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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by xjojox, Jul 9, 2013.
I have a Frontman 212R
Rio Grande and Dimarzio Pickups
I gigged a Crate vintage 30 a few weeks ago, as I was too lazy to lug my Bogner head/cab out.
Cheap Radio Shack cables (I think these actually sound pretty good)
Much of my equipment would be "TGP approved", but I do have some unsung heros in my arsenal:
Quilter MicroPro 200 (Not TGP yet, although if word gets out, it may be eventually)
1980's parts Tele
Korean Reverend JS390
EBMM Albert Lee and Luke III
EBMM Indonesian Sterling bass
Baby Taylor acoustic
Roland Cube 80XL - and a Cube 60 before that
Incidentally, I have owned neither a Gibson nor Fender in many years.
Ok I'll play.....
Won't show what's in back, I might get disqualified. Love the low vol clean tones I get and takes pedals and preamps really well. No mods just speaker and tube upgrades.
Strong work my friends! Keep it coming!
(And for those getting bent out of shape... we're just poking a bit of fun at ourselves here).
And now for total banishment:
I have not used a pedal other than a wah in front of an amp for more than 25 years. I did have a Scholz half-rack compressor that I used as a front-end boost in one of my 80's racks... I threw it in there to fill up the empty half-rack space next to my midi octopus. I gotta say, that thing slamming the front end of the clean or grit channels of my Mesa Quad sounded pretty amazing. But it wasn't on the floor so it doesn't count as a pedal! Oh, and the Mesa Quad was powered by a Mosvalve poweramp cuz I couldn't afford a Mesa poweramp buying the Quad.
And even in my last rack before the Axe FX took over, Mesa triaxis, customized Mesa 50/50, TC FX, proteus 2000 synth module, high end wireless, etc.... I used beat up pawnshop digitech ips-33 harmonizers that I programmed to the right key and switched in and out with a plastic boss interrupt switch. I had a few of them, paid no more than $90 each (at least one from venerable Krazy Kat music in San Antonio, the most un-TGP shop in the universe) and if one blew up I'd throw a different one in the rack and bang the other against the wall till it worked again, which it always eventually would. Beat the hell out of splurging on an Eventide, and they worked fine.
solid state randall
While I have a couple of "TGP approved" amps, my everyday play/practice amp is a UniValve, oh, and not one single pedal of any kind/shape/form.
Argh! Can't...keep....my fingers...from bagging...on this....amp!
I'm sorry, but these things are just terrible!
Oh, I feel a little better now.
Sorry. I read through a lot of this thread, but these Frontman things just stick in my craw sideways.
Best $3 I ever spent on a used pedal.
OK, I'll play.
Of the 6 pedals on my board, 2 are Boss, and they're all powered by a lowly 1-Spot. And no Altoids can on the board!
Acoustic is a $200 Ashton - Aussie brand, made in China. Oh, and after filing 1mm off the saddle, it plays like butter, so I bought a $100 DiMarzio soundhole pick-up for it.
This surely puts any doubts to rest and confirms a total lack TGP street cred.
A solid state Carvin amp, because it was left to me by my late best friend.
Digitech GNX3, just because I can't afford thousands of dollars in pedals and I need modeling due to my solid state Carvin amp.
I know. I'm banished.
How about equipment omission?
I have no pedal board..
Boss and Digitech. No pedalboard. A Chinese Proco Rat with the RONG CHIP.
How's that Agile with the 36ths working out? I've got one coming in September and my plan is to put my pair of 36ths in it.
My pedal board has become decidedly non TGP approved. I have a Boss DD-3, an MXR Phase 90 (just the plain model) and a regular Crybaby (sounds just as good as expensive wahs for the most part). That's all the pedals I use except a Turbo Tuner (which I guess is TGP approved).
I have an
- epi dot studio (though admittedly the pickup upgrade is probably tgp approved)
- an epi wildkat. Mostly stock.
They are what keep me from getting too into the hype. I inherited a popular guitar worth ten times as much and it really doesn't sound as good.
Have an ibanez acoustic. Solid mahogany top, compensated bridge, **** it sounds great
Many of my pedals are pretty corksniffery, but its really more for a somewhat unusual low gain but with harmonics sound rather than disdain for cheaper pedals or multifx.
Lol! Me too, but my main trombone is an Edwards...
I have a stable of American Standard Strats. Not Teles, not CS built Strats, not made by a boutique Strat builder, just your garden variety off-the-shelf USA production Strats. Love 'em to death, and I probably always will.
My at-home practice rig is totally non-TGP approved. Squire affinity strat w/dimarzio pickups --> stock DS-1 --> Harmony H400.