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?
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.
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"
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.
03-25-10, 02:41 PM
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. :)
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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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.
03-25-10, 05:54 PM
Here's my arsenal---nothing too fancy, but nice, solid instruments: