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BrentD
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Lansing, MI

May 2nd, 2012 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is not a for-sale ad, but we're house hunting and given my recent purchase of a small but lovely amp and letting go of some bigger, less-often-used ones I feel somewhat refreshed. I went through a phase of trying to get "one of each configuration", and I'm not sure that's all that necessary for a guitar player.

So if you were to assemble a small set of guitars, which of the following would you put as the minimum?

Les Paul Studio/Standard
Les Paul Jr.
Stratocaster
Telecaster
Strat w/humbuckers
PRS either bolt-on or set, but H-H
Shredder type (Ibanez RG, for example)

Discount sentimental value and acoustics (I'm set there).

ecwanab

MoJo, Minnesota

Jump in and hang on
May 2nd, 2012 08:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tele, Strat and whichever LP you like the best. Any less than 3, I would pick in that order.

Twangmeister
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May 2nd, 2012 08:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd say a LP Studio/Standard, Strat, Tele and shredder type. Several of the H-H guitars are variations on a theme.

I'm making plans for retirement and cutting back over the next couple of years. I'll have minimal storage space in my prospective future home.

My base list is:

Acoustic cutaway guitar
Tele
Reverend Charger w/ humbuckers
Jazz Plus bass
....and maybe an Epiphone Casino

One amp--Acoustic Image Ten2. Good for bass as well as acoustic and electric guitar.

Maybe a modeling pedal.

professor
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May 2nd, 2012 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think the basic trinity of a LP Standard, an American Standard Strat, and an American Standard Tele is the answer. When/if I downsize that would be the goal.



BrentD
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Lansing, MI

May 2nd, 2012 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Twangmeister, would you consider the PRS as meeting the "shredder type" goal?

zeprin
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Heavens Waiting Room

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May 2nd, 2012 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Strat. Tele. SG.

The SG fills the holes for the LPs AND the shredders.

z

BrentD
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Lansing, MI

May 2nd, 2012 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Next question: do you believe in mojo (the guitar kind, not the Jim Morrison kind)?

BrentD
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Lansing, MI

May 2nd, 2012 09:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Also, are there substitutions? For example, I see Teles listed a lot. If you had an Esquire, would that work in the place of a Tele? If so, the bridge pickup would be the important bit. LP Jrs have hot and twangy-ish bridge pickups. Would an LP Jr. sub for an Esquire?

I know, I'm being a PITA.

Rigby1027
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May 2nd, 2012 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I really want to get my stuff down to just one guitar these days, but I have sentiment tied to every instrument.

TheProfessor
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MI

May 2nd, 2012 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Along the lines of "which guitar would I grab in a fire?" I would say you "could" get by electric-wise with just a nice strat. After that, I'd expand to tele then Les Paul/SG. However, these could be switched around depending on your current style/each guitar's feel/playability.

reverendrob
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Hero, hero

you have done so well...
May 2nd, 2012 10:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Really depends on personal preference - somebody who really doesn't like Teles isn't going to need one, same with people who don't play acoustic.

I'd be happy with my current lineup - Jazz Bass, Strat, Jaguar with buckers, Jazzmaster, and Mustang.

picnic
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May 2nd, 2012 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My Tele and a modded Epi Dot would cover 99% of what I need. It is nice having only 2-3 electrics.

yellowrubberduck
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Vancouver, Canada

May 2nd, 2012 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

from your list... Strat and a Les Paul. meat and potatos!

add to that a good acoustic and nice semi hollow, Gretsch maybe?

reverend mikey
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May 2nd, 2012 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Strat. Tele. SG.

The SG fills the holes for the LPs AND the shredders.

z"

I like this list, but would reverse the order of #2 and #3 ... and would make #2 SG/335/LP of your choice, but that be my order of preference. (Cuz I don't care about shredding...)


Deacon Blues
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May 2nd, 2012 12:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Normally, I'd say a Tele, but since getting an Epi Sheraton I have to say an ES-335 style of guitar can cover a lot of ground.

BrentD
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Lansing, MI

May 2nd, 2012 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK, another question: If you have ever sold something later to regret it and buy the same thing again, were you less satisfied with the replacement?

adrenaline junkie

N. Missouri

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May 2nd, 2012 02:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Les Paul standard and fat strat.

Uncle Pat

Central KY

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May 2nd, 2012 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I could get by just fine with a Les Paul and a Strat.


reverendrob
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Hero, hero

you have done so well...
May 2nd, 2012 07:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"OK, another question: If you have ever sold something later to regret it and buy the same thing again, were you less satisfied with the replacement?"

Only time I've done it is when I had to sell something because it was cash or homelessness or equivalent, and then replacing it later has worked out about 95% of the time.

I didn't keep the Bassman I rebought at a heinous discount locally because my needs had changed and the HRD existed and had been refined, and a couple of the distortion pedals I used to use didn't translate as well to not using 1x15s at up to mid-sized major city club volume.

But the Fender Mustang (guitar not amp), the couple Roland/Boss effects units, and the Space Echo, I've been very happy. The Mustang I'm not quite as happy with (color isn't identical, but sound is 99% there and is lighter being basswood MIJ) but it's generally better in most categories (and I'm a better player than I was 15 years ago to boot) including action, setup, and not being nitro - I hate sticky necks.

CyberSpy

Denton, Texas

May 3rd, 2012 12:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Les Paul Jr.- because I prefer P90s to humbuckers
Telecaster - because what can't they do?

Possibly a Strat instead of Telecaster if you have to have a whammy bar.

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