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post #31 of 4287
Far too much stuff has come and gone over the last decade and a half. I'll get round to some pics one day.

The current "best of", but by no means complete list:

Rickenbacker 360 - absolutely gorgeous in Fireglo, and NOT one for those with large hands. The Rick "jangle" is legendary, and deservedly so. Proves that "Made in the USA" can still mean something to be proud of.

Gibson 335 - aside from scratchy funk, I can't think of a style of guitar music this one couldn't do. Again, no photo could ever do justice to the beauty of this guitar.

Fender Baja Telecaster - a lot like a cheap (but not inferior) version of a '51. HUGE comfortable neck, great pickups. Feels like it would probably be left standing among the cockroaches after a full-on nuclear war - if you play rough biker bars, then this is your axe. Beautiful neck pickup sound through a tube amp, as with pretty much any Fender guitar...love that Hendrix/SRV bluesy tone.

Music Man Sterling...my first expensive bass, from 1996. Custom shop-quality birdseye/quilted/flamed maple neck. For RHCP/RATM-style riffing, there is no substitute.

Fender Jazz Bass - 'nuff said.

Squier Classic Vibe 1950s Precision Bass - the one with the single-coil pickup that notoriously destroyed speakers back in the '50s. Don't let the low price fool you; this is a hell of a lot of bass for the money and tests, both magazine and my own, can find little tonal difference between this and the Japanese Fender reissue model.

Amps - been through quite a few. Good stuff has been mentioned elsewhere.

I would like to give props to the Blackstar Dual distortion pedal. Supposedly valve (tube), but more importantly it can cover the range of British (i.e. Marshall) to American (Mesa/Boogie) voicing, and you can set two levels of OD/Distortion. Makes any half-decent amp sound like a tone king, and has become a permanent part of my setup.
post #32 of 4287
1986 Fender MIJ Stratocaster in Olympic White
1994 Fender MIJ 62' RI Telecaster in Sunburst
Peavy Classic 30 Amp.
post #33 of 4287
Don't play much anymore, and most of this stuff sits in a corner behind all my kids' crap ...

Washburn G-10V
Amp (lent this to a friend -- I would have to go to his house to see what it is)

(Both of those were bought almost 20 years ago at a pawn shop that specializes in used music gear on Parliament street in Toronto)

Fender Acoustic -- bought new; one of the cheap ones, and I do not like the high action on it

Peavey Bass -- bought new; has active pick-ups, which are a nuisance. I am thinking of trading it in for a normal bass
Peavey practice bass amp

I will check for model information on the acoustic and the bass when I get home
post #34 of 4287
current stuff
post #35 of 4287
great L-6? here's my current selection 1980 Gibson Sonex custom, someone replaced the neck pick up (swapped the dirty finger) and in the process screwed up the coil tapping, but been trying to hunt down an orginal dirty pickup. This thing is a workhorse. Weighs a TON, but sounds so nice because the output is so hot. Really interesting sound, best pick one up soon, as they seem to be rising in price as well. here's my pride and joy, a 1999 graduation gift from my folks. was my sole guitar until a few years ago when I went crazy. SG special, '57 pickup in the neck, been thinking of swapping out for humbucking fit p90's recently. Color is amazing and it's beat to shit and traveled most of the USA with me and previous bands. My guitar guy asked me if I bought it all "aged" and was wondering what process I put it through to get that way, told him it's all natural wear and tear. Recently replaced the tuners to grover deluxe keystones 2007 Fender Highway one strat, the first of my recent aquisitions. Never really liked fenders too much (or they don't really at all work for what I play) so this was on the back burner for while, but I recently replaced the pickups to lace (silver, red, blue aka billy corgan siamese dream era) and have been using it as my back up on stage. really excited about being able to buy this 1976 Gibson Marauder custom. I remember when I was dirt broke in college (when they were going for $400 MAX) and always wanted one in this color especially (mac from superchunk plays this same one). Tuners sucked, so that was the first to go, replaced with grover deluxe keystones again, need to set up and get rolling, otherwise everything else (sans pickup selector knob) is orginal. this one ends my hunt for guitars until I pony up and buy a 60's Jazzmaster one of these days
post #36 of 4287
yeah, 1974 L6-s. the sonex and marauder are titties!
post #37 of 4287
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post
yeah, 1974 L6-s.

the sonex and marauder are titties!

I've found the vintage "beater" guitars really hold up over time....even though they were student guitars, they were pretty innovative.
post #38 of 4287
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post #39 of 4287
I went to go and try a blues jr and an ac15 today at my local music store. I thought I was going to have to take a trip to Guitar Center since my local shop doesn't carry fender (mom and pop store) but to my surprise they had received a blues jr on consignment yesterday. After playing both of them I picked the ac15. Got a good deal at $450 brand new since there's a new model out with 2 inputs and this was the last in stock of the old model. I'm very happy with it. Will be running a Full Drive 2 through it for some dirt.
post #40 of 4287
Where are the bass players?

- 1961 Fender P-Bass w/ 1962 Jazz neck
- 1968 Fender Jazz Bass
- 1965 Guild Starfire bass
- 1975 Ibanez "Black Eagle" bass
- 1977 Ibanez "Black Eagle" bass
- 1978 Ibanez Silver Series P bass copy
- 1998 Danelectro longhorn bass
- 1999 G&L L-2000 custom silver sparkle
- 2007 Fender Hwy One P-Bass (the current workhorse)

Amps are early-90s SVT classic, GK 800rb, mid-60s Ampeg B-15 fliptop, various cabinets

Got a bunch of guitars too.
post #41 of 4287
The twins (no strings cause I'm swapping bridges):

post #42 of 4287
Hey guys, I need a recommendation. So, the AC15CC that I bought recently is defective, and I'm returning it. I've read that a lot of the CCs are unreliable, and I need a more reliable amp as I'm not located near anywhere that can fix amps. I know these are completely different amps, but has anyone played either the Vox AC15 Handwired or the Fender Bassman reissue? They are in the same price range and I'm curious if anyone has any opinions. Again, reliability is sort of important, this will be a gigging amp as well. Edit: or a silverface twin reverb
post #43 of 4287
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post
Hey guys, I need a recommendation.
So, the AC15CC that I bought recently is defective, and I'm returning it. I've read that a lot of the CCs are unreliable, and I need a more reliable amp as I'm not located near anywhere that can fix amps.
I know these are completely different amps, but has anyone played either the Vox AC15 Handwired or the Fender Bassman reissue? They are in the same price range and I'm curious if anyone has any opinions. Again, reliability is sort of important, this will be a gigging amp as well.

Edit: or a silverface twin reverb

i have/had a silverface twin reverb, first year i believe, 69. unfortunately, i didn't know what i was doing back then and had it stupidly blackfaced. overall it's a workhorse, but recently have been having to put work into it, but pound for pound, you really can't beat a twin. Check out old musicman's 130 ...they sound really great when put up next to twins and break up really nicely
post #44 of 4287
The Bassman 4X10 is one of my all time favorite amps. Really.
post #45 of 4287
The classic 4x10 Bassman - the one you can buy today as the '59 Reissue, with Jensen speakers) is a lot of people's favourite amp, and for good reason. It ranks up there with the Fender twin, AC30 with Alnico Blues and few others as a truly legandary amp. Jim Marshall based his first amps on the Bassman, and look how well they caught on.

A Strat or Tele through a Bassman = guitar perfection.
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