Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Metal Zone, MS? Really?

    My middle school years were spent listening to Metallica.
     
  2. origenesprit

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    My middle school years were spent listening to Metallica.

    Haha, fair enough.

    Went back to a guitar store today to play some Gretsches. I liked the Gretsch Jr quite a bit, but the White Falcon I played was set up so horribly that it was unplayable. Annoyingly, the thing that caught my eye the most in the store was another CS Strat.
     
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    so whats all that shit on the lightup board do?
     
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    so whats all that shit on the lightup board do?
    Basic functions...overdrive, wah, tuner, delay, noise suppression, chorus, compressor, flange, etc.
     
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    I'll list the tasty stuff
    1974 Rickenbacker 4001

    1965 Ampeg B-15N
    late 1970s Ampeg V4

    my bro is also quite the collector
    1967 Fender Deluxe Reverb
    1962 Fenden Bassman w/ Matching 2x12
    1987 Marshall Jubille 1x12
     
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    just won a marshall shredmaster on an impulse buy. fuck. need to start playing again.
     
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    just won a marshall shredmaster on an impulse buy. fuck. need to start playing again.

    I have a Bluesbreaker pedal that I love, but the Shredmaster always sounds kinda crappy on youtube videos. I'm a huge Jonny Greenwood fan so I would like to believe that they are good. Let me know how you like it when you get it!
     
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    [​IMG] '63 Gibson 330 [​IMG]
     
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    OK, I'll play.......
    1953 Fender Esquire


    Four Aces just hit the table.
    Sweet.
    B
     
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    I just bought a new guitar. The story is interesting, so I thought I'd share it.

    I went to the NYC Guitar Center the other day and saw a 1963 Gibson 330 I really liked for $3000. I had an '08 Gibson 335 dot that I wanted to trade in, as well as an Adrenalinn III pedal (worth $400 new, in perfect condition), a buddy guy wah (worth $169 new in perfect condition) and a Hermida Audio Zendrive (worth $200) in perfect condition. I go to Guitar Center with all this stuff and ask what they will give me for trade in value. The guy takes forever on his computer, and finally writes down a number for all of that gear. He's willing to give me $1320 for all that stuff, including the 335. Fucking insane. I start packing my stuff up saying that is way too low and he goes to his manager, comes back and says he can do $1600 for everything, which is still shit as I could probably get $2200 for everything at least if I put it on ebay. So I say fuck this, leave and go to 30th Street Guitars. I find a Les Paul I really like there. I had been to 30th street before and without looking at my 335, they quoted me $1750 for it if I traded in it for a $2800 old Epiphone Sorrento. So I go back to 30th street, find this Les Paul I want to buy, show them my 335, tell them I was quoted 1750 a few days ago, and the clerk brings it back to the owner. Comes back a minute later and tells me he'll give me $1900 for it (and just the 335, not any of the pedals). I was shocked. Obviously, I bought the Les Paul.

    TL;DR version: NEVER attempt to trade anything in at Guitar Center. Or really, never go to Guitar Center in the first place. 30th Street Guitars is my favorite guitar store in Manhattan (other than Rudy's, but I don't have an Amex Black).
     
  11. GusW

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    Four Aces just hit the table. Sweet. B
    I went to the Arlington Texas Guitar show in '91. At the time I was a writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine and was reporting on the show. I had always wanted a vintage Esquire from '53. Seymor Duncan, the pickup guru, and I were walking the show together and I stumbled upon this one. The dealer, who had it on his table, had just driven in from Mississippi with it having just bought it off the original owners widow. Apparently he played it every night and when the old guy died the first thing she did was sell it. She wanted to get rid of it! No sentimental value whatsoever!!! Anyway I loved it and asked Seymor what he thought of it. He said"If you don't buy it I will". Afterwards he took me back to his room where he brought out the famous Jeff Beck Yardbirds Esquire that Jeff had given him (It was there for a photo shoot). We compared the sound and honestly, they both sounded like the same damn geetar, This one is a real dream. The funny thing though is that non guitar players all think that it must be the cheapest guitar in my collection because it is so plain and worn [​IMG]
     
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    I just bought a new guitar. The story is interesting, so I thought I'd share it.

    I went to the NYC Guitar Center the other day and saw a 1963 Gibson 330 I really liked for $3000. I had an '08 Gibson 335 dot that I wanted to trade in, as well as an Adrenalinn III pedal (worth $400 new, in perfect condition), a buddy guy wah (worth $169 new in perfect condition) and a Hermida Audio Zendrive (worth $200) in perfect condition. I go to Guitar Center with all this stuff and ask what they will give me for trade in value. The guy takes forever on his computer, and finally writes down a number for all of that gear. He's willing to give me $1320 for all that stuff, including the 335. Fucking insane. I start packing my stuff up saying that is way too low and he goes to his manager, comes back and says he can do $1600 for everything, which is still shit as I could probably get $2200 for everything at least if I put it on ebay. So I say fuck this, leave and go to 30th Street Guitars. I find a Les Paul I really like there. I had been to 30th street before and without looking at my 335, they quoted me $1750 for it if I traded in it for a $2800 old Epiphone Sorrento. So I go back to 30th street, find this Les Paul I want to buy, show them my 335, tell them I was quoted 1750 a few days ago, and the clerk brings it back to the owner. Comes back a minute later and tells me he'll give me $1900 for it (and just the 335, not any of the pedals). I was shocked. Obviously, I bought the Les Paul.

    TL;DR version: NEVER attempt to trade anything in at Guitar Center. Or really, never go to Guitar Center in the first place. 30th Street Guitars is my favorite guitar store in Manhattan (other than Rudy's, but I don't have an Amex Black).


    so no pics of the guitar?
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I went to the Arlington Texas Guitar show in '91. At the time I was a writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine and was reporting on the show. I had always wanted a vintage Esquire from '53. Seymor Duncan, the pickup guru, and I were walking the show together and I stumbled upon this one. The dealer, who had it on his table, had just driven in from Mississippi with it having just bought it off the original owners widow. Apparently he played it every night and when the old guy died the first thing she did was sell it. She wanted to get rid of it! No sentimental value whatsoever!!! Anyway I loved it and asked Seymor what he thought of it. He said"If you don't buy it I will". Afterwards he took me back to his room where he brought out the famous Jeff Beck Esquire that Jeff had given him (It was there for a photo shoot). We compared the sound and honestly, they both sounded like the same damn geetar, This one is a real dream.

    The funny thing those is that non guitar players all think that it must be the cheapest guitar in my collection because it is so plain and worn [​IMG]


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I went to the Arlington Texas Guitar show in '91. At the time I was a writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine and was reporting on the show. I had always wanted a vintage Esquire from '53. Seymor Duncan, the pickup guru, and I were walking the show together and I stumbled upon this one. The dealer, who had it on his table, had just driven in from Mississippi with it having just bought it off the original owners widow. Apparently he played it every night and when the old guy died the first thing she did was sell it. She wanted to get rid of it! No sentimental value whatsoever!!! Anyway I loved it and asked Seymor what he thought of it. He said"If you don't buy it I will". Afterwards he took me back to his room where he brought out the famous Jeff Beck Yardbirds Esquire that Jeff had given him (It was there for a photo shoot). We compared the sound and honestly, they both sounded like the same damn geetar, This one is a real dream. The funny thing though is that non guitar players all think that it must be the cheapest guitar in my collection because it is so plain and worn [​IMG]
    Are you ever on the Seymour Duncan guitar forum?
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are you ever on the Seymour Duncan guitar forum?

    No. I'm not into the tech side of geetars. But if you ever have a chance to meet Seymour he is a prince of a guy. Loves guitars, will talk to anyone, no ego at all, hard worker, great guitar player. And, he has a million stories and knows all the rock kings.
     

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