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Gigging musicians - what guitars do you gig with?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Johnny Morales, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. zoppotrump

    zoppotrump Tele-Afflicted

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    i play my 2 crook teles at every gig, whether it´s a small bar or a big festival. i also take my dr. z amps everywhere, for i want to have a good live sound. that is the reason, i bought this nice stuff for. i just keep an eye on my equipment, when it´s on stage.
    the only guitar i don´t take everywhere is my 68 tele.
     
  2. eddiewagner

    eddiewagner Poster Extraordinaire

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    we are sort of a retro-act. i play dobro, tele, strat, gretsch 5120 plus a really nice silverface fender amp. my wife plays a small but expensive gretsch drum kit. i have the feeling, that you need some good stuff on stage, so the audience has something to look at.
     
  3. eddiewagner

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    that´s what i do too. and i don´t have drinks after the gig and pack in quick.
     
  4. basher

    basher Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I don't think I'd buy gear I didn't feel comfortable gigging with. Because then what would I do with it? Put it in a glass case in my foyer?

    80s Guild D35, Reverend Daredevil HB, or CV Tele for me, depending. The Reverend covers a lot of tonal ground, so it's seeing quite a bit of action.
     
  5. romo

    romo Tele-Meister

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    My top gigging guitars are my 1995 MIJ JD Telecaster, 1987 MIA Strat, and a newly acquired 1975 Telecaster. I occasionally take my Gibson Les Paul but it gets left at home a lot not because it was expensive but I just don't like the sound as much.
     
  6. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Suhr Pro Series 3
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    Tele Thinline, while I was modding the pickups.
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    My most recent scratch build. Solid mahogany L6-S project
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  7. Moggl

    Moggl Tele-Afflicted

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    I take along what I anticipate the audience will expect to see, freshly cleaned and shiny. Usually includes a transparent Tele, a fake maple top pointy Ibanez where extra flashiness is required, and a default Les Paul. All noiseless / humbucking.
     
  8. Steve G

    Steve G Friend of Leo's

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    cv tele + award session sessionette or pro junior or tech 21 TM10.
    if CV 's strings are old Ill take another cheap axe.
     
  9. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Partscaster that looks like a '63 Tele Custom, or Music Man Albert Lee. Any amp that shows up, I sound the same on anything.
     
  10. Steve G

    Steve G Friend of Leo's

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    Me too. BAD!:lol:
     
  11. Chris S.

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    I gig with ALL of 'em. In fact, if it's NOT "giggable" ("gig-able?") it doesn't stay in the stable.

    TELES: MIM Classic 60s, Squier CV, Squier Tele Custom II (P90s), Ferden Sonnecaster

    Others: Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion, Epi '56 Goldtop LP, PRS SE Soapbar Singlecut

    Jazz: Epi Emperor Regent, Epi ES-295

    Acoustic: Road King RD-227

    Bass: G&L L-2000 Leo Fender Signature model, Godin Fretless Acoustibass

    Between all those I stay pretty busy... :oops:;) CS
     
  12. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I should have mentioned...I plug my budget guitars into a '56 Deluxe with a Winnie Winfield-built reverb tank on top.
    ANYTHING sounds good through that rig.
     
  13. Shiro

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    An early Hwy 1 tele I put a modern 6 saddle bridge on with standard tunning. And a 2008 MIM std Tel with Texas Special PUP's. Open G tunning. Not exactly big bucks by any means, but they sound great. No GAS here for the high dollar guitars. I would be so paranoid about gigging with them I'm better off with what I have.
     
  14. FenderBenderNY

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    Fender MIM Esquire
    Fender MIA B-bender Tele
    Gibson J45 with a Fishman
     
  15. Telarkaster

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    I've gigged my Tele the most, I count on it's predictable sound in unpredictable situations.

    However for my last show I used my Epi 56RI Gold Top Les Paul with p90s.

    I get nervous when I take my Gibson Les Paul Standard to a gig, but it was meant to be played...
     
  16. Luther Perkins

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    I always have my Nocaster and Vibroverb Custom at my usuall gigs. Most of my gear is pretty high end, but I got it all used for really cheep. My Nocaster, R8 Les Paul, and Vibroverb all came to me over the recent economic down turn, and I was just really lucky.

    If it wern't for that I'd still be playing my MIM 50's Esquire threw a DRRI.
     
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    I either use one of my Gibsons, or my Ibanez jazzbox, depending on the gig.
     
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    I use what I have, which happens to be a 52Ri and a MIM Esquire with nocaster neck pickup. not the high price stuff, but good enough for me. I often use the house amp. if there is none I bring my blues jr.
     
  19. Tim Bowen

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    Larrivee L-03RE
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    Michael Kelly Legacy mandolin
    Gold Tone electric five string banjo
    Gold Tone eight string lap steel (C6)
    Supro six string lap steel (D)
    Jerry Jones electric sitar

    Mackie 808S powered mixer / Radial J48 active DI / Phil Jones "Cub" acoustic reference monitor amp / homemade pedalboard with choices du jour.

    Haven't gigged strat, tele, SG, bass, or baritone for about two years now. Likely will again, and have used them at recording dates as needed.
     
  20. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Friend of Leo's

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    I use the same guitar and amp that I bought new in 1968. A tele and super reverb. I have 15 guitars but my first [tele] is still the one. Can't beat the sound she has.
     
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