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  1. here's some of the gear i use (or try to use)


    podhd500 for amp tones and effects, and also used as a midi controller for the eleven rack which is pretty much my main tool for guitar tones right now. top-notch amp modelling and some great effects, but doesn't quite have as many cool effects as the hd500, so they make a good pairing


    some of my favorite drive pedals. from left to right; vox satchurator, custom-built bk butler tube driver with bias knob, vintage tubeworks tube driver, keeley-modified boss ds-1 distortion with fat switch, vintage (and super rare!) ibanez ts808 (i actually found this baby at a garage sale for $7!), modtone deep dive (not a drive pedal but a cool octave effect), bbe wah pedal, and my strobe tuner pedal. now for some guitars


    my custom carvin bolt. sunset burst on an alder body, birdseye maple neck and fretboard, locking original floyd rose trem (kind of regretting this now), and a HSS pickup config with coil tap. the pickups are ok but i will eventually trade them out for something else. probably dimarzios (my favorite!)


    my ibanez prestige rg1620dx. basswood body, maple prestige neck (very thin) dimarzio evolution set, also has a piezo pickup for acoustic tones


    my other ibanez prestige rg. pretty much the same as above, but still has the stock pickups for now. i'm thinking either emgs or some duncan blackouts


    fender american mahogany deluxe something or other strat. mahogany body, maple neck, trio of dimarzios (two cruiser bridge pickups and an at1 at the bridge) and a cool switching device called the toneshaper. my second tone knob is actually a blend knob, allowing me to blend in the bridge pickup on any pickup setting.


    my gibson sg standard in natural burst. mahogany neck and body, stock pickups (which i really love. 498t and 490r i think) thinking about painting this one, though. maybe


    my gibson les paul standard in neato goldtop finish. mahogany neck and body with a thick maple top. the back and neck are actually satin so it feels really nice to play. also, now with emg pickups! emg85 in the bridge and emg60 in the neck. went for the chrome set so it was a little more expensive, but these pickups are solderless, so putting them in was super easy. just connect a couple of wires and youre done!


    probably my favorite guitar right now is my music-man candy orange luke. alder body with a raw maple neck in a soft-v profile. feels soooooo good to play, really effortless. equipped with an emg85 and two emg SLV pickups. super quiet and really smooth tones.


    and i just picked this one up today after ordering it last week. new music-man petrucci bfr7. chambered alder body and maple neck with cherry sparkle finish. dimarzio crunch lab and liquifire pickups as well as a piezo pickup system. veeeery nice guitar. probably the most comfortable 7 string i have ever tried. that's about it i guess. i have some acoustic stuff but nobody cares about that junk anyway!

  2. If anyone at all followed my voting patterns, which to me felt very honest and natural, if maybe a little bit harsh, but not in any bad faith or with preference, vendetta, or bias, then it makes sense that some of the scores are so low on average. Just remember that when people are given the opportunity to be secret with their opinions and comparisons, the truth of how they feel might be a little bit harsher than what they might even indicate otherwise. That's the nature of the beast.

    that's pretty much how i voted, except i gave no 5s. only a couple 4s and 3s, mostly 1s and 2s

  3. holy cow that's a sweet setup. since i don't know anything about synths and you have plenty of preamps (though maybe a couple of api-based pres or channel strips might be cool), i can only recommend more guitar amps! a few must-haves, imo, are the fender twin (though that super-sonic gets pretty close), vox ac30, some form of marshall plexi (59 slp, jmp, jtm45) marshall jcm800(!!!), and a whooole bunch of pedals, especially boutiquey stufff like fulltone pedals (they have a reeeeally nice tube-tape echo)

    i also think a super invaluable tool would be something like the new line6 james tyler variax. one guitar that models a whole bunch of really cool electric AND acoustic guitars, as well as a great sitar model.

    now that i think about it, how about the focusrite liquid channel? though i guess with the cash you have available you can probably just get more legit analog pres