What type of guitar owner are you?

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What type of guitar owner are you?

  1. The Tom Morello: You own (or want) one or two workhorse guitars, and you're good with that.

    245 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. The Tim Pierce: You own (or want) a variety of guitars, so you're prepared for anything.

    398 vote(s)
    52.6%
  3. The John 5: You have one kind of guitar you like, and you own (or want) a sh*tload of them.

    52 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. The Joe Bonamassa: You indiscriminately buy everything.

    62 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. theRagman

    theRagman Gold Supporting Member

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    I thought this might be fun to ask, since I've watched my own predilections change over the years. For a long time I wanted to be the Tim Pierce (aka The Session Guy), but I slowly realized I only gravitate to a couple of different sounds and the rest don't suit me. These days, I'm aspiring be the Tom Morello. I do have a couple of guitars that have sentimental value but I don't play much, so I'm not sure I'm willing to get the collection down below five (counting the acoustic, of course).

    (Poll options are somewhat tongue-in-cheek, obviously. I doubt, for example, that Joe B. "indiscriiminately" buys everything, but it was funnier written that way.)
     
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  2. caledoneus

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    a Pierce here... I like to have options...
     
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  3. Scary Uncle G.

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    I’m not sure where I fit here. I tend to like Gibson style guitars with 2 hum buckets and most of my electrics are Les Pauls and ES-335s, except for the Firebird and the Special with P90s. So that’s kind of the John 5 pattern.

    But now we have to also consider the 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, the bass and the mandolin, so I have no idea how to answer this.
     
  4. Multicellular

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    Biggest fan of Morello of those so that’s a good hint I should be a Morello but I’m a Pierce.
     
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    I've been a Pierce-type of player most of my life, but I would re-name it a Tedesco-type player, as Tommy was, and still is a big influence on how I think and play, especially when I was doing session work back in the day.

    I've tried a lot of different guitars and companies to make sure I was happy playing what I was playing. In the end I came back to the four basic food groups of guitars and added, for seasoning, the guitar in my avatar, which is a personal design I had done when I was endorsed. It is just different enough from the basic four food groups.
     
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    I’m a hoarder.
    My name is ant_riv.
    I have a problem ...
     
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    Tim Pierce-ish tendencies, although I think I have 5 teles.
     
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    2-3 electrics, 1 acoustic is all I can handle. Morello reality with Bonamassa flipping habits.
     
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    I’ve got a nice Strat, Tele, Les Paul and an entry level PRS. Those plus a nice Martin OM are more than I have time to play, so that's actually stopped my GAS (at least for now).
     
  10. theRagman

    theRagman Gold Supporting Member

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    This is genius. :)
     
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  11. theRagman

    theRagman Gold Supporting Member

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    I gotta ask... In your mind, what are the four basic food groups?
     
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  12. theRagman

    theRagman Gold Supporting Member

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    Ah, well. Life rarely conforms to perfect categories. :) I left the bass, the acoustic, and the synth stuff (dear God) out of my self-assessment.
     
  13. C-4

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    Tele, Strat, Les Paul, and 335.
     
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    Ah, 335 was the one I wasn’t sure about. Thanks!
     
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  15. Bossanova

    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    It’d be funny to come up with more types:

    The Malcolm: only one guitar, for life, for everything
    The Angus: hundreds of the same guitar, sounds great on all

    What else y’all got?
     
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    I’m both. I have two workhorse guitars for live stuff. Plus, a variety guitars for recording.

    The Townshend: Don’t remember... I smashed them all.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. theRagman

    theRagman Gold Supporting Member

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    I love this idea! Gonna have to give it some thought.

    Arguably, The Morello is simply a less-evolved variant of The Malcolm. The Willie Nelson is, of course, the paragon of the form: You have one guitar, for everything, for life, and it is inextricably bound to your life force. When you die, it will collapse into ash.
     
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  18. Gallery

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    In my mind I'm John 5 because I clearly favor a Les Paul and play one most of the time.

    In reality I'm Tim Pierce because I recognize the utility in diversity.

    2 Strats
    2 335s
    3 Les Pauls
     
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    I have a Hamer(HSS) and a Fender(SSS) strat, an EBMM Luke II(EMG HSS) and a Les Paul. Guess i'm a Tom with a slight inclination towards Tim.
     
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  20. FiestaRed869

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    Strats, strats for miles and miles
     
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