Take the GC Rig Challenge

smilefan

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A conversation last night with a friend who is an
actively touring player produced the following
accusation:

You are dependant/addicted to "boutique" gear and you
couldn't be happy making music with just Guitar Center gear.

So here is the challenge. Create yourself a rig using only
pieces available for retail sale at your local GC (or Sam Ash,
etc.), if you can.

Mine:

'54 Gibson Les Paul Custom RI
'60 Gibson Historic Les Paul
'57 Fender Low Power Twin RI
65' Fender Twin Reverb RI
Fulltone TTE
Fulltone '69 pedal
Fulltone Fatboost
Fulltone FDII

Monster cables for guitar, George L's for FX.

Your turn.
 

Jimmydeez

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PRS SAS --> Mesa Dual Rec 3 channel --> Mesa 2x12 cab

I could live with that.
 

raz

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Originally posted by smilefan
'54 Gibson Les Paul Custom RI
'60 Gibson Historic Les Paul
'57 Fender Low Power Twin RI
65' Fender Twin Reverb RI
Fulltone TTE
Fulltone '69 pedal
Fulltone Fatboost
Fulltone FDII

Monster cables for guitar, George L's for FX.

Your turn.
Drop the Lesters, substitute an EJ Strat and a 62 RI Tele.
Drop the '57 Twin, substitute a Marshall 18 Watt Handwired
Drop the '69, substitute a DejaVibe
Drop the Monsters and substitute Planet Waves
Add an EB VPJr and a Clyde

:AOK

R
A
Z
 
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skiraly017

Fender CS Nocaster Relic
Fender Tweed Twin Reissue
Ibanez TS-7 Tone Lok Tube Screamer

Not too far off from my rig now.
 

GAT

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Epiphone LP into a POD

I think I'm getting a quesy feeling in my stomach...gotta go and look at my boutique gear! :eek:
 

SteveVHT

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EBMM Steve Morse
VHT UL and CLX w four 4x12's
VHT GP3 and 2/90/2
TC G Force
Eventide Eclipse



ahhhh nevermind...
I already have all that..
Steve
 

RGN

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Dallas Guitar Center on Central... (no joke, they carry this stuff)

Charvel San Dimas w/ 2 humbuckers and a Floyd
Diezel Herbert Head
Diezel 4X12 Cab
Keelley Compressor
Fulltone FD2
Fulltone Cydle Deluxe Wah
T.C. Electronics G-Force

:dude
 

angelo

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Easy. We ALL spend more on gear than we need to.

Cheap

MIM Strat
PRS SE 22
A few pedals
Hot Rod DeVille



or...



Not so Cheap

EJ Strat
PRS McCarty
A few Pedals
Boogie Lonestar Special
 

big mike

Cathode biased
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PRS CU22
Fender Mexi Tele
Fender Bassman Ltd
Or
Marshall 1987x into 1936 cab

Bad monkey,Tuner, Dunlop Wah

Cables.

Done.
 

Leonc

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I'm sure I could come up with many, many rigs that would work great. Here's one

Fender Fat Strat or American Std Tele or Gibson LP Std
Line 6 Crunchtone
Line 6 DL4 or Echo Park
Fender Hot Rod Deville

The really difficult question, however, is could I stand being in GC long enough to buy this with cash. :confused:
 

LSchefman

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Why would this friend of yours give a rat's ass about your choice of gear in the first place?

It's none of his ******* business what YOU choose to play, is it?

Incidentally, I regularly sub in a touring band (they just opened for the Black Crowes) with a bunch of great players, and all of us use boutique gear.

Your friend is a busybody. Then again, I'm a busybody for sticking my nose in. Haha! ;)
 

Antero

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Gretsch Country Classic...
and a Fender Jazzmaster, and '72 Telecaster Custom if I'm feeling greedy.

Annnnd how about a JCM800.
 

aleclee

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Originally posted by LSchefman
Why would this friend of yours give a rat's ass about your choice of gear in the first place?

It's none of his ******* business what YOU choose to play, is it?

Incidentally, I regularly sub in a touring band (they just opened for the Black Crowes) with a bunch of great players, and all of us use boutique gear.
:dude :dude :dude

I could put together a useable rig from GC stock but I've never been into Fender/Gibson/Marshall stuff. Ever.

It's not so much about being booteek as it is finding something more interesting and personal than what the masses are playing.
 

monstermike

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Fender Robert Cray or Jimmie Vaughan Strat
Fender Pro Junior
Electro Harmonix 12AY7 for first preamp slot
One cable - preferably on the cheaper side

And you'd get something very close to my real gigging rig for about a grand.

Dig it. It's a good time to be a guitarist.

M
 

Den

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Originally posted by raz
Drop the Lesters, substitute an EJ Strat and a 62 RI Tele.
Drop the '57 Twin, substitute a Marshall 18 Watt Handwired
Drop the '69, substitute a DejaVibe
Drop the Monsters and substitute Planet Waves
Add an EB VPJr and a Clyde

:AOK

R
A
Z
+1 ... If I HAD to build a GC rig, I'd do something almost exactly like you Raz. Only difference ... I think I'd add a Deluxe Reverb to A/B/Y with the Marshall.

Another possibility, if it was available on special order, I'd like to add a Gibson Johnny A, since I love the one I have right now!
 
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Lester Classic
Gretsch Brian Setzer
American Strat

Marshall 2203 full stack w/one greenbacks and one standard 1960.
A/B switch
Vox AC30CC w/additional 2x12 (wharfedales on combo, blues on external)

Line6 Delay modeler
ts9 reish
EH Small Clone Chorus
Lexicon Verb
Furman Power conditioner
VOX Wah

Just for a start.
 

dzeitlin

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A LOT of my gear came from GC, so this one is easy.

Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special 1X12
VHT Pitbull 45 1X12 (some GCs carry VHT)
Gibson '60 Custom Authentic Les Paul
62AV RI Strat
Anderson hollow Drop Top (got it used at GC)
 

Baba

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Easy for me,

PRS Custom 24
Marshall DSL 50/100 into Marshall 4x12
or
Mesa Boogie Dual or Trip Rec into Boogie 4x12
BOSS DD-3 delay pedal
Korg DT-10 tuner
Steve Vai Bad Horsie II wah
Any brand cables.

A lot of that is what I currently use!
 

rooster

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Dunno. None of my gear came from GC, nor will it. Now ask me to build a rig from Cave Creek Guitars or Noteworks, and maybe I can do that...

rooster.
 

LilSteve

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Originally posted by RGN
Dallas Guitar Center on Central... (no joke, they carry this stuff)

Charvel San Dimas w/ 2 humbuckers and a Floyd
Diezel Herbert Head
Diezel 4X12 Cab
Keelley Compressor
Fulltone FD2
Fulltone Cydle Deluxe Wah
T.C. Electronics G-Force

:dude
RGN, FYI both GC in Arlington and 635 carry Keely now. The 635 had Dr. Z and a Bogner...
 




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