Do you have gear secrets you won't share with us?

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  1. doc

    doc Member

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    I've discovered several cool things about gear and playing and developed or learned about mods, combinations of gear, techniques, and just general helpful concepts through the years, some of which I learned by reading here. I'm not sure a lot of them are widely useful, but I've noticed even though I tend to share pretty freely here in threads where it seems appropriate, sometimes I hesitate a bit. There are several reasons to hold back - sometimes its gear that I've found that is in limited supply and I don't want competition to buy those things, sometimes its stuff that has probably limited usefulness to anyone but me, sometimes I have the delusion that its something that I can work with to define my own style I don't want preempted. Whatever. I'm guessing there are others on here that are even more reticent with "trade secrets". Feel free to either spill the beans in this thread or just confirm that you have aces up your sleeve you plan to keep to yourself.
     
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    ………..…. , …………….
     
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    I wear a pink thong and have clothespins on my nipples to achieve the proper guitar face.
     
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    ducker 1 Member

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    exactly
     
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    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    I always do 4 things to every guitar I own. I do 5 things to every amp I've owned.
     
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    Liar....everyone knows the clothespins aren't on your nipples.
     
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  8. rhinocaster

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    The simple truth is that people won't believe or find any of your 'secrets' valuable.....
     
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    I do and have shared but was not satisfied with the response (likeses, members quoting my wisdom and lavishing praise)

    So I stopped. :dunno
     
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    Yep, casting pearls before swine. Experts always hail from a distant land anyway, and are never close at hand.
     
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    ahh... no.
    Secrets to share, you betcha!
    "Simple Theory is your friend. Learn it. Know it. Then, use "it"."
    :munch
     
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    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    And besides that so much of this is a specific moment....a certain memory of a great night....it's smoke and mirrors as much as it is information that could help anyone else in any reliable way.
     
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    My secret is I use deodorant. Going to a gig, rehearsal or practice deodorant increases the respect others show me. I’m not giving up the brand or scent, only that it’s manly.
     
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    I do, but if I share them you’ll end up being as s#!tty of a player as me.
     
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    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    The first rule of guitar club is...
     
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    I slip a piece of flexible tubing or wire insulation onto the Bigsby string spindle to hold the new
    string ball end in place when installing on a Gretsch.
     
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    Sure do. I have really bad technique and play really hard, which is inefficient with my movement. So my gear choices are things that work well with that because I’m not going to do the work to change it.
     
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    There are still a FEW vintage amps, speakers and pickups that are available on the cheap. No need to disclose those...
     
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    Yes I do, but I would have to silence those I revealed them to. So, I won't. ;)
     
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