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BurtonCCC
May 1, 2006, 11:09 PM
I'm currently selling my old stuff to do some quite costly upgrades, so sorry, but I don't have much to start us off with...

Let's see all you got, if you can fit everything in one picture, electrics, acoustics, amps, pedals, etc., that'd be awesome and make it easier for everybody to look at.

Daniel.

calebjohnston
May 1, 2006, 11:11 PM
I'll make my contribution to this in a week or so after I get home from school. I only have my fender and a practice amp here at school.

GoCubsGo
May 1, 2006, 11:31 PM
I'll be posting pics soon. It's all modest, but oh well!

muffinman
May 1, 2006, 11:34 PM
I know this is slightly offtopic, but is there a way to make an acoustic-electric guitar play electric guitar? I'm pretty sure I have seen this somewhere, I think it was at some concert. The acoustic-electric guitar was plugged into some foot pedal/mixer thing on the ground which then plugged into the amp. If anybody could tell me how to do it, and what equipment to use, I would be very glad.

CanadaRAM
May 1, 2006, 11:44 PM
This would probably rate starting your own thread, Muffinman (Do I know you?) You'll get better answers and it won't hijack this one.

BurtonCCC
May 2, 2006, 12:32 AM
I know this is slightly offtopic, but is there a way to make an acoustic-electric guitar play electric guitar? I'm pretty sure I have seen this somewhere, I think it was at some concert. The acoustic-electric guitar was plugged into some foot pedal/mixer thing on the ground which then plugged into the amp. If anybody could tell me how to do it, and what equipment to use, I would be very glad.
Well... there are pedals that make electrics sound like acoustics... but acoustics sound like electrics? Unlikely, but you never know.

I personally like the sound of an acoustic guitar with distortion, but even if it sounds good and the crowd knows it, I can tell they're thinking, "Who does this guy think he is?"

Daniel.

neocell
May 2, 2006, 01:02 AM
I know this is slightly offtopic, but is there a way to make an acoustic-electric guitar play electric guitar? I'm pretty sure I have seen this somewhere, I think it was at some concert. The acoustic-electric guitar was plugged into some foot pedal/mixer thing on the ground which then plugged into the amp. If anybody could tell me how to do it, and what equipment to use, I would be very glad.
GarageBand, nuff said

bartelby
May 2, 2006, 01:23 AM
I'm a bassist, but I actually have photos!
Basses:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/basses.jpg

Amp (which goes into a 4x10 cab):
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/122.jpg

Effects:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/fxs.jpg

bmur22
May 2, 2006, 06:51 AM
Here is some of my gear

Shamus
May 2, 2006, 07:30 AM
Man, you guys have some nice guitars. :)

I have only recently started learning guitar, on a Yamaha g225A. Sorry, I dont have a camera at the moment, so I cant take pics.

Sammis89
May 2, 2006, 04:01 PM
I know this is slightly offtopic, but is there a way to make an acoustic-electric guitar play electric guitar? I'm pretty sure I have seen this somewhere, I think it was at some concert. The acoustic-electric guitar was plugged into some foot pedal/mixer thing on the ground which then plugged into the amp. If anybody could tell me how to do it, and what equipment to use, I would be very glad.


In all honesty, on the off occasion I do that, I jsut run it through a bounch of stomp boxes, or some kind of premade pedalboard(Digitech, Boss, whatever floats your boat). If you mess with it enough, you can get some tight sounds!!!

quicksilver77
May 2, 2006, 04:35 PM
Just my 2 guitars. I don't play teh electric too often. I am not that great and can't read music I just play by ear. I do love my yammie acoustic though.

beatzfreak
May 2, 2006, 05:24 PM
Here's the guitar room:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/coolestpics/guitars.jpg

xsedrinam
May 2, 2006, 07:14 PM
Warning: The ol’ man’s posting for his son (lead guitarist and vocalist) for his band. The pics aren’t that good, but it’s them in action and shows some of their set up. I don’t know what else they have, but my son’s basic set up is:

Guitars: Fender Stratocaster Electric, Ovation Celebrity Sunburst (Acoustical/Electric), Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/Zakk Wylde EVG Pickups

Amp: Marshall G3ORCD – MG Series

Pedals: Line 6 Pod 2.0 w/FB4 Footswitch, Zakk Wylde Overdrive, Cry Babies, Morely Volumn Pedal

BurtonCCC
May 4, 2006, 01:05 AM
I'm picking up my '59 Bassman LTD tomorrow. I'm so pumped.

Laquered tweed = heaven.

Daniel.

xsedrinam
May 4, 2006, 01:11 AM
I'm picking up my '59 Bassman LTD tomorrow. I'm so pumped.

Laquered tweed = heaven.

Daniel.
Show us the money. :)

greatdevourer
May 4, 2006, 01:30 AM
http://www.bcrich.com/guitars/beastshape.asp

The first generation of the NJ series (now called NT for some reason). Blue staining with black trim :cool:

BurtonCCC
May 4, 2006, 10:24 AM
http://www.bcrich.com/guitars/beastshape.asp

The first generation of the NJ series (now called NT for some reason). Blue staining with black trim :cool:
Wow. You could look like a total "BAMF" with that thing.

"This guitar is an expression of my inner turmoil! AHHHHH!"

Give me a '52 Telecaster any day.

Daniel.

Raid
May 4, 2006, 10:37 AM
Here's the guitar room:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/coolestpics/guitars.jpg
Hey another leftie! :) I've got a '90's Fender jap-strat and a yamaha dreadnought acoustic at home. Unfortunately since my move they've been packed up and stored in the spare room, which doesn't provide for much of a photo op. :o

iGary
May 4, 2006, 10:41 AM
Here's the guitar room:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/coolestpics/guitars.jpg

Sweet!

Very nice.

I want a music room. :(

*jealous*

3rdpath
May 4, 2006, 02:37 PM
2 stingrays ( w and w/o frets)-formerly owned by Randy Jackson when he played with Journey, a '91 washburn ab-20 , an '85 fretless fender pj and a '72 tele deluxe.

greatdevourer
May 4, 2006, 03:09 PM
Wow. You could look like a total "BAMF" with that thing.

"This guitar is an expression of my inner turmoil! AHHHHH!"

Give me a '52 Telecaster any day.

Daniel. :p It weighs a bit. The hardest part is getting used to holding it. Let's just say it gets looks when in public...

BurtonCCC
May 4, 2006, 03:31 PM
I'm going to go pick up my '59 Bassman right now! I'm so excited. The trick is going to be getting the amp, the ATA flight case, and the original cardboard amp box into the little girly Eclipse I'm borrowing from my friend Jess. Wish me luck. I'll put up pictures tonight! I don't even have my electric guitar at school though. Bummer. I'll bust the Taylor through it though. :cool:

Daniel.

BurtonCCC
May 4, 2006, 03:33 PM
2 stingrays ( w and w/o frets)-formerly owned by Randy Jackson when he played with Journey, a '91 washburn ab-20 , an '85 fretless fender pj and a '72 tele deluxe.
I adore the Tele Deluxe, I decided to go with the Vintage '52 RI though... the Tele Deluxe will be the next guitar though.

Daniel.

floyde
May 4, 2006, 03:55 PM
I don't have a camera with me, but here's a collage preview I made from official photos.

- American Deluxe Strat HSS (just like the one on the pic, except mine is maple and it has a humbucker on the bridge)
- '65 Twin reissue amp
- Boss GT-6
- Korg Triton LE 88 keys (nothing to do with guitars but I love it :cool: )

szark
May 4, 2006, 04:04 PM
I'm a bassist, but I actually have photos!


I'm not sure which I like more -- your guitars, or the fact that you leaned them up against an Atari ST. :D

I'm just learning at the moment (on a low-end Fender strat) so I don't have anything picture-worthy to contribute. But I'm currently saving up for a Minarik Inferno (http://www.minarikguitars.com/products.guitars.php?guitarId=1&guitarSeries=1&guitarcolorId=13).

dornoforpyros
May 4, 2006, 04:15 PM
damn.....makes me wanna go blow my tax return on a new axe. Been eying up hollow bodies lately. Already got a nice Epi Les Paul


http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21263&d=1109486231

That's an old picture, it's got an apple sticker on it now :)

3rdpath
May 4, 2006, 04:37 PM
I adore the Tele Deluxe, I decided to go with the Vintage '52 RI though... the Tele Deluxe will be the next guitar though.

Daniel.

It's an amazing guitar-bought it in a pawnshop in Oklahoma back in 1979. Nice tone, great sustain...I've bought and sold many guitars but this one's my baby.

iGary
May 4, 2006, 05:03 PM
I want one of these and I can hardly play anymore.

http://www.gibson.com/Files/images/LPSHC.jpg

floyde
May 4, 2006, 05:23 PM
I want one of these and I can hardly play anymore.
See that $2000 keyboard on my pic? I didn't know how to play it when I bought it :o You should go for it, it's better to play poorly on a good guitar (and learn) than having a cheap guitar that you don't enjoy playing ;)

CanadaRAM
May 5, 2006, 01:28 AM
G&L Strat, sweet sweet guitar
Ibanez bass, is OK, insurance replacement for a natural finish Yammie that was stolen :( along with an Epiphone Genesis and a Goya wierdo copy.
Takamine acoustic that's been with me since '78
I'm eyeballing one of the Tokai Paul copies Mahogany/mahogany with PAFs as a heavy counterbalance to the Strat Spank. Or maybe a Godin with the synth interface and the new Terratec Axon controller.

Behringer V-Amp, ok, a bit noisy
ART tube preamp and compressor
E-H Big Muff Pi, Roland Jet Phaser, Roland DoubleWah, MXR Dist+ and Compressor, Ibanez Flanger, Morley PowerWah all original '70's
Busted Digitech Talker
Yorkville (Traynor) SS amp (never really got into amps that much. Had a Fender Deluxe for a while but blew it out, traded it for the Traynor. 'course now the original Fender would be worth a mint...)
Next up is probably the Native Instruments GuitarRig II

BurtonCCC
May 6, 2006, 11:06 PM
I want one of these and I can hardly play anymore.

http://www.gibson.com/Files/images/LPSHC.jpg
I think they're so overrated. It's like playing a cinder block. That's how heavy it is.

But I guess people could say the Telecasters I adore so much are like rocks too.

Daniel.

P.S. I picked up my '59 Bassman without any problems and it's fantastic. I'll take a picture tomorrow.

Stridder44
May 7, 2006, 07:31 PM
This thread is awesome! Keep the set ups coming

livingfortoday
May 7, 2006, 08:24 PM
Well, I don't have a recent picture, but the "setup" hasn't changed, so here's a photo of my guitar and amp:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/setup1.jpg

I don't play as much as I should anymore, outside of screwin' around with Garageband. It's a Jackson Stealth EX Pro, with a little ol' Behringer amp. The Jackson was real nice when I first got it (used), but the neck got bent somehow when I checked it as baggage on a Southwest flight. Since then it's sounded pretty crappy. Of course, that's nothing compared to the time United destroyed my old Strat...

jefhatfield
May 7, 2006, 08:36 PM
i used to have a noisy setup in the kitchen right before i left the door for work:

100 watt mosfet marshall head, 4 x 12" inch jackson straight cabinet

80s aria urchin, dual humbucker
70s b.c. rich mockingbird, single dimarzio distortion humbucker in lead position
80s les paul custom, soon replaced by 90s fender stratocaster with active pickups
handbuilt 18" inch lower bout acoustic, spruce top, oak sides and back

now i have no amp, and:

70s yamaha acoustic which i bought for only $175

2001 esp/ltd viper 301 electric
( www.espguitars.com/guitars_viper.html ) which lists for $649 and it's the budget factory model...and i wish i could have the premium factory model (www.espguitars.com/guitars_standard.html) but $2100 for the viper model is a little steep for me and i would rather get a factory paul reed smith for that price ...and the truly handbuilt esp viper (www.espguitars.com/guitars_custom.html ) is a whopping $4500 dollars and as good as any new solidbody guitar out there

... and as for having no amp? i just have no interest in plugging in anymore...but when i do, probably marshall again, and this time a combo, since they are pretty good yet affordable, unlike a custom diezel amp which is about five grand and up for a comparable model in the same wattage as a marshall ;)

Mike Teezie
May 9, 2006, 02:09 AM
If there is one thing I'm more nerdy about than my computers, it's my music gear.

I went from two PRS's and two Gibson SG's down to these two:

http://mnjordan.com/images/misc/mr/gear.jpg

On the right, my pride and joy - A Gibson Les Paul from the custom shop. An R6 Historic, with the rare Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, CTS pots, and bumblebee caps. I asked them if they would carve the neck extra fat (a little fatter than a standard SG) and they obliged. Gibson told me that because it's left handed it's the only guitar like it they'd ever built - and probably would be since Brazilian production was getting shut down again.

On the left, a Fender Strat that's comprised of parts from three different Strats. It's an American body, Japanese pickup assembly, and a Mexican neck. I have the American parts, I just wanted to play on a maple fretboard for a while, so on this neck went. Mexican hardware because i hate the hardware they put on the American models nowadays. I'm currently experimenting with a Seymour Duncan Hotrails in the bridge position. It's o, it'll probably come out in a few days.

On the right, my holy grail amp - The Rivera Fandango. I've had several amps - Orange's, Marshall's, and Fender's, and this amp blows them all away. It is literally the best sounding amp I've ever heard.

Of course, good sound is in the ear of the beholder, so there yo go.

I have a big fancy pedal board with all my effects on it, but I was too lazy to drag it out for the picture.

My Radium 61 key Midi controller is hiding behind the Strat as well.

HereticX
May 9, 2006, 01:40 PM
Hello all,
First post here, and since my guitar setup is pretty much tied to my mac setup this seems like the perfect place to post it.
Ibanez 3270M connected to a Line6 PodXTLive through my Mac's M-Audio BX5a Monitors.
Simple and it works a treat. :)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8716/hs7cp.jpg

Close-ups of the 3270M::cool:

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8445/3270mdbk25pg.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/2788/3270mdbk56et.jpg

iGary
May 9, 2006, 01:47 PM
Hello all,
First post here, and since my guitar setup is pretty much tied to my mac setup this seems like the perfect place to post it.
Ibanez 3270M connected to a Line6 PodXTLive through my Mac's M-Audio BX5a Monitors.
Simple and it works a treat. :)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8716/hs7cp.jpg

Close-ups of the 3270M::cool:

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8445/3270mdbk25pg.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/2788/3270mdbk56et.jpg

I think you need more pickups. :eek: :D

MacRy
May 9, 2006, 02:42 PM
My baby......not the most expensive guitar in the world but has great sentimental value for me as it is the guitar I recently brought to replace the one that my (now dead) alcoholic father sold to fuel his addiction without my knowledge.

http://static.flickr.com/47/143579578_c6334c615b_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/50/143579486_7672e0e8b7_o.jpg

Plus my new fender GDEC amp too....

http://static.flickr.com/48/143579657_6ad1e44950_o.jpg

jefhatfield
May 9, 2006, 04:01 PM
On the right, my holy grail amp - The Rivera Fandango. I've had several amps - Orange's, Marshall's, and Fender's, and this amp blows them all away. It is literally the best sounding amp I've ever heard.

Of course, good sound is in the ear of the beholder, so there yo go.


i remember the heydey of instrumental metal in the 80s-90s in los angeles and the speed demons loved rivera, as well as soldano, pearce, and mesa boogie...along with their expensive amps were the ibanez jem 777s and jackson soloists sporting ultra thin necks and wide frets with floyd rose or kahler trems...and don't forget the teased hair, spandex, and reebok shoes ;)

marshall players like me and many others got the marshalls for volume but we all knew there could be great tone and volume, and i fondly remember the rivera as one of the great loud, yet sweet amps...like them or not, few would call a marshall stack or half stack "sweet sounding" but the rivera or solano especially were always deemed nice to listen to

i was so out of step with the speed demon players, even though i developed the techniques, i actually liked small amps and telecasters...whenever i wanted to dive bomb, i would grab a non floyded guitar and grab the headstock and bend the neck...it was a feature on a guitar magazine where jake e lee of ozzy osbourne showed how to get trem effects without actually having the trems...the only drawback, with jake and many other players, is that if you grab the neck and bend it too far, you may break it at the weak spot where the truss rod comes out near the headstock

but that wasn't an issue with steve vai...he had his floyd rose trems, but he had the bad habit of using them so hard, he ripped them right out of the guitar body...man, those were the days :)

jefhatfield
May 9, 2006, 04:15 PM
Hello all,
First post here, and since my guitar setup is pretty much tied to my mac setup this seems like the perfect place to post it.
Ibanez 3270M connected to a Line6 PodXTLive through my Mac's M-Audio BX5a Monitors.
Simple and it works a treat. :)


a fast guitar with horsepower and a G5 (something that's also fast and known for its horsepower)...very, very nice

JMG
May 9, 2006, 04:23 PM
I just play for fun, but I love my gear

Ibanes S470
Martin DR
Fender Squire Bullet
Fender Deluxe 90
Fender Frontman 25
Homemade EFX Board (BOSS DD-3, OS-2, Cyrbaby)

http://home.comcast.net/~jmg703/jmg-gear.jpg

bartelby
May 9, 2006, 04:25 PM
i remember the heydey of instrumental metal in the 80s-90s in los angeles and the speed demons loved rivera, as well as soldano, pearce, and mesa boogie...


I'd still dearly love a Pearce BC -1 preamp (with the Sheehan mod).

SuperSnake2012
May 9, 2006, 09:01 PM
http://www.icb2.com/SuperSnake2012/pictures/setup.jpg

I also have a Boss Metal Zone on the way, should be here any day now. :cool:

jefhatfield
May 9, 2006, 09:03 PM
I'd still dearly love a Pearce BC -1 preamp (with the Sheehan mod).


is this a bass amp? billy sheehan of mr. big and the david lee roth band?

i have been interested in bass even though i never went there...but it would be nice to have a high end bass amp with billy's yamaha signature bass and a fender reissue vintage jazz bass...oh, and a geddy lee signature bass...and a wal...and while i am at it, an alembic for good measure ;)

Mike Teezie
May 9, 2006, 11:59 PM
i remember the heydey of instrumental metal in the 80s-90s in los angeles and the speed demons loved rivera, as well as soldano, pearce, and mesa boogie...along with their expensive amps were the ibanez jem 777s and jackson soloists sporting ultra thin necks and wide frets with floyd rose or kahler trems...and don't forget the teased hair, spandex, and reebok shoes ;)

marshall players like me and many others got the marshalls for volume but we all knew there could be great tone and volume, and i fondly remember the rivera as one of the great loud, yet sweet amps...like them or not, few would call a marshall stack or half stack "sweet sounding" but the rivera or solano especially were always deemed nice to listen to

i was so out of step with the speed demon players, even though i developed the techniques, i actually liked small amps and telecasters...whenever i wanted to dive bomb, i would grab a non floyded guitar and grab the headstock and bend the neck...it was a feature on a guitar magazine where jake e lee of ozzy osbourne showed how to get trem effects without actually having the trems...the only drawback, with jake and many other players, is that if you grab the neck and bend it too far, you may break it at the weak spot where the truss rod comes out near the headstock

but that wasn't an issue with steve vai...he had his floyd rose trems, but he had the bad habit of using them so hard, he ripped them right out of the guitar body...man, those were the days :)

Cool story, thanks for sharing! I think that's how Paul Rivera got his start after he left Fender, right?

I'm most impressed by this amps versatility. If I so much as nudge the presence knob, it sounds like a different amp.

Like you said, it just has a sweetness to it that I haven't heard matched yet.
The Rivera and the Lester make a fantastic duo - the touch dynamics are insanely good.

Can you tell I like my amp?

:D

jefhatfield
May 10, 2006, 10:22 AM
Cool story, thanks for sharing! I think that's how Paul Rivera got his start after he left Fender, right?

I'm most impressed by this amps versatility. If I so much as nudge the presence knob, it sounds like a different amp.

Like you said, it just has a sweetness to it that I haven't heard matched yet.
The Rivera and the Lester make a fantastic duo - the touch dynamics are insanely good.

Can you tell I like my amp?

:D

many guitarists get a lot done with their fingers and a guitar that suits them, but then neglect the amp, which is as important as the other two...i have seen telecasters sound like les pauls and vice versa due to a versatile amp...some amps could make a guitar sound like a different instrument

actually, he he, now that i am trying to learn jazz, my fingers, guitar, and amp won't get me far if i can't read music...which i have never found easy...it would be great to have a secret software that can interface the sheet music straight to my brain ;)

dornoforpyros
May 10, 2006, 10:32 AM
i was so out of step with the speed demon players, even though i developed the techniques, i actually liked small amps and telecasters...whenever i wanted to dive bomb, i would grab a non floyded guitar and grab the headstock and bend the neck...it was a feature on a guitar magazine where jake e lee of ozzy osbourne showed how to get trem effects without actually having the trems...the only drawback, with jake and many other players, is that if you grab the neck and bend it too far, you may break it at the weak spot where the truss rod comes out near the headstock



haha yeah I've heard about players doing that, I've tested it a bit, but personally I don't like the idea of destroying my guitar in the process

jefhatfield
May 10, 2006, 10:51 AM
haha yeah I've heard about players doing that, I've tested it a bit, but personally I don't like the idea of destroying my guitar in the process

i only use it lightly and i haven't broken an instrument yet...try this experiment, if you have a guitar with a trem:

lay the guitar down on a flat table with the neck hanging over the edge...and then note the angle of the neck

then depress the trem and watch the neck bow...and note how far it does so

pull up on the trem...and then see the neck bow the other way

amazing, isn't it?!?

...trems tweak necks back and forth and somehow the guitars take it...but i did have a superstrat with a washburn wonderbar (basically heavy metal style trem) and i wanged on that thing all day long ala steve vai and van halen and eventually the frets started coming loose on the neck

eddie van halen had this issue too, with loose frets, and his simple (but effective answer) was super glue

but these days i like more gentle music so there's no fear of injuring my guitars

iGary
May 10, 2006, 11:00 AM
I coul duse one of these, too, if anyone is Christmas shopping:

http://www.gibson.com/products/gibson/classic/images/esdtvsnh_sm.jpg

student_trap
May 10, 2006, 11:38 AM
here we go...

Fender american strat (3 colour sunburst)
Ibanez RG 570 (black)

Marshall MGR 15 amp
Peavy practice amp (don't know what model!)

Terada 1971 dreadnaught body acoustic
Fender Malibu dreadnaught body acoustic (late 80's)

Dunlop Crybaby wah

I think that thats pretty much it, there are a couple of other acoustics hanging around but they aren't exactly named brands, so i won't bother with them.

dornoforpyros
May 10, 2006, 11:34 PM
i only use it lightly and i haven't broken an instrument yet...try this experiment, if you have a guitar with a trem:

lay the guitar down on a flat table with the neck hanging over the edge...and then note the angle of the neck

then depress the trem and watch the neck bow...and note how far it does so

pull up on the trem...and then see the neck bow the other way

amazing, isn't it?!?

...trems tweak necks back and forth and somehow the guitars take it...but i did have a superstrat with a washburn wonderbar (basically heavy metal style trem) and i wanged on that thing all day long ala steve vai and van halen and eventually the frets started coming loose on the neck

eddie van halen had this issue too, with loose frets, and his simple (but effective answer) was super glue

but these days i like more gentle music so there's no fear of injuring my guitars

Crazy, I haven't actually owned a guitar with a trem for a few years now, but I guess that would make sence

jefhatfield
May 11, 2006, 10:23 AM
Crazy, I haven't actually owned a guitar with a trem for a few years now, but I guess that would make sence

if i shelled out $2500-$10,000 dollars on an ibanez jem 777 with custom dimarzios and lo profile trem, esp george lynch graphic strat with his designed graphic, a fender custom shop floyd rose strat with limited run playboy logo, or a special limited run of 100 eddie van halen hand painted charvel strats, i would be very careful about how much i used that trem thing :)

i remember seeing the harley davidson steel bodied strat and tele pair, and with cases and official documentation, they went for $25,000 dollars...the good thing with those is that they were nearly indestructable and an eddie, jake, pete, or garth would not be able to break them onstage...they could try and twenty five grand is pocket change for dudes like that...heck, the electricity bill for a single concert from a show from any of these stars would easily exceed that...or at least eddie van halen's jack daniel's bill

but give me a four hundred dollar ibanez, ltd m-1, or mexican fender strat with floyd and i will be happy, and not be too worried to dive bomb away and make my neighbors think i am revving a motorcycle in my bedroom ;)

livingfortoday
May 11, 2006, 10:31 AM
Yeah, my Jackson has nice Floyd Rose trems, but I wouldn't ever abuse them too much, the guitar doesn't seem to appreciate it too much. Now if I could find out what kind of guitar the guy from Dragonforce uses (saw them live last week) - cause he kept picking up the guitar and shaking it around by the whammy bar, and man. Mine would die if I tried that more than once.

jefhatfield
May 11, 2006, 10:41 AM
Yeah, my Jackson has nice Floyd Rose trems, but I wouldn't ever abuse them too much, the guitar doesn't seem to appreciate it too much. Now if I could find out what kind of guitar the guy from Dragonforce uses (saw them live last week) - cause he kept picking up the guitar and shaking it around by the whammy bar, and man. Mine would die if I tried that more than once.

steve vai kept breaking his original floyd rose trem so he got together with ibanez and came up with the lo profile professional trem found on many ibanez guitars on the higher end, $1500 dollars and up, and the same lo profile trem that's on his $3000 dollar "horsie jem" ibanez guitar

but the lower end ibanez guitars have a higher profile trem, similar to the original floyd rose, and those will suffer the same fate as steve vai's original floyd rose trems and get loose on the mounts

one key to extreme trem bending, like holding the guitar up by the whammy bar and swinging it around, is to have a heavy duty system that is routed lower and deeper into the body for a lower center of gravity...and it' also important that the trem is back routed so it could be pulled sharp

but don't try this on a gretsch, fender, or rickebacker with a bigsby trem!

jsm4182
May 11, 2006, 11:09 AM
My main guitar is a mexican tele, sunburst with vintage noiseless pickups. Also have a couple of squiers. The only amp i have right now is only a small fender practice amp. Have a cofin case pedal board with boss ds1, eh small clone and cry baby.

HereticX
May 11, 2006, 12:47 PM
Yeah, my Jackson has nice Floyd Rose trems, but I wouldn't ever abuse them too much, the guitar doesn't seem to appreciate it too much. Now if I could find out what kind of guitar the guy from Dragonforce uses (saw them live last week) - cause he kept picking up the guitar and shaking it around by the whammy bar, and man. Mine would die if I tried that more than once.
He has an Ibanez S series guitar. I think his guitar has the "Edge" Tremolo (the one jefhatfield is talking about) S's now come with a ZR tremolo which is really great as well.
Also I believe his guitar is set up with 2 hipshot tremsetters to survive and be able to return to pitch after being grabbed and yanked like that from the tremolo.

livingfortoday
May 11, 2006, 01:08 PM
He has an Ibanez S series guitar. I think his guitar has the "Edge" Tremolo (the one jefhatfield is talking about) S's now come with a ZR tremolo which is really great as well.
Also I believe his guitar is set up with 2 hipshot tremsetters to survive and be able to return to pitch after being grabbed and yanked like that from the tremolo.

Ah, ok, that explains it. Because damn, the way he plays, it's unreal.

jefhatfield
May 11, 2006, 04:53 PM
He has an Ibanez S series guitar. I think his guitar has the "Edge" Tremolo (the one jefhatfield is talking about) S's now come with a ZR tremolo which is really great as well.
Also I believe his guitar is set up with 2 hipshot tremsetters to survive and be able to return to pitch after being grabbed and yanked like that from the tremolo.

oh, that's the name of the trem...the "edge" trem...that's the durable one

my perfect "when i am in the shredding mood" guitar would have that very edge trem, an esp neck with 24 frets on a canadian rock maple neck, emg pickups in the H-S-H mode with neck pickup being an emg 89 and the bridge pickup being and emg 81, and the single coil being a standard emg single coil

the body would be an ibanez alan holdsworth alder body, the tuners would be black chrome schallers, and the paint job would be jet black nitrose celluose, hand rubbed, from valley arts guitar

i would like to have two cases...a fender vintage tweed case with pink fur, and a flight worthy flight case with temperature and humidity control

and yes, that rivera amp, no, two of them, in stereo, would be nice

and while i am at it, i could use a hybrid hummer to get me around on the ground and a lear jet for longer tours

i could get randy jackson as my bassist, simon cowell as my tour manager, and paula, well, hmm, you know ;)

my pr man could be dick morriss

my financial manager would be rick belluzo (money man behind microsoft empire and former president of the company)

record producer...actually, randy again

arranger...burt bacharach

music lawyer...actually resurrect clarence darrow from the dead

for a drummer, i would like omar hakim...solid and to the point

lead guitarist, oh joe satriani would fit the bill

horn section, some group led by branford marsalis would be keen

keyboardist...jools holland

backup singers...at least three starting with sheryl crow (she did that for don henley)

i don't ask for much, but that about does it

sjpetry
May 11, 2006, 05:42 PM
Here's my set up. I bought myself the Rickenbacker for Christmas and I just "pimped out" my Fender amp with NOS RCA 6V6GT tubes and legs.
The Spanish guitar is a 1974 Garcia.
The Acoustic is a BlueRidge model 160.
The little amp is a Supro "Spectator" that I fixed up.
The pedal is a Elexectro Harmonix Tube Zipper.


Some of my friends and I are starting a Funk band so I'm having a lot of fun with this stuff.:D

rockthecasbah
May 11, 2006, 05:54 PM
If there is one thing I'm more nerdy about than my computers, it's my music gear.

I went from two PRS's and two Gibson SG's down to these two:

http://mnjordan.com/images/misc/mr/gear.jpg

On the right, my pride and joy - A Gibson Les Paul from the custom shop. An R6 Historic, with the rare Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, CTS pots, and bumblebee caps. I asked them if they would carve the neck extra fat (a little fatter than a standard SG) and they obliged. Gibson told me that because it's left handed it's the only guitar like it they'd ever built - and probably would be since Brazilian production was getting shut down again.

On the left, a Fender Strat that's comprised of parts from three different Strats. It's an American body, Japanese pickup assembly, and a Mexican neck. I have the American parts, I just wanted to play on a maple fretboard for a while, so on this neck went. Mexican hardware because i hate the hardware they put on the American models nowadays. I'm currently experimenting with a Seymour Duncan Hotrails in the bridge position. It's o, it'll probably come out in a few days.

On the right, my holy grail amp - The Rivera Fandango. I've had several amps - Orange's, Marshall's, and Fender's, and this amp blows them all away. It is literally the best sounding amp I've ever heard.

Of course, good sound is in the ear of the beholder, so there yo go.

I have a big fancy pedal board with all my effects on it, but I was too lazy to drag it out for the picture.

My Radium 61 key Midi controller is hiding behind the Strat as well.

yo man that's an awesome set up. I just wanted to let you know that i drew this picture for my art hw ;) very very nice stuff.

HereticX
May 11, 2006, 06:51 PM
oh, that's the name of the trem...the "edge" trem...that's the durable one

my perfect "when i am in the shredding mood" guitar would have that very edge trem, an esp neck with 24 frets on a canadian rock maple neck, emg pickups in the H-S-H mode with neck pickup being an emg 89 and the bridge pickup being and emg 81, and the single coil being a standard emg single coil

the body would be an ibanez alan holdsworth alder body, the tuners would be black chrome schallers, and the paint job would be jet black nitrose celluose, hand rubbed, from valley arts guitar

i would like to have two cases...a fender vintage tweed case with pink fur, and a flight worthy flight case with temperature and humidity control

and yes, that rivera amp, no, two of them, in stereo, would be nice

and while i am at it, i could use a hybrid hummer to get me around on the ground and a lear jet for longer tours

i could get randy jackson as my bassist, simon cowell as my tour manager, and paula, well, hmm, you know ;)

my pr man could be dick morriss

my financial manager would be rick belluzo (money man behind microsoft empire and former president of the company)

record producer...actually, randy again

arranger...burt bacharach

music lawyer...actually resurrect clarence darrow from the dead

for a drummer, i would like omar hakim...solid and to the point

lead guitarist, oh joe satriani would fit the bill

horn section, some group led by branford marsalis would be keen

keyboardist...jools holland

backup singers...at least three starting with sheryl crow (she did that for don henley)

i don't ask for much, but that about does it

A man that knows exactly what he wants...:cool:

The guitar description is just mindblowing lol...:D

jefhatfield
May 12, 2006, 09:28 AM
A man that knows exactly what he wants...:cool:

The guitar description is just mindblowing lol...:D

thank you...that guitar would be a fantasy handbuilt which could not be made in less than a year for less than ten grand...counting travel and shipping costs...i tried to build a fantasy guitar from easy to find parts once (washburn wonderbar, seymour duncan custom color jb lead pickup, esp body and neck, gotoh tuners, custom pickguard, and kahler locking nut) and it cost me fifteen hundred when i could have bought a similar already built guitar (kramer baretta, american strat with floyd, or ibanez r or s series for well under a thousand)

the built it yourself and lose your money game is over for me...i am quite ok with stock guitars

for a single coil based guitar, an highway1 american tele or american standard tele would be just fine (street cost 650-900 dollars with case)

for a humbucker guitar, a faded cherry sg, or faded les paul, both made in america would be just fine (street cost less than 600 with case)

for a shredder, a joe satriani signature model (the japanese higher end model) would fit the bill (just over 1150 dollars with case)...the korean model, still a very nice guitar, with case is only 650 dollars...but then i would put in a couple of dimarzio pickups (75 dollars each online, 100 dollars each street) to bring it up to speed

i don't think ultra handbuilt or customized guitars sound or play better, they just have bragging rights like the axes found in the gibson, gretsch, ibanez, epiphone, fender, and esp custom shops which can go from a $1500 epiphone 1963 reissue dot 335, to a $4500 dollar custom built esp viper, to a $6000 dollar jimmy page 1959 les paul reissue, all the way to a $12,500 dollar harley davidson fender guitar which can also be bought as a strat/tele pair for $25,000 dollars..of course i mentioned some of these instruments in previous posts so if anyone here has one, please post a picture

but if i had to have one guitar, i would pass on the american standard tele and gibson faded sg, or pass on the high end ibanez joe satriani model, and take that nearly $1500 dollars and get the epiphone custom shop 1963 reissue dot ( www.epiphone.com/elitist/335dot.htm )...made in korea, made from choice south american woods, set up in america with gibson parts and pickups...and a guitar like that is cool because:

i was born that year

(oh yeah, fender has a custom shop 1963 reissue tele, but that's well over two grand and out of my monetary comfort zone and to be honest, two grand would be much better spent on a MACBOOK PRO :) :) :)

iamhammill
May 14, 2006, 11:55 AM
Ok first is my equip.

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http://images3.pictiger.com/thumbs/d6/69203635c2df696b6a9eb871de67b1d6.th.jpg (http://server3.pictiger.com/img/294462/picture-hosting/-users-hammy-pictures-guitars-amp-mic-mixer.php)

Samson 8 Track Mixer. Send everything into this beast first, and then from there it's sent out stereo to my now BUSTED Inspire 1394.

The mic is a Digital Reference DR-CX1 condenser. Works fine for vocals and is great for my acoustic.

Last is my Marshall S80 8240. It has 2 12" but I think they were jacked and replaced with some cheaper ones. I got this on ebay for like $200.


Alright and now my guitars!

Fender Strat "Tom Delonge" - My first "band" all we did was Blink 182, Green Day, NFG, etc. covers so I thought I should get something with a lot of distortion, so I went with this. It doesn't get any play now, and if it wasn't a "collecters' item It would have been on ebay by now.

Martin DCX1KE - I really wanted a Taylor, but after working all summer I only had enough for this Martin. It's actually a really nice acoustic for the price ($~700) Has a really nice deep sound, and has a nice pickup for plugging in.

Gibson SG - I love this thing. Whenever I feel like jammin' I pick this thing up and get crazy. Such an awesome guitar, and has a great feel. Playing this makes me want a Les Paul even more, so after I get my MPB the Les Paul is next haha.

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http://images3.pictiger.com/thumbs/20/97dfbe685ab453f587e072eead823220.th.jpg (http://server3.pictiger.com/img/294463/picture-hosting/-users-hammy-pictures-guitars-guitars.php)

xsedrinam
May 30, 2006, 12:32 AM
We just brought this Fender Super Reverb Amp home for our son. It was given to him by his uncle who no longer plays. All we had to do was shell out $75 for repairs at a guitar shop. It turned some heads when we took it in to the shop, but we never bothered to ask what date it was made. (I'm thinking @ '71, 72?) Can anyone spot guess what year make or tell us where to look? We've checked on the tube chart but there's no hand stamped letters on it. Anyone?

Mike Teezie
May 30, 2006, 04:44 PM
We just brought this Fender Super Reverb Amp home for our son. It was given to him by his uncle who no longer plays. All we had to do was shell out $75 for repairs at a guitar shop. It turned some heads when we took it in to the shop, but we never bothered to ask what date it was made. (I'm thinking @ '71, 72?) Can anyone spot guess what year make or tell us where to look? We've checked on the tube chart but there's no hand stamped letters on it. Anyone?

That's a sweet amp, your son's a lucky fella!

Post the serial number, and I'll find out what date it was made.

Dunepilot
May 31, 2006, 02:30 PM
49185I hope you like my most prized posessions: my Gibson SG Special and Orange AD15. They sound pretty damn nice together. Now, if I could only play the guitar....

Jay42
May 31, 2006, 02:39 PM
We just brought this Fender Super Reverb Amp home for our son. It was given to him by his uncle who no longer plays. All we had to do was shell out $75 for repairs at a guitar shop. It turned some heads when we took it in to the shop, but we never bothered to ask what date it was made. (I'm thinking @ '71, 72?) Can anyone spot guess what year make or tell us where to look? We've checked on the tube chart but there's no hand stamped letters on it. Anyone?


Those amps are great. I have a super reverb made about 5 years earlier than that one. All the modern amps have far more bells and whistles these days, but you really can't beat the tone of the old fenders. My buddy's got a '63 fender tweed amp that someone told him was worth about $1500 :eek:

xsedrinam
Jun 6, 2006, 12:24 AM
Those amps are great. I have a super reverb made about 5 years earlier than that one. All the modern amps have far more bells and whistles these days, but you really can't beat the tone of the old fenders. My buddy's got a '63 fender tweed amp that someone told him was worth about $1500 :eek:
Checking out vintage, Fender Amps, I'm not surprised that it's worth that. We found that this one is a '72 with casters. Those tubes really sound sweet.

darkfro
Jun 9, 2006, 09:17 AM
My Setup

Epi Les Paul
Cort Jaguar styled body
Hohner Tube amp 75w
Epiphone Triggerman 60DSP 60W Solid State Combo with 12 Speaker (not pictured)
Fender Super-Sonic 112 Guitar Combo Amp
Fender Twin Amp 100-Watt All-Tube Guitar Amp(not pictured)
Ludwig Drums
Xxplosion Crash
Zyldgian Ride
emac 17in G4

lots of Boss and Ibanez pedals
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/Darkfro/Random/510735555_l.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/Darkfro/Random/my_setup.jpg

Josias
Jun 11, 2006, 06:37 AM
Here is some of my gear

Is that a Cort 70E? I have one like that!:eek: I'm gonna post a pic soon.:D

EDIT: Here are my guitars.
Right: Pearl River ??? (Spanish, first guitar, borrowing from big bro)
Left: Cort 70E (Western, bought from big bro for $150 with a hell of a lot of acessories, when he bought the Martin OM-28!:eek: To you who don't know what that is, it is John Mayers signature guitar:cool: :D .)
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9793/img00024cz.jpg

I may only have played for 6 months, but since I play guiatr, I would go as far as calling meself a guitarist:D
BTW, bmur22. I though yours might just be any Cort Dreadnought model? Is it the 70E?

echosmyron
Jul 10, 2006, 06:45 PM
bringing this back...

ive been playing about 2 1/2 years. standard fender telecaster, fender fm65r amp, boss ds2 distortion, and a dunlop crybaby

batman123
Jul 11, 2006, 02:56 PM
im very lazy :o

mon guitar, c'est tres beau! :cool:

http://hmi-dallam.hu/images/rgx820z.gif

bad pic, actualy looks like...

http://www.yamaha-europe.com/yamaha_europe/layoutarchiv/FeaturesPictures/10_musical_instruments/guitars_basses_amps/electric_guitars/f_guit_rgx820_controls.jpg

Deefuzz
Jul 11, 2006, 06:32 PM
Not exactly my "setup" since I live in a small apt...but here are my to guitars side by side

http://www.deefuzz.com/images/geetarz.jpg

When I get a bigger place I intend to scrap one, buy a better one, and put together a better setup.

63dot
Jul 19, 2006, 10:07 PM
epiphone custom shop 1963 reissue dot ( www.epiphone.com/elitist/335dot.htm )...made in korea, made from choice south american woods, set up in america with gibson parts and pickups...and a guitar like that is cool because:

i was born that year

(oh yeah, fender has a custom shop 1963 reissue tele, but that's well over two grand and out of my monetary comfort zone and to be honest, two grand would be much better spent on a MACBOOK PRO :) :) :)

i was born then too and i like the epiphone 1963 dot...can't you tell :)

i got the closest looking thing with my funds to that epiphone custom shop 1963 dot reissue 335...for just under $400 dollars street, i got an ibanez artcore semi-hollowbody that looks a lot like the '63 epiphone...so much that epiphone and gibson sued ibanez on the artcore semi-hollowbody so ibanez made small changes to the dimensions of the guitar and voila, a legal model

i was also looking at the epiphone dot, the standard model, which is extremely close to the epiphone custom shop 1963 dot reissue 335, and identical in dimensions, and it was also the same price as the $400 dollar ibanez, but the ibanez had the better neck and comparable pickups

for thousands of dollars, gibson makes a 1963 block inlay reissue of the 335 semi-hollowbody and that will never be in my reach...but if i had three grand i would get the 1963 reissue epiphone for $1300 where i saw it on musiciansfriend.com and spend the rest on a nice new intel mac

BurtonCCC
Jul 22, 2006, 01:02 AM
Seeing as I started this thread... it's disappointing that I haven't posted my setup yet. I'll post the picture that I took tonight tomorrow, but I'm going to go ahead and type this out:

Acoustic guitars (left to right):
1966 Epiphone TF-130
Taylor 414-CE
Taylor 110-E-GB
Fender DG-Craphole

Electric guitars:
1995 Fender Standard Strat MIM
1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Amps:
Fender Princeton 112 Plus (not pictured because it sucks compared to...)
Fender '59 Bassman LTD

Effects:
Furman SPB-8
-Danelectro Reel Echo
-Morley Little Alligator
-Danelectro Fab Distortion
-Danelectro Fab Overdrive

I should note that the 414 is my dad's. I just grabbed every guitar-related thing in the house... I'm still not at my ideal setup... I need to get rid of the Fender Strat and both Danelectro Fab pedals and get a Fender '52 Telecaster, Korg DT-10, Boss Blues Driver, and Boss Mega Distortion. And I've been promised a Taylor GSMS for my college graduation... in three years. Then I will be complete. Let's hope.

Daniel.

63dot
Jul 22, 2006, 10:54 AM
And I've been promised a Taylor GSMS for my college graduation... in three years. Then I will be complete. Let's hope.

Daniel.

early on, i thought i could "complete" my collection and i chose the path of a collector who happened to play guitar instead of many of my guitar friends who had one or two instruments and simply played and got their music degrees at the junior college, or went to hollywood's GIT for their certification, or berklee school of music on the east coast for their bachelor's degree

when i first started playing as a teen, i wanted a real guitar so with a few hundred a got a decent aria pro II, then upgraded to a top of the line ibanez blazer, then a gibson L6-S, then a vintage fender tele, then an older vintage tele, then another L6-S, then an allan holdsworth signature ibanez, then an ibanez roadstar, then a gibson les paul custom, then an old gibson acoustic, then a really old martin acoustic, then an old ovation nylon string acoustic, then an american custom shop fender strat with active pickups, then an american standard tele, then another american standard strat, and basically forty other instruments

and while i had a large collection, i only got as good as one could get without proper musical training and some of my friends who learned music theory, but had only a few guitars, went onto produce, write musicals, do session work, and get high school teaching posts for marching band and all got paid for their services...the only way my money went was out, paying for an increasing collection of axes

after all that madness, i went back to jc, college after that, and grad school (not in music) and quit guitar for awhile and sold everything...went to work which was, like most work, unrewarding, and then came back to my first love...guitar

now i have decided i wanted to be a good player, not a decent hobbyist who collects instruments and pisses off girlfriends and wives...he he...so i got down to three instruments (an inexpensive ibanez jazz box, a moderately priced solidbody esp/ltd, and an inexpensive yamaha acoustic) and this time i am going to learn music theory and branch off into music forms that force me to read charts and notes

if i want to spend three grand, this time i would rather hang onto the guitars i have and use the money for private lessons or music school tuition rather than, let's say, an epiphone custom shop john lennon limited edition casino signed by yoko ono or a one of a kind custom shop fender strat with an outrageous airbrush graphic

sure that would be nice but it won't educate me properly in music theory...i am not saying you are choosing warehousing axes instead of learning how to read and compose, but that's just my guitar saga for the last 30 years ;)

BurtonCCC
Jul 22, 2006, 04:51 PM
early on, i thought i could "complete" my collection and i chose the path of a collector who happened to play guitar instead of many of my guitar friends who had one or two instruments and simply played and got their music degrees at the junior college, or went to hollywood's GIT for their certification, or berklee school of music on the east coast for their bachelor's degree

when i first started playing as a teen, i wanted a real guitar so with a few hundred a got a decent aria pro II, then upgraded to a top of the line ibanez blazer, then a gibson L6-S, then a vintage fender tele, then an older vintage tele, then another L6-S, then an allan holdsworth signature ibanez, then an ibanez roadstar, then a gibson les paul custom, then an old gibson acoustic, then a really old martin acoustic, then an old ovation nylon string acoustic, then an american custom shop fender strat with active pickups, then an american standard tele, then another american standard strat, and basically forty other instruments

and while i had a large collection, i only got as good as one could get without proper musical training and some of my friends who learned music theory, but had only a few guitars, went onto produce, write musicals, do session work, and get high school teaching posts for marching band and all got paid for their services...the only way my money went was out, paying for an increasing collection of axes

after all that madness, i went back to jc, college after that, and grad school (not in music) and quit guitar for awhile and sold everything...went to work which was, like most work, unrewarding, and then came back to my first love...guitar

now i have decided i wanted to be a good player, not a decent hobbyist who collects instruments and pisses off girlfriends and wives...he he...so i got down to three instruments (an inexpensive ibanez jazz box, a moderately priced solidbody esp/ltd, and an inexpensive yamaha acoustic) and this time i am going to learn music theory and branch off into music forms that force me to read charts and notes

if i want to spend three grand, this time i would rather hang onto the guitars i have and use the money for private lessons or music school tuition rather than, let's say, an epiphone custom shop john lennon limited edition casino signed by yoko ono or a one of a kind custom shop fender strat with an outrageous airbrush graphic

sure that would be nice but it won't educate me properly in music theory...i am not saying you are choosing warehousing axes instead of learning how to read and compose, but that's just my guitar saga for the last 30 years ;)
Oh yeah I'm not a collector at all, we just happen to have a lot of guitars. Really the only one I play is my Taylor 110 because I'm not going to bring more than one guitar to school. I just bought the amp I will have for the rest of my life. The two guitars I plan to have forever are the '52 Tele and the Taylor GSMS. When I have those two guitars and the three pedals to finish my pedalboard, I'm done buying instruments. I will then proceed to sell off everything except for the 60's guitars. I know I don't need a lot of instruments. A believe a good guitarist can use one guitar to make any sound he wants. :)

And I have been playing for about 8-9 years and recording my own stuff for about 3, so I've got the playing part down, don't worry. ;) I do still want to learn some classical guitar because I never learned to read music other than sight reading for singing.

Thanks for your post.

Truly, Daniel.

BurtonCCC
Jul 22, 2006, 04:55 PM
Seeing as I started this thread... it's disappointing that I haven't posted my setup yet. I'll post the picture that I took tonight tomorrow, but I'm going to go ahead and type this out:

Acoustic guitars (left to right):
1966 Epiphone TF-130
Taylor 414-CE
Taylor 110-E-GB
Fender DG-Craphole

Electric guitars:
1995 Fender Standard Strat MIM
1965 Gibson Melody Maker

Amps:
Fender Princeton 112 Plus (not pictured because it sucks compared to...)
Fender '59 Bassman LTD

Effects:
Furman SPB-8
-Danelectro Reel Echo
-Morley Little Alligator
-Danelectro Fab Distortion
-Danelectro Fab Overdrive

I should note that the 414 is my dad's. I just grabbed every guitar-related thing in the house... I'm still not at my ideal setup... I need to get rid of the Fender Strat and both Danelectro Fab pedals and get a Fender '52 Telecaster, Korg DT-10, Boss Blues Driver, and Boss Mega Distortion. And I've been promised a Taylor GSMS for my college graduation... in three years. Then I will be complete. Let's hope.

Daniel.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/writessongsforgirls/IMG_2364.jpg

63dot
Jul 22, 2006, 10:18 PM
A believe a good guitarist can use one guitar to make any sound he wants. :)

And I have been playing for about 8-9 years and recording my own stuff for about 3, so I've got the playing part down, don't worry. ;) I do still want to learn some classical guitar because I never learned to read music other than sight reading for singing.

Thanks for your post.

Truly, Daniel.

reading music on guitar is what many guitarists consider the final frontier...where doing rock and roll by ear is simple, and improvising jazz is a little more challenging, reading any sheet music, regardless of style, is hard, and some say painful, for guitar

since guitar is a such an easy instrument to improvise on, it's not the natural tendency of many guitarists to sight read so when one masters that, it's considered perhaps the pinnacle of being a great guitarist

when i first heard about music theory strongmen joe satriani, steve vai, and kirk hammett, i knew rock music was about to experience a major shift in musical ability that would touch a whole new generation of rock guitarists in a positive way

of course, many in the jazz and classical guitar worlds already had theory and sight reading down pat

you will enjoy any taylor, and while i have had the vintage martin, ovation, and gibson acoustics, the taylor (and santa cruz) guitars have always usually been better at every price point than the big three of martin, ovation, and gibson (one can also include takamine, especially in the country and western scenes)

as far as the '52 telecaster, that is a guitar some like you and me love, but most don't like very much...it's like a gretsch hollowbody, 12 string rickenbacker, or parker fly guitar...all nice instruments but never destined to be as popular as fender stratocasters, gibson les pauls, and superstrats (of the ibanez and jackson) varieties with their double locking trems, 24 frets, thin necks, and very high output pickups

when i sell my esp/ltd viper, which is definitely a metal guitar, and my ooo-sized yamaha steel string folk guitar, i will be left with just my ibanez artcore hollowbody which i will do everything with...but if i got back into serious performing again in acoustic singer songwriting circuit, i would definitely choose a taylor over today's martins, takamines, and gibsons...i have never seen a bad taylor in my life

the only other company i have never seen a bad guitar from is takamine

as for electrics, i have seen bad examples from every company out there except for paul reed smith guitars, whether it be a $500 dollar SE to a $5,000 dollar one of a kind custom shop model but for some reason i don't like the neck joint near the higher frets and i don't like the headstock, but that last part is mostly cosmetic

the above mentioned parker fly is just too strange for me to get into as far as looks, but that guitar comes closer to "doing it all" than anything i have ever seen with it's traditional electric guitar pickups and the acoustic sounding piezo saddle pickup and the local music store where i live never lets anybody touch that $3,000-$4,000 ($5,000?) dollar instrument and they keep it hung up very high out of reach in a horizontal position so unless you are eight feet tall, you won't be able to touch it...but when the store gets slow, all the workers get the ladder and pull that puppy down and plug it into the $10,000 dollar diezel all tube rigs :)

i have my eye on the cheapest basic diezel amp head, but that's three grand after discount!! ... and it's really only a fantasy amp i would never buy in real life

but taylor makes great stuff in my price range (big baby $349 street, 110 dreadnaught $499 street) and if i can justify it, that would go along nicely with my ibanez hollowbody and a small portable amplifier like a roland cube for small jazz gigs

aaron.lee2006
Aug 17, 2006, 08:09 PM
This is an old thread but I have to post mine. I just bought a new Parker P-42 tonight. It's light, instyle and plays like a dream!

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5555/myparkerp42fe1.th.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/my.php?image=myparkerp42fe1.jpg)

backsidetailsli
Aug 18, 2006, 09:54 PM
Hoppus Sig Fender
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/mybass-copy.jpg

-My main amp, fender rumble 100
-GNX4 Mother of all effects pedals, itll take too much to explain everything it does
-My Fender
-Kinda see my sisters guitar, epiphone les paul Zakk Wylde Sig
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/2004_0324_173755AA-copy.jpg

My Practice amp, aww i love it.
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/2006_0315_160335AA-copy.jpg

and time for my pride an joy, i made this one. yes i did. its a replica of jerry only's bass from the misfits. he made his, i made mine.. except mine has a few more features. i have the nice compartment in the back for a tone and volume knobs jerry doesnt have... it also lights up!
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/DevastatorProject/2006_0402_133737AA-copy.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/DevastatorProject/2006_0402_134339AA-copy.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/DevastatorProject/2006_0402_143323AA-copy.jpg


ask for details, or any questions are cool

erikistired
Aug 18, 2006, 11:09 PM
I think they're so overrated. It's like playing a cinder block. That's how heavy it is.

But I guess people could say the Telecasters I adore so much are like rocks too.

Daniel.

P.S. I picked up my '59 Bassman without any problems and it's fantastic. I'll take a picture tomorrow.

i have a tele that i absolutely adore, but to me nothing plays and sounds like a les paul. i had one in high school and i miss it dearly.

Supa_Fly
Nov 11, 2008, 09:22 PM
Hello all,
First post here, and since my guitar setup is pretty much tied to my mac setup this seems like the perfect place to post it.
Ibanez 3270M connected to a Line6 PodXTLive through my Mac's M-Audio BX5a Monitors.
Simple and it works a treat. :)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8716/hs7cp.jpg

Close-ups of the 3270M::cool:

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8445/3270mdbk25pg.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/2788/3270mdbk56et.jpg


I've been LOVING this guitar for almost 3yrs now ... and my local store doesn't have it. I'm going to learn guitar with my son FINALLY before end of year - before owning a Mac and I'd LOVE to have this guitar!!!!

NT1440
Nov 12, 2008, 06:52 PM
My baby:

http://photos-576.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v371/225/100/802835576/n802835576_4684381_3479.jpg

She looks blue, but in reality is a dark purple :)

1998 MIM Fender Strat.

otep1760
Nov 12, 2008, 11:39 PM
Hoppus Sig Fender
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/mybass-copy.jpg

-My main amp, fender rumble 100
-GNX4 Mother of all effects pedals, itll take too much to explain everything it does
-My Fender
-Kinda see my sisters guitar, epiphone les paul Zakk Wylde Sig
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/2004_0324_173755AA-copy.jpg

My Practice amp, aww i love it.
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/2006_0315_160335AA-copy.jpg

and time for my pride an joy, i made this one. yes i did. its a replica of jerry only's bass from the misfits. he made his, i made mine.. except mine has a few more features. i have the nice compartment in the back for a tone and volume knobs jerry doesnt have... it also lights up!
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/DevastatorProject/2006_0402_133737AA-copy.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/DevastatorProject/2006_0402_134339AA-copy.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/backsidetailslide/DevastatorProject/2006_0402_143323AA-copy.jpg


ask for details, or any questions are cool


The Misfits are actually doing a tour. I am going to be fortunate enough to see them on the 29th. Ill get to see that beast of a bass in person. I'm pretty stoked.

toolbox
Nov 13, 2008, 04:17 AM
Oh man you guys have some nice guitars and setups. WOW. I used to play guitar once when i was 7 i had the concentration span of a bee, so it didn't last long! Would like to pick it up again.

Any tips? start on acoustic or electric?

jgriffin187
Nov 13, 2008, 05:11 AM
http://usera.ImageCave.com/jgriffin187/guitars.jpg


50th Anniversary Fender American Strat
60th Anniversary Fender American Tele
Gibson Les Paul
Martin D-18
Taylor 410CE
Fender Metal Head 550w Stack
Digitech GNX4
1 lifesize cardboard cutout of Britney in her prime!!

sangosimo
Nov 14, 2008, 03:32 PM
more ibanez! I love their guitars

backsidetailsli
Nov 14, 2008, 07:24 PM
Oh man you guys have some nice guitars and setups. WOW. I used to play guitar once when i was 7 i had the concentration span of a bee, so it didn't last long! Would like to pick it up again.

Any tips? start on acoustic or electric?
lol you get to see it in person eh?
jerry saw mine in person actually.. and then invited me on stage to see his setup. gave me a bunch of cool stuff. signed my devastator and asked for my contact information. no kidding http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1695&l=8f9fb&id=1350420078

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/198/63/1350420078/n1350420078_60351_5676.jpg

wadejc85
Nov 14, 2008, 07:41 PM
more ibanez! I love their guitars

Just a hobbyist, but here you go. I love my Ibanez guitars.

Schtumple
Nov 14, 2008, 10:18 PM
Is there 2 "post your guitar threads?" I swear I've got a major case of deja vu here...

EDIT: haha there is http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=291462&page=9