Those wonderful planks of wood
How's it goin'? This is the section of my site
where I get to talk about something that I really
love -- GUITARS! Not to mention amps and stuff
too. Are you like me? You just can't get enough
of those things, can you?
First off, I guess I'll tell you something about
the gear that I have. Some of it I use
frequently, some of it not so much. Anyway, below
is a list, in case you're interested, of my
stuff. Eventually, I'll get around to taking some
pictures and getting them posted here (I
swear!). Let's just take this in sections,
First off, I guess I'll tell you something about the gear that I have. Some of it I use frequently, some of it not so much. Anyway, below is a list, in case you're interested, of my stuff. Eventually, I'll get around to taking some pictures and getting them posted here (I swear!). Let's just take this in sections, shall we?
I also have a coupla' off-brand junkers, one that I can't remember the name of and one J.C. Penney Harmony-type guitar that has the neck heel stamped 1968 (not that this guitar is worth anything). I also have an older Ibanez cheapie acoustic that never sees the light of day, as well as a homemade guitar that I built from spare parts. It's set up with two-foot-high action, and I tune it to open chords for messin' around with a little slide.
I also have an old 70s Gibson Skylark amp that a friend of mine gave me. Once again, nothing special, but kind of neat nonetheless.
~Pedal Board, Effects, Etc~
In this section I'll just describe my signal chain.
First thing in the chain is an Arion Stage Tuner which feeds the signal into an Ibanez Tube King and a Boss Blues Driver. The Blues Driver is my main overdrive, and I kick in the Tube King for solos and for heavier parts. Next, the signal goes to a Dunlop Univibe Reissue. I really like this pedal; it's got a good sound and I like to "freak out" with it (Woodstock Hendrix to a T!). After that are a few more Boss pedals: a CH-1 Super Chorus; a BF-2 Flanger, which I also love; a DD-5 Digital Delay, an excellent delay pedal with LOTS of flexibility; and an RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay, also a very good sounding, versatile pedal. I also use the tremelo on the Band Master here and there and whenever the "surf's up."
All of this mess is mounted in a custom-made (by me) pedal board which is completely wired for AC power -- no batteries! -- I hate having to keep buying those little copper-topped nuisances. They'll rob you blind! Anyway, this thing took me quite a while to design and build, but once it was finished I was very pleased with it, and believe me, it was well worth the effort. Everything is all wired up and ready to go; all I have to do to set up is remove the lid and plug in a couple of cords and I'm good to go. I just love convenience!
Besides what I use regularly, I also have a few other assorted pedals and things, for instance, a Dunlop Crybaby wah, a ProCo Rat, an Ibanez Soundtank Tube Screamer (the el-cheapo model), a DOD Classic Fuzz, a Boss PH-2 Super Phaser, and an Ibanez CSL stereo chorus. And let's not forget about that old Hiel Talk Box (Haven't used that thing in years. Maybe I should get it out and fool around with it again sometime.) and an OLD Maestro phaser (the one with the big yellow, orange, and blue speed switches) that sounds really good but is too big and bulky to be practical.
Well, there it is. Quite a comprehensive list of my gear/junk (maybe too comprehensive ...). I never intended to ramble on so much, but you know how it is when you start talking about gear. Maybe I should sell some of this stuff ...
Come back again sometime when hopefully I'll have more guitar and guitar-related stuff to tell you about.