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Gear you will never buy again

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by slinger, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I dont like distortion pedals they sound crappy to me I own 3 , blues driver , boring , Tube screamer , boring, Reagun has a really nice clean tone that is pushed to just below the breakup, I use this all the time, any digital distortion pedals sound like crap, amp breakup is much nicer, I have a B.K. Butler Tube Driver great pre-amp love the sound. Cheap cabling I feel the need to Fix it before I even use it, I make all my own cables now QC . Solid state distortion amps dont use it dont like it, I like solid state clean sounds ,I can dirty up any sound I want but I find if I Blend and balance the clean and distortion sounds the sound is much more pleasing and the guitar sound itself comes through much more pronounced.
     
  2. Mr_Martin

    Mr_Martin Tele-Afflicted

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    Behriger Effect Pedals, never again, total crap
     
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    Red_Gloria TDPRI Member

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    A wedding ring.
     
  4. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Off label Chinese Tele copies.
     
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    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    ZT Lunchbox Amp.
     
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  6. Grandy

    Grandy Tele-Holic

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    My first electric guitar was one of them Japanese Contemporary Strats with a locking tremolo system. No more locking tremolos for me thank you. I didn't know better back then. What a relief it was to get rid of it.
     
  7. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    SS guitar amps, especially ones with Gain and Presence knobs, and multiple channels.

    I'm really referring to a mid 90s SS Fender Deluxe 112 I've had since it was new. It's a great backup amp and goes to every gig with us, but I never could get along with it.

    I admit, I am knobally challenged. Too many knobs just confuses the heck out of me. It's a big part of why I love my old Princeton so much. Volume, Bass, Treble. Perfect!
     
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  8. Mr_Martin

    Mr_Martin Tele-Afflicted

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    Then you need this amp:

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  9. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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  10. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, have have a Princeton Chorus. It sounds decent at lower volume, and gets worse as you turn it up. I bought it in 1988 or so, because I needed an amp that sounds decent at low volume. And decent is as good as it gets; never good, never great, just decent. Clean is meh, chorus never worked right (but it took me 10 years to figure that out), reverb has always been week, and overdrive is HARSH - but, at the time, that was the best sound I could get at low volume.

    Since modelling amps have gotten so good, I'll never go back to these SS two channellers. I need to get mine out of my office and store it somewhere so the MIII has "more room".
     
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  11. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I think we can (mostly? all?) agree that we won't buy those cheap, crappy guitars from the 70's and 80's that many of us started on. I get the retro thing, but my first two were just not good instruments. Even my 1987 Kramer entry level model (ZX30H) was a ton better - and that does not come close to my current Fenders. Not going to buy those entry level guitars again either.
     
  12. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Mine is a 66 PR. Got it about 4 years ago to replace the 112. Put some $$ into it with the tube amp specialist, and it's just awesome now. I've played every gig I've done with it since I got it. I put JJ 6V6 S power tubes in it and got a bit more head room than with the 6V6 GT tubes. I always mic it (e609) and I have never felt under powered. I usually run the volume between 3 & 4 at gigs. It's just and awesome amp. I feel very lucky and fortunate to have it.
     
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  13. Tim G

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    2 things I never buy again are Stratocasters and amps with a separate head and speaker cabinet.

    Everytime I play a strat the same thing happens, I end up on the bridge pickup and turned down on the guitar. The controls are just in the wrong location.

    Amps, a separate head and cabinet are just too much to move when a combo amp is easier to move. I've had some nice ones, I buy one about every 10 years. First in the '70s, it was a Marshall Super Lead, in the '80s it was a late '60s Fender Bassman, in the late '90s it was a Sovtek Mig 50. I've missed this century so far.
     
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    I've never seen/used it, so I'll just take Your word in this case. Looks... colourful, though. Like a spaceship desk.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Behringer bought Midas and Klark Technik and incorporated the technologies into this unit, This is an automated digital board that is spectacular to work with, I have a friend with this exact board, quiet , clean and very intuative well worth the money for them. it's an X-32 . Behringer also developed a snake box that uses an RJ45 cable to connect to the board , reducing the need for a 32 channel snake to connect it all , very inovative stuff and well worth a look at, extremely high end stuff.
     
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    So it would seem, too, based on the quote above.
     
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    Recording software that "emulates" hardware.

    It never does. Sometimes close enough for rock 'n' roll. Sometimes not so much.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  18. slinger

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    wow!..looks like im not the only one who got suckered with crap gear...live and learn...LOL
     
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    Fender acoustics do suck for the most part. But I played a $900 dollar one at guitar center that was quite nice. But I won't buy Danelectro effect pedals. No matter how cheap they are, not worth it to flip em for $10 bucks.
     
  20. tniemcewitch

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    Well, thank You for Your input! I will try to get a closer look on this one.
     
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