When I record, I'll sometimes use compression and/or play with a pick, but live I just plug straight in and play finger style. That's my whole rig right there - cable from the bass to the amp, cable from the tuner out to my Strobostomp.
Not a guitar but I picked up a Line 6 Pod HD at the Guitar Center in Round Rock today to use at an informal gig/party this weekend. Played through it and the old school Pod for a bit before pulling the trigger, but I think it's going to be a fun little desktop/live toy. Any of you wankers ever used one, or both? Thoughts?
Just got this in a trade with a buddy of mine who'd been wanting to buy my Deluxe Reverb RI for a while.
It's a Ibanez Paul Gilbert sig 'Fireman'. I've never had any desire to do the pointy guitar thing, but the fact that it had Strat electronics that I could swap out and tinker around was enough to convice me to do the trade. It's definitely a shape that you either love or hate with a passion.
It's actually got a pretty cool sound to it. It's all mahogany so it's much warmer and less trebly than a standard alder/maple Strat.
I actually like the shape but I'm much more of a p-90/humbucker guy.. so theres that
Anyone here have a P-90 equipped Paul? I was watching the Les Paul estate auction a couple weeks ago and tossed out a few cursory bids on one, but I've done a little more digging and thought they might be worth checking out. I know Hubert Sumlin played one on a lot of the early Howlin' Wolf stuff, and that all sounds great. Anyhow, I haven't been able to lay my hands on one to check it out so I thought I'd ask here before I run off and try and get one.
Good to know, but really I was talking about the combination of p-90s in that dense mahogany body. I have an LP Custom with humbuckers, which is great, but I don't have a p-90 equipped guitar, so I'm investigating options. Always looking for the next one of course...
What's your fav P-90 guitfiddle?
BTW, you're required to post a pic. Moose out front should toldja.
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So I just got in trouble in another thread for not putting my Old Man's Dobro here......I will get some pics of his other guitars and post them all up in here.
Birthday present from my sis:
I'm not much of a flat picker and the chord shapes are all different, but so far it's fun.
I think mike ness plays a les Paul with p90s.
To the poster asking about PODs, I have a POD xt live that I run through a tech 21 power engine 60.
This is the old mans dobro. He is letting me practice. Btw it sucks being a left hander and trying to learn. Very few left handed teachers
So I went to go check out a shop that was going out of business...and nothing. The place was picked clean except for a bunch of entry level stuff and a couple overpriced used strats and Pauls. Feeling a bit defeated, I went to twin peaks to have a burger and see some uplifting scenery. It was then that I recalled another shop around the corner. They had this:
Rolled in at fifteen minutes to closing and got a pretty good deal. It does all those Hubert Sumlin and Freddie King riffs like a boss.
Learn right handed.
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Beautiful guitar, Chad.
I'm also a lefty who plays right handed. I think there are different types of left handed people, though, and that's a lot of what determines if you're going to want to play righty or lefty. I have some degree of mixed-handedness, but I'm mostly lefty (write, eat, throw, etc). But the first time I ever grabbed a guitar I naturally wanted to play righty.
I've had Marshalls, fenders, and boogies. And I'll be damned if I can't dial this thing in real close to all of them, and a JC 120 as well. Plus I don't need a rack of effects.
If I can't get close to what I'm looking for, I can always go online and download someone else patch. Pretty amazing tool really. And this one is about 6 years old. New ones are probably better.
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Here's some of my gear that I took out to a local jam last night. That SG and Marshal Class 5 combo kills. I had the amp dimed and the volume controls on the guitar at about 1.5, maybe 2 for solo's. I love that little amp.
Also, my new MIM Fender Deluxe P-Bass. I've never played bass and wanted to give it a try. After keeping my eye out for a deal I finally pulled the trigger on an American Hwy 1 P-Bass that HelloMusic had a screaming deal on. Unfortunately that bass never arrived due to a shipping issue. HelloMusic gave me a few options to make up for it including this bass at an unbelievable price. To add to calamity this bass showed up and the neck pick-up did not work. Hello music paid to have it repaired by a luthier of my choice and gave me a $40 store credit for the hassle, which used to buy a Line-6 POD.
I've had the bass about 3 weeks and have just spent about 15 -30 minutes a day working on the muscle memory in my right hand. Last night was the 1st time I ever played a bass that was actually plugged into something. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. I did about 6 songs and had to make the bass lines up as I went using knowledge of the guitar. Cissy Strut was fun trying to put down something funky during the solos. Now I know why bass players always have that distracted look on their face. I'll be playing this out more.
Les Paul, with an amp that is entirely too loud.
I am in the market for a used Paul Languedoc G2 made out of Koa wood. If ay of you know of one for sale please pm. Thanks
JJ - Languedoc's are made by the guy who did sound for Phish up until 2004 and built the guitars Trey Anastasio always used. The G2 is pretty much a replica of the guitars used by Trey. He doesn't build many and works at a slow as $#@! pace.
Dishwater - Did Paul decide to not to build anymore guitars with Koa for some reason? Coulda' sworn I heard that somewhere.
Regardless, good luck on your quest to find one for sale.
Ah. Phish. That explains why I have no idea what the guy is talking about.
"A fun guitar that I built for Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) using wood that I harvested from the site of the club at which the band got it's start up in N.H. All of the dings and graffitti were original to the wood, which came from the bench seating in the bar area. Can you see "Dave 1965"? " - Terry McInturff
^^I'm not a huge Aerosmith fan. But that is pretty damned cool.
I don't expect anyone in the crowd to really give a $#@! about my tone. The guys on the side of the stage watching with their arms crossed will always have something to say after a show ("is that true bypass?" "what pickups?" "nos preamp tubes?" "you should.......") but everyone else usually just wants to have fun and drink beer.
I'll spend hours opon hours A/B'ing stuff, swapping tubes, and ripping apart various parts of the rig before a show if I'm hearing something I don't like even though I know that nobody in the crowd or even the band would be able to even tell a difference. It keeps me motivated and excited if I'm playing the same setlist over and over.
The hardest part of doing all that tone chasing bull$#@! for me was learning how to discipline myself so that when the show starts, I click out of thinking solely about how my guitar sounds and approach all aspects of my playing with how it fits the big picture of what the rest of the band is doing. I still struggle with that all the damn time but there's nothing better than the feeling you get when everyone's locked in on the same page.
this was my Free Tito's guitar after I put in a Lollar P90 with a custom housing and had it set up low and mean. I'm playing this bitch tomorrow.
I learned how important tone was from pops. My dad tells this kid to get a guitar, learn some blues songs, and come and see him and he'll tell him if he's any good because he sucked at drums. 6 months later, he comes in a rehearsal and blows everyone away. And it's his tone that did it. 6 months after that, he and my dad are playing with Freddie King, Albert Collins, etc. In high school.
When you hear it, you'll know. It makes all the difference in the world.
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