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Common guitar stuff that's commonly disparaged but you happen to love.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. bendercaster

    bendercaster Tele-Afflicted

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    The middle pickup is my favorite place on a Strat, I prefer 1 meg pots, and I like a Master Volume on my amp.
     
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  2. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hmmm. Not the case here. Most of my Fenders wear 11s with heavy bottoms. I have some with 10s, and two with 9s (one of which has heavy bottoms). And I played guitar for over 15 years on my first guitar, before getting another. It was an MIJ '50s reissue Strat with "vintage" frets, strung 15–58. All I played on guitar at that time was surf music, and I was heavily inspired by Dick Dale, hence the powerful, twangy strings.
     
  3. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    All very nice, but we want to know about the girlfriend from 25 ears ago, so.......?
     
  4. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    I happen to love Boss pedals (the physical design is perfect, has never been improved upon), capos (they are a super useful tool!) and Master Volumes on amps (ditto!).
     
  5. RobRiggs

    RobRiggs Tele-Meister

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    Trems. A lot of people disparage the ol’ wiggle stick. I like the Strat vintage and two point trem both. I even like a nice Floyd, awesome once you get good at set up. Opens up new realms of sonic possibility.
     
  6. Oldsmobum

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    Personally there are two things that most guitarists seem to care about that I don’t:

    1. reverse wound neck pickups

    2. Judge Steve
     
  7. DDickens

    DDickens Tele-Meister

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    I believe it’s also used to mean cliché. Is that what you were going for? I’d support the usage.
     
  8. DDickens

    DDickens Tele-Meister

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    Would you say they have plethora of punch?
     
  9. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    Im with you on the Strat bridge. To me it's THE Strat sound when you want to just rip a solo out
     
  10. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    I started on a glossy neck too. If it gets sticky just wipe it off. A little wax every now and then doesn't hurt either
     
  11. Telecastoff1

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    I like the cheapo Behringer stomp boxes, even though I don't use them. I just think they're cool. I have a tendency to like things in musical gear that some people don't. I really like the old Peavey Solo Series amps. I think they look really cool and I have never had a problem with how most of them sound and feel on stage. That Peavey logo is fine looking as well.
     
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  12. Bowen

    Bowen TDPRI Member

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    MT-2

    I've not been without one since it replaced a gt2. It is precious to me.

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  13. Lucky Day

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    Neck pickup on a telecaster :/
     
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  14. NoTeleBob

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    A veritable cornucopia of punch.
     
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    NoTeleBob Tele-Holic

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    I like most of the amp models and the reverb in my Vox Tonelab ST.

    I like 11 lb Norlin era Les Pauls.

    I don't like any pickups wound for distortion, single or humbuck. I got ways to get that f I need it. Give me pure and clean.
     
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  16. Jakedog

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    Glossy necks aren’t sticky unless they are. I own several that aren’t sticky at all. My satin necks always end up glossy anyhow. Cause that’s what happens when you play them every day. I have one neck with a finish that is basically just the oil from my hands. It feels great, too. But not better. Just different.

    I think the strat volume control is the absolute perfect volume knob placement. It used to be in my way, then one day it just wasn’t anymore. Now I wish everything had a volume there.

    I like a 12” radius and tall frets. Even on a fender.
    I like six saddle bridges on teles.
    I will pretty much only use hum canceling pickups. Even in teles and strats. Even P90 sized ones.
    I like bright, crazy colors.
    I don’t mind 80’s pointy guitars.
    I have liked several SS amps.
    I think a good modeling amp can sound great.
    I think a lot of Boss pedals are just dandy.
    I’d rather a guitar came with a nice gig bag than a hard shell.
    I like Gibsons.

    Shall I go on?
     
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    The snottier the better. :p
     
  18. edvard

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    I like zero frets.

    I prefer analog Solid State amps over modelers.

    I prefer two 10s in a Twin speaker configuration.

    I like a coily cable on my Strat.
     
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  19. loopfinding

    loopfinding Friend of Leo's

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    stock electronics - pots, jack or switch only have to go if they're of questionable durability (they get abused).

    modern C or gibson 60s neck profiles - don't need a chunky neck or a shredder neck.

    poly finished necks - they don't ever get sticky.

    vintage tuners - they're the best, and they're stable. your problems are at the nut.

    humbuckers without coil splits - i don't know when coil splits became the norm, they sound terrible. a cap on a strangle switch sounds better.
     
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    I love old cheap Danelectros.
     
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