Recent content by hogrider16

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    "Tone is in the hands" - silliest buzzword of the decade?

    Bingo!!!!! We gravitate towards the tone we love and usually when we grab a guitar, we try to dial in the tone closest to that. IMHO the tone is in every component of the signal chain BUT, not all components have an equal impact. I have two different style picks I use - one for jazz, one for...
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    Would you rather have a $2k guitar with a $500 amp or a $500 guitar with a $2k amp?……and Why?

    Exactly. You can buy a really nice used Peavy tube amp for less that $500. You can also buy a really nice used guitar for way less than $2,000.
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    Is a Plek Setup worth it

    It's worth it if it needs it. I'm constantly amused by people wanting to change things on a guitar they've never played. Not EVERY guitar needs a PLEK and not EVERY player can tell the difference. If it aint broke, don't fix it.
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    How many Overdrives is too many?

    When you have ones you don't use, you have too many. I play in a cover band and need to cover a lot of different sounds quickly. Yes, I could get a lot of different sounds out of a single overdrive, but I don't have time between songs to reset my overdrive constantly. I have one overdrive that...
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    What’s with the Custom Shop Strat Prices?

    +1 The constant whining gets really tiring. Probably by people that have never seen or played a custom shop guitar. And if you think you can go out and buy some random parts and throw a custom shop quality guitar together, well, just keep telling yourself that and maybe some day you'll actually...
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    Amazing Tone, bad habits?

    I always practice straight into the amp. Effects are great for stage, but they hide bad practice habits. If you can play something clean, you can play it with effects, but not necessarily vice versa.
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    A question for owners of a Strat and a Tele.

    You found a tone you like. No big mystery.
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    Paul Rogers and Peace

    He's my favorite vocalist bar none.
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    Would you rather…

    Since all guitars are different, even the same year and model, I'd have to play them both.
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    Why don't we like locking tuners?

    Who doesn't like them? I wouldn't change out a set of non-locking tuners that worked, but I wouldn't take the locking tuners off a guitar. If it aint broke, don't fix it.
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    Have you ever been in a Sally Band?

    If you don't want that gig, I'd take it in a heartbeat!
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    Have you ever been in a Sally Band?

    +1 When I was in college, back in the stone age, a guitarist friend and I formed a very successful Top 40/Disco band. We played out at least 3 or 4 nights a week. At college, we studied jazz. All of the "jazz" cats looked down on us like we were sell outs, while they worked in McDonalds and...
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    Have you ever been in a Sally Band?

    We're there to entertain the audience, not ourselves. I played in a band where the BL turned down $100 tip to play Foxy Lady because we'd already played it in the previous set. I left shortly after that; I have no patience for amateur hour. If you're burned out on a song, try playing it right...
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    One song you despise the most …

    Wagon Wheel - I'd rather poke my ear drums out with ice picks than listen to that droning, tuneless, repetitive pile of camel spit again.
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    Should I buy a shimmed guitar?

    There are probably about 100,000 or more strats for sale at any moment. No need to buy one you have doubts about.