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eklundh85 15th October 2009 07:24 PM

So What Guitars Do People Use?
 
Hey,
i'm new to this forum, and what better way to start is to start a classic Gear forum thread.

So what Guitars/Gear do you guys use?

to start it off i'll Go through my Gear (photos will be uploaded shortly.)

Guitars;

Parker Fly Deluxe
Fender USA Standard Stratocaster
Gibson Gothic Explorer
Ibanez DMM1
Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster
(soon to be added) PRS 513

Amplifiers;

Soldano SLO-100
Marshall 1960A Cabinet

Effects Pedals;

TC Electronc G-System


Who's next?

whitecat 15th October 2009 09:11 PM

I'll bite, these threads are always fun
 
Think we've done a thread like this before but it's probably buried, it was a while ago, so here's the current junk -

Guitars:

Fender (US) AVRI '59 Strat
Gibson Robot Guitar (1st production run, so basically an LP Studio but with neck binding)
Fender Classic Series (Mex) '72 Deluxe Telecaster
Fender (Mex) Baja Telecaster
Fender (Japan) Rosewood Telecaster (c. '86 or so) - very early "satin" finish
Fender (Korea) Koa Stratocaster
Godin Solidac (although this one is sort of for-sale)
ABM Lapsteel

plus a couple basses - Fender (Mex) Classic 50's RI P-bass & Yamaha BB414

Amps:

Fender Blues Jr. with Celestion Alnico Blue
Gretsch G5222 with Jensen Ceramic

Effects:

Z-Vex SHO
Z-Vex Lo-Fi Loop Junky
Boss DD-2
Boss DD-6
Keeley Ibanez AD9
Keeley Boss TR-2 Tremolo
Analogman Boss GE7 EQ
Ibanez CP9 Comp/Limiter
Boss CS2 Comp/Limiter
Boss CH1 Super Chorus
ProCo RAT (recent one)
Ibanez TS7 (modded, aftermarket 808-style opamps)
MXR Smartgate
TC Nova Reverb
Electro Harmonix Switchblade
Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe Jr.
... and of course a Boss TU-2

TrevCircleStudios 15th October 2009 09:35 PM

72 (or maybe 73) Gibson es335
rickenbacker 330
fender strat
early Gibson les Paul studio
custom shop 59 telecaster
prs Se
fender precision (with jazz neck)
fender jazz
alembic spyder
Warwick infinity
custom 4 string (Seymour Duncan quarter pounders, badass etc)
Adam black acoustic

various amps,cabs and DIs

bluebearddub 16th October 2009 11:18 AM

my guitars are:
83 usa fender stratocaster
01 gibson les paul studio
02 mim fender tele
garrison g40 acoustic
07 usa fender pbass
prs se santana
amp:hotrod deluxe
effects, boss me50,
assorted pedals, eh dr q , ds 1 etc.
my wishlist is:
a nice gibson 335 or 339
a nice d15 martin
an ac30cc2

Dave Boulden 16th October 2009 11:47 AM

Not really a guitar man, but all the same:

Guitar:
Line6 Variax 600
Maison FP/PP
Wesley HRB-400 bowl-back semi

Bass:
Tobias Toby Custom Pro 5 string

Amp:
Vox AD30VT

I_Am_Bic_Pentameter 16th October 2009 11:56 AM

Telecaster
Stratocaster
Ibanez Prestige

There's "nothing like a real amp" and I've got "nothing like a real amp" - so that's a result.

Axe-Fx
POD Farm Platinum
Guitar Rig 3+4
V-amp Pro
Zoom G2

I'm so glad I've got the talent to make it all work.

I wouldn't mind a small tube amp but that won't be happening any time soon.
Plenty of guitars I'd like but whoosh, the cost has gone through the roof. Time to start buying those authentic guitars from China that appear on Ebay. Totally real in every aspect, apart from the body, the neck, the machine heads and the pick-ups, which are fake. Real strings, though.

Maccy 16th October 2009 01:06 PM

Fender American Strat
Ibanez RG320DFX
Epiphone Special Series
Lindo el-cheapo Acoustic

Marshall MG50DFX, although mainly play through Mainstage!

Mainly dabble with guitar playing so haven't spent much on things - may do when I have a job again!

Ian B 16th October 2009 05:12 PM

I can go into detail as I'm pretty DVD don't stock any of the following, tho' I won't put any links up, just in case.

1/ Richwood Tree of Life limited edition LP clone.

Mahogany body with quilted maple top finished in Honeyburst. Only 168 made, 24 in each of 7 colours, it cost peanuts in relation to the quality, a absolute gem that, imo, the Gibson custom shop would struggle to match without charging very silly money. I paid 490 inc hard case and even tho' I've replaced the stock pups with a pair of Irongear Steamhammers, the total cost is still well under 600.

2/ AcePro AE625.

PRS style, spalted maple top with EMG passive humbuckers for 249 inc hard case. Not quite up there with my Richwood, but it's not far behind, mainly due to the factory QC not being as attentive as they could have been, but well worth the extra cost of a full pro setup.

3/ J&D SE890.

Ash body with maple and nayto thro' neck, S/S/H for under 90? This was a total steal, it plays like a dream, as good as it looks in fact, and even factoring in replacing the pups with 2xGFS Lil' Killers and a GFS Bigmouth Bridge meant a total outlay of under 150.

4/ LAG Jet.

Another cheapo at around 99 tho' after fitting a set of inexpensive Axesrus own brand pups, this is probably my most played guitar. Nothing fancy to look at, it just plays so well with a action to die for.

5/ AcePro 12 string superstrat.

I can't say much about this other than it cost around 120 and is in bits atm, but in one piece it's a nice guitar, again with a fantastic action.

6/ Richwood RG-18-CE Grand Auditorium acoustic.

A lovely acoustic that now boasts a action that shames most electrics. Solid cedar top, mahogany back and sides with ivory maple binding and fitted with a Fishman Classic 4 peizo pup. I think I paid just over 200 and it's a all round good acoustic, even if the sites boast about it being a Taylor killer is well wide of the mark.

Amps,

VOX AD15VT, just a lovely little, tho' loud, amp.

Roland 15X, ditto the above comment.

A cheap'n'cheerful Toneworks AX1500GT multi fx. Most of the presets are a bit iffy, but digging into it can give some excellent results.

spyder 16th October 2009 08:56 PM

Custom Shop Time Machine 60 Strat NOS sunburst
PRS Custom 22 dark cherry
Martin D35p

And my old friend:
1972 Telecaster sunburst - bought new by me at the famous Selmers in Charing Cross Road, 37 years ago (blimey!)

whitecat 16th October 2009 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyder (Post 41090)
And my old friend:
1972 Telecaster sunburst - bought new by me at the famous Selmers in Charing Cross Road, 37 years ago (blimey!)

Wow!! Which variant? "Standard?" Custom? Deluxe?

Photos of that one would be very welcome... :thumbsup:

spyder 17th October 2009 10:16 AM

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Here you go, it's a standard Tele. Serial number 326862 indicates it was made c. Jan/Feb 72. Neck code is 3 MAR 72. I think that guitar has done over 1000 gigs, so you can see that I've kept it in reasonable condition. It's heavy, even for a Tele, but sounds superb. I remember it cost around 220 new, but I had it re-fretted and the electrics cleaned a while back, and that cost rather more!

whitecat 17th October 2009 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyder (Post 41096)
Here you go, it's a standard Tele. Serial number 326862 indicates it was made c. Jan/Feb 72. Neck code is 3 MAR 72. I think that guitar has done over 1000 gigs, so you can see that I've kept it in reasonable condition. It's heavy, even for a Tele, but sounds superb. I remember it cost around 220 new, but I had it re-fretted and the electrics cleaned a while back, and that cost rather more!

Beautiful stuff. All "CBS prejudice" aside I really love Teles from that era. Might be Fender's marketing department putting that in my head of course with their whole range of "72 reissues" - or it might be that I dislike most Strats from about '66-onwards, but I think the Telecasters of the time were some very cool guitars!

Maccy 18th October 2009 08:13 PM

Impulse buy yesterday in Brighton - picked me up one of these!

http://www.dv247.com/guitars/gibson-...gold-hw--63832

My first Gibson - every home should have one! - and it sounds fantastic :)

Next on the purchase list is an Orange stack :)

I_Am_Bic_Pentameter 18th October 2009 09:20 PM

I'd gladly give a gibson a home -

If someone would like to donate one to me.

I spotted this one here

Khazul 18th October 2009 10:07 PM

Well when im not using them for firewood, I have a line 6 variax and a cort bass (cant remember the model) which suits my needs.

Processing is a behringer v-amp pro and a bass v-amp pro and a variaty of TC rack fx units.

Rob Sandall 9th November 2009 10:45 AM

Kit list.
 
I stripped down the collection a while back - I say it's because I'm a purist, but it was more a shall-we-say financial issue. G.A.S. is never good for the savings.

Anyway, these days I'm playing:

72 Reissue Tele
Classic player Tele
Ibanez artwood cutaway

...generally through either a Laney Lionheart 4x10 or a prototype Ashdown/Hayden essex blonde, which is a little 7 Watt wonder.

I cleaned house on effects in favour of a Boss GT8 and looper, although I still defer to a Zen drive overdrive, Mutha Fuzz (by catseye) and Zakk Wylde Crybaby (I'm not a metaller, it just has a tighter sweep).

Oh, and I'm playing 11s. Always the best for Fenders IMO.

whitecat 9th November 2009 11:04 AM

Which '72? Custom? Deluxe? Thinline?

Which CP Tele? Baja? 60s? 50s?

Narrow it down man, we guitar-nuts need details! :D

iain.gibson 9th November 2009 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I_Am_Bic_Pentameter (Post 41127)
I'd gladly give a gibson a home -

If someone would like to donate one to me.

I spotted this one here


Is this invitation still applicable? I would like to point out that i need regularly fed, watered and given new guitars to play with.

Rob Sandall 10th November 2009 02:53 PM

Ha sorry, it's not often I get asked to ramble on...

It's a '72 Deluxe, with the split humbuckers. It's got a shielding issue I'm about to sort out, but otherwise since a good setup it's treated me very well, and it's solid enough to look after itself too.

The CP is a 60s model, and is a real dream. I am angling for a CP strat too, but that'll come after, I think, a Jazzmaster!

Sorry, bank account/missus.

bluebearddub 16th November 2009 09:57 PM

83 stratocaster, a les paul studio and a mim tele plus a few others,
im hankering after a 339 or 335 depending on weather my wife agrees to go without skin care products for 2010 or not:eek:

Ian B 20th November 2009 07:13 PM

A Skylark Curvycaster arrived earlier this week, another addition to my array of budget guitars. As I'm pretty sure DV don't stock these I'll post the link as well http://www.skylarkguitars.com/skylar...ar-1646-0.html

Not to everyones taste that's for sure :bbbiggrin: but I'm quietly impressed for the money. It's not without small, niggling little faults, but I've seen pics of/read the description of another one which is a shocker, so it would appear their QC can be very, very hit and miss.

My first instict with any budget guitar is to replace the pups, that was the case here, in fact I bought replacements, but the more I use these the better they get. For cheapo s/c's they have an astonishing amount of grunt when pushed, fantastic for general riffage, but maybe not enough clarity for distorted lead work. Considering them, and the amount of wood *missing* from the body, there is still ample sustain.

The tuners are rock solid so far, restrung with 10>52's on arrival, tuned and it's barely needed touching since, and that'll be down to new strings still settling down.

The fretboard appears to be a tad too long, it pushes the neck pup over at a slight angle, nothing major, but it's the same on the other Curvycaster I mentioned earlier.

My biggest gripe is the neck inlay, markers, be they dots, blocks or fancy inlays on on this guitar, are surely meant as an aid to navigating the fretboard. Going by said inlay, it seems to have been fitted a fret too high, where I'd expect the 5th, 7th and 12th fret to be, I find myself a fret out unless I'm very careful, tho' this is probably down to my lack of ability more than anything. The action is fine, but you'd better like chunky necks, tho' that said, I only have girly sized hands yet still find it comfortable.

Overall, this is a gem for the money, something well worth having a pro setup done on and I may ask my guitar tech to fit and coil tap the new pups I've bought while he's at it. Seemingly these are the first production batch, so teething troubles can be forgiven, but imo, are well worth keeping an eye on if anyone is looking for a guitar that is out of the ordinary.

Geraldo66 3rd May 2010 09:16 PM

[QUOTE=bluebearddub;41051]my guitars are:
prs se santana
amp:hotrod deluxe
[/QUOTE]

Cool -- I use a Fender HotRod DeVille. Does the PRS SE Santana give you that Carlos Santana tone?

[url]http://www.ultimatesantana.com[/url]

Bloke From Barnet 3rd May 2010 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iain.gibson (Post 41937)
Is this invitation still applicable? I would like to point out that i need regularly fed, watered and given new guitars to play with.

Haha, very opportunist. :D

I got an '84 strat which I play 99.9% of the time.
I also got an epiphone les paul custom and a squire tele (astonishing guitar for the money!) and I used to have a really pimped jackson soloist back in the 90s, but the strat is 'my guitar'.

SkylineUK 7th May 2010 03:58 PM

I have some LP types:
L to R: Burny 'Lemon Drop', Gibson Custom Shop '57 Gold Top, Gibson 1976 LP Custom, Vintage 'Lemon Drop'.

http://www.johnsongs.com/LesPauls_3_Regent.jpg

Khazul 7th May 2010 04:00 PM

Chopped up and repitched samples - who needs guitarists? ;)

:eek:

SkylineUK 7th May 2010 04:02 PM

and some Fenders:
L to R: James Burton Artist Tele, 2009 American Std. Strat, Eric Clapton Artist Strat., HSS Strat.

http://www.johnsongs.com/Fenders_3_Regent.jpg

SkylineUK 7th May 2010 04:04 PM

and some miscellaneous.
L to R: Epiphone Flying V, Eric Clapton 'Fool' SG by Painted Player, Gibson 1976 Flying V.
http://www.johnsongs.com/FlyingVs_1_Regent.jpg

SkylineUK 7th May 2010 04:17 PM

And which one feels so right, sounds great and the one I play most?
The cheap Vintage Icon Lemon Drop... :bbblink::bbblushing:

spyder 8th May 2010 09:32 AM

Some great guitars there Skyline, love the James Burton! That's really interesting that you prefer the Vintage Lemon Drop, sometimes one chances on a particular guitar, irrespective of cost, that just simply feels right.

dontsleep 21st September 2010 05:05 PM

I have been using Fender Standard Strats excusively for 20 years and now I'm experimenting with an Epiphone SG in the last year as well.

Boy the SG has a tone that I could just never get on the strat but then again the SG cannot come close to what the strat does either.

That's why I have both! Ahh! the tones...:)

tenchijin2 22nd September 2010 02:31 AM

Wow! I'm in the wrong line of work. I can't afford more than a couple guitars... I have a 20 year old Sigma that my dad gave me for Christmas. I have a 12 string takamine from 1978 that my wife's uncle gave to me. Both of those guitars have sentimental value and they sound nice. Not amazing, but nice.

The only electric guitar I own is my Burns Brian May signature guitar. I am the only guitar player in a rock/pop cover band, and it's all the axe I need! I would enjoy a VOS gibson SG, and perhaps an ES335 one day, too.

Aric

Piano 22nd September 2010 05:29 AM

Recently started using the very cheap Adam Black Guitars. Used Ibanez Guitars for a while back there, and Yamaha.

I really fancy a Brian May red special though and i think i'll treat myself to one at Christmas along with his Treble Booster. :D

I now have that Brian May signature i promised myself only in Trans Green. Love it! Also ha ue an Esp Bass, adam black acoustic and a Gibson LP studio 50's tribute. Love the rough crunchy sound from that. Would like a new bass and tele but in no rush. Those are more than enough for my needs!

bluebearddub 25th September 2010 02:56 PM

at the moment im using teh 335,000-15,pbass and tele but i dug out my lp a few weeks ago for a noodle:thumbsup:

TrevCircleStudios 25th September 2010 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebearddub (Post 50833)
at the moment im using teh 335,000-15,pbass and tele but i dug out my lp a few weeks ago for a noodle:thumbsup:

Nice :thumbsup:

bluebearddub 26th September 2010 10:37 AM

i love the 335 i got from dv a few months ago ! had a good set up done on it as it was a bit dry sounding out of the box and needed a few tweaks etc. to get the best from it.

TrevCircleStudios 26th September 2010 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebearddub (Post 50840)
i love the 335 i got from dv a few months ago ! had a good set up done on it as it was a bit dry sounding out of the box and needed a few tweaks etc. to get the best from it.

Yeah I have an eRly 70s 335. Nothing else is quite the same.

bluebearddub 5th October 2010 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrevCircleStudios (Post 50845)
Yeah I have an eRly 70s 335. Nothing else is quite the same.

trev, have you experience of the es175?, im tempted to maybe pick one up next year.

Lester 15th February 2011 09:56 PM

A Fender Contemporary Strat and a few others.

crowhue 5th July 2011 10:36 PM

[QUOTE=eklundh85;41038]Hey,
i'm new to this forum, and what better way to start is to start a classic Gear forum thread.

So what Guitars/Gear do you guys use?

to start it off i'll Go through my Gear (photos will be uploaded shortly.)

Guitars;

Parker Fly Deluxe
Fender USA Standard Stratocaster
Gibson Gothic Explorer
Ibanez DMM1
Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster
(soon to be added) PRS 513

Amplifiers;

Soldano SLO-100
Marshall 1960A Cabinet

Effects Pedals;

TC Electronc G-System


Who's next?[/QUOTE]

PRS Custom 24 | Marshall 4203 hybrid combo | Boss ME50 FX

Simples!

TrevCircleStudios 6th July 2011 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crowhue (Post 54840)
PRS Custom 24 | Marshall 4203 hybrid combo | Boss ME50 FX

Simples!

Nice! :thumbsup: and welcome to the forum. Why dont you introduce yourself over in the apropriate section!


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