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#607394 - 04/16/08 10:04 PM Favorite AX in your quiver?  
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OK...this is easy what's in your quiver and what's your favorite one? Year , make , model and any pick-up or modifications you've made to it? Or, if it's acoustic is it acoustic/electric and what kind of pick-up? Bass guitars, that's great too. I'll even listen to the one's that got away from you, or the ones you haven't gotten your hands on yet. Guitars folks, not girls...let's talk guitars.... I'll post my stories once the ball gets rollin', who's gonna be first...?

#607408 - 04/16/08 10:55 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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There are three for me. The first is my acoustic, a handmade Alvarez-Yairi that I bought new in 1982. It has depth, crispness, boom and blast...play this acoustic in a room with someone else, and it's only a matter of time before the other players says it: "Hey, can I play that one for awhile?" And it's a deep, dark tobaccoburst...it looks like the one on this link:
http://exceptionalguitars.com/inter...mp;stock=AYFT041040&img=AYFT041040_1

My electric is a 1986 American-made Reissue '57 Stratocaster in Lake Placid Blue. There are a lot of guitars I would like to have, but I would still need this one. Nothing else feels or sounds the same. And it's an all-around workhorse. It looks like this:
[Linked Image]

But my pride and joy is my 1972 Rickenbacker 4001 bass, in Burgundyglo. It's a work of art and getting rarer every day. The full-width sparkly inlays, the checkerboard binding, one of the deluxe beauties from Rickenbacker's golden age. This is the bass sound of middle and late Beatles, Wings, YES, early Who, the Kinks. That round, growling tone...I love it. This one used to belong to Tommy Stinson of The Replacements. He played it on Saturday Night Live...and here it is on The Old Grey Whistle Test with the old black pickguard that I replaced later:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXAmzGD7Vc0
When I bought it, for a mere $150, it was nearly destroyed, and most of the original parts had been gutted and replaced with wrong and nasty ones. I decided to try to restore it, so I found all the various pieces like a bridge, a tailpiece, a white pickguard, etc, and brought it back to a closer semblance of it's original glory, and it now looks much like it did when it was new. This is it:
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Thanks Moker for letting us get all nerdy here. smile

#607561 - 04/17/08 12:31 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Me and "Susan:
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It's a 1988 Squire Strat (a rock-solid instrument, built in Japan, before the shift to China/Korea crappy craftsmanship):
•Bridge pickup is a Chandler "Hot Rails" w/ coil-splitter switch.
•Graphite nut replaced original bone nut (which chipped)
•Trem has been blocked

It used to be white, but now is more cream-colored.

And, here's me with "Barbara", my 1993 Epiphone EO-1:
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#607841 - 04/18/08 12:56 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: PopTodd]  
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My saying is, "Close your eyes and play it, do you still like it?" I can't really afford my dream guitar, Lowden O-10 cedar top, but I have a modest collection otherwise.

I have an Ovation Celeb. Deluxe which I've outfitted with a Roland GR synth pickup, very cool, an Ovation Baritone which sounds very un-Ovation-ish, a very old Epiphone Caballero and a Samick Cedar top OM model. The last two I bought for $75.00 each, and they've become my 'teaching guitars', but they're really nice to play. I put a Fishman Rare Earth pickup in the Samick, no complaints! I also have a weird old Yamaki D28 copy in which I installed an LR Baggs active iBeam pickup (it absolutely kills!), I got the guitar for $200 CAD and even the most educated ear can't discern the difference between it and an actual Martin!

I've gone through several electric guitars, the most recent being an Epiphone Sheraton and as Pop Todd said a late 80's Squire, mine has been in pieces for the past 12 years. I have one bass that I bought when I was 16 and still use to this date, a Tokai Jazz Bass , which I had the frets pulled out of, and a second set of pickups added to, so there's four pickups in it, it looks quite freakish but I like it!

So I don't buy anything really expensive, I'd like to though! I'm not fixated on the dollar figure, but rather on how to get the absolute MOST out of any guitar. Nobody listens to my music and says "You must play a cheap guitar!"


#608003 - 04/18/08 10:33 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Marc Novoselec]  
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#608099 - 04/19/08 10:58 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Mark Kaufman]  
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Hey guys, fun reading about your guitars...here we go...I have 3 electrics I like for various reasons... a 96 Custom shop Strat it's that orange/tobacco brown sunburst, I bought off a guy who was moving into jazz playing, I yanked out the lace sensor pick ups, and put in some Stevie Ray Vaughan pick ups- really warmed it up and it screams when I turn the pots to 10, it has a metal nut, bottom locking keys, and extra springs in the back. I have a Gibson Les Paul double cut away Black, a producer bought this for me back in 1979 when I was with a group called BoyzRock, this guitar looks a little like the old melody makers and has the soapbox pick ups, I use to play old Pat Travers stuff on it back then so I go to it when I wanna rock, it doesn't have a whammy and I used to just push on the body and the neck, somehow it's still straight...ha...I also use this to play slide on alot. I also have a Strat that's maybe 15-18 years old a China one...my bass player , who is a refinisher for Mercedes, painted it Mercedes White and I put a pickguard on it that a kinda burgandy with lighter flecks thing, it's the fastest neck and that's why I still enjoy it alot. Then I have a Takamine Natural series that is my guitar you see in my avatar...it has the Fishman onboard system, that is OK but not wonderful...I have an old Ovation Balladeer that I musta played a few thousand times, it's had beer, Goldschlager, been sat on, but being about 30+ years old has a better tone than ever although I don't play it that often anymore, for some reason though it is very warm sounding when you just plug it in and play it through the mains.
Then I have a Yamaha DW-7 Acoustic I won at a Durango Songwriters Expo, gold hardware, no pick up though I'm thinking of putting the Baggs pick up on it, it really is a nice playing guitar, they told me it was worth about $900 , which I could care less about, I have gotten into a habit of using it to play with in alternate tunings and if I am using a capo because my Takamine has a very wide neck. I have a Harmony bass that must be 30 years old, and a new Ibanez bass I use to lay down bass parts in the home studio. I used to have an Epiphone 12 string- my first guitar , that I wish I still had. A friend of mine borrowed an old Ibanez electric back in the 70'sor 80's , the ones where the neck went through the body, well he pawned it and I never saw that again, it was 24 frets and I liked that about it. I had a hollow body Epiphone that looked like a 335 , wish I still had that. I have given away 6 or 8 guitars to kids I've known over the years to get them started or help 'em out, gave away a strat I won also that had Pat Travers autograph and some other guys, well that's all I have ...I wish I had an old Gibson LG1 acoustic, and I sure wouldn't mind having a real 335, and a nice Tele with a B-bender, oh yeah and I want a banjo and a mandolin to make noise with...ha...thanks for your responses guys, I enjoyed them all and sorry I don't have pictures, seems we need to organize those files a little better they are scattered all over. see ya, keep pickin...

#608437 - 04/20/08 05:50 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Well, I have 5 electric guitars and 2 acoustics. My electrics include my first electric guitar which was a 1950's Les Paul Junior, an Ibanez Artist from the early 1980's, a 1967 ES345, and two telecasters, a 1953, and a new one. The two acoustics are my old Epiphone guitar that I bought in a pawn shop for $65 and my Collings 000H which I was very fortunate enough to purchase last year. The Epiphone was my main acoustic guitar for over 30 years.


My two favorites are my old telecaster that was my main guitar for most of the last 30 years, and my Collings 000H acoustic that I have had for less than a year.

I realized I could not keep taking my old tele out in public, so I recently picked up a new telecaster that I am really enjoying, but it sounds a bit different than my old telecaster. That's okay, I still love its sound.

#608469 - 04/20/08 08:50 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Jack Swain]  
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At this point in time, my favorite is one I made. Swamp Ash Tele body with the contoured curves like a Strat. Finished in Nitro Lacquer dark Butterscotch, black pickguard. The neck is 7 1/2 radius with vintage Nitro tint. 3-way switch like old teles, pickups are (neck) danelectro style lipstick, and (bridge) vintage Dimarzio Dual Sound that I bought back in the late '70's.
the tone knob is actually two knobs stacked - active mid/ and treble boost/cuts. Between the two knobs, I added a small 3-way toggle switch for the Dimarzio humbucker. Series/parallel/cut. Lots of tonal variations, and it plays like butter.

#611774 - 05/01/08 09:52 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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I'm not all that techie and fancy with my guitars. If I am in the market for one, I simply play a bunch of them and buy the one (within my budgest, which severely limits the options) that both feels good and gives me the sound that I want. I typically do not pay much attention to brand/model hype.

There is one guitar that is extremely popular among guitar players that I just do not like...and that is a Fender Strat. I do not like the feel of the fingerboard and cannot get a certain "scratch" sound from it that I can from a Tele. I know that lots of pickers really like them, and that's cool. I'm just not one of them.

My favorite axe right now is one of those Korean-made pieces of crap that Todd was talking about! By the way, no offense taken, Todd! Just differing opinions. It is a Fender Tele HH FMT. The only thing I do not like are the tuning heads...they're crap. I am going to replace them with a set of open Grovers later this year. It does take a while to get used to the jumbo frets, though. But, man, talk about sustain!

I also have a Washburn Acoustic from the late 80's and a newer Alverez amplified acoustic. And I have a cheap Ibanez that is a Gibson SG knock-off.

My favorite guitar that I have ever owned is a Gibson ES 175. I also really enjoyed the Thinline Telecaster that I owned when I was playing in Europe.

But, it's all a matter of personal taste.

Al

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#616940 - 05/17/08 01:27 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Two Singers]  
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I'm a tele guy. I play a G&L ASAT Special that I put an ASAT Classic Custom pup in the neck position.
It's clear finish covers an ash body,4 way toggle,rosewood board.
I have an ASAT Classic Custom with strat waist cut,50's Callaham 3 saddle bridge and 5 way toggle in sunset orange over ash,gun oil finish birdseye neck/board.
I have a USA Custom Guitars one piece ultra light swamp ash body with compound radius rosewood board,G&L pups,5 way toggle and Vintique 3 saddle bridge.
Don't know how to do pics.

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#616976 - 05/17/08 03:28 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: KeeponJammin']  
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I have a Clapton series Strat with Lace Sensors. I've been playing it most lately.

However, my all-time favorite is my Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty", dual pickup, 1972, that I bought new. The only mods are an out-of-phase switch, a brass nut, and several fret jobs.


#617203 - 05/18/08 06:25 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Larry Williams]  
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Boy I miss my 1974 Fender P Bass with the growling maple neck. It is on loads of recordings, and I toured all over with it. That bass even got me to Paris once smile
I hope the Electric & Gas Company enjoy it!

I never left all that hardware on the bass, it just got in the way. But I thought I would send it off in full dress uniform.
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#617859 - 05/20/08 08:31 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Mike Caro Substudio]  
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That was a really beauty, Mike.

#617869 - 05/20/08 10:01 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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Larry, i yanked the lace sensors out of my strat, i could get bite but no butt with 'em so i took 'em out and put in a set of SRV's,
Sub, ya make me wanna cry ...the guy i play with moans over a P-bass he let slip away..gift from dad, now dad's gone so is the bass and he's kickin' himself...life ain't fair...mj

#626180 - 06/16/08 03:22 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Here's my 1968 Hagstrom (made in Sweden). A fellow sold it to me in the early '90's for $200. It has a big, fat sound like a Les Paul. It feels like you have an oak tree hanging off your shoulder when you wear it. I guess the rarest instrument I have is a 1927 Gibson 4-string tenor banjo--still sounds great, but I really don't play it as much as I should.

Eric


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#626599 - 06/18/08 01:23 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Eric Baker]  
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My sixties Harmony Strat, which is the only ax I have had as far as a electric guitar.
I have a Martin Sigma Acoustic that I at times liked to mic and put distortion on.
I would couple it with the Harmony.
I liked doing that especially growing up at the start of the alternative boom and the paisly/shock rock movement I was'nt born yet to know of.

But I have tried other guitars, and the newer ones don't seem to have the tone of the old ones.
I think I would like a Fender strat from the sixties or seventies.
But those are most likely collectors.

I started out playing synths, but I like guitars too.
I like to just record and am not cut out for the band thing.

#626780 - 06/18/08 09:28 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: mattbanx]  
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Eric, the Hagstrom looks cool, i guess i'd have to leave that one for the studio work instaed of standin' there with the oak tree all night...ha...i see one dark and 1 light pick-up, did you change one out? mj

#626973 - 06/19/08 08:34 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Yeah, when I was playing in a rock band, I tended to use my strat because the Hagstrom is so heavy. I usually carried it with me and used it on certain songs though.

Yep, I changed out one of the original pickups (still have it though). I'm really not that crazy about the new on either--from what I remember, it was fairly cheap. I should just knuckle down and put a really screamin' double humbucker in it.

Eric

#631676 - 07/08/08 11:07 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Eric Baker]  
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Well... I'm on my third Les Paul Custom, so I guess that's a tell right there... current one is an '05 Custom Shop Reissue '57 Black Beauty... the side bar on this is the prices though. I bought my first LP Custom direct from the factory through the Navy Exchange while I was at a combat support base in Vietnam in '73 for $360 with HSC... I bought my second one from Guitar Center in wine red in '78 for $600 with HSC... this last one cost me $2600 with HSC and I shopped six months to find it. I must be either getting better or richer.


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I suffer from what my friend Roger calls "GAS" - "Gear Acquisition Syndrome." The truth is, I bought all of my axes for specific reasons at different points in my career, and all of them have paid for themselves more than once. But I do have an arsenal of sorts. Photos are on my website but I honestly don't remember the URLs so if you wanna see pics, please just click on "My Web" in my signature.

-Paul Reed Smith custom 24fret, quilted "10-top" aqua-marine with birds inlay (the original style not the new 2008 hollow birds). I was in a recording studio in Atlanta, doing some lead tracks for a Pop-Rock band, and the studio was owned by Will Turpin of Collective Soul. CS had all of their gear in the storage closet, because they too were working on a project. I was laying down a solo on my modded Peavey (see below) and next thing I know, the engineer walks in with a custom PRS. He says "don't tell anyone I let you use this" and I literally did two takes on that guitar. I insisted on using the second take in entirety, but the engineer and bandleader (who was producing the album) insisted on cut/pasting the first and second take. Ever since I touched that axe I knew I had to get one. The craftsmanship is supreme, in my opinion, and I love the tone palette.

-Peavey Detonator modded, purchased used and slightly modded in 1996 from Bargain Music Store (R.I.P. Atlanta's coolest mom-&-pop shop). This guitar has amazing tone, definitely supreme to the axe that its name advertises. Every time I play a Santana tune, someone comes up to me and says "how did you get that tone out of that guitar." I can't explain. This has been my main workhorse for 12 years. I'm not certain, but I believe the nut had been replaced, and the pickups rewound, before I bought it. Since buying, I've had the stock bridge replaced with a Wilkinson system (BTW they were bought out by Gotoh, so technically it's a Gotoh bridge, but it's the Wilkinson design / brand name). I changed the nut to Graphite, replaced the crappy stock knife selector switch with a noiseless Switchmaster, replaced the input jack, replaced the strap hooks with Straplocks (don't recall the exact brand but my guess is Dunlop).

-Carvin electric 12-string, custom! I freakin love this thing, and I only wish I got to use it more often. I was in an Eagles cover band during 10th-11th grade, and I used this axe all the time. Honestly, if I had known what great craftsmanship I was going to get from Carvin, I would have ordered a 6-string model. The lemon-rub heel and neck-through-body construction, and the electronics, rival that of my PRS. It is the best-sounding electric 12-string I've ever played, mainly because I can tweak the active Bass and Treble boost/cut nobs to sound like any other 12-string. Or I can go passive, or flip the phase switch. it's incredibly versatile. I got locking tuners too, so it never goes out of tune (unlike many 12-strings). Double-action truss rod, the works. It's incredible.

-Fender American Super Strat, lace sensor pickups, Wilkinson tremolo bridge and stock hardware. This guitar is not technically mine, however it is on permanent loan from my Aunt's boyfriend of +15 years (basically the dude is my Uncle). I love this guitar. I agree with Moker that it does not bite as much as some other axes, HOWEVER it does have that super-Stevie Ray Vaughan tone. It's the closest any of my guitars get to sounding like SRV. Maybe it's the way I play it, but that's my experience. I use it on tunes like "Pride and Joy" and "Texas Flood" all the time and it's the real deal. The gigs where I leave it at home, are the gigs where I miss it.

-Harmony Flying V modded, brown and beat-up. I bought this used because the brand has sentimental value to me. I immediately filed down the first and second nut under the high E and B strings, because they were buzzing horribly. They were not set right in respect to the neck. Ever since then, the neck plays like a dream. I also replaced the bridge pickup with a Gibson '57 Classic and - I swear - it sounds just like a Tom Petty song. I know it's a Flying V, but I switch that Pickup on and we're "Runnin' Down A Dream." The neck pickup has an incredible Blues tone, and that's half of the music I perform, so I intend to leave it alone. The body is pretty beat up but I sort of like it, I think it adds character. Harmony went out of business and then reopened under a foreign company - I think Japanese - so this guitar (circa 1980s) was definitely made overseas but that's about all I know.

-Alvarez acoustic-electric, I don't know the model number off the top of my head, but it is a recent (if not current) acoustic-electric line of guitars (I bought it July '07). I paid $150 instead of the sticker $345 because of a tiny crack in the laquer, in the back of the guitar. It does not go through to the wood and nobody will ever see it, and it's smaller than a dime, but such is the power of negotiation I suppose! Good for me smile The guitar has AMAZING acoustic tone both plugged and unplugged. It is my main acoustic axe and I dream of someday being endorsed by Alvarez (currently I am endorsed by First Act Guitars, but I don't own any! hahaha!)

-Harmony acoustic archtop, circa 1960's, this is my oldest axe and used to belong to my father. So it's been in my family for 40 years and in my custody for 26. Over time it aquired a couple cracks, lost its pickguard and some tuning pegs, and got some minor dents and scratches. I had it glued, fixed and restored - except for the pickguard - in 1995. Same luthier who installed the Wilkinson trem. and graphite nut on my Peavey. David Abner, does great work here in Atlanta (at least I think so). Anyway this was my first guitar and I think it has a lovely Jazz tone, very round and warm. The archtop is true, with F-holes and beautiful tobacco sunburst.

-Indiana acoustic-electric, and a Classical piece of crap. My combined cost of these guitars was $100 and neither is worthy of describing. I bought/used the Classical when I was studying music at UGA, and haven't touched it since. I was raised on classical Piano, and I love classical Music, I just don't get much work as a classical guitarist. The only exception is a wedding I did last November, where they specified which type of guitar I had to use. The Indiana I bought/use to teach lessons. I take it to my students' homes, and they don't care, and if their dog licks it or nocks it over or the kids step on it, I don't care either.

-Washburn neck-through-body bass, very beautiful, I know nothing about it because I bought it for my fiance and haven't seen it since ... but I remember it looks/sounds beautiful smile

#632811 - 07/11/08 02:43 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Nick Edelstein]  
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gosh, I know I'm long-winded, but did I really kill this thread by posting a huge reply? or are there no other JPFers wishing to share their vault contents? smile

~Nick

#634815 - 07/18/08 05:06 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Nick Edelstein]  
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Much like Nick, I'm afflicted with GAS...I've got more guitars than I can ever play and I don't play that great in the first place. I'm also an Ebay junkie - a very bad mix.

But...

My favorite lately has been a '93 Gibson Gospel. It plays nice and it's just suited for every style. I have many others I like for certain things, but this is the main all around gal. I think the Gospels are underrated and undervalued as far as Gibson's go.

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#634828 - 07/18/08 06:50 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Steve Vaclavik]  
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Doc, sorry for the late response...that's a funny story about those LP customs...great playing axes, wish i had one, the paul i have is a 78 double cut away, looks like an old melody maker, love it too...wonder what those other guitars you've had are worth now?$$? probably priceless if you still have 'em...thanks for the stories...moker

#634834 - 07/18/08 06:56 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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i used to have a SG copy that was real nice to play
and pretty

pretty much stick to acoustic now

anybody else play a Cort out there?
have a cort acoustic/electric
real nice sound and playability



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#634835 - 07/18/08 06:57 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Nick, i was out of the loop a couple weeks...great collection you've got there...would love to play that Carvin, the PRS, and that old Harmony...i'm not a fan however of the lace sensors,in fact i yanked them out of my custom shop strat and put SRV's in it and i'm glad i did...thanks for the detailed post...keep pickin' , grinnin, collecting'guitars, he who dies with the most guitars will have a hell of a band wherever they end up smile ...moker

#634985 - 07/19/08 05:52 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Hi Moker,
I have 4 acoustic electrics and 2 electrics.My favorite acoustic is my Alvarez pd85scv rosewood sides&back solid cedar top.Ihave a jumbo version of this but it has a spruce top.I have a figured dao top sides &back.I have a Takamine eg523sc Flamed maple sides and back spruce top they all have their own unique sound.Electric wise I would say my Nashville power tele three electric pickups and fishman acoustic bridge.Last is my epiphone Shearaton II I play them all.
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#635677 - 07/22/08 01:34 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: ]  
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Steve, now i'm gonna have to go find out what a Gibson Gospel is... smile ?!?

#635679 - 07/22/08 01:46 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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AJ, thanks for sharing the details of that nice collection...i hear alot of guys who love their Alvarez Guitar, must be something to it...i have a Takamine Natural series, i like playing it with the wide neck it has it feels good not cramped...i'm not a huge fan of the Fishman thing although that's what it has...i want an old Gibson LG1 with a Baggs pick up...i know a guy who uses that set up and the tone blows me away...see ya...moker

#636547 - 07/25/08 08:20 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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I just had No Caster pick ups put in my Telecaster.
They are a 51 re-issue but noiseless.
These are the pick ups that the fender custom shop puts in some of their hot rodded custom models.
Best $200 investment I've ever made.



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#638172 - 07/31/08 03:37 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Jerry Jakala]  
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Has anyone played Lindy Fralin pickups? I've heard amazing things about his work. I spoke to Lindy once on the phone, he's based in VA, and he said he'll custom wire or re-wire pickups too. He might be able to rewire stock pickups to match the tone of Nocaster pickups. I know the magnets themselves play a large role too. Also, Fralin has a noiseless system but it only works if none of your pickups are reverse-wound. These days most middle-positions are reverse wound, so that the "in-between" combos will act as a humbucker. But Fralin's system is designed for three single coils wound the same direction, and it acts as a reverse-wound 4th pickup, turning every position into a humbucker without changing your tone. I have not had a chance to try it but again, heard wonderful reviews.
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#643491 - 08/18/08 04:15 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Nick Edelstein]  
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Here's an early version of my favorite guitar (described in an earlier post). This was before I change the pickups and pickguard.
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#643506 - 08/18/08 04:35 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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Nice ax Tom, and has all the butt you need when you click that Dimarzio on...then it has the thin tin sound with the other pickup by itself, great way to go , thanks for the pic...moker

#643591 - 08/18/08 08:46 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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My mandolin. It's so very human!

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#656487 - 10/01/08 12:47 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Guys and Gals,
I do love guitar talk. I've got a 1973 Les Paul Custom that I use for most of my recordings. I bought it in 76 for $500 (lot of money back then). It's cherry sunburst with gold hardware.
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I've got a 69 335 that's got a few mods that were probably done in the late 70's early 80's. The pickups are date stamped 1979 and look to be the original version of the Gibson "dirty fingers" pickup. It's got a tobacco sunburst front and I believe a walnut back, unique guitar all around with a very distinct sound.
I've still got the 1st electric that I ever owned, a 1967 Gretsch silver anniversary. One of the easiest guitars to learn to play on.
I've never owned a fender but might like to someday.
Good thread,
Rick


#656493 - 10/01/08 01:15 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: argo]  
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Rick, those are some awesome guitars that you own...i'm a little jealous but real happy for you...ha...see ya...moker

#657752 - 10/06/08 11:15 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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That's gorgeous, argo.

Here's my tele (sorry, no action photo):

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It was supposed to be a '72 Tele Custom, but I don't really know what it is - it doesn't have the traditional 2 volume/2 tone electronics of a Custom. It has a custom neck. Who knows what body. Gibson mini humbucker in the neck and SD Hot Rails in the bridge. Someone had stripped the finish off before I bought it.

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#697356 - 03/01/09 02:04 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Hey Man,
My main machine is a Casio Midi Guitar. Made by Samick back in the 80's. (Very Ibanez, plus the midi fun part. I just scored a Variax. I am surprised no one is talking them up. Pretty awesome so far. Working on how to get the voices recorded. I was looking for a 12 acoustic, ended up with the Variax..

#697359 - 03/01/09 02:10 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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Dude,
Long time no yak. Sweet axe, like the clear coat showing the grain. Nice work Man.

#697696 - 03/02/09 12:40 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Michael Hollomon]  
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Well I mentioned earlier my guitars, and one of them is a nearly new Mexican Telecaster, the midnight wine finish and I added a pearloid pickguard which makes it look very pretty. Recently, I added a Rio Grande pickup to the neck position. I bought it on E-Bay and it was advertised as a Tallboy, which is close to the standard tele sound, but with much more clarity and presence. Exactly what I wanted. However, the packaging inside the box said one thing and the label on the outside of the box says another. One label calls it the Tallboy and the other label calls it the Muy Grande, which is hotter and more Stevie Ray Vaughn sounding. I am pretty sure it is in fact the Muy Grande model because it is hotter than I wanted. Now I am torn, because it sounds great when I want to take advantage of its characteristics, but I really liked the true tele tone (flat pole pieces) sound and prefer using it most of the time. I am not sure if I want to put the stock pickup back in or continue using the Muy Grande for now, but I do know I want to add the Tallboys in when I can find them. I am just too cheap to pay full price for them, so I will wait until I find them at a good price. Alternatively, I could get another tele and add the Tallboys to it, but the one I have plays like a dream. I am conflicted!

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#698833 - 03/05/09 01:31 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Michael Hollomon]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Hollomon
Dude,
Long time no yak. Sweet axe, like the clear coat showing the grain. Nice work Man.


I'll get back to yakin' soon. Things have been hectic here.
Thanks for the kind words about the axe.

#710048 - 04/12/09 06:25 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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my baby is a 2006 martin d18 golden era. they don't call it a cannon for nothin'! everything i've ever played since has hailed in comparison, even 3 different prewar martin d28's!! can't wait till this baby really opens up!

#715401 - 04/28/09 11:13 PM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: jt wojahn]  
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Just picked up a Musician's Friend custom Tele Delux. Well it's it's been a little less than a year now. It's chambered and sounds amazing.


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#742923 - 08/04/09 05:22 AM Re: Favorite AX in your quiver? [Re: countryismagic]  
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I put this thinline tele together from Warmoth parts- quilted maple top over swamp ash.. the pickup s are Duncan strat, and PAF in the bridge. wlikenson trem.

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doesn't sound like a tele... I was going for something unique, and it is..

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Mine are 1995 & 2008 G&L ASAT Tele's. And a Washburn RR150.
The Washburn is a Red Rocker series (Don't know how to do photos) The guitar is electric with an acoustic bridge and fishman passive piezo. I replaced it with the Fishman Matrix active. Handy guitar to switch back and forth between acoustic and electric. My G&Ls just have this sound that I really like. Solid guitars.

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My Favorite is my 1989 Ibanez RG550

then my 1990 Ibanez RG570
then my 1991 Ibanez RG770

1977 model 6814 Aria 12-string (awesome neck and sound)

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I have an Antares electric (named Javier) from the early 80's, no mods, except the tuning peg on the low E string is different than the other 5. It was given to me by one of my mom's friends.
I've also got a wonderfully crap acoustic (named Shirley) that I won at Circus Circus in Vegas for $5.
My favorite is my blue Squier Strat by Fender (named Sparky) that was given to me by another of my mom's friends. I dropped the guitar once, though, so the tone pots are broken, but he still plays like a beast.


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Squier Strats are usually very good. Is that Antares made in Japan?


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These are all my guitars, shot together. Just because it looks cool.
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My first guitar I got when I was 7 and I still have it although it is down south and battered and unplayable. My second guitar, I had for a bit and then gave away. My third guitar, Denver, is a classical 12-string which was given to me for nothing and I still have. My fourth guitar, Leo, currently has a pickup on it (which I got years ago). My 5th guitar, I gave away. My 6th guitar, I also gave away. My seventh guitar, Dolly, is a Hudson 6-string, and I just added to the collection as I now have an electro-acoustic bass which I have decided to call Bowmartin (which is a mashup between the surnames of Ronnie Bowman and Apostle Paul Martin) and I gave got Bowmartin right in front of me and I said in another thread what I want my ninth guitar to be (I'll have to double up with names because it would be called Carter, like my fiddle), and I also believe that Bowmartin is the only electro-acoustic instrument I have in my collection because everything else I have is acoustic aside from that chord organ which sounds like a computer when it is plugged in.


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