Are you Monogamous?

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  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Many guitars!!! One Amp!!! One WIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Two out of three ain't bad!!!
     
  2. blasphemoustrat

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    I have owned as many as 75 at one time, and as few as two over the last ten years or so. I have a very srv relationship. I've got my first wife, it's my first choice, it covers so much ground and just sings/screams/moans/whispers when I want it to.

    But I have 11 other guitars that do different things right now and I don't want to sell any. I've got two Gibson Les pauls, one scalloped and standard. I've got 3 strats, hsh, hss +sustaininc, baratone, à full hollow seven string, a Fernandes sustainer model, an acoustic, a standard tele....basically all fill different nitches. But greeny takes it 90% of the time.
     
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    I guess I'm a guitar/amp slut.
     
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    Flapjack Strat-Talker

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    1 electric guitar, one amp for me. I'm a minimalist, perhaps to a fault.
     
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    hogrider16 Strat-Talker

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    I have a bunch, but tend to have a favorite that I play exclusively. For the last almost 2 years, it's been my Doc Fisher. I've got some killer guitars, including a Fender Custom Shop, but every time I pick one up I think, "That's nice, but not as nice as the Doc Fisher."
     
  7. Neilshane

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  8. Builder 2010

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    I was monogamist until I sold my beloved Fender Showman in 1972. Years elapsed until 1992 and I bought my Fender Strat Deluxe Plus which I still have and is perfect and a Fender Champ SE hybrid amp also which I still have. I became a "cheater" when I got another Gibson ES-175D to replace the other love I had and sold in the early 70s and along with it a VOX VT-30 sampling amp which satisfied the need to buy a bunch of pedals. I'd like to get an SG so I can duplicate Clapton's perfect riff on "Crossroads" at the
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  9. skiadikt

    skiadikt New Member!

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    monogamous since 1966 when i got my gibson es-330. also have a ibanez joe pass model and ibanez IMG-2010 midi guitar but the gibson's been my baby for 55 yrs. all that changed when i got my strat ultra back in july. luv it. will get even better when i get the new pickguard and move that damn volume control :).
     
  10. dspellman

    dspellman Strat-Talker

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    I'm pretty far from "monogamous." Currently over 50 guitars, around 15 tube amps, a few non-tube amps (or hybrids) and half a dozen modelers, plus a number of power amps and both powered and unpowered full-range speaker cabinets.

    I can't speak to "need," but there it is.
     
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  11. tooter007

    tooter007 Strat-Talk Member

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    Sometimes I wish I was, I played more then. A pawn shop $300 Kramer Baretta, Crate G40C, cable, my first 10 years of playing that was all I had and was happy. Nowadays I'm stepping over gear to get to my amps.....sigh....
     
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    2014 Fender American Standard Strat and Fender Blues Junior III.
     
  14. Tremdaddy

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    I love them all but can't stay with just one.
     
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    Years ago I had five electrics, one acoustic, and three amps, ( a Super, a Bandmaster head/212 cab, and a Peavey valveking combo). Now, one strat, a les paul standard, an acoustic, a super sonic 22 combo, and a deluxe VM combo, ( 22 and 40 watt amps). Covers anything I need to do.
     
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    I have hoarding tendencies. At one point, I had an entire room filled with cheap guitars, crappy sounding amps, and 2-3 low-quality drumsets. I finally established a couple of rules for myself, primarily that I will only buy something if I can identify a very specific need. The need can be convenience (hence my ridiculous number of capos) or variety (my ridiculous number of slides), but it has to be legitimate. If I don't have the need anymore, or if the piece of gear doesn't get used for a year or more, it goes up for sale. That often results in me selling gear and then buying similar gear again a year or two later, but it keeps me from just having storage rooms full of garbage.

    With that said, I have four electrics. Les Paul, Strat, Tele, and a P-90 Junior-style Reverend. I've tried to have a Gretsch style (Epiphone Emperor Swingster), but the feel and tone never got me anywhere that I couldn't get with my other guitars. I had a Variax, which was nifty, but at the time I wasn't doing a lot of home recording and didn't need it live, so it had to go.

    I have one "real" amp - a Traynor YCV40WR... basically a Fender with some hair. As much as I love that amp (and it's an exception to my rule because I haven't used it seriously in ages), I've moved fully into modeling gear because it makes more sense for the gigs I play. I justify keeping it because I don't want to have to bring an FRFR and a modeler to something like a jazz or straight up blues gig. Plus, some things are too important to ever sell.

    I've got three "normal" acoustic guitars - my #1 (Gibson J15), my old D-Standard Harmony, and an Alvarez my wife uses to teach a guitar class. I have three basses - a 5 string, a 4 string, and a fretless U-Bass. I also have several specialty instruments - mandolin, bouzouki/octave mandolin, banjo, ukulele, resonator - but only one of each; the rules won't allow for multiple unless I have a specific need and I don't.

    I went from zero drum sets about three months ago to two sets thanks to some Youtube and recording needs in the new house. I had previously sold my really nice drumset because it had been in cases for two years while we rented and didn't have any space to set them up.

    I sold a full PA and lighting rig and now I'm slowly but surely rebuilding the rig, based on what I need right now but with an eye for what I could use in the future as restrictions loosen and I can put another band together.

    I say all of THAT to say that my gear choices have nothing to do with brand or type of guitar. In fact, I'm not at all likely to buy a second Strat or second Tele unless I have a very specific need. Maybe I buy a Squier to be a permanent Nashville tuning guitar (I've thought seriously about a Mini Strat for that purpose). Maybe I buy one of those Cabronita Baritones if I can get a good deal. Maybe I'll decide that a Thinline Deluxe Tele is significantly different from my Les Paul or that a Jazzmaster really is different enough to justify buying. I've avoided buying any more Gibsons/Epiphones because they either sound like my Les Paul to my ears or just don't feel good.
     
  18. Namelyguitar

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    "A man has got to know his limitations!"

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  19. MountainMike

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    I am, as far as each guitar is concerned. ;)
     
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  20. RaySachs

    RaySachs Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    If one electric and one acoustic is monogamous, I was for a very very long time. But I’ve always had one of each, so if not…

    These days I’m almost monogamous with electrics - I have two electrics but I play my strat about 90-95% of my electric playing time. I have an SG with P90s for those times I just GOTTA have that P90 sound. Doesn’t happen often, but it comes on strong when it does. I have two acoustics and I play both of em a ton, so no way I’m monogamous there. Don’t wanna be either. Love them both more or less equally, depending on the day. One rosewood, one mahogany, gotta have both.

    so, used to be, but today I can’t claim guitar monogamy. In life, I 36 years married and stone cold faithful…

    -Ray