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: Guitarists Unite!


MonkeyMan
24th May 2004, 10:27 PM
Ok folks...I know some of you play the guitar (or the bass or whatever). Let's hear what you have for equipment, what sort of music you play, and how long you've been doing it/any band experience you may have.

Me, I have just recently gotten into guitar. I play my old Yamaha 6-string acoustic, and will be buying a used Stratocaster within a few months. I already have a "toy amp," a Fender Mini-Deluxe which runs off of a 9 volt battery and is like an obnoxious AM radio. I love it! Of course I can only use it when I'm with someone who has an electric. At some point I will also be buying a small (real) amp; I want a Marshall MG-30 to the best of my knowledge. I like hard rock and blues (AC/DC, Jet, Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, etc.)

So how about you?

BEN

bassist5
24th May 2004, 10:33 PM
Thank you Ben for starting that :cheesy:

Me:

I play drums, bass, guitar altho I'm mainly a drummer.

My guitar is a 2003 Epiphone SG-310, black but with a lot of stickers on it.

I have two basses. One is a 2002 Squier P-Bass Deluxe (my first bass). It's a piece of sh*t, but a good beater bass.. my other bass more than makes up for it.. 1985 Fender P-Bass with EMG pickups and natural wood finish.

My drum set is a Pacific 5-piece. I use Remo heads and Sabian cymbals (14" hi-hats, 14" and 16" crash, 20" ride), and I have a Pacific double-bass pedal.

I also have a Roland keyboard that I mess around on.

Go to www.save-yourself.com, and then click "pictures" to see pics of some of the gear. My guitars are the lefty ones.

Which brings me to the next point.. I play in a hardcore-ish band out of Salt Lake City called Save Yourself. I drum and scream (sometimes sing, altho that's the guitarist's job, usually) I also write some lyrics/music.

My influences are mostly hardcore/screamo bands.. Senses Fail, A Static Lullaby, Alkaline Trio, The Ithaca Melody, Boys Night Out, Alexisonfire, Taking Back Sunday, etc. Also Nirvana has been a huge influence for me.

Cheers

GearHead
24th May 2004, 10:38 PM
Im just learning to play guitar.I play off a rental or a friends guitar.

SPGBOY
24th May 2004, 10:47 PM
Lets think, I've got:
2 Epiphone Les Pauls
1 Epiphone Double Neck
1 Danelectro
1 Fender 12 string acoustic
1 Mandolin
1 Fender Strat
and my brother has a great 1967 Guild acoustic guitar.
I play a lot of Zeppelin, Phish, and Radiohead. I guess I've been playing for about 5 years now.

sethsev7n
25th May 2004, 12:06 AM
I just got an Epiphone "Special" model. Startin to learn.

DanF.
25th May 2004, 03:01 AM
I have been playing guitar forever, but I got my first guitar se7en years ago, I think.

First guitar- Brand new Squire Strat. cheap and fun
Second and fav.- 94 Gibson Les Paul Studio- best thing ever, sadly stolen while on last deployment, RIP.
Currently playing an unknown Squire Telecaster with dual Humbuckers through a pawn shop Fender amp, 30watts or so.

I got a MusicMan HD-130 Reverb w/ 412 cab. at home. from like 1974 . Best sounding tube amp ever.

I'd like to get an acoustic/electric, and another les paul.

someday......

DanF.
25th May 2004, 03:02 AM
I have been playing guitar forever, but I got my first guitar se7en years ago, I think.

First guitar- Brand new Squire Strat. cheap and fun
Second and fav.- 94 Gibson Les Paul Studio- best thing ever, sadly stolen while on last deployment, RIP.
Currently playing an unknown Squire Telecaster with dual Humbuckers through a pawn shop Fender amp, 30watts or so.

I got a MusicMan HD-130 Reverb w/ 412 cab. at home. from like 1974 . Best sounding tube amp ever.

I'd like to get an acoustic/electric, and another les paul.

someday......

Rhino2.3t
25th May 2004, 04:08 AM
mmmm.. currently a Tanglewood Semi-Acoustic and a Gibson UB1 (1922) for playing around with :wink:
i sold my original strat when amped playing became too antisocial in the living room :nono; and switched to semi-acoustic to keep the steel strings and little neck.. no classical guitars round here :roll:
Metallica is always entertaining on a S/A anyway :cheesy:

Munki
25th May 2004, 05:06 AM
Blonde Fender Strat - not Squire but not vintage either :roll:
Black Rickenbacker 330
Fender Acoustic
Yamaha Practice amp - my Peavey amp blew up years ago

Blacky Turbo S
25th May 2004, 06:50 AM
Hey Monki man,

Like the topic! :D

My main is a jetglo 92/93 Rickenbacker 360. Realy love these Ricky's, they are awesome!
Second is a Yamaha pacifica tele-model with 2 PAF-pro's with coil tap facilities. Lot of value for your little money!
My nephew is playing on my sunburst Squier Strat through my Sunn (fender) 15W practice amp now.
Acoustic = electro/acoustic bleu Takamine with cutaway (always forget the model.

Pre-amp/efects = Rocktron Voodu valve, Cry baby wahwah

Amp = pre 63 non top boost VOX AC30

Band activities are way too low at the moment, well ehh basically no..... :cry: At the moment ussually a gig now and then.

Music = pop, rock, symphonic rock. Praise and worship like Hillsongs and Vineyard I like very much

heavy_t
25th May 2004, 07:20 AM
I've got some Bongos and that's it!

yfs87
25th May 2004, 08:06 AM
i have a bunch of stuff but first period is a bout to end so ill finish the list later

ampeg svt-4
swr big ben cab (1x18)
swr goliath (4x10)
fender folded horn with a peavy black widow speaker in it (1x18)
hartke 4x10
ampeg 350t 2x10 amp/combo
ampeg 1x15 cabinet
carvin 5-string fretless bass
fender j-bass
musicman 5-string
tibias 5-string fretless
conklan groove tools 4-string
yamaha john myung 6-string bass
couple of guitars and stuff laying around, epiphone etc...
got a keyboard and a pedal board for use with bass/guitar/whatever im playing

i think thats bout it, as you can see i play way too much, havent got anything since the saab tho, that consumes my money :wink: 8)

i can get pics of any of this if requested.

peace
-wyeth

MonkeyMan
25th May 2004, 08:12 AM
Some nice stuff you people have!

Ideally, I think I'd have three guitars: the pre-CBS sunburst strat, a vintage Gibson SG, and a 12-string acoustic. I played a 12-string for the first time a few months ago, and just picked up my friend's the other day; they are awesome! They get so loud, and they have that wonderful harmonic sound. Don't try to bend the strings though. :nono;

No Marshall fanatics, either? :cry:

BEN

jetman@home
25th May 2004, 09:39 AM
ahhh, another Ampeg guy. I have an Ampeg 400+ and 2 4x10 cabinets. I play through a solid state fender 100W a lot of the time though because its more practical.
I Also have:
2 G & L L2000 basses custom factory made for just me.
'71 Gibson SG
Martin 12 string acoustic
Simon & Patrick acoustic
Gibson G50 acoustic (people go oooh, but it plays like a truck)
A PRS that seems to be on permanent loan to a friend who deserves to play it more than me (God)
JCM 900 head and 4x12 cabinet
A litany of other junk guitars and little amps I've collected over the years that sometimes used to get smashed a lot and frankensteined back together. And maybe some of them have been on fire too.
Peddles galore (Cry Baby, Delay modler, Boomerang many, many stomp boxes.

But what do I play all the time? A spanish classical guitar I got in an auction for $20 or my 12 string which is always strung as 6. Go figure.

yfs87
25th May 2004, 12:44 PM
lol stuff just 'collects' in my house, lol i dont know where the money came from, but i sure as hell knew where it goes hahah. anyway i usually play my carvin 5-string fretless through my 350T with the 2x10 and 1x15. sounds good, and it is rock solid. all the other stuff stays in cases, or my dad plays sometimes. he is a euphonium player at heart tho. musical family i guess :-D

-wyeth

Acathla
25th May 2004, 01:09 PM
I fell in love with a sparkly blue Epiphone Les Paul so I snapped it up, then thought I had better try and play as well as it looked - but I didn't manage it! I've got a Vintage electro/acoustic too and all played through the cheapest 10W Kustom Amp ever made. You've gotta love it!

Munki
25th May 2004, 01:19 PM
My main is a jetglo 92/93 Rickenbacker 360. Realy love these Ricky's, they are awesome!

Amp = pre 63 non top boost VOX AC30
A match made in heaven...exceptional taste you have there. Give me your AC30...you know it makes sense. :cheesy:

alan forsyth
25th May 2004, 02:19 PM
ive been playing since about 77 but not had much time the last few years .gear wise a fender strat a jcm 900 head and roost 2 by 12 ive no room for the 4 by 12s a crybaby and a distortion pedal for solo stuff and a yamaha apx acoustic
i play hendrix, floyd, radiohead, santana ect

bassist5
25th May 2004, 06:47 PM
'71 Gibson SG

I'll trade you my legs for it.. Deal? I'll also throw in all my music gear..

Groove
25th May 2004, 07:27 PM
I've been playing guitar and bass for quite a few years but nothing serious - more for enjoyment, hence no proper lessons or anything.

A year ago I got an electric acoustic upright bass and I've been trying to learn that properly, but it's a bit of a challenge - mostly because the scale length is so big.

http://www.messengerbass.com/

jetman
25th May 2004, 07:50 PM
'71 Gibson SG

I'll trade you my legs for it.. Deal? I'll also throw in all my music gear..

Yeah right. The SG and a bunch of natural distortion from the JCM, a little drop D tuning and its just Chugga Chugga Chugga. Is that what you're looking for? :cheesy: :cheesy:

MonkeyMan
25th May 2004, 10:44 PM
Wow Jetman... :o

Could you possibly will the SG and the PRS to me?


BEN

jetman
25th May 2004, 10:48 PM
Wanna cry? I got the SG for $300 Canadian.
The PRS is another story all together. It was a gift.

MonkeyMan
25th May 2004, 11:13 PM
A gift from the heavens, unless a relative won the lottery. :o

BEN

jetman
25th May 2004, 11:35 PM
I am seriously considering selling most of my equipment. I play all the time, but practically always acoustic. Most of it isnt even at my house (parents have better insurance).

Blacky Turbo S
26th May 2004, 02:00 AM
My main is a jetglo 92/93 Rickenbacker 360. Realy love these Ricky's, they are awesome!

Amp = pre 63 non top boost VOX AC30
A match made in heaven...exceptional taste you have there. Give me your AC30...you know it makes sense. :cheesy:

Hey Munki

Thanks :D That's what I thought! Glad I skipped the cherry SG idea. :) Don't get me wrong, a SG is cool (cooler than a Les Paul),.....but a Ricky is simply another league. They are just.... :-?? :! ..awesome.
Wel you know Munki you got yourself a jetglo 330. I like that angular body shape even a tiny bit more than my rounded body shape.

:o
:evil: NOW YOU DON'T TOUCH MY AC30!!! :evil: :cheesy:
I got a hole in the speaker cloth, it misses 2 of the 3 handles and all the grilles on top, but sounds GREAT! And who cares I ain't gonna sell it anyway! :cheesy:

The Swedish Bullet
26th May 2004, 09:55 AM
The PRS is a thing of beauty. I just helped a friend pick one out, it is in a league of its own. One day, when my ship comes in... Jetman, I hear ya on the acoustic thing, nobody wants to sit around and listen to one guy play electric guitar. But I would suggest joining a band, just to make use of those beautiful guitars you have!

I have a "Frankenstrat" - a guitar made of mostly original Stratocaster parts. Sunburst. It is a real battle axe - never goes out of tune, even when I have dropped it. I feed it through a phaser, into a Marshall tube amp, to get that 70s Waylon Jennings sound. Oh yeah...

I also have a 6-strong Washburn acoustic, and just got (gift from the qwife) a 12-string Norman acoustic.

I play with 3 other guys every Thursday night. We rent a dirty, run-down studio and play heavy 12-minute electric versions of old country tunes.

Interestingly, most of my SAAB break downs have accured after my Thursday night jams - the siezed handbrake, snapped clutch cable, and broken fuel pump all occured (separately) after my thursday night jam, between minight and 1 AM, on cold winter nights. Never failed to provoke at least one sarchastic comment about SAABs being good Swedish winter cars...

jetman
26th May 2004, 04:14 PM
I dont have time for such things what with kid and work and all. I also work evenings. I play around with friends some, but never where I'd need a rig. (Although sometimes I bring one 8) ) Saabs are good for hauling gear though!
The last band situation I was in was last weekend. Me and 3 three year olds tearing up Spiderman.

Saturbo
27th May 2004, 03:54 AM
I've been playin since 1976/77. Started learning at school mainly classical. Can't remember not having guitars around. Played in lots of bands in and around Aberdeen, travelled the world with a theatre company (well as far as Edinburgh festival which was big time then I thought :oops: )

Gear just now is:-
1983 Strat special ( the ones with only two pots and 5-way selector) Its got a maple neck and fretboard, and sooooo much natural resonance - almost like a Paul. I had been a humbucking man before I tried this one out wont part with it now.

Washburn Acoustic 6-string - this one is for messing around in the house and doing the obligatory nursery tunes for the kids, although they are growin and their taste is improving (KISS and Darkness :o :o )

Big old Gibson-style blonde 12-string I've had since 1979. Badged as CMI but don't know who made it, but it is a beauty.

Amps
Fender silverface pro-reverb from about 1980 fantastic working amp - never let me down apart from the odd fuse (temp repaired with the silver foil from the old cigarette wrappers many times - I always lost the spares I carried :oops: )

Marshall AVT20 - great little amp for small gigs or home practice. Has a great pre-amp which avoids the need for all the old pedals and miles of cabling.

Musical taste - I'll play along with almost anything!!

Recent purchase was Alto saxophone - No1 son is learing how to play and he's a natural!! No1 daughter is learning to play cello, No2 wants to learn anything but shes still to small to hold anything.

I tell you some nights in our house it must sound like a fire in a pet shop from outside :cheesy: :cheesy:

Good thread there

MonkeyMan
27th May 2004, 09:43 AM
The Swedish Bullet-- You sound like my kind of guy! What sort of marshall do you play through, an old jubilee or something?

Saturbo-- When you say "two pots" do you mean two pickups? And how does 5 way switching work with that?

BEN

Saturbo
27th May 2004, 10:25 AM
Monkeyman,
two pots is short for two potentiometers, or in normal speak 1 x volume and 1 x tone control rather than the normal 1 x vol and 2 x tone :oops:

The 5-way selector then allows you to select individual pickups on 1-3-5, or pairs of neck n middle on -2- or middle n saddle on -4-. On older style selectors with only three way switch I used to find the sweet spot between where the pickups were both on and then wedge it there with a matchstick or folded beermat. :cheesy: :cheesy:

It gives a really sweet sound much like Bob Cray, Slowhand, Knopfler etc for a good fingerpickin or funk stylee - even better through a compressor if you're up loud - it limits the feedback to only the very resonant frequencies of the guitar.

Apologies if I'm preachin to the converted.......... :lol: :lol:

Tone_Depear
27th May 2004, 10:54 AM
Lets think, I've got:
2 Epiphone Les Pauls
1 Epiphone Double Neck
1 Danelectro


Well played!

I've got:

1 Epi Casino
1 Epi Les Paul
And my first guitar was a Danelectro U2.

Do I get extra points for an Epi tattoo on my arm?

9.3 Joe
27th May 2004, 03:16 PM
I don't play but my son does and over the last 8 years I have bought him alot of equipment which he uses all the time:

64 Fender Jaguar- not reissue
68 Fender Mustang- not reissue
78 Fender Newporter
95 Fender Stratocaster standard (Mexican)
2002 Fender Stratocaster -American Series
2001 Les Paul Junior Special
2002 Gibson Gothic SG
Schecter 006 Elite w/ EMG pickups
2002 Guild Starfire
Danoelectric model?
Ibanez AW100 acoustic

1994 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectofier Head
Marshall 1960 AV 4x12
1987 Marshall 3203 Artist Series 30 combo
1986 Marshall Studio 15 combo
1968 Supro 2262 combo
Fender 15w Champ
Pighead

About 20 pedals - Big muff, TS-9, Flanger, etc

Digital recording stuff

He is in about 3 bands and is organizing and playing in "The Battle of The Bands" at Santa Monica High which will be this Saturday

yfs87
28th May 2004, 07:42 AM
tell ur son to lock up the mesa boogie cuz i am coming to town, particilarly to take it :wink: :cheesy: i love those amps so much. they just sounds so good...posibily my favorite amp.

-wyeth

Cuba
28th May 2004, 07:48 AM
'round here, "two pots" is two glasses of beer at the pub. A "two pot screamer" is someone who get's off their trolley on two pots.

yfs87
28th May 2004, 08:15 AM
we know you do that all the time cuba...;-) :-D :cheesy:

-wyeth

9.3 Joe
28th May 2004, 10:59 AM
The Mesa really does rock. We just had it retubed and it is a very cool sounding amp. Sounds great thru the Marshall 4x12 cabinet. Mesa if a great company, kinda like a family business here in California.