The "Unofficial" Mac-Forums Guitar Thread!

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I imagine there are a few people here who play guitar in some shape or form, so I thought it would be good if we had our own little corner of the Forum to discuss gear/share pics/Garage Band tips etc. etc.

Suppose I should start!

I've been playing for a couple of years, mainly electric although I do have a couple of Acoustic guitars lying around. Like to play most things, although I would say my 'niche' would have to be metal/rock/punk. Had about 6 months worth of lessons to get the basics down, and then went from there...

Onto the guitars...

Gibson SG Angus Young Signature 'Angus':-

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I 'inherited' this SG from my fiancee, after her father bought it for her, even though she can't play electric. So I was more than happy to receive! :D

An old Squier Affinity Strat 'Excalibur': -

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I can't be the only person who names their guitars, can I?! :[

This was my first guitar, and has served me well. It's set up beautifully, and if I'm learning a new song, this is the guitar I will practice on... Because the Gibson is a cruel beast when you get it wrong!

I've also got a Fender and Epi. acoustic, but they are currently in storage, I'll post up pics of those at a later date - if this thread gets anywhere!

Finally, my amp. Vox VT 40+. I'm looking to get a 'proper' amp in the near future, but this one fulfills my needs for now!

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I'm more than expecting this thread to fall flat on it's face, and die a horrible death... But it would be nice if some of our other players would chime in every now and again! :)
 
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Awesome! Which band were you in that "made it"? I may have heard of them! :p

Look forward to seeing the pics too!
 

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Oh man - the problem is, if I take pics of all my gear - I'll have to actually start selling it - instead of just talking about it. I'll post a few later. :)
 

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Pics'll have to wait - in the Official Setup thread there's one pic that shows my Yamaha keyboard and the cases for my Taylor and a Takamine 12 string (one of the nicest action 12s I've owned). About a year ago a friend of mine had a cheapie Ibanez and a 10 watt Marshall they wanted $100 for that got added to the group.
 

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Too lazy right now for pics. I currently have three:

1) My old Sakura (Martin Dreadnought Clone)
2) Ovation Celebrity Acoustic
3) Traveler (compact electric)
 
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Does this count as a guitar? An '84 Yamaha KX5 Keytar that I just bought from a pawn shop. :)
 

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No, but we'll let keyboardists join in. That's what I was back in the day.

Hope ya got that for a good price instead of a memorabilia price.
 
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Does this count as a guitar? An '84 Yamaha KX5 Keytar that I just bought from a pawn shop. :)

Haha, pics?! :)

Dennis, that's a beautiful guitar! I must admit, I'm not usually a fan of the Les Paul, but for some reason I really like the look of that. Maybe it's because of the retro photo? Shame you had to get rid of it though. :(
 
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I play in a local cover band doing mainly 80's and 90's tunes. Large collection but due to 2 back surgeries I'm pretty much just playing my PV Wolfgangs due to the weight. Both myself and the bass player run direct (no amps on stage) and I'm using a GSP1101 and he uses a POD XT.

Roman Holiday Austin Texas Party Cover Band there is a live demo. Band is a 3 piece without backing tracks.
 
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Esquire Strat and Crate amp
 

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I play in a local cover band doing mainly 80's and 90's tunes. Large collection but due to 2 back surgeries I'm pretty much just playing my PV Wolfgangs due to the weight. Both myself and the bass player run direct (no amps on stage) and I'm using a GSP1101 and he uses a POD XT.

Roman Holiday Austin Texas Party Cover Band there is a live demo. Band is a 3 piece without backing tracks.

Huge fan of the Wolfgangs myself. I have 3 of them and 2 of the HPs. Pics will show up eventually. I have a ton of gear in the basement that needs about an inch of dust removed.
 

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Since I'm sitting here in the dining room and one of my guitars is staring me in the face - I figured I'd take a quick pic with the iPhone and post. I will eventually post some more - I think I still have about 11 or so guitars and 5 or 6 amps downstairs. I have a lot more gear than I'm actually qualified to play - and although I used to play obsessively everyday - I've basically been cold turkey ever since my daughter was born.

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Yes - it has a broken string - and has sat like that for the past couple of years. Plays like a dream but never been overly keen on the pickups personally. Much more to come when I feel motivated...:)
 
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I felt guilty with no picture so here it is. IMG_0064.jpg
 

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Ok - so since I played hooky from work today to take care of a Dr's appt and a few other misc things - I thought I'd grab my camera real quick and snap a few pics of some of the things in the basement. Note - everything I post is in my house currently - not posting anything I used to own.

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A Wolfgang Archtop.

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A Wolfgang Arch with a custom paint job - metallic flames. I also gave it a professional refret - so it has jumbo frets on it. None of the Wolfies come that way.
 

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My first Wolfgang - an Amber flame hard tail - still plays like 'butta'.

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A Phil Collen Custom Jackson - only 25 of these made as I understand it. Really a nice guitar - pretty heavy though - but the sustainer is fun to play with.
 

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A Peavey HP Special - Amber Flame

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A Peavey HP Special Archtop - Cherry Flame
 

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An Ernie Ball Music Man - Petrucci - in the Mystic Dream finish. This one actually gets a little play time since it sits next to the couch and I'll noodle on it now and then when I'm watching TV just so I can tell myself that someday I might play again. :)

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An Ibanez JPM Picasso - really a great playing guitar but the neck was too thin for me - so this thing has maybe an hour of playing time on it since I've owned it - which has been for probably 10 years or more now.
 

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Here are a few Amps. I may still have some in storage - we put most of our belongings in a POD about 3.5 yrs ago when we had put a contract on another house. Unfortunately that happened to coincide with the bottom dropping out of the housing market - so we're still stuck here - and I've never wanted to come to terms with that by bringing all of our stuff back out of storage.

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Marshall JVM and Bogner Ecstasy 101b

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Hughes and Kettner Triamp MK II - Just a great amp that I can't bring myself to sell even though I never play. Looks cool on stage too. :)
 

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