Musicians, show us your axe!

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:26 AM
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Here is a thread for musicians to post up their rigs/axes/instruments of choice so we can all share in our music geekery and gear flaunting. I will start with my axe:

It is a 2008 Gibson les paul studio, I really like it because it's bottom end is very prevalent although it can also cry like an angel. Another reason I am very fond of it/les pauls is that it is an incredibly reliable guitar and I can always count it when I need to get down to business. I currently rock it through an Orange rockerverb 50, all tube combo. Great vintage tones.

I am also currently in the market for an Epiphone casino so I can get some more sparkly tones though, I just love the sound of them and being a big beatles man I'm sure you guys can understand.


So post up your axes guys and girls! Let's have a look and share our passion for awesome music gear. Can't wait to see some of the guitars you Americans have, 52 telecasters and the such.
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:28 AM
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:38 AM
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This is my baby, Soundwave. XD



~V



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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my gibson SG bass...I call her the white devil. By far the best guitar i own. It has somewhat of a cursed element, seeing as how at the end of some performances I realize i've been 'rocking too hard' so to speak...as shown in this older pic. Call me strange, but I feel like me and this guitar are that much more connected because of it






posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:54 AM
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Man I love SG basses, and that is a fine example of one. I totally get what you mean though, once you and your axe have been through hell together you are definitely closely bonded. Mine has even survived a headstock break and come out stronger for it. Sick bass dude, cheers for posting up!

PS nice photo of the damage, my brother has a tele that has seen a lot of that, he deliberately leaves it bloody.....rock n roll
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:00 AM
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Why have people started calling all guitars axe's?!?!?
An axe has always been a guitar in the 'axe' shape I thought.

Anyways I play a les paul copy (sorry dont have thousands of £ to spare!) My bands bassists had 8 Les paul's, so annoying as a guitarists to know your bassist has an awsome collection (all his dads) who doesn't even play guitar! His dad just collects them!!! So annoying!


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Love my guitar, also have a Maverick and if you like metal guitars give them a try, really good alternatives to spending loads more on jackson or someting, any they still look kool.


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Lov the split neck, rosewood for the high notes imo is awsome for sound and feel. Can't find any pics small enough though


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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:00 AM
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ahh what did I do wrong?



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:07 AM
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reply to post by clintdelicious
 


It's just a rock n roll term, doesnt relate to the shape of the guitar really. Nice one with the LP, I actually had to save for a long time to get mine and got it at a scratch n dent sale for 1600$, good deal.

Nice guitars man, its a bummer about your bass player, just try to convince him to do a semi permanent swap for the copy.....

You should upload them to ATS instead, much easier to post, cheers for the reply man



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:14 AM
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I'm big into my rock n roll man, but we always referred to axe's as the metal guitars like corey taylor used in slipknot n that. I'm big time into sleaze rock and wish to God that I could get some new guitars, my maverick is all black n real good sound but I scratched the # outa it with stickers when I was young like an idiot lol.

Have you tried a PRS before? I played one recently in a guitar shop and it was really awsome. Didn't look totally awsome, but sounded spectacular though!

Are you in a band youself? What sorta rock are you into?



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:16 AM
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Nice epiphone as well btw, I started learning a lot of rockabilly a while ago for a laugh (is real fun to play good fast rockabily) and guitars like yours sound mint for that kinda music!



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:30 AM
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Ibanez AES20E. Best Guitar Ever.




I was really drawn to the square sound hole. Very unique.


The pickup is great and the built-in tuner rocks. Never had one of these before. Technology is amazing sometimes.





posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:34 AM
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Yeah man PRS guitars are really sweet, I love the bird inlay on them, totally sweet.

My friend recently put a 'the dude abides' sticker on his Gibson, looks awesome...ahaha.

Yeah I play piano/organ/sing in Rock n roll band, we take a lot of influence from people like the Stones, the black keys, black rebel motorcycle club etc, just released a record which is getting really killer reviews actually, so far we'v been compared to led zeppelin, oasis, the verve, and brian jonestown, I know I sound like a total wanker saying that but its true and Im over the moon about it, been celebrating since i read the reviews...seriously. I also play guitar and sing in another band that I've been working on for about a year, taking more influence from bands like spiritualized, radiohead, the flaming lips, nick cave and things like that, I wrote all the music for that band and share the songwriting in the other band. How about you man?



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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this is a part of my bass equipment. i have a Warwick $$, Ibanez Gary Willis 5-string fretless, Fender Jazz Fretless and a 6-string ESP



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 06:26 AM
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reply to post by Vaehne
 


I have the same brand but mine is a warlock.
I'd post a pic but I am too lazy to go to the basement to get my guitar.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 07:38 AM
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Really reminds me of the Tenacious D acoustic, nice one though man, cheers for sharing your axe, its lovely!



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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Okies here's my current rig. Not pictured is my first electric a Washburn Maveric, my compressor sustainer pedal, and 2 crybaby wahs. 1 for funking it up, the other as a filter. I also have a little 4 track digital recorder/mixer with 2 built in mics and 2 line inputs that I use for recording.


Randal VD 75watt tube/solid state combo. Not a bad amp as long as you have some effects pedals.


ME-70 my favorite effects pedal right now, so many features but mostly I just use clean or distortion with some delay. I use the 30 second phrase sampler for looping and practice jamming.


My baby. A vintage unmodded Marshal tube 4 input from the 50s. Cabinet is "Earth" brand but sounds epic.


My takamine Jasmine. El-cheapo for most, but the tone out of this, with elixirs, will stand up to any mid range Taylor. I swear.


And the nice pair that makes it all happen. epiphone sg with some of the sweetest tone producing pickups I've ever heard on anything under 4 grand.
And of course, my true love after my wife, my fender. It's a Fender Stratocaster road worn 50s edition. Tex mex pickups will eventually be replaced with the vintage 50s from the fender custom shop.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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One of my favourite amps i have ever played with was a randall tube amp.
Loved it...unfortunately for me,it was a rental.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Wow, some nice gear here on ATS. I want to internet-jam with everyone


Here is my best friend:



Ibanez PGM. Had him for just over 10 years, so he's officially my best friend.
I still have the stock pick-up's installed, because I love that thin, twangy, punchy tone.
Aaah, gotta love your own guitar


I'm looking to get a Gibson Explorer soon, anyone here have one and recommend it?
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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I'm looking to get a Gibson Explorer soon, anyone here have one and recommend it?


I twanged a bit on one at one of the guitar shops. Personally I found it uncomfortable but I'm extremely picky, and at the time did a lot of playing sitting down which I don't anymore. Basically with a gibson you are in for quality.

On that note, you won't be buying a new one anytime soon as the FBI has raided their factories and are investigating the wood they used, saying it is banned. What this means for guitar players is....

don't try to cross a border with a wooden guitar UNLESS you have all the information pertaining to the wood makeup AND proof of purchase with a time stamp. If you don't have that, they can literally take the guitar then fine you.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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Incredible gear man. I can't believe you have a 50's marshall, thats insane! Nice work brother, just interested but how do you use the second wah as a filter? Sounds awesome





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