Your Go-To Guitar

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  1. Randy

    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    The Fly Deluxe for anything in E Standard, the JTV-69 for anything that isn't. The Fly I'm bonded with the most, the Variax is just easier than changing tunings, gauges, string-count, etc. everytime I want to jam or learn a new song.
     
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    Mostly depends on what tuning I'm playing in, but I'd say my 2007 RG320FM is the one I've bonded with most because it was the first brand new guitar I ever bought and the one I've owned the longest. I won't ever sell that guitar because it's just magical and special. Everyone that has played it has said they love the sound and how it feels to play. I've even gotten some seriously ludicrous offers for it (someone offered me $2.5k for it).
     
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    Has to be my RAN Crusher 6. I have been through at this point, literally hundreds of guitars. Nothing has gelled with me the way that this has.

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    This is the only other guitar I own that I could never sell. I chased an E2 for years, waiting for the right one and I scooped this one from CME within 10mins of it being listed.

    I'm very fortunate to have a lot of guitars and to have owned as many as I have, but these two are mainstays.
     
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    I was always drooling over pictures of PRS guitars back in the late 80's and early 90's. But as a teenager in a third world country, I could never ever afford one. Later in life, I ended up living in America. About 3 years ago, I tried out a PRS SE Singlecut. I wasn't impressed with it and got discourshed with PRS and stayed away from them. It didn't live up to my expectations.

    Late last year, I found a good deal for stateside built PRS S2 Standard 22 with import hardware.
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    It felt so nice to play! But... I wanted a different sound. So, it is now fully customized to my liking. Only the low mass locking tuners is the only import part left. This is the closest I could get to my dream of owning and playing an US guitar! Well... except that the switch is German. (Schaller).

    So, here it is! Darth Paul...

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    It now has the following:
    DiMarzio D-Activator X bridge and neck
    Schaller Megaswitch "T"
    Emerson Pro CTS 1meg volume pot
    C&K USA DPDT Mini Toggle Switches for parallel switching
    Geesatis Open Black Humbucker Covers
    CTS 250k SPST Split Shaft Push/Pull Pot
    Pure Tone Jack (double contact)
    PRS/Mann Vibrato Bridge (black nickel bridge with plain nickel saddles)
    Custom anodized look pickguard by WD Music Instruments, Inc.
    Ebony tuner buttons

    Control functions is going to be a long read, but this guitar has been my only guitar. Well, I have a baritone and working on a project backup that I don't really need. I don't gig anymore, but I record projects for my own satisfaction.
     
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    The darth paul looks killer!
     
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    Don't have pics on-hand, but my 2001 Fender Am Std. Strat is currently what I play constantly. I put BKP Cobras in it and just love how it feels and sounds. A close second would be my 1990 Jackson Fusion Pro, but right now it needs a fretjob and a bit of TLC.
     
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    not sure if serious... if someone actually offered you 2.5k for a $250 guitar and you turned it down...
     
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    Kids are basically infinitely replaceable, but I'm sure some people would prefer to keep their first ones.
     
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    My Warmoth project, Trilogy. You can probably guess why I bonded so hard with this one.

    Specs are about what you'd expect from a standard Strat, minus cosmetic differences, and, of course, the pickups.

    I've got the EMG Maverick 5 set installed with an SPC knob, which is basically a pickup swap in knob form. Usually it would act as a blend between a strat and humbucker sound, but I guess due to the base tonal characteristics of the Mavericks, it's more like a blend between a strat and a really hot strat.

    Combined with my other strat, which has the SAX set, I've got my vintage and modern sounds pretty much covered.
     
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    I have two guitars that I've had for 10+ years. They are my go tos.
     
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    I really like that you like Discharge. Awesome guitars!
     
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    My go to and only guitar that I kept out of the bunch. A Jackson Guitar Center 37th anniversary run they did in Black Cherry. Basically a Jackson DKMG body, DK2 neck with pearloid logo. Alder body, EMG81/85. It is incredibly easy to play, sounds heavy, stays in tune perfectly, and like someone already mentioned about these Jackson's, they are workhorses. I have owned this one for about 5 years now and looking for another one.
     

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    A Whammy DT is cheaper than a JTV though. You can use it to change the tuning, and then use the pedal to fine tune the tuning for albums where it is "sorta" half a step down +/- a few cents. Joshua Jones does this and it is pretty useful.
     
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    Good. God.
     
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    Queue up SRV's Pride & Joy:

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    Damn I love this guitar.
     
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    Love it
     
  17. Randy

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    Edge Zero gets a lot of hate, but I love the ones I've played.
     
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    Yeah I'm much more of a fixed-bridge guy, but I've always been a sucker for the Edge Zero for some reason. Every guitar I've had it on 'just works,' and this one's no exception. That 920 is as solid as it gets- takes 5 minutes to set up and you don't have to mess with it again for months. Always feels satisfying to play and the finish has all the mojo.
     
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    The only Floyd-style trem I don't hate. Still a BIT of a pain in the ass but I find I don't fight it nearly as much.

    Couldn't tell you why though. Doesn't seem all that different.
     
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    I really just came back to tell you this is the greatest looking LP I have ever laid eyes upon.
     
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