Do you play your favorite guitarist's guitar?

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  1. P90s

    P90s New Member

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    My favorite too. :)
     
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    P90s New Member

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    Personally, my favorite period is the '85-'90 run, right until Brent died and Jerry went back off the rails. But, the long-scale neck of Tiger (and other custom guitars) and use of the middle pickup make your Strat statement solid. And he played the Graham Nash Strat beautifully.
     
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  3. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i bought a white les paul custom just like the one on ‘green mind’ and a rick 360 just like johnny marr, then fender puts out a signature jazzmasters??? what a rip
     
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    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I have a strat, a tele, a Les Paul and a bunch of PRS models...so...probably.
     
  6. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    I am more of a fan of whole songs and genres. I really admire Carlos Santana, Al DiMeola, Alex Lifeson, and yes Neil Young and electric and acoustic.My first really good electric was a Les Paul, also had a fender Strat, but I really loved Paul Reed Smith Guitar’s when I discovered them myself in New York City in 1989. I was aware Carlos Santana was playing something cool with birds but that was about it back in the 80s watching MTV. So never bought a guitar just because a player played them. Wait not true Neil Young, I started playing Martin acoustics years ago because of him.
     
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    Hopefully the wife will get me the I model. Me & myself are out of my price range
     
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    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Sweet guitars!!! Man I desperately want a Super Eagle!!! Freaking awesome!!
     
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    I heard the price of the Myself model has tripled over the past two years. I wouldn't wait too long!
     
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    Well, the Dead's best and worst periods could be a thread, a forum, an encyclopedia! And I guess it already has been and is all of those things. So I won't go too far into it here except to note that I think a big part of why I liked the early 70s so much was because they were down a drummer. As much as I love Mickey, they were a totally different band without him, and I thought a more lithe, swinging, turn on a dime improvisational combo like a great jazz quintet. With him, they're like an ocean liner - they could get up a hell of a head of steam, but good luck missing the iceberg! With just Bill on traps, they were like a speedboat that could change pace and dance around in the waves and turn on a dime. And this isn't a matter of what I was there for. I first saw them toward the end of '77, which to some was their peak year, and I was there from then through the end, with a lull in 88-92 when our kids were babies. And I liked '77-78, '81-83, and '87-88. But when I go to put on some Dead, it's almost always early '70s unless it's the anniversary of one of the more epic shows I saw.

    I guess I probably did START playing a strat because so many of my favorites played them. I don't really remember - I just always kind of wanted one and I gotta figure that's a big part of why. But then I played one forever and I guess that sound and feel just got in my blood. I don't play it because of that now in any direct way. But I probably still love them so much now because I've been playing them for so long and if that was the initial spark, I guess it's still kind of a cause.

    Whatever, i just love 'em. I should probably sell my 594 and get a Silver Sky because I'm evidently more of a single coil and P90 guy than a humbucker guy, (which I had started to think differently about for several months and led to me having a 594). But I just don't feel the need or desire to in any way change my current Cray hardtail strat, which is my favorite one after 40 years of 'em. And I seem to be madly in love with P90s and probably shouldn't just have a $350 P90 equipped telecaster, but I love THAT cheap beast too and don't feel any desire to upgrade it (maybe put a RWRP pickup in the neck, but other than that). So even if humbuckers are only my third favorite pickup these days, I'm lucky enough to have as good a humbucker guitar as there is and I freakin' love it too. So what if the expenditures are out of whack - I have three guitars I completely love and I'm sitting good and tight with what I've got...

    -Ray
     
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    Because of my favorite band, The Beatles, I had an '66 Epiphone Casino, but never really bonded with it.
     
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  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    In the end, our tone, the subtle nuances of our playing, and the note choices we make, are uniquely our own. We really can’t help being ourselves, no matter what instruments we choose to play.

    So I figure it’s more interesting/satisfying/fun to take that tone journey, and discover our own sounds (and with any luck, develop our artistic sense) along the way.

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not in any hurry to reach a destination. ;)
     
  14. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Well said!
     
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    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

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    I think that counts.

    Myself, I'd say yes. I have a Wolfgang, a JP12, a Satriani, and have have chased the perfect all white strat (Hendrix at Woodstock and Trower Live) for 40 years! No Holdsworth guitar though. No one EVER will play like him so no sense trying.
     
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  16. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I've got a white '89 MIJ Strat ('63) with vintage electronics and Fralin Vintage Hot pickups that would fill your Hendrix jones.....
     
  17. JustRob

    JustRob Zombie Six, DFZ

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    No.

    But it's because my favorite guitarists are playing the WRONG guitars.

    I'd be glad to let them try mine to convince them, but I never seem to bump into them.
     
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  18. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    rory gallagher?

     
  19. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    always wanted a 335 because of lennon’s casino, never got one. avoilded fenders for years because the beatles were shown playing gibsons and gretches and rickenbackers on all the good records.

     
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  20. django49

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    I do. Please don't tell him where I Iive!
     
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