Guitar Rigs (Not guitar rig)

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Cone Poker
Member Since: Apr 07, 2002

So what are you guys rigs? Right now I got a Dean Vendetta going into both a Peavey Envoy 110 and a behringer tube preamp, peavey sampler (used for making chorus effects), and then out to a crappy little bass amp I have.

I don't use pedals or anything, although I think I'm gong to start.

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Since: Jul 02, 2003


Dec 28, 2007 05:22 am

Currently my setup is a Variax 700 direct into my behringer mixer, and guitar rig 2. I've only done one song with it though so far, so I'll be experimenting a bit more.

Dan

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 09:05 am

We have a few amps/guitars to choose from, but since I blew-up the hot channel in my Fender, I'm back to plugging straight into a Crate 60w combo w/ 12" Celestian . I little too quiet to be playing with the jack-hammer of a drummer we have now, so I'll be shopping for/building another rig soon . I wish that amp had an extra cabinet-out... sounds good .

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 09:22 am

Guitars:
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80's Epiphone Excalibur
04 American Deluxe Strat
90's Ibanez SR400 fretless
05 Gibson J45
05 Taylor 454CE 12 string

Amps:
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67 Fender Super Reverb
90's Hartke 2000 w/ Avatar 2x10


I'm using the Strat mostly, as it's much more lively than the Epi. My Super is on the fritz, having noisy static somewhere in the power section. I've been using my bass amp as a guitar amp, with my Boss GT6 in front of it.

When I'm recording I use a guitarport, which is Uber-Handy for recording. Tinker away on screen, save it and record.

I'm not playing out live, so studio play is all i'm doing now.

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Since: Apr 26, 2002


Dec 28, 2007 09:32 am

Live I've been using either a Gibson Les Paul special or a Carlo Robelli hollowbody, both with seymour duncan pickups (JB in the bridge, Jazz in the neck), Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky on both.

Amp wise, a Marshall JCM900 50watt and a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, each going into it's own Marshall JCM900 1960A cab.

I'm also using a Shure SLX-4 Wireless, a Korg DTR-1000 rack tuner and a furman power conditioner.

student with too much free time!
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Since: Apr 17, 2006


Dec 28, 2007 10:52 am

I've got an Ibanez gio-or something like that, a Yamaha Pacifica and a Washburn Idol in red which is sweet as. I just go straight through a Zoom G2 effects into a Berhinger mixer and out through a very old Hi-fi amp to two 250w speakers. It can make quite a noise when I ask it to, and I quite like the tone the old amp gives it! Mostly I'm only recording, and I just go from the mixer straight through a Berhinger FCA202 into cubase.

Oh and I have a 10w Marshall at university with me!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Dec 28, 2007 10:54 am

My guitar setup is a Variax 700 going in to a TonePort KB37...

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Since: Jun 24, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 11:59 am

For recording I'll go into either the Digitech RP250, and/or the COSM effects at the front end of my BR532. Then the signal goes via optical to my soundcard/DAW.

I have yet to really record anything using my little Epiphone Valve Junior amp. Only a matter of time. I love the sound of it.

I don't do live any more.

Czar of Turd Polish
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Since: Jun 20, 2006


Dec 28, 2007 01:15 pm

Line6 HD147 and Ampeg Reverb Rocket 50

I run either or into a Marshall 1960A

And yeah Hue, I have that same 60W 12" celestion crate. Mine just fried too :(

Dethklok, Dethklok
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Since: Dec 25, 2007


Dec 28, 2007 01:36 pm

Here's my setup.


Zakk Wylde Epiphone Les Paul, Gibson Faded V, Dean from Hell (DimeBolt), Going into a Morley Bad Horsie, Digitech Whammy, Dunlop Crybaby from Hell, then into my Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100, then out through my Marshall 1960A Cab.

http://a554.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/64/l_0d0234f7fc299ef051c77bf903197ef9.jpg




This pic has my old Line 6 Spider II head. (Which I fried here in England. It's not 220 by the way. lol

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 01:42 pm

No Cap'n, my Crate still rocks... the Fender Ultimate Chorus is the one I fried the hot channel on .

I wonder if I can use the clean channel on that Fender, and run into the fx return from the Crates fx send ???

Crate pre-> Fender post, right ?

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 01:48 pm

What died? How much magic smoke came out? What's it not doing?

Maybe it's just a jack? or a switch?

Easy to fix, it may be.

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 02:03 pm

The 'hot' channel... no smoke, but deffinately not acting properly . Makes all sorts of noise by itself .

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 02:15 pm

Staticy noise could be the jack. I've seen it before.

Open it up and maybe re-flow some solder joints.

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 02:57 pm

Ok, I'll check it out .

Thanks !


I'd still like to know if that pre-amp jump is possible... anybody know ?

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Dec 28, 2007 04:30 pm

Uh... yup .

It works .

Very cool . Now I have the pre on the Crate driving the Fender amp . THIS is what I was looking to do to begin with, if I had taken the time to think it out the first time through .

Sounds friggin' huge !

I am not a crook's head
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Since: Mar 14, 2003


Dec 28, 2007 04:57 pm

My rig is a Gibson Les Paul Classic into a Traynor YCV80 and a THD HotPlate.

For pedals I use Boss NS3, CS3, BF2, and I'm loving my new xmas present: my Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer.

I love my tone, love it to pieces. Your rig should inspire you every time you plug into it. Mine certainly speaks to me. I just love to hear it, to feel it, to feel the feedback and sustain, the low end rattling the floor.

Czar of Turd Polish
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Since: Jun 20, 2006


Dec 28, 2007 05:05 pm

I'm not sure what died on mine. Still powers on, no smoke came out but I get no sound whatsoever. What sucks is that my singer\guitar guy has so far fried his Vox, his Ibanez practice amp and now my Crate. Could bad wiring in his guitar actually be killing amps?

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Dec 28, 2007 07:21 pm

One Washburn custom shop guitar in progress for about 6 years. Ibanez SR405 5 string bass with actives. Hohner 60C electro acoustic with a Shadow P4 system. And the pride of the PigPen, Frankenstein. It started life as an Ibanez RG570 series and has been modified to an extreme for the studio. All custom wound DiMarzio pick ups coil tapped. One volume knob and a strat 5 way switch. The neck is a chopped Kramer neck, custom pick guard and paint.


http://www.pigpenstudio.com/images/guitars.jpg



I run one fully loaded PODxt with an FBV on the floor for control, also gearbox run. And one Toneport UX-2, with gearbox. That can all be run through either the studio monitor's or the PR15's with 1000 watts behind them. Nice for jamming in here.

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Dec 29, 2007 02:04 pm

That's pretty sweet there, Noize . That 570 sounds like a beast ! I take it the POD is under the napkin ? S'funny you call it Frankenstein... the same name I gave to an early 80's Lotus I had experimented with . It is currently dead, but it's DiMarzio Super Distortion pick-up is going to be yanked and placed into my RG320, prolly within the next week, or so .

And, that Fender amp is messed up . Bummer . I'm going to do a couple more tests to make sure, but I'm not optimistic about it . : /

The 'lil Crate is a tank, though ! Hell, I yanked it off it's pedestal this morning(by accident), and it never said a word of complaint . Made me start reconsidering the Crate option for later upgrade... something I had resigned from, originally .

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Dec 29, 2007 02:20 pm

I played a re-issue SG through a crate 2x12 tubey once, it was very nice!

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Dec 29, 2007 07:14 pm

Ya, I just noticed that the site must be down as the pic is missing. Indeed the POD is under a cleaning clothe actually, just looks like a napkin. But the guitar was built so I would not need a half dozen different guitars. Kill most tones with one stone so to speak.

I'm sure there must be a good shop around there that could get the Fender working again though if you like the amp that is.

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Dec 29, 2007 09:00 pm

Hue, if you click the pic to open it fully, then click to zoom you will also see the help I got from Tuna on the paint. You'll see little darker stripes of what was metalic nail polish to fill in a couple of dings. He got out the bottle and thought it would be cool to help me paint the guitar.

Mikey Spencer
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Since: Apr 26, 2007


Jan 09, 2008 06:42 pm

gibson les paul studio
fender american custom strat w/ noiseless pickups
rain song grand auditorium acoustic guitar

marshal JCM900 (4x12)
line6 flextone 2

art project series tube pre-amp

www.witchsmark.com
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Since: Aug 13, 2006


Jan 10, 2008 08:56 am

Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Studio & 1991 Fender Start Ultra
Amp: Marshall VST100 Head thru Cab A
Pedals: Boss CE5 and DD-3 in the Send/Return of Marshall head
On the Floor:Furman SP-8 Pedal Board, Boss TU-2 Tuner, Zakk Wylde Wah, Boss MT-2, Boss GE-7 EQ for boosting solo's. I also Dry a signal out of my TU-2 into a Digitech Vocalist Live 2 for slamming harmonies with the Lead singer when needed.

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Since: Dec 06, 2007


Jan 10, 2008 03:52 pm

i see that nobody here got a prs.. i belivbe there are the best guitars right now worldwide..every thing else sucks compare to prs..exept some gibson models

www.TheLondonProject.ca
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Since: Feb 07, 2005


Jan 10, 2008 04:00 pm

My main setup is;

G&L Invader -> PODXTL -> Traynor YCV40

Sometimes I will run:

G&L Invader -> Morely Wah/Dist -> BBE Sonic Stomp -> Traynor YVC40

Mostly depends on what mood I'm in. Sometimes I will just run the guitar straight into the amp.

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jan 10, 2008 04:27 pm

Quote:
every thing else sucks compare to prs


I find that hard to believe.

1. have you tried every guitar out there.

2. do you have the exact same needs as everyone else out there.

further quantification would be in order, me thinks, to justify such a supposition.

(please note tongue-in-cheek-ness of my post)


Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jan 10, 2008 04:30 pm

Hey mclir9,

how's that vocalist working out for you? I've heard people on here talking about it, and am curious if it's living up to the hype and expectations.


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Jan 10, 2008 04:37 pm

I'm with pjk. PRS may make a quality instrument but they are not the only ones out there.

I've been to the past 3 NAMM shows and I HAVE played a lot (and I mean a lot) of guitars and there are many, many great guitars out there. Some you may not have even heard of.

Let me guess, you own a PRS.

I am not a crook's head
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Since: Mar 14, 2003


Jan 10, 2008 04:39 pm

Personally I hate PRS guitars because of that wide, flat neck they have. Same idea behind the Ibanez Wizard necks. They just don't fit my playing style. I like the slender profile of the 60's slim-taper neck on my Les Paul.

But I have to hand it to PRS, they certainly make the most expensive mass-produced guitars available :)

To expand on my previous post about my rig, I've now logged 20 or so hours playing with my new TS9 and holy crap, I love it even more now. I can turn my preamp gain down to a slight crunch and use the TS9 to kick my YCV80 into an awesome overdrive when I need it. Then I can kick on my Boss CS3 for even more sensitivity and sustain for extreme hi-gain soloing.

I think my search for tone has come to an end for right now, this current setup does everything for me. It gets me excited about playing guitar. I've played more since Christmas than I have all year. Now THATS what good tone should do for you!

Now I just need to record it.

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Since: Jun 24, 2004


Jan 10, 2008 05:57 pm

PRS make nice guitars. So does many other manufacturers. Have you tried Patrick Eggle guitars? Fabulous. I'd hazard that they are BETTER than PRS.

I have a Schecter that is based on a PRS and I love it. I like the neck/fingerboard and the way it plays and sounds. Can I afford a PRS right now? No. Maybe in the future.
Everyone has a different playing style and need and sound. The PRS guitars are not going to fit everyone or every project.

Personally, I don't think there is a sound on earth like a Telecaster through a twin reverb on "eleven". Some may think a PRS through a Dual Rectifier is the tits.
Some like a Les Paul through a Marshall....
A strat through a Bassman.... A Gretsch through an AC30...
All to do with taste. A PRS won't do all of those sounds.
I like PRS - and they make some pretty guitars too - but they are not the be all and end all to guitars.

Dethklok, Dethklok
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Since: Dec 25, 2007


Jan 10, 2008 10:22 pm

I'm with Tadpui, I don't like PRS either. I haved played a few of them. I wouldn't pay more than $1000.00 for any of them! If I was going to pay money for a guitar it would be a Gibson. One of my friends from Utah paid $2600.00 for a PRS at Guitar Center. He had me play it when he brought it home. After playing it for a little while, I said "You could of bought a Gibson for this price. He said "the guy at Guitar Center said the same thing". haha Even Guitar Center tried to stop him from buying it. LOL

Schecter are making some nice guitars now I will deffinately end up buying one of those.


Dethklok, Dethklok
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Since: Dec 25, 2007


Jan 10, 2008 10:29 pm

Here's the Marshall that replace my Line 6 Spider II.


http://a417.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/112/l_94e50faa1d887d5f42eea752d18d0270.jpg


SM7b the Chuck Noris of Mic's
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Jan 11, 2008 03:05 am

I have scaled down , for electric : Line 6 Variax 500, Ibanez monster ( kinda like Noize has, he gave me the idea) pluged into a PODxt (loaded), or Vox valvtronix amp, or UX1.

www.TheLondonProject.ca
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Since: Feb 07, 2005


Jan 11, 2008 03:39 am

Here's my Marshall


http://www.guitar.co.uk/documents/1978/1978-large.jpg


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Since: Aug 13, 2006


Jan 11, 2008 07:56 am

Quote:
how's that vocalist working out for you? I've heard people on here talking about it, and am curious if it's living up to the hype and expectations.


For our Live situation, I cannot say enough about this little piece of Genius. I am in a 5 piece band and the only vocal talent is myself(questionable) and the Lead Singer. I keep my Vocalist set to 1/3 below(1st voice) and 1/3 above(2nd voice), and let the magick happen. We do some covers like The Reaper, Once Bitten Twice Shy, Voodoo, I'm Just a Girl, Painted Black--to name a few along with our Originals, and this thing was the answer to our Backup singing issues. Not only does it do such a great job, but do to the nature of it's functionality it actually helps the person singing stay vocally in tune also because of the dead on Backing vocals being created from your In-Tune Guitar. It's rare that I ever buy something that I can truly say WOW this made a difference... but this little dream actually did, A HUGE DIFFERENCE for me anyhow. Now as far as recording, I have not messed with it in that aspect, just in Live situations which it definitely turns heads. We are recording another Song in the next week or two that is quite extensive with its backing vocals and I am going to use the Vocalist in the recording. The song is called See You Next Samhain, and I will post it here for critique as soon as it is done, and I will remind everyone that the Vocalist is being used so you all can get an idea.

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jan 11, 2008 08:06 am

Thanks for the info. I've been part of the dreaded vocal black hole on a few projects. This may well be a huge saving grace for mediocre talent (myself, of course).


Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Since: Jun 24, 2004


Jan 11, 2008 12:50 pm

Once Bitten Twice Shy!

Nice. Mott The Hoople are one of my all time favourite bands.

You'd better not mean "Great White".....

Dammit, I'm going to have to look at that Vocalist thing now. I NEED one.

Dethklok, Dethklok
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Since: Dec 25, 2007


Jan 11, 2008 01:07 pm

BeerHunter,

I need one of those. Those little amps rock!!

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jan 11, 2008 01:29 pm

I've been on a real Jones for one of those 15w microstack marshalls. I played one years ago and was quite impressed with it.

It would fit into my basement music room decorum quite beautifully.


Dethklok, Dethklok
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Jan 11, 2008 01:56 pm

You should get the Zakk Wylde Signature Micro Stack. I might be a bit biased, I am a bit of a Zakk Wylde Fan. LOL

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Since: Feb 07, 2005


Jan 11, 2008 02:39 pm

Quote:
I need one of those. Those little amps rock!!


It is a great little amp. Even mic'd it up once and i was surprised at how well it sounds.

Of course if it is too loud you can always get the 1/2 stack version.

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Since: Feb 07, 2005


Jan 11, 2008 02:41 pm

Quote:
I've been on a real Jones for one of those 15w microstack marshalls

The next gear purchase for me is going to be once of those Epiphone Jr. but I do like the microstack's as well although I've never heard one. I just like the looks of it. What do they sound like?

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jan 11, 2008 02:46 pm

Not too shabby, from what I remember, and can tell online.





I'm probably partial to the ZW model as well =).

I like how he's got a whole wall of them, but he's only playing out of one of them =(.


Dethklok, Dethklok
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Jan 11, 2008 03:18 pm

Now I want one again! Thanks pjk!

Prince CZAR-ming
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Jan 11, 2008 03:52 pm

HA, yeah, me too. I wish I hadn't seen that now. It's getting me all riled up to figure a way to snag one =P.


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Jan 11, 2008 08:52 pm

yeah..i own a prs....of course..and believe it or not.. my cousin owns a music store and i have played with almsost every guitar model there is out there...not brand...model...thats my opinion..its the softest guitars i played if you know waht i mean..you blow air and the string press themselves...u can play anything with a prs

Prince CZAR-ming
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Jan 11, 2008 09:17 pm

That's a good point, but there are certainly other styles that aren't useful for the ultra-low-string height.

A lot of blues-rock type players play with very large strings, and very high string height.

Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Mark Farner, to name but two.

I've actually played Mark Farner's Strat, about 20 years ago. Mark lived in the town where I'm at, and we have mutual friends. Mark's guitar was at this friends house for a few weeks, and I jammed out on it for a few hours. Huge strings, and finger killing action.

Anyway, point i'm trying to make, is PRS ain't for anybody. I can appreciate that you have played almost every guitar out there, that does lend credibility to your claim. But the second part still applies, and it sounds especially harsh to just blankly say "everything else sux", because, well, everything else does not suck.

Everything else may not be your cup of tea, but it may be for someone else.

To further the topic, the lowest clean action I've ever played was on my friend's (same one) who owns a epiphone with a strange rounded horn on the top. Like a handle. That thing had action so low, you could blow on it, like Capellino mentions. Very nice.


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Jan 11, 2008 09:58 pm

i am not trying to convince anybody or change anybodys mind..i was just saying my opinion

Prince CZAR-ming
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Jan 11, 2008 10:06 pm

It's cool, I was just puttin in my 2 cents too.

It's all good.

Czar of Midi
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Jan 12, 2008 06:02 pm

Yep, if we all played the same guitars and what not music would really suck.

Dethklok, Dethklok
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Jan 12, 2008 06:24 pm

If I played a PRS that would suck!!! Just kidding! I am partial to Les Paul's and V's They fit my hands better and They have great tone. That is why I like them.

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