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TGP Census 2013

dnrohr

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
202
Very often when reading gear recommendation threads on TGP, I wish I knew more about the style, setup, etc of the player making the recommendation. I figured a survey like this is the best way to get recommendations on gear and a feeling for the people playing them.

Please fill in as many of the below as you can, and try to keep your answers brief so this thread doesn't get out of hand:

Favorite Guitar:
Favorite Amp:
Favorite Pedal:
Favorite Pickups:
Favorite Tone:
Favorite Player:
Favorite Genre:
Your Actual Tone:
Your Actual Influence:
Your Actual Genre:
Professional (Y/N):


Here is mine:

Favorite Guitar: 2006 Gibson Les Paul Std
Favorite Amp: SamAmp VAC 25
Favorite Pedal: Fuzz, but I don't typically use pedals
Favorite Pickups: Zhangbucker Pagey2
Favorite Tone: Led Zeppelin, BBC Sessions, Thank you
Favorite Player: Jimmy Page
Favorite Genre: Early 00's electronic and mid 70's Bowie/Eno
Your Actual Tone: Beach House, Zebra
Your Actual Influence: Peter Green
Your Actual Genre: Quiet Indie Rock
Professional (Y/N): No

:munch
 

SirGilmour

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
10,050
Favorite Guitar: Am Std Strat.
Favorite Amp: Bad Cat Cub II
Favorite Pedal: MXR Carbon Copy
Favorite Pickups:Seymour Duncan SSL1/SSL1/SSL5
Favorite Tone: David Gilmour live in Gdansk
Favorite Player: David Gilmour
Favorite Genre: Blues/Prog rock/blues
Your Actual Tone: Epic.
Your Actual Influence: Pink Floyd, SRV, Radiohead
Your Actual Genre: Wish I knew
Professional (Y/N): N
 

guitarsenal

Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
869
Favorite Guitar: Santa Cruz H13
Favorite Amp: Bruno Cowtipper 22
Favorite Pedal: OCD
Favorite Pickups: Ronin Foilbucker
Favorite Tone: Gary Louris on Hollywood Town Hall
Favorite Player: Keith Richards
Favorite Genre: Roots Rock
Your Actual Tone: Darkness on the Edge of Town
Your Actual Influence: Robbie Robertson
Your Actual Genre: Roots rock
Professional (Y/N): N
 

Stratoben127

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
4,788
Favorite Guitar: (Of what I own so far) 2005 Les Paul Standard Faded w/Wolfetone Pups
Favorite Amp: Germino Masonette 25
Favorite Pedal: Tie between Xotic EP Booster and Analogman Sunbender Mk1.5
Favorite Pickups: Custom Wolfetone PAF style set for 'buckers. CS69 for singles.
Favorite Tone: Overall, live Clapton with Cream but Duane Allman is probably tied
Favorite Player: Duane Allman
Favorite Genre: Psychedelic Rock/Southern Rock/Blues/Jam Bands/Occasional harder rock
Your Actual Tone: Smaller sounding combo of Duane, Early Clapton, Haynes, and Hendrix and Gilmour with a Strat.
Your Actual Influence: Hendrix, Cream-Clapton, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts
Your Actual Genre: Psychedelic/Folk Rock/Southern Rock/Jam Band/Ocassional harder rock (Sabbath)/Classic pop rock crap if I have to.
Professional (Y/N): No? It depends on what you consider professional.
 

prstang65

Member
Messages
259
Please fill in as many of the below as you can, and try to keep your answers brief so this thread doesn't get out of hand:

Favorite Guitar:Fender Strat (couple of them)
Favorite Amp: Fender Princeton
Favorite Pedal: Dod 250 (because tremolo is on the amp)
Favorite Pickups: Fender Custom shop 69's
Favorite Tone: Bluesy overdrive/ 70's rock tones/ Surfy spank/ and tremolo
Favorite Player: Peter Hayes, Britt Daniel
Favorite Genre: Surf, Spaghetti Western, Indie rock
Your Actual Tone: Depends on what I'm playing
Your Actual Influence: all over the place
Your Actual Genre: Indie rock
Professional (Y/N):N
 

padavis

Member
Messages
2,349
Favorite Guitar:
ES335 / G&L Legacy
Favorite Amp:
Just about anything Fender. Big time Deluxe Reverb type tone fan...
Favorite Pedal:
OCD
Favorite Pickups:
57 Classics, G&L Alnico Singles
Favorite Tone:
Country Clean with some power. Blackberry Smoke
Favorite Player:
Steve Wariner
Favorite Genre:
Country/Southern Rock/Bluegrass/P&W
Your Actual Tone:
Country Strat Clean
Your Actual Influence:
I'm not sure... My dad? My cousins and my dads old guitar player in their C&W Swing band.
Your Actual Genre:
Country/Country Rock/Southern Rock
Professional (Y/N):
Not even close...
 

snowblind56

Member
Messages
567
Favorite Guitar: Jackson USA Soloists
Favorite Amp: Engl Powerball
Favorite Pedal: N/A
Favorite Pickups: Motor City Pickups Afwayu
Favorite Tone: John Sykes
Favorite Player: Jason Becker
Favorite Genre: Classic Metal
Your Actual Tone: In your face presence and clarity
Your Actual Influence: Glenn Tipton and Greg Howe / other Fusion Shredders
Your Actual Genre: Speed Metal
Professional (Y/N): N
 

HP Hovercraft

Member
Messages
2,554
Favorite Guitar: Fender Jaguar
Favorite Amp: Fender Deluxe Reverb
Favorite Pedal: Fuzz, but I tend to use amp reverb and tremolo more than any pedals.
Favorite Pickups: My stock Bare Knuckles, I guess.
Favorite Tone: Surf tone
Favorite Player: See sig.
Favorite Genre: Indie Rock
Your Actual Tone: Clean
Your Actual Influence: See sig.
Your Actual Genre: Indie Rock
Professional (Y/N): As in make a living? No.
 

Steve Hotra

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
9,208
Favorite Guitar: Gibson 335 dot
Favorite Amp: Mesa Express 5:25
Favorite Pedal: Strymon Timeline
Favorite Pickups: PAF humbuckers and Filterons
Favorite Tone: slight overdrive
Favorite Player: Clapton
Favorite Genre: classic rock, folk rock
Your Actual Tone: country - Americana
Your Actual Influence: stills and young
Your Actual Genre: country, rock, Americana, P&W
Professional (Y/N): Y ( playing and teaching for a living)
 

SPROING!

Member
Messages
8,794
Favorite Guitar: Tough call. Probably a hollowbody.
Favorite Amp: Even tougher. Probably a tweed deluxe or similar.
Favorite Pedal: Slapback
Favorite Pickups: P90s
Favorite Tone: Too many to choose.
Favorite Player: Tossup...Page, Howe, Hedges
Favorite Genre: Roots rock/blues
Your Actual Tone: P90s into a tweed Fender.
Your Actual Influence: I have no idea.
Your Actual Genre: Singer/songwriter with an attitude.
Professional (Y/N): No. Not for a long time.
 

kracdown

Custom User Title
Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
5,978
Favorite Guitar: 2012 Gibson R7
Favorite Amp: Reeves Custom Jimmy
Favorite Pedal: Timmy
Favorite Pickups: Wolfetone Dr. V / Marshall A2
Favorite Tone: Jack White
Favorite Player: Jimmy Page
Favorite Genre: Alt/indie/blues/rock/jazz
Your Actual Tone: Something into a cranked Marshall sound or a clean/overdriven fender
Your Actual Influence: Jimmy Page, Josh Homme, Dan Auerbach, Jack White
Your Actual Genre: Alt/indie/blues/rock/jazz
Professional (Y/N): No
 

bettset

Member
Messages
4,269
Very often when reading gear recommendation threads on TGP, I wish I knew more about the style, setup, etc of the player making the recommendation. I figured a survey like this is the best way to get recommendations on gear and a feeling for the people playing them.

Please fill in as many of the below as you can, and try to keep your answers brief so this thread doesn't get out of hand:

Favorite Guitar:
Favorite Amp:
Favorite Pedal:
Favorite Pickups:
Favorite Tone:
Favorite Player:
Favorite Genre:
Your Actual Tone:
Your Actual Influence:
Your Actual Genre:
Professional (Y/N):


Here is mine:

Favorite Guitar: 2006 Gibson Les Paul Std
Favorite Amp: SamAmp VAC 25
Favorite Pedal: Fuzz, but I don't typically use pedals
Favorite Pickups: Zhangbucker Pagey2
Favorite Tone: Led Zeppelin, BBC Sessions, Thank you
Favorite Player: Jimmy Page
Favorite Genre: Early 00's electronic and mid 70's Bowie/Eno
Your Actual Tone: Beach House, Zebra
Your Actual Influence: Peter Green
Your Actual Genre: Quiet Indie Rock
Professional (Y/N): No

:munch
guitar: prs santana
amp: bludo
pedal: mjm 60's vibe
pickups: santana
tone: carlos
my tone: carlos
player: a blend.....hendrix, carlos, zep, townshend, davies
favorite genre: a blend.....gotta keep growing
actual genre: jam
influence: carlos, hendrix, evh, zep
professional: off/on.......haven't been recently

i like umprhey's mcgee, the allmans, skynyrd......heck i've mixed in rap like carlos has somewhat too. that's what i mean by blend
:munch
 

arem

Member
Messages
1,255
Favorite Guitar: Fender Esquire
Favorite Amp: HiWatt DR103
Favorite Pedal: DAM Meathead
Favorite Pickups: n/a
Favorite Tone: Live At Leeds
Favorite Player: Dr. Know (Bad Brains)
Favorite Genre: Punk/Hardcore
Your Actual Tone: Loud and Beery
Your Actual Influence: Greg Ginn/Brian Baker
Your Actual Genre: Punk/Hardcore
Professional (Y/N): I get paid some, but I spend more than I make
 

The Eristic

Member
Messages
1,770
Favorite Guitar: McInturff DRP ported Taurus
Favorite Amp: don't have one, use different ones depending on the situation, but my Carr Rambler and Goodsell Super 17 see a lot of use
Favorite Pedal: as above, but I do use my Cusack Screamer Fuzz and RC Booster more regularly than any others
Favorite Pickups: don't care
Favorite Tone: too many
Favorite Player: too many
Favorite Genre: unanswerable, it's all music
Your Actual Tone: usually pretty clean and stringy, but I try to dial up something appropriate for whatever I'm playing, unless I'm really, really bored and/or annoyed, in which case something entirely inappropriate
Your Actual Influence: everything I've ever heard
Your Actual Genre: whatever pays, usually; if you leave my to my own devices, I'll probably just try to discover horrible, entertaining noises or play early-to-mid 20th Century American musics
Professional (Y/N): Y
 

theruley

Member
Messages
2,171
Favorite Guitar: Les paul

Favorite Amp: Vox AC15

Favorite Pedal: Ibanez Tube screamer

Favorite Pickups: P90, or a low wind PAF

Favorite Tone: Mr. Paul Kossoff

Favorite Player: Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Mike Campbell

Favorite Genre: Blues

Your Actual Tone: I sound exactly like me

Your Actual Influence: Bonamassa, Drew Shirly, Mike Campbell

Your Actual Genre: praise and worship, blues

Professional (Y/N): no.
 

treeofpain

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
7,326
Favorite Guitar: vintage dot neck ES335
Favorite Amp: early 60's ac30
Favorite Pedal: right now it's the Caroline Kilobyte delay
Favorite Pickups: vintage long mag pafs
Favorite Tone: too many to pick one
Favorite Player: too many to pick one
Favorite Genre: rock in its various forms
Your Actual Tone: too many to pick one
Your Actual Influence: too many to pick one
Your Actual Genre: rock in its various forms
Professional (Y/N): Yes
 

RockDC

Member
Messages
1,470
Favorite Guitar: Paul Reed Smith SAS NF
Favorite Amp: Marshall JMP 2204
Favorite Pedal: BYOC Screamer or Line 6 M9
Favorite Pickups: PRS Dragon I
Favorite Tone: Jet's first album
Favorite Player: Keith Urban
Favorite Genre: Rock/Country
Your Actual Tone: Rock and Contemporary Christian Worship
Your Actual Influence: Keith Urban
Your Actual Genre: Country and Christian P&W
Professional (Y/N): Yes (side job/weekend gig, no longer full time)
 

moosewayne

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
5,998
Favorite Guitar: Hardtail Strat w/EMG DG-20
Favorite Amp: Mesa Mark V
Favorite Pedal: Eventide Space
Favorite Pickups: Lace Holy Grails
Favorite Tone: Husker Du Warehouse:Songs and Stories
Favorite Player: Mick Ronson
Favorite Genre: Late 80's-Early 90's Minneapolis Scene
Actual Tone: Loud Punk
Actual Influence: Bob Mould
Actual Genre: Loud Post Punk
Professional: No
 

Boundcustom

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
1,480
Favorite Guitar: A MIJ Tele I sold too long ago-I miss it.
Favorite Amp:Miller Columbia or Masco MU5
Favorite Pedal:Butler Tube Driver
Favorite Pickups:Wolftone Mean/Meaner
Favorite Tone:Huh?
Favorite Player:Steve Cropper
Favorite Genre:Sci Fi
Your Actual Tone:Huh?
Your Actual Influence:Fred from Dead Moon
Your Actual Genre:Fantasy
Professional (Y/N):I get paid sometimes.
 

Burruss

Member
Messages
198
Favorite Guitar: PRS Tremonti
Favorite Amp: Mesa Boogie Mark V
Favorite Pedal: Way Huge Green Rhino, Vox Time Machine
Favorite Pickups: Magnetic ones :p
Favorite Tone:Eric Johnson
Favorite Player: Eric Johnson
Favorite Genre: Rock (used as broadly as possible on purpose)
Your Actual Tone: Andy Timmons but more?
Your Actual Influence: Lot of Zakk Wylde, lot of EJ
Your Actual Genre: Rock.
Professional (Y/N): No
 




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