Your First Halfway Decent Rig.

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  1. Timcito

    Timcito Member

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    Having started out as an acoustic player, apart from a brief fling with a Yamaha electric and a dreadful amp at 17, I've come at the electric rig thing backwards. I got interested in playing electrics via acoustic electrics and ended up buying a good used solid Godin LGXT in 2014. I put it through a Fishman Soloamp for its piezo and synth properties, and a Laney Cub 12R for the electric stuff. I hooked the guitar to a Roland GR-20 synthesizer, and that was it. Wish I'd kept that Godin!
     
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  2. sausagefingers

    sausagefingers Supporting Member

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    ‘85 Les Paul Studio
    Peavey Bandit 65
    A TS808 and a DM3

    Here’s the guitar and me looking a little...weird:

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  3. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Do you still have it? I still own my '82, and it is one chewed up looking rock machine at this point.
     
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  4. Old Possum

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    To be honest, it's been in my closet for 15 years and I just figured it out last year. I'm really happy, but sad too in a way.
     
  5. sausagefingers

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    Yep, sure do still have it!

    Here it is in more recent times (2009 seems recent). I had the Kahler removed and put on black bridge and tailpiece. @A-Bone do you have pics of your 82? Dots, not blocks, right?
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  6. dave s

    dave s Member

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    Wow, this is going back a long way. How about a Kalamazoo SG into a Kustom combo? The guitar was robin egg blue, had a (sort of) fender style headstock, an SG body and 2 single coil pickups. What a mutant guitar! The Kustom combo was a 212, weight a ton but had wheels. Sweet!
     
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  7. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    I had the same exact guitar! Found out when I went to change pickups. Thanks again EVH and Guitar Center :waiting Yeah, thanks for NOTHIN! :waiting :waiting
     
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  8. mikebat

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    Used Gibson L6-S with a brand new Marshall JCM800, single channel vertical input. I had either a EHX Screaming Tree or a Boss SD-1 pushing it.

    Still have the guitar and amp! Amp has been modified by Ted Stevenson of PWE. Love that amp!
     
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  9. Baba

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    Kind of a strange road for me.

    My first "decent" guitar was a Kramer Focus 2000, and at the time, my band consisted of me and another guitar player, who would switch back and forth on bass/guitar.

    He already had a setup, (Peavey Bandit and Ibanez/BOSS pedals), and we wanted to both use just 1 setup, so there was no need for me to buy one. Also, not having consistent money as a teen meant I had to borrow amps for a while, so, it was also a Randall RG80 I was borrowing for a bit in another band.

    Then, after high school, when I got into my own band, playing strictly guitar, I started on the rack craze, so, it was an ADA MP-1 into an ART FX unit, into a Peavey CS-400 power amp, into a Marshall 4x12. That was all mine, so, I consider that MY first decent rig.

    Funny side note: by the time I turned 22, I had also played in no less than 3 separate bands, playing bass guitar, and gigging with all of them. I never owned a bass or an amp, I had to borrow all that stuff too :D
     
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  10. DFB1

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    '79 Les Paul Custom,Marshall DSL 40,Boss chorus,Boss eq.
     
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  11. JPB2

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    1984 Fender Stratocaster MIJ (bought new in person from Drome Sound in Albany visiting relatives in NY for Thanksgiving) into Laney Linebacker 1X12; eventually into Boss ME5, ADA MP-1, EV7300 poweramp, Laney 4X12 with 70w Celestions...glorious
     
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  12. bluesoul

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    I had a Les Paul copy and a harmony amp to start with. My first real amp and guitar were pretty nice! 78 Les Paul Deluxe and a BF SR. I was really wanting the new Silverface twin (bigger and louder and I thought that was best) but was a bit short on cash. The shop owner kept steering me to the Super and said it was a much better amp. I did not want to believe him but it was the best option:). I would use that rig today in a heart beat!
     
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  13. NB_Terry

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    True. I remember constantly seeing used Marshall heads and 412 cabs for $400 a piece, Fender silverface Bandmasters for $250, SF Champs were $200, Roland Space Echo units were $150.
     
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  14. sharpshooter

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    Alpine White, Ebony board, Dot neck,, sweet.
     
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  15. Maltese Fan

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    Kramer Striker 600ST.
    A Rat and Crybaby into a rack mount Ibanez DM 1100 delay.
    Stereo out into a Gibson Explorer amp and a Holmes SS practice amp.
    Actually sounded pretty good.
    This was around 1985, when I was in my first band.
     
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  16. AaeCee

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    I started later than many here, and by that time I subscribed to the "go big or go home" mentality.

    My very first rig was a PRS McCarty and a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp, along with a Fulltone Fulldrive 2. All brand spankin' new of course. :)

    Fortunately, it 'took'.
     
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  17. cratz2

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    Fender H/S/S Strat, new Peavey Special and a Boss SD1 in 1983.

    Traded for different used solid state Peavey then for a used Classic VT with a solid state pre and a tube power section.

    I thought I was pretty hot stuff when I got the VT.
     
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  18. lhallam

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    Started on a '64 SG special through a Kustom 100 Combo Amp 2x10. No fuzz, od, etc. Vox wha, still have it. Kustom is gone, so I could afford a Mesa Mach IIB which is gone so I could afford an Bogner Shiva which is gone so I could afford a Two-Rock Onyx which I love.

    SG is heavily modified, still have it but too afraid to use it much.
     
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  19. Average Joe

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    My second rig was more than half way decent, and I could have saved a lot of money sticking with that: A late 80s 57 AVRI strat and a Peavey C50 410.
     
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  20. FbIsNotE

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    This is a shot of that rig right after I bought the Bandit. The Bandit was my first proper guitar amp. Everything before was some form of converted cheap radio .

    A little while later that SG got a Kahler trem and I was locked and loaded for greatness!! Seriously, my band dominated the high school party circuit, which, since we were all HS sophmores, underaged and couldn't go to clubs was a big big deal.

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    Kahler for the SG to cover VH.

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