Extremely simple rigs that bring us great joy.....what’s yours?

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  1. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted

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    Acoustic archtop with DeArmond pickup into 5f1 clone. Tuner pedal in between as mute and... well, tuner.

    I gigged this rig with a big band recently. Love the sound. Pure 50s swing. I'm sure a bigger tweed would sound just as good.

    Also a fan of
    - AV52 Tele into said champ straight, and
    - AV65 Strat into BF amp (with light OD in the middle if I can't turn it up to 8, which I usually can't)
     
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  2. LeicaBoss

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    I like my basement noodling rig, KISS I always say

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    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Tele, tweed, 4 pedals....
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    RJ
     
  5. ElJay370

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    Les Paul Jr. ---> Rangemaster ---> Twin Reverb

    You really don't need anything else.
     
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    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

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    I use only one guitar
    either a Stratocaster or Telecaster or Danelectro or if acoustic my Martin

    I use 4 Boss pedals into either a Vox Pathfinder 15R or my big amp is a blues Junior that's it
    I'm usually the only guitar player in my band so that works well
     
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  7. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Friend of Leo's

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    These “simple” rig threads always give me a chuckle. One man’s simple is another man’s headache.

    An acoustic guitar plugged into [nothing] will always be my favorite simple setup.
     
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    Then my Martin 0000-18 Sinker Mahogany played with a Blue Chip Pick. Yes, it sounds marvelous.
     
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  9. Les Paul lover

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    There you go. You HAD to complicate it with a pick, didn't you....
     
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    I know right ..... people spend more on modern AC30 with mdf cabinet and substandard speakers..... and here I am, with an an amp that can do that and so much more....... and proper marine birch ply, alnico speaker..... outstanding construction..... sound....
     
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    Shut up.
     
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  12. tarheelbob

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    Wow! Lots of mileage between your post and when I got back to the forum. But, the short answer is, while I'm not a hardcore compressor guy, a Strat into a blackface Fender amp with a touch of compression just sounds,..."Strat-ier". I start hearing Knopfler-like tones that are just inspiring. The same actually applies to Tele=>compressor=>Fender Princeton. You can tap into epic, classic Tele sound that much easier.

    - Bob
     
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  13. Random1643

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    +1 Rustbucket. My first thought @ seeing the thread title was me and my 5-string banjo on the couch. Now if a "rig" means more than that I'll say running my Gretsch thinline straight into a hand-built 14-watt 6v6 combo (Tube Amp Factory).
     
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    I don't know about favorite, exactly.

    Because I have a lot of guitars and I have a lot of amps.

    But lately, my old beat up Marshall Valve State VS265 has been my go to when it comes to simple pleasures.
    With ANY guitar really.

    This evening it was a pawn-shop prize Strat copy that slays me with its wonderful tones and lightness.


    This is in the workout room because the music room is full to the brim with other good stuff.
    :)



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    I very rarely use it but this is my easiest rig
     

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    My Silverface Champ with new Celestion spkr, Monoprice Tele with Bootstrap pickups, and some pedals

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    Hamer Special w/P90s > 1970 Princeton (non reverb) at 10.

    Bias trem for the win. At that volume (which really isn't that loud) reverb is not missed.

    A Tele sounds great into this amp but the P90s give that little extra oomph.
     
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    Dakota red Tele into my 57 bandmaster reissue. Yeah...
     
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    I mostly play bass these days, and just played my first gig on bass, and am dying to share this photo of me and my simple bass rig !!!ON STAGE!!!

    Squier P bass, Zoom B-2 providing compression, Marshall Super Bass emulation, noise reduction and 6-band graphic EQ, into an old Peavey M-3000 mono power amp, driving a 4 x 8” AudioKinesis bass cab (the unusual-looking cab has two speakers facing forward and one out each side for more even distribution of mids and highs without needing a tweeter or crossover. It looks weird but works great).
     
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