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Lemmy
03-25-10, 10:24 AM
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KnightLerxst
03-25-10, 11:44 AM
I put together a pretty crazy drum set between Dec and Feb.

Tama Rockstar Shells:
22x16 bass, 12x9, 13x11, 14x12 rack toms, 18x16 floor tom

Tama Artwood Custom Maple Snare 14x5.5

13" Zildjian New Beat Hi-Hats, two 16", a 18", 20" medium thin crashes, 22" ping/ride, 18" china, 10" and 8" splash cymbals.

Can you tell I dig Neil Peart?

slop101
03-25-10, 12:50 PM
I have close friends and business associates that work for Gibson/Fender/Taylor/etc., and while I certainly take advantage of those connections to get some nice gear at cost, it takes a lot of will-power to curb my appetite.

KnightLerxst
03-25-10, 12:55 PM
This is before I added the 18" and 20" crash and the 8" splash...the 18" is now on the stand by the floor tom instead of that 15"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kurganman/100_2164.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kurganman/?action=view&current=100_2164.jpg)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kurganman/100_2168.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kurganman/?action=view&current=100_2168.jpg)

Hokeyboy
03-25-10, 01:33 PM
My new Epiphone Casino, Inspired By John Lennon model.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/hokeyboy/ep_cas_ibjl.jpg

Nicknamed "Simone". The tone on her is absolutely delicious, just warm and poppin'. Currently playing through a Line6 TonePort and Spider III amp, but that's temporary. I plan on picking up a Vox AC4TV and getting some real tube action (probably have to order one, as the local stores around here are fresh out of those babies. I got to demo one and was REALLY impressed how much sound I was able to get out of it.)

My next purchase is either going to be a Rickenbacker 360 or vintage Gibson SG, depending on how many Tokidoki purses it takes to get the wife to look the other way.

CRM114
03-25-10, 02:41 PM
Nice Casino.

I bought a lefty version of this Martin over the summer. Martin Custom MMV. Full gloss, rosewood back and sides. Made in the USA by hand. :)

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/7/4/7/452747.jpg

slop101
03-25-10, 04:19 PM
Here's my most recent Gibson Les Paul:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7014/les1.jpg


And here's my pride and joy, custom built for me a couple years ago by the good folks over at Taylor Guitars (http://www.taylorguitars.com/).

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2753/img0253tu7.jpg
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9307/img0254ac8.jpg
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/613/img0256oq6.jpg

Dr Mabuse
03-25-10, 04:30 PM
That mahogany in that Taylor?

Or is it just the stain/pic?

Hokeyboy
03-25-10, 04:34 PM
Here's my most recent Gibson Les Paul:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7014/les1.jpg
Dude, sweet finish on that. :up:

slop101
03-25-10, 04:42 PM
That mahogany in that Taylor?

Or is it just the stain/pic?Hawaiian Koa wood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_koa), front/back/sides.

The back of the neck is mahogany.

Dr Mabuse
03-25-10, 04:49 PM
Ah... I spotted that neck is why I asked. Wasn't sure about the body though, different grain.

One of my Martins is pure mahogany, they no longer make it. The D-17. But I pretty much play it exclusively now as the tone from pure mahogany is so... special I guess.

http://www.classicacafe.com/images/customer-images//MartinD17-FullFront.gif

Tscott
03-25-10, 04:57 PM
Just got this in January:

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/515/kalimba.jpg

It's a Hugh Tracy Treble Kalimba, a traditional instrument of Africa. And it even came with a built in mic plug, which since I had an amp already (for use in a classroom) is really nice.

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/6449/kalimbaamp.jpg

I can only do a handful of short songs so far, but one of these days I hope to sound like this guy:
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slop101
03-25-10, 04:59 PM
Ah... I spotted that neck is why I asked. Wasn't sure about the body though, different grain.And no joke, it looks like that in person - almost like a translucent hologram.

One of my Martins is pure mahogany, they no longer make it. The D-17. But I pretty much play it exclusively now as the tone from pure mahogany is so... special I guess.Yeah, while a little dark, mahogany's about the best sounding wood for a guitar. Koa is similar, though maybe a little darker, but the main difference being that mahogany sounds great right off the bat, while Koa wood needs a few years to age and open up - nothing beats the sound of an aged Koa guitar.

Ky-Fi
03-25-10, 05:54 PM
Here's my arsenal---nothing too fancy, but nice, solid instruments:

Yamaha SA-1100

http://elderly.com/vintage/items/images/40U/40U-4437_front.jpg

Fender 60's reissue Strat, 3-Tone sunburst

http://www.bryankimsey.com/instruments/strat_60RI/60RI_overall.jpg

Martin DX-1

http://www.martindx1.com/Martin%20DX1.jpg

CRM114
03-25-10, 08:53 PM
One of my Martins is pure mahogany, they no longer make it. The D-17. But I pretty much play it exclusively now as the tone from pure mahogany is so... special I guess.


The D-15's are still made of mahogany. Matte finish though.

Chrisedge
03-26-10, 12:56 PM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs168.snc3/19542_256660753311_772758311_4408385_6245052_n.jpg

This is my new toy I got for Christmas. (I play Guitar already)