One Guitar. One Amp. One Pedal.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    It’s one of my favorite movies of all time. But I’m a low budget kinda guy.
    Any movie that opens with a blacked out screen and a disembodied (in more ways than one) voice saying “let me die... please let me die...” has to be a masterpiece.
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  2. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    I owe a new amp day post I picked up something cool a week ago, but I’m taking my 50’s tribute Les Paul, Nau Engineering tweed deluxe, and a Mystery Brain.
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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Is this a pick from what we already have deal or can we think outside the box and pick a dream list?

    Of what I have I could live with any of my three top guitars, anyone is fine with me. MIM Strat with overwound tex mex pups, CIJ Strat with 1st gen hot noiseless pups, or my Gretsch Broadway Jade penguin. If I had to pick one of them it would vary on the day which it would be. Of amps I have a few I would probably pick my first, A Peavey Triple XXX Super Forty, I can dial it in with low volume and be happy with the sound. I can go from mild just barely breaking up to screaming metal distortion and almost anything in between. And my one pedal would be my Mystery Brain it would be needed to vary the tones form my amp at low volumes.

    If its a Dream List well it would be my guitar would be a Gretsch, with Hilos or T'armonds, mud switch master volume individual volume, G brand Orange western Falcon, I don't know if that's ever been made. I have not played a lot of different amps but if the Profiler really is as good in person with all sorts of profiles built in I would pick it with the profiles I wanted, but it really does need to sound and react like a tube amp 100%, if not Probably a Mesa Mark five 35 with a nice cab, and again with the Mystery Brain.
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  4. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Squier '50s CV Tele, Laney LX20 with speaker upgrade, Digitech pitchfork.

    Offensively cheap stuff, most fun I ever had, legally.
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  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    My perfect rig!!! '72 Tele Deluxe>Channel switch pedal>Kustom '36 Coupe

  7. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Swart AST Master (which already has reverb and tremolo onboard)

    My #1, 1993 American Std. Tele with "vintage hot" pickups

    A delay... either the Carbon Copy Deluxe or maybe the Adineko
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  8. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Not a Vox - it's THIS
    Does great Vox tones just for starters.
    if you want tremolo get a pedal - a waste of space on an amp imo :)
  9. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Am I still allowed an acoustic or does this take its place as well? If I have to pick one guitar period forever it is definitely the Martin 000-18 GE with 1937 sunburst. I would sell every piece of gear I have including drums keys etc to keep it. I would give up my laptop, cell phone video games, and internet connectivity to keep it. If I could have only one nonessential personal effect it would be this guitar. But for my family, if needed I would sell it. No misc item is worth putting over family.
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  10. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
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  11. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer.:)
    With these you don't need a pedal. Just a Master Volume. ;)
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  12. shrews824

    shrews824 Country Gent

    Feb 22, 2016
    Hardinsburg, Kentucky
    As much as I want to say I would use my Gretsch I just can't do it for an all purpose guitar to cover every genre that we play.

    For me:
    My American Strat
    My '65 Twin Reverb reissue
    Fulltone OCD Overdrive
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  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    G 6119-1959 with a pair of Duo-Trons, Stanley Blue Nebula (Plate Reverb, various Delays) and my Winfield Tremor.

    The G 6119 has the classic Gretsch sound in abundance. With the Blue Nebula, I can setup a Surf sound using the Plate Reverb emulation and a great Chet Atkins slapback using the Tape Delay emulation and a touch of Plate Reverb. The amp gives me basically the same circuit as that Chris Stapleton Brownface Princeton, which is a nice clean sound with a balanced timbre.
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  14. P2gee

    P2gee Electromatic

    Dec 19, 2018
    Man the guitar for me is tough....I have about a 3 or 4 way tie for the one I would bring, I guess the new 5420t does a pretty good job of covering the tones I like to play. Amp would be my 1967 Pro Reverb. Not much of a pedal guy but I guess EH Oceans 11 would do me.
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  15. diamoroso

    diamoroso Gretschie

    Feb 4, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    Fender Am Pro Jaguar through Twin Reverb, and some overdrive pedal. Still searching for my perfect overdrive, so I'll leave that unnamed for now.
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  16. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    My amp is obvious, my AC30.... which comes with the footswitch for the built in Voc reverb/trem so my pedal is my Keeley 1962x OD.

    My guitar... hmmm... yep, definitely my MIK Epihone Sheraton II. Still the best guitar I've owned, or held in my hands for that matter. I love my other guitars but none have the versatility I get with my Epi.
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  17. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Princeton Reverb 65
    Chorus, the only pedal on in my pic
    MiM Tele with Lollar Charlie Christian pickup

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  18. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Dyna’d White Falcon, VOX AC-15, Nocturne Mystery Brain

    No surprises here. Quick tally shows Big body’d Filtered GreTschs, Fender amps and Delays dominate

    Out of the 42 entries I noted [I chucked most from one waffler who just couldn’t make up his mind and became the lone MartinMan...and it’s not Thunder who became the lone Jimi Page worshiper... not that there’s anything wrong with that :) ]

    22 GreTsch, 17 of which are hollow/semi

    12 Fenders, 6 Teles, 5 Strats and a Jag (MartinMans entry would’ve tied up the Strats with Tele’s...see what waffling does?)

    6 Gibson/Epi

    20 Fender or clone amps

    3 VOX amps

    22 Delay/reverb

    6 OD’s

    In summary;

    32 Gun Salute to Leo Fender

    23 Gun Salute to Fred GreTsch

    9 Gun Salute to Tavo Vega, the Greatest Living Gear Legend on GreTsch Talk and his Nocturne pedals, in particular the Mystery Brain, the most coveted pedal of them all

    note, this tally took me about an hour so any poor slob who posted within was utterly and completely, if not affectionally, ignored
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  19. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    One surprise is I’m the lone Falcon coveter so I get to post up my most played Princess, a lovely 6136DS. She is Big, Sweet, Clean and Mean. HW AC-15 w/Blue and Nocturne Magical Mystery Brain

    If there can be only one...

    Honorable mention to my Peterson StroboStomp2, my most operated pedal by far...Magical Mystery Brain has been operated only once...when I turned it on a few months ago

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  20. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Disclaimer; I’m no Tavo suckup. No brag, just fact. (but if he chose to send me a t-shirt, I wear a large)
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