Your signature rig(s)

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  1. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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    American Special tele or Music Man Cutlass (killer Strat thing)

    through tuner / cali76 / Timmy / flint / Hermida echo

    into a Bad Cat Cub 15r head

    into a V30 in a big cab

    (or a Black Cat 30 for big rooms / outdoor stages)
     
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    Bill, I recently joined the ranks of Roland CUBE owners myself. A friend that moved away from Corpus gave me his old Roland CUBE-15. It has different COSM amp models than later iterations of CUBE. Of course, the CLEAN, but then the LEAD section has Overdrive, Distortion, Metal and Metal Stack. I'll probably never use the last two.

    But then I also have a BOSS ME-70 multi-fx pedal (my only pedal). Of the COSM amp models on that is a "Stack," which I prefer to any of the four LEAD amp voicings on the CUBE-15. Sounds like a Marshall clean to me, and if I use that #4 position Twang Kings in series mode, it boosts it up enough to get some nice break up, but nothing too raucous for my style of playing.

    So I've been putting the ME-70 in front of the CUBE almost exclusively since I got it. Prior to receiving this gift amp, I plugged the ME-70 into my Alto TS310 powered speaker, which is very much like the Headrush FRFR. Haven't gone back to the Alto speaker since I got the CUBE.
     
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  4. 4pickupguy

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    W/D/W amp rig based on a Deluxe (which I have yet to order)

    And of coarse my hideous teles:(

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  5. Obsessed

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    Mine is my MIK Epi Sheraton II (center of my Epi bunch). I love my tele and strat, but my true original signature sounds emanate from an Epi. I put very low output uncovered Alnico IIs from Vanson in it with 50s wiring, Biorns and play through a Fenderish 6V6 VHT S6U at breakup through an Eminence GA-10 with some compression, EQ and reverb for my specific sound. IMG_4080.JPG
     
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  6. nojazzhere

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    Currently, I'd say my mongrelcaster (Mortimer) with its Warmoth fatback, conversion scale neck, and my Vox Pathfinder 15R chassis, fitted in a custom (homebuilt) cabinet with four 8" speakers.
    However, I'm working on putting together a new Tele partscaster, a super light paulownia body, which will have another Warmoth fatback conversion neck (this one maple instead of mahogany) and Bootstrap Pretzel Pups. At the moment, it's a pig-in-a-poke, but I'm hoping the lightweight body will sound good, cause my 8lb. #1 is just getting heavy on longer gigs.
     
  7. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I keep my signature rig ready for a gig in case anyone wants me:

    --Takamine EF340S BG, with my California Blonde II for acoustic and vocals.
    --"Ol' Simple", my blueprint tele, with my Peavey Classic 50 twin.

    So far business has been pretty slow, actually very slow, even slower than slow.

    Edit: here's Ol' Simple with my busking/camping rig:

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    and here's a glamour shot of the SBG:

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  8. ReverendRevolver

    ReverendRevolver Tele-Holic

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    Signature would not be what I play most frequently now, but would be my setup for years. It's not that I no longer play these, but they've been deliberately not used so I can try something different for a spell.

    Amp
    Fender 75.
    Brown.

    Guitar
    Fender Toronado with Gibson 57classic/+
    Red

    Pedal
    Small clone

    I don't have a proper photo of the rig just sitting, but here are random pictures from the getting used....
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    Those are from between 2006 and 2011. Mostly earlier in there, those are somehow the pictures I have on my phone (probably taken from Facebook or something). I don't see the Small Clone in the pictures, but I saw the cables going to it......
     
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  9. 39martind18

    39martind18 Tele-Meister

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    • 2006 USA made Epiphone Sheraton w. piezo bridge into 1971 Deluxe Reverb modified to run 6l6s and 2x10 JBL D110Fs. Pedal board has Ibanez Tube King OD, Digitech digital delay, and Maestro PS1 clone.
    • Acoustic is either 1939 Martin D18 with LR Baggs M80 soundhole pickup, using a Vintage Jack (I don't drill holes in a vintage instrument), or a 2015 Taylor 816ce through a Fishman Artist.
    • Vocals through a Mackie Pro FX8 into Bose L1 Compact, Digitech Vocalist Live 3 harmonizer for harmony and Band in a Box 2019 for backing tracks.
     
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  10. Fenderslinger

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    My Signature rig is a '77 tele and a '68 deluxe reverb with a JBL D120F :)

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  11. Steve 78

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    The last time I was gigging heavily (about 7 years ago) my signature rig was:

    SG -> Dunlop Crybaby -> DD-3 -> Mesa Nomad

    I played a lot of shows with that rig. But now, I'm really enjoying not having a signature rig - I like mixing things up between playing LP, Telecaster and Strat and trying out different pedal combinations. My amp is a Mesa Mini Rec but I am starting to build a 5E3 as well. Variety is the spice, as they say.
     
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    That current signature rig of yours, particularly the homebuilt 4x8 cab for your 15R is cool! :cool: I've considered having Bob Logan use some of the remaining Long Leaf Pine for a 1x12 extension cabinet for my 15Rs.

    I've been curious about that paulownia for a body ever since I first heard about Brad Paisley's Signature. But not enough to do anything about it. My new Firecaster II has those veneers top & back made of Long Leaf Pine planks salvaged from the house fire, but they sandwich a basswood core that's chambered. So the tele I've chosen to be my signature weighs several ounces less than 6 lbs. I forget at the moment just exactly what it is, but something like 5 lbs. 12 oz.
     
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  14. Shuster

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    These three love each other!

    That was a bit short, but had company over. I can't get enough of the Deuce in the middle position with the Swart, and add in the beautiful tube Reverb and Tremolo this amp has, and you'll get lost!! You really need nothing else, and you can plug into any of your favorite cabs!
    One of 2 of my favorite amps ever!!

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  15. nojazzhere

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    I don't know anything about the Brad Paisley...except the flashy sparkle paisley finish, which doesn't appeal to me. This paulownia body I got from Guitar Fetish is about 3 lbs, which "supposedly" will result in a completed ax of under 6 lbs......when I finish I'll weigh it and see. Once I get it together (unless it turns out to be embarrassing) I'll post pics. One maybe odd feature will be it has a "left-handed" Tele bridge, meaning the bridge pickup slants "close to saddles" on the bass side, and "closer to nut" on the treble. May not make enough difference to worry about, but at least I can say I tried it. I like the "straight across" bridge pickup on yours.
    And....I would think your salvaged pine would make a great cabinet. Gerald Weber has said before that Leo got that exactly right when he built all his amp cabs out of pine.
     
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    I've intentionally been trying to make my rig smaller, particularly by simplifying my pedalboard. Finally settled on something that I really like.

    My last gig was my 2018 Gibson SG, into the pedalboard which is now just a Jerry Cantrell Crybaby, Russian Muff and a Boss BF3. Orange OR15 head.

    Pretty basic but it was a stoner/doom thing. Not like I'm trying to be extremely innovative.
     
  17. verb boten

    verb boten Tele-Holic

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    Can't post pics with my tablet, a description only:
    American strat, PRS SE w/ Lollar P90s
    Pedalboard: OCD, Analogman compressor, DanEcho, SpringKing reverb.
    Pro jr into a 1x12 cab.
     
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    Probably something Tele shaped. Through an AC 15.

    And to record it a ribbon mic like an AEA 84 through some Daking près and compressors.

    Depending.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    I’m playing a lot through Marshall with P90’s in the new band but my 30+ year ‘signature rig’ has been:

    ‘64 Casino, ‘72 345, a ‘92 Patrick Eagle through Mesa Mark amps with extension cabs and Yamaha and Lexicon rack for fx. Only pedal would be my signature MXR Microamp.
     
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    -Whichever guitar I feel like playing on any given day. Lately an SG.

    -Some old tube amp cranked up way past OSHA recommended safety standards- probably a '70s Traynor YBA-4, but maybe not.

    -Belle Epoch delay, cheap Rogue trem, whichever of my 800 billion fuzz pedals is floating my boat that day and a dirt pedal that works with whichever amp I'm using. The Rat and the Pinnacle are usual suspects though. And a reverb if the amp doesn't have one- probably a Topanga.

    In the end it doesn't really matter- I can get my signature cruddy tone through pretty much anything.
     
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