The (tone) master plan... take II

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  1. mojocaster.com

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    You may recall - but probably not :) - that I posted a while ago about my personal tone master plan from the guitar perspective - i.e., not the amp or effects.

    Well, this is an update on that plan... we're getting close!

    There is a method to my madness, btw. As previously posted, I am trying to acquire guitars that fit the tonal needs/wants that I have, and I try to stick to American luthiers.

    I needed the following:

    2XHBs --> David Thomas McNaught Single Cut Jr.

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    P90s --> Tom Anderson Cobra T Special

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    Tele SC/SC --> Trussart Deluxe Steelcaster

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    Tele SC/P90 --> Scott Lentz HSL

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    Tele SC/TV Jones --> Crook T-style

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    Tele SC/MHB --> Vinetto Legato

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    Strat S/S/S --> Fender SRV strat

    Still to do:

    Acquire a 335-style. As mentioned above, I want either a Collings I-35 or a SoCo.

    Acquire a Lentz SSL in Roundup Orange. To replace the SRV strat, which I will always own because my wife bought it for me.

    Then off to acoustic guitars, I suppose ;)
     
  2. Lewkk

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    Tone is in the finger's not the guitar collection :drink
    What amps do you have for them?
    Dibs on that Trussart too
     
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    Go for it mojo! Will there be gear reviews for each one?
     
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    1. Tone is in all aspects of the chain in my opinion. It may reside more in one element than another, but realistically, each element influences tone.
    2. Amps: Dr Z Carmen Ghia and Dr Z Mini Z... at the moment. Looking to add a Swart and a Dr Z Maz 18.
    3. Dibs are a funny thing :)
    4. Yes, I plan on having reviews for all of them. I can't wait!
     
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    There's a DR.Z dealer near me I really should pop down and check em out, the Ghia looks great fun
     
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    I love my Ghia. Brad Paisley said it best: that's an amp that's unable to produce a bad tone :)
     
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    Wait till I get my mits on it :rotflmao
     
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    Mojocaster: about acoustics and sticking with American luthiers: I played a Kelday at Fine Acoustics in Westminster, MD. I have never heard such a glorius sound and I'm not even interested in acoustics. I still dream about the sound of that guitar. Kelday is Scottish. And there's also Ted Thompson in Vancouver, BC.
     
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    That's good to know! Thanks for the info :)
     
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    Mojocaster.....whatever job you are doing, clearly, I need to be doing it too.
     
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    I work 70-hour weeks... still interested? :)
     
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    I had a P90 Cobra like that once, except with just 2 pickups. That was a great guitar. I should get another someday.
     

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