Change your Entire Rig?.......anyone here do that?

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  1. 2HBStrat

    2HBStrat Member

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    I'm considering changing my entire gigging rig....out of boredom more than anything.....different guitar, amp, and pedalboard.....all at one time just to shake things up. Anyone here do that? If so, how did it work out?
     
  2. RLD

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    去過也做過
    做吧!
     
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  3. Neenja

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    Perhaps just take something out that you defend on or add something weird to it. Maybe a looper. Learning to work with it can work wonders to your overall playing.
     
  4. TubeStack

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    I’ve changed amp (+brand: Marshall to Mesa), but kept the same guitar and pedalboard.

    So, no. Largely because I love my #1 guitar so much.
     
  5. 8len8

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    Do it all the time.
     
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    It’s “situationally dependent”.
     
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  7. iGouger

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    I changed over my rig completely. A couple of months ago I went from using a Heritage H150 as my #1, going through a clean Fender and using a fairly extensive pedalboard -- to -- using an SG through a high-gain 6505+. The only pedals I'm using now are a TS9 to push the amp and a Silencer in the loop. I couldn't be happier with my current setup. Full-disclosure: I did change bands... went from a classic rock cover band to an all-original metal band.

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  8. 27sauce

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    Once in a while. Generally a Gibson/6l6/Fuzz/OD guy, I had a phase of about 2 years where I played a strat, EL84/34 amps, and minimal pedals.

    I’ll use all kinds of guitars and pedals. But I really spend most of the time in Fender amp territory.
     
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    In the 1990's, I switched from a 2-ch combo amp to a full on rack system. Got tired of hauling all that around, so I went to a Deville. I'm currently using a DRRI with a few pedals, and am very happy. I never have to turn up up past 4, and the heavy lifting is done by the PA.
     
  10. FenderBigot

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    Yep! This Fender only fan boy just got a Gibson. :D
     
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    I always think about getting a Super Strat and a Mesa Boogie and going all Hard Rock/Metal - but I'll need to change my personality which fits really well with Blues music...
     
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  13. tonegangster

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    "Gear subject to change at any moment"
     
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    I couldnt have said it better
     
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    Yeah, every gig is different.
     
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    all at the exact same time no but over the course of a few months yes. a little over 5 years ago i decided to shake things up and put some real effort into a rig that would last for the long run. i dumped most of my guitars, my amps and most of my pedals and then went for some well researched items to make up my current set up. both of my main guitars were bought on the same day (never did that before). got a Peavey Valveking for a good price and my main amp a Peavey Ultra 2x12 within a couple of months of each other. bought 3 overdrives, a new delay and a new phaser and then i was done. had the same setup since with no new purchases. granted not a total overhaul but fairly close.
     
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  17. chandra

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    Try the phaser before dirt? Or keep it out of the FX loop entirely.

    I'm thinking of an entirely new setup for a new project for 2019. Purposely going to use a whole new rig to challenge myself and my playing. My current rig tho? I could only add to it, never replace.
     
  18. ant_riv

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    As a few have mentioned, it is entirely situational for me.
    I have a clean-ish perspective for some things.
    I have a rock, crunch-ish perspective for other things.
    And occasionally, I’ll bring out the high-gain stuff, because I can.

    It all depends on what will please the man writing the check.
     
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    In the process of doing so right now. Was feeling very uninspired, so i've taken a break from playing and sold most of my gear. When the summer is over i'll start shopping.
     
  20. JiveTurkey

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    Is this a trick question?
     
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