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#1
i dont mean to sound like a newbie but when you see a band they usually have mountains of equipment behind them. i just got in a band but have nothing but an amp and guitar. what is all that gear and might i need it?
#2
You don't need any gear at all, seriously. Just airguitar and jump off a building to your death.
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#3
Venues usually provide the microphones and everything All you need is a guitar and an amp.
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#4
You need at least 4, maybe 9 Axe FXs.
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#5
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You don't need any gear at all, seriously. Just airguitar and jump off a building to your death.

thats a bit aggressive.. xD
#6
What you really need is a new amp. Or two. Or three. Or ten! That might not even be enough. Also you probably need at least a half dozen more guitars. And at least three dozen pedals, probably a lot more, all set up on pedal boards so that no assembly is required. Multieffect units are no good since they are not tweakable enough. You need a wireless thing, a dozen rack mounted units, and a rug to put all of your pedals and stuff on.

You also need a guitar tech and various other personnel, but that's for another discussion.
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#7
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thats a bit aggressive.. xD

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#8
Guitarists with a ton of gear are usually hiding their mediocre songs/playing. Don't sweat it.
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#9
Well, behind all that stuff is this thing called a drummer. It looks a bit like a person, but it isn't really.
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#10
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Guitarists with a ton of gear are usually hiding their mediocre songs/playing. Don't sweat it.


Guitarist that say things like this are usually hiding their jealously over their lack of really cool gear of their own.
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#11
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Guitarist that say things like this are usually hiding their jealously over their lack of really cool gear of their own.



Nah
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#13
it just doesnt seem like just an amp would cut it. idk where to look as far as modules to link amps together or sound gates or whatever the ****
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it just doesnt seem like just an amp would cut it. idk where to look as far as modules to link amps together or sound gates or whatever the ****


If that's the case, you might as well just resign to the world of acoustic folk music.
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it just doesnt seem like just an amp would cut it. idk where to look as far as modules to link amps together or sound gates or whatever the ****


I played a gig on Friday and my tone was basically just me, my guitar and my amp Only ran two pedals: tuner and volume boost for solos.

You use exactly as much gear as you need to in order to get the sounds you need. Big bands have big setups because they have to deal with power differences between countries and they like to emulate the tones they used in the studio so they have delays, reverbs, overdrives, phasers and switching systems to deal with all that. Once you factor all that in it's a lot but you don't need most of it to play a show if you like your tones simple.
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Someone sounds jealous that folk music is best music.
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#18
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I played a gig on Friday and my tone was basically just me, my guitar and my amp Only ran two pedals: tuner and volume boost for solos.

You use exactly as much gear as you need to in order to get the sounds you need. Big bands have big setups because they have to deal with power differences between countries and they like to emulate the tones they used in the studio so they have delays, reverbs, overdrives, phasers and switching systems to deal with all that. Once you factor all that in it's a lot but you don't need most of it to play a show if you like your tones simple.

thanks bro that makes me feel a lot better
#19
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nah **** that (referring to the folk music thing xD)



How about fuck you
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#21
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I played a gig on Friday and my tone was basically just me, my guitar and my amp Only ran two pedals: tuner and volume boost for solos.

You use exactly as much gear as you need to in order to get the sounds you need. Big bands have big setups because they have to deal with power differences between countries and they like to emulate the tones they used in the studio so they have delays, reverbs, overdrives, phasers and switching systems to deal with all that. Once you factor all that in it's a lot but you don't need most of it to play a show if you like your tones simple.

This; a lot of the musos I know might own a shedload of pedals and stuff, but generally use only 3 or 4 live(including tuner and a volume/other pedal to cut the signal going to the amp).
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it just doesnt seem like just an amp would cut it. idk where to look as far as modules to link amps together or sound gates or whatever the ****


Venues mic up the amps anyway. Or at least they do around here. I've played about 100 gigs with just a bass and an amp I played in an Opera House with just an amp. You don't need anything else.
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#25
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How about fuck you

you're very mean aren't you
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#26
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you're very mean aren't you


I guess not everyone can be super nice and friendly and helpful like you are.
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#27
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I guess not everyone can be super nice and friendly and helpful like you are.

nice.
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#29
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ohhkay anyway.. what should i use for recording?


Recording what exactly. Very different equipment is needed for recording pop music or acoustic folk music or punk or jazz. Not only the genre, but exactly what type of instrument and your budget are very important to know as well.
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#30
i have a bc rich warlock (the good kind) running on a peavey vypyr. id describe what we play as punk i guess and im not on much of a budget
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i have a bc rich warlock (the good kind) running on a peavey vypyr. id describe what we play as punk i guess and im not on much of a budget


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#32
a lot of bands have cabinets full of expensive mixers and rack units (reverbs, virtual amps, etc) that are separate from their actual amplifiers. mostly this stuff is there to help the band get a very specific, controlled sound, but for the most part if you're not playing huge venues or don't feel the need to tweak your sound to a super-duper-professional degree you don't need any of it.
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i have a bc rich warlock (the good kind) running on a peavey vypyr. id describe what we play as punk i guess and im not on much of a budget

Get a cheap usb to guitar thingy and Guitar Rig (the free kind if you know what I mean). It won't cost you much.
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#34
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i have a bc rich warlock (the good kind) running on a peavey vypyr. id describe what we play as punk i guess and im not on much of a budget


Given that you're playing a vypyr I very much doubt that you're playing "the good kind" of BC Rich.
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#36
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Given that you're playing a vypyr I very much doubt that you're playing "the good kind" of BC Rich.

lol nah the vypyrs alright i dont think any other amp would survive getting dropped down stairs like this one did
#38
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lol nah the vypyrs alright i dont think any other amp would survive getting dropped down stairs like this one did


Judging amps solely on their ability to survive falling down stairs? That's a new one.
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#39
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Judging amps solely on their ability to survive falling down stairs? That's a new one.

being a dick on the internet? thats a new one
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