Minimal Gear

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Robbie, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Did you get struck by lightning when you responded to this post lol just kidding I know your working gear is pretty straightforward
     
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  2. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Nick! Lol! Brother, we gotta meet up n hang out man. Been wanting to do that for a long time now. I need to fly over for a weekend soon.
     
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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    It usually takes me a really lot of time to get accustomed to a new rig.
    Usually I play one setup for years and years.
    After I found a happening way to dial in a nice sound the knops will stay in that position forever.

    My band-mates tell me that everytime I am getting a new guitar or amp it turns out to sound nearly identical to the rig that I used before.
    So I concluded that most of the little changes that I do over the decades are mainly made for my own enterteinment and inspiration.

    P.s.: I really enjoy a super-minimalistic rig. Less is more with me.
     
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  4. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    That would be great. You can play with the band and I will personally show you and your family around this city
     
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  5. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I’m looking forward to each gig being my LP Special, Deluxe Reverb and an always on, or off, Crayon. Back to how I used to play...everything done with touch, volume and tone controls.
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I'm gassin' for a Jet
     
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  7. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    45
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Do it! Wish i bought one sooner!
     
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  8. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

    Age:
    52
    410
    Oct 23, 2012
    ALASKA
    I have been wrestling with this for a couple years now. In a big way, I would love to sell down to my Strat and my Gibson ES-275. That would mean I would have to sell like 4 guitars. I get excited about it, and if someone would make me a package offer and take it away, I would do it. However, the hassle of selling is greater than the gain of downsizing. I don't even know why I consider it. I mean, I don't need the space or the money and the variety is fun. Just an ADD thing I will conquer!

    I will be picky as shiznit going forward about gear I buy!
     
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  9. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    633
    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    "Minimal gear" -- this is an oxymoron, right?
     
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  10. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

    Age:
    52
    410
    Oct 23, 2012
    ALASKA
    Certainly on TGP! LOL!
     
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  11. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    584
    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    I pretty much use my Strat in the band 98% of the time.
    I use an acoustic or lately an archtop for the Duo.
    I could easily live with 2-3 guitars and one amp. (+ some kind of backup)
     
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  12. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    IMHO makes absolute sense switching up between a Strat, LP, etc. and an acoustic.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  13. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada

    Appears to be LOL. I mean, I REALLY want a Penguin...it never stops. Arghhh
     
  14. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    ++1

    ...and don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting anybody needs to downsize or sell anything...I'm not either. But yes, the pain of selling is just that...a pain
     
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  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The result of several threads I started is that I'm also planning to do what Robbie is proposing. I'm putting everything away except my Grey/Violet Country Club, Electromatic 6161 amp and 2 pedals - TC HOF Reverb and MXR Sugar Drive. I'm also going to stop looking at eBay, Reverb for that time. I'll start ... tomorrow. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Do you have Pro or Electromatic model ?
     
  17. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    584
    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    I think the on line marketplace has been a huge promoter of "more guitars or amps". You don't get to play them, you start searching, you become enamoured with getting one, you get it, you never play it, you sell it again..... At least 90% of what I buy on line doesn't end up a keeper... how about ya'll? If I happen to find one to play locally, it get's rejected fast...
     
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  18. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    When I was young and dumb all I had was my Tele partscaster, a Fender Pro Reverb, and a Tube Screamer. Didn't have as much disposable income, so I never thought of getting more gear. Just worked on being a better player. I was happy like a pig in mud.

    Today, more and better gear but less time to use it.

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
     
  19. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Yup....Working on scaling down to 3 electrics /1 amp/1 acoustic

    Hopefully within the next year, I will have accomplished this goal.
     
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  20. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

    Age:
    52
    410
    Oct 23, 2012
    ALASKA
    Yes, I had a crap guitar, no pedals and a crap amp. I could NOT WAIT to get home from work and spend the next 4-6 hours playing till bedtime! Maybe this is more of a natural progression, at least in my case. Most of us started when we were teenagers. We played our arses off back in the day. Then family and professional responsibilities dig into that time. But, it is easy to jump on the internet for a few minutes at a time and order up something fun. It makes you feel like you are still connected to your passion even though our time is greatly reduced. My time is freeing up a bit now and I am playing and gigging a lot. Now I look at the wall and say "what is all that stuff for?" LOL!
     
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