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The Five Essential Guitars!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steerforth, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Tim G

    Tim G Tele-Meister

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    Pretty much my list too. I would add a Danelectro U2 to the list. I notice more of a difference in tone between amps. That could be the focus of your future GAS attacks. You would need :

    A good SS amp, Roland Jazz Chorus?
    An amp with EL84s and a 5Y3 Vox AC15
    An amp with EL84s and a GZ34/5AR4 Orange AD15
    An amp with 6V6s and a 5Y3 Bedrock Royelle
    an amp with 6V6s and a GZ34/5AR4 Princeton Reverb
     
  2. twangjeff

    twangjeff Tele-Afflicted

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    Tele
    Strat
    Rickenbaker
    ES-335
    L-5

    That would cover electrics...

    For acoustics you would need...

    Dreadnaught
    Parlor
    Classical
    Django style petite bouche
    Django style grande bouche

    Then for amps you would need...

    A 40 watt tweed
    A 40 watt blackface
    A Twin Reverb
    An AC-30 style
    A JTM45 Style

    NOW you should have all of your bases covered. ;-)
     
  3. notdave

    notdave Tele-Afflicted

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    You haven't got any basses covered. There are none on your list ;)

    Fender Jazz Bass
    Vigier Roger Glover Custom
    Hofner Vintage 62 Violin Bass
    Ricky 4003
    Warwick Thumb

    That'll do it!
     
  4. Arbiter

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    My babies:

    1) Steinberger L2 fretless
    2) Steinberger Synapse fretless
    3) Cort B4 fretless
    4) Squier fretless Jazz Bass
    5) 36" scale "El Grande" fretless, first instrument I ever built.

    On the lesser used guitar side of the house, not much variety...

    1) One of my homebuilt Strats
    2) Another one of my homebuilt Strats
    3) Squier Japan Strat with two humbuckers
    4) Squier Japan Strat with two different humbuckers
    5) Squier Japan Strat with one humbucker
     
  5. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Strat
    Tele
    335
    Martin
    baritone uke
     
  6. abracadabra

    abracadabra Tele-Meister

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    1. single-coil strat
    2. fat strat
    3. tele
    4. some type of rock maestro guitar like an RG
    5. hollowbody

    which is what I have, coincidentally..
     
  7. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

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    How do you like thw japanese squiers? I have never been able to get my hands on one.
     
  8. Tim G

    Tim G Tele-Meister

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    i think your missing an Ampeg Fretless bass and a Gibson EB0 or EB3.
     
  9. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

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    But no one is saying WHY they choose their guitars...

    Semi-hollow body...for doing the duck walk
    Les Paul...for hanging at the knees smashing power chords
    IceMan...for stage smashing and piece tossing
    Strat...for making guitar faces during the blooz
    Tele...for creating REAL music
     
  10. Sippo

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    1. Strat
    2. ES335
    3. Strat plus
    4. Tele
    5. Cheap acoustic

    I own the 1st and 2nd. Now I just have to get the rest.
     
  11. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have no idea how you guys can pick only 5! :rolleyes: :p

    Fender Tele
    Nashville Tele
    Deluxe Tele
    Strat
    Fat Strat
    Precision Bass
    Gibson Les Paul
    335
    175
    SG
    At least one Rickenbacker
    Martin D28
    D35
    Dobro
    Tricone National
    A nice lap steel
    S10 pedal steel
    U12 pedal steel
    D10 pedal steel
    And a nice classical, like a Ramirez 1E or something similar...

    If I could only have one, assuming we still had electricity, it would be a Nashville Tele with a B-bender. If no electricity, I'll take the classical.
     
  12. Arbiter

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    What I've got are the Fender "Contemporary" series, not anything like a regular strat. Humbuckers and, at least on the two-bucker versions, heavily contoured bodies. 24.75" scale, and the bodies are proportional to the scale length, so they're just a touch smaller than a standard strat. God help me if I ever crack the pickguard on the single 'bucker guitar, I'd have to have a replacement custom-made.

    They're on eBay, there's a few regular sellers who are trying to get $500 bucks for them. Look hard and daily, it pays. I did not spend over $175 each for any of the three I have. Just search for "Squier Japan", although the black one I found using the term "superstrat" (the seller didn't mention that it was a Squier or Fender anywhere in his ad).

    How do I like them? I don't play anything else any more, not even my own builds. The stock humbuckers are a bit on the screechy side, very trebly, so I replaced two of mine with Duncans (the third is dead mint and so it's going to stay stock). Monster tone, play like butter. A rocker's guitar, but with decent pickups you can get pretty much any tone out of it you'd like.

    They look very "eighties metal" which would probably be a problem for some folks, but I think they look pretty good. The 1985 catalog says they come in three colors (black, red, white) but I've never seen a white one, and I worked in a store that carried them way back in the day.
     
  13. JHall55

    JHall55 Tele-Meister

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    The five I hope to own someday (I have a few already):

    52 RI Tele
    A good electric acoustic (Martin or Gibson)
    Gibson Les Paul
    Gretsch hollowbody (falcon?)
    A nice mandolin
     
  14. JCSouthpawtele

    JCSouthpawtele Friend of Leo's

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    Strat ,check
    Tele, check
    Breedlove,check
    Parlor sized acoustic, check

    Next three on the list
    Colt W. Knight Tele
    Martin D28
    Les Paul


    All lefty as if you didn't assume by my screen name.
     
  15. andrenighthound

    andrenighthound Tele-Afflicted

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    Heres my 5

    Les Paul
    Strat
    Es 335
    Tele
    Es 135
     
  16. Revv23

    Revv23 Friend of Leo's

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    Yo! Another lefty here! It's quite a bit more expensive for us fellows to assemble our dream guitar list isnt it?

    Sent from my iPhone using TDPRI
     
  17. Lenderman_k

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    Im gonna guess he doesnt play the bottom one while singing.
     
  18. Lenderman_k

    Lenderman_k Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I have a feeling his guitar tech is under paid.
    How does he adjust his tone/volume?
    I wanna see the case for that thing.
    The only thing that would make it more ridiculous would be a Floyd Rose on each one.
    Do you think thats a one piece body?
     
  19. timgreene

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    A nice Stratocaster
    69 Thinline
    Les Paul
    Es335
    And a good accoustic (d-28)
     
  20. Reverb

    Reverb TDPRI Member

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    Tele
    Strat
    Jazzmaster
    Flying V
    Gretsch
     
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