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OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 03:11AM
Thought i'd open a little trade/discussion/comment topic regarding guitar effects.
Here you can share your knowledge about effect combos, neat pedals or whatever comes to mind about guitar gear!

Personally, i'm in the process of building a guitar rig. I've purchased some rather neat pedals up to now, but i'm keen on getting my hands on some more, as i'm building a studio in an old family house out on the norwegian countryside, with the intention of spending 2-3 months out there recording an album + some demos for other projects early next year. So if you've got some tips about what pedals to get, i'll be "all ears"

Not to sound like a copycat or anything, but i'm quite fond of Snah's sound. Especially when it comes to the more trippy/improv kinda stuff. Would be nice to get some opinions regarding effect combos to make a similar sound (Like that twisted octaveish delayed fuzz sound he uses on "The Weel" at the Øya festival last year - check it out)

Anyway...my gear list these days (Pedals in use):

BOSS ME-50 Multi effects processor (Neat board with lotsa possibility)
BOSS CS-3 Comp/Sust (Used alot, and it serves its purpose)
BOSS CE-3 Chorus (Rather limited. Produces a warm chorus, but it's mono - thinking of replacing it with a LINE 6 Space Chorus)
BOSS OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion (Just got it - havent't checked it out that much)
BOSS OD-2 Turbo Overdrive (Same with this one. Sounds promising tho.)
BOSS RE-20 Space Echo (Simply wonderful!!)
BOSS CE-20 Chorus Ensemble (Another great addon - a really nice chorus pedal)
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (Indeed)
LINE 6 Dr. Distorto (Tonecore pedal - Nice dist. with Noise gate and Feedback generator)
LINE 6 Verbzilla (Tonecore pedal - Wonderful reverb with many different modes plus trail switch)
LINE 6 Echo Park (A nice delay pedal with many neat features incl. tape echo simulation)
LINE 6 Tap Tremolo (All you need in a tremolo pedal - Great)
Danelectro Fab Flanger (A nice and cheap however limited flanger - gonna be replaced by a LINE 6 Liqua-Flange)
Jim Dunloop Crybaby (You know this classic - wonderful Wah Wah pedal)
Rocktron Short timer Digital Delay (Mono Delay pedal which is kind of a drag, but it's neat for that 60's Beach Boys type delay)
LINE 6 FM4 Filter Modulator (A pedal on acid - GREAT!)
ZOOM BFX 707 Bass Effects Processor (Not used for bass, but with Theremin for neat effects in the prog rock band i'm playing in - Metrognom)

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Washburn Bettencourt Model (My fav - bought used)
Kawai Aquarius (Creamy sounding + easy to play)
Aria Pro II (My first guitar - sentimental value i guess)
Samick Bass (Cheap and hard to play. Gonna buy a new one soon)

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* 6 different djembeish drums (dunno their real names, so i call them djembes - Same thing)
* A violin (mainly purchased for the bows for use with guitar - never actually learned how to play the damn thing)
* A PIN - Asian string instrument (3 strings - nice for oriental tonage)
* 5 flutes (including an Ian Anderson type flute)
* A William 12 string guitar (bought cheap at a norwegian auction site - it does its purpose)
* A M-Audio keystation 49 Master keyboard (used with my PowerBook/Whitebox laptops to control my pool of vst synths)
* A Evolution x-session (assignable knob device - nice for vst/vsti control)

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Soundcraft 24 channel Mixer
A Pearl Drumkit (bought used for a decent price - rigged with mics and mic stands)
A electric/acoustic guitar (bought used - actually don't know who made it, as it doesen't say on the guitar - but nevertheless a very nice add-on to my gear list)
Line 6 Fm4 Filter/synth effect box (neat!!! - perfect for those improv tunes)
SLX Audio studio monitors (Great for those studio workouts)



Things i wanna get (and probably will):

DigiTech EX7 Expression Factory
DigiTech XP300 Space Station
Rocktron Banshee Talk Box

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I've also got some pedals for sale, if someone's interested:


Zoom GFX 707 Guitar effects processor

Price can be discussed, if interested


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Well that's about it. Now to see if someone bites the bate
Come on and share your thoughts with the friday night rambler smiling smiley



Edited 11 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/2008 09:24PM by The Golden Blissard Demon.
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 11:09AM
Hi there Golden Blissard Demon,

you have quite a lot up there. I play in a band (www.myspace.com/roosterrampage) and don't use that much pedals. I use:

- MXR Distortion + (very nice distortion/overdrive, gives my sound that creamy touch)
- Jim Dunlop Crybaby (very very nice)
- Morley 70s volume/fuzz/wah (great unique fuzz, couldn't do without this one)
- Korg DT 10 stage tuner (works great, couldn't do without it on stage)

And that's about it. I have a small Marshall JTM 30 amp. I sold my Fender Twin Reverb because i needed the money and the Twin Reverb didn't work well. I am now looking for a new amp, and probably a phaser.
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 02:59PM
My gear:

Mesa/Boogie 50-50 valve power amp
Digitech GSP 2101 Valve pre-amp/effects processor
Digitech Twin Tube Guitar pre-amp
Marshall 4 x 12" speakers

Guitars:
Ibanez Jem 1988 model
Charvel Fusion
Washburn N2
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 05:13PM
Marty: What kind of music do you play?

Had to check out that Digitech GSP 2101, and i found that it's a rack mount. Do you control it with some kind of pedal board, or just skip amongst the presets? Been using some Zoom boards and such with pre-programmed presets, and found them neat in sound, but one hell of a drag to use realtime, because of sound skipping + the fact that you have to scroll through the presets. The reason i'm asking is that i found it sold on ebay for a pretty decent price (i think).

Also ppl; Does any of you know what kind of distortion/overdrive Snah uses? I listened to that Folken, stavanger gig from 98, and found that it contains the coolest version of Hogwash i ever heard live (imho). Partly because of some killer cool distortion from snah (espechially towards the end - a really screamy sound). Would have been neat to have that in the rig.

YEah and also...my guitars/Bass

Washburn Bettencourt Model (My fav - bought used)
Kawai Aquarius (Creamy sounding + easy to play)
Aria Pro II (My first guitar - sentimental value i guess)
Samick Bass (Cheap and hard to play. Gonna buy a new one soon)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2007 05:53PM by The Golden Blissard Demon.
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 06:30PM
BASSES:

MusicMan Sting Ray (translucent green, Bent touched it and the following year he had one, too smiling smiley )
Squire Jazz
Danelectro Hodad Silver Sparkle [www.soundland.de]
Dia (very cheap Rickenbacker copy)
Fender Bass VI [en.wikipedia.org]

GUITARS:

Epiphone Coronet 1963 [www.shanzuguitars.com]
Danelectro '59 [www.danelectro.com]
Jerry Jones Babysitar [www.indoorstorm.com]
Fender Jazzmaster ca '95 reissue

AMPS:

MusicMan HD-150 w/4x12
Ampeg SVT-II w/8x10

SYNTHS:

Moog Taurus (yes, the ONE! my precious!) [en.wikipedia.org]
Welson K.O. (supercheap but nice warm ethereal stringsounds, almost Mellotron... well not quite...)

FX and stuff:

Mesa Boogie V-Twin (great booster/distortion for Bass, it’s TRAKTORBASS!) [www.mesaboogie.com]
Danelectro Fab Tone (total distortion w/great tone colour)
Nobels Fuzz (even more extreme - or trashy - than the fabtone)
Boss Bass Synthesizer (rarely used, hard to control)
Boss Pitch Shifter Delay (rarely used, too digital)
Moogerfooger Low Pass Filter w/EXP pedal [www.zzounds.com]
Roland Space Echo RE-201 [en.wikipedia.org]
E-Bow [www.ebow.com]
Nintendo DS w/elektroplankton [electroplankton.nintendods.com]

[www.myspace.com] smiling smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2007 06:36PM by supernaut.
Kaneda
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 06:31PM
My gear

Hagström Super Swede
Fender Stratocaster
Epiphone Valve Junior Amp (Mean little motherf*** with fantastic sound!)
Marshall Guv'nor2 distortion-pedal (Fat heavy sound)
Line6 Echo Park (Echo, delay ++, with pure fine sound)
Dunlop Crybaby Wahwah (Classic)
+ some digitech stuff that I never use..

Planning to buy me a fuzzpedal

I know Snah has used an "Electro Harmonix Big Muff" and a "Carl Martin Hot Drive'n'Boost" together, but don't know if he uses that anymore.
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 06:52PM
Nice stuff folks! Especially yours Supernaut. That list simply blew me away!! (Curse the fact that you've got a Moog Taurus and an original Space echo, and i don't smiling smiley)
By the way: That Fender Bass VI looks amazing! Drooling all over the place just looking at it!


Kaneda: How's that Echo Park working out for ya? Been thinking of getting one, but for now i'm leaning more towards the BOSS RE-20 Space Echo. Also, What Digitech shit aren't you using?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2007 06:54PM by The Golden Blissard Demon.
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 08:15PM
@ The Golden Blissard Demon : I play in three bands, three different genres (somewhat). I play in a posthardcore-band (Innerlogic), an indiepop-band (Girls On Top) and a acoustic/eletronic/symphonic/psychewdelic-band (Thoughts Create The World).

The Digitech GSP 2101 is a fine piece of equipment but I hardly use all the 200 + effects and only need four or five presets for my stuff (one clean, one distorted, one clean with a little reverb/delay, one extra distorted being the lead sound, and one flanged). It really sounds great though, being a tube preamp.

I control it with a standard MIDI-controller/floorboard. Right now it's a Behringer, the first one was a digitech floorboard which was much smaller but I killed it.

But the main of my guitar sound is made by my 50/50 Mesa amp. I bought it ten years ago and it never failed me once.

Besides all the guitar stuff I mentioned above I own a little studio with my TCTW friends, built around a Tascam DM 24 digital console, a MOTU 2408 audio interface going into a Dual Core 3,6 Ghz 2 GB RAM Power PC. In our studio we use a Fender Amercan Strat from a friend of ours, a Gibson Les Paul, an acoustic Martin (!), an acoustic Ibanez, a big Hammond Organ, a Yamama S2000 synth, a Korg MS2000, AKG and Shure mics and a lot of cables. Check some pictures here:

[www.horecart.nl]

(to find some pictures of me and the rest of TCTW in our studio look down below in the pictures section)
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 29, 2007 09:14PM
Guitars/Basses:
1967 Gibson SG junior
Old beat up fender japanese '62 strat
Fender 62' custom tele
Fender Jazz Bass

Amps:
1975 Hiwatt Custom 100
1969 Sound City 4x12
1968 Fender Bandmaster 2x12

FX:
Roland RE-201 Space Echo
T-rex Mudhoney

Keys:
Rhodes Mark II Stage Piano

I sold my 1973 Orange or120 a week ago. Miss it!
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 30, 2007 12:37PM
The Golden Blissard Demon Wrote:
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> Nice stuff folks! Especially yours Supernaut. That
> list simply blew me away!! (Curse the fact that
> you've got a Moog Taurus and an original Space
> echo, and i don't smiling smiley)
> By the way: That Fender Bass VI looks amazing!
> Drooling all over the place just looking at it!

Thanks, mate. The Fender VI is some thing, though... It can be used for unique melodies and sounds, especially when you combine it's bassy notes with the whammy bar and maybe some space echo and distortion. But I can't really produce bassy power chords in the lowest registers like I intended at first. Too flabby and the low E-string is too fat imo for the neck's size. There's a 6-string bass by Danelectro, maybe it works better. The Fender's sound is great, you have 3 pickups with corresponding switches to fiddle with.

I got the Taurus by mere coincidence. I phoned some guy who published an ad for his RE-201. But he already sold it, so instead of crying and putting the phone down I asked him if he may have a Taurus (why not? since he used to have a space echo... made perfect sense at that moment). He had. And didn't use it anymore (rather some ugly 90ties yamahas and whatnot) but neither didn't put an ad out. Sheer luck.
Few weeks later I also got the Space Echo from a circus musician.

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Jan Tore has some nice gear.
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 30, 2007 12:48PM
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
December 31, 2007 01:42PM
Hey all,

My list:

Guitars:
* Vester Les Paul copy (with Peter Green modification)
* Ibanez RG550
* Yamaha acoustic

Amp:
* Koch Multitone 50W tube combo (with Celestion Vintage 30's)

Effects:
* Coron Distortion 15 (MXR Distortion + clone, very fuzzy, mostly used with amp-distortion)
* MXR Phase 90 (re-issue)
* Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah (with new, gold potmeter)

Haven't been playing for years now, should start again...

Greets,

Thomas
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 02, 2008 03:00AM
Hi, my gear:

Guitar: only a dear, ol' left handed yamaha pacifica, but it works for now

AMP:

Behringer gmx1200H (it is really cheap and versatile)

FX:

-ProCo Turbo Rat (creamy overdrive, quite cool for me)
-Russian Big Muff Pi (as a booster)
-jim dunlop Cry Baby (everyone seems to have one lol)
-Roland RE20 space echo (nice, but surely the original is better-never tried it)
-Boss DD-3 (I love this one just cos it makes an incredible amount of noise eheh)
-E-bow
that's it, I was looking for some odd oscillators like the sinth noise box ore the white noise generator from sircut electronics...but can't find it anywhere...arrrgh...
btw I'm starting to learn to use my pc to make noise uhuhuh, and I also play drums. eeeheh...
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 02, 2008 07:55PM
Hehe a fun thought: Imagine all of us joining forces with all our gear and creative force, in making the wildest improv/psychedelic/power rock project ever smiling smileysmiling smiley
Well here's to fantasizing anyway!

Btw Psychonaut: You devil dog smiling smileysmiling smiley
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 04, 2008 11:29AM
The Golden Blissard Demon Wrote:
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> Hehe a fun thought: Imagine all of us joining
> forces with all our gear and creative force, in
> making the wildest improv/psychedelic/power rock
> project ever smiling smileysmiling smiley
> Well here's to fantasizing anyway!

yeah, each of us is an army of noise on his own. grinning smiley

> Btw Psychonaut: You devil dog smiling smileysmiling smiley

moi? just seen that shirt, haven't got it. looks kool though.
jtr
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 04, 2008 12:57PM
My gear always revolved more around quantity than quality, so I've got nothing fancy round here. Not even effect pedals. I had a simple one but that's broken now.

Anyway:
Guitars/basses:
- Fender Squier Stratocaster
- Tenson Jazz Bass
- Tenson Les Paul
- Peal Dobro
- Sankai Acoustic Guitar
- Chester Ukulele
- some other acoustic guitar
- and yet another one
- and an Epuiphone -forgot which one- guitar

Drums:
- Scott Percussion: bass drum, snare, two tom-toms, a floor drum, a ride and a hi-hat. Comes with double bass pedal.

Keyboards:
- Casio CA110 (cheap and old)
- Bontempi Electric Chord Organ
- our keyboarder recently bought a new one, havent seen it yet though.

other stuff:
- a zither
- a recorder flute thingy
- a harmonica
- slides and e-bow
- a kalimba
- a djembe
- a mini-kora
- dozens of shakers and percussive stuff
- an accordion

AMPS:
- Vox Valvetronix Guitar AMP (with built-in effects)
- Marshall G10 MKII AMP (small practice amp)
- Hughes and Kettner BK100 Bass AMP
- and yet another one, cant remember the name right now.

and of course I count my laptop as an instrument, as we do perform live using Fruity Loops with it. no preprogrammed stuff, all is live smiling smiley
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 04, 2008 04:17PM
I for one have lived by the "quantity before quality" rule for a long time. But lately i've come to realize that that's not always good. Especially when it comes to guitars/effects (that's why i've decided to sell all my "shit - ie those crappy behringer effects).

Anyway; My other stuff:

* 6 different djembeish drums (dunno their real names, so i call them djembes - Same thing)
* A violin (mainly purchased for the bows for use with guitar - never actually learned how to play the damn thing)
* A PIN - Asian string instrument (3 strings - nice for oriental tonage)
* 5 flutes (including an Ian Anderson type flute)
* A William 12 string guitar (bought cheap at a norwegian auction site - it does its purpose)
* A M-Audio keystation 49 Master keyboard (used with my PowerBook/Whitebox laptops to control my pool of vst synths)
* A Evolution x-session (assignable knob device - nice for vst/vsti control)
* A Behringer Eurorack MX 802A - 12 channel mixer (gonna be replaced with a 24 channel one soon)

More to come - Gonna spend a rather large amount of money on new gear in march (about 4000 bucks)

By the way Supernaut - Yes, i was referring to the shirt - Although cool, it doesen't exactly match a real space echo smiling smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2008 04:21PM by The Golden Blissard Demon.
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 04, 2008 11:38PM
The Golden Blissard Demon Wrote:
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> By the way Supernaut - Yes, i was referring to the
> shirt - Although cool, it doesen't exactly match a
> real space echo smiling smiley

hm? it does match the RE-201?

About quantity vs quality: I once traded my MusicMan Sabre bass for 2 lesser basses. Because 2 is more than 1, right? RIGHT? Ts... stupidest thing ever.
On guitars and amps, I realized it's better to save up for the real thing. It's just more fun. But here's a tip: Danelectro Guitars are way way way better than their price tags suggest. Weird. Very fine and unique sounding guitars.

Crappy FX can be nice sometimes.

@goldenBD
you got a nice link/source for vst-synths?
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 05, 2008 01:22PM
@ Supernaut: Ok the t-shirt point got lost along the way. Forget it smiling smiley
As for vsti linkage - just try torrentz.com - i've used this site for the most used synths (Like the MOOG, MINIMOOG, ARP 2600 etc). If you can't find what you're looking for there, i suggest you dust off that old DC++ client of yours, and start browsing some hubs. That's what i did back in the day, and now i got like 200+ vst synths (everything from small silly ones, to grand ones like Zero-G Morphology, REFX NEXUS etc)
jtr
Re: OT: Guitarists - Show me your gear, and i'll show you mine
January 05, 2008 02:48PM
@Quality & Quantity: Yep I realized that too. Because of that, I mainly use the Epiphone guitar now, which is quite good (although the Strat has a nice feeling to it, too - very unpolished punky sound coming out of that thing). The bass is suboptimal but we're not that much of a bass band, we dont even have a bassist.

I'm also not fond of the damp sound from my tom toms, a replacement drum kit would be a good idea. Well..
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