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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoCkstAr256, Oct 3, 2019.
End of the World?
That I can't answer. I plan to first get to 2020, then survive it.
I'll be there.
In 2018 and 2019, I bought almost as much gear than all the other gear I’d purchased before then combined.
Four amps (Blues Junior, 79 Deluxe Reverb, Excelsior, 6G2 Princeton clone), two guitars (Gibson Firebird and Hendrix Strat), a couple of effects pedals, some recording equipment.
I really don’t see myself buying anything in 2020. I’ve basically got everything I need to sound as good as I’m capable of sounding. If I find myself lucky enough to start playing huge shows, I MAY need to upgrade to a larger amp... but then again, lots of highly regarded touring professionals travel the world playing through small amps miked up.
So, yeah, maybe an SM 57. Maybe.
I’ve downsized to three very nice guitars and three very good amps.
Next year maybe go for a SF Princeton Reverb and a Highway One Stratocaster.
It’s more likely that I will shed gear although i may buy a ribbon mic and a few minor items.
I can’t think of anything I really need or want. I have 5 great electrics, two great acoustics, a good bass and two amps. I have been lusting after a LPB AO Tele but it’s just because i like its looks.
i’ll sell my KOT, one of the amps and at least one guitar.
I've had a Pignose since the early '70s when they showed up. I'm on my second one now that I bought about 5 years ago.
So much fun for less than $100.
I have all the instruments I need. Thinking about getting a Fender Tonemaster DR. Time to flip the Boss Katana head V1, now that its outdated.
Too much stuff and no room left.
I might get back to 7 string baritone guitar for some heavy stuff in 2020 or 2021.
I have no plans but I had no plans this year and have bought, I think, two amps and at least one guitar. Presently I am trying to sell a couple things.
current plan is to mourn another J45 that got away...
I admire the people who haven’t bought new gear for years. I would love to be in that group moving forward.
Nothing planned now. I have plenty of amps and plenty of guitars. I'll consider watching for a reasonable Gibby LP.
Hoping to build a Princeton reverb and a partscaster.
I feel the same way about the AmPro Tele pickups. Something just doesn't sound ..right. Am keeping my eyes peeled for some used Suhr's or Fralins. Failing that: Bootstrap or Fender '64's.
Plan for year:
Offload about a dozen pedals
Acquire playable steel string acoustic
Stretch goal is to assemble a strat around a roasted maple/maple neck
Finally learn to read bass clef
I recently did a gig in a marquee with crappy power - insufficient to run my 40w Traynor ycv40. Fortunately, had a 1*8 Line 6 Spider 15w - the veritable King of Amps - in the car. Up on a chair, mic'd it, and got the soundman to pump it loud through the wedges. Survived gig. (10 piece horn band. Loud) I'm waiting for the pics to rock up on 'Rigs of Dad'.
In other words: if you have a reasonable monitoring system and a competent sound man, mic'ing one of your smaller amps will be entirely acceptable.
2019 was a hollowbody-guitar year for me and after some buying, trading and selling I realized I like fully hollow body guitars better than semis. I'll have a super nice ES 330 and an Ibanez GB10 now and couldn't be happier. So nothing planned for next year – maybe I get along to having my "custom" vibrolux modded for more stability and less hiss ...
I didn't like the Vmods either. I have two Am Pros... one got Fralin Split Blades, the other got a set of AV '64s. I think they sound much better now.
I just bought one of these (except it's a couple years old) and I absolutely love it!
My ongoing goal, from this point forward, is to have no more gear coming into this house. I have a couple more Tele partscasters waiting to be assembled, but I'm not sure whether to off the parts or just go ahead and finish them. If it's the latter, once they're done that it.... no more gear. I need to concentrate on finding more opportunities to use what I have.