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#1
Well hey everybody and welcome to the discuss your rig thread! This is not supposed to be a thread to rate your gear, just trying to be a show off or so. But this is just a thread for general rig discussing, for an example, you can talk about your current rig (feel free to post what you have though!) and your plans for the near future or far away or so. List mods and stuff you've done or about to do or so!)

My rig (if any of you wouldn't know it by now, which I doubt, but hey here it is)
Guitars:
1998 Gibson Les Paul Studio. Pickups replaced with Bareknuckle Mules (Alnico IVs, unpotted). Also a very unusaual model, since it has dot inlays (serial checked, it's legit, also all parts were Gibson, so it's no copy), while Gibson stopped making dot inlays at the start of the 90's.

1980's Japan Fender Stratocaster (belongs to my dad). Has been shielded and has got a new switch. Stock pickups, which might be replaced further down the road.

Possible buys: My dad wants an acoustic, he found his dream, a Fender Sonoran. Plays good, but looks great:


We also want to get some P90 guitar.

Amps:
Brown Note 18watt Lite IIb: Kit I've built. Like it alot, will however add a power scale to it (have all the parts and stuff). The cab is a small 1x12 cab cinverted from an old amp, with a Celestion G12H30. It also has a NOS '65 Mullard in V1 and a NOS EL84.

Orange Rocker 30: My baby, great amp. has an Eminence Red Fang in it.

My upcoming plans are a new build. It would be an 18watt Hiwatt of sorts! This is not for some time though

Pedals:
Fulltone OCD: Very good pedal. I like it alot, nowadays I use it as a solo boost for my amps.

Affectronix Brit Master: #1 of #2 built by Kerry here on UG. He no longer does any pedals and has become and emo of sorts, but this is a special pedal he designed for me. It's basically a Rangemaster but with a full/treble switch and silicon and germanium transistors. Is about to be sold to the other guiatrist of my band.

Vox V847 wah wah: Modded by me, I don't use a lot nowadays tbh, but I'm goign to replace the inductor and stuff and then I'll use it a lot.

Visual Sound H2O: Great chorus and delay. The delay is broken though, so I'll see what I can do. Might replace the delay with something else, since I barely use delay.

Russian Big Muff: Another pedal that's collecting dust, so it's to be sold to a friend now. Very good fuzz though.

Upcoming pedal plans is one which is abotu to be soon, a Fulltone Fulldrive II Mosfet, which I will get from the US with help form no other than our own Slatsmania, who will send it to me form the US! Thanks lots for that dudes!

That covers my rig more or less!
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#3
Nice thread

My rig is rather humble

Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Studio, completely stock. Sounds great that way IMO. Wine Red, Chrome h/w. Definitely my favourite guitar.

For more metal/shred work, I have a Jackson DK2M, also stock. I am however considering switching the pickups, as the JB in the bridge sounds gash. But for the price, I can't fault it.

My main acoustic used to be a Fender FR50 resonator, but it has recently been diagnosed with a twist in the neck, near the joint to the body. Unfortunate, as without epic high action, the 13th fret on all strings becomes dead. So for that reason, it's now permanently set up with a nice high action in open D, for slide.

I recently purchased a cheap Wesley electro acoustic off of ebay, for £57 delivered. Apart from a fairly poor fretjob (which is to be expected at this pricerange really), it arrived nicely set up and even in tune! Sounds great. I still miss the twang and jangle of a resonator though, but this has become my main acoustic for now.

I do have more guitars, but they're scarcely used

Amp is a new Sound City MK6 head, running into a 1x12 marshall cab with a G12-75T. I sold a DSL401 for this, and IMO, its everything the JCM2000 should have been. Versatile, simple, can do high gain tones, but it still retains that British growl, and doesn't collapse into fizz and mush like the 401.

I've also got a valve junior head, which is great for vintage tones on a budget

Pedalboard: Rather simple set up, Guitar > Morely Bad Horsie > Boss SD1 > zvex fuzz factory. And of course, the footswitch for the amp.

I use the footswitch for channels and reverb, the SD-1 is set for a clean boost, and the Fuzz Factory for really OTT 'wall of sound' tones. Simple, but it works for me.


And that's pretty much my rig.

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#4
Good thread! Its like a big signature!

My main amp is a Bogner Uberschall, 120w head, EL34 tubes, very dark and very aggressive, its perfect for what I play, it cuts through (an admittedly VERY loud band situation) brilliantly, its got more low end than you will ever need and it has such a rich, beautiful tone! I recorded with it last wednesday, it sounded frightening! I have a mesa single rectifier as well, that was my main amp before the Uberschall, im selling it now though, oh I use a Mesa standard 4x12 with V30s for my cab. We are headlining sunday which will be my first time to give the Uberschall a full run for its money, I can see it performing fantastically though!

Guitars, my main is an Ibanez S Prestige, 2075FW, sunburst poplar top, very nice guitar, its all stock for the moment, although I just purchased some bareknuckle nailbombs, im stil trying to figure out which guitar to stick them in though. Ive got an Ibanez rg350 too for a backup, not as bad as people say, very comfortable, but yeah, cheap hardware, its a bit of a beater! Im looking to get a Caparison this month, either a Dellinger or a TAT, im not sure yet!

Pedals are pretty simple, ISP decimator is indispensable, tuner pedal just in case, keeley modded 4x2 tubescreamer (mod+ and baked mod), dimebag from hell wah and DD6 delay, I have a couple of electro-harmonix but I may sell them (holy grail, small clone, holy stain), I dont use them much!

Thats it, a top quality gigging rig!
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#5
I have a simple rig.. at the moment. I've got an extensive wish list.

My main guitar is an Ibanez Artcore AS73. It looks, plays, and sounds like an ES-335 . It's matte black with white binding and chrome hardware. The stock pickups are great, but I think I'm going to get a set of Rock Monkey pickups next time I have a couple hundred dollars. My backup is a cheap Ibanez GiO that I'm probably going to overhaul and put in new pickups, tuners, etc as well as set it up for Eb tuning. And someday I want a nice tele.

My amp is a Peavey Classic 50 212. I love it. A lot. It's got 4 EL84s and 3 12AX7 tubes, and it acts like a Fender Bassman (which it was modeled after) with more gain. And did I mention it was tweed? My favorite part is that I got it used for $350 . I seriously don't think I'm going to need another amp.
Amp edit: I recently discovered that the former owner of my amp replaced the original Blue Marvel speakers with a pair of Celstion G12L's. From the reviews I read online I guess they're like a greenback. And they have really low headroom, so I get good clean breakup at lower volumes than one would expect.

I'm saving up for pedals at the moment. First on my list is probably a Boss ME-50. But I also want a ZVex Fuzz Probe, a Line 6 Filter Modeler, and a Boss DD-6.
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#6
I run an RG7621 modded to ****ing hell through an ISP Decimator into an ENGL Powerball, then through a homemade 412. Its so ****ing huge. My 7621 is the fixed bridge version. Its got to EMG 707's but Im considering switching them out for Dimarzios. I also build a custom pickguard for it out of finished hardwood. The ENGL has assloads of gain and does the job in a death metal band just right. Im getting a VHT 412 in the next 2 or three weeks though so once I get that, and probably another RG 7 my rig will be complete.
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#7
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doesn't collapse into fizz and mush like the 401.


Ha, having owned my 401 for a while now and having had to milk everything out of it, I discovered a few tricks to make it sound not like crap.

-Take out the reverb tank, and the reverb knob becomes a presence knob
-Swap out the power tubes for something not EI, like JJs.
-Run the master volume at full and use channel volume to control level
-Roll off the highs ever so slightly at your guitar and up the treble to avoid high end fuzz
-Swap out the crap speaker (haven't gotten around to this one yet xD)

And now it sounds excellent... well, as good as it'll ever for having put $450 into it.

But my rig consists of:

Steinberger GU Deluxe: Fine guitar. Most favorite bridge I've ever had the pleasure of playing on. It's ridiculously low profile, lockable, and spring tension is knob adjustable. You see all these features popping up on other trems now (Floyd Speedloader, Ibanez ZR) but this one came first... not to mention I like it better than the others. Headless design is quite comfortable too. EMG Select pickups suck, but I swapped the bridge for a GFS Loudmouth and it am rockin' ballz now.

Drive Wildfire X3: My first ever guitar. Currently strung up with 13s as a jazz/practice axe. My finger strength has improved immensely from using it for practice, and it has a godlike jazz clean tone, though I suspect it is merely because of the heavy strings. Not much to say here, besides that this thing is damn resilient for me having dropped it so many times - there is not a bit of wood showing on it anywhere, only dents in the finish.

Marshall DSL401: Picked it up used on the eBay for $400. Put new power tubes in it. Runs quite well. See above for tips and tricks. Dunno why everyone player-hates this amp, especially since it's miles ahead of the Valveking, which costs more new than this thing used. I have no idea why the DSL401's devalued so immensely... maybe I lucked out with a good model or something. Wish the effects loop was serial... -_-

Morley Classic Wah: I like it pretty good, but it does little on the extreme overdrive channel through the front of the amp. Sounds better than a Crybaby (aka a duck in a tin can). Don't use it much, since it dulls the tone slightly even while off since it's not totally passive.

Big Muff Pi: Use this for garage rock or whenever the band needs a truly hairy tone for a cover or a song we're writing. I bought this originally to get the Stun Guitar sound that Blue Oyster Cult has, and while it works perfectly for that, it works better for what I use it for.

Marshall SuperVibe Chorus: Excellent chorus pedal. I love it so good. Easy to use and so musical. Reacts badly to cheap power supplies though.

Boss SE-50 Half-rack effects processor: Great processor. I need to find a footpedal for it, but until then switching delay/reverb presets in between songs is no biggie. I might end up building a MIDI footcontroller for it.

... and that's my rig. It shall soon be joined by the end-all to be-all customer guitar I'm building: the never-produced KRAMER FIREBALL! I'm actually putting that on the headstock, and I'll say that it's a prototype model since Kramer never made anything like what I'm doing except for maybe the Stagemaster.
Steinberger GU/Spirit w/ Moses Graphite neck, EMG 81-85
"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

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My rig has been downsized so I guess I won't need to take up much room.

Gibson SG Supreme: It's a 2002 model, the last year they made them with P-90's. It was my first guitar and has it's fair share of dings. It's in triburst.

Gibson Les Paul Supreme: Blew a years worth of paychecks as well as some of my savings for this thing. It's Alpine White and the pickups have been replaced with Burstbuckers. It's thicker than most Les Pauls and is chambered.

1983 Dean Z Standard: This one is special because it was the last American Dean produced and made by Dean Zelinsky. It features brass hardware and is in a rare Blueburst finish with a killer flame top. It has original Dimarzio Super Distortion pickups.

Fender Stratocaster: This one is funny because it's a Frankenstrat. The neck is off my cherished '57 Reissue, the body, pickguard and pickups are from a couple of Strats I purchased at some pawn shops. the finish is faded and it has an original Dimarzio stacked humbucker.

Dean Z Brazilliaburst: Dean Z with a killer flame top. Dimarzio Super Distortion replaced with Gibson Zebra Pickups (500T and a 496R).

Dean 30th Anniversary ML: Anniversary model. Engraved pickups and 30th Anniversary 12th inlay. 30th on the headstock.

Laney VH100R: 100 watts of all valve power. Great tones. Swapped out the EL34s for JJ 6L6GC.

Epiphone Valve Junior: JJ EL84 valve and 12AX7 preamp.
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#9
Good to see the thread is working. There are loads of rig threads, but I thought, this can be the place where you ask about things about your rig and stuff.

Inspired_by_Vai: How is that Sound City for classic rock and stuff? I always wondered. Also, I agree the JB in that Jackson is way too thin sounding. Our other guitarist has one and I'd love to have him change it for something fatter. It's just too thin!
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#10
With regards to the uberschall, what amp is it most comparable too? People have said its like a crazy 5150 with a real harsh bite?
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#11
Nice thread man, a good idea, an open discussion kinda thread

Erm...
Guitar - Schecter C-1 Elite: I was dead set on either buying a Strat or an Epi Les Paul while I was guitar shopping, but when I came across this I just had to play it some more

Amps - Fender Blues Junior: Just got this one in winter time, I love it though! I haven't really had chance to crank it up though but that's my next aim for sure . The cleans are gorgeous and the drive is alright at lower volumes, but I mainly use my pedals for a driven sound.

- Vox DA5: Got that one a couple of years ago, I'm pretty fond of it. It's just a nice amp to play on in general. I take it with me to friends' houses and whatnot, it's easy to use and some settings sound pretty good.

Pedals:
- Boss OD-1: Erm, this is one hell of a pedal. Made in Japan in 1982 (I did my research ), this pedal just has a great tone when set right. I'll admit that some settings aren't so nice, and the pots sound a little rusty to me, but when I've got it just right with the proper amp settings, jizz fills the sky like rain

-Boss CE-2: I love this chorus. I think it's a 1984 model, or is it '86... It's a beauty to play, has a great lush sound but it's not in your face. It's set just right. I wholeheartedly recomend this pedal if anyone's after a chorus!

-Boss PN-2: To be honest, I just bought this pedal as an investment. Saw it in a shop here in Cairo for like $75 USD and I just had to buy it considering that they sell for $150 + on sites like Ebay! It's pretty cool to play with too, I love the pan feature, it just kicks ass! It's got some pretty bad hiss though, which really annoys me sometimes but I'm sure a simple mod could fix that.

-EHX Deluxe Memory Man: Bloody hell! It's the never-ending climax of delays. Just sounds good as a straight-up delay and it just sounds good as a crazy mo'fo too. I haven't got much to say about this one though as most people on here rant and rave about them.

-Digitech EX-7: Aaah, I love this pedal to be honest. Hasn't got the greatest tone by all means, but it's just damn fun. I could spend hours with that Space Station and the Leslie simulation. Fun stuff dammit, fun stuff

- Digitech Bad Monkey: Pretty good overdrive, it's cheap and it works well for a solo boost. I like it.

Other:
-Lapsteel: I got this one off Denmark Street last summer, it's a helluva lot of fun I love playing Floyd on this thing. I rarely get the chance to use it mind you, it collects dust most of the time

-Nylon Acoustic: No-brand acoustic, it's pretty rubbish to be honest. Picked it up for 30 quid from some book store. I have a soft spot for the guitar though for two reasons, it's been with me through some bloody good memories (it has the scars to prove it too), and it's blue

-Yamaha Electro-Acoustic (cba to find the model): Aah, just got this one a couple of weeks ago! I've been really into Bob Dylan style acoustic songs lately, so I'm just strumming away with this songwriting partner. Great stuff, sounds really good unplugged but when it's plugged in it's not so great. I'll mess with the amp settings and stuff and see if it sounds any better. It's a great starter acoustic guitar though, I love it.

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electric: epi sg custom...might not be the greatest, but it does the job very well...and i dont think anyone can argue that is a beautyful guitar

amp: peavey windsor. a lot of people dont like it, but i personally think for the price its realllly good. i mean i got it for 240 and it really suits my needs.

pedals:
fulltone OCD: i currently use this as my main overdrive
ge-7: it does the job very well...i use it to add mids and boost the OCD a little bit more
crybaby jh-1: i really like it...i think it suits my needs perfectly. However i do have a big complain about it and that is its bypass, which is an easy fix that i will look into in the future
EXH The Worm: tremolo, vibrato, auto-wah and phaser. Phaser works great for me. Tremolo is on the weaker side but still very usable. I love the vibrato in it. Dont really use the auto wah at all.
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#13
Guitars
-Ibanez "pre 1974 Lawsuit" Les Paul with a Duncan Custom Custom and a Duncan Alnico II Pro. This guitar is straight tits! I can honestly say that I have never heard such beautiful sounds come out of a guitar. I don't gig with this guitar in fear of it getting damaged or stolen.
-Schecter C-1+ with EMG 81/85. This is my main gigging guitar and its neck feel very similar the Ibanez LP.
-Schecter S-1 Elite with a Dimarzio Norton in the bridge and a Duncan Dimebucker in the neck. Great sound and very versatile. The Dimebucker in the neck sound like a real hot single coil.
-Schecter Synyster Custom all stock
-Ibanez RD250DX with Dimarzio Super Distortion, Dimarzio YJM, Duncan 59. This is my usual backup guitar when I am gigging, but I broke the floyd on it and need to replace it.

Amp
Marshall JCM2000 TSL - Great amp. Very versatile. Just changed the tubes on it sounds even better. I put in Electro-Harmonix EL34 and Tung-sol 12ax7.
Marshall 1960a cab

[Effects
Original Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer - I was going through my dads old stuff and found this pedal. It sounds better than the new tube screamers.
Dunlop 535Q Wah - great versatile wah. Sounds great clean and distorted
Boss CH-1 Chorus - I only use this on my clean sounds. I love it.
Fender Tuner Pedal
I have other pedals that I don't use so no need to mention them.

Other
X2 XDS95 Digital Wireless - awesome wireless does not color the tone. It sounds like a cable connection.
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
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Quote by Teh Forest King
With regards to the uberschall, what amp is it most comparable too? People have said its like a crazy 5150 with a real harsh bite?


Funnily enough the other guitarist in my band was recording with a 5150 last week, I can honestly say the two dont compare, oh and also wouldnt say its got a harsh bite, its very, VERY smooth and rich, its only a harsh bite if you dial in all treble and drop the mids and bass!! Its not -that- smooth with higher gain though, it still only ever gets more aggressive and it always maintains clarity. I would compare it mostly to....maybe a roadking on higher gain with a bit of a boost, or maybe a Diezel VH4. Although personally I would choose an uberschall over them, its very unique and it just screams quality! Also, show off picture time

Diezel, Motherfucker
#15
YAY!! Rig threads rule. Nice job, Gabel!

As far as my rig goes, I don't really have much now, but expect more to come with my job this summer.

Palomino V3212 - All American, all tube, all awesome. I love it. I'm tempted to scerw around with tubes to see just what other sounds I can get out of it. Great cleans, Marshally overdrive. What's not to like?

Kustom KAA30
- Tis my old acoustic amp. It's fun to mess around with every now and then, but it doesn't see much use anymore. I play my acoustic through my Palo now.

Fender MIM Strat - Mods coming soon. New pickups, maybe a new neck (I have kinda big hands, and the maple neck on there now is pretty small). It's my baby; I wouldn't trade it for the world. The finish is wearing, it's scratched and scarred. But I baby this thing more than any piece of gear I have. Cept my amp, which gets a weekly tolex wipedown

Fernandes Acoustic/Electric - For the price, this is a really great guitar. I hop to upgrade soon to a standard acoustisc, maybe a dreadnought. It has a composite back, maple top, rosewood neck and headstock. I don't think I've ever seeh another like it in a store.....

Vox V847A - Some people love this wah, some people don't. I happen to like it quite a bit. Power adaptability, which is a big plus. Pretty vocal, but I'm trying to see if I can do the mods that Jimi did to his V846. Any help here would be appreciated.

Boss Metalzone - Still not sure why I bought this........ I don't even play metal . But I use it as a gain booster. It's pretty fun for when my band plays "My Generation", because you can get the Pete Townshend feedback section by screwing with the distortion knob. The EQ is horrible though. I'll probably end up selling it.

Boss Loopstation - Awesome pedal. I have the dual pedal version. I like the fact that you can push your amp with the Inst. level knob. But, like a lot of Boss pedals, it's very, VERY noisy when running.
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#16
Right now my rig is shit!
Guitar: Peavy Rockmaster II
Amp: Marshall MG10CD
Pedals: Fab Metal, Fab Echo, Fab Flange, Fab Chorus (acutally decent)
But this summer I'm going to have a job so this is what I plan to upgrade to
Guitar: Epiphone Gothic Explorer (if enough money is leftover after amp)
Amp: B-52 At-112
Pedals: MXR Smart Gate, Dunlop Original Wah, all the others said above
#17
I use a PRS custom 24 through a Mesa Boogie Road King Series 2. I run the Road King through a Mesa 4x12 rectifier cab. No FX, just dry signal.
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#18
Guitars:

'86? (Something like that) Carvin X220 (Red w/ Gold Hardware)-This thing is my baby, the neck feels perfect in my hand, and I love the sounds I get out of it. It's got a brass nut and Kahler Flyer trem, stock neck pickup that I potted myself, and an aftermarket DiMarzio X2N that was in the bridge position when I bought it. The X2N lends itself nicely to some awesome brutal rhythm sounds, as well as Van Halen-style crunch through an amp with a little less gain. The neck pickup sounds pretty smooth, I mainly use it for leads, or for cleans with the coil split.

LTD Viper-FM100 (Trans Purple)- Backup Guitar #1, I keep it in Drop D usually. It kind of needs a new neck or a truss rod adjustment or something, as it's got a lot of fret buzz when played hard. All stock, sounds pretty good for having an agathis body.

Ibanez Gio-****ty first guitar. The only thing I really like about it is the shape of the neck, I'll probably do some crazy mods on it eventually.

S101 acoustic (Don't know the model name)-Decent cheap acoustic, needs a truss adjustment.

Amps:

Peavey 6505 Combo- My main amp, it's dark and thick enough to balance out the brightness of the alder and brass on my Carvin very nicely. I get a decent clean out of it with split coils and plenty of reverb and delay, and the crunch and hi-gain leads just kick tons of ass. The output transformer shorted out a while ago, though, so it's currently being replaced with one from a JCM900. I'm curious to see how this ends up effecting the sound of the amp, but I can't imagine it'll be detrimental.

Vox VR30- Used mainly for practice, and for school jazz band. It does everything up to Iron Maiden levels of gain pretty well, but gets muddy if you try to push it too hard. The cleans are really nice, though.

Effects:

'90's Dunlop Crybaby- Decent-sounding wah, but not spectacular. I think it's true-bypass because I haven't noticed any tone suckage, but I don't really know how to find out for sure.

Boss DD-20 Giga Delay- I bought this off ebay a couple years ago, and it's great for the money, it does pretty much any delay sound you could want, the tape and analog simulations are decent, and I generally just turn it on to thicken up my cleans, or turn everything up and make it trippy.

ISP Decimator Noise Gate- Completely transparent and generally just awesome, I couldn't live without it.

My signal path is like this:
Guitar->Crybaby->6505 hi-gain input->FX Loop out->DD-20->ISP Decimator->FX loop in
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#19
Main Guitars: Cruiser by Crafter RG600 - Actually its a really nice guitar lol. I might upgrade the humbuckers at some point, but im not sure.

Sunn Mustang By Fender - Again a really nice guitar. It plays really nice and has a pearloid pickguard.

Im soon gonna be buying an Epiphone G-400 faded or vintage whatver they are called. Once i buy that i suppose i'll probably turn the Cruiser into a Slide Guitar. Not too sure yet.

Main Amp - Fender Super Champ XD - Its reallynice and actually really loud. It copes really well in my band and i'm the loudest, unless the bassist turns right up. Even then i rival him! It sounds lovely. I plan to get the footswitch at some point though.

Pedals - GCB-95 Crybaby - I know it gets bad press here, but i personally find that it is perfect for me at the moment.
Bad Monkey - Really nice overdrive and a useful boost aswell. Sounds great.
Denio Chorus - Again a really nice pedal with a great chorus effect.
Echohead Delay (Marshall) - This is a really nice pedal. The Delay sounds are varied and versatile and all sound great. My only problem is that when it runs out of battery, it makes a horrible 'doom' noise.

I hope to get a tuner pedal soon-ish and also rechargeable batteries for my pedals.

Otherwise im happy with my rig.

All my plans for what to get should be complete by Christmas 2008.
#20
Mine is in my sig but anyway:

I'm playing a black Jackson King V 2 which I bought last year and it's one of the best guitars I ever played. It's tuned in B like my 7 string (so not B standard). It still has the stock pickups (SD JB-4) but I'm thinking of changing them to something that can handle the dropped tuning more.
My second guitar is a black Jackson Dinky 7 string (Christian Olde Wolbers sig), and I must say I don't like it as much as my V. It's a bit neck heavy so I had to add some weight in the control cavity to compensate. It has a standard EMG-7 pickup and sounds great. It has jumbo frets and its slightly easier to solo with than my V on the high strings, but it has bad upper fret access which sucks I also think the neck is a bit too thick. I only use it to practice and for one or 2 songs that require me to solo on the high E string.
I ordered a third guitar, a new Jackson Demmelition V in white with black pinstripes. Can't wait for it to arrive!

The Überschall is simply amazing, especially through the modded Marshall cab. Massive low end, crips cleans and very smooth yet tight sound even with the gain maxed (the only way I play it). I would be devastated if something happened to it. The tubes are still standard but I'm considering to replace the pre-amps with 6 Tung Sol's which seem to work very well with it.

The other amp is a Marshall Valvestate 8100 with matching cab, and it sounds killer too even for a hybrid. I gigged with it and sounded great. I recently bought a BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A and use this with the marshall to clear up the sound. It sounds more tube-like with it.
I bought the BBE to go along with a 5150 I was planning to buy at first, until I came across the Uberschall.

I use a Boss NS-2 in front of the amps to reduce feedback.
And I'm planning to buy a TC Electronics G-Major or G-Force to put in the loop of the Überschall.
I'm waiting delivery of a Mass Weber 150w attenuator so I can play at bedroom levels and I'll use it live for smaller gigs.

That's it I guess.
Jackson KV 2, Jackson COW 7 (both in B), Jackson Demmelition V
Bogner Überschall (blue rev)
Marshall 1960B Vintage (2x V30 & 2x G12T75)
TC Electronic G Major
BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A
Weber Mass 150w
ISP ProRackG
T.Racks Dinopower
#21
I'm in! Gabe!

alrighty

Guitars

Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top in Translucent Red: I LOVE this thing! I have yet to find a Les Paul that plays better - even the $3000 Custom Shop Gibsons couldn't hold up (imho). Of course, the pickups/electronics were better on the Gibsons, but the neck, and the way it feels - great! I am definitely going to replace all the electronics when I replace my pickups (wich Bareknuckles/Stephen's Design/Amber Pickups - hoping to win a set of them; wish me luck!). I also thought of improving the bridge since it eats my strings. A lot. Other than that: IEpiphone!

Some Höfner Classical Guitar: Eh. I don't play it much at all because I don't like the neck. Full stop. It IS handcrafted though

Future Buys: A 50s or 60s Classic (Players) Stratocaster, a (Joe Strummer/GE Smith Sig) Telecaster, a 335-type guitar

Amps

Fender Champion 600: Awesome little amp, perfect blues/classic rock distortion when turned up. I'd say best match for a LP for thick blues lines - I have not tried any of the small EL84 amps though. it
Might add a choke to it later on - and new speakers!

Pignose HOG 20: One of the better Solid State amps out there imho. A lot brighter than the champ, perfect for Single Coil like stuff on my Les Paul. And for funk.

Whodicted



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#22
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Affectronix Brit Master: #1 of #2 built by Kerry here on UG. He no longer does any pedals and has become and emo of sorts, but this is a special pedal he designed for me. It's basically a Rangemaster but with a full/treble switch and silicon and germanium transistors. Is about to be sold to the other guiatrist of my band.




Why is Kerry emo now? I haven't talked to him for about a year now, since he kinda dissappeared.
#23
My only guitar is a Yamaha SBG200 that my dad bought back in '84 when he wanted to play guitar. This has to be one of the most underrated guitars out there. Mahogany body, set neck, rosewood fretboard, little rounder and fatter than an SG, but shaped similarly. Pickups aren't amazing, but they get the job done. No mods done to it, but probably in the future I'll mod it.

I'm saving up for a Schecter Hellraiser V-1 for my next guitar. It'll be used for thrash metal mostly.

My pedals are a Fulltone FullDrive 2 and a Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter. I got the Fulltone for $95 on Craigslist. It's a great pedal, I use it to push me into metal territory. The Boss I only have because I got it for $10. I'm looking to sell that soon, I don't know when though. Anyone know how much I should sell it for if I do decide to sell it? It's in almost new condition.

My amp is an Orange Rocker 30. I love this amp so much. It fits my styles and really does sound like a JCM800 on steroids. This can probably do metal on its own if I dimed the gain, but if I do it gets noisy. Plus, I don't really need to crank the gain so much because I get natural saturation as I turn the volume up.

For my lead tone I set my Rocker to: Gain at 7.5, Treble at 4, Mids at 7, and Bass at 7. Using the neck pickup, I can get a very Slash-y tone like this.I kick in my FullDrive with most knobs set at neutral on the vintage setting. It gives me a very Hammett-esque sound and seen as I'm a hard rock/heavy metal guitarist with a very bluesy style, this suits me perfectly.

Ben
Ben
#24
Amps
Fender 65 Twin Reverb RI:
This is my main amp. The speakers have been replaced with a pair of Weber 12A150's and the tubes are NOS Svetlana's. Despite what some have said, it does sound like an original Blackface after these upgrades. It has been kicked, dropped, screamed at, and spilled on and is still in perfect working order. I love this thing.

Vox AC30CC2:
Doesn't get quite as much use at it used to, but it is featured heavily on my bands album. I run it dry, whereas I run effects into the Twin The speakers are Alnico Blues. I could never sell it.

Dr. Z Maz Jr 18w.:
My new toy. It has been relegated to strict home/studio use. Celestion G12H speakers. It can get every sound on my bands album with just a twist of the volume knob.

Budda Superdrive 18 head.:
I bought it with insurance money after my Mesa Mark III was stolen. Great Marshall-esque tones, but it doesn't really fit my band's sound. I am never home enough to really use it.

Marshall 1960AX cab:
Loaded with greenbacks. Very vintage sounding. Its paired with the Budda


Pedalboard

Korg PitchBlack tuner:
tunes accurately and doesn't suck tone. Pretty fair price.

Keeley Stacked Mod SD-1:
I got this for a steal in a pawn shop. It kicked the OCD off my board. Nuff said. I run the gain pretty low for those sweet garage/indie rock tones.

Analogman SunFace NKT-275:
The sound of a vintage Fuzz Face without the problems associated with one. Used mostly for choruses.

Danelectro Fish n Chips:
It is on whenever the dirt pedals are on (which is always). Since I run clean amps, it helps round out the sound and make it more natural sounding.

Retrosonic Phaser:
Like a more tweakable Phase 90. I use it to add shimmer to arpeggios.

T-Rex Replica:
Incredible sounding analog delay with tap tempo. 600ms of time. Covers everything I need without sounding fake or cheesy. I alternate between this, a MXR Carbon Copy, and a vintage Boss DM-3 for my delay souunds. The replica is my main delay and is also the one used on the record.

Guitars:
Fender '52 RI Tele.
Sweet single coil twang. Pretty much just a back-up.

Gibson Memphis '60s block neck ES-335
My main guitar. Used on pretty much every song on the album and played for almost the entirety of our live show.


Assorted Things


Martin D-35
Used for songwriting since I cant crank an amp in a hotel room, on the bus, or late at night when home.

EHX POG:
not recorded or used live. Strictly for my own enjoyment.

Boss RC-2
for practicing rhythm/improv and working songs together.
#25
Quote by mh400nt
My main amp is a Bogner Uberschall, 120w head, EL34 tubes, very dark and very aggressive, its perfect for what I play, it cuts through (an admittedly VERY loud band situation) brilliantly, its got more low end than you will ever need and it has such a rich, beautiful tone! I recorded with it last wednesday, it sounded frightening! I have a mesa single rectifier as well, that was my main amp before the Uberschall, im selling it now though, oh I use a Mesa standard 4x12 with V30s for my cab. We are headlining sunday which will be my first time to give the Uberschall a full run for its money, I can see it performing fantastically though!

. . . you're Claudio Sanchez!!

This is a brilliant idea for a thread.

Guitars

Fender acoustic:
This was my grandfather's from the old days, he gave it to me when I started to play. This thing is a freaking tank. It's still in impeccable condition (minus a few scratches), and it sounds incredibly bright and full. My only complaint is that it does not have a pickup in it. Despite this, I love it so much that sometimes I just mike it and play anyway.

Schecter C/SH-1: See my profile for pics; she's a REAL beauty. I love the neck on this guitar, but I'm not really sure what to compare it to. It's not unlike a Strat (the body itself is a Strat-style) but I prefer this to any Strat I've ever played. The semi-hollowness results in a fair bit of feedback in a live setting, but I've made my peace with that. I'm thinking of swapping the bridge humbucker, but it's not a pressing matter.

Amp

Kustom Quad 100 DFX:
The greatest solid state amplifier in the entire world. I struggle with how to describe the sound of it, because it doesn't really sound like it's copying Marshall or Mesa or whatever. It's American-voiced, but it's strictly Kustom's own sound. Beautiful cleans. Takes pedals like a dream. A couple of the built-in effects are actually good.

Peavey Rage 158: Practice amp I don't even own anymore. The only reason I even bring it up is because I picked it over a Marshall MG before I knew even the slightest thing about amps. Quite proud of myself looking back.

Effects

Boss DD-3: Good enough. I got it mostly to experiment with delay, but since I've had it for awhile I'm needing to move up to something with tap tempo. People complain that the repeats on this thing are sterile, but it's obviously not a Deluxe Memory Man.

Dunlop DB-01 Crybaby From Hell: Good wah pedal. Quite adjustable. The volume boost was pretty useful. I'm actually selling it (on eBay RIGHT NOW) because I hardly ever used it. Wah just isn't for me.
#26
Time for the budget guys to invade!

Guitars

Jackson DK2M - I love this guitar. There's something about Jacksons that are just made for me, and I also prefer compound necks. IT HAS BOTH. Also, the harder maple neck really suits me because it can tap like a dream. Brilliant feel and tone, although I will be swapping out the pickups because the Bridge only sounds good on distortion, and the Neck only good on clean.

Jackson JS30 - My trusty B Standard-tuned metal monster. Don't use it as often as the DK2M, mainly when I want to play teh ultra br00talz. Also needs new pickups for me to be completley happy with it.

Epiphone SG310B - This good old guitar is very precious to me, as it is the only guitar that I can use drop tunings with! Has a problem with staying in tune (I reckon new tuners will stop this, but TBH it's at the bottom of my list of worries ATM). Only the bridge pickup works, 'cos it's an active EMG and active and passive cant work on the same circuit without some serious customisation.

Squier Strat - Who hasn't owned one of these? I modded it to fretless, and play it with a slide. Sounds really cool for creepy sound effects and some blues work, but obviously not going to be my main guitar.

Amps

Peavey ValveKing 50w HEAD - Oh yeah, I' in the process of modding my 112 combo into a short head version of the ValveKing head. Crazy you say? Wait until you hear the tone from this baby. Loads of people like to badmouth the VK, but playing through an Orange 212 cab loaded with v30s this baby sings. See my profile for recordings.

Roland Cube 30 - Useful for late night jams and when my other amp is unavailable - re-valvement, gigging etc. Nice enough tone, but I could never go back to SS permanently. Effects are pretty good quality.

FX

T.C Electronic G Sharp - Useful rack effect, though I only really use delay, chorus and reverb on it. Also adds a nice compression to the amp's tone simply by running in the loop (this isn't a documented feature, it just seems to happen with my rig). Wouldn't gig without it.

Dunlop Crybaby WahWah - Yeah,flame all you want, but it hasn't let me down yet. A bit useless on the clean channel (at least without tone knob adjustment on my guitar), but hey.

Dunlop Volume Pedal - Useful as a gain knob adjuster or a master volume when placed in the loop. Helps me bridge the gap between clean and full blown lead tone.

There's my rig. Yay.
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#27
Quote by add45

Other:
-Lapsteel: I got this one off Denmark Street last summer, it's a helluva lot of fun I love playing Floyd on this thing. I rarely get the chance to use it mind you, it collects dust most of the time
I'll take it off your hands if you want I've been wanting a lap steel to experiment with for a long time now.

I've got:
Guitars
Fender MIM Strat- I added Noiseless Hot pickups, Planet Waves self-trim/locking tuners, and an additional switch turning on my neck pickup (a la David Gilmour). Wine red color.

Ibanez Silver Series Strat copy- I think this is from '78, original pickups were crap, so I put the Fenders I had laying around in this. Sunburst with black pickguard.

Fender 12 string acoustic- I got a ridiculous deal on this thanks to the Guitar Center labor day sale and gift cards, I paid a grand total of $90 (including a set up) for a $400 guitar.

No name classical acoustic- My first guitar, I still play it regularly.

Amps
Peavey Classic 50 2x12- Got this for my birthday last year and I love it. Loud as hell.

Crate something-something65- I don't remember the model number exactly, but this amp served as a nice starter for me.

Effects
Dunlop Crybaby- I modded this myself, switching out 4 resistors which greatly improved the sound of this over a stock Crybaby.

Electro-Harmonix Sovtek Big Muff- Picked this up on ebay a little while ago. There is nothing like a Big Muff- thick low end, sustains forever...this is the perfect lead pedal.

MI Audio Crunchbox- My most recent addition, I use it for higher gain stuff and I'm very happy with the way it sounds. Cleans up pretty well too.

Fulltone OCD ver.3- Got this for Christmas this past year, I use it for low-med gain and all things James Gang. I love the range of sounds I can get just by playing with my guitar's volume knob.

MXR Phase 90- This is R28 modded, to decrease that unwanted distortion that a stock one has. Sounds much better then stock, but I'm still not 100% satisfied.

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress- Add this effect to the Big Muff's distortion and you've got an instant Pink Floyd- The Wall sound

Boss DD-20- This thing is ridiculously versatile, but I'm starting to think it's too much for me. I think this sounds much better at the front of my chain then at the end.

Boss CH-1 Chorus- This sits off my board collecting dust. Decent sound, but I just don't have any use for it.

Arion SMM-1- On the verge of being sold, this was given to me by a friend. Again, I just don't have a use for it with all the other overdrives/distortions I have.

Future purchases/ideas/etc.
My current goal is to sell my SMM-1, CH-1, Phase 90, Crybaby, and DD-20 in favor of a '74 Script Phase 90 or BYOC Phaser, Teese RMC4 Pic Wah and an MXR Carbon Copy or a CMATMODS Deeelay. After that I want to replace my pickups with Fender Custom Shop '69s, replace my bridge with a Callaham Vintage S Bridge, and get my frets replaced (my frets are seriously worn down)/guitar set up. Then I'd like to look into a BYOC 5-knob compressor and at the absolute bottom of this long list of ideas is a speaker/tube change (not really necessary because I'm happy with what I have now, but if I somehow end up with extra money, maybe I'll give some new speakers/tubes a go). I'd also someday like to have my Deluxe Electric Mistress modded to original specs.

I'm also building a Colorsound Overdrive right now in school and might try a Tubescreamer (maybe even a dual TS9?) build when I'm done with that. You can never have too much dirt
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Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
#28
I have an Epi LP Standard, a Crate Palomino V8, and an old Sigma Acoustic. In the future, I'm planning on getting a 50 or 30 watt Marshall JCM 800, maybe a half-stack, probably a combo. Along with that, I'll put new pups in my Epiphone (SD Alnico II's, Gibson Classics, Burstbuckers, Bareknuckles, we'll see). I want to get a Vox Wah, and another guitar. For the other guitar, its one of these:
-Used Gibson LP or SG off of Ebay.
-Used Gibson Flying V, replace stock pups with Bareknuckles, or some other high output pup for hard rock/metal (Mettalica, Van Halen, Gn'R tones, feel free to recomend me some pups for it).
-Used MiJ 80's Strat with new pups, paint job, maybe an FR, maybe a new neck, it would be for Van Halen/Randy Rhoads type of stuff.

Any suggestions for what pups to get, which guitar, comments, ect. are welcome. And also, other than the pups, what do I need to replace on my Epi to give it Gibson quality, or close?
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#29
Quote by Mo Jiggity
Ha, having owned my 401 for a while now and having had to milk everything out of it, I discovered a few tricks to make it sound not like crap.

-Take out the reverb tank, and the reverb knob becomes a presence knob

Does anyone know if this would work on any amp?

I hate using the reverb on my Palo. It's got a great reverb, don't get me wrong, I just much prefer a dedicated pedal (more tweakable to my ears). If I could get a Presence knob on there...... *dreams*
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#30
Quote by colin617
AmpsBudda Superdrive 18 head.:
I bought it with insurance money after my Mesa Mark III was stolen. Great Marshall-esque tones, but it doesn't really fit my band's sound. I am never home enough to really use it.



How is it for Joe Bonamassa tones? I know he has used them and I adore his tone. Also it seems to be related to the 18watts, an amp I just LOVE!

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Pedals:
- Boss OD-1: Erm, this is one hell of a pedal. Made in Japan in 1982 (I did my research ), this pedal just has a great tone when set right. I'll admit that some settings aren't so nice, and the pots sound a little rusty to me, but when I've got it just right with the proper amp settings, jizz fills the sky like rain

-Boss CE-2: I love this chorus. I think it's a 1984 model, or is it '86... It's a beauty to play, has a great lush sound but it's not in your face. It's set just right. I wholeheartedly recomend this pedal if anyone's after a chorus!

-Boss PN-2: To be honest, I just bought this pedal as an investment. Saw it in a shop here in Cairo for like $75 USD and I just had to buy it considering that they sell for $150 + on sites like Ebay! It's pretty cool to play with too, I love the pan feature, it just kicks ass! It's got some pretty bad hiss though, which really annoys me sometimes but I'm sure a simple mod could fix that.


Hey dude those are some sweet Boss pedals, I generally don't care too much for new ones, but those are sweet!

Also I don't know if it would work, but if the mods agree, could this thread by stickied?

Also one ironic thing was as I said I created this thread so we could all discuss our rigs and stuff. Not to showoff. Then the first thing a gu writes to me on MSN is:
Gabe you're such a showoff!
And I hate when people say I just do these things to show off my rig. To start with, if I have a nice rig, what's wrong with that? All of the stuff I own have I bought or gotten as chrismtast or birthday gifts. I'm very proud of my rig and all, but just because I have a good rig and I'm proud of it, why should I be ashamed for that? All of you other people out there with good rigs who's gotten things like this said to you, why do people say it? The only things I can think of is that theyre jealous. The problem is, if I say they are, they think I'm more of a showoff!
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#31
My rig is simple enough

1999 Gibson Les Paul Smartwood in Cancharana
Valveking halfstack with JJ's all around/greenbacks
Bad Monkey/MXR-10 band EQ/Wylde Wah

I play mainly rock/alt and prog rock, with the bad monkey and MXR to tighten up stuff it sounds amazing really, I like Peavey but didn't want a buzz machine and the Valveking won the balance of good cleans and gain in one cheap package. With the bad monkey in front I really have access to more gain than I would ever use personally. My only complaint with my rig is the 50's neck on the Gibby raping my hands coming from a fender raised family.
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you sir, are the ultimate UG stereotype, praise a not so good metal player, zakk, put down other peoples playing, seriously say I WAS GONAA PLAYZ SOME UBER LEEDS LOZLOERLS~1!!!11!, and then critique epiphones as if there worth a second glance
#32
Quote by Gabel
How is it for Joe Bonamassa tones? I know he has used them and I adore his tone. Also it seems to be related to the 18watts, an amp I just LOVE!


It does Joe pretty well. I can get his "Wild About You, Baby" tone without any pedal (its just damn loud).
#33
I use a traynor custom 100 special which is a great amp. I set the first channel (high gain) to just a nice high gain sound that really cuts through well. Gets a nice EVH sound. I click on the fuzz face to add a bit more gain and smooth everything out, plus I can get some crazy feedback with that combination. Then the second channel is kinda like a marshall plexi but with more versitility. Theres a gain boost on that channel that I click on to get an 80s metal type thrash tone. It's similar to channel one but with a more vintage type of sound. I put the fuzz face over this to get something like jack white's lead tone, it's very distorted and ugly sounding but It can be useful. Then the first channel is like an AC30 and I use the boost on this channel to get a pete towsend or a nice blues tone. I put the fuzz face over this channel to get a hendrix-y type of sound. I also plug a traynor reverbmate, (15 watt solid state amp based of JC-120) and just use it to get a stereo sound. Sometimes I use the built in chorus for songs. I also have a zakk wylde crybaby wah for alot of leads and solos. This all goes into an old vintage hughes and kettner cab w/ v30s.

For guitars, I use a jackson dinky with a SD JB in the bridge and a 59 in the neck. Unfortantley I went through my steve vai phase during christmas and bought a shred guitar, but I can get some cool LP tones out of it. I also use an epiphone dot for more classic rock stuff, jazz and blues. Then I use my squier strat (I taped it to make it look like the EVH guitar) for single coil stuff and for any crazy feedback stuff. Then I use my sister's daisy rock guitar (tuned to open E with high action) as a slide guitar. Thats it.

Soon I'll get a nice LP for just about everything.
80's Fender Jazzmaster
1976 Gibson L6s
Epiphone sheraton
Late 60's Univox High Flyer Custom Deluxe
Vintage fendr twin
Fuzz Face
Zakk Wylde Wah
#34
I'll jump in with my gear then...

Guitars:
2006 USA deluxe strat. Bought used for £700 (would be ~£950 new) - immaculate condition, pleased with it.
2005 Epi Les Paul Custom. Recently retrofitted with Bareknuckle Mules (A IV, potted) - seems much more like a proper LP now.

Amp:
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Nice cleans with my strat - get good crunch with the LP occasionally. Would like some kind of small crankable valve amp (watching the Orange AD5 coming soon) or possibly something like a Tiny Terror for the drive side of my rig.

Also have a PODxt Live - use it for direct recording, too much tone suck to use as FX pedal.
American Deluxe maple board Strat
Hot Rod Deluxe
Fulltone Fulldrive II mosfet
#35
Amps
Line 6 Spider II 75 watt combo- Don't even get me started on this. All I use it for is for bass (yeah thats horrible for it), and I'm going to sell it soon.

Vox Pathfinder 10-Nice practice amp, but I don't really like the distortion and the speaker is starting to go.

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue-all I use nowadays. Has the best cleans, spring reverb, tube tremolo and overdrive I'll ever hear.

Guitars
Fender MIM Tele-Has a hot rails in the bridge and the control plate is backwards (Controls than switch) which makes it easier for volume swells and such. also a miniswitch for splitting the hot rails.

Fender MIM Fat Strat-its the floyd rose version. I like the shorter scale and pickup controls, but I hate the humbucker and the issues I've had with trem.

Epiphone Dot-I put flatwounds on this and it sounds great now. Good for jazz.

Alvarez AJ-70SC- a great jumbo acoustic, when I put a new set of strings on it sounds awesome.

Squier Precision Bass-got it from my cousin. better than nothing.

Selfbuilt Lap Steel-Solid mahagony and it resonates unamplified for about a minute straight. Multibucker for pickup with tone and vol controls. Maple accents. Also built a nice Mahogany case.

Classical guitars- my dad is a classical guitar luthier, so we always have a few around before he sells them. We have a nice flamenco right now. He just sold a spruce-top classical to some guy in texas for $4000.

Effects
Ernie Ball VP Jr
Digitech Digidelay
Line 6 Verbzilla
Boss Ds-1
Ibanez Ts-9
EH Nano Small Stone
Danelectro FAB echo
Aphex Punch Factory
Dunlop Wah
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#36
I have a tiny rig but I love it nonetheless

Guitar-
Yamaha ERG-121, granted not the best playing thing in the world but I can honestly say that after playing some pretty thin necked guitars including Ibanez Prestige RGs with their infamously razor thin necks, this guitar has a pretty slim neck, not flat, but a very comfortable C-shape that just lets your hand slide over it and have it trembling to churn out some toneful music. The pickups have been a letdown, the bridge humbucker is rather flabby and sometimes quite weak sounding with tone that doesn't really stand out, the mid single is nice for the occasional clean as is the bridge humbucker which produces a nice, fat and thick sometimes too-rounded sound.

Pedal-
Ibanez SM7, a marvellous pedal in its right. It's tonality is spot on for my modern metal stylings, despite having a scooped mid, its easy to coax some out of the amp and this manages to nail my tone, which I am extremely pleased with ATM. A nice thick, rich distortion, though lacking in sustain, makes up with screaming highs, a bone-shaking low end and overall a perfect distortion, easily dialled down for some soulful blues or boosted for some crazy solo work. Remarkably versatile, and sensitive to even the air tempreature.

Amp-
Yamaha GA-10, this amp has served me well in its lifespan, not the loudest or the best but it has given me the ability to love the tone I have crafted for myself. Playing through the clean channel, which in itself is beautifully voiced, resonant and shimmering with a certain acoustic quality given the right pickup selection and EQing, when played through my distortion channel gives my 't3h br00t4lz' and even though by no means loud, is very dependable and manages to sound exactly how I want it to.
#37
---My rig, nothing special- Dsl100/MC2X12, Epi LP std plus top and Boss GT-8.


---My amp is a Marshall JCM2000 Dsl100. I just put Tung-Sol 12AX7 preamp tubes in it, and JJ EL34 power tubes. Made a big difference from the cheap Chinese made tubes it came with. I am running it through a Marshall MC2X12 cab. I am still running the stock custom voiced Celestion speakers. I would like to upgrade the speakers to maybe some V-30's.




---My main guitar is my Epiphone Les Paul Standard plus top. Right now it is stock. I would like to upgrade to Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Pickups.




---2nd guitar is a Ibanez RG2550 Prestige. It has a Dimarzio PAF Pro in the neck and Dimarzio Norton in the bridge. This is a nice guitar with a different feel to it.




---3rd guitar is a Squire Strat. I blacked out everything I could to make it look different. I put Fender Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups in it, and it rocks now. Sounds real good for $150 guitar. This was my first guitar so I am attached to it, so I wanted to make it as nice as I could.


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#38
i win the "walking paradox" rig award:

starter kit yamaha electric, not bad, not good, better than some epis but occasionally has massive tuning stability issues, like i had to tune three times in one song. bad pickups, hum.

fender princeton reverb built in '69. its godly.

and the winning element of my rig is:

DS-1

everything gets more surreal when you realize i play metal out of this.
i have a 'white guitar'
#39
Wait?!

You play metal with a Princeton Reverb? BLASPHEMY!

I'd sell it for some kind of metal amp, say a 5150. Will beat your setup you have now.
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#40
i play other stuff too, and i have a weird sense of tone *nods*

i'd probably keep it anyways because i like.
i have a 'white guitar'