The gear I HATE, thread.

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  1. Blazer

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    Err. care to clarify this, because every current metal band these days plays either Ibanez or Schecter.

    Heck, you mention Slayer and those guys play ESP and BC Rich, none of them EVER came near an SG.
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    Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King in the nineties, if a Slayer fan would walk into a guitar shop, they would go for the ESP since that was what his heroes were playing.

    Please enlighten me, since when has the SG become a Metal Stereotype?
     
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    I see that and raise you...
     
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    How has it become a metal stereotype?

    AC/DC, Black Sabbath, SOAD

    I just think SGs are lame as hell and the people playing them are generally older folk into classic rock/metal which would explain my dislike of them - they aren't cool to younger people.
     
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    AC/DC
    - NOT metal, they never were, what they have been doing is Chuck Berry Rock N Roll wearing a school uniform.

    System of a Down
    - NOT metal, what they were doing is more inline with Hardcore with a good dollop of Hiphop put in. Also Darron played Strats and Ibanez Iceman models far longer before he picked up an SG.

    Black Sabbath
    - Yes, I'll give you that one, they invented metal.

    As for not cool to younger people, ever heard about Gary Clark Junior?
     
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  5. cyclopean

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    ac/dc isn't a metal band. that's hard rock.

    what's soad? sick of it all ... damn?
    i prefer melt banana but that's pretty great. how do you say the band name in english?
     
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    fugazi is one of the only bands that after every time i saw them i wanted to rush home and start making music.
     
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    sgs are one of the archetypal guitars of various forms of crust, d beat, and hardcore punk.
     
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    Hate is a strong word but here are some brands/products I’ve owned that disappointed/underwhelmed me:
    Mesa Boogie
    Wampler
    Tube Screamer
    Vox
    Helix (initially loved it)
    Taylor (it’s not my thing)

    I also parted with my Ric 620-12. Build quality was fine and it had that classic Ric jingle jangle but the neck width was way too narrow. I had to adjust my technique too much. It became a nuisance. It’s a well worn complaint so why have they never addressed it? Oh yeah, I’ve always hoped Fender would buy them and add an MIM or MIC product line. Rickenbacker could make good money on volume alone with reasonably priced non USA made products.
     
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    Taylor acoustic guitars. No beef.

    P90 pickups. Good if you like 60 Hz noise. Play a P90 into a Big Muff in a bar with neon beer signs near the stage, for a real treat.
     
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    i've liked all the mesa amps i've played but i feel you on the tube screamers. my bad monkey is on semi-permanent loan to a bandmate.
     
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    When I think of metal and SGs, I think of Glenn Tipton. Hopefully nobody will contend that Judas Priest is not sufficiently metal.

     
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    they're ok. this is a little more my speed:







     
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    and blowcreep is responsible for causing a riot ("beetles"o_O)...bad idea...
     
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    no hate at all, but:

    "modern" guitars (like Ibanez Steve Vai/Satriani,EB Luke etc.) ,even if the design is cool.

    I love the 50/60s "hall of fame" guitars like Strats,Teles,ES-335,Les Pauls,ES-175,Gretsch...

    "modern" guitars just don't feel/look "right" to me....

    Floyd Rose: in the 80s it was the holy grail for me, but now...nogo (except on my 1988 hairmetal Charvel)

    Digitech pedals (poor man's Boss)

    Hi-gain pickups

    Behringer
     
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    I don't get on with Les Pauls. Rickenbacker - I like them but their QC is shonky at times and I HATE John Hall.

    Gear I hated?
    The 21 Pro was touted as a Professional unit but it really was Mickey Mouse. The multi-pin jack on the foot-controller cable and its socket on the rack unit failed several times. It ran on (what was then) 240 volts but if it got anything even slightly less than that, it would freeze on a patch and not even altering patches on the rack unit itself would unfreeze it. It often took to not powering on at all (service techs could find nothing wrong with it). It also began doing factory resets on power-up and I ended up doing a sys-ex data dump to a floppy disk and store the data in the keyboard player's rack from where a long MIDI cable reached over into the unit, ready to load data if anything happened mid-show.

    Digitech washed their hands of the constant complaints and left the UK distributor - JHS - to handle the grief. A request for a replacement unit was denied. The final straw was the unit failing to power up on the day of a prestigious end-of-year gig and I had to pull a favour from the local guitar shop to provide a replacement on loan. In the following new year, that POS was dumped and I switched to Intellifex and an All Access 'board.
     
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    BC Rich and lookalikes.
    Anything glittery.
    Anything with AAAAAAA Maple tops, especially quilt figuring.
    Anything with abalone inlays.
    Gold hardware.
    Pearloid pickguards.
     
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    Ok bray fart :)
     
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    G-R-R-R-R-R I REALLY HATE GEAR THAT I CAN NOT AFFORD G-R-R-R!
     
  20. Digital Larry

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    I bought and sold 3 Artcores. They did help me (ultimately) realize I don't like 2V/2T setups.

    I bought 1 headless guitar, liked it so much I bought another one! Where are they now? Don't see 'em anywhere. That's right, I sold those too! Couldn't hang them on the wall! Yeah yeah there are those 45-degree things, sorry. Not gonna do it.

    Had a Parker P-36. Tele type arrangement plus piezo. Narrow headstock prevented hanging that one up too, plus it was active! Gahhh. I never got around to doing anything with the stereo out business. It actually wasn't bad to play. Did look a little weird.

    I am not much on effects pedals.

    As I reflect on all these, I realize that in spite of being quite comfortable with technology and complexity, when it comes to making music, I prefer simplicity.
     
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