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« on: January 14, 2006, 03:19:07 am »

What I mean is -

What is your favorite;
-Effect Processor/Unit(s)
-Any other info (ie. Leads, picks etc.)

For me the details are
1. Marshall 1969 Plexi Amp (100w)
2. Marshall Superlead Cabs
3. Boss GT-6 (I use a modified Metal Zone simulator, modified Acoustic Sim, EQ, and a few other lightly distorted sounds and phasers and flange)
4. Fender Stratocaster (I got a '91 Mexico Strat) but my favorite axe by looks would be the B.C Rich Beast (Black/Grey) or Jackson V (White/Black edging))
5. No favorite picks or anything as of yet, although I only use 1mm thickness ones.

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006, 04:02:50 pm »

OK, sure, I'll bite  Grin  There is so much great gear out there, and most of it I have never tried or knowingly heard.  But I'll list some of the favorite stuff I actually use (or want):

>> -Amp
Bedrock 50W Tube 1x12 Combo
Mesa Boogie Rectifier (too bad I've never owned one; not sure if it's the double or triple recto)
Marshall tube head of some sort (never owned one of these either, but I definitely want one)

>> -Cab
Anything solid; Celestions
(I'd also like to experiment with some aluminum-cone bass speakers, a la Hartke; but I don't own any cabs right now)

>> -Effect Processor/Unit(s)
Eventide H3000 (which I now actually have)
ProCo Rat (the original one from the 80s/early 90s)
Boss Metal Zone
Ibanez Tube Screamer
Lexicon Signature 284
Pod Pro (definitely has its uses!)

>> -Guitar
Anything with a pro-quality floating Trem and tonewood body (no basswood, and no paint); EMGs
Low action

>> -Any other info (ie. Leads, picks etc.)
Pickboy Meta Carbonates
Lead & rhythm guitars
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 01:50:26 pm »

Just about any Marshall, preferably with 100 watts
Some Peaveys sound good (never owned one, hard to be more specific)

No opinion here.

Cry Baby Wah (so classic that it's almost a clich?)
Digitech Whammy (never actually used one, but it sounds amazing in songs like Bruce Dickinson's King in Crimson)

I tend to use solely the overdrive on my amp, but I also own a Metal Zone and my band mate has a Smash Box- both excellent distortion pedals.

Love the V shape! Give me a Gibson '58 or a Jackson King V anytime. I've also owned a strat in the past, and though it's not my favorite shape, it is a good sounding guitar.

Pickups should be either EMG's (two 81's) or for a treblier sound, some Seymour Duncans. I've heard some good things about Bill Lawrence pickups too, but never actually seen or heard them.

Other Stuff:
Strings 10-52 gauge- no brand preferences yet.
Picks 2mm for the electric guitar, something thinner for the acoustic.
Shure SM-57 for recording.
A chromatic tuner would be handy as I play a lot in the Eb tuning, but currently I rely on the poor man's version (a standard tuner + capo)

EDIT: Shit, did I say Tube Screamer? I meant Smash Box, Sorry.
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