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  • #61
    In the early 90s I inherited a Fender HM Strat. It was my first and only guitar for about a decade, so I guess I was a Strat guy. The stock Super Distortion made for a pretty good guitar right out of the gate for the music I was into at the time.

    However, “my” guitar is a Les Paul, and it happened by accident. When I discovered Internet forums sometime around 2003 someone posted that every guitarist should have a Strat, Les Paul, SG and a Tele. I’d never played any of those other guitars, so I figured maybe I should get started.

    I didn’t really like Les Pauls because I thought they were old man guitars, but I found a blacked out Epi studio gothic that didn’t look old man and stuck some EMGs in it. Over the next decade they grew on me; I started playing LPs mor and Strats less. I eventually got a Norlin era Goldtop (stuck EMGs in that too), then post Afghanistan I used some of the money I’d saved up to get a Custom Shop model (no EMGs, but it does have a JB/Jazz in it) and that’s been my main axe for the last decade.


    I’ve never really done the hero worship thing, but I have gone through phases where I dove in and experimented with ideas based on someone famous liking the same guitar I do… Slash, Warren Haynes, Bonamassa, etc. In most cases I realize I don’t sound like them and move on, but sometimes I might find something that kind of sticks and gets integrated into my style.
    Last edited by some_dude; 07-28-2021, 09:34 PM.
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    • #62
      I picked mine because it was the same color as my car at the time. I later found out that both were factory resprays. The Strat was metallic blue over Aztec gold, the car was metallic blue over metallic red.
      If I only had a dollar for every song I've sung
      every time I had to play while people sat there drunk,

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Chistopher View Post
        I picked mine because it was the same color as my car at the time. I later found out that both were factory resprays. The Strat was metallic blue over Aztec gold, the car was metallic blue over metallic red.
        anyway to get a picture of either or both?
        EHD
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        SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
        Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
        Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
        Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
        Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
        GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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        • #64
          I knew nothing, I just wanted a Fender Stratocaster like Dave Murray from Iron Maiden so I got a 96 Sambora MIM, which i swapped pickups more times I can recall. Great choice by luck, 18 years later got me a Charvel SoCal, it was a very nice step forward and a very informed buy after knowing all the specs I wanted in a Super Strat.

          This forum was very important for me to learn and investigate.
          Who took my guitar?

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          • #65
            Simple really. Prior to a rehearsal one day we were short of a microphone stand. Therefore, the singer and I quickly took a detour to the music shop whilst en route to our rehearsal space. I then left said shop with a PRS US/Core series Custom 24 floyd, as well as the all important microphone stand!

            PRS were not particularly on my list back then, but I gave it a whirl as it was second hand, immaculate, and I was curious whilst we were killing time. It was, and remains the best playing/sounding guitar I've ever played, and very much my #1 ever since

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            Last edited by Mr Wolf; 07-30-2021, 12:38 PM.

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