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Hauler

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My guitar playing consists mostly of messing with my pedal board. You play electric or acoustic?
Started on electric.
Been playing mostly acoustic for the last 20 years or so.

Been thinking about picking up a Tele and getting back into the electrics again.
 

Grateful Dude

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Started on electric.
Been playing mostly acoustic for the last 20 years or so.

Been thinking about picking up a Tele and getting back into the electrics again.
I’ve never had my own electric, only acoustic. I’ve messed around with electrics, but that’s about it.

I’m a Tele guy - love them so much, and for a couple of years I have been threatening to buy a decent one and an amp. And every time I do my research and think I know what I want to get, life gets busy and I end up not touching a guitar for a while so the lust fades and I end up still not having one. Someday, god damn it!

just out of curiosity, do you know which model you would get?

same question to you JakePaulsBeard @TJ shat in me mouf! - can you remind me what model you have? IIRC you got a blonde one….which I dig.

I don’t know jack shit about amps and pedals, so that’s usually where I get lost doing my shopping research. Any and all suggestions regarding that are also welcome.
 

sparkuri

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JakePaulsBeard

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I’ve never had my own electric, only acoustic. I’ve messed around with electrics, but that’s about it.

I’m a Tele guy - love them so much, and for a couple of years I have been threatening to buy a decent one and an amp. And every time I do my research and think I know what I want to get, life gets busy and I end up not touching a guitar for a while so the lust fades and I end up still not having one. Someday, god damn it!

just out of curiosity, do you know which model you would get?

same question to you JakePaulsBeard @TJ shat in me mouf! - can you remind me what model you have? IIRC you got a blonde one….which I dig.

I don’t know jack shit about amps and pedals, so that’s usually where I get lost doing my shopping research. Any and all suggestions regarding that are also welcome.
I had a butterscotch blonde American Performer which I've since sold, but I do have a Korina bodied 52 reissue in blonde. I've swapped the pickups in it. I found with my amp the stock pickups were a little on the "ice picky" side of bright. So I ordered a set of custom wound pickups that are intended to nail that "Bakersfield sound" my playing doesn't nail the sound but the pickups certainly do their part. I've mostly been playing my strat lately, but maybe I'll pull the ole Tele out.
 

Grateful Dude

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I had a butterscotch blonde American Performer which I've since sold, but I do have a Korina bodied 52 reissue in blonde. I've swapped the pickups in it. I found with my amp the stock pickups were a little on the "ice picky" side of bright. So I ordered a set of custom wound pickups that are intended to nail that "Bakersfield sound" my playing doesn't nail the sound but the pickups certainly do their part. I've mostly been playing my strat lately, but maybe I'll pull the ole Tele out.
Cool thanks. I really like the butterscotch and natural ones.
 

JakePaulsBeard

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Thanks, man. Being a different model I wanted to give it a try, and found myself playing it and basically never playing my butterscotch one. When the used market lost it's mind I sold it for what I had paid for it new a year earlier. It's also a 2015, which is the year I got married, and I'm kind of sappy about stuff like that. I picked up a Mystic Surf Strat over the winter I'll try to get a decent shot of. It's basically sea foam green sparkle.
 

Grateful Dude

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I often lust over Jackson's and Charvels when I see them in music stores. The EVH guitars are pretty sweet too.
Back in college I had a friend who’s whole life revolved around guitar. While I knew him he was working on his masters in classical guitar. And he also taught lessons and worked at the only small music shop in town. And he was in 5 or 6 bands and played house parties and bars most nights of the week. I was barely starting to play at that point, but looking back at it now, he was pretty incredible. As a 21-22 year old he was covering entire Zappa albums and shit, and doing it very well. One night he’s playing heavy rock, the next funk and jazz, and then the next night he’d do a classical performance. It was so fun, we tried to go see him play as often as we could.

long story short, his main axe was a sub $300 Charvel that he bought with his discount from the store he worked at. And an old 50 watt Peavy amp. IIRC it was some kind of pearl color. That was the first time I realized that it isn’t the equipment that makes it sound good - it’s definitely the player.

he did have a really nice classical though, that was required as part of the degree program.
 

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Man, back in the late 80s and 90s I remember Jackson and Charvels were everywhere.
I started playing at 13, and had been feasting on the Beatles, and all the legends emerging from the electric guitar Renaissance. I grew up in a happy time for 6 stringers.
 

JakePaulsBeard

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Jul 22, 2015
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Back in college I had a friend who’s whole life revolved around guitar. While I knew him he was working on his masters in classical guitar. And he also taught lessons and worked at the only small music shop in town. And he was in 5 or 6 bands and played house parties and bars most nights of the week. I was barely starting to play at that point, but looking back at it now, he was pretty incredible. As a 21-22 year old he was covering entire Zappa albums and shit, and doing it very well. One night he’s playing heavy rock, the next funk and jazz, and then the next night he’d do a classical performance. It was so fun, we tried to go see him play as often as we could.

long story short, his main axe was a sub $300 Charvel that he bought with his discount from the store he worked at. And an old 50 watt Peavy amp. IIRC it was some kind of pearl color. That was the first time I realized that it isn’t the equipment that makes it sound good - it’s definitely the player.

he did have a really nice classical though, that was required as part of the degree program.
To your point, John Mayer is well known for playing through 10's of thousands of dollars worth of gear.

Also, here is John Mayer playing through a couple hundred dollars worth of gear:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IVcemjEg_E
 

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killing Jason Voorhees
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To your point, John Mayer is well known for playing through 10's of thousands of dollars worth of gear.

Also, here is John Mayer playing through a couple hundred dollars worth of gear:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IVcemjEg_E
As with Hendrix, when a Strat player rises to prominence, Fender showers them with Strats.

Very jealous of that standing in the player's community you reach when you no longer have to worry about how much gear costs.
 

JakePaulsBeard

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As with Hendrix, when a Strat player rises to prominence, Fender showers them with Strats.

Very jealous of that standing in the player's community you reach when you no longer have to worry about how much gear costs.
or in Mayer's case where companies design guitars and amps around his requests.