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Postby BJG145 » Sat May 21, 2011 6:36 pm

I'm pretty ignorant about guitars, but recently been auditioning some guitarists. Seeing the collections some people have acquired, I wondered...if you could pick just the one electric guitar and amp...?

(I think I'd have to choose a Les Paul, just because I saw one in Rose Morris 20 years ago and wished I'd bought it...)
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby zenguitar » Sat May 21, 2011 7:50 pm

Ohhh... I hate decisions...

If everyone was sent to the same desert island we could set up a guitar and amp library so everyone could have everything

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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Folderol » Sat May 21, 2011 7:56 pm

Oh come on now! Getting just 3 guitarists to work together is like herding cats. I just can't imagine what it would be like with a couple of dozen
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby DAGGILARR » Sat May 21, 2011 8:19 pm

Wot about acoustics then ?
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Mixedup » Sat May 21, 2011 9:21 pm

Decisions, decisions... I could get most of what I want from my Les Paul Studio and Fender Twin. I have other guitars and amps that are better for some things, but that combo is hard to beat as an all-rounder setup.

Do we get to use pedals on this island? The above works nicely with a Crybaby... and I'd prefer a different distortion/overdrive option
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Frisonic » Sat May 21, 2011 10:50 pm

Well Andy has it right of course and I'd be bringing a 69 thinline telecaster and a vintage fender tweed deluxe to add to the library (with a spring reverb tank and tremolo built in). +1 for the island needs acoustics too.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Howdy Doody Time » Sat May 21, 2011 11:57 pm


Gretsch Country Club early 60s cadillac green, and a guitarist, cos I'm not very good.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby zenguitar » Sun May 22, 2011 12:20 am

Fair point Folderol... perhaps I should set up the Desert Island Guitar Workshop instead, there are some nice guitars and amps being listed that would need maintenance

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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby artifus » Sun May 22, 2011 1:20 am

DAGGILARR wrote:Wot about acoustics then ?

good point. kirsty can be pretty strict these days. are we sure we'd be allowed a generator (plus fuel!) or some other (solar/wind/wave) power source?

i'd be tempted to take my uke.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby DAGGILARR » Sun May 22, 2011 5:32 am

So I will be jammin away on my James Goodall concert jumbo

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While you guys are pulling on ya whammy bars an trying to get sand out of ya pots

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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Frisonic » Sun May 22, 2011 11:16 am

Maybe we need one of those Rainsong graphite guitars from Hawaii. They are reassuringly expensive and it wouldn't matter too much if it got a bit damp in the surf, nor indeed if the temperature got close to 40 degrees (I hope so). It would probably also withstand having a coconut landing on it better than most acoustics... Anyway I've always wanted one to take on yacht deliveries.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Sun May 22, 2011 7:21 pm

if you dumped me on an island without my Jem7BSB, i'd figure out a way to row the bloody island back to civilisation to get it....


(and a Genny, and my amp rig)

then i'd row back to solitude.... and WAIL....
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Sun May 22, 2011 11:20 pm

I'll take my Fernandes FR-120 (After a re-fret and major overhaul please )
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby zenguitar » Sun May 22, 2011 11:38 pm

Jumpeyspyder wrote:I'll take my Fernandes FR-120 (After a re-fret and major overhaul please )

I refer you to my Desert Island Guitar Workshop, very reasonable rates for forum members

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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby _ Six _ » Sun May 22, 2011 11:56 pm

My early 90's Les Paul Standard. I'd run back into a burning house to save that guitar.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Garry McKee » Mon May 23, 2011 12:31 am

My lovely (Mexican...no shame! they're amazing!) Chrome Red Fender Stratocaster with a nice HiWatt Combo(and a multifx to save on space...and a solar generator.....)
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby narcoman » Mon May 23, 2011 12:50 am

Easy.. My Motorave BelAire.

Acoustic? Well I'll take the D'angelico
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby DAGGILARR » Mon May 23, 2011 4:58 am

DAGGILARR wrote:So I will be jammin away on my James Goodall concert jumbo



While you guys are pulling on ya whammy bars an trying to get sand out of ya pots


Just to be clear I don't' actually have a Goodall, its my dream acoustic so I guess thats me pulling on my whammy so-to-speak
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby 4TrackMadman » Mon May 23, 2011 6:28 am

If the island has electricity then most likely it'll have ways to import more guitars/amps

Personally if I had to pick, it would probably be my Music Man Steve Morse guitar and a simple tube amplifier with enough power to do small gigs as well, the Orange Tiny Terror, Mesa 5:25 or something along those lines. I might need to bring in an overdrive or two just in case
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby narcoman » Mon May 23, 2011 10:10 am

let's not be little girls about this - if we're taking an amp we'll take my Matamp GT1 6x12. Come on - it's a desert island.... might as well be loud!
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Mon May 23, 2011 3:22 pm

i'd still rather take my Laney...

mind you , being me, an island isn't really much of an obstacle.... flying is a dragon's second favourite pastime...

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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby narcoman » Mon May 23, 2011 3:51 pm

Gt1 eats Laney's fer breakfast.....rrrraaaaarrr
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Mon May 23, 2011 4:02 pm

yeah? come and try it ..... you'll get a shock.....

(especially since the power stage rebuild earlier this year,.... it's been stomping all over our band's other guitarist's Marshall half stack , leaving fat great claw prints everywhere.... )

i'd agree , the Matamp is V.NICE though.... it's just not my Desert island amp....
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Frisonic » Mon May 23, 2011 4:22 pm

I think I'd sooner hang out with the girls actually. Can we have a side of the island that is balanced, musical and has its yin and yang sorted (and all the good guitars and amps). And then another for the more testosterone challenged to damage their ears in private.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Blue Lizard » Mon May 23, 2011 4:29 pm

My Musicman Axis SuperSport (suitably in Pacific Blue Burst, and easier to fettle with on a desert island than my locking trem Axis) and AxeFX Ultra rig.

Being castaway might give me chance to get to grips with all that the AxeFX has got in it!
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Jabba1 » Mon May 23, 2011 5:10 pm

My old Levinson Blade R4 (or a Godin Acousticaster 12) and a JC120.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby narcoman » Mon May 23, 2011 5:23 pm

Frisonic wrote:I think I'd sooner hang out with the girls actually. Can we have a side of the island that is balanced, musical and has its yin and yang sorted (and all the good guitars and amps). And then another for the more testosterone challenged to damage their ears in private.


I'd face the Matamp AT you guys.... I'd play undistorted lovely jazz at stoner rock volumes. That'd teach ya..... and then I'd get Idris to lay a face melter upon ya'all...
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby Shivanand » Mon May 23, 2011 5:37 pm

BJG145 wrote:...if you could pick just the one electric guitar and amp...?



That's easy. My custom strat and TCT50C combo.
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby artifus » Mon May 23, 2011 5:45 pm

desert island = free field
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Re: Desert Island guitar

Postby ian2 » Mon May 23, 2011 6:24 pm

No-one opting for a double-neck, then?
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