Simple things.....

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  1. gimmeatele

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    So, changed the strings on a guitar this morning and as I was waiting for a delivery, did so in the kitchen rather than my music room. Took my Roland micro cube to listen to tuning etc and three hours later was still blasting away and having a great time with the cube.
    My point/question, do we get caught up with our amps, pedals and all the other stuff we use and forget about the pleasure of playing guitar through a simple set up?
     
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    I just bought an old Crate Limo and experiencing similar fun with different guitars straight in with no effects, while testing it out. Refreshingly simple.
     
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    Yes. Quite often.
     
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    I did the same thing yesterday, changed strings and played for a few hours.
     
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    Absolutely!

    Have spent the last year gathering and resurrecting (when necessary) the following vintage portables and have had an absolute blast. Modifying some a little, but for the most part... playing as they came. (Still envious of @Obsessed's Crate Limo.) But yes, simplify, simplify, simplify... if only for the sheer fun of it. Get back to the basics (and maybe with only an added delay or reverb pedal).
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    The more-modern portables, aren't so bad either...

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    Changing strings is like having a new guitar for a while. :)
     
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    But what about the delivery?
     
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    Changing strings is my meditation. And the cat’s playtime.
     
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    Nice collection of amps.

    This reminds me of my Fender Greta. Was to be my living room, dinking around amp. Once I "upgraded" the 4" speaker for a $10 one and a 2 different tubes, I can play it all day with my combo reverb/tremolo pedal and now resides in my studio and recording off of it.
     
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    Think I got carried away and missed it! ;););)
     
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    Add to this how interesting and useful it can be to play in different spaces. The same guitar and/or amp can sound very different room to room. Even positioning yourself/your amp in different places in the same room can make fun differences. I get a natural EchoPlex by aiming an amp up a narrow plaster-walled, oak-floored stairway. The kitchen is bouncy, the front room rich and smooth, etc. Brings out different stuff in your playing, facets of the same song, etc., much less your instruments and gear. And it's good exercise to push your furniture around like big ampface dials.
     
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