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Old 24th May 2004
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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?

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Old 24th May 2004
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Thank you Ben for starting that

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
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Im just learning to play guitar.I play off a rental or a friends guitar.
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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.
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I just got an Epiphone "Special" model. Startin to learn.
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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......
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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......
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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 and switched to semi-acoustic to keep the steel strings and little neck.. no classical guitars round here
Metallica is always entertaining on a S/A anyway
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Blonde Fender Strat - not Squire but not vintage either
Black Rickenbacker 330
Fender Acoustic
Yamaha Practice amp - my Peavey amp blew up years ago
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Hey Monki man,

Like the topic!

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..... 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
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I've got some Bongos and that's it!
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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
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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.

No Marshall fanatics, either?

BEN
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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.
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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
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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!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blacky Turbo S
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.
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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
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jetman@home
'71 Gibson SG
I'll trade you my legs for it.. Deal? I'll also throw in all my music gear..
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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/
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