Hand me a guitar, I’ll play it

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by swampstomper, Aug 13, 2019 at 8:33 PM.

  1. swampstomper

    swampstomper Member

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    Revelation: As much as I’ve learned reading TGP (and I’ve learned a lot) I’ve come to realize that I’m actually not as picky about guitars and amps as I thought I was. I’ll play a strat. I’ll play a tele. I’ll play a Marshall. I’ll play a Fender. It doesn’t really matter that much. What matters is to play whatever you got or is handed to you to the best of your ability. That should be enough.
     
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    For me different guitars bring out different things in my playing. On a jazz hollow body I don’t play the same way as a Strat with a Tremolo. So I’m the opposite, I’m very picky and want a certain feel for certain types of playing.
     
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    I agree that different guitars will make you play differently. That’s not a bad thing in my opinion.
     
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    You need to make friends with other guitar players.
     
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    If it's left handed then hand it to me !
     
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    I'll play just about 'anything' but I'd rather play something specific if given the choice.
     
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    Call me picky but if the setup’s trash then I’m not going to waste my time.
     
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    Or your friends need hands.
     
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    I'm with you SS - I just like guitars. I enjoy letting different guitars lead me to play different ways. Sometimes the limitations of some of them make you do something differently enough to open another door. Sometimes the combinations you find are magic, and sometimes the problems lead me to lay a guitar down pretty quickly, but I always enjoy that period of discovery.
     
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    I wish I was not picky, but I'm real picky about action. Something about too tense strings / too high action just hinders my playing. I might be a bad player.

    I'm not picky about gear / tone. Anything is fine, I know how to coax my sound out of anything.
     
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    I will say that if I have a specific job to do I try to pick the right tool, so I probably wouldn't enjoy trying to, for example, use a jazz box in a metal band.
     
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    I'm the same way. Hand it to me, I'll play it.
     
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    I'll play whatever is available & have. Most often a backline amp.
    I still purchase something I prefer rather than the closest thing or cheapest thing I can grab at a store
     
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    One million points for "Wangcaster." I'm dyin' here! :D
     
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    I hand these to you, good sirs.

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    I'll play anything if I'm in a pinch or in a situation where I don't have access to my gear like an impromptu jam, no problem.

    But I'm also picky when it comes to my own rig. Guitar is my biggest passion, I'm not going to settle for mediocre instruments.
     
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    The setup definitely matters more than the name on the headstock, the type of pickup, the bridge, and the scale length.

    Also, such a fantastic user name! Bravo.
     
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