The gear I HATE, thread.

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  1. gregulator450

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    I like that bass builders and players are more open to non-traditional designs than many guitarists. There might be some fugly basses out there, but there seems to be a lot more experimentation/innovation "just because they can" than you see in the guitar industry.
     
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    HAHA, the original owner of my SG named it "Satan".
     
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    We're talking about bass players here. :lol::lol: I keed.
     
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    I was really neutral about SG's. . . until this thread. Now I really need one.
     
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    Electronic drums have saved my hearing. :)

    I definitely like playing them less than I do acoustic drums.
     
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    Seems like most of them are derivitive of '70s Alembic practices, so it's not so much innovation as a different tradition.

    And again, I don't wanna hear all that high-frequency noise from a bass.
     
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    I have found that I love plain-top Les Pauls, and a big reason is the inundation of super-flamey tops in the last 10 years. I also can't stand quilt maple tops. Especially green ones. :(
     
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    Thats fine, I'm sure you do. I do too. But, scratches and dents don't bother me. Adds character, you don't have to agree. Different strokes for different folks..
     
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    Yeah, you're right. There is a lot of Alembic going on with bass builders. Most of the creativeness I see are guys building one-off basses for themselves and designing in exactly what they want. As I typed that response above, it got me to thinking that maybe the reason for the bass industry being more open to other things is to try to get some of the attention back from the guitar players. :lol:
     
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    For me, HATE is a very strong word to use when it comes to gear.

    I LOVE guitars, amps, pedals etc....................


    I might not really care for a certain piece of gear that I might have tried out at one, and didn't care for it.

    I never ever say never to any piece of gear, because one day the piece of gear may reinvent itself, and may be something I might enjoy.

    I will never close the door on any gear and will be willing to give it another chance some day.
     
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    Hate isn’t applicable to gear. I have gear I use more and more and gear that has fallen into disuse. I have a SuperChamp XD that’s not right for me, but I don’t hate it. I’m thinking of donating it to a school or advertising it on CL as free to the right person. I have an old Ovation that I only use where I won’t bring my Simon and Patrick. I’ve played guitars that I put right back on their stand or rack. They’re not for me but may be exactly what someone else is looking for. It’s a big tent. I don’t criticize or hate someone else’s gear and I don’t criticize or hate the music they play or enjoy. I just don’t listen to it.

    BTW, I also keep an open mind about gear that’s fallen into disuse. A good equalizer and the 5 watt setting on my amp have brought two guitars of mine from disuse back into the rotation. You never know.
     
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    I can love a nice plain top (not too plain :) Some nice marbling, a few big grain lines, maybe even fairly plain with just a few flame streaks can all be great. Paint can be nice if nitro and 20 years later its sinking into the grain and checking a bit but poly paint is just sooo boring.
     
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    I agree! I love seeing a nice plain top with something like a honey burst, and seeing a slight pop of flame in some sections when the light hits it right.
     
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    "Damn, it feels good to be a gangster..." :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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    Dynacord is a good brand but in the eighties they had a digital guitar combo with 16 programmable presets. Man that thing sounded awfull.
     
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    He shoots. HE SCORES!!!
     
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    You can always do what Gibson did on some of their Firebird reissues, and use Steinbergers.

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    Heck, you can go to town and ...

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    That period in the late 90's early aughts when everyone had a PRS and a Dual Rectifier. Worst tone, rarely talented individuals playing them(except that Carlos guy), god awful tone. Did I mention the tone? Oh also! I rarely enjoyed the music they were playing. And that TONE.
     
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    I've had the opposite experience actually, but I've found that differs with everyone re; sweat/body chemistry. One year when I worked in a guitar shop I made it my business to try each brand of electric string on the wall(10-46). Before that I'd only tried D'Addario and Ernie Ball, and I was playing in a pretty high energy band that left everyone & their gear covered in sweat. I was playing Regular Slinkys at the time and they'd go dead after a single gig. DR Tite Fit ended up being the winner, D'Addario second, and an honorable mention to GHS Boomers for sheer comfort. I never played Slinkys again.
     
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