#1
So we've all seen em. All us G.A.S.ers on UG have the gear sig. But why did you choose that gear? What does it do for your tone, and what kind of tone are you trying to achieve? What attracted you to that particular piece of equipment, be it a guitar, pedal, amp, cab, or w/e?

I've been reading a lot of GW lately and I love the sections where a famous artist lays out his rig an explains some of it. I thought it'd be fun/informational for UGers to be able to do the same, and read about the gear others have.


Me, I've got my Randall, which I love for it's crunchy gain channels. My Fender has a nice blooming tone when it's turned up, and it growls with the new EMG I've got in it . Then I've got the DF7 which I really only use on a crappy practice amp I keep in the living room for practice; it doesn't really play into my 'studio rig'. The NS is a must cause our house has crappy grounds . And the Woods Acoustic I love to bits, it was my first 'real' guitar. The action is great and the tone is lovely, warm with lots of sparkly high-end sustain


So what is everyone else sportin' under the hood?
-Guitar Gear-
1995 American Fender Strat, EMG 85 pup
Randall RH200 Head
Marshall 1960a Cab
Woods Acoustic
-Bass Gear-
Spector Legend 4 bass
Washburn Bantam bass
Hartke HA2500
Fender Bassman 410H
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#2
i got my epiphone les paul because it was on sale that day for $329, and i bought my cube 20x because it was cheap and the effects sounded cool at the time.
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#3
Jackson/Charvel Soloist, customized to hell. I loved the tone of the combo active humbucker and dual standard single coil pickups, floating tremolo, and ultra-low, smooth neck.

My amp isn't so great: Line 6 Spider 3 30 watt. It's amazing for messing with tones and practicing, but with no output, it makes it impossible to play on stage. I love the amp though. It was good for the money, and good for the bedroom.

Hopefully I'll be picking up a Digitech RP350 by the end of the month so I can start gigging again.
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#4
i run my schecter c1 hellraiser thru a vox ad30vt. i then run that into an 82 randall RGsomthing-or-other on a clean channel. in effect i use the vox as a pedal board i guess. in my effects loop ive got a wah, phase, and talk box.

not great. but its all about working with what you have. i use different combos depending on sound as well...
#5
ive got a raven
its basically an RG shape with a red flame maple top and gold hardware
the crown jewel in her is the bill lawrence blade humbucker in the neck
cranked through my 100w marshall on the clean channel it has a beautiful crisp crunch with balls but plenty of definition. suits what a play nicely
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#6
OP, I'm jealous of your strat with the emg, cool combination...
My ESP's a face-melter. Great for fast leads (like Hammett's, self explanatory). The Delonge strat is perfect for my band. Great sound for any kind of punk but its good to bring places, if I request of anything from metal to hair metal to classic rock, it can do that easily too. The Johnny Ramone, I just got it off ebay, it hasn't come in yet. I have to assume it's gonna be awesomely grungy but I'll see. My amp kinda does it all, sounds crystal clear with upper level Marshall or Mesa quality for a much lower price. The Ovation's great to play and great to hear, great guitar.
Guitar
Fender Alder Strat w/ SD Invader, P90
Fender Blacktop Telecaster
Ovation Celebrity
Amp
Bolt BTH-100 w/ Marshall 1960A Lead
Drums
OCDP Avalon Series w/ Zildjian Custom A/K

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#7
i just bought a PRS CE 22. that plus a crappy amp that i need to upgrade is pretty much my gear.
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#8
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OP, I'm jealous of your strat with the emg, cool combination...

Not to brag but I absolutely love it. I'm saving up for a tube so I can get the most out of the tones she gives me, but there isn't a whole lot of tone she can't find. Feels great and sounds even better. Iunno why people knock strats, IMHO with a maple neck and the right pups they can sing and growl all while feeling like a dream
-Guitar Gear-
1995 American Fender Strat, EMG 85 pup
Randall RH200 Head
Marshall 1960a Cab
Woods Acoustic
-Bass Gear-
Spector Legend 4 bass
Washburn Bantam bass
Hartke HA2500
Fender Bassman 410H
Play what you love, love what you play
#9
My acoustic rig is the only one I'm proud of

Fishman Loudbox
Carbon Copy Delay
Small Clone Chorus
Martin DC-16GTE

The Fishman Loudbox is an absolutely amazing acoustic amp which delivers a crystal- clear, crisp tone (brilliant highs). With the two analog pedals are used in moderation, I can get some really great sounds out of my guitar.

As far as my electrics, I have an Iceman IC200, and an old Ibanez S-series (which I bought off of my old guitar teacher years ago for a bargain). Electric amp, i have a not so good Spider 2.
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#10
I have a:

Shergold Marathon 1976 vintage bass- I love the sound of the stereo humbucker pick-ups and also my favourite bassist plays one.

Hansen cab- it was cheap. It's also a good 400w.

Line 6 head- I played one at church and it gives me a lot of power, as well as being easy to adjust and tinker with.

Line 6 BassPOD- I like the fact it's a floor based board and is also easy to use.
#11
For my bass set, I have my baby, my Rickenbacker 4003 sunburst, played through a Peavey Full Stack. It's as tall as I am.

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#12
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Not to brag but I absolutely love it. I'm saving up for a tube so I can get the most out of the tones she gives me, but there isn't a whole lot of tone she can't find. Feels great and sounds even better. Iunno why people knock strats, IMHO with a maple neck and the right pups they can sing and growl all while feeling like a dream


Sounds awesome, take care of her haha...yea strats might have the best feel in all of electric guitar, if you can mod their sound to your needs it's a perfect combo. That's why I love mine with the Invader in it...i couldn't agree more.
Guitar
Fender Alder Strat w/ SD Invader, P90
Fender Blacktop Telecaster
Ovation Celebrity
Amp
Bolt BTH-100 w/ Marshall 1960A Lead
Drums
OCDP Avalon Series w/ Zildjian Custom A/K

Psycho Circus
No Boundaries Studios
#13
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For my bass set, I have my baby, my Rickenbacker 4003 sunburst, played through a Peavey Full Stack. It's as tall as I am.


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As for myself, got a modded PRS Santana SE going into a BBE Green Screamer (overdrive) which goes into a Budda Bud-Wah and finally into a Traynor YCV80Q. I mainly use the OD as a boost, and turn my clean channel up. It sounds sexy. I can't wait to get a "real" PRS though.
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As for myself, got a modded PRS Santana SE going into a BBE Green Screamer (overdrive) which goes into a Budda Bud-Wah and finally into a Traynor YCV80Q. I mainly use the OD as a boost, and turn my clean channel up. It sounds sexy. I can't wait to get a "real" PRS though.

I love that. The other guitarist in our band has a Marshall JCM2k full stack with a strat similier to mine only with Seymour Duncan Blackouts instead of an EMG, and he uses an Ibanez TS in the same way. Sounds killer on his clean channel when he does blusey stuff. Even more so when he adds in the Small Clone for a little delay.

I've never really tried PRS guitars, are they pretty decent?
-Guitar Gear-
1995 American Fender Strat, EMG 85 pup
Randall RH200 Head
Marshall 1960a Cab
Woods Acoustic
-Bass Gear-
Spector Legend 4 bass
Washburn Bantam bass
Hartke HA2500
Fender Bassman 410H
Play what you love, love what you play
#15
I think this sums my rig up pretty well.



But to be serious I has an Explorer w/EMG 89/81, Digitech HotHead, Zak Wylde wah and a Kuston Quad 100DFX. I'm looking to upgrade the amp and get a better distortion pedal soon though, I bought them because I was young and naive, and they sounded alright. But now I figure I fancy something better quality.

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#16
Ibanez S470: because I'm an ibanez fanboy and love the way they sound and play.

Laney gh50l: Paul Gilbert, Tony Iommi and the awesome solo sounds.

Maxon OD808: Tighter, more gain from the Laney.

ISP Decimator: All that gain needs to be quiet

Volume Cut: gives me some semblance of a clean sound at the touch of a button rather than having to roll off the volume; I like a quick and reliable change that the volume knob doesn't give me.

BBE Boosta Grande: In the loop for a mid/volume boost on leads.
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#17
MIM Telecaster Nashville Deluxe, equipped with a bigsby B-50 system and killswitch. - Because I love it, thats why

Crate V33 head with Bugera 4X12 cab - got a really good price, and sounds great

Then ive got my tuning pedal, morley wah, and boss distortion
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#18
Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar with tobacco brown sunburst paintjob. I got it two months before I turned 15. It was $130 and my dad bought it for me as an early birthday present.

Johnson Catalyst Electric Guitar with black paintjob. I got it about two months ago, along with my Squier 15 watt amp. I bought them both used from a friend of mine for $80 together. They work fine and I really like both of them for the price I paid.

Boss MD-2 Distortion Pedal. I just bought this from my friend about two weeks ago. I still haven't paid him, but I will have the money this Saturday for him. I'm buying it for $50. I think it is a great pedal for the music I play (korn, system of a down, slipknot, and other bands like them).
#19
Ibanez JV50. I was 16, it was Christmas it was my first guitar

Brownsville L-80 electric guitar. I was 17, it was Christmas. I/family had not much money.
Marshall MG10CD . I was 17, Christmas. I/family had not much money.

BOSS Ds-1. I was 17 and stupid.

Digitech RP50. Friend is lending it to me until I pay him. I'm buying it for $20.
#20
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My practice Excell Lead Dist amp was one of my first amps, it's got decent tone, clean and dist, so I'm good. My SG is because I have big hands and require a big neck and SGs sound awesome.
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#21
my Ibanez RG321MH plays better than any guitar i have ever tried, although the pickups need to be swapped out for some aftermarkets.

my Laney amp is a pretty good practice amp with a good reverb and nice distortion and clean, but i am going to be buying a valveking 212 soon.

my vox satchurator gives me the distortion sound i really want and my vox wah pedal (i am not a vox fanboy they just happened to be on sale so...) gives me a nice wah sound although it has to much sweep for my taste. my danelectro metal pedal (first pedal i ever owned) pretty much acts as a gain boost now, and my Digitech RP100A doesn't get used anymore. although for christmas i am getting a Vox Tonelab LE which will replace all pedals except my Satchurator because i like it to much.
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#22
Well, too many guitars to name, but for gigging, I use:

ESP Vintage Plus
ESP Eclipse II Custom
Peavey JSX Half-Stack
Boss GT-10 Processor
Roland VG-99 Processor
Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah
MXR Custom Shop GT-OD OverDrive Pedal
#23
This thread will do better in the electric guitar forum.

Ibanez RG520: I want an Ibanez with a mahogany body w/o the crap Edge III and wizard II neck, so I got two. Brown w/ seymour duncan distortion and 59 for standard D, blue w/ dimarzio steve's special and air norton for standard.

Mesa Tremoverb 2x12 combo: Want a combo for dorm and heard the TVerb is the best recto so I got this. I will never get rid of this because the cleans are too nice.

Mesa Mark III head: Saw an ad on craigslist. Bought it for $500 Only recently did I favor the gain on here over my tremoverb; tight and agressive.

TC Electronic G-Major: For effects and the relays can switch channels on my Tverb.

Behringer FCB1010: Footswitch to control g-major and Tverb, cheap (got it for $40), and the extra 2 relays allow me to switch on/off my reverb on the modern channel for leads.

Digitech TSR24S: For wierd stuff now that the g-major cover the delays.

Rane MPE 28 EQ: MIDI controllable EQ that I don't really need, but for $30, why the hell not?

Ernie Ball Jr. volume pedal: For swells.

Ernie Ball Wah: Sounds good and go with EB because of the volume pedal.

Korg Pitchblack tuner: Better than the Boss TU2 which costs more.
#24
Hmm...

Basses:
Squier MB-5: my first, got it for my birthday a while back. Has custom-made DiMarzio pups that somebody abandoned at GC. Got them for christmas.
Samick AB-2: Gift from my youth pastor
SX SPB-57 FL: Bought it because I wanted a fretless, and for something to take to college

Guitars:
Teisco WGsomething: 60's Sears guitar I bought for $75...short scale
Hy-Lo (unknown model): Another 60's sears guitar my dad found in my aunt's garage. Also short scale.

Amps:
Carvin BX600/MR410: My half-stack. A gift from Dad, because I only had a 40W combo at the time.
Hartke A25: Christmas present...a practice amp. (and a darn good one!)
Gibson GA-5T Skylark(crestline): Found along with the Hy-Lo guitar. Doesn't work....the caps are dead.

Effects:
Ibanez PD-7: Bought it because I like distortion
Boss CEB-3: Was at a pawn shop for $40, like new...I grabbed it.
Danelectro Tuna Melt: Same pawn shop...$15. Looked cool. I grabbed it too.

Other:
Vox VFS2: Needed a footswitch for my amp...this was the only double-ring they had.
Seiko tuner: cheap gear FTW
Nope, no sig here.
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#25
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This thread will do better in the electric guitar forum.

Yeah, but that filters out acoustic and bass rigs. I'm not necessarily just curious about elec rigs, just what in general people are playing through.

Actually I woulden't mind seeing more acoustic rigs. I've been curious about acoustic recording and live playing lately. I know mostly it amounts to "Guitar + mic = win", but I have to believe there's some more to it.
-Guitar Gear-
1995 American Fender Strat, EMG 85 pup
Randall RH200 Head
Marshall 1960a Cab
Woods Acoustic
-Bass Gear-
Spector Legend 4 bass
Washburn Bantam bass
Hartke HA2500
Fender Bassman 410H
Play what you love, love what you play
#26
Tradition HSS (it's a great guitar, they just don't do much distribution)
Really big cable
Roland 20x cube

Explanation: I have no money and I don't gig.