!

I don't think they've changed much since then, if they have changed at all....

I'm gonna use it for more sustain and a bit more overdrive/gain during solos....
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: scounter on May 19, 2005, 13:56:46 PM
PRS SE Santana Model (Korean)
Fender Richie Samora Model (Mexican)
Marshall TSL100 Head
Marshall 1936 2x12 Cab
Behringer V-Amp II with 1010 footboard
Marshall Jackhammer

Just some food for thought...what with the mention of the Boss Pedal, there. I know it's most common to use these types of pedals for extra gain/sustain/boost for solos and such. What about using it in reverse, though....surely your amp sound is better than that of a pedal...so, what about using the pedals as a lesser version of the amp, and turning it off for louder parts?  ;)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 19, 2005, 14:06:33 PM
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Just some food for thought...what with the mention of the Boss Pedal, there. I know it's most common to use these types of pedals for extra gain/sustain/boost for solos and such. What about using it in reverse, though....surely your amp sound is better than that of a pedal...so, what about using the pedals as a lesser version of the amp, and turning it off for louder parts?  ;)


Interesting idea.....but I don't think it'll work in my case, as my amp's "crunch channel" doesn't have enough gain, to get that amount of overdrive/sustain.....if I turn up the amp's gain too much, the sound just "cracks"....so I need this effect for more gain, in order to get the sustain I want during solos....
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: scounter on May 20, 2005, 13:49:06 PM
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Interesting idea.....but I don't think it'll work in my case, as my amp's "crunch channel" doesn't have enough gain, to get that amount of overdrive/sustain.....if I turn up the amp's gain too much, the sound just "cracks"....so I need this effect for more gain, in order to get the sustain I want during solos....


I can see what ya mean, the Blues DeVille would have a more traditional creamy kind of overdrive. I only learned of this idea recently, and though don't use it much, it certainly put my thoughts in a spin....it just occurred to me as being so obvious afterwards...sounds fab when I switch from the pedal to the amp. Say, where you have a grungy, comping type of verse part, but going into a really open ringing kind of chorus or bridge part. And, boy do those Marshalls ring!  8)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 20, 2005, 14:21:02 PM
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And, boy do those Marshalls ring!  8)


They sure do!

I used to have a Marshall JCM 800 50watt lead, and a 4x12" 300watt speaker....

It could deliver unbelievable amounts of MID, and I guess thats where the "ringing" come from... ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Danforth on May 20, 2005, 18:20:58 PM
Here's a picture of my Gaffophone

(http://www.pixelcreation.fr/diaporama/franquin/12.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 20, 2005, 18:38:03 PM
WOW!

and what effects do you use with that...?

::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Danforth on May 20, 2005, 18:55:30 PM
Since the Gaffophone is an acoustic instrument no effects are used.

There's one small problem when it is played though. There are so many loud vibrations in the low frequency spectrum that big disasters occur in the near vicinity of the played instrument.

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on May 23, 2005, 02:16:33 AM
I'm very new to all this as I've just taken up the guitar, so nobody laugh at my gear >:(

As I didn't know if I would take to it I haven't splashed out on the guitar, but I HAVE taken to it and have been promised by the good lady wife that I can have a Strat later in the year if I'm a good boy ;D

Currently all I have though is an Encore E1BTR
and a Fender Frontman 15R amp
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 23, 2005, 13:57:12 PM
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There's one small problem when it is played though. There are so many loud vibrations in the low frequency spectrum that big disasters occur in the near vicinity of the played instrument.


That's what they say when I play my guitar too....

....disaster!  ;D ;D lmao lmao lmao
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 24, 2005, 02:32:03 AM

I've been offered a good deal on a 'Les Paul Junior' by my local dealer.....I've wanted to own a LP Junior for a long time, but never found one I could afford... :-/ I'm really tempted... :)

(http://www.tundramusic.com/images/110107_BF.jpg)

(this is not the actual guitar, but it looks just like this...)

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Avalon on May 24, 2005, 03:16:57 AM
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Since the Gaffophone is an acoustic instrument no effects are used.

There's one small problem when it is played though. There are so many loud vibrations in the low frequency spectrum that big disasters occur in the near vicinity of the played instrument.


lmao lmao
I wonder if the international guys know the builder of this remarkeble instrument: Guust Flater  ::)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Avalon on May 24, 2005, 03:24:54 AM
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Just had this idea from those nice Drummer fellows showing us what they've got :-)

Here's a list of my setup, but will have decent pics soon.

Rack:
Furman PL-8E
Korg DT-1 Pro Tuner
Nady 201 Receiver (Built into custom Rack unit)
Behringer Composer Pro MDX2200
TC Electronic G-Major FX Unit
Line6 POD Pro
Marshall 8008 Power Amp
Akai S2000 sampler

Cabs:
Marshall 1922 x 2
Custom 15" Cabs x 2

Pedal Board
DMC - Ground Control Pro
Expression pedal (Midi Volume)
FATAR Midi pedals

Guitars
PRS CE24, Royal Blue (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE24, Black (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE22, Sunburst (Standard Tuning) - Custom built with Bird Inlays
Fender Telecaster, Blonde (Standard Tuning)
Les Paul, Sunburst (D Tuning)
Ovation Celebrity Deluxe

Very impressive list Stew  ::)

Too bad you can't afford a single pick  :-[

This is my gear:  :)

(http://img204.echo.cx/img204/337/picks4wj.jpg) (http://www.imageshack.us)

Unfortunately I can't afford any guitar gear but maybe we should work together?  ;D

BTW I used to play my guitar with a donut :P
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Danforth on May 24, 2005, 12:48:14 PM
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lmao lmao
I wonder if the international guys know the builder of this remarkeble instrument: Guust Flater
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on May 24, 2005, 16:04:38 PM
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I've been offered a good deal on a 'Les Paul Junior' by my local dealer.....I've wanted to own a LP Junior for a long time, but never found one I could afford... :-/ I'm really tempted... :)

(http://www.tundramusic.com/images/110107_BF.jpg)

(this is not the actual guitar, but it looks just like this...)



It's simple.

You must buy it.

;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: ChrisH on May 24, 2005, 20:51:53 PM
Gibson SG Std (the 2001 vintage)
Roger Giffin handmade strat thing (now with Roland synth pickup)
Some other guitars that are cased away in the loft including an Aria semi-acoustic, and Antoria Les Paul copy (bought in 1981), a 6 and a 12 str acoustic (can't remember what they are) and some horrible nylon strung thing with the worst action ever.

Marshall JMP1 pre-amp
Marshall 200watt stereo valve power amp
2 x Marshall 4x12
Line 6 Pod XT
Digitech rackmount effects

Boss Chorus, Digi Delay, Autowah and summat else all lurking in a dark corner with a Morley Wah wah

Roland GR33 synth lurking under the effects

ProTools LE 6.0 running on a Mac G4 with Atmosphere, Stylus and Unity.

Miscellaneous mikes, keyboards and a bass guitar of indeterminate origin. Could do with the strings boiling.


All I need to do now is write a song  ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on May 24, 2005, 23:02:58 PM
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I'm very new to all this as I've just taken up the guitar, so nobody laugh at my gear >:(

As I didn't know if I would take to it I haven't splashed out on the guitar, but I HAVE taken to it and have been promised by the good lady wife that I can have a Strat later in the year if I'm a good boy ;D

Currently all I have though is an Encore E1BTR
and a Fender Frontman 15R amp


Can anybody suggest what guitar I should upgrade to?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 24, 2005, 23:33:24 PM
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Can anybody suggest what guitar I should upgrade to?

You suggested a Strat, sjsbrfc (what is your real name?  ::)), and you can't go far wrong there mate. The Mexican made Fenders are pretty good quality. I nearly bought a Mexican '50's Stratocaster a few years ago. If you can get a hold of a Japanese Fender from ebay/classified ads/etc they're even better. The American strats are lovely, but a bit dearer. Like anything, it depends on your budget.
Now, if you're after a real guitar the Telecaster... ::)  :D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on May 25, 2005, 01:05:59 AM
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You suggested a Strat, sjsbrfc (what is your real name?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 26, 2005, 01:21:14 AM

This is a link to m local guitar dealer, who builds his own guitars and basses. He is also a collector of old instruments and amps....great place to visit and look at old stuff....

I have bought all my guitars and my amp from him...

http://www.mabass.se

There are a bunch of pics from the shop on his website 8)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 26, 2005, 01:56:30 AM
Quite a little treasure trove Micke. Who signed the Tele in the Gallery page?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 26, 2005, 02:04:30 AM
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Quite a little treasure trove Micke. Who signed the Tele in the Gallery page?


I think it was Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi of Status Quo when they visited the shop some years ago....

There is another guitar there which has been signed by Peter Green. I actually was there when Peter Green turned up, so I got to meet him. He was performing at an annual blues-festival that is held here...He was very quiet, but he seemed to like looking at the old guitars. We had a cup of coffee with him, and he asked about the guitars....where they were from and how much my mate had payed for them...and he played a couple of them too....a very good guitarist. 8)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on June 03, 2005, 18:35:08 PM

I've been looking at a Morley wah-wah, which I really want....

(http://www.thomann.de/prodbilder/morley_vai_ii_wah_pedal_pimx_151959.jpg)

I'm hoping to make some money doing gigs, so I can buy it... :D :D


Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on June 03, 2005, 20:11:29 PM
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The Mexican made Fenders are pretty good quality. I nearly bought a Mexican '50's Stratocaster a few years ago. If you can get a hold of a Japanese Fender from ebay/classified ads/etc they're even better. The American strats are lovely, but a bit dearer. Like anything, it depends on your budget.
Now, if you're after a real guitar the Telecaster... ::)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on June 03, 2005, 20:27:17 PM
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I have a 2003 Mexican Strat which I bought from new, the quality of which you'll notice as a lot better than the Squiers. They're about
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on June 05, 2005, 20:56:51 PM
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I'm very new to all this as I've just taken up the guitar, so nobody laugh at my gear >:(

As I didn't know if I would take to it I haven't splashed out on the guitar, but I HAVE taken to it and have been promised by the good lady wife that I can have a Strat later in the year if I'm a good boy ;D

Currently all I have though is an Encore E1BTR
and a Fender Frontman 15R amp

Just bought a Les Paul copy on e-bay for
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on June 06, 2005, 03:51:30 AM
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I'd go along with that advice really. If you're playing an Encore strat at the moment, and don't want to get anything too different, try a Squier Strat. I had one of these for years, was fantastic, and they only retail at about
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on June 06, 2005, 04:19:34 AM
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Unfortunately, there are several different varieties of Squier Strat .. the early Japanese ones are superb (especially the first ones with the US pickups and the Fender logo - I have one of these, and it's nicer than my USA Strats - really) - but the Korean ones are of very basic quality, and the Chinese ones are worse.

I had a very nice Squier Strat from around 1984/85. It got nicked (I reckon) by a "mate"... >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on June 07, 2005, 15:25:22 PM
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Unfortunately, there are several different varieties of Squier Strat .. the early Japanese ones are superb (especially the first ones with the US pickups and the Fender logo - I have one of these, and it's nicer than my USA Strats - really)

That's true....my mate has one of those....don't know what year it's from, but early 80's.....and it's a very good guitar....fantastic to play, and it also sounds very good... 8)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on June 08, 2005, 00:53:44 AM
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Just bought a Les Paul copy on e-bay for
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on June 08, 2005, 01:27:14 AM
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It's just arrived ( well actually a couple of hours ago  :))
Sounds really good, to a novice like me that is.


Great! 8)

Always a lot of fun with new gear :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on June 08, 2005, 01:34:10 AM
Wife wants some new earplugs now  ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on June 08, 2005, 01:41:55 AM
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Wife wants some new earplugs now  ;D


Well....it'll be fun for her with some new gear too... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Misfit on July 04, 2005, 02:04:53 AM
My modest rig consists of

Tokia Sliver Star (1979 Law Suit strat copy - excellent!)

Peavey Deuce 2 12 valve combo (officially the loudest combo on Earth - in my mind)
Fender 2 12 valve combo
Marshall 15 watt practice amp

Korg AX1 multi effects unit (good for studio, rubbish for live)
Boss distortion
Boss Chorus
Marshall Blues Breaker

Previous guitars
Aria ProII Wild Cat
Couple of 79 Strats (back breakers)
Gretsch Tenesee Rose (NICE)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Jez_Sullivan on January 14, 2006, 15:58:43 PM
Here Goes,

This is an out of date Photo as the Yamaha SG700 has now been sold.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/jezrocks/rig05.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: stereoroid on January 14, 2006, 18:06:12 PM
I still have all this gear, though it's not set up in one place since I moved.
From left to right:
  • Hohner B2Afl (fretless) and B2V basses
  • Akai MPC1000
  • Behringer MX802A mixer
  • Korg DL8000R stereo delay (under mixer)
  • Kawai K5000S additive synthesizer
  • TL Audio FAT-1 stereo preamp/compressor
  • Alesis AirFX
  • Yamaha QY10
Not shown:
  • SE M1C condenser mike
  • Korg Ampworks and Ampworks Bass modelling processors
  • Pignose travel guitar
  • Chapman Stick
  • Compaq EVO laptop running Mackie Tracktion 2 and various virtual instruments.
It doesn't feel like I've been spending a lot, since this has all come in over a 18-year period, starting with the basses...
(http://stereoroid.com/images/blog/2004-04-stereoroid-studio-sml.jpg) (http://stereoroid.com/images/blog/2004-04-stereoroid-studio.jpg)
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Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on January 15, 2006, 23:58:37 PM
I bought this yesterday. God knows why. ::)

(http://www.sorted-uk.org/other/CSL2.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: stereoroid on January 16, 2006, 00:02:40 AM
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I bought this yesterday. God knows why. ::)
Now that's a weird-looking Fender Jazz copy. Is the bridge pickup supposed to be that far back?  
Should clean up nicely, and I hope it sounds great! :D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on January 16, 2006, 01:29:14 AM
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Now that's a weird-looking Fender Jazz copy. Is the bridge pickup supposed to be that far back?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on January 23, 2006, 14:51:21 PM
Not much , but I'm only starting out  :-[(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/sjsbrfc/100_1891.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on January 23, 2006, 15:08:36 PM
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Not much , but I'm only starting out  :-[(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/sjsbrfc/100_1891.jpg)

Nice tobacco sunburst on that LesPaul... 8-)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on January 23, 2006, 15:09:35 PM
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Nice tobacco sunburst on that LesPaul... 8-)

Not bad for
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Ashley on January 26, 2006, 23:35:34 PM
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Just had this idea from those nice Drummer fellows showing us what they've got :-)

Here's a list of my setup, but will have decent pics soon.

Rack:
Furman PL-8E
Korg DT-1 Pro Tuner
Nady 201 Receiver (Built into custom Rack unit)
Behringer Composer Pro MDX2200
TC Electronic G-Major FX Unit
Line6 POD Pro
Marshall 8008 Power Amp
Akai S2000 sampler

Cabs:
Marshall 1922 x 2
Custom 15" Cabs x 2

Pedal Board
DMC - Ground Control Pro
Expression pedal (Midi Volume)
FATAR Midi pedals

Guitars
PRS CE24, Royal Blue (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE24, Black (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE22, Sunburst (Standard Tuning) - Custom built with Bird Inlays
Fender Telecaster, Blonde (Standard Tuning)
Les Paul, Sunburst (D Tuning)
Ovation Celebrity Deluxe


 ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on January 27, 2006, 10:20:27 AM
See that scabby old bass I bought the other day?

Someone' just sold one the same on Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7383853878&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1) :o

Unlike that one, mine's 100% original, and with a new black pearl scratchplate, now looks quite ravishing:

(http://www.sorted-uk.org/other/csl/CSLupdate.jpg)

Still needs a bit of work - the bridge cleaned up OK but is still in a bit of a state - and if you look closely, you can see the alignment is way out. So I'll be relpacing that & moving it to the proper alignment, plus giving the whole thing a general polish up - I don't
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Stewart on January 27, 2006, 14:37:58 PM
Ahem...

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Here's a list of my setup, but will have decent pics soon.

Rack:
Furman PL-8E
Korg DT-1 Pro Tuner
Nady 201 Receiver (Built into custom Rack unit)
Behringer Composer Pro MDX2200
TC Electronic G-Major FX Unit
Line6 POD Pro
Marshall 8008 Power Amp
Akai S2000 sampler

Cabs:
Marshall 1922 x 2
Custom 15" Cabs x 2

Pedal Board
DMC - Ground Control Pro
Expression pedal (Midi Volume)
FATAR Midi pedals

Guitars
PRS CE24, Royal Blue (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE24, Black (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE22, Sunburst (Standard Tuning) - Custom built with Bird Inlays: ON LOAN
Fender Telecaster, Blonde (Standard Tuning)
Les Paul, Sunburst (D Tuning)
Ovation Celebrity Deluxe
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on March 27, 2006, 23:36:15 PM
I ordered a new guitar the other day. Hopefully I'll recieve it by the end of this week...


(http://www.accordo.it/images/articles/diamond_vs.gif)

Schecter Stratocaster VS model
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on March 27, 2006, 23:44:27 PM
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I ordered a new guitar the other day. Hopefully I'll recieve it by the end of this week...


(http://www.accordo.it/images/articles/diamond_vs.gif)

Schecter Stratocaster VS model
I think Mark Knopfler played a Tele-style Schecter guitar in Dire Straits... :-/
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on March 27, 2006, 23:56:56 PM
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I think Mark Knopfler played a Tele-style Schecter guitar in Dire Straits... :-/

Yes, I think you're right...

He also played that Pensa-Suhr guitar...[sp.], which was very nice....

(http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/3399/pensmain.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on March 27, 2006, 23:59:46 PM
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I think Mark Knopfler played a Tele-style Schecter guitar in Dire Straits... :-/

Here it is:

(http://www.geocities.com/nashville/3399/schtlebl.jpg)

According to the website where I found this pic, he has also played a number of Schecter strats....
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on March 28, 2006, 07:03:53 AM
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I have pics of my guitars, but I'm not sure I have any pics of my amplifier and effects...

Try to take some pictures of the stuff and post here in a couple of days


Guitars:
Fender Stratocaster -92
MaBass custom Stratocaster -90
Epiphone LesPaul Heritage -03
Applause acoustic

Amp:
Fender Blues DeVille 60watts 2x12" -90

Effects:
Dean Markley Overlord tube overdrive
Cry Baby wah-wah
BOSS chorus

Update:

New guitar:
Schecter Stratocaster VS (to be delivered later this week)

New effect:
Morley wah-wah
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Breesey on March 28, 2006, 11:23:45 AM
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Not much , but I'm only starting out
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Dixkot on March 28, 2006, 19:22:01 PM
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Nice cushions  :D

LOL

Great minds think alike.  ;)

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on March 28, 2006, 19:33:38 PM
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Nice cushions
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on April 06, 2006, 19:21:35 PM
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I ordered a new guitar the other day. Hopefully I'll recieve it by the end of this week...


(http://www.accordo.it/images/articles/diamond_vs.gif)

Schecter Stratocaster VS model

Got the guitar today :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D

It's a beautiful instrument, and it feels great....still not tried it in my amp, so I'm not sure how it sounds yet....

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: sjsbrfc on April 06, 2006, 20:17:15 PM
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Got the guitar today :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D

It's a beautiful instrument, and it feels great....still not tried it in my amp, so I'm not sure how it sounds yet....



Nice one ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on April 10, 2006, 22:44:13 PM
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Got the guitar today :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D

It's a beautiful instrument, and it feels great....still not tried it in my amp, so I'm not sure how it sounds yet....


Played the guitar on rehearsal yesterday....sounds great when you crank it up 8-) 8-)

First rehearsal with new coverband Snakeass...playing songs by Whitesnake, Rainbow & Deep Purple :D :D

Feck, it was so much fun playing those old songs... 8-) 8-)


Kill the king
Standing in the shadow
Burn
Fool for your loving

...and others
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on April 27, 2006, 09:51:32 AM
Thinking of buying a Dunlop Univibe....used by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others...

(http://www.donmack.com/Images/products/Dunlop/UV1.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: TerrBerr on April 28, 2006, 22:00:01 PM
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Thinking of buying a Dunlop Univibe....used by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others...

(http://www.donmack.com/Images/products/Dunlop/UV1.jpg)


Univibe? I've never seen one shaped like that before!  ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 02, 2006, 14:58:42 PM
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Univibe? I've never seen one shaped like that before!  ;D

 ::) ::)

Obviously you have yet to try all models of vibe then.. :P

 ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Oor Wullie on May 02, 2006, 19:19:47 PM
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Got the guitar today :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D

It's a beautiful instrument, and it feels great....still not tried it in my amp, so I'm not sure how it sounds yet....

When are we getting to see pics of the guitar and/or pics of you playing it?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on May 02, 2006, 19:24:21 PM
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When are we getting to see pics of the guitar and/or pics of you playing it?

I already posted a pic of the guitar, but not of me playing it....

I guess the guitar looks better on it's own... ::) ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: bstensland on July 01, 2006, 08:44:31 AM
My superlove
Basses
Rickenbacker 4080/6 Fireglo red
Yamaha 1000RBX Awesome purple quilt
Yamaha BB400S red
Some overly loved(abused) Fender that's so modified and beat to hell, I couldn't tell you the model.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: bstensland on July 01, 2006, 08:52:10 AM
ok, I guess I have to have a paid membership to show pictures:(
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on July 01, 2006, 14:02:42 PM
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ok, I guess I have to have a paid membership to show pictures:(

Paid membership?? No such thing! (Although Stew's grateful for all contributions! :))

Anyway - welcome to TNMS - & that's a lovely twin neck Ricky you've got - this one here:

(http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/43a9b29ez4b56660e/2a40/__sr_/efea.jpg?phAanpEBzyyBwsir)

 ;D

Try right-clicking on the pic itself on the Yahoo album page - go to properties, then copy the address into here & then stick [img] tags either side.

Can't have too many pics of twin-neck Ricks. 8-)


Jon.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on September 24, 2007, 14:32:04 PM
Bought myself a new acoustic guitar last saturday...

Sounds great and looks nice too, imho...

(http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/EWC30ASERLG.png)


I paid
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Granty Boy on October 01, 2007, 19:20:34 PM
My rig is:

Gibson LP Classic

Marhsall TSL122 Combo

Jim Dunlop Crybaby Classic
TU2 Tuner
SPF Ego Booster
Keeley Mod Blues Driver
Fulltone OCD
Boss LS2

In Loop of LS2 -
EHX Small Stone
EHX Holy Grail
Ibanez AD9
Boss Chorus Ensemble

I've also got a Fenix acoustic and a Fernandes travel guitar.

Here are some out of date photos - I'll need to get a new photo of my board with the OCD and the Blues Drive on it.

My Gear Photos (http://community.webshots.com/user/grantm112)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 03, 2007, 02:19:15 AM
For a young 19 year old uni student with zero income I'd say this is a pretty good little set-up:

Guitars:
Dean Hardtail (Korean model)
Vintage Les Paul Copy (Eb tuning)

Amp:
Marshall MG100DFX combo

Pedals:
Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
Jim Dunlop Wah
Marshall BluesBreaker II
Bespeco Volume Pedal

(and for the really nit-picky among you all)

Leads:
2 Piranha (sp?) 3 meters
4 4 inch patch leads

Straps:
Levy's

Strap Locks:
Jim Dunlop silver & gold

Picks:
Stagg 1.5mm
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Oor Wullie on October 03, 2007, 11:45:59 AM
Here's mine........

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/H3WMW/My%20bass%20guitars/Image032.jpg?t=1191408251)

and here's me using it.......

(http://www.t-n-m-s.com/gfxbin/albums/EuCon'06/IMG_0140.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on November 02, 2007, 10:37:07 AM
I bought this guitar the other day:
(http://www.davesguitar.com/product/14643.JPG)

It's a PRS Tremonti....it's had one previous owner, but looks like it's new. I got a very good price :D

Looking forward to playing it during band practice on sunday :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on November 02, 2007, 21:09:25 PM
Micke, how did you get on with your FloorPOD? I'm thinking of getting one having got some gorgeous sounds out of an old POD I've borrowed.

Lovely looking PRS btw :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on November 03, 2007, 23:58:58 PM
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Micke, how did you get on with your FloorPOD? I'm thinking of getting one having got some gorgeous sounds out of an old POD I've borrowed.

Didn't get on with it to begin with, but a few weeks ago I tried it through my Fender amp, and it sounds very good. You can easily get any sound from a 'clean Twin Reverb'-sound....to a 'Mesa Boogie'-Metal sound....And the swell/wah sounds amazing! 8-)


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Lovely looking PRS btw :)

Thanks....I can recommend it :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on November 05, 2007, 14:12:52 PM
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Didn't get on with it to begin with, but a few weeks ago I tried it through my Fender amp, and it sounds very good. You can easily get any sound from a 'clean Twin Reverb'-sound....to a 'Mesa Boogie'-Metal sound....And the swell/wah sounds amazing! 8-)


Yeah, I seem to remember you mentioning elsewhere that you didn't get off to a good start with it. That was what I was afraid you'd say...

I really fancy a bit of a change, and having got some great sounds from the POD I borrowed thought this might be a good idea. I guess it just takes a bit of getting used to; I've not had a floor processor unit for over 10 years, and prefer stomp boxes. But Line 6 are offering a hell of a lot in one unit.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on November 05, 2007, 15:29:16 PM
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Yeah, I seem to remember you mentioning elsewhere that you didn't get off to a good start with it. That was what I was afraid you'd say...

Well, to be fair I didn't spend much time with it in the beginning.....then the band broke up, so I've only recently been working with it, since I am now playing in 2 bands :)

I think you need to spend some time with processors, tweaking them, in order to get what you want. The FloorPod is excellent to use while playing. You have instant access to any sound, which is a bit hard with stomp boxes....(I need more feet) ::) ;D

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I really fancy a bit of a change, and having got some great sounds from the POD I borrowed thought this might be a good idea. I guess it just takes a bit of getting used to; I've not had a floor processor unit for over 10 years, and prefer stomp boxes. But Line 6 are offering a hell of a lot in one unit.

I know what you mean....I like stomp boxes too, and I have a few....But you can't beat the FloorPod (or other effects like it) when you're playing live, with the fast easy access to any sound

I don't think I'll ever use anywhere near the 64 channels though....I think I have 4 programmed channels at this point, and I also use the swell/wah quite a lot
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on November 05, 2007, 15:52:05 PM
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Well, to be fair I didn't spend much time with it in the beginning.....then the band broke up, so I've only recently been working with it, since I am now playing in 2 bands :)

I think you need to spend some time with processors, tweaking them, in order to get what you want. The FloorPod is excellent to use while playing. You have instant access to any sound, which is a bit hard with stomp boxes....(I need more feet) ::) ;D


I know what you mean....I like stomp boxes too, and I have a few....But you can't beat the FloorPod (or other effects like it) when you're playing live, with the fast easy access to any sound

I don't think I'll ever use anywhere near the 64 channels though....I think I have 4 programmed channels at this point, and I also use the swell/wah quite a lot

64 channels?! Blimey! :D

I like the idea of setting up lots of different combinations and programming them into floor switches (much like a rack unit/trigger box). I quite like the idea of the swell/wah pedal function too; are these FX switchable for the rocker pedal?

Presumably it could still be used in combination with other stomp boxes? I really like my MXR Micro Amp volume box, do you think that would work with the Floor POD?

Will investigate this a bit more on the Line 6 site I think; read a few review on Harmony Central :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on November 05, 2007, 17:29:07 PM
Hmmm... a few concerning things about the Floor POD, primarily its inability to mix certain FX (delay and chorus for example) on the same patch.

Check this beast out though http://uk.line6.com/podx3live/
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on November 05, 2007, 17:48:23 PM
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64 channels?! Blimey! :D

I like the idea of setting up lots of different combinations and programming them into floor switches (much like a rack unit/trigger box). I quite like the idea of the swell/wah pedal function too; are these FX switchable for the rocker pedal?

Unfortunately you can't programme the pedal to any of the other effects. It's locked to volume/wah.....which is a bit of a bummer, cause I like the idea of controlling 'delay ratio', 'gain', 'chorus depth' or any other parameter, but that's not possible... :-/

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Presumably it could still be used in combination with other stomp boxes? I really like my MXR Micro Amp volume box, do you think that would work with the Floor POD?

Will investigate this a bit more on the Line 6 site I think; read a few review on Harmony Central :)

I have tried it with my Boss SD-1, and it worked OK.....also tried it with my Morley wah, and that worked fine too, but the built-in wah is so good that I prefer using that :)

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on November 05, 2007, 17:50:57 PM
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Hmmm... a few concerning things about the Floor POD, primarily its inability to mix certain FX (delay and chorus for example) on the same patch.

Check this beast out though http://uk.line6.com/podx3live/

Are you sure about the delay/chorus thing..? :-/

I seem to recall you can't combine delay/reverb, but that's not a problem for me cause I play it through my Fender Blues DeVille amp, and I'm using the reverb in the amp, cause it sounds ace! :)

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on November 06, 2007, 08:33:52 AM
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Are you sure about the delay/chorus thing..? :-/

I seem to recall you can't combine delay/reverb, but that's not a problem for me cause I play it through my Fender Blues DeVille amp, and I'm using the reverb in the amp, cause it sounds ace! :)


You're right, it was delay/reverb. As well as phaser/chorus/flange, and whatever else is on the other knob. Check the third review down (by Dave) here:

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Effects/product/Line+6/Floor+Pod/10/1

I'd use my (switchable) amp reverb on my Marshall TSL122 too, sounds great.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Micke.K on November 06, 2007, 11:12:26 AM
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You're right, it was delay/reverb. As well as phaser/chorus/flange, and whatever else is on the other knob. Check the third review down (by Dave) here:

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Effects/product/Line+6/Floor+Pod/10/1

It's like this:

Delay/Sweep Echo/Reverb are on the same knob

Chorus/Flanger/Phaser are on another one

There are separate knobs for: 'Amp model', 'Drive', 'Bass', 'Treble' and 'Channel volume'

There is a built in tuner which works quite well, and also a "tap-function" to use with the delay/tremolo or whatever...


I think Dave's review is quite good, and I agree with most of the stuff he says.

Personally I haven't found it to be a problem that they have several effects on the same knob. I don't think I'd ever wanna use (for example) Chorus and Phaser at the same time, but if you do want that, the FloorPod will of course irritate the hell out of you....(or you'd have to use a stomp box for one of the effects)


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I'd use my (switchable) amp reverb on my Marshall TSL122 too, sounds great.

I think "real" reverbs always sound better than the digital ones :) (but maybe that's cause I'm an old fart....LOL) ;D

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on April 18, 2008, 08:58:53 AM

Found one of these yesterday:

(http://www.godlyd.no/filesystem/2006/03/peavey_classic_30_003_4240.jpg)

Peavey Classic 30....It's a very nice tube-combo, which will be perfect for gigs at small places like pubs :)

Will get it delivered on thursday

I got a reasonable price.....something like
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on April 18, 2008, 10:19:02 AM
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Found one of these yesterday:

(http://www.godlyd.no/filesystem/2006/03/peavey_classic_30_003_4240.jpg)

Peavey Classic 30....It's a very nice tube-combo, which will be perfect for gigs at small places like pubs :)

Will get it delivered on thursday

I got a reasonable price.....something like
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 15:41:48 PM
Here are some Pics of some of my Guitars. A 76 and an 89 Strat are missing as they are in the practice room.

I play on and off in 3 bands. My favourite Strat, the `89 is played straight through a 30 year old Burman Pro 502 Valve combo which is rated at 50 watts but I
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 15:45:13 PM
A PRS SE which I bought 3 years ago very cheaply. Some may already know that I
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 15:48:05 PM
A Godin LGX from 1998. An extremely versatile guitar!
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 15:51:42 PM
An `83 Strat. This is mint as I hardly play it anymore due to the fact that I prefer the one I bought in `89.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 15:55:42 PM
The Twangmeister, my `78 Tele.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 15:58:19 PM
She`s my baby! `76 Les Paul.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 16:00:42 PM
A 1972 SG Deluxe.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 16:03:16 PM
The Granddaddy of them all a 1964 Gretsch Double Anniversary.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 16:05:54 PM
My acoustic guitars. A Seagull S6 and a Takamine EF 340 SC.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: 34Poolboy on April 20, 2008, 16:10:26 PM
And finally (for the time being anyway ;-) ) a Squier Musicmaster which I bought for recording purposes. I like it due to the short scale neck which makes the change from guitar not quite so drastic.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on April 20, 2008, 20:58:58 PM
The singer in GEIST bought a Musicmaster (in red) about five years ago for exactly the same purposes :)

That Tele looks lovely too... ;)

A great collection of guitars Phil, thanks for posting the pics :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on April 21, 2008, 07:45:22 AM
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Nice one Micke. I remember getting the Classic 50 on your recommendation a couple of years ago - no complaints whatsoever. :)


Yes, I have borrowed one of those frm a mate a few times, and I really like it. But now I needed an amp that's not as loud as the Classic 50.....(I have my Fender Blues DeVille for that) :)

I really like the amount of gain you get from the Classic....gives you a very nice overdrive/distortion  8-)

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on April 24, 2008, 23:11:54 PM
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Found one of these yesterday:

(http://www.godlyd.no/filesystem/2006/03/peavey_classic_30_003_4240.jpg)

Peavey Classic 30....It's a very nice tube-combo, which will be perfect for gigs at small places like pubs :)

Will get it delivered on thursday

I got a reasonable price.....something like
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Post by: Stewart on May 01, 2008, 12:53:51 PM
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Rack:
Furman PL-8E
Korg DT-1 Pro Tuner
Nady 201 Receiver (Built into custom Rack unit)
Behringer Composer Pro MDX2200
TC Electronic G-Major FX Unit
Line6 POD Pro
Marshall 8008 Power Amp

Akai S2000 sampler

Cabs:
Marshall 1922 x 2
Custom 15" Cabs x 2


Pedal Board
DMC - Ground Control Pro
Expression pedal (Midi Volume)
FATAR Midi pedals

Guitars
PRS CE24, Royal Blue (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE24, Black (Standard Tuning) - Standard factory built with Dot Inlays
PRS CE22, Sunburst (Standard Tuning) - Custom built with Bird Inlays

Fender Telecaster, Blonde (Standard Tuning)
Les Paul, Sunburst (D Tuning)
Ovation Celebrity Deluxe

With the little dude coming along it was decided that I should down size...

Shall be purchasing the latest Line6 Pod Live unit soon.

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Post by: 34Poolboy on August 29, 2008, 15:12:00 PM
Here are a couple more of my little darlings.

A 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe.

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Post by: 34Poolboy on August 29, 2008, 15:14:47 PM
And a 1977 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty"

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Post by: Fuzzface on August 29, 2008, 20:23:17 PM
Just got my old stratocaster finished.......new neck, and new pickups.

I found an old Sigma maple neck from the 70's.....never been used. Bought it really cheap.

Then I bought a set of "DiMarzio Austin Special" pickups.

Sounds really good. Played it through my Peavey Classic 30 last night......I am very pleased with it 8-)
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Post by: 34Poolboy on August 30, 2008, 07:48:29 AM
Looks tasty Fuzz! What gauge strings do you use? They look heavier than Stevie Ray Vaughan`s or ist it just due to the sunlight hazy picture?

I have an all white 1976 Strat that I`ll photograph and put up sometime when I bring it home from the practice room but I really like the tortoise shell scratchplate on your Strat.
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Post by: Fuzzface on August 30, 2008, 10:43:05 AM
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Looks tasty Fuzz! What gauge strings do you use? They look heavier than Stevie Ray Vaughan`s or ist it just due to the sunlight hazy picture?

Must be the hazy picture. I use .010-.046 strings on my strats.


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I have an all white 1976 Strat that I`ll photograph and put up sometime when I bring it home from the practice room but I really like the tortoise shell scratchplate on your Strat.

Yeah, I like it too. Looks very nice together with the white pickups and volume/tone-knobs, I think. :)

I used to have a rosewood neck on it with the small headstock, but IMO it looks better with the maple-neck/large headstock.

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Post by: Bassassin on September 01, 2008, 11:16:01 AM
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I found an old Sigma maple neck from the 70's.....never been used. Bought it really cheap.
Nice old Japanese neck!
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Post by: Fuzzface on September 01, 2008, 11:31:23 AM
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Nice old Japanese neck!
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Post by: 34Poolboy on September 01, 2008, 16:33:50 PM
This is an Olympic White Strat from 1976. Not one of Fender`s best Vintages to be honest due to the CBS Arbiter takeover, cheaper parts and poorer build quality. Having said that it is a really nice player, a good sounding twangy Strat and as you can see an Hardtail.
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Post by: Danforth on September 01, 2008, 20:05:45 PM
Been messing a bit with my camera tonight taking long exposure pics with the help of a flashlight. Here's how my PRS CS 22 turned out. :-)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2817901037_10f132dd28.jpg)

Beautiful Les Pauls btw BP!
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Post by: 34Poolboy on September 02, 2008, 09:36:47 AM
Looks like a right little floosie lying there naked on those white sheets! She obviously wants it! ;-)

Nice looking Guitar!
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Post by: 34Poolboy on September 16, 2008, 11:40:55 AM
Amazingly I managed to get all my guitars in one place for the first time to produce this family snapshot.
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Post by: Fuzzface on September 16, 2008, 17:17:43 PM
Nice one! 8-)


(I clearly need to buy more guitars.... )::)
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Post by: CJ on September 18, 2008, 23:26:52 PM
Better late than never...  :)

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Post by: 34Poolboy on September 19, 2008, 08:18:22 AM
Gorgeous looking Tele! Like the Hamers too.

How do you get on with the Roland Guitar-synth Pickup? What do you put it through?
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Post by: CJ on September 27, 2008, 09:15:15 AM
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Gorgeous looking Tele! Like the Hamers too.

How do you get on with the Roland Guitar-synth Pickup? What do you put it through?

Cheers! :-)

I think big Al uses the same Tele somewhere on the S&A docu-disc?

The guitar synth took some getting used to, trying to play in the style of instrument you emulate. Your picking has to be ultra precise or you get lots of honks, farts and general embarrasing noises! The tracking is very good though.

For rehearsals, I run it through a Tech21 Power Engine and straight to the PA for gigs.

Cheers,

Chris
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Post by: 34Poolboy on September 29, 2008, 08:03:13 AM
Hi CJ, what I meant was wether you actually use a Roland guitar synth like a GR 20 or wether you use another make like Axon.

I`ve heard about the precise playing style one has to adopt and I also read somewhere that flatwound strings can help to reduce unwanted noises. :-[
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Post by: CJ on September 29, 2008, 08:44:16 AM
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Hi CJ, what I meant was wether you actually use a Roland guitar synth like a GR 20 or wether you use another make like Axon.

I`ve heard about the precise playing style one has to adopt and I also read somewhere that flatwound strings can help to reduce unwanted noises. :-[

Hi Phil, sorry about that!

I've got the Roland GR30. I use it mainly for strings and the odd bit of brass/organ when Ezra's keyboard player is away sailing!

Flatwound strings eh? Don't fancy that!  ;D
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Post by: Jez_Sullivan on October 16, 2008, 18:50:56 PM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/jezrocks/P1000282-3.jpg)

one of these

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/jezrocks/front.jpg)

One of These

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/jezrocks/JezsSG.jpg)

and one of these
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Post by: Fuzzface on October 17, 2008, 08:18:08 AM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/jezrocks/P1000282-3.jpg)

one of these



Nice Telecaster 8)

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Post by: Bassassin on October 17, 2008, 12:50:36 PM

Nice Telecaster 8)

Isn't it! Gagging for a pearl scratchplate, though. 8)

And also nice Ibanez - is it a Roadstar II? Guitarist in my band plays one of these.

And the Yammy SG - always loved these, probably my favourite LP-derived design. Viva JapCrap! ;D

Jon.
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Post by: andyhaines on October 19, 2008, 23:23:07 PM
I must admit, I get hard any time I see a nice Tele... ::)
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Post by: 34Poolboy on October 22, 2008, 13:42:13 PM
Really is a sexy Tele, love the Blazer (or whatever it is) and the SG 2000. I`ve wanted one of those since I was at college, one day i`ll add one to the collection.

I think what makes that Tele for me is the Binding around the Body. It`s what sets Les Paul Customs apart as well!
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Post by: Richard_2112 on October 22, 2008, 22:31:51 PM
I have never understood the appeal of the Telecaster. It looks horrible and has far too much top end on it, makes it sound awful out the amp. Fender should just produce Stratocasters!
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Post by: Fuzzface on October 22, 2008, 23:07:42 PM
I have never understood the appeal of the Telecaster. It looks horrible and has far too much top end on it, makes it sound awful out the amp. Fender should just produce Stratocasters!

Hey......what would all those country guitarists play then..?   ;D

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Post by: 34Poolboy on October 23, 2008, 05:23:19 AM
I have never understood the appeal of the Telecaster. It looks horrible and has far too much top end on it, makes it sound awful out the amp. Fender should just produce Stratocasters!

Horses for courses, I`d take my tele over my strat most days, although it`s close!

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Post by: Spud on October 23, 2008, 11:54:40 AM
The best i've got so far.  It cost him £20 (or should i say it cost me)



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Post by: andyhaines on October 23, 2008, 19:33:32 PM
Horses for courses, I`d take my tele over my strat most days, although it`s close!


I've had a couple of Strats over the years, and 3 Teles....if I had to choose one guitar, it'd be my '52 Reissue Telecaster. :)
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Post by: Dixkot on October 25, 2008, 03:11:16 AM
I don't play guitar to any great standard and will never own an expensive guitar.

If I won the lottery though I'd be buying a Telecaster, and purely for it's looks.

Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run cover just says "this is the best looking guitar ever".

(http://www.rock107.com/albums/The-Top-107-Albums-Of-All-Time/Bruce_Springsteen_Born_To_Run.jpg)


( Apologies to Mr Haines if he's soiled himself )
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Post by: andyhaines on October 25, 2008, 20:03:18 PM
I don't play guitar to any great standard and will never own an expensive guitar.

If I won the lottery though I'd be buying a Telecaster, and purely for it's looks.

Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run cover just says "this is the best looking guitar ever".

(http://www.rock107.com/albums/The-Top-107-Albums-Of-All-Time/Bruce_Springsteen_Born_To_Run.jpg)


( Apologies to Mr Haines if he's soiled himself )
;D


Here's my favourite guitar:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/andyhaines/Tele2.jpg)
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on October 26, 2008, 11:28:28 AM
Is a beauty indeed; I'd post pics of my two but they're in cases tucked away under the stairs... and I can't move after last night's gig ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on October 26, 2008, 11:36:38 AM
Is a beauty indeed; I'd post pics of my two but they're in cases tucked away under the stairs... and I can't move after last night's gig ;D
I could post a pic of my Aqua Marine Tele....they look identical, if I remember correctly. :)
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on October 26, 2008, 11:53:12 AM
I could post a pic of my Aqua Marine Tele....they look identical, if I remember correctly. :)

Yeah, I think they do mate :)

Teles rule 8)
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 28, 2008, 19:49:13 PM
Here's my collection...although I must point out that there's a bass in there too... ::) :P

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n169/gary_l_grape/Geetars.jpg)

Standing from left to right: A Steel String Landola from 1990, my Washburn MB-5 5-string bass and my latest addition, a Jackson Concept JDX-94. Lying in front of them is a Nylon String Landola from 1984
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Post by: rascal houdi on November 09, 2008, 11:17:24 AM
I have never understood the appeal of the Telecaster. It looks horrible and has far too much top end on it, makes it sound awful out the amp.

I didn't at your age either but now I'm more interested in playing Blues than Hard Rock it's a natural choice.

Here's my 1998 US Tele anyway:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/Rasc/Teleweb-1.jpg)
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on November 09, 2008, 23:54:51 PM
Gorgeous looking Tele Mark, I never even knew you played mate!
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Post by: rascal houdi on November 10, 2008, 00:24:05 AM
Gorgeous looking Tele Mark, I never even knew you played mate!

Really? I thought we'd talked guitars before but I may be mistaken.   
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Post by: Fuzzface on November 10, 2008, 10:27:55 AM

Nice Tele, Mark.....they look really good with maple necks, IMO 8)

I'd like a sunburst one with bindings, and a maple neck....something like this:

(http://www.kindamuzik.net/gfx/merlehaggard-cvr-0206.jpg)

(without the old country hillbilly though...)  ::) ::)

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Post by: 34Poolboy on November 10, 2008, 11:40:45 AM
That`s a belter!

Tobacco burst, blonde neck, gold hardware.

Can I afford another guitar?

 ;D
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Post by: andyhaines on November 11, 2008, 09:31:11 AM
That`s a belter!

Tobacco burst, blonde neck, gold hardware.

Can I afford another guitar?

 ;D
You've got so many, the wife would never notice it, mate :)
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Post by: 34Poolboy on November 11, 2008, 11:13:35 AM
She`s as good as gold anyway.

It`s my hobby, I earn money from it. I don´t own a car, don`t go out drinking much, really only when we are playing somewhere and then it`s on the house. Most of my guitars are investments and better off than money in the bank in todays climate.

Justification enough I feel. I only refrain from buying more due to not enough space in my music room (I don`t want them invading the rest of the house) and a bad conscience if I don`t actually play them.
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Post by: Fuzzface on November 15, 2008, 21:22:35 PM

I've just ordered a Greco Firebird V, from a guy who imports them from Japan.....he's got good connections there, cause his wife is japanese.


Looks like this:


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Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on November 15, 2008, 21:46:29 PM
I've just ordered a Greco Firebird V, from a guy who imports them from Japan.....he's got good connections there, cause his wife is japanese.


Looks like this:
fecking hell, Micke. She looks like a lump of wood. Couldn't he have got a Swedish wife that looked better than that?





 ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on November 16, 2008, 20:03:04 PM
fecking hell, Micke. She looks like a lump of wood. Couldn't he have got a Swedish wife that looked better than that?





 ;D


Yeah, I know......I'll post a pic of the guitar too as soon as I get it... ::) ::)


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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on November 17, 2008, 22:39:20 PM
Nice Tele, Mark.....they look really good with maple necks, IMO 8)

Totally agree; my two US Tele's have maple necks :)
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Post by: Slim on December 28, 2008, 15:32:22 PM
Some time in 1995, I decided the time was right to treat myself to the dream Les Paul I'd always wanted. I'd had a Deluxe for 12 years, but it never felt like the real deal, with its maple neck, shallow neck angle, big headstock and mini humbuckers - and it weighed the proverbial ton.

So one lunchtime in Denmark Street, I somewhat impulsively bought a nice-looking Les Paul '60 Classic. It certainly looked the part, with a nicely flamed top finished in cherry sunburst, but I came to regret buying it. The finish was pretty ropey, there were slight ridges on the fingerboard where it had been badly planed or sanded and most of all, it just felt cheap - I couldn't put my finger on it but I had the impression that it had been glued together from poor quality wood. The one thing I really liked about that guitar was the neck profile - it was just perfect for me, and fit my hand like a glove.

Anyway about a year later, I met Sid Poole, when he replaned and refretted a Strat fingerboard for me. He talked me into ordering a Les Paul replica from him, and after I'd read a review in Guitarist magazine of one he'd made for Bernie Marsden, I agreed.

I decided though that I'd ask for a few individual features, to make it unique. I'd always liked the diamond-shaped Trini Lopez inlays that Hendrix had on his Flying V, so although I wasn't sure what they'd look like on a Les Paul, I asked Sid if he could adorn my new guitar with them, taking a photo of the Hendrix V as a guide. He actually cut them himself from a sheet of mother-of-pearl (he usually used pre-manufactured crowns).

I asked him to extend the scale length a little, to match my PRS in the hope that I'd get a shade more 'twang' - and I do think I got a little bit more spark and bite without sacrificing the Les Paul character. After reading that Jimmy Page had had them fitted to his own favourite Les Paul, and since I liked the way they worked on my Yamaha SG1000, I asked him to install push-push coil tap switches. Although they're an unusual fixture on a fixed bridge guitar, I asked for locking tuners, because I loved the way they'd made changing strings easy on my Strat Plus Deluxe. Sid suggested a set of Gotohs with ebony buttons, so I went with that. I forget the particular fretwire I chose - Dunlop 6100? - but slightly slimmer and higher than you'd find on some Les Pauls. The pickups are Tom Holmes, as recommended by Sid. Sid copied the neck profile from my '60 Classic.

I asked him to finish it in what I described as 'honeyburst' - a sort of gently graduating sunburst reminiscent of those lovely, faded finish late '50s Les Paul Standards. And I got to pick the wood myself, from Sid's selection of mahogany and maple blanks. I was very lucky with the maple top - Sid had been saving it to make a top for a big jazz electro-acoustic, but when he'd halved it, he'd uncovered a nasty blemish. Fortunately, the outline of the smaller Les Paul shape missed the spot by about 5mm.

Anyway, I picked it up at the London Music Show in 1996, where it had been on display on Sid's stand, and here are a few pics. Needless to say I was absolutely delighted with it; the build quality is stunning and it made my old '60 Classic feel like a Korean copy. It has a lovely, woody resonant ring when played unplugged that was conspicuously lacking in that guitar, or indeed my old lead weight Deluxe. Not that being playing unplugged is the guitar's purpose of course, but it does give a nice indication of the quality of the natural tone you've got to play with.

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/sid/sid004.jpg)

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/sid/sid003.jpg)

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/sid/sid006.jpg)

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/sid/sid001.jpg)

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/sid/sid002.jpg)
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Post by: 34Poolboy on December 29, 2008, 06:10:37 AM
Gorgeous Guitar! Do you still have it? I seem to remember reading somewhere that you have`nt picked up a guitar for a long time. It would be such a shame for such a beautiful guitar to just lie around. They like to be played.

I`ve been extremely lucky with my Les Paul Customs considering they are both 70`s Guitars, I wouldn`t sell them for any money. My Les Paul Deluxe however is not so great, it does feel inferior but maybe I compare it to much to the customs.
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Post by: Dixkot on December 29, 2008, 17:54:24 PM
Gorgeous

Exactly the word I was going to use.  It truely is beautiful.



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Post by: NeilP on December 29, 2008, 21:02:14 PM
Exactly the word I was going to use.  It truely is beautiful.

Well I know nowt about guitars but I'd agree with that... a real piece of art imo.
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 30, 2008, 14:19:07 PM
A wonderful axe James, a really beautiful looking piece of work.

What is Sid's headstock logo out of interest?
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 30, 2008, 19:04:03 PM
I adore that "honeyburst" finish.  Beautiful.  :)
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Post by: Misfeed on December 31, 2008, 06:35:33 AM
I'm not particularly confident with this new technology, but I've made an attempt to attach some pics of my new Gordon Smith GS1.5 that I bought a couple of days ago.   :) :) :)

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Post by: 34Poolboy on December 31, 2008, 08:50:36 AM
That`s a Danforth copy surely! ;-)

From what I remember John Smith makes extremely well made and robust guitars. When I was at college a friend of mine had a Gordon Smith acoustic. As far as I know he only made a few so his may be extremely rare. I`ve always like a single coil front pickup too.

Nice Gypsy.
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Post by: Danforth on December 31, 2008, 09:07:39 AM
Beautiful Les Paul Slim. Love the diamond inlays and the top. It looks very pristene. Like it came from the luthier yesterday.

About the gordon smith. This doesn't look like a copy of my guitar by miles. No carved top, a single coil in the neck position. The bridge looks like the endpiece of a TOM and is as it looks on the top half of the body. Looks rather strange. I'm sorry to say but the guitar doesn't appeal to me much. 
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Post by: 34Poolboy on December 31, 2008, 09:55:45 AM
About the gordon smith. This doesn't look like a copy of my guitar by miles. No carved top, a single coil in the neck position.

Well I`m SOOOOO Sorry!  ;)
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Post by: Misfeed on December 31, 2008, 10:16:52 AM
I'm sorry to say but the guitar doesn't appeal to me much.

Don't be sorry, different strokes for different folks.  I on the other hand love the shape and feel of it.  I tried out a number of guitars including les pauls and ridiculously priced PRSs and non of them had the same workmanship, playability and tone of this GS.  You don't get much bang for your buck in the £400-£500 range these days, so why blow it on a piece of crap that needs a £60 set up before you can even plug it in?

Honestly, for the price I couldn't find anything that could match it.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Danforth on December 31, 2008, 15:33:21 PM
Don't be sorry, different strokes for different folks.  I on the other hand love the shape and feel of it.  I tried out a number of guitars including les pauls and ridiculously priced PRSs and non of them had the same workmanship, playability and tone of this GS.  You don't get much bang for your buck in the £400-£500 range these days, so why blow it on a piece of crap that needs a £60 set up before you can even plug it in?

Honestly, for the price I couldn't find anything that could match it.

Of course my opinion was based upon the looks. The most important thing is how it feels/plays and that's why you choose it. Glad to hear you're happy with it.
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Post by: Danforth on December 31, 2008, 15:34:32 PM
Well I`m SOOOOO Sorry!  ;)

You'd better be, lol  ;)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Jon on January 02, 2009, 10:07:06 AM
Nice looking guitar Slim.

Misfeed, I remember a guitarist in one of my 80s bands having a similar GS in a cherry finish.  It had possibly the lowest buzz-free action I've ever seen on a guitar and an absolutely huge sound.  it was a great guitar...

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Misfeed on January 02, 2009, 12:01:39 PM


Misfeed, I remember a guitarist in one of my 80s bands having a similar GS in a cherry finish.  It had possibly the lowest buzz-free action I've ever seen on a guitar and an absolutely huge sound.  it was a great guitar...

I'd concur with that.  When I bought it the action was great.  I've managed to get it down even further with no buzz or tuning poroblems.  The wrap over bridge is a revelation to me.  I'd anticipated intonation problems but really, it's about as good as you'd get with a tune-o-matic but retains much more resonance and sustain.  I concede that the guitar looks a bit like a toilet seat but hey..... :)
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Post by: Slim on January 03, 2009, 01:19:01 AM
I really like Gordon Smiths, I've played them a few times in shops. They take the Les Paul Junior approach to the budget guitar - cut the frills and the luxury appointments, not the quality. So - no maple top, sumptuous finish or elaborate hardware but good quality timber and the same sort of build quality you'd expect from a guitar costing a lot more.

Thanks for the kind comments about the Sid Paul :)

Phil - I do play it occasionally. I bought a Yamaha electro-acoustic last year which has drawn me into playing much more often, and the electrics see time out of the case more than they used to in some, er, cases.

Neilll - you can see a shot of the headstock logo on Sid's site, which is still online despite his untimely passing in 2001 at: http://www.poolecustomguitars.co.uk/gallery/classic.html

Mine has a Holly facia on the headstock inlaid with James in mother-of-pearl script ::)
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Post by: Misfeed on January 09, 2009, 20:22:57 PM
And here's a couple of the old pedal board and even older Peavey Deuce.  Heavier than dark matter and louder than the big bang!  ;D ;D

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Post by: Fuzzface on February 25, 2009, 08:24:41 AM
I've just ordered a Greco Firebird V, from a guy who imports them from Japan.....he's got good connections there, cause his wife is japanese.


Looks like this:
Fxck me!!
When the guitar arrived from Japan its neck was broken, so no Firebird for me......at least not this time  :(


Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: döm on February 25, 2009, 15:28:16 PM
Fxck me!!
When the guitar arrived from Japan its neck was broken, so no Firebird for me......at least not this time  :(

You really shouldn't use Pete Townsend to test out your guitars
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Post by: Fuzzface on February 25, 2009, 15:42:05 PM
You really shouldn't use Pete Townsend to test out your guitars
I'll remember that.... ::)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: RokGeetar on March 04, 2009, 15:37:43 PM
Just a list at the moment, I'll try to get some piccies up soon:

PRS CE24, Black Cherry
PRS CU22, Turquoise
PRS Singlecut, Whale blue
Gibson Les Paul Custom, Ebony
Gibson Les Paul 2002 Standard, Honeyburst
Gibson ES346, Wineburst
Sid Poole Custom, Violin honey
Fender Stratocaster, Tobaccoburst
Taylor GS6, Big leaf maple/Sitka
Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Brightburst
Yamaha APX4A acoustic
Line6 Variax Acoustic
Washburn B10 bass, Black
Kay's Catalog Les Paul copy :) my first ever guitar!

I have a whole load of Boss pedals in a board for gigging. For recording I have a Boss GT-Pro, a VOX ToneLab, and a Boss GX700.

Amps are a Marshall JCM800 halfstack and a Hughes & Kettner Tube50.

Plus a whole load of recording gear.

Too much money, too little talent! I guess I should learn to use some of it some time! :-[
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Lyth on March 06, 2009, 16:09:50 PM
 :)

This my trusty Jazz Bass...

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1977/89/14/546105734/n546105734_1652152_6685867.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: RokGeetar on March 07, 2009, 09:52:07 AM
Some stunning guitars in this thread. Here's a link to some of mine:

http://www.njbstudio.com/photo2236833.html
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on March 07, 2009, 10:45:19 AM
Neil! Good to see you!. Nice to see you've still got your Sid Poole.
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Post by: RokGeetar on March 07, 2009, 11:12:27 AM
Neil! Good to see you!. Nice to see you've still got your Sid Poole.
Hi Jim - would never get rid of it! Plays like a dream and reminds me of a top bloke. If I ever need to get anything done on it I wouldn't know who to trust in Sid's absence!
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on March 07, 2009, 15:07:20 PM
:)

This my trusty Jazz Bass...

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1977/89/14/546105734/n546105734_1652152_6685867.jpg)
Nice - what is it (other than a Fender J with maple/blocks)? Always liked the look of a J sans scratchplate. 8)

I think there's a proper bass porn thread somewhere - away from all these g*it*rists! ;D

Jon.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Lyth on March 07, 2009, 16:00:20 PM
Nice - what is it (other than a Fender J with maple/blocks)? Always liked the look of a J sans scratchplate. 8)

 :)

Cheers.

It's a Japanese '75 Reissue fitted with a Bad Ass II bridge.

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I think there's a proper bass porn thread somewhere - away from all these g*it*rists! ;D

Jon.

I'll put it in there as well. ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bassassin on March 08, 2009, 11:55:10 AM
It's a Japanese '75 Reissue fitted with a Bad Ass II bridge.
Is it MIJ or CIJ & is the neck quite as skinny as a Geddy? I've really got a thing for block inlays on maple. 8)

J.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on March 09, 2009, 18:42:14 PM
I bought myself a Gibson Les Paul Classic (1960 reissue) this saturday. Bought it from a guy who had it since it was new. According to the serial no it's a 2003 model. It's got a lovely Tobacco Sunburst finish   :)

(sorry about the crappy image quality) :P

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Post by: Slim on March 09, 2009, 19:12:52 PM
Nice - quite ATWASesque. Did it have a scratchplate at some point? What's the build quality like? My '60 Classic was a bit of a dog, but made about 8 years before yours.

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Lyth on March 09, 2009, 19:35:40 PM
Is it MIJ or CIJ & is the neck quite as skinny as a Geddy? I've really got a thing for block inlays on maple. 8)

J.

 :)

It's MIJ.

Having never played a Geddy Lee Signature Jazz, I couldn't really compare.

The neck is exceptionally slim though.

Lovely.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on March 09, 2009, 19:42:23 PM
Nice - quite ATWASesque. Did it have a scratchplate at some point? What's the build quality like? My '60 Classic was a bit of a dog, but made about 8 years before yours.
Yes, I think Alex has played one or more Les Paul's that looked like this. I think he played one on the  S&A-tour. I love the Tobaco Sunburst finish. To me it's the nicest Les Paul look......well, the Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" look is very nice too... 8)

Yes, it's had a scratchplate, but the guy I bought it from had it removed....I think I'll buy a new one, but without the "1960" text on it.
It's got a nice neck, IMO.....not too thick, which is good for me. Seems to be a good build. I played it during rehearsal last evening and I was very pleased with it. I guess I'll need some more time with it to get more comfortable, but at the moment I am very happy with it, and I am glad I bought it. :)
I really like the sustain. You can keep a tone for as long as you like. Also it's very "even"......All notes sound good......not like some cheaper guitars, where you have "dead spots", where you can't hear some of the notes.....
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on March 15, 2009, 22:46:43 PM
I always wanted a sunburst Les Paul Standard - they were my dream guitar. I don't think it's possible to lust after guitars the way you do when you can't afford one.

Anyway in 1982 I was still playing my awful Japanese Les Paul Custom copy. Cheap guitars these days are quite playable, but this one was made of sheets of plywood glued together and had a bolt-in neck, plastic bridge saddles, fake humbuckers and terrible tuners that wouldn't keep it in tune for five minutes.

I just had to get a decent guitar. I couldn't afford a Les Paul, so when Fender started making very well-reviewed, very affordable guitars in Japan under the 'Squier Series' brand, I decided to try one, at Cleveland Music in Middlesbrough. It was a rosewood neck, '62 reissue Strat. They had about seven of them, all identical, hanging on the wall. It was so solid and obviously made of decent timber, it oozed quality with a really nice finish, and it had a real Fender logo on the headstock. So, even though I really wanted a maple fingerboard '50s reissue, I bought one.

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/jvstrat01.jpg)

It took me a long time to get used to it. If you're only used to a Gibson style guitar, the feel of a Fender is quite alien. The bridge seems to be in the wrong place, it's much more tactile - you have to put more into it to make it work - and it's generally a bit unforgiving. But I came to love it eventually.

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/jvstrat02.jpg)

I finally got my dream Les Paul (well, a Deluxe, not a Standard) about a year later, but it never replaced my budget Strat in my affections, and about a dozen guitars later including a few US strats and a number of 'luxury' guitars, the Squier is still my best guitar.

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/jvstrat03.jpg)

The earliest Squier Series guitars (JV Squiers, as they're known) had a large Fender logo with 'Squier Series' in smaller script, and my guitar is one of these; quite sought after now. Not long after mine was made they changed to a main 'Squier' logo with 'Made by Fender' in smaller type.

Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on March 16, 2009, 08:03:19 AM
Very nice guitar, James.
They are worth quite a lot of money these days, compared to what they cost when they were new.
One of my mates has got one exactly like yours. I think it's a 1982 model aswell. But he "ruined" it in the late 80's by fitting it with a humbucker pickup, and also scalloping the neck from 5th fret down....(I bet he regrets that now) ::) :P
Nice to see that yours is in such good condition. :)
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Post by: Slim on March 16, 2009, 11:43:27 AM
I've only made two mods to mine. The first was to replace the bridge pieces with solid brass versions, which I bought in 1983 or 1984. I've never been a fan of those old bent metal strat bridge pieces although they look the part on a vintage guitar.

The grub screws wobbled a bit when they were adjusted on the originals. The brass ones are a lot smoother to adjust and I think they've improved the tone. Of course that's an eminently reversible modification, or it would be if I had all of the old bridge pieces - I lost one, somehow! It must be in some dark corner of my Mum's house, where the vacuum cleaner fears to tread.

The other modification was to replace the old vintage-style three-way pickup selector with a five-way, when it failed. I couldn't find a three-way, unfortunately.

The US-made pickup covers have yellowed nicely. It's a shame that the (presumably Japan-made) knobs and pickguard have stayed pristine white, rather than yellowing a bit in the manner of a real '60s guitar.

It's odd to think that this was intended as a replica of a 20 year old vintage guitar when I bought it, and it actually is 27 years old now. Time has wings.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on March 16, 2009, 14:09:08 PM
I bought myself a Gibson Les Paul Classic (1960 reissue) this saturday. Bought it from a guy who had it since it was new. According to the serial no it's a 2003 model. It's got a lovely Tobacco Sunburst finish   :)

(sorry about the crappy image quality) :P

Nice guitar Micke :)

I was after a 1960 reissue about a year ago but never got round to it (or finding the money!). You can't find them new any more, leastways not for a sensible price since Gibson messed around with their franchises recently.

Let me know if you want to sell it ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on March 16, 2009, 16:01:31 PM
Nice guitar Micke :)

I was after a 1960 reissue about a year ago but never got round to it (or finding the money!). You can't find them new any more, leastways not for a sensible price since Gibson messed around with their franchises recently.

Let me know if you want to sell it ;D
LOL....I'm gonna ask them to bury me with this guitar, mate ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on March 16, 2009, 16:17:45 PM
Nice guitar Micke :)

I was after a 1960 reissue about a year ago but never got round to it (or finding the money!). You can't find them new any more, leastways not for a sensible price since Gibson messed around with their franchises recently.

Let me know if you want to sell it ;D

If you do ever look for one, I would avoid the mid '90s version.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: RobertELee on April 10, 2009, 20:42:54 PM

Nice Telecaster 8)

i've got a soft spot for tele's 8)
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Post by: Fuzzface on April 10, 2009, 21:24:39 PM
i've got a soft spot for tele's 8)
They are quite nice
Think I'll have to get me one ;D
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Pricey on May 29, 2009, 16:37:17 PM
i knew that learning to play the guitar would cost me money...lol

i just tracked down this from a shop in birmingham, its the noel gallagher supernova epi, very good condition, a couple of slight dinks which ill probably get sorted, but on the whole its in excellent condition.

Also ironically its noels birthday today....and my wedding anniversary..lol

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/dwightfry/guitar.jpg)
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Post by: Slim on June 03, 2009, 20:00:44 PM
By coincidence while clearing old magazines from the loft, I've just found the November 1977 edition of Guitarist magazine, with a pic of Noel clutching a blue Supernova and a review of said guitar on p86. Man City colours, unlike yours.

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My first Gibson was a 1967 ES335 and this Supernova puts me very much in mind of it. It has all the features of the best semis - broad tonal range, dynamics, ease of playing and that elusive quality which Epiphone Rivieras and Casinos, plus the whole Gibson ES300 range exude in spades: cool.

You'll love or hate the Oasis connection, but Noel's Supernova deserves more than a cursory glance; it's a gorgeous-looking beast which plays and sounds far closer to a £1,300 Gibson than I possibly could have imagined.

RRP was "one chicken korma and two pints of lager under £700" in 1997 by the way.
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on June 03, 2009, 21:29:00 PM
By coincidence while clearing old magazines from the loft, I've just found the November 1977 edition of Guitarist magazine...

1977?

He would've been 10 years old! ;D

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My first Gibson was a 1967 ES335 and this Supernova puts me very much in mind of it. It has all the features of the best semis - broad tonal range, dynamics, ease of playing and that elusive quality which Epiphone Rivieras and Casinos, plus the whole Gibson ES300 range exude in spades: cool.

OK, who swallowed a dictionary/did his homework on the day of the interview then? In 1997 he was off his tits on coke ;)
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Post by: Pricey on June 03, 2009, 23:04:45 PM
Thanks for the shout James
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Post by: Slim on June 03, 2009, 23:54:42 PM
It was of course 1997, not 1977, that the above article was published. Thanks for pointing that out.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Pricey on July 18, 2009, 11:42:32 AM
bought one of these yesterday in an interest free credit rush of blood to the head...
(http://www.reverb-store.co.uk/images/large/Epiphone%20LP%20Ultra%20II%20FC.jpg)epi les paul ultra ii
i couldnt justify or run to a Gibson, so untill i get better and richer this will do; lovely paint job, gold hardware, looks stunning, sounds great and plays nice to my big fingers.
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Post by: Fuzzface on July 18, 2009, 21:04:45 PM
I've forgotten to post my latest buy. It's a leftie US Stratocaster, with a maple Mexico-neck. The guy I bought it from was lefthanded, so I've re-rigged it for righthanded playing.....Kind of a Hendrix-thing.....

Here's a pic of the guitar standing next to one of my other Stratocasters:

(http://www.strat-talk.com/forum/members/fuzzface_64-albums-fuzzface-s-guitars-picture2513-2-fenders-mij-fender-stratocaster-2-tone-sunburst-mia-fender-stratocaster-leftie-w-mim-maple-neck.jpg)

Sorry bout the crappy quality.....I took it with my mobile... :P

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Post by: Spirit of Rich on July 18, 2009, 21:08:34 PM
bought one of these yesterday in an interest free credit rush of blood to the head...
(http://www.reverb-store.co.uk/images/large/Epiphone%20LP%20Ultra%20II%20FC.jpg)epi les paul ultra ii
i couldnt justify or run to a Gibson, so untill i get better and richer this will do; lovely paint job, gold hardware, looks stunning, sounds great and plays nice to my big fingers.

Looks proper tidy, youth  ;D
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Post by: Spirit of Rich on July 18, 2009, 21:15:20 PM
I've forgotten to post my latest buy. It's a leftie US Stratocaster, with a maple Mexico-neck. The guy I bought it from was lefthanded, so I've re-rigged it for righthanded playing.....Kind of a Hendrix-thing.....

Here's a pic of the guitar standing next to one of my other Stratocasters:

(http://www.strat-talk.com/forum/members/fuzzface_64-albums-fuzzface-s-guitars-picture2513-2-fenders-mij-fender-stratocaster-2-tone-sunburst-mia-fender-stratocaster-leftie-w-mim-maple-neck.jpg)

Sorry bout the crappy quality.....I took it with my mobile... :P

I'm gassing for a USA Fender, Micke, I like the sunburst Strat in the pic. Like Blackie, too.  ;D Don't you find the balance of the leftie a bit weird, though?

Might pull the trigger on a Tele soon.
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Post by: Fuzzface on July 18, 2009, 21:19:01 PM
I'm gassing for a USA Fender, Micke, I like the sunburst Strat in the pic.

Might pull the trigger on a Tele soon.

Yeah, the sunburst is nice.....I love the 2-tone sunburst

That one is a 1986-87 Made In Japan Fender. It's nice to play, and sounds good.

The balance in the leftie IS a bit weird, but it works......takes a bit of getting used to though
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Post by: Pricey on July 19, 2009, 13:00:00 PM
I'm gassing for a USA Fender, Micke, I like the sunburst Strat in the pic. Like Blackie, too.  ;D Don't you find the balance of the leftie a bit weird, though?

Might pull the trigger on a Tele soon.
Ahh GAS !!

Nice guitars micke
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Post by: Slim on July 24, 2009, 10:12:38 AM
Nice guitar, Micke - although the 2-tone sunburst looks a bit odd with a rosewood fingerboard, it does look good.
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Post by: Fuzzface on July 27, 2009, 08:42:26 AM
Nice guitar, Micke - although the 2-tone sunburst looks a bit odd with a rosewood fingerboard, it does look good.
I agree....it would look better with a maple neck. Unfortunately the Japs didn't think so..

Maybe I'll replace the neck at some point, cause I prefer maple necks on strats.

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Post by: Slim on July 27, 2009, 11:24:38 AM
I agree....it would look better with a maple neck. Unfortunately the Japs didn't think so..

Fender Japan? I don't think they'd have married a two-tone sunburst body to a rosewood neck. I suspect it's a Frankenstrat!

One of my remaining Fenders is a Frankenstrat - I took the nicest neck and nicest body from two 1980 strats I had to make a very nice guitar. I joined up the two bits I didn't want and sold the resulting guitar on eBay.
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Post by: Fuzzface on August 14, 2009, 12:17:20 PM
I've forgotten to post my latest buy. It's a leftie US Stratocaster, with a maple Mexico-neck. The guy I bought it from was lefthanded, so I've re-rigged it for righthanded playing.....Kind of a Hendrix-thing.....

Here's a pic of the guitar standing next to one of my other Stratocasters:



Sorry bout the crappy quality.....I took it with my mobile... :P

Here's another pic of the leftie stratocaster, with some twat behind it... ::) ;D



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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on August 17, 2009, 18:50:36 PM
Bit late, as I got the beast at the end of May, but here are a few photos of my new Gibson Les Paul Traditional :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/Neillwith2Ls/Gibson01.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/Neillwith2Ls/Gibson02.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/Neillwith2Ls/Gibson03.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/Neillwith2Ls/Gibson04.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/Neillwith2Ls/Gibson05.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/Neillwith2Ls/Gibson06.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/Neillwith2Ls/Gibson07.jpg)
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Post by: Fuzzface on August 17, 2009, 19:47:30 PM
Very nice, Neill

A classic look 8)
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on August 17, 2009, 20:39:36 PM
Bit late, as I got the beast at the end of May, but here are a few photos of my new Gibson Les Paul Traditional :)
Beautiful guitar :)
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Post by: rascal houdi on August 26, 2009, 13:11:59 PM
I've just ordered one of these (14 fret version), should have it in about a week. :)

http://www.buskerguitars.co.uk/shop/page/11?shop_param= (http://www.buskerguitars.co.uk/shop/page/11?shop_param=)
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Post by: Spirit of Rich on August 26, 2009, 17:50:44 PM
That's very tidy, Neill. I've been gassing for a Paul myself of late.

I see it's been Plek'd? Is the difference in quality of set up noticable?

And if I may ask, is there any reason you went for a Trad over a Standard, for example?
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on August 27, 2009, 07:59:31 AM
That's very tidy, Neill. I've been gassing for a Paul myself of late.

I see it's been Plek'd? Is the difference in quality of set up noticable?

And if I may ask, is there any reason you went for a Trad over a Standard, for example?

Yes mate, is was Plek'd; there's a sticker on the bridge pickup too. Having not owned a Gibson LP before I can't really comment on the differences, but it does hold its tuning and the intonation was perfect. That may just be because it's a £1600 guitar though! I don't think the Plek'd feature would sway me one way or the other particualrly, and I think it's featured on the 2008 Standards also.

I spentt about 90 minutes in Andertons, with a 2008 Standard and a Traditional, flipping back between both guitars and running them through a Marshall DSL stack (similar to my TSL rig). There's actually little difference between them, perhaps my Trad sounded a little more contemporary than the Standard (at odds with its name!), and I didn't particularly care for the flashy new features on the Standard (locking machineheads,l ocking strap buttons clear pot-cavity cover). However, the Standard did have some lovely sounding Burstbucker pickups.

At the end of the day it came down to a personal choice really. There was something about the Trad I played that day; its neck was slim and easy to manage, the pickups very versatile and not overly hot (I liked the speedier volume & tone knobs too). It was also £200 cheaper than the Standard!

There's a great comparision article that Guitarst published last year, which I studied and digested before going in to try both guitars side by side.

http://www.andertons.co.uk/and_news_files/images/Gibson-Les-Paul-Traditional-Review.pdf

Good luck! :)
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on August 27, 2009, 08:12:51 AM
I've just ordered one of these (14 fret version), should have it in about a week. :)

http://www.buskerguitars.co.uk/shop/page/11?shop_param= (http://www.buskerguitars.co.uk/shop/page/11?shop_param=)

Looks like a nice guitar Mark, keep us posted on how it plays. Take it you've got a slide ready and waiting?? All you need now is a wooden porch, a rocking chair and sleeping dog now ;)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: rascal houdi on August 27, 2009, 08:24:15 AM
Looks like a nice guitar Mark, keep us posted on how it plays. Take it you've got a slide ready and waiting?? All you need now is a wooden porch, a rocking chair and sleeping dog now ;)

Bought myself a nice heavy porcelain slide the other week which is better than the fairly lightweight glass one I've been using for a few years, should be just the thing for this guitar I would have thought. May consider getting a thick brass one as well at some stage.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on August 27, 2009, 08:41:21 AM
Bought myself a nice heavy porcelain slide the other week which is better than the fairly lightweight glass one I've been using for a few years, should be just the thing for this guitar I would have thought. May consider getting a thick brass one as well at some stage.

This is a cheaper version:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2101/2370177094_e7c6268283_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on August 27, 2009, 12:21:10 PM
May consider getting a thick brass one as well at some stage.

Is exactly what I use :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Spirit of Rich on August 27, 2009, 12:42:14 PM
Yes mate, is was Plek'd; there's a sticker on the bridge pickup too. Having not owned a Gibson LP before I can't really comment on the differences, but it does hold its tuning and the intonation was perfect. That may just be because it's a £1600 guitar though! I don't think the Plek'd feature would sway me one way or the other particualrly, and I think it's featured on the 2008 Standards also.

I spentt about 90 minutes in Andertons, with a 2008 Standard and a Traditional, flipping back between both guitars and running them through a Marshall DSL stack (similar to my TSL rig). There's actually little difference between them, perhaps my Trad sounded a little more contemporary than the Standard (at odds with its name!), and I didn't particularly care for the flashy new features on the Standard (locking machineheads,l ocking strap buttons clear pot-cavity cover). However, the Standard did have some lovely sounding Burstbucker pickups.

At the end of the day it came down to a personal choice really. There was something about the Trad I played that day; its neck was slim and easy to manage, the pickups very versatile and not overly hot (I liked the speedier volume & tone knobs too). It was also £200 cheaper than the Standard!

There's a great comparision article that Guitarst published last year, which I studied and digested before going in to try both guitars side by side.

http://www.andertons.co.uk/and_news_files/images/Gibson-Les-Paul-Traditional-Review.pdf

Good luck! :)

Cheers Mate, one last thing, what's it like weight-wise? I understand the Trads aren't chambered like the Standards? Doesn't this make 'em weigh a ton?

Cheers.
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on August 28, 2009, 17:21:16 PM
Cheers Mate, one last thing, what's it like weight-wise? I understand the Trads aren't chambered like the Standards? Doesn't this make 'em weigh a ton?

Cheers.

That's right mate, the Trad has weight-relieving holes drilled, rather than the chambered body of the Standards. I remember holding both up by the neck in the shop, and the Trad felt slightly heavier than the Standard I guess, but there was little in it in my opinion. Certainly the Trad is no cumbersome beast when slung around the neck, and a lot lighter than older Gibsons I've played.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Bez on September 08, 2009, 08:31:48 AM
I've just ordered one of these (14 fret version), should have it in about a week. :)

http://www.buskerguitars.co.uk/shop/page/11?shop_param= (http://www.buskerguitars.co.uk/shop/page/11?shop_param=)

Well done mate, good to know that "the wrath of Di" is less than your desire for one of these ! Looks lovely
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: rascal houdi on September 08, 2009, 13:06:15 PM
Really pleased with it. Having never played a resonator type guitar before before for some reason I was expecting it to be quite hard work but it's surprisingly playable.  The action is set high enough so the slide doesn't rattle against the frets but not too high so fretting is fine. It's got that real old front porch blues sound, just what I was looking for & at less than a third of the price of a National I think it's excellent value. :)
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on September 08, 2009, 15:53:46 PM
Nice one Mark :)

When's your album out then? Want to hear it now!
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Post by: rascal houdi on September 08, 2009, 22:03:47 PM
Very unlikely, mate!

Nice LP by the way. 8)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on October 27, 2009, 07:49:48 AM
I ordered this little baby yesterday:
 
*************************************
Black Star HT-DUAL
The HT-DUAL offers the ultimate in high voltage valve distortion flexibility.
Channel 1 has either Clean or Crunch modes so it can be used clean, as a boost or overdrive.
Channel 2 gives distortion tones from super crunch right up to screaming lead.
The unique switching operation will transform a single channel vintage amp into a three channel tone machine.
The ISF control takes you from ‘British Valve’ to ‘Modern American’ and anywhere in between and the
no compromise speaker emulated output lets you get it all down to tape or disk.
 
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Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on October 27, 2009, 19:17:03 PM
What's state of the art for relatively inexpensive headphone amp / effects, these days? I had a Zoom unit a long time ago (must be 15 years now!) that sounded great, but it didn't do amp or speaker modelling. Tried a Pod through an amp once, and that was nice, but that was about 8 years ago. Any ideas / opinions?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on October 28, 2009, 08:30:31 AM
What's state of the art for relatively inexpensive headphone amp / effects, these days? I had a Zoom unit a long time ago (must be 15 years now!) that sounded great, but it didn't do amp or speaker modelling. Tried a Pod through an amp once, and that was nice, but that was about 8 years ago. Any ideas / opinions?

I use a FloorPod for practicing though headphones. It's got a bunch of amps and also a speaker simulator, aswell as chorus/phaser/flanger, reverb/delay and a wah/volume pedal.
 
 
Read about it here:
http://line6.com/floorpod/ (http://line6.com/floorpod/)
 
(http://www.www.musicstoreinc.com/products/images/990600805_01.jpg)
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on October 28, 2009, 08:37:33 AM
I've had a PocketPOD now for about 2 years James, and it's great. All the amp models and effects from the POD, in a handy portable size. Also takes a CD/MP3 input so you can play along to your favourite tunes. It can also be used as an interface for recording, although I've yet to try this funtion. All for about £50/60 I think, great value for money :)

(http://www.harmony-central.com/articles/reviews/line6_pocket_pod/Main_PocketPOD.jpg)

http://line6.com/pocketpod/
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Post by: Pudders on December 27, 2009, 20:17:09 PM
After a few years of hiding the place from Luke I took him down to Andertons in Guildford today to spend some of his Christmas money - which he was very good at!

Came away with a Cry Baby Wah Wah and a Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive, a couple of sets of strings for the PRS and the Squier Strat. He's happy we're deaf!

So that gives him:

PRS Tremonti SE
Fender Squier Strat
Epiphone Custom SG (on long term loan from his brother!)

Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 30W Twin channel Combo

Cry Baby Wah Wah
Boss SD-1
Marshall Jackhammer (used as a distortion now he has the SD-1)
Marshall Echohead

The Echohead is great when it works but it has an intermittent fault so that will soon have to go as well

And when he goes to bed/school/football of course it's all MINE!!
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Dixkot on December 28, 2009, 03:06:09 AM

And when he goes to bed/school/football of course it's all MINE!!


'My daughter' got a lovely Epiphone SG for Christmas.  ::)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Danforth on December 31, 2009, 13:26:28 PM
A week before christmass I bought this Italia Mondial Classic second hand from a guy in the south of the Netherlands. Very interesting not your everyday electric guitar. It's designed by Trevor Wilkinson and the shape is based on a 60ties Supro. 22 frets, maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Body is made from a Agathis and the top is made from what Italia call 'acoustiglass'. They mean plastic. Yes that's right plastic. It's a semi hollowbody, has 2 humbuckers and a piezo under the bridge. 2 outputs. 1 for the humbuckers and 1 for the piezo. When I bought it from the guy it had a terrible setup. Shimmed the neck a little, because the bridge was at its lowest point and gave it a good setup. It plays beautifully now. The sound from the humbuckers is not as growling as my prs, but right what you expect from a guitar like this. The piezo is really nice too. Not really the sound of a real acoustic, but a acoustically sound of it's own. Also very nice to mix the 2 channels. the HB with effects on 1/3 of the volume and the piezo without effects fully open on the volume for instance. Really happy with it. Here's a piccie.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2746/4230439209_47596c0ae7.jpg)

The buttons on the top are for the bass and treble of the piezo, the other ones are volume and tone of the HB's and volume of the piezo. and the switch for switching the HB's to neck/both/bridge positions ofcourse.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on February 05, 2010, 20:38:31 PM
I've traded my acoustic in.....got me one of these instead:

(http://www.dawsons.co.uk/acatalog/00063957.jpg)

It's a Fender T-bucket.....very nice to play, and sounds very good....rich sound!!!

I payed something like £210 for it
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Pricey on June 18, 2010, 15:09:29 PM
just traded in my Tanglewood Electro Acoustic and bought this (http://www.fretsguitarcentre.co.uk/contents/media/imgp5960.jpg)

love it
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Post by: captainkurtz on June 20, 2010, 23:30:21 PM
God, these guitars are gorgeous.  I wish i could play.
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Post by: Captain Beardy on June 20, 2010, 23:49:16 PM
God, these guitars are gorgeous.  I wish i could play.

Buy one, Kurtzy,.. I'm a drummer, and I've got 20 of the fookers !...

( Well, it's better than buying a DFS sofa, FFS !  :o ).
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Post by: Richard_2112 on August 12, 2010, 00:51:33 AM
I've finally taken the plunge and delved into the world of rack mounted midi controlled effects processing.

Got myself a TC Electronics G-Major II with a Behringer FCB1010. Trying to get my head around it so any hints and tips would be hugely appreciated.
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Post by: Fuzzface on August 30, 2010, 22:28:42 PM
fecking hell!!

I found this beautiful 1977 Fender Stratocaster.....internet ad.....I WANT IT!!!......but it's a little too expensive :(

I'll watch it the next few days, and see (pray) if the guy lowers the price.

(http://213.132.112.100/images/51/5120098827.jpg)
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Post by: Slim on August 30, 2010, 23:14:33 PM
That's very similar to a 1980 Strat that I sold on eBay a couple of years ago, apart from the amount of use it's had! Mine was near-mint, although I'd had the body refinished.

Actually it was the lesser half of a FrankenStrat pair. I had two 1980 Strats, one with a lovely natural finish ash body and the other with a gorgeous rosewood fingerboard neck that I'd had replaned and refretted by Sid Poole. So I swapped the necks. Here are the two patients following the transplant:

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/stratone.jpg)

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/strattwo.jpg)

I still have the 'better half', of course :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on August 31, 2010, 22:55:10 PM
That's very similar to a 1980 Strat that I sold on eBay a couple of years ago, apart from the amount of use it's had!

I kinda like the "wear and tear" look, as long as it doesn't mock up the playability and sound of course :)

And that yellowed white is absolutely gorgeous, IMHO
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on September 01, 2010, 00:24:37 AM
If the scratchplate is original on that one, it's probably one of the last of the white scratchplates from that era - Fender switched to black in '77. The white scratchplate / black pickup covers & knobs combination was a limited edition for 1980 (the 'International Colour' series).

But they switched back to the white scratchplate for the (much improved) 'Dan Smith' Strat in '81.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Fuzzface on September 01, 2010, 09:47:16 AM
If the scratchplate is original on that one, it's probably one of the last of the white scratchplates from that era - Fender switched to black in '77. The white scratchplate / black pickup covers & knobs combination was a limited edition for 1980 (the 'International Colour' series).

But they switched back to the white scratchplate for the (much improved) 'Dan Smith' Strat in '81.

According to the guy who's selling it, it's not the original scratchplate, knobs and pickup covers. Nor are the pickups or in fact any of the electronics....

That made me lose interest. It's also been refretted with Jumbo Frets, and I don't much care for those....

I'll just keep looking....I'd really like to own a 70's strat.....preferably Olympic white with a maple neck. But I'd like it to have original parts as much as possible.


Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Presto-digitation on January 17, 2011, 21:16:10 PM
That's very similar to a 1980 Strat that I sold on eBay a couple of years ago, apart from the amount of use it's had! Mine was near-mint, although I'd had the body refinished.

Actually it was the lesser half of a FrankenStrat pair. I had two 1980 Strats, one with a lovely natural finish ash body and the other with a gorgeous rosewood fingerboard neck that I'd had replaned and refretted by Sid Poole. So I swapped the necks. Here are the two patients following the transplant:

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/stratone.jpg)

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/strattwo.jpg)

I still have the 'better half', of course :)


Very nice Slim.
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Post by: Slim on January 17, 2011, 21:45:11 PM
Thanks Presto.
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Post by: Presto-digitation on January 19, 2011, 15:17:43 PM
Thanks Presto.

I'm not normally a rosewood guy on a Strat neck, but your second guitar is gorgeous.  They both are really.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on January 19, 2011, 22:46:12 PM
Those late '70s / very early '80s Strats can be very iffy; amazing how the quality control had dropped considering the fantastic guitars they made in the late '50s and '60s. The neck fit on the ash body was very tight, with either neck - but there was a big gap down the bass side of the neck pocket on the white body. About 4mm. Awful, really. They were both very heavy, as well.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Presto-digitation on January 20, 2011, 20:43:00 PM
Those late '70s / very early '80s Strats can be very iffy; amazing how the quality control had dropped considering the fantastic guitars they made in the late '50s and '60s.

The Ford Mustang of the guitar world.   ;)  It seems the quality of quite a few things dropped during that time.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Richard_2112 on April 26, 2011, 15:26:45 PM
Finally did it yesterday. I sold the Hardtail and got myself a brand new Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro FX

Only cost me an extra £50 to get a model with a Floyd Rose.

(http://www.guitarwink.com/wp-content/uploads/lespaulprofx.jpg)
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 26, 2011, 16:47:28 PM
Finally did it yesterday. I sold the Hardtail and got myself a brand new Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro FX

Only cost me an extra £50 to get a model with a Floyd Rose.

Very nice, Richard. :)   I envy you - I'm banned from using guitars with a whammy bar in my band...  ::)  ;)

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Post by: Jez_Sullivan on July 03, 2011, 21:04:00 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/5848832058_9c05fc40ed_z.jpg)

Gibson Les Paul Std
Gibson SG Std
Fender Kotzen RK Telecaster
Ibanez RS RG 440 Roadstar
Charvel So Cal

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5606339830_1b88981b40_z.jpg)

Marshall tsl 122 combo
Boss TU-2
Cry Baby Wah
Rat pedal has now been swapped out with a Keeley Modded Boss SD-1

Am probably gonna swap back to a head as the 122 weighs 30KGs Ouch
2 delays on the loop Line 6 DL4 and EH #1 Echo
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Post by: Neillwith2Ls on July 13, 2011, 23:33:28 PM
Nice gear mate :)

I've got a TSL-122 which I use with a 2x12 ext. cab too. You're right the amp weighs a lot, it's gradually getting harder and harder to lug about and in & out of the car every weekend!
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Post by: Fuzzface on March 22, 2012, 14:39:10 PM
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/541868_10150598026521856_717181855_9599151_824873791_n.jpg)

My collection of electric guitars.....(sorry about the poor image quality)  :P

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Post by: Matt2112 on March 22, 2012, 19:47:21 PM
My collection of electric guitars.....(sorry about the poor image quality)  :P

Nice to see you take them all to bed with you!  ;)  ;D
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Post by: Fuzzface on March 26, 2012, 21:39:12 PM
Nice to see you take them all to bed with you!  ;)  ;D

LOL!

Yeah, they need TLC you know
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: MickW on June 19, 2012, 21:23:17 PM
Well I figured it was time to post some pictures of my gear...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5191/7387785636_74b67802f6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13000390@N08/7387785636/)
The top one is a Fender Squier that I bought for my son's birthday a few years ago and the one on the bottom was a USA Strat which I bought way back in '89 (it was made sometime between '87/88 at the Corona factory).

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7387791048_fde24d2ab1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13000390@N08/7387791048/)
I customised it to look like the late Jeff Healey's Strat with Evans pickups with the exception of a humbucker in the bridge position.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/7387806560_5f110a2585.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13000390@N08/7387806560/)
Here's another picture alongside the September 1990 edition of Guitar World

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7387828068_93b4ba16b6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13000390@N08/7387828068/)
My amp a Vox Valvestate AD30VT

Pedals/effects

Ibanez Tube Screamer
Boss CE-3 Chorus
Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
Home built Wah pedal (copied the Jim Dunlop circuit)
Home built Treble booster ala Brian May
Tom Scholz Rockman Soloist
Alesis Microverb
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on September 13, 2012, 19:58:37 PM
Put my Yamaha SG1000 on eBay in case anyone's interested:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271056030005

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/yamaha_sg09.jpg)

(http://groover.kicks-ass.net/images/yamaha_sg06.jpg)

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Post by: Richard_2112 on November 07, 2012, 19:23:13 PM
Just baught this rather sexy looking guitar

(http://www.gak.co.uk/rs/pictures/tn1_74907.jpg)
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 07, 2012, 22:35:57 PM
Just baught this rather sexy looking guitar

Lovely.  :)

I'm still pondering over that Torero I tried out last Saturday.  :-\

(http://www.gear-vault.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/PRS-TORERO-SE-guitar.jpg)
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 12, 2013, 12:09:54 PM
Out this month at under 500 quid.  Off to order one.  Like, now...   *drool* :o  :o  :o

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RUYNXsienaY/UQL1PdufpEI/AAAAAAAAAlo/yCgTqzL1dUo/s1600/evh_stripes.jpg)
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Post by: andyhaines on April 14, 2013, 18:39:38 PM
Out this month at under 500 quid.  Off to order one.  Like, now...   *drool* :o  :o  :o

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RUYNXsienaY/UQL1PdufpEI/AAAAAAAAAlo/yCgTqzL1dUo/s1600/evh_stripes.jpg)
Sorry mate, but they look horrible to me.  :P
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on April 15, 2013, 11:58:16 AM
Sorry mate, but they look horrible to me.  :P

They'll look good on me, mate.  ;)  ;D
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Post by: Slim on April 15, 2013, 22:51:49 PM
At least they haven't got pointy headstocks.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: snodes on May 20, 2013, 22:14:46 PM
My Ibanez LP Professional copy - cool looking but complicated and heavy!
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on January 28, 2014, 15:14:34 PM
Well, I've had one of these for a bit now - and it's ruddy marvellous:
(http://www.themusiczoo.com/images/7-22-13/17091_EVH_Stripe_Series_White_Black_EVH00756full.jpg)

Don't think I've ever actually listed my gear, so here goes (as things stand):
EVH Striped Series (b/w)
PRS Tremonti SE with Iron Gear Steamhammer pick-ups
Jackson Performer
Fender acoustic
Lindo electro-acoustic (firewood)
Yamaha APX1000 electro-acoustic (eventually)
Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 amp + 4x12 cab
Vox Satchurator
Line 6 Uber Metal
Marshall Edward The Compressor
Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Dr Tone Tuner
Dunlop Gator 1.14mm picks
Shure SM58 mic
Yamaha DJX synth  ;)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 08, 2014, 00:11:59 AM
Thinking this is my next purchase. A younger brother to my purple PRS SE Custom. Become rather fond of these guitars, and the Floyd Rose is a great little tool.

(http://guitarvillage.uk.com/admin/pages/upload/PRS/SE-Floyd-CU24_emeraldgrn.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on July 08, 2014, 09:32:43 AM
Thinking this is my next purchase. A younger brother to my purple PRS SE Custom. Become rather fond of these guitars, and the Floyd Rose is a great little tool.

Yes, like those a lot.  They strike me as a more refined version of the PRS Torero. :)
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Post by: Richard_2112 on July 17, 2014, 19:52:41 PM
Yes, like those a lot.  They strike me as a more refined version of the PRS Torero. :)
Decided against buying it in the end. A mate from work has one and lent me it and I'm just not feeling it, the Floyd Rose isn't weighted brilliantly and the neck doesn't feel as good as either of my other guitars, so I've decided to stick some passive EMGs in my Les Paul.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on July 17, 2014, 21:00:31 PM
Decided against buying it in the end. A mate from work has one and lent me it and I'm just not feeling it, the Floyd Rose isn't weighted brilliantly and the neck doesn't feel as good as either of my other guitars, so I've decided to stick some passive EMGs in my Les Paul.

Fair play.  Got to confess when I tried a Torero I was underwhelmed, especially as they're about £600 a pop second hand.  I keep looking at those ESP LTD EC-1000s...very much like the look of those and they're supposed to play like a dream, too.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on September 16, 2014, 15:48:12 PM
Had a serious re-jig/clear-out, much for the better:

EVH Striped Series (b/w)
Jackson Performer
Tanglewood Discovery electro-acoustic
Fender acoustic
Marshall JCM2000 TSL60 amp
Peavey 5150 4x12 cab
Blackstar LT Distortion
Blackstar LT Boost
Electro-Harmonix Nano Clone Chorus

Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Korg Pitch Black Tuner
Dunlop Gator 1.14mm picks
Shure SM58 mic
Yamaha DJX synth  ;)

Out (offers invited):
Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 amp
Hughes & Kettner Matrix amp
Hughes & Kettner SC412 4x12 cab (w/ entry-level Celestion Rockdrivers)
Vox Satchurator distortion
Line 6 Uber Metal
Marshall Edward The Compressor
Dr Tone Tuner
Lindo electro-acoustic (firewood)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on May 29, 2015, 15:45:57 PM
Been a while since I posted in here, so following Matt's example here's a run-down of my gear (and recent evictions!):

- 2009 Gibson Les Paul Traditional (ebony)
- 1999 Fender US Standard Telecaster (aquamarine), with Seymour Duncan Little 59 in the bridge
- 2006 Fender US Standard Ash Telecaster (blonde)
- 1999 DeArmond M-75
- 2015 Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe (white)
- Late 90's Takamine EG510SC Acoustic

- Blackstar HT-100 head (with an MXR-108 10-band EQ and Boss NS-2 noise suppressor in the series FX loop)
- Blackstar HTV-412 4x12 cab (big gigs)
- Marshall TSLC212 2x12 cab (little gigs)
- Fender Mustang I V2 (practice amp)

Diago Showman Pedal board (with Diago power supply), holding the following FX:

Guitar ==>

- TC Electronic Polytune Mini (noir edition)
- Dunlop Crybaby Wah
- Ibanez TS-9 Tubescreamer
- Boss CH-1 Chorus
- MXR Phase 90
- MXR Micro Amp
- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
- Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

==> Amp

Recently jettisoned:

- 2011 Fender Jaguar HH Blacktop
- Marshall TSL122 2x12 100W combo
- Boss CS-3 Compressor/Sustainer
- Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator
- Fender PT-10 Tuner
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 29, 2015, 16:13:07 PM
Just purchased this to replace my Les Paul with the Floyd Rose

(http://content.sparkstone.co.uk/3/1/images/catalog/i/xl_32423-POP_LPSTDPLUSproBB.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on May 30, 2015, 11:26:55 AM
My ageing Jackson Performer suffered a severe bridge injury after performing a few crazy whammy stunts  ::)  ;D so as I need something with a neck pick-up I've added an Ibanez RG421 to the roster.  This must be one of the very best budget electric guitars out there, at around £260 brand new they are astonishing value for money.  They play like a dream, sound good and in "black flat" look the absolute business too.  This picture does them no justice, but I can't find a better one:

(http://rs.gak.co.uk/tn2/tn2_47108533.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on March 31, 2016, 11:17:38 AM
Getting itchy fingers again and considering trading in my Fender EVH Striped for an EVH Wolfgang Stealth...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GGKnQeaBL._SY355_.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on March 31, 2016, 23:11:32 PM
Mentioned this in another thread, but I bought myself a Tokai Les Paul.

Cosmetically quite similar to a Gibson '1960 Classic' I bought in 1994, but a better guitar.

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/tokai_als.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on March 31, 2016, 23:17:04 PM
That's a thing of loveliness, James. :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on March 31, 2016, 23:27:09 PM
Getting itchy fingers again and considering trading in my Fender EVH Striped for an EVH Wolfgang Stealth...

Rehearsed with the EVH Striped tonight and it performed wonderfully, no matter what I threw at it.  Arse...can't let it go now but I still want that Stealth.  I'll just have to play some more gigs. :)

EDIT: Just gone and bought one; paid a deposit and got 0% finance over 12 months.  Marvellous. :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on April 02, 2016, 19:49:27 PM
That's a thing of loveliness, James. :)

Thanks Matt!

One bummer is that the nut was cut way too high, the altitude of the strings over the first fret is quite surprising. I took it to my local luthier to fix, and he showed me that one or two of the frets were a bit high. Not uncommon apparently with Far Eastern instruments .. anyway he's going to glue them in for me to prevent lifting (using a process that doesn't involve removing them) then do a fret dress. He's promised me that only the two or three high frets will be noticeably lower when he's done.

Anyway the guitar will end up costing me more like £440 than the original £350, but I'll have a guitar that's been finished off by a pro luthier - something you don't even get from so-called Custom Shop guitars these days.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on May 07, 2016, 20:07:44 PM
I like a Japanese Stratocaster, and when I saw this one (left) on eBay last week, I couldn't quite stop myself. It's had a few knocks and dings, and a recent refret but that's a plus for me, as it's been well done and I like the medium jumbo frets.


(http://truth.justdied.com/images/cl01.jpg)

This is a 2006 "Crafted In Japan" model. Pictured here with my 1982 JV Strat. Outwardly quite similar, except that
It has lots of archetypal Strat character and a very nice natural acoustic ring played unplugged. I like the fact that it's ever-so-slightly beat up and played in. Doesn't sound as nice as the JV but I wouldn't expect that.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: andyhaines on May 09, 2016, 20:28:41 PM
I like a Japanese Stratocaster, and when I saw this one (left) on eBay last week, I couldn't quite stop myself. It's had a few knocks and dings, and a recent refret but that's a plus for me, as it's been well done and I like the medium jumbo frets.


(http://truth.justdied.com/images/cl01.jpg)

This is a 2006 "Crafted In Japan" model. Pictured here with my 1992 JV Strat. Outwardly quite similar, except that
  • it's a fair bit lighter (due to a basswood body, probably)
  • has a "parchment" scratchplate and aged pickup covers / knobs
  • has Dimarzio 'Collection' pickups
  • has an unfinished rosewood fingerboard (JV Strats have a thin nitro finish)
  • the centre of the sunburst finish is a golden yellow (more a dark amber / orange on the JV).
It has lots of archetypal Strat character and a very nice natural acoustic ring played unplugged. I like the fact that it's ever-so-slightly beat up and played in. Doesn't sound as nice as the JV but I wouldn't expect that.



Very nice.  8)


I had a Japanese Strat in the 80s, but is was one of those HM Stratocasters. It was white with a humbucker at the bridge and two single coils. I got it because it was like one that I saw Alex playing in a few videos from the GUP era.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neph on June 06, 2016, 23:43:28 PM
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l286/nephronic/image_zpsgtsbc1sd.jpeg)


A recent purchase - a Gretsch Electromatic G5622T and the Blackstar ID60. I'm considering getting a Fender Jaguar next but may go the cheap route and buy a Squier.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on June 07, 2016, 17:15:19 PM
The Squier "Classic Vibe" range is really good, Neph - I have a Tele and it's a lovely guitar full stop, not just for the money.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neph on June 08, 2016, 21:43:39 PM
The Squier "Classic Vibe" range is really good, Neph - I have a Tele and it's a lovely guitar full stop, not just for the money.


I've tried a couple of Squier's in the past and have always been very impressed.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on June 09, 2016, 23:16:20 PM
Eddie really is being childish here - Nige believes in having the right to control immigration, he doesn't want to ban it. Audience getting a bit sick of our most celebrated Europhile transvestite comedian.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neph on June 10, 2016, 16:57:54 PM
Eddie really is being childish here - Nige believes in having the right to control immigration, he doesn't want to ban it. Audience getting a bit sick of our most celebrated Europhile transvestite comedian.


Does that come with humbucker or single coil?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on June 10, 2016, 22:42:18 PM
We need to see a pic.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on June 15, 2016, 10:00:08 AM
WTF
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on June 15, 2016, 16:09:04 PM
(http://static.gigwise.com/artists/borisbusk325.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neph on August 05, 2016, 21:30:31 PM
I took delivery of a Squier Jaguar yesterday. I've owned a Fender Jaguar in the past and playability wise they are very similar. I'll post pics over the weekend.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on August 23, 2016, 16:16:00 PM
Time for an overdue update:

Fender EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth
Fender EVH Striped Series (b/w)
Ibanez RG421
PRS SE Angelus Alex Lifeson
Tanglewood Discovery
Marshall JCM2000 TSL60 amp
Peavey 5150 4x12 cab
Blackstar LT Distortion
Blackstar LT Boost
Electro-Harmonix Nano Clone Chorus
Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Korg Pitch Black Tuner
Dunlop Gator 1.14mm picks
Shure SM58 mic
Yamaha DJX synth
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface
M-Audio BX5 monitors
Hughes & Kettner Matrix half-stack
Indie Chick's Laptop :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on August 27, 2016, 11:59:23 AM
I'd considered the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 when I was looking for an interface recently, but ended up with an Alesis Core 1.  Not that pleased with it really, getting slightly muddy results when recording. It may be that I need to fiddle with levels a bit.  Also bought a Boss GT-001. Most of the patches it comes with are Very Metal but it sounds fantastic with a bit of work.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on August 09, 2017, 14:14:40 PM
One in, two out - considerable upgrade for my Ibanez:

Fender EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth
Fender EVH Striped Series (b/w)
Ibanez RG421
Ibanez RG655 Prestige
PRS SE Angelu
s Alex Lifeson
Tanglewood Discovery
Marshall JCM2000 TSL60 amp
Peavey 5150 4x12 cab
Blackstar LT Distortion
Blackstar LT Boost
Electro-Harmonix Nano Clone Chorus
Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Korg Pitch Black Tuner
Dunlop Gator 1.14mm picks
Shure SM58 mic
Yamaha DJX synth
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface
M-Audio BX5 monitors
Hughes & Kettner Matrix half-stack
Indie Chick's Laptop :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on September 06, 2017, 20:30:09 PM
Trying out some Dunlop Primetone 1.4mm Jazz III picks, the main idea being the improved grip from the raised motif and increased thickness should give more response through my afflicted thumb and forefinger (they have a lack of sensation as a result of my mild stroke a couple of years ago).

They're a bit pricey but seem to be fulfilling their brief so I'll probably stick with them. :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on September 13, 2017, 13:57:50 PM
Increasingly I've just been playing with my thumb this last couple of years. My favourite picks are the old grey 0.75mm Hercos. The silver ones are similar and I have a load of them. Still have four or five of the grey ones left. I never wear them out, but I do lose them.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on September 20, 2017, 19:03:24 PM
Bought myself an SG. Always fancied one, since I played a friend's Japanese copy some time in 1976. Takes me a while to get round to these things sometimes.

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/sgfaded.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on September 28, 2017, 12:34:58 PM
Picked this up as well. A Custom 22. Minty and gorgeous.

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/cu22.jpg)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on September 29, 2017, 11:18:17 AM
A thing of beauty, James, and I'm sure it plays as good as it looks.  Love that finish and the chrome on the pickups.  PRS guitars with naked pickups just don't seem "complete" to me.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on December 28, 2017, 17:21:06 PM
Happened to notice Kenny’s Music in Glasgow offering a huge discount on a Yamaha APX1000; ordered it Xmas Eve and it arrived today.  I remember trying one out some time ago and loved it, but it cost about a grand at the time and I couldn’t justify that sort of price.  But I’ve now got one for half that and it’s an absolute dream to play with its thinline body and 23 frets, sounds lush and looks great too with its crimson burst, gold hardware and trapezoid fret markers.

May have to offload the PRS SE Angelus mind as the man cave can only take so much gear.  EDIT: Sold it. :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on January 21, 2018, 16:22:12 PM
Nice one Matt, how are you getting on with the Yamaha?
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Matt2112 on January 21, 2018, 20:56:38 PM
Nice one Matt, how are you getting on with the Yamaha?


Had very few opportunities to have a play so far, James, but I already know it’s a better fit for me than the Angelus.  It’s more versatile and just plays easier.  Haven’t tried it in a gig setting yet, but from what I’ve read it’s a stronger all-round performer than the PRS in that environment. 


I’ll be much more active gig-wise soon so I’ll be getting my hands on it a lot more in the coming weeks.  But early impressions are very good. :)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on January 31, 2018, 10:05:42 AM
It's been 2.5 years since I last posted a gear update, so here's an update (new additions in bold red)

Guitars:
- 2009 Gibson Les Paul Traditional (ebony)
- 1999 Fender US Standard Telecaster (aquamarine), with Seymour Duncan Little 59 in the bridge
- 2006 Fender US Standard Ash Telecaster (blonde)
- 1999 DeArmond M-75
- 2015 Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe (white)
- Late 90's Takamine EG510SC Acoustic
- 1995 Fender US Standard Stratocaster (black), with blackout kit (pup covers, scratchplate etc.)

Amps:
- Blackstar HT-100 head (with an MXR-108 10-band EQ in the series FX loop)
- Blackstar HTV-412 4x12 cab (big gigs)
- Marshall TSLC212 2x12 cab (little gigs)
- Fender Mustang I V2 (practice amp)
- Orange Dark Terror (back-up amp)
- Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III

FX:
Main gigging pedalboard: Diago Showman Pedal board (with Diago Powerstation PSU), holding the following FX:

Guitar ==>

- TC Electronic Polytune Mini (noir edition)
- EHX Pitchfork
- Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor
NS-2 SEND =>
- Dunlop Crybaby Wah
- Mooer Yellow Comp
- Ibanez TS-9 Tubescreamer
- ProCo RAT2
NS-2 RETURN =>
- MXR Phase 90
- EHX Small Clone
- Mooer Trelicopter

- MXR Micro Amp
- TC Electronic Flashback
- Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

==> Amp

Smaller 2nd pedalboard (open mics, rehearsals, jams etc): Diago Commuter (with Diago Powerstation PSU), holding the following FX:

Guitar ==>

- Boss TU-2 tuner
- Mooer Yellow Comp
- Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini
- EHX Glove OD
- TC Electronic Spark Mini

- Boss CH- Super Chorus
- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
- TC Electronic HOF Mini

==> Amp

'Retired'/Off-Board Pedals:
- EHX Big Muff Tone Wicker
- TC Electronic Mojo Mojo OD
- Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator
- Fender PT-10 Tuner
- DAM Sola Sound Tone Bender 1.5

Miscellaneous:
KAM Par Bar LED Lights
Prolight Concepts Equinox Q Batten Lights
The Box MA120 MkII 1x12 Powered monitor
Zoom H4 Digital Recorder
Line 6 Pocket POD
Microphone & mic stand
Guitar stands
Leads & cables
Slides, capos etc.

I have too much gear, and am definitely suffering from PAS; pedal acquisition syndrome... (and haven't got rid of anything since the last update either!)
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on January 31, 2018, 14:41:45 PM
Some photos of more recent gear:

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23795488_10155900063307387_8419655440186365083_n.jpg?oh=2985d12959943c28a7aa40e6f6351384&oe=5AE654AD)
1995 US Fender Stratocaster

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20800096_10155611191687387_3466214488383295783_n.jpg?oh=537c6874152c657f3315970407b2ea6b&oe=5B26CF41)
Pedalboards of Doom...
Top - Main gigging pedalboard, layout v1.1 (now out of date!)
Bottom - Smaller pedalboard

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26815588_10156060629572387_2312909496930155726_n.jpg?oh=605b8dfe8352bbdffee4b4e3cc21c221&oe=5B2669D9)
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Slim on February 04, 2018, 18:20:56 PM
Very nice Strat, Neill. I love those old Strat bridges with the sintered steel bridge pieces. Great shame that they went back to the shitty bent steel ones.
Title: Re: Guitarists - Post Pics/details of your gear
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on February 08, 2018, 16:02:07 PM
Very nice Strat, Neill. I love those old Strat bridges with the sintered steel bridge pieces. Great shame that they went back to the shitty bent steel ones.

Thanks James - I love it, it's my go-to guitar of choice at home at the moment.