The Personal Guitar Thread
Thats right. I know there's been a 'post yr gear' thread, but this is different, motha. I'll get started.
1998 Japanese Reissue
Gauges: .42 .38 .32 .16 .11. .09
Candy Apple Red
2 Soapbar pickups
Switches taped up
2 Knobs (volume broken)
Cosmos Mystery Area sticker
Cheshire Cat sticker
Crescent cheap-ass pawn shop guitar
RED w/ white pickguard
3 pick-ups(I took the white things off. THey were teh suck)
BLACK fretboard(Frets one and two are fucked up on the high strings)
Strings HANGING OFF of the end of my guitar because I'm cool, etc
1 BROKEN switch
1 ALL YOUR BASE sticker
1 SONIC YOUTH sticker
1 ARAB ON RADAR sticker
I have 3 acoustic guitars as well. None of them worth mentioning. They were all purchased at GoodWill for under 10 dollars.
Current Main guitar:
1965 Fender Mustang (Oct 65 Neck date, 'B' neck width)
11 gauge strings (w/ extra heavy pick)
Stock neck pickup, Seymour Duncan Cool Rails mini humbucker in the bridge. Neck pickup soon to be replaced with another mini humbucker. Stock pickup sounds like shit. Never use it. Bridge pickup switch taped to on position.
Rosewood fretboard. Recently sanded some bad overspray job off the back of the neck with steel wool. Much smoother now.
Recently refinished from Surf Green-ish color so silver/metallic. I did a bad job, and it already looks reliced after two weeks. The paint is coming off everywhere. I'll refinish it sometime with better paint.
I took the volume knob off since I always hit it when I'm strumming.
Purchased for $300 from the singer in my old band.
Hondo II Les Paul Custom Copy from the 1970's
GHS Nickel Rockers- 10 gauge
1970's black dimarzio humbuckers, nicely aged magnets
mother of pearl block inlays
2 vol, 2 tone, 1 3 way
Hondo 1970's or 80's Through Neck
cream stock dimarzio pickups
mother of pearl dots
2 vol 2 tone 1 3 way
GHS b-52s 11s
1 lipstick p/u in the neck
1 vol 1 tone
GHS Nickel Rocker 10s
4 aged white single coils
switches and dials and crazy shit for all of them
GHS Nickel Rockers
Oscar Schmidt 2000's
2 no name humbuckers that blow
Gold burst with bronze back
1 vol 2 tone
Fender stratocaster, chinese.
Standard start setup (pickups n knobs, no surprises)
red body, a bit dinged up
3-ply black pickguard
Stickers- two threadless heart stickers by bridge, pink vinyl, wild n wolly video,... on back a sticker for the like... whom i don't actually like)
Sharpie markings- above pickguard i wrote "LIEBE" in silver. Xed out 1-9 on volume., colored middle pickup black n red, wrote imposter next to 'fender' on head because i thought it was bootleg (also scratched off fender with my keys). Wrote "play more good music please..." on back of head.
(it's an old pick so none of this is shown)
Lovin' them, guys.
Regarding picks, I use very thin red Sharkfins.
I have one of these in Tiger Eye. The guitar, not the girl. Unmodified because I don't have the money to waste on that if I don't play it live.
Also a Takamine GS330 Cedar and an obscure 70's classical with 5 strings.
Ew, really? They look so... hair metal.
Look? It's a guitar. I play blues, and it's an excellent blues guitar. Makes no difference to me what scene it falls into under scenster glasses. Pity everyone wears 'um, though.
It just seems odd to have such a grand vegasmeister such as that to play blues. No offence or anything. :]
The main reason I particularly picked that one was because I found it at a store that was having a blowout sale the next week, and doing my research, $200 off it was by far the best value I would be able to find for what I needed.
Wow, that's pretty cool. I usually peruse ebay for stupid people who post great guitars for cheap, not knowing what they are. Its how I got my Jazz.
I've got a yamaha BB300 bass guitar. It's red and you can see it on my picture
for those with the jazzmasters, how hard were they to find?
Gibson ES335 Pro
well, I've never seen an actual jazzmaster(or jaguar) in a music store before.
there was this one guitar that had a similar shape, but it was made by Stagg
Yeah, they're harder to find in regular music stores, but online they're easy to find.
when I was getting my bass, I noticed a Rickenbacker in the store, but it was $2000. too expensive for a first timer like me
I have a shitty acoustic that's probably not even worth the cheap price I paid for it 1,5 years ago. But the color is nice.
My friend suggested I could use it in our forthcoming krautnoiseproject (ehh?) and play one or two chords.
I wonder what kind of sound you get if you plug a cheap contact (or piezo?) mic to it and play through effects.
Fender Japan '72 Custom Tele Reissue (order made) (2004)
Toggle switch next to the volume and tone knobs, not in the upper left of body
Tuned to BEBEBE, DGDGCD, others
Fender '69 Mustang Reissue (froooom 94/95 I think? i forget)
various sloppy tunings, sometimes standard
I also use an old Yamaha Pacifica covered in duct tape. F# A E F# F# C# with appropriate stirng gagues.
The problem with Jazzmasters and Jaguars is that they cost an arm and a leg. I wish it was the good old days (70's and 80's) where you could purchase a used, second-hand Jazzmaster or a Jaguar or even Mustang for just a couple hundred bucks at the pawn shops and instrument stores. But once Kurt Cobain got famous everyone wanted his guitars (Jazzmaster, Mustang, Jaguar) and alternative rock exploded. And now what was once cheap, affordable guitars are now quite expensive and hard to find in second hand stores and regular instrument stores. True, the interent is the best source for buying Jazzmaster, Jaguars and Mustangs, but you really have to dish out a pretty penny for them.
I'm looking at one right now on Musiciansfriend.com and a new 1962 Jazzmaster reissue is going for about $1400. A new 1962 Jaguar reissue is also about $1400. They don't really sell Mustangs anymore but they were pricey as well. I'd tell you to go look on ebay for these guitars. Sometimes they can go for around $500-1000, but often they go much over that. It's hard to tell. But they also have the orignal series guitars instead of just the '62 reissue. So it's kind of a mixed blessing. It all depends if you want to spend a lot of money on these guitars.
Yeah, I did. I bought it in February but wasn't able to play it until the middle of March because the wiring got fucked right away (and also tele input jacks suuuuck) and I couldn't fix it while I was at college. The whole idea was that I'd get some spare cash by selling my SG and buying the Tele, but after having to get it fixed I think I only ended up with like $100 extra, haha. It's a sweet guitar though.
Some day I'll go electric. I've always only played acoustic, mostly to keep the amount of gear down and to keep it quiet in the house.
I'm the proud owner of a lovely 1994 Taylor 710.
i always think its funny when people buy guitars and think that just because its a jazzmaster they will be able to play like the thurston, or kurt cobain or something. or when people ask 'whats a good guitar to get feedback with'? stuff like that cracks me up.
So far, I've got an Ibanez Howard Roberts 1976 (minus pickguard) that used to belong to my grandfather, a Simon&Patrick SP6 spruce and some unknown classical guitar with a gob of something I can't figure out down by the soundhole. No amp yet, but the Ibanez has this really neat semi-acoustic sound
Simon & Patricks makes decent acoustic guitars. Very nice.
If someone is looking for a guitar that gets a lot of feedback, you should go with a guitar that has large pickups (soapbar, humbuckers, etc.). Something with a large surface area to pick up more sound. That's really the key. It's not really so much the guitar but the pickups. It's all about the pickups.
Also, if yr guitar is a hollowbody electric, and it has f-holes, that creates a lot of resonance inside the guitar which will give you added feedback at the right volumes. But really, for solid body electrics, it's all about the pickups.
my best friend
I`ve "lost" my beloved Fender US strat.. switched guitar bags at a show, with a befriended band, whose guitar player had the same guitar bag.. but I will get it back in july, hopefully.. :) when they play their next show in the area..
2 humbuckers (neck position removed)
1 single coil (center)
1 volume, 1 tone knobs
5 way pickup selecter
ernie ball regular slinkys .046 .036 .026 .017 .013 .010
couple of punches here and their and some of the finish is gone from strumming.
1 rugrats sticker
1 hot wheels sticker
1 aladin sticker
1 red pentagram sticker
3 lightning bolt symbol stickers
ibanez silver cadet
1 mini humbucker (bridge position)
2 single coil pickups
5 way pickup selecter
1 tone, 1 volume knobs
tuning: b f f d# a c
ernie ball regular slinkys .065 .046 .036 .026 .017 .013
couple of punches here and their and some of the finish is gone from strumming.
1 rugrats sticker
1 stp oil sticker
1 ska sticker
1 nine inch nails sticker
1 korn sticker
1 pearl jam sticker
1 happy face sticker
1 nintendo sticker
1 el barto sticker
1 "sucks" sticker
1 spawn sticker
1 testament sticker
I bought mine used for about £350. Not bad. Another was quite cheap, but had holes drilled into it.
nice guitars everyone, especially CHOUT (i'm gonna rob yr house man)
black Affinity Series Squier Strat
with the big 60's headstock (i love it)
three single coils, 2 x tone one volume knob
packed with 12' strings, usually tuned drop D, EADDAE (don't laugh)
fuck your god deicide sticker (like the sticker, i'm not such of a metalhead lol)
kurt cobain sticker
lokomotiv sofia football team sticker
some 'skeleton' sticker
anti-fascist action girl logo sticker (a cartoon sweety with a fucking baseball bat)
the 4 sivits sticker
'fist' sticker (fucked up)
on the back-
the 4 sivits skull sticker
big blue wheelchair sticker
united and strong records sticker
(you see i just dig stickers)
by far my guitar is the best non-US made Squier i've seen. mine says to be made in indonesia. i've tried chinese, indian(!!) and various other Squiers from friends. and they suck! like, tiny guitars with crappy tuners and fuzzy pickups. mine resembles US Squier, it's very heavy and the tone is very 60's when put in a tube amp. i have this one for 8 years or something. nice attack, the pickups have quite clear sound for a fucking Squier.
white Epiphone by Gibson Accu Bass Custom
precision like body, but a bit weird head
three black tuners and one silver metallic (original black one was broken when i trashed hard with that bass on a gig)
very heavy and specific bass,
hi, i'm elvis sticker
bett sticker on the back
i have a semi acoustic 60"s Orpheus bass, a Kremona bass and some fucked up acoustics i rarely play at all.
PS sorry these pics are big, but i'm too lazy to resize.
my main guitar is a Kramer DMZ 2000
it has an aluminum neck with a forked aluminum headstock
and an ebonol fretboard
it's the '78 model so it has DiMarzio distortion humbucker pickups
here i am with it in the studio in rhode island recently looking at someone in a pissed off manner
it gets beautiful sustain which is why i love it
i also sometimes use a 70's model Aria Semi-Hollowbody
it uses humbuckers too, not sure of what kind
basically i found it at a music shop for 120 bucks
i also use an ALvarez electric/acoustic for quieter gigs
no idea on any info on that one beyond it being an alvarez
also at some shows i use a japanese model yamaha tenor saxophone, which although not being a guitar, is quite awesome
some guitars i have lying around in various working conditions are
an generic epiphone les paul i bounced off the side of an amp and stiopped working
unknown strat fitted with a strangely wide neck
fender strat given to me for free in sort of working condition
kawai 1960's starter guitar bought for 20 bucks at a flea market
yamaha acoustic guitar found by our drummer in a dorm bathroom
epiphone reverse firebird bas, currently needs a new input
i feel like such a dork now
there needs to be an amp/effects followup thread, tht's where i really get to pull random brand name drops
Nice Guitars, Kegmama. Ya gotta be the rockinest mom ever.
I thought I'd do a little profile of my main bass we use in my band
1995 Fender American Standard Precision Bass
Rosewood neck, medium width.
Medium gauge strings.
Red (obviously) but I don't know the proper name of the color. It's definitely not candy apple red.
Passive electronics with stock humbucker pickup. Sounds phenominal - that quintessential P Bass midrange growl. I decided with this bass that I prefer passive to active electronics.
Replaced 'strap lock' nuts with regular ones from an mij Jag.
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