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Doz  
11 Mar 2008 10:44 | Quote
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Right guys, no need for pictures. Just type in what you're currently running through for gigs, and for home practice if you like. Detail it as you wish.

Ibanez S670FM
D'addario XL 9s
Marshall JCM 900
Whatever cab the headline band brings. I haven't yet got my 2x12 Framus cab, but soon I will. I'm also going to grab an EQ pedal and a reverb pedal possibly to give me a better control over my sound.

As for bedroom practice, I use my Roland Cube 30. To me, it's one of the more full and organic sounding solid state amps around. I'm not sure what the deal is with the x versions (30x 60x) but they sound really fuzzy.
Guitarslinger124  
11 Mar 2008 11:17 | Quote
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Live:
Washburn x-50ProFE
Boss NS-2 noise suppressor
Boss Chromatic Tuner
Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah
Boss Metal Zone Distortion
Carvin SX-200C

Studio:
Washburn X-50ProFE
ESP EX-400
Line 6 POD 2.0
Line 6 Pedal Board
Lexicon Lambda USB interface
Treynor TS-75
Nutter166  
11 Mar 2008 13:10 | Quote
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Wales
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Live:
Marshall 100fx (think that's it, schools 100watt amp)
Bertigue 500 (50watt bass amp, yes I play through a bass for some songs)
Squire Stratocaster
Rockworld Cable

The rest is just what I can grab really -.- But no ones really willing to let people use there shit, specially only a 1yr player.

Home:
Marshall MG10CD
Squire Stratocaster
Fender DG-4/TS
Encore Classical
Rockworld Cable
Home-made Muff Fuzz Pedal
Afro_Raven  
11 Mar 2008 14:56 | Quote
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Ibanez JS1200
into Dunlop GCB 95 Crybaby (modded by Chris at pedalmopds.com)
into Boss DS-1 (modded by Robert Keeley with Seeing Eye mod)
into Akai Headrush E2 looping pedal
into Peavey Classic 30 all-tube amp
In addition, I have an effects loop: amp - Boss CE-20 chorus ensemble (the best chorus around) - Carl Martin Red Repeat (analogue delay) - amp reverb pedal - amp.
I get VERY picky about my pedals, if I'm not happy it's off to the modshop or sold!

Afro
deefa  
11 Mar 2008 15:30 | Quote
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United Kingdom
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Home practice and recording:-
Digitec GNX 3 Guitar Workstation
Tascam CDGT 1 Guitar Trainer
Boss BR 600 8 track digital recorder
Stag 20 watt bass amp
Doz  
11 Mar 2008 15:43 | Quote
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My setup seems dead simple compared to you guys'. But then, I play in a punk band.
Nutter166  
11 Mar 2008 16:53 | Quote
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Mine seems even simpler -.- Then again I'm just a filler for when ever a band is missing a rhythm guitarist and around here its mostly punk or heavy metal bands which play similar stuff.
Doz  
11 Mar 2008 17:41 | Quote
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Simples good, simples good. :D
mudnreo  
11 Mar 2008 18:27 | Quote
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At home:
Epiphone Dot or Les Paul, or Fender Strat thru a Line 6 Floor Pod Plus into a Peavey Valve King 112 50 watt all tube amp.

Live at Church: Either Epiphone thru the floor pod to direct box then into the Pa system
brodyxhollow  
12 Mar 2008 00:07 | Quote
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Mine's okay. It's good for a garage band deal, which is what I'm doing, but I want to upgrade and change most of it. I'm thinking of trading my pedals and my pedal board for something a lot more compact and digital.

Peavey Bandit 112
Furman Pedal Board
Crybaby Classic Wah-Wah
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss SD-1 Overdrive
Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
A couple tuners
Jackson Dinky
BC Rich Warlock NJ Series
Old Fender Acoustic
12 String Alvarez Acoustic
Doz  
12 Mar 2008 11:57 | Quote
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Oh, I have an old Crybaby Wah Pedal aswell, but I don't use it much.
league  
12 Mar 2008 13:51 | Quote
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Practice and Gig
I have no tube amp (too poor)
Peavey50 watt (borrowed)
Krate 15 watt
Jackson Kelly KE3 (Floyd Rose)
Boss Metal Zone
Dunlop crybaby wah (seldom used)
Strings:GHS progressives 9-42
As you can see very simple. Basically an amp,pedal,and guitar.Thats all I need. No reverb. All EQ to 6 except midrange (8-9) Distortion on Metal Zone 7 (set to Heavy Metal)

EMB5490  
12 Mar 2008 14:42 | Quote
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are tube amps better than regular amps? and why?
lance  
12 Mar 2008 15:07 | Quote
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i just practice at home
Epi les paul
squire mini strat w/a dimebucker & hotrails now strung w/slinky regs
marshall atv150h head & jcm800 lead slant cab

(i haven't used these since i got the 1/2 stack)
peavey valve king royal 8
fender frontman 15g
line 6 pod
Doz  
12 Mar 2008 15:38 | Quote
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Tube amps are generally considered to have a fuller, richer and more disirable sound than solid state amps (which is what you probably mean by normal).

However, it is preferance at the end of the day, so if you like solid state then that's fine - and it is agreed there are some decent solid state amps.
EMB5490  
12 Mar 2008 16:00 | Quote
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so im guessing tube amps cost more (generally) and have better distortion also?

o and btw how do u know if u got a tube amp, lets say u won it or a friend gave it to u or somthing and u dont know and they dont know, is ther a way to tell?
lance  
12 Mar 2008 16:29 | Quote
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a good way to tell if it's tubed is if takes 10-15 seconds
before you can hear any sound after turning it on.
(thats means the tubes are warming up)
if the amp has an open back you'll be able to see the glass tubes.
take a peek at this pic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82175048@N00/117884136/
Doz  
12 Mar 2008 17:52 | Quote
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Sure signs are...

If it has a stand by button
If it's loud as hell

But search the model online and read up. What amp is it?
brodyxhollow  
12 Mar 2008 18:31 | Quote
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tube amps are fun.

theyve got a purer tone i think.
GRX40  
20 Mar 2008 19:19 | Quote
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Ibanez GRX40 -> Ibanez IBZ10G amp.

Basically, the lowest end of Ibanez equipment. I'm hoping to upgrade to a nicer amp, then get a nicer guitar, probably a Fender Telecaster. But what I have now fits my needs, which is just messing around and trying to learn out of my guitar book. The distortion on the amp is pretty shoddy, but it plays well without it. I can get a twangy sort of tone, and sometimes the distortion works well enough to play metal.
Doz  
20 Mar 2008 21:28 | Quote
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Ooh, I really like Telecasters.
GRX40  
20 Mar 2008 21:34 | Quote
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Yeah, I was thinking about getting the basic one and fixing it up with some new hardware. I've been doing some research and I've even made concept sketches of the hopefully finished product. Midnight wine finish with pearl pickguard and some humbuckers! :)

But the new amp is coming first, since even good Tele will sound crappy through my 15 watt practice amp.
les_paul  
21 Mar 2008 11:56 | Quote
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Right now my setup is an Epi Les Paul with a Marshall MG50DFX, but I'm looking at a new pedal. A Dunlop cry baby SW-95 Slash wah. You can see it at the link bellow there is also a video there so you can hear it. Any advice?


http://www.guitarworld.com/article/dunlop_cry_baby_sw_95_slash_wah
WickedBeast  
25 Mar 2008 23:34 | Quote
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My setup

Modified Epiphone LP goth
GHS 11-70 strings
Modded spider III 75watt amp

and might add some new gear soon. "I'm pretty cheap"
Skold  
26 Mar 2008 00:05 | Quote
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Home:

Ibanez GSR205 Bass
Ibanez GRX40 Guitar
Rolland VS-880 XPanded Workstation
Ibanez 15watt amp (soon to be upgraded to Line 6 Spider III 75watt)
Doz  
26 Mar 2008 04:15 | Quote
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Skold: You're getting the Line 6? Lol, after everyone's advice not to?
Skold  
26 Mar 2008 07:23 | Quote
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Well, everyone does have their own opinion, so...
mudnreo  
26 Mar 2008 10:20 | Quote
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I tried out a Line 6 Spider 111 75 watt amp at the store last year and it seemed alright to me. In fact I was going to buy one but I opted for a Peavey Valve King 112 instead. Tubes just sound better to me. But, I do have a Line 6 Floor Pod Plus for all my effects, but I mostly just use chorus, delay and reverb, along with a couple of the amp modeling settings. I think I would have been better off going with a pedal board and Boss pedals, but it does sound better then the Danelectro pedals I use to have.
Doz  
26 Mar 2008 10:39 | Quote
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It's fair enough really... but they have a bad reputation.
WickedBeast  
26 Mar 2008 11:21 | Quote
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Doz says:
It's fair enough really... but they have a bad reputation.
Quote:


Doz is telling the truth. They really have one hell of a bad rep, but I own one personally. So I'll tell you right from first hand experience.
1. The stock price isn't worth it, Go used or go haggled.
2. The Distortion sounds like Satan chocking on a bullfrog."but can be good if used at low gain levels."
3. They have a very weak low end sound. "I fixed this by making my open back combo into a closed back, Made it have more bass"
4. The tones you can get from it truly are amazing, but It still leaves much to be desired. Due to all the very small tweaking you have to do to get your tone dialed in.
5. The "Rockstar" presets are basically a gimic. I mean honestly who want's to just sound like someone else. Dial your own and raise some hell.
6. They sound nothing like tube amps, though you can get the marshell and mesa sounds from it. They are not as full as a tube version of these amps. "Sounds like Marshell MG, and a cheap Mesa"
7. It doesn't go well with pedals, due to it being a moddeling amp. You can get some very very unwanted sounds from trying to use pedals.
8. It is a great amp all in all, just not worth the price tag they have at stores. IMO the price I paid for my 75watt is what it really should cost. $160usd
9. The speaker is a great speaker though, and It can sure take a lot of abuse. I've had mine for about 2-3 years, and I bought it used. Still have yet to have a problem.
Doz  
26 Mar 2008 11:29 | Quote
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...I have one aswell... so everything I said is out of experience. I'm alright though I have a Roland Cube and a Marshall JCM aswell.
Notim  
26 Mar 2008 15:29 | Quote
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I'm playing thru a Marshall DfX and comiing out of the amp into a suround sytem,sounds pretty big but I need to get a multi effect pedal I'm planning on that when I get my King V
mattmurray  
26 Mar 2008 15:36 | Quote
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Current Setup:
Ibanez's RG350DX and RG5EX1 (Which I have never played and am selling)
Alvarez Acoustic/Electric
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Ibanez Toneblaster 100 watt
Digitech Whammy pedal

I'm going to be adding a mesa boogie dual rectifier with a 4x12 cab this summer, I was going to go cheap and buy a Marshall MG series half stack but as Doz said, that series has pretty lousy distortion.
Doz  
26 Mar 2008 15:59 | Quote
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Ahh, nice move.
TheUndying  
28 Mar 2008 18:11 | Quote
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(every where i go)
Ibanez GSA (HSS)
D'addrio string XLight
Zoom G1X Multi Effects Pedal
Fender 60's-70's Bassman Ten(modded)
i love .77-1.4 nylon picks
Skold  
28 Mar 2008 18:17 | Quote
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What do you think about Marshall's, Doz?
ThePusher  
29 Mar 2008 05:19 | Quote
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Um a little late but I use either my Jackson, Squier or Hamer thru a G-Dec which allows me to change the effect durastically for each song.
However I am in the market for a bass amp as I don't like to plug my bass through my amp more than I need to.
lance  
29 Mar 2008 06:02 | Quote
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update for me

still have the epi lp and mini strat
but amplification has totally changed for the better.

i got rid of both amps and have in place now

vox ad30vt
1977 135w twin reverb

mudnreo  
29 Mar 2008 07:57 | Quote
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Well, with what Doz and wickedbeast said I'm glad I didn't get one. I got a Peavey Valve King 112 instead and so far I'm happy with it. I've had it for a year now and it is used 3 to 4 hours just about every day and it works great. My Line 6 floor pod so far is working good, the effects are ok but I thing seperate pedals (boss) would have been better. One thing about the floor pod, you can't combine effects, like tremelo and chorus or chorus and flange like i used to do with my Danelectro's. So my next move will be a pedal board with probably all Boss pedals along with a Cry Baby Wawa and a volumn pedal. But for now I will use the floor pod cause the cash is a little short.
Doz  
29 Mar 2008 08:18 | Quote
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Skold, it depends on which model. The MG series is like Marshalls cheaper amps, but you can get better for the price range. Marshall can keep the price like that because the Marshall name and logo attracts guitarists who might not know too much about amps.

Other than that, there are a lot of good Marshalls. I really love the JCM 900 I'm using, and I haven't heard much bad about any of the other JCM series.


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