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Did you ever not know what guitar to want?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by TangerineDog, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    There's a hole in my collection.
    I want another guitar.

    But every possible model, every possible mod I think is what I'll get just seems not quite right the next day, maybe week...

    I think I can cover all the sounds I need, I can do twang, I can do 70s rhythm.

    So I guess I should just head to the next store and play myself across their <700 wall but I've licked blood when I visited the largest store in the country (30mins away from where my Girl is doing her masters degree) but it's gonna be months 'til I get there again so online shopping is the only way to go and neither can I fund 20 guitars nor could I send 19 of them back.

    What have you done to overcome first world problems like that - or have you never had that at all?
     
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  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    So, you already have an acoustic then. :p
     
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    dbolt Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    12 string.
     
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    dbolt Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Resonator.
     
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  5. RegularJim

    RegularJim Strat-Talker

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    How about an Epiphone Junior? You can get them cheap, mod them cheap, wire them easily, and have a blast playing it.
     
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  6. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

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    I have a bunch of guitars. For 45 years I managed to gig with a Strat, ES-225 TD and a Yamaha acoustic. I had no Les Pauls or SGs ten years ago, now I have 6 of each. I have three other electrics, a Wildkat, a Dot Deluxe and a Gibson N-225. I have 4 A/E including a classical and 2 acoustics including an archtop tenor guitar. I would like a Firebird reverse headstock to sit next to my T-bird bass, no Pelham Blue, thanks.
     
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  7. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My bases are pretty well covered. And I really don't have any room for more. So I guess I'm good
     
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  8. nuculer terrist

    nuculer terrist Senior Stratmaster

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    Tele variants are tough to beat. Deluxe, custom, cabronita etc
     
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  9. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Do you have the Classic Triumvirate?
    Telecaster
    Stratocaster
    Les Paul

    Do you have the nearby second tier leaders?
    SG
    Semi-hollow/hollow body
    Acoustic
    Bass
    Dual P90s
    Offset Jazzmaster/etc

    If so you don't have a hole in your fleet. Everything else is a derivative of these.


    I circuit bend the Triumvirate to keep a slimmer player fleet
    Telecaster -- gets a 4-way switch to cover LP
    Stratocaster -- gets a Dan Armstrong SSS Blender to HSH Mod to cover LP and in between settings get a bit more Tele flavor than a stock Strat can provide.
    Les Paul -- gets push/pull to split coils, lowered pickups and raised screw poles to cover Strat neck and Tele bridge tones

    .
     
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  10. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir WBLV Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No, i pretty much have always known what guitar i wanted
    at any given point in time.
    At the moment, i think the only guitar i want is a koa/black limba
    .strandberg* Boden 8 to match my 6 and 7 string models.
    With a cocobolo neck and ebony fingerboard,
    of course... :)
     
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  11. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Most wives
    Most girl friend
    Most credit card companies
    Know exactly
    Where I (we)

    Should stop or at least yank on the reins..
     
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  12. problem-child

    problem-child Senior Stratmaster

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    Seems that once a decade I will sell everything but my absolute creme de la creme and start over. That used to be fun and not too costly when ebay was a good place to buy and sell. Maybe I'm getting old now. There are few I would like to have, but I can't justify adding anymore to the stable.

    I went through just a few weeks ago and labeled all my cases with which guitar they should house, along with the price I paid, what the current market price would be and their serial numbers. Truthfully I did this so if I died my wife and kids would have a clue...

    Kind of an eye opener.

    In answer to the OPs original question, I have no idea what the next one should/will be.
     
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  13. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have more than enough guitars. Now I focus on playing them...that's the reason I have them
     
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    anderz Senior Stratmaster

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    Sure I had a Gibson Explorer I was not feeling it for so for sale it became. That was it just the cash no plan of anything else in return.

    I did had 2 interested but nearly at the same time so while one was trying another was at the door.

    No said the guy trying it and the other had left disappointed.

    Then a guy called with the trade offer for partscaster Blackie and at first I got number but I was not that interested until I thought about it.

    The rest is history as yes I did need it in my tonal environment.

    I knew what I wanted nearly always but Blackie was different in that area.

    In 2001 when I went to order a Gibson Les Paul custom my sales guy said: well if that's what you want then it's this one you should get pointing out the historic version in a list. Ok get it.
     
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  15. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I made a New Years resolution of sorts this last year to not buy any new gear in 2018 so that has taken all the guesswork (and fun I suppose..) out of what to spend my money on.
     
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    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Play what you got
     
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    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds like GAS, which I avoid by listening to recordings of myself.
    It reveals my need to play better. And practice, not a different guitar is going to make that happen
     
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    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    Not REALLY, I mean I look at a job I have and realize a job requires a tool I don't have. So If a buddy called me up right now and asked me to do some Waylon Jennings, I know I do not have a tele set up for that kind of stuff. Therefore I have a need that Telecaster would fill better than any other guitar that would work "for now" creating the GAS.
    If a buddy asks me to come and fill in for their cover of Amon Amarth, I have that covered.
    Metallica? kind of covered.
    Tool? Covered
    SRV? Covered
    Nickeback? will never covered...call someone else.
     
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  19. altar

    altar Former Member

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    In what way? Marking your cases like that is a really good idea, I need to do something similar.
     
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  20. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    I was in the same situation. Ended up buying a bass.
     
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