Next purchase.. help!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Axegrinder77, Sep 24, 2021.

Strat, tele and DRRI - what's my next purchase?

  1. Marshall combo

  2. Vox combo

  3. Humbucker guitar (please comment)

  4. More pedals

  5. Lessons

  6. Kids college

  7. Other (please comment)

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  1. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I voted for Lessons and Other.

    Lessons: not too many musicians who can’t benefit, and there’s no large up-front investment.

    Other: I was going to vote Kids’ College, but remembered that you are a musician, so you will eventually need financial support. Send the kids to Trade School instead. :D
     
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  2. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

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    I'll second that. I have a 5420 and it's a very good guitar. Good enough that I haven't been able to justify the extra couple of G$ to buy a 6120.
     
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  3. telemnemonics

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    Some will of course vehemently disagree, maybe those whose theory of clean pedal platform presumes that a MIAB into a DRRI sounds close enough to a half stack, BUT THEY ARE WRONG!!!

    Say you have just a Strat or Tele and the DRRI.
    Play to an audience and swap in the new HB guitar.
    Will they sit up turn around and notice?
    Nope.
    Skip the HB guitar and instead switch to the Marshall combo.
    Will the audience sit up turn around and notice?
    You bet!

    If you play Rock and only own a DRRI?
    The missing piece is Marshall, not Gibson!
    New guitars are more for the player than the audience.
    A real Marshall instead of canned MIAB sound is just such a basic food group in Rock that to ignore it is a travesty of justice and an offense to all who came before us and showed us the way!

    Sure it's possible to sorta fake a close enough Marshall sound with a DRRI, but unless you're a seasoned Vet who's owned all the amps and all the guitars and now just want to keep it simple and portable, every Rock player needs to spend a year or two with a decent Marshall.

    Hell you could even just buy a HSS guard & HB for the Strat and have a HB guitar for a hundred bucks then buy a real Marshall for a real kerrang grind snarl scream instead of a little canned fake buzz.
     
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  4. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Kids college?
    Ever notice that if you give a kid a free car it usually kind of spoils them into expecting to be provided for?
    Let them walk and save up and they beater they buy on their own is their prize that they take care of and value?
    How about paying for the college of your choice then supporting them when they move back in because they aren't really interested in their field of study and it's awfully hard to get a keep a job where they have to do all those things and nobody will do their job for them?

    Let them find their way and help out as you can!
    GIVE them the sense of value in what they chose and earned!

    Sorry for the rant!
     
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  5. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Acoustic-dread if you don't already have one. If you do, then another Tele with a different neck pickup...low wind humbucker or filtron.
     
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    I voted for some kind of dual humbucker guitar, but I actually mean a Gibsonish type with more umph than your Strat or Tele - Les Paul, SG, ES339, PRS. I have an Epiphone ES339 and it's got two P90s. Great all around guitar that's about as unlike a Strat or Tele as you can get. IMO P90s are a bit prettier than a humbucker clean, and they're incredible when you want to dig in and crank the gain.
     
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    D'Angelico and Ibanez might be other possibilities.
     
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  8. Axegrinder77

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    Thanks all...
     
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  9. cometazzi

    cometazzi Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Came here to say this part: Bass guitar.

    The bass guitar is probably the biggest moving part of a song, and as a songwriter you could have a time with it.
     
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  10. Axegrinder77

    Axegrinder77 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    I have an octave pedal to lay down b lines into a killer looper.

    I know it's not quite the same, not at all actually, but it's good enough imo for song writing purposes.. especially since my playing of an actual bass is pretty lousy.
     
  11. kbold

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    All the more reason to get one. ;)
     
  12. cometazzi

    cometazzi Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    All the more reason to get one ;)
     
  13. Ed Storer

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    I voted humbucker guitar. Look for a used EBMM Silhouette HSH. It should fit your budget, well made, and very versatile.
     
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    I voted for other - and in this case - nothing. If you have to spend $1K, sell either the Strat or Tele and buy a better one. Unless they're both perfect - which brings me back to my 'nothing' vote.
     
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