Your Gear of the Year

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by drmilktruck, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That is one damn pretty guitar! I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers.
     
  2. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Many pedals but the star that shines the brightest is the Source Audio Ventris.

    Now for the big hardware!.....A Roland Blues Cube Artist, used/mint '06 Fender HWY1 Strat, and my 1st Tele....9 Point Guitars Bellecaster!

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  3. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    IMG_20211208_135346_798.jpg Coming in late but making a dash for my GOTY.

    Duesenberg Falken - and a NGD for me.
     
  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Hadn't seen that model before. Cool looker.
     
  5. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    It comes in a Trem' version but I wanted a hardtail. The pickups are Duesenbergs new Split Kings.. genuine single coils that can be switched to humbuckers. New innovative German design.

    Lots to like. Duesenberg quailty and playability with the addition of flexibility.
     
  6. Malcolm-Rocker

    Malcolm-Rocker Electromatic

    57
    Feb 11, 2015
    Nederland
    My Fender Pro Junior. Rehoused it in a 1x12 cab with a alnico speaker. What an improvement that was!

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  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Your Gear of the Year

    Silver Zepp'
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    Duesenberg Caribou
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    Many guitar amp projects started, but none finished :oops:... So no pics allowed. :(

    375L Vintage Monitor Speaker
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    1972 BRAUN L500/1 restoration
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    A+!
     
  8. WingZero

    WingZero Electromatic

    66
    Oct 21, 2021
    Québec City, Canada
    Man that sucks, I'd suggest to try contact their support first, they have been quite fast at replacing defective units in the early batches, don't know how it works now.


    What I like the most is the sound, its damn good, but also the ease of use and form factor. Just to give you an idea, yesterday at a rehearsal, my band mate tube amp broke as he was getting ready to play his first chords. in 2 minutes I had a very basic setup (clean, crunch, lead) ready for him on my actual patches and routed independently. he could play the whole night. Of course it was not perfect, I did it in 2 minutes, maybe if I had taken 4 minutes it would have been
     
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  9. Ktone

    Ktone Electromatic

    55
    Oct 31, 2021
    SE PA USA
    Good to hear it’s that easy on the fly. And you can have, what, 4 instruments input at once, right? And they each can have there own unique signal path?
     
  10. Bob Perrone

    Bob Perrone Gretschie

    323
    Mar 7, 2017
    allentown, pa
    Hands down my gear of the year are the 2 Furch acoustics I acquired; a 6 string and a 12 string. Amazingly built instruments. Tone out the wazoo and incredible warmth and sustain. Beautifully built....
     
  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Pics? I'm not familiar with the brand.
     
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    You had me at blue! (I wish I could like Duesenberg more. They make great guitars but should be honest about where the instruments come from.)
     

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  13. 64ChevSS

    64ChevSS Gretschie

    192
    Dec 24, 2016
    Innisfil, Ontario
    I couldn't help myself - I bought another cheap, vintage, Canadian made solid state amp.
    It is the bigger brother of the TS-15 that I already have two of. Got it for $70 in excellent shape for a 40 year old amp and only a two minute detour on my way home from work.

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    Much better than the TS-15 - master volume and real spring reverb added and a 10" AlNiCo speaker. Capable of loud cleans and a bit of breakup - but the distortion sucks pretty bad.

    For some reason I like these old Traynor TS amps - set it up clean and when I dig in a bit I get a bit of crunch that suits my crappy playing.
     
  14. WingZero

    WingZero Electromatic

    66
    Oct 21, 2021
    Québec City, Canada
    Yes, I was using 2 already because depending on the songs I use my strat (input 1), or my gretsch (input 2). no need to unplug/plug everytime. I just put the guitar on the stand and take the other one. No need to cut the volume or sound either as in every preset I could specify which input were ON or OFF.
     
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  15. Ktone

    Ktone Electromatic

    55
    Oct 31, 2021
    SE PA USA
    Yes, the QC seems like a really awesome piece of tech. The DSP power, touch screen, and organizational design are really attractive when considering against a Kemper, or Helix. Downsides currently are the number of amp captures built in, the number and quality of the effects (per reviewers), and the lack of a PC or Mac app to create/edit conveniently without only using the touch screen and dials. Also a lack of easy access to community captures is another issue I’ve heard about. All of the downsides are due to the QC being in early production and will be overcome as some time passes but for now, these things are what make people like me still think about a Kemper or Helix. I’ve pretty much decided on the QC but since I have a good collection of amps and pedals, I can take my time and be sure.
     
  16. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Yes. It's somewhat like Swiss watches : if 50% of the parts and the final assembly are made in Switzerland, the watch can bear the mention "Swiss Made"... :D

    I wonder if the Duesenberg woodwork is not made by Samick, in Korea ? o_O

    A+!
     
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  17. afire

    afire Country Gent

    No guitars in 2021. But I have been busy wasting money nonetheless. My GOTY is a toss-up.

    1931 Alpina-Gruen Techni-Quadron in 18k gold. It's a grail kind of watch. These Doctor's watches (so-named for the oversized seconds register, allegedly useful for taking a pulse) are pretty much the pinnacle of Gruen watches I've had a few over the years in silver or steel, but picking one up in 18k solid gold in practically unused condition after 90 years, at a price I could live with is something that's taken over 20 years of hunting.
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    1923 Gruen Precision 14k green gold tank. It's an uncatalogued model, not something I was looking for or even knew existed. It kind of fell into my lap. It's a little more understated than my usual taste in watches, but it's perfectly proportioned and very elegant on the wrist. It's almost the only watch I've been wearing since getting it a few months ago.
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  18. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Gretschie

    249
    Jan 19, 2021
    Pei
    I had a big year for spending lol
    New set of tv Jones classics
    74 fender twin reverb
    Strymon flint
    Stryon zuma
    Eqd space spiral
    Keely compressor plus
    Xotic ep booster
    1982 takamine jumbo A149A4A0-2DC1-44F2-BBC2-29E98B377D0B.jpeg 2F1C1D69-DCC8-465F-A7BD-BA9B9772C4F5.jpeg 5C3C6AD5-693B-4E29-951D-CBDA65344D9A.jpeg C6E7755D-926E-47A5-8CB1-532F63073442.jpeg I surprisingly don’t have a picture of my takamine and my tv Jones are in my guild
     
  19. WingZero

    WingZero Electromatic

    66
    Oct 21, 2021
    Québec City, Canada
    I think you are right on pretty much everything, I don't really agree on the quantity of amps being a problem, yes it pales compared to the 200 of AxeFx, but it covers every genre possible, and you have a ton of included captures. Where it lacks the most is effects, you don't have a lot of options I agree, I am not a big effect guy and I think they are minimal. But what is there is good. As you mention its in early stage.
    The editor to me is no big deal as I think its very easy to do your setup on the device, what I'd like is a PC data management, having access to 1000s of captures quickly makes the device unorganized, its easy to get lost, and not to make it tidy, this currently is IMO the biggest drawback in term of experience. Consider this though, at the moment an Helix or Kemper is not going to be a lost if you ever buy a QC, you could capture profiles or helix models and then sell them, same goes for your amps ;)
     
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