Country guitarist rig thread......

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by therhodeo, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. therhodeo

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    What are you using and what type of country are you playing? I'm looking for some insight as to what alot of the modern country guys are using.
     
  2. sandman

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    Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?
     
  3. JumpMarine

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    I'll be watching this thread closely as that's where I seem to be heading with my playing as of late. LOL, "Are you sure Hank done it this way?" is one I'm doing right now!
     
  4. CWFurst

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    This is going to be great! I do love me some country.
     
  5. therhodeo

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    Ross Phaser FTW!
     
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    Playing everything from modern to classic country with some alt-country and southern rock thrown in from time to time. Usually I'm using a Dr Z Maz Jr head with either a 1x12 (g12h30) or 2x10 Z cab. If necessary I use a Z Stang Ray w/2x12 cab. I can mix and match if the situation call for it. For guitars it's an Anderson Hollow T for 80% of the material and a Hollow Standard for the rest. For effects it's a Barber Tone Press, OCD, RC Booster, (maybe a ChoralFlange), Supra-Trem, DM-2 and DD-2.
     
  7. stucker

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    I play lots of '90s country, new radio and classic country as well as some southern and classic rock. For guitars I use a Don Grosh Tele and Strat and a '64 ES-335.

    I use a Fender Twin almost exclusively. I usually pull 2 of the 6L6s for smaller gigs. For effects I have a "script" Dynacomp, RC Booster, Nobles ODR-1, Timmy, Boss CE-2 Chorus, Demeter Tremulator, Electra Analog Delay, Ernie Ball volume pedal and a Boss Dynamic Wah.
     
  8. paulgroove82

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    You know, I end up using more pedals on modeern country gigs than most others, but here are the staples (without the givens)...

    Tele or SG > Phoenix Custom Electronics Cream Tangerine (comp) or Dynacomp (if it's super pop) > Burriss Boostiest (clean boost always on for that twangy, hairy tone) > OCD > Original Rat (if necessary) > SupaTrem > AD9 (set long for swells) . DD20 (Memory Man-ish, Slapback or or dotted 8th) > Dr Z Mazerati head > either 1x12 or 4x12 cab

    I know that's a lot, but seriously, it's become more like playing pop than anything I could get away with on a comp, overdrive and delay and comfortably cop a record...
     
  9. Jeffj

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    tele
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    64 Princeton non-verb
    TU-2 tuner, CS-2 compressor, DM-2 analog delay, Timmy, Fulldrive, Supa-Trem, Bad Bob clean boost
     
  10. stucker

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    Many will disagree with me but I like a compressor for any style of music I play; rock, R&B, Jazz, and country. I don't use it to squash my notes, just more as a buffer and to push the input of my amp. I keep it on all the time and use my volume pedal after it if I need to make any major volume changes.
     
  11. Todd Lynch

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    Same thing I use for pop gigs; however, I could easily get by with a comp, a TS-type and a delay.
     
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    Ditto.

    Those three pedals, a Fender guitar, and a Fender amp can cover a lot of country material.
     
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    Right now I'm playing some modern country with a group I'm in at college. I usually use my PRS SCT, though occasionally I use my modded Strat. I've got a couple different ODs I use depending on how much is called for, and then I use reverb and delay occasionally. I have a volume pedal but haven't really used it for that stuff yet though. I've been able to get by without a compressor for a little while now, but I'll probably be picking one up in the next month.
     
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    You MUST try out a Guyatone ST-2 compressor. I sold my Keeley after I got Guyatone... like it better than any compressor I've ever tried
     
  15. todd richman

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    This should be an interesting thread. It will be cool to compare it to the Alt-Country Club thread. Remember that a lot of new country players, especially the Nashville session guys rely on complex rack systems to attain almost any sound imaginable-this kinda started with guys like Dan Huff.
     
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    Yeah I love the Alt C thread but alot of the tones used in the 2 genres have nothing in common.
     
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    Bump for more input.
     
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    I'm playing mostly old-style 60's and 70's country (i.e. Haggard, Cash, Jennings, Owens, etc.) plus some originals that are traditional but have a bit more of a modern vibe.

    The heart of my signature country tone is my Tremulator and Jacques Prisioner Delay (set to a slapback setting). These are on 90% of the time.

    I've also started using my Analogman Bi-Comprosser (Ross + Orange Squeezer compressors) more often, and use a Mad Professor Little Green Wonder for distorted tones.

    Also have my Ibanez BC-9 chorus for the some of the 70's style stuff.

    As for guitars, it's either my Koll Telecaster or Heatley Tradition.

    Ampwise, I'm mostly using my Stephenson 30 watt combo on a fairly clean setting. I also have a Swart AST that I use from time to time.

    My acoustic rig is an older Gibson Starburst -> Boss Tuner -> Stephenson Fix My Duck pedal -> board.
     
  19. jcoggins7

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    I just got a Teese FK-1 for my compression needs this summer.
     
  20. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for

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    An acoustic guitar. I'm backwards that way.

    Also, a Sho-Bud pedal steel. I'm backwards that way, too.
     

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