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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. Tele_Luvr

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    10-38 gauge strings, the original “light gauge” strings. I like them better than regular sets of 9s or 10s.
    And I have them on all of my guitars, whether their scale length is 25.5” or 24, 3/4”.
     
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  2. 57fenderstrat

    57fenderstrat Tele-Holic

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    I also really enjoy solid state cleans
     
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  3. Jupiter

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    I like a nice shiny bulletproof poly finish so the toanz only get out through the pickups.
     
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    Oof. Yikes. That’s totally not my bag, I do lots and lots of string bending. Larger strings I can deal with (to a point, haha) but anything past a .9 gets to be too much work for me on vintage small frets. The skinny strings/skinny frets sounds like James Burton, thats what I’m in to.
     
  5. BerkshireDuncan

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    I like ZERO pedals.

    I play in a covers band. The original players didn't use a lot of effects.
     
  6. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Whatever happened to real sheet music of songs? I used to buy books and sheets of them. Better than tab where you need to know every part of a melody or solo.
     
  7. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave Tele-Meister

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    I could probably get by without the bridge pickups in my tele and strat.
    It's all about the neck for me.
    It's where all the flavour happens.
     
  8. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

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    Poly finishes – they have their advantages on a hot summer day
    Unaltered stock Blues jr. – sits perfectly in the mix
    Rat – after ignoring it for a couple of years I just tried and it's so good. I've no idea what chip is inside.
     
  9. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    70s Fenders
    7.25” radius necks with glossy backs
    Small frets
    Cheap capacitors
     
  10. Scooter91

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    I like GHS Boomers, have been sneered at many times by brick and mortar store workers, mostly in stores that are now out of business. 10 packs are available online at a good price, and judgment free!

    I also have a 2015 (gasp) Les Paul that I'm quite happy with.

    Oh, and a great sounding Peavey Bandit that's loud as balls.
     
  11. hemingway

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    Cheap modelling amps that sound great, but most people will never know because they won't give them a chance.

    Really small amps that don't blow my windows out and don't require me to move house to accommodate them.

    Using a really small amp at a gig, which has way more than enough power, but the guys with the amp envy don't want to look "small".

    Leaving the volume and tone full on on my guitar nearly all the time, and using the amp knobs instead.

    Gigbags instead of hardshell cases.

    Discovering that one of my preferences/prejudices (see all of the above) is actually only one way of doing things, and that I really should be more open minded.
     
  12. Jupiter

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    Good lord, man, you are gonna tip the world over on its axis!
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    I'll add the SCN pickups in my Strat, as well as its S1 switching.

    And a DS-1 for me!
     
  14. Norris Vulcan

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    Commonly disparaged = Japanese guitars.
    The best solid-bodied electrics I have played (or the ones I enjoyed the most) are MIJ.
    Not saying they are "the Best" or anything, but there is still a perception that they are cheap, or copied, or whatever.

    Oh, and playing loud so your amp sounds great. :D
     
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    I'm with you. I have no problem with the placement of the volume control or the switch
     
  16. DougM

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    I'm all in on non-reverse Firebirds (I just wish they'd make an Epi one with a Vibrola that I could afford), glossy necks, and Chinese overdrive pedals! Also, I love modeling amps, skinny 9 gauge strings, floating Strat bridges, and agree with @Jakedog on gig bags over cases, and I also love poly finishes and affordable Asian guitars. And finally, Fender strings play, bend, and sound better than EB, Daddario, and GHS.
     
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    I really dig bolt-on, flat-top, Epiphone LPs.
     
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    I got a Tube Amp Modeler from them a couple weeks ago and it’s really good. Surprisingly good. Wish I had it 30 years ago.

    I like stock guitars. I buy used in the $400-$600 range predominantly so a lot of time the “work” has been done. I find a lot of stock pups to be quite good. I have a Gretsch with the Blacktop Broadtrons and a Sterling St. Vincent with 3 mini-buckers that are particularly fabulous. I wouldn’t trade those pups for anything.
     
  19. GreatDaneRock

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    Peavey amps, love em'.
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  20. thankyouguitar

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    Solid state amps! XD
     
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