What's the oldest piece of gear in your current rig?

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Well, "rig" means different things to different people. If one's entire stable/collection is part of one's potential rig, then the oldest piece in mine is my 1960 Duo-Sonic.



But I don't really gig the Duo-Sonic. Amp-wise, I have several '60s amps/cabs that I still use: a '67 Super, a c. '69 Kustom 100 (head and 1x15" cab), and a pre-'69 Sunn 200S head. I have gigged all of those.
 
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1971 Medallion Flying V and Acoustic 134 amp, both purchased new..... In addition, an unused 65 Ampeg Gemini II amplifier dolly.
 

Jxm

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1984 sq series squire telecaster (now with added bigsby!)
1994 am std fender strat
1995? tech 21 xxl pedal
 

SparkChaser

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An original Thomas Organ Crybaby wah pedal I bought new in 71 or 72 and my 73/74 Strat which I also bought new.
 

Deanriffs

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My '63 brown Deluxe, '65 Showman or '65 Bassman if I'm running one of those. I bought the Showman about '84 or '85 while in college.
 

kd2024

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An ‘86-‘87-ish Chandler Stereo Echo...

An ‘87 American Standard Strat...

My first electric guitar, a Japanese Crown Les Paul that I’ve used for 43 years...
 

RickV

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My 1955 LP Junior I bought in a mom & pop music store in 1973. This store was in the downstairs (walkout basement) of a house on the north side of Fargo. Paid $175 for it. I was 19 and making less than $2.00/hr.
 

madprofessor

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I use some older gear regularly:
1977 Marshall JMP 2203
1992 Les Paul Studio - white with ebony board
And my most important piece of gear:
1970 Univox 4x12 cab with alnico speakers (I have had a dozen amps and more guitars - but this cab has been the core of my tone for 30 years)
 

CoryB

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My oldest piece in my collection is a 1953 Epiphone Zenith archtop acoustic.

The one I’ve had the longest is a 1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom that I got in 1974.
 

AKA Roy

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I've got a Univox Gimme I bought new, can't remember what year I got it, but I know it's over 40 years now. Also a '65 Super Reverb I picked up in Louisville Kentucky back in my early 20's. Got it cheap 'cause it needed work (output transformer). Ran that thing through the grinder over the years, blew the original speakers. Both still hangin' in there though, keep them just for sentimental value.
 

rhodesworks

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Oldest pieces of gear onstage every night is my 1976 Gibson Les Paul Standard (factory large humbucker routes) that i bought new in 1976. Only new guitar I"ve ever bought. Immediately put on diMarzio Dual Sounds, Schaller heads, and Top Hats. It's been played so much the back looks like it has a Strat carve. The other is my 1963 Guild Dwayne Eddy Standard I got in Calgary while playing at the Stampede (I'm based in Florida) in 1980.
 

Codyh630

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Oldest as far as been a part of my rig for the longest:
A Boss TU-2 that I've had since high school back in 2008.
I have a 1966 Kay K333 guitar that I got back in 2006 a few years after I started playing. I also have a 72 Tele Deluxe that I got back in 2009.
My main amp is a Vox AC30 that I got back in 2010 as a graduation gift.

Oldest as far as age:
I have a 1940's Kay Archtop
Oldest electric is a 1961 Harmony H59 Rocket. Actually, over half the guitars I own are from the 1960s or 1970s.
I also have a 1957 or 1958 Danelectro made Silvertone 1333 amp.
I have a few 1950s mics and a late 1950s Ampex 601 I just picked up for $60 a few days ago.
Oldest pedal would be a 1980s Boss DM-2.
 
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I used to gig a Marshall cab from 1971 with my late 70s JMP. But today I think my oldest piece of gear is a 1987 Boss DD-3, though I have a TU-15 tuner that might be older than that.
 

Dek Messecar

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Had to sell a 72 ES175 during the economic downturn so the oldest is now a Forshage Orion I had commissioned in 08.
Still have a modified Cry Baby From circa '65. I wanted to add wah to my bass, but it cut out all the low frequencies. When turned. I asked Pete Cornish to add a second output of the straight through signal. By balancing the 2 signails you get all the assignment with the high wah. It still works after 4 years touring everywhere with Daryl Way's Wolf and 3 with Caravan. The old ones are best. Still have a '68 Dave Reeves Hi-Watt stack. Anyone interested?
Dek Messecar
p.s. only one set of power valves in '85
 




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