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Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I would think the proper answer is you need a new Strat.
     


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    good one :happy: but still makes me sad :(
     


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    "i just think we work better as friends"
     


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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    If I were to buy another guitar, it wouldn't be a strat...I want those humbuckers (and why does chrome want spell check that into "I want those humblers"???)

    Although I did go play with some les pauls at GC over the weekend while testing out one of those Vox amps. I didn't think the neck felt harder to play compared to my strat...but then I picked up a fender off the wall and my hand instantly felt better.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yeah, just noodling over night on the new Tele (can't remember if I posted I dropped it off Saturday for a set up) and it felt totally different than my LP. When I get the Tele back I'm putting the LP in the case for a few weeks to make sure I immerse myself in the Tele.

    Edit: Oh, I'm sure part of why it felt so different was the raspy ass thick strings on it at the time. Will come back with some nice Elixier 9s.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    not to shy away from the fact that i'm a shitty guitar player, but on Foof's Lester I couldn't even hit an open E chord without a whiff of some sorts. it was awful.


    that's what a bunch of years of noodling on a Tele/Strat will do I guess.
     


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    If you play predominantly one axe your muscle memory really conforms to the particulars of that instrument. I'm clumsy on my JM srat because it's so different from my CS1960 that is play 95% of the time. On the LP I usually don't struggle because I'm playing songs I only play on the LP (GNR, Led Zep, etc.).

    I thought it would be so cool to have a collection of guitars but now that I'm playing almost solely for the purpose of preparing for rehearsal and gigs I only use one guitar, because instrument changes just aren't feasible in a live setting. At least they look cool sitting on the rack in my office. Lol
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Makes you appreciate how good the guys are that play a different axe for every song.
     


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    Hey that's what I did when I was a home studio player. To do it live would be a ton of fun but you have to have a huge stage and a crew. Now the focus is minimizing dead time and not breaking anything valuable.
     


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    I think a two guitar split can be done fairly easily in a live setting. I have my strat and an Epi on which I redid the pickups last year. It's a great combination of sound possibilities - along the same vein I think could be covered between your LP and Tele. That's about as broad a sonic difference as you can get - and only 2 guitars required.

    Or keep one in standard tuning and keep the other in Eb or something.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I'm thinking about, say, Tommy Shaw. Saw the video of their recent tour where they did Pieces of Eight and Grand Illusion, in their entirety, and Tommy changes axes almost every song. On the complete other end of the spectrum JY did the entire show on the same Strat.
     


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    people who switch frequently usually strike me as douche bags.





    i'll offer some leeway to those who bend hard. leeway revoked if your stage name starts with a definite article.
     
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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Wow, well you must love Rick......

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Wow, blast from the past. Have not thought of Cheap Trick since about 1987.
     


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