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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by ebb soul, Sep 24, 2016.
Guitar cable of course.
I can't get ANY sound without it.
My (2003) 1959 Gretsch Nashville Classic .
Best sounding electric guitar I have ever owned, and I have owned lots.
Nothing is irreplaceable, but a few things are highly specialised and finding substitutes would take time. One is the highly modded Epi VJ, another is the Beltona tricone seen in my avatar. and a third is my distinctive-sounding Maton M300 dread. This covers electric, acoustic slide and acoustic fingerpicking - my three "signature sounds".
I could do a show with just my Boomerang and a microphone.
It'd be awful, but I could do it.
I can live without a lot of things and still make due with what I have or can get my hands on, Beg, Borrow or steal so to say, As to Guitars and other gear it comes down to what I'd never consider parting with, And believe me I've parted with a lot of guitars and gear over the years, Some I kick myself for horse trading or selling and others were a good riddance type of deal, and one never knows what the future holds, As to what would be hard or expensive to replace if you could find one for sale in decent condition would be my 06 FACS Sheena LE, As not that many were made and those that have them wont sell them or ask obscene sums of money for them, One guys been floating #1 prototype for $76K on EBay and another guy $25k for #2 Mines #33 and I figure they had a bit more practice at perfecting it, Not for sale or horse trade, Ever. And yes I have all my stuff insured
Tele through an Evans amp head with a Lil Texas speaker. Not much more needed.
Me. I replace everything else in the signal chain almost randomly, and I always sound like me, for better or for worse.
Musical open mindedness.
A good chair with no arms...
My first thought was "Me" because I always sound like me. But now that I think about it maybe "Me" is the problem and should be immediately put up for sale on Craigslist.
after I showed my guitar teacher my shark fin picks, he said "if you pick it, it wont heal! " so now I play with my fingers, so I guess my imagination is the most valuable for me.
Well, the OP asked for "irreplaceable". I think any guitar, amp, cable or pedal is replaceable. If it has to be a piece of gear, it would be my telecaster – but I have several I love to play so it obviously is replaceable. And if the telecaster was never invented I would just use another guitar. Sorry, I am that frugal.
Definitely the tuner. I think I can finally tune by ear, it has taken decades, but I prefer not to try.
+1 Beat me to it. I'm just not confident enough with my ears not to use my tuner. I watch people constantly fiddle with their tuners on their guitars when they tune by ear, but if I use my tuner, I rarely have to retune for hours.
My telecaster, sorry. And a groupie if it is possibile ;-)
I don't really use any gear that's not absolutely essential, but I also don't use any gear that totally irreplaceable.
I think if I depended on an out of production attenuator that no replacement parts were available for I'd be kind of nervous.
Probably the hardest parts to replace quickly would be the old Fender Tele bridge pups in my Esquires, some rewound to my specs and some original coil.
I've used lots of aftermarket and Fender pups and find it hard to get the balance of clarity and tone I like. An Esquire that doesn't sound right is pretty hard (for me) to play.
There are tons of great amps and guitars out there, not as many ADs I like but still current production if a little pricey.
Seems odd that such a simple part would be so devilishly critical, but I don't like shunting the high end to ground with a pickup that's too bright, and i don't like the loss of low end clarity with a coil that's less bright.
it's a hard one but my GT6