Tell me about the time a new piece of gear spurred your creativity

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  1. matrix

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    Absolutely. It is the “no-excuses” gear. In early 2000s I bought a Martin HD28. It was inspirational, responsive, and I could not pretend my guitar was holding me back. My playing took off after I got that guitar.

    Last year I got a Hahn Model C. My playing is transforming. The guitar is responsive, musical, and I cant pretend that there is anything holding me back from chicken pickin.

    When I stop thinking the gear is the problem I focus on the real problem - me.

    This expensive process might not be necessary for a better musician or lesser idiot....
     
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    It may sound sort of cliche here on this forum, but no doubt after the Les Paul, the strat, the 335, the acoustic ... it wasn't until I bought my tele, that I became a finger pickin', song writing machine. I can't explain it and try not to overthink it, but that is what happened.
     
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    My '96 Guild DV6
     
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    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    I'm a confirmed Tele/clean amp player. This rig shocks me out of my comfort zone. IMG_20190606_155829746.jpg

    Epi ES175 Pro WEM Dominator 3...…..
     
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    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    Ring bound, shorthand notebooks...…

    I like to leave them in the car, by the bed, next to my favourite chair. Lyric ideas arrive at odd times and my memory was never that good.

    A notebook is 'gear', to me.

    :)
     
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    Maybe I should mess around with FX more, but one time I bought a synthesizer that allowed me to plug my guitar(or any external audio) into the modulation section and I was able to make some cool vibrato type sounds, It made me play stuff like I've never played before. It was fun. Here is a phone clip of a few of the sounds I made
     
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    Playing a jazz brunch / jam earlier this month, the sax player called “Blue in Green”. Another guitarist had joined us for the song, so I looped the arpeggiated changes then hit my Ditto X2 REVERSE playback. Went over well. The other guitar player bought an X2 on the way home, and I keep finding uses for the effect.
     
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    A Ric Tom Petty 12 I had. One day, slammed a capo on the 10th fret and wrote some new, interesting stuff.

    Also, despite owning three other Lowdens, a new O22c I got brought a new tune out in a matter of days. Funny how that stuff happens.
     
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    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

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    A new instrument almost always spurs the creation of a new song. Amps, effects... not so much.
     
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    -5 way switched Strat.
    -Looper pedal
     
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    Monday when I brought this bad boy home. "39 D18 Authentic - Aged. Yep it's relic'd and I don't care...
    Can't put it down.. 39 d18.JPG
     
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    When the postman delivered it to my mailbox, just as promised, it was enclosed in a plain brown wrapper that was sure to throw off any nosey neighbors who might be inquisitive. Wait, sorry wrong forum. :oops::oops::oops:
     
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    Just don't forget your safe word
     
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    A cheap knockoff Tele 12 string. Spawned a rash of songs upon an indifferent universe. :)
     
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    I'd love to hear it Bill.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Not exactly new.

    A 1930 Gibson L-0 I brought back from storage where it had been for many years. All of a sudden old blues songs I’d been trying began working themselves out. Even made my first arrangement, a slide medley in open D.

    Never would have tried that before.
     
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  18. adjason

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    another vote for the ditto looper pedal
     
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    Uh oh: he has turned green and rolled over sideways

    Can anyone get this choke collar and gag off him? Does anyone know cpr?

    Emergency services said to not touch the cattle prod and leave it for the surgeons to remove. The paramedics say even if they get the whole thing out, he will probably spend the rest of his life deeply scarred with a huge smile
     
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    Who would have thought they could actually deliver something like that through the mail?!!!
     
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