The Official Gear thread !!

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Stiltzkin wrote:How many guitars do you play at the same time? 8)

I think a limit of 5 at a time is wise :D

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@Paul,

I wonder...if I added one of those to my collection...does it count as 1 or 5?
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camdenlp wrote:@Paul,

I wonder...if I added one of those to my collection...does it count as 1 or 5?
hmmm... good question... can you imaging how long it'd take to restring and tune up?
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You're right...but I still want one. Haha
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I took a couple new pics of the rig outside yesterday.
I really gotta get a Charvette strat to replace that Squier.lol.
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guitars>vox 847 wah>Boss sd-1>MXR Dist+('79 model)>Alesis midiverb 2(delay)> Alesis midiverb 3(verb& chorus for cleans)> Marshall jcm800 2204.

p.s.- that head is soon to be redone in Anniversary white. 8)
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This is my latest... I traded a Squire with a Floyd and Humbucker that I couldn't adjust the neck on for it at the pawn shop. It really plays nicely and sounds great. The frets are taller than I like and I intend on replacing the neck with a maple fretboard from Warmoth eventually... for now, though, it's a nice little axe.

The pickguard is mirrored... didn't like it at first, but it grows on you.
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Okay, so I sold that black Squire and my Ibanez bass to pay for the family to go to the fair. The fair is a family tradition and more important than my 'stuff' so it had to go.

The pawnshop guy felt bad and threw in a $50 frankenstrat... after a bit of adjusting, it plays and sounds great. It's part Samick and part Fender Strat. I was shocked that is sounded to good!

I had to remove the neck because the action at the nut was perfect but the action at the other end was nearly double that... a quick shim (and noticing the holes in the neck and been filled and re-drilled to fit this body) and it was good to go. I like the 'relic' look of it, and it's very comfortable... not bad for a cheap axe.
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Paul Wolfe wrote: I was shocked that is sounded to good.
Why? 8)
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Stiltzkin wrote:
Paul Wolfe wrote: I was shocked that is sounded to good.
Why? 8)
Just because it looked like such a beat up, garbage, axe. It looked like the thing you could win at the fair by getting a ring to land on a bottle (by the way I tried that at the fair and failed)... it just didn't look like a quality instrument.

After I shimmed the neck and plugged it in, I realized the only difference was the neck, I should know better thant to judge a book by it's cover.
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I'm hoping to add this to the arsenal within the next month...

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Mr. Wolfe wrote:I'm hoping to add this to the arsenal within the next month...

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I was just informed yesterday that I won the Speed and Accuracy challenge by Metal Method so I'll be receiving Dog Marks' Dean Vendetta guitar in a week or so...
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Mr. Wolfe wrote:
Mr. Wolfe wrote:I'm hoping to add this to the arsenal within the next month...

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I was just informed yesterday that I won the Speed and Accuracy challenge by Metal Method so I'll be receiving Dog Marks' Dean Vendetta guitar in a week or so...
HUh? Didn't even know there was a contest. Oh well looks like a nice guitar. I am sure you will like it.
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Danny, I've never had a neck-thru guitar or one that was professionally set up, so I'm really looking forward to it.

The contest was a kick in the ass that got me focused on specific practice on a daily basis and helped tremendously. I have a really bad habit of getting sidetracked easily and don't focus enough. Since I only play for fun it's really no big deal, but this challenge did wonders.
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you sure it's a neck-thru?
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Stiltzkin wrote:you sure it's a neck-thru?

Yes sir... when looking at the strap button on the tail end of the guitar you can see the difference in the wood as the "binding" is actually just a stripe of the natural wood.

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