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Old 06-10-2009, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been playing guitar for about 7 years now...I think I started sometime around 6th grade. I've only ever gotten rid of ONE guitar I've ever owned and that ended up having a good and bad side to it. I traded it in and got an ESP Horizon instead..that's the good, but the Ibanez I got rid of turned out to be a pretty rare model (RGRT47DX).

In any case, over the course of the last 7 years I've built up quite a collection of instruments and gear. I have a total of 7 electric guitars, one acoustic guitar, and an all tube full stack.

Here's a shot of all my electrics:


From left to right:

1995 ESP Horizon - NOT AN LTD! This is a real, Japanese made ESP. Traded in another guitar I had to get this. Only paid $500 total with the original ESP hardshell case included. Dropped a Seymour Duncan "Screamin' Demon" in the bridge position because the stock pickups had no balls whatsoever.

1985 Ibanez Roadstar RS530 - I put one of those newer RG350DXs on layaway and I went to Guitar Center to put another hundred down on it and while I was there I found this guitar in the used section for a hundred dollars less than I was about to spend on the newer one. Naturally I chose it over the newer one because...over anything else, it's made in Japan (which is where all of the "real" Ibanez guitars are made...for those of you who aren't familiar).

2003 Squier "Fat Strat" - My first guitar. Yes, as you can tell I used to think it was really cool to put stickers all over your guitar. I ended up getting another guitar (that rare Ibanez that I traded) before I grew out of that phase, so I never took the stickers off. Haven't played this guitar in forever but I'll probably never get rid of it because it's got sentimental value.

1981 Ibanez Blazer - My uncle bought this guitar brand new when he was a teenager and then he joined the military and it sat in his garage for 15 years. When I was in 7th grade he pulled it out and gave it to me. Since then it's kinda been passed around to all the guitar players in my family. It's finally back in my hands where it's probably going to stay. This one's also Japanese.

1981 Ibanez Iceman IC-50 - This one has a cool story behind it. My friend had this guitar sitting in his basement just collecting dust and deteriorating. I asked him if he'd sell it to me and he said "If you can fix it up, you can have it." I took it, cleaned it up, re-wired it, and now play it on a regular basis. Yet another Japanese guitar. I found out it's worth $700-$800 even being as beat up as it is.

2008 Ibanez RG7120 - My friends pitched in and bought me this for my birthday last year because I had been talking about buying a 7-string and I guess they knew that at that point in my life I didn't have the money to go buying guitars. This is the only non-Japanese Ibanez that I own.


NOT PICTURED: I have, on layaway, a Japanese made RG570 (now called the "RG1570 Prestige". The one I'm buying was made before they started labeling their Jap models as Prestige.) I'm going to go pay the balance and pick it up next time I get paid. It's silver, has one of the original knobs replaced with a dumb looking gold one, and comes with an Ibanez molded hardshell case.

Also not pictured is my acoustic. I got a cheap Takamine for my birthday a couple of years ago. It's nothing special, just a knockaround guitar to bring on camping trips and stuff.

Now...on to the amp. After having owned my share of solid state CRATE bullshit amps, I had read a bunch of good reviews on the CRATE Blue Voodoo. It was all tube, and solid as a rock but had no balls to be found. I thought about having it retubed but before I had that done I made one of the best decisions of my life and bought a Carvin V3. For $950 brand new, it beats Mesas and Marshalls into the ground. Great amp. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to buy a tube amp. I've got it paired to two older Carvin V412 cabs and it pushes a full stack beautifully.


Note: this is just an image I pulled off google. I don't have any pictures of mine and can't take any right now because it's set up at my friends house. I have the same head powering two cabs.


SO.....I know there's a large number of guitar players on this forum. Let's see your rigs. Guitars, amps, effects, everything.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not big on Ibanez or "pointy" guitars per se, but there's something about an Iceman......
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The shape of that guitar just confused me at first. I thought it was their answer to the Explorer until I found out what a Destroyer was. It's definitely a weird guitar, but it's unique, and not a lot of people have them. Especially from '81.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, since my guitar is currently in storage, here an online photo of my Carvin Allan Holdsworth HF2 Fatboy chambered hollowbody. Mine is almost identical to the photo w/ the exception that mines left-handed.

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I'm guessing you play teh metalz perfection? I'll get a shot of my amp, electric, acoustic, and effect pedals sometime withing the next few days.
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Ibanez Jumpstart



and yeah, i've been playing for almost 5 years now

i also have an Aria acoustic



looks kinda like that, but a darker color tone
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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alright so here's the pile of gear that surrounds me in my room. the pics aren't the best because i'm lazy, my camera isn't the best, and don't i care to move that 100lb traynor to take nice pics at the moment.

so here's my stuff... first up a warwick sweet 15 combo bass amp. it keeps my low B from getting muddy and that's enough for me. solid clean low end tones, perfect for jamming with friends, incredibly light as well considering the size.



next is my bag of pedals (and my sexy left foot). this is just a cheap noname overnight suitcase with a retractable handle and wheels which makes it great for transportation.



and now onto the guitars (and my swanky chair hahaha). here's my samick 5 string fretless, in the background you can clearly see my marshall, don't let the size fool you, it's got oomph. the amp that it's stacked on is a traynor ts-140 (it's the 100lb-er).

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here's part 2 of my gear.

this is a capri, no model name or number on it. i need to peel the sticker from the headstock someday. it usually hides behind the door now. it was my soundgarden guitar back in the day. excellent crusty grunge tone for cheaper than a new big muff pedal.



my acoustic is a yamaha fg-170, it's the last real major christmas gift i got from her prior to moving out on my own.



the strat i keep mentioning in other guitar threads. it's a mexican from '94, picked it up on my 19th b-day in '95.



last but certainly not least is my LTD EC-1000, while it's not an ESP i liked the features this one offered more than the extra $1000+ i would have had to pay to get different letters on the headstock and 2 frets less... there's no ding on the front of my guitar either, that's the camera sucking.



two guitars aren't pictured, one is a no name project guitar with the frets being removed from the neck. it's about as smooth as it's ever going to get but it's never been reassembled.

the other is my aria pro II cat series bass. it's from the 70s, 4 strings and frets, black finish, double cutaway, covered in pokemon stickers.
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loving the fretless, man
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ibanez Jumpstart



and yeah, i've been playing for almost 5 years now
lulz.

Step your game up.



Do you play a lot? or just for fun by yourself?
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How'd I end up here to begin with? I don't know.
Why do I start what I can't finish?
Oh please, don't barrage me with questions to all those ugly answers.
My ego's like my stomach- it keeps shitting what I feed it.
But maybe I don't want to finish anything anymore..
maybe I can wait in bed 'til she comes home. and whispers....

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Remember kids: It's only real metal if the vocalist sounds like he's vomiting up a fetus. \m/
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