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If you played Guitar what gear would you own?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bigfeet, Oct 23, 2001.

  1. I was wondering if you played a guitar insted of a bass as your main instrument what gear would you use? Money is no object (besides we all know playing the guitar is cheaper).

    BTW, if this idea seems a little crazy it's the pain killers I'm taking for my wisdom teeth surgery.

    >Ibanez Custom RG 7-string broad neck w/U-bar tremolo system.

    Effects in this order:
    >Boss Bass Synth.
    >EH Q-tron+.
    >Boss Pitch Shift Pedal.
    >Boss super phasor.
    >Ibanez Tube Screamer
    >Boss super phasor.
    >Boss tremolo.
    >Ibanez CF-7 Chorus/Flang.
    >Boss Delay.

    >Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier.
    >Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet.

    I may mmake a diagram later.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I already own a guitar(Les Paul)...

    If I actually played in today's world-
    I would love a 335 + a Tom Anderson strat-style.

    I'm partial to OLD/'60s Fender Twins.

    FX? No way...! ;)
  3. wow. how many of those did they hop you up on?!?!?

    :D :D
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    -Fender Tube Amp

    You don't need much more than that. :D
  5. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    I'd play anything that I could smash easily. ;)
  6. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    I think I would have a Parker or Musicman axe (yes, I don't like the basses, but their guitars sound killer). Amplification, I don't know, I'm not too familiar with that. Although I do like the tone Steve Lukather gets from his Musicman / Rivera setup.

    If I couldn't afford that stuff... Fender Stratocaster and Marshall tube half stack. They always seem to do the trick, don't they?
  7. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Amps: Peavey 5150
    Guitars: ESP, Tom Anderson
    - Eventide H3000 Harmonizer
    - Line 6 Guitar Pod Pro
    - Morley Wah

    Carvin sx-200 amp, line 6 guitar pod

    ESP LTD Explorer
    Washburn N2
    Washburn MG-70 (Dimarzio ToneZone in the bridge)
    Ibanez Acoustic
  8. Hey, I do play guitar! Please don't shoot me!

    I have a Fender Custom Shop Custom Classic Tele in pink sparkle and a Mesa Subway Rocket amp. I don't play electric in public, but I spend a fair amount of time on acoustic for church and stuff. I've got a Dana Bourgeois JR-A, Takamine EF325SRC, and Tacoma DM10.

    I still like the bass better though.
  9. so you like the sound of poo eh? Seriously... all those effects will eat your tone ALIVE. Boss isnt true bypass, so it alters the tone, the more and more you add, the more it eats the crap out of it. oh well... your loss...

    As for what kind of guitar gear i'd have...

    (heres what i already got)
    -Gretsch 6119 tennessee Rose
    -Fender Stratocaster
    -Fender Fat Stratocaster
    -Taylor 810 acustic
    -Mesa/boogie V-Twin Pre-amp/distortion pedal
    -Boss DD-3 (i hate it soo much... but i need slap back delay for rockabilly. anyone wanna trade delay pedals?)
    -Fender Champ 30
    -Fender Blues Jr.
    My Gear (CLICK ME)

    What i would like to aquire:
    -Gibson Les Paul custom
    -Fender Blackface Twin Reverb (my old guitar teacher had one, ooohhhiiieee sooo sweet)
    -Marshall JCM-900 with Plexi half stack
    -Roland Space Echo (to replace my DD-3)
    -Gibson SG Std.
    -Fender CS NoCaster
  10. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I got to play a EB John Petrucci 7 recently...that IS the one. With a stoptail and an ebony fretboard, it would be THE ONE.

    I also like the Ibanez Steve Vai 7 (hey, i like 7 string necks!), and I also like PRS's. But, for the price, it would be the EB JP or Ibanez SV.

    Then again, ever seen those DTM's on Ed roman's site? :eek: :eek: :eek:
  11. id get an ibanez sg series. I like new metal. I might also get a MIM strat coz i like funk. i dunno... what ever
  12. i need 2 rigs.

    1)Gibson SG
    Marshall JCM800 head
    Marshall 4x12

    2)Fender 90's Thinline Telecaster
    Reverend Hellhound amp

    currently i play an ibanez GAX70 thru a little bass combo.
  13. DiegoMcgee


    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    My wife is the guitarist in my band, so
    I get to use her rig which is a Fender Tele through
    a Fender Twin and a Digitech RP2000, but if
    I were a guitarist by trade I would have a
    Paul Reed Smith.
    Jim Obrien
  14. Just for the record, since you said guitar stuff is cheap, i'll agree with you on that for the most part considering what you picked except for the amp. That rig that you chose would cost just as a great Mesa bass rig.
  15. i'll i'd need is a gun and one bullet. guitar just isnt worth it...
  16. already have what I'd want:D
    American Standard Strat
    American Tele+
    Fender Custom Shop Vibrasonic(all tube)
    Yairi WY-01 acoustic/electric
    Pedals:TU-2 tuner, CS3 comp/sustainer,Morley Wah,
    Blues Driver, Peavey Delay,Danelectro Flanger.
  17. I didnt even see him say that guitar is cheeper... I beg to differ... example? sure...

    Entry level guitar vs. bass

    Bass: Fender MIM equal to quality or whatever, and a 50w practice amp (enough to play with a drummer, kinda barely make it, but i've done it before, and it works... total cost for both: $300 for bass, $250-300 for amp. thats a totall of $550-$600

    Guitar: Fender MIM Strat/tele or equal to quality or price, and a 15w all tube or 50w ss guitar amp (just barly loud enough to play over a drummer. Totall cost for both: $300 for guitar, $300-$350. totall overall is $600-$650

    This may not seem entry level for all, but its close to entry level. Guitar ends up slightly more.

    Mid Level Guitar vs. Bass

    Bass: American Series Fender, various other basses in that price range/quality level. A 200w-300w combo amp. such as fender bassman 400 combo, swr Redhead. Totall price: $600-800 for bass, $700-900 for combo amp. Overall:$1,300-$1,700.

    Guitar: American Series Fender stat or tele, or Gibson SG Special, or equal quality or value. A 50w Tube guitar amp, such as Fender DRRI, or TRRI, or Marshall JCM-45. Totall price: $600-$800 for the guitar, and $700-900 for the amp. Totall price $1,300-$1,700.

    overall, aprox the same price range.

    Pro level Guitar vs. Bass

    Bass: Spector American, Lakland, Sadowsky, or in that price range or equal quality. a 800w ss amp, full stack cab. such as eden, swr, ect. totall prices: $1,500-$3,000 for the bass, $2,000-$3,000 for the amp. overall price: $3,500-$6,000

    Guitar: Gibson Les Paul Std. Fender CS, or in that price range or simular or equal quality. A 100w-150w all tube guitar full stack. such as a Marshall JCM-900 head, or Mesa/boogie Rectifiers and 2 4x12 cabs Prices: $2,000-$3,500 for the Guitar, $2,000-$3,000 for the amp. over all: $4,000-$6,500.

    Overall, still aprox the same price range, if not more.

    You see... they are quite simular, guitarists go though gas as well as bass, but guitar players also have to deal with gas on effect pedals (more so than with bass, although there are some exceptions). All of these were aproxamations, of course there will be disagreements over what is a certain quality of gear, and whatever. this was just a generilizatoin, so dont flame me.
  18. Revised setup, and Muttluk you can always modify pedals.:p
  19. My guitarist is about 2/3 of the way there. Hes got the JCM800 and a Marshall 1960 (followed by letters) 4x12 cab. He has a Les Paul clone, if that counts as anything toward an SG?
  20. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    My guitar would have four strings and tuned down an octave, wait a second.......