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What do you have that you absolutely love?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Magnets And Melodies, May 24, 2020.

  1. Magnets And Melodies

    Magnets And Melodies Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Pretty simple question yeah? Gear related obviously.

    What do you own that you love? Tell me about it.
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  2. bob-i

    bob-i Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Central NJ
    I love all my gear equally ;)

    If pushed, I’d say my 1962 Hammond A100, even though I can barely play the organ it’s a marvel of engineering, mechanical and electrical. When I got it 10 or so years ago it was 100% original, not a single part replaced. It had been purchased new by a church organist who used it as a practice organ. When she passed away her husband had an estate sale. He sold it to me for $100 provided I took care of moving it. Since then I’ve replaced a few parts, filter caps, reverb tank and one tube.

    next would be a Princeton reverb I built many years ago, with minor modifications. I adjusted the gain stages for more clean headroom, added a mid control and squeezed a 12” WGS Veteran into that little cab.

    finally, my 99 Epi Sheraton II. Lollar low wind imperials, RS pots, switch and caps. My go to guitar.
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  3. Presc

    Presc Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    A few of my favorite things...

    The soft V neck on my Danocaster. Perfect shape and aged/oiled finish. Can’t put it down.

    The OX4 PAF replicas in my Heritage 535 on full blast. Gigantic sound and loaded with overtones.

    The modulated delays from my Deluxe Memory Man. Adds a magical layer.
  4. Mejis

    Mejis Member

    Jan 17, 2015
    After years of gear trades I’ve got a few that I can’t see parting with anytime soon.

    1. My 89 Japanese Extrad Strat with Lace Golds. It just covers everything I need a guitar to cover; probably the most versatile guitar I’ve owned.

    2. My Komet KF50/Concorde. It’s such a beautiful piece of gear, and after having it for 3+ years now I’ve decided it’s about the perfect amp for me. It’s got headroom but isn’t deafening, it feeds back musically at will, and it can cop just about any genre with a pedal or two here and there.

    3. Prism Sound Atlas. This thing was a game changer for my recordings; if you’ve ever recorded and driven yourself crazy trying make it sound pro or “radio quality” - or spent ages tweaking mixes - this delivers right out of the gate. It’s hard to make it sound bad. Expensive for sure, but worth every penny if you’re serious into recording/production.

    Also, just listening to music through it is an experience; you hear everything. It’s like having bad vision and putting on glasses for the first time... but for your ears. Cheesy analogy, but that’s what came to mind the first time I plugged it in :)
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  5. David Garner

    David Garner Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yorkville, Georgia
    My Strat first and foremost. But also both my Les Pauls, my Oldfield Club D’Lux, and every pedal on this board.


    I also love my AC30 but I’m going to end up selling it because it’s way too loud and heavy to actually use.
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  6. FennRx

    FennRx Member

    Feb 3, 2010
  7. DeadLazy

    DeadLazy Member

    Apr 21, 2018
    My mom got me an acoustic when I was a kid that I’ve had for 25 years.

    my dad got me a Fender Strat that I picked out when I got my first gig. He told me he’d take me to get a guitar. Naturally, I reached for a cheaper MIM Fender. It’d get the job done. He said nope, get the one you want.

    I now have a backup American Strat and a PRS SE acting as an option and backup.

    I just don’t desire many guitars. I need backups but that’s it.

    I do love the Strat I got for myself but it’s not the same.
  8. Kurt L

    Kurt L Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Outer Austin, TX
    Pretty fond of my Gibson ES-390.
  9. metropolis_4

    metropolis_4 Member

    Dec 14, 2010
    My AxeFX III

    I think it is absolutely the best sounding thing I’ve ever owned for shaping the tone of a guitar. I like it better than any amp, pedal, or other digital device I’ve ever owned. And it’s so unbelievably versatile and useful.
  10. MrGuitarhack

    MrGuitarhack Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    West Coast
    I love my holy trinity of guitars. I've searched far and wide and found my three forever guitars. Love the way the play, sound, and look.

    2011 Gibson Les Paul R0

    2014 Fender Custom Shop 1964 Strat Reissue

    2015 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Custom Tele Reissue
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  11. shupe13

    shupe13 Member

    Nov 21, 2019
    My €pi Peter Frampton Phenix LP.
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  12. homeunit

    homeunit Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Vancouver, B.C
  13. Tony Done

    Tony Done Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Toowoomba, Australia
    I don't really get emotionally involved with my gear, but the frontrunner would be a '33 L-00 that I have had for about 28 years, and on which i have spent a lot getting it up to speed.
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  14. Lauri Vennonen

    Lauri Vennonen Member

    Apr 10, 2018
    Helsinki Finland
    My K-Line Texola, Marshall Astoria combo and matching cab, Sunface bc183, VFE Old School tremolo, DOD Rubberneck, Line6 DL4, Montreal Assembly CT5... With those I feel like me.
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  15. christophervolume

    christophervolume Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    All these have kept me going lately.

    Last edited: May 25, 2020
  16. MkIII Renegade

    MkIII Renegade Member

    Aug 25, 2017
    Hiding from Murder Hornets in Atlanta, GA
    I don't have a guitar or amp that I don't love, that's why I bought them.

    There isn't a day that goes by where I don't feel very thankful for deciding to pick up this warhammer:


    And I especially love it when paired with.....well really ANY guitar sounds GREAT through the Quad. :D

    Pedals may come and go more often as I experiment.
  17. BigDoug1053

    BigDoug1053 Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2005
    Northern Colorado
    Guitars, basses, synthesizers, accordions, and musical instruments!
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  18. stonem

    stonem Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Springfield Illinois
    My hardtail partscaster and my mark iic+. Both are irreplaceable.
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  19. Quarter Tone

    Quarter Tone Member

    Jan 28, 2020
    Pacific Northwest
    Yanagisawa A991 Sax
    Epi Dot Studio
    Fender Tele (new arrival)
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  20. Jabby92

    Jabby92 Member

    May 14, 2019
    My multi-watt Dual Rectifier is hands down the best gear I have purchased. I don't even use it exclusively for metal, but a huge range of tones. Even the clean sound is really great on it. The whole amp just has every sound I like and is very crunchy sounding. Even with a Tele I like the sounds I get. I think a lot of guys might write it off thinking its just a high gain metal box but it can actually do so many sounds and do them very well.

    The other stuff I like a lot is my older Gibson and also my Japanese made Fenders. They are always really fun to plug in and just feel 'right' every time.

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