View Full Version : So, just where is your gear from?
04-27-2011, 03:32 AM
Okay, there's quite a bit of nationalism when it comes to gear, I just posted on a thread about the merits (or not) of Chinese guitars so I came to the conclusion that I should do an accounting of what I owned, currently, to see where it was made and this is what I came up with:
Fender partsocaster - USA (case made in USA)
Washburn P3 - USA (Case made in Canada)
ESP LTD Phoenix 1000 - Korea (case made in USA)
Epiphone Appetite Les Paul - China (case made in China)
Breedlove Passport - Korea (case made in China)
Ibanez Prestige RG2610 - Japan (case made in Japan)
Egnater Tweaker and extension cab - Korea
Marshall DSL401 - UK
Pedal board, pedals, power supply and cables:
Cables are all George L's - USA
Power Supply - Voodoo labs ISO-5 - USA
Board - Trailer Trash - USA
Vox 847 - USA
2 Loop Master Switchers - USA
Black Arts Pharaoh Fuzz - USA
Sweet Sound MoFaux - USA
TC PolyTune - China
Way Huge Green Rhino - China
FullTone OCD - USA
CAL Holy Fire - USA
CMATMODS Brownie - USA
OKKO Dominator - Germany
Boss NF-1 - Japan (it's a 1981)
MXR Carbon Copy - China
TC Hall of Fame - China
EHX LPB-1 - USA
By reviewing this list, I think it's pretty even, I don't own any gear made in Antarctica (does anyone??), South America or Africa but I do own a Rode NT1 made in Australia. Other than that, I have each continent covered.
So, anybody up to do an accounting of their own?
04-27-2011, 03:42 AM
i'll play since i'm from oz and don't own any oz gear and started playing in the 70s when the best gear came from japan so i've always been partial to jap gear and added to that usa gear has always been way overpriced in oz which totally destroys my kahma as i own 2 pv usa wolfgangs and a pv c30 but still have in my defence an 80s mij charvel which is still the coolest plank in the world so in conclusion i'll buy any gear from anywhere if i like it even the usa .... btw the $oz is worth $1.08us today :)
04-27-2011, 02:39 PM
Kalamazoo, Fullerton, Chicago, Austin, Wi, Czech Rep. and a MIJ Burny.
Electrics: '69 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman, USA
'76 Gibson Explorer LE, USA
'97 Black R8 Gibson Les Paul Standard, USA
'08 Rick Kelly Bowery Pine Tele. USA
Bass: '04 Schecter Hellcat VI. KOREA
Current Pedalboard Link. (http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showpost.php?p=10482656&postcount=314) Mix of USA and Japan
Amps: '63 Fender 6G10 Harvard, USA
'66 Fender Pro Reverb. USA
Acoustics: '46 Gibson J45, USA
60's Sekora Parlor, KOREA
'67 Gretsch 6003 Jimmie Rodgers Folk, USA
'69 Guild F312, USA
'72 Yamaha G-50A Classical, JAPAN
'72 Martin D-28S. USA
Pretty even really. And follows a "typical" pattern of USA for pricey and vintage, Asia for cheaper. I must subconsciously really hate Europe.
All guitars (with exception of a MIJ Strat) is USA, all amps are from UK.
04-27-2011, 09:36 PM
Guitars and amps come from US, China, UK, Spain.
04-27-2011, 09:39 PM
Pedals... Three in the USA, two in Thailand, one in Japan and one in Taiwan.
04-27-2011, 09:41 PM
Guitars: USA, but some parts from Germany
Amps: USA, but some parts and tubes from Germany, Russia, China
Speakers: USA, China
04-27-2011, 09:42 PM
Mostly USA. Even my Canadian guitar was made in Oxnard!
Also Mexico Japan and China.
04-27-2011, 09:50 PM
04-27-2011, 11:36 PM
2 usa guitars, 1 japanese guitar, 1 korean guitar
3 usa amps, 1 korean amp
so: 5 USA, 2 Korea, 1 japan
FWIW I like the japan and korean stuff just as much as the usa made stuff. You miss out if you discriminate
04-27-2011, 11:46 PM
Mississippi, Mexico, Nashville.
04-28-2011, 12:19 AM
04-28-2011, 02:07 AM
04-28-2011, 02:47 AM
Electrics: USA, USA and Indonesia/USA
Acoustics: Finland and Korea (I think?)
Amps: UK, UK and China
FX: USA x10, Taiwan x2, UK, Japan, Russia, Latvia, China (I think?), Korea, Finland x2 (DIY's)
...I'm probably forgetting something.
04-28-2011, 02:52 AM
Guitars: US, Japan
Amps: US, Denmark (custom build)
Effects: all over the place
04-28-2011, 06:35 AM
Guitars - USA
Amp - USA
Cabinet - UK
Pedals - USA, Taiwan
04-28-2011, 07:06 AM
Guitars from Japan, USA, and Mexico
Amp from USA
Pedals from USA, Canada, and Taiwan and Singapore? (Polytune)
04-28-2011, 07:17 AM
I dont know and dont give two shits...LOL
I buy what I like and can afford...
If I was to ONLY buy american I wouldnt be able to afford/justify playing guitar!
04-28-2011, 07:25 AM
Everything is from the USA... guitars, amps, pedals.
Oh, I guess I DO have one MIJ guitar, but I loaned it to a pal, never see it anymore... it's a solidbody nylon string Yamaha formerly owned by a friend who died of cancer. I bought it from his mother.
04-28-2011, 08:31 AM
both my amps and all my guitars are US and, I hope, always will be.
All my pedals are US except a Vox Wah from China
My POD HD 500 is from China.
04-29-2011, 02:31 AM
04-29-2011, 03:24 AM
Just wanted to add - I'm from a country with no guitar insustry to speak of so most everything here are imports. In that perspective, having any kind of national loyalty in choosing one's gear is about as futile as brand loyalty. All the big volume producers are businesses, and I highly doubt any of them have loyalties beyond the bottom line.
04-29-2011, 05:02 AM
Electrics: USA (6), China (2), Korea (1), Japan (2)
Acoustics: USA (1), Canada (1)
Classicals: Spain (2), USA (1)
Amps: USA (3), China (1)
04-29-2011, 06:14 AM
These posts have been interesting, thanks for taking part!
04-29-2011, 07:14 AM
My parents got me an acoustic when I was 8. When it came in it was an inch taller than me so they traded it to my mom's friend for a Silvertone (Sears) that was slightly shorter than me.
My first electric (Gibson Melody Maker) came from Nevilos Music (probably spelled wrong) in Galveston probably around 1964.
04-29-2011, 07:19 AM
Guitars: Canada (Godin, Seagull), USA (Tele "parts special"), Hippner classical, Germany (1968 Framus classical), Korea (A.X.L. SRO)
Amps: (USA) Ampeg and Peavey US-made Bandit transtube, Japan (1970s) Yamaha G-50 112
04-29-2011, 07:25 AM
All of my current gear was made in the US or Canada except for a practice amp and Boss looper. I'm sure some pedal casings and parts were made out of the North America though. I've got some British speakers but no British amps at the moment.
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