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Gear Minimalists: What is your Setup?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Black Coffee, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Black Coffee

    Black Coffee Member

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    I realize this site is for gear collectors, but I'm curious if anyone else likes to keep it simple.

    I have a mid-90s Ibanez RG style 7 string guitar. Not a fan of Korn or any of those bands that popularized 7 strings, but I like having the extra low string. I can switch from country to death metal without re-tuning.

    I plug it into a late 80's Boss ME-5. I have a Bad Monkey to boost it for heavier stuff, as the built in distortion is a very dated 80's commercial rock sound.

    I record on a 2004 PowerBook with Emagic Logic.
     
  2. Peteyvee

    Peteyvee Premium Platinum Member

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    When I'm feeling that it's usually Les Paul>patch cord>1969 Marshall 50 watter w/4X12 or Marshall BBRI...
    I also played quite a few gigs with Les Paul>patch cord> '66 Super Reverb...
     
  3. RhytmEarl

    RhytmEarl Member

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    When I go out to a jam I take my minimum setup.

    Guitar, Tuner (either headstock or floor), OD pedal, Echo, Combo Amp.

    The pedals vary, the guitar is usually a 335 or Les Paul, and the amp is almost always my Magic Z-1. It's just the right volume.

    The Z-1 has "tremble" if I need it.
     
  4. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

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    I used to be in a band that performed old time gospel with 4 part harmonies. Didn't perform very often, once per quarter or so at a couple of theaters.

    Nash tele into a Lil Dawgs 5E3. Might use a bit of an Emma compression or a touch of Keeley Fuzzhead.
     
  5. RhytmEarl

    RhytmEarl Member

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    A Tele into a Deluxe is a pretty classic setup.
     
  6. jimmyj

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    For most gigs I just bring my '55ri thinskin Tele, Top Hat Club Royale, and Marshall Bluesbreaker II pedal.

    I have a Hall of Fame reverb pedal that don't even hook up if the room is reasonably 'live'.
     
  7. jrjones

    jrjones Supporting Member

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    I could take my strat and dc30 and be smiling all night.
     
  8. hellbender

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    64 Epi Casino
    POD

    I Feel Fine.
     
  9. amstrtatnut

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    I play air guitar, sometimes accompanied by spoons.
     
  10. sleewell

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    guitar, amp, 412 and 3 or 4 pedals.
     
  11. Patrick Ginnaty

    Patrick Ginnaty Member

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    R8-> Alamo 2-6V6 2x10, or R8->FD2->Super Reverb.
     
  12. Sean French

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    DC McCarty- 70's Cry Baby- AF V1 Boost- Marshall JMP 2204- 212 Glaswerks Cab w/1265 speakers.

    Tele- 70's Cry Baby- FD 2 Mosfet OD - AF V1 Boost- Vibrolux Reverb.
     
  13. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    SG standard, mid 90s I think, into a Budda SD30. Right now just a 1x12 with a V30.
    I keep coming back to that SG.
     
  14. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    Regular club gigging house band back in 80's -early 90's was a 79 SG>dyna comp and/ or morley wah> Musicman 210-65 RP

    After that, American Strat/MIM Tele/ Ric 360/12 >no pedal> '69 Silver Face bandmaster TL head and cab...

    small venue, swap out Bandmaster with '65 Fender Princeton reverb.
     
  15. oldtelefart

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    Fernandes Tele w/Bardens - comp/TS9/rev/delay pedals - Cube 60 for duo, Boogie SOB for band.
    Easy carry, 5-minute set-up.
    Total cost: less than you'd pay for a good 335.
     
  16. treedroppings

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    :sarcasm

    '59 lp into a Dumble. So simple yet so TGP
     
  17. MartinPiana

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    So you guys don't take a tuner? Or is that assumed?
     
  18. The Illustrated Bassist

    The Illustrated Bassist Member

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    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Tele, I have 5 pedals on my mini board but I use the delay and chorus the most.
     
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    4 pedals-1 is a tuner
     
  20. michael.e

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    I have evolved to the point where I stand there and hum. At special gigs, I will think with my back to the audience.
     

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