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Your single most important piece of gear?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by ebb soul, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012

  2. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 16, 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Guitar cable of course.

    I can't get ANY sound without it.
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    My (2003) 1959 Gretsch Nashville Classic .
    Best sounding electric guitar I have ever owned, and I have owned lots.

  4. Tony Done

    Tony Done Friend of Leo's

    Dec 3, 2014
    Toowoomba, Australia
    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".

  5. Freethenoise

    Freethenoise Tele-Holic

    Jun 7, 2011
    My Boomerang.
    I could do a show with just my Boomerang and a microphone.
    It'd be awful, but I could do it.
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  6. Nasty

    Nasty Tele-Meister

    Aug 27, 2016
    vallejo ca
    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 untitled.png

  7. jackal

    jackal Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jun 14, 2010
    mojave desert
    Tele through an Evans amp head with a Lil Texas speaker. Not much more needed.

  8. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire

    Me. I replace everything else in the signal chain almost randomly, and I always sound like me, for better or for worse.
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  9. Darkness

    Darkness Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 7, 2016
    Stygian Gulf
    Musical open mindedness.

  10. rickthescot

    rickthescot Tele-Meister

    Feb 14, 2011
    A good chair with no arms...
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  11. Hippieway

    Hippieway Tele-Holic

    Mar 15, 2009
    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.
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  12. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee

  13. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    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.

  14. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    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.

  15. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  16. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    Definitely the tuner. I think I can finally tune by ear, it has taken decades, but I prefer not to try.
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  17. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    +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.

  18. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 18, 2010
    Paris France - Rome Italy
    My telecaster, sorry. And a groupie if it is possibile ;-)

  19. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 2, 2010
    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.

  20. sosay

    sosay Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 12, 2016
    it's a hard one but my GT6

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