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    If I had to, I think I could build an entire pedalboard out of TC stuff and be satisfied, but I'd *rather* handle the gain stages with Wampler and use TC for modulation and time effects.

    Instruments: I could get by with just EBMM. Or Gretsch. Or Gibson or Fender. Honestly, any one guitar COULD be my only guitar, if it had to be.

    Amps: Vox, probably. Maybe Orange.
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    I've got two Epis that are awesome my Florentine and Hummingbird are excellent

    I've got two Ibanez RGs that are just everything I want in a super strat

    I have a Dean Shire, a semihollow LP that comes with a piezo bridge. What more could you want?

    I have two Ibanez SR series basses, that I just can't keep my hands off of

    I have two custom made Ehdwuld branded guitars that were made to my specs and I love them

    But my Gibson with the swamp ash body and maple neck loaded with a JB/JAZZ set with TS rings
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    I do have 2 amps and a few pedals by Tech 21. I just dig what they do, which is provide easy-to-get-to basic tones that work well with any pedals.
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    I'm not in love with many brands enough to stick by it forever as a favorite without question -I'm always open to ideas on products.

    BUTTT I have plenty of aversions to companies that either put out sh*t, or are dishonest in their marketing, or have terrible customer service.

    So I guess I have my Sh*t List more than my actual Favorites.


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    EVH Guitars, amps, pedals.

    I know this may be an unpopular one too, but I actually really like blackstar. I have a used HT-5R which has a really unique sound that I love, and I also tried the ID 260-TVP stereo amp. That one is great too.
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    Default Re: Favorite Brands

    Quote Originally Posted by chillytouch View Post
    EVH Guitars, amps, pedals.

    I know this may be an unpopular one too, but I actually really like blackstar. I have a used HT-5R which has a really unique sound that I love, and I also tried the ID 260-TVP stereo amp. That one is great too.
    I think Blackstar puts out a superb amp line. Nothing at all wrong with their products.

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    Currently I'd say Epiphone(with SD pickups), Ibanez, and Marshall.
    Mainly because with my Les Paul (Custom bridge/Slash neck), a TS9, and a DSL, I can play 90% or more of what I want to play.

    But variety is one of the things that make this hobby so fun.
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    For guitars, with a name on the headstock - Fender and Gibson mostly. I like the feel of most Deans I've picked up (Z, V and ML styles). But, the ones I play the most and are my favorites are the ones I built/put together myself - a couple Strat styles and a SG Jr.

    Amps, Marshall and Vox and if I could afford one, Soldano.

    Pedals, I always come back to Boss. Not for everything. I'll take a Whirlwind Orange Box over any phaser.

    Strings, I'm an Ernie Ball Slinky guy. Either Regular Slinky or Rock -n- Roll Slinky.

    Pickups, Seymour Duncan but I like DiMarzio, Gibson and Lollar pickups too.

    Cables, Mogami and Spectraflex. Never had one fail on me ever.

    Picks, Dunlop Tortex.

    Straps, Ernie Ball Nylon.

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    Hands down Fender.

    If I could only buy one brand it would be Fender. There is so much to choose from guitars to pickups to amps to accessories. Sure, there are many things by Fender that I have chosen to change/mod, but I’m usually modding with something based off of Fender.

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    Here are some of the brands that I've been playing pretty much exclusively for the last few years(or longer) and will probably consistently play for a very long time...

    Guitars - PRS. I used to be an Ibanez and ESP/LTD guy, but ever since getting my first PRS I've fallen in love with them.
    Amps - If it's a high gain tube amp, it's going to be a Peavey 6505+ or an EVH 5150 III. The Duncan Powerstage 170 has been my main amp for the last year or so, though.
    Pedals - Mostly Boss and Seymour Duncan
    Strings - D'Addario hands down. I've played nothing but these bad boys for the last 25 years.
    Pickups - Seymour Duncans in all my guitars. Currently rocking the Black Winters.
    Cables - LiveWire since they cost almost nothing and I've only had maybe three of them break on me over the years.
    Picks - I only use Dunlop Jazz III picks. I literally can't play guitar with any other pick.
    Straps - The EBE Pik Pocket alien head guitar strap from alienpick.com

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    I do tend to stick to certain brands.

    P-ups: SD
    Electrix: Sterling/MM, Ibanez
    Acoustix: Ovation
    Strings: D'Addario
    Pix: Dunlop Ultex Sharp 2mm
    Amp: Marshall
    Amp sim: AMT
    Utility devices: Palmer
    Stompboxes: BOSS, Digitech, KORG
    Cables: Klotz
    Plugs: Neutrik
    Wireless: Shure
    Synths: KORG
    Studio gear: Focusrite, RME, TLAudio, AKG, Shure
    DAW: Reaper
    Plug-ins: Stillwell, Izotope, Melda, Toontrack
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    Peavey for guitars and amps. Not the best but never have let me down, and easy on the wallet.
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    2019 PRS CE24, 2002 Carvin, 2010 Epiphone 335 dot, custom tele, 5 Peavey V Type's (DMZ SD/paf pro, JB/59, JB8/Jazz, EMG 57/66, and Full shred) Esp/Ltd (Invader set), Jackson DKMGT (EMG 81/85)
    Amps: Orange Dual Dark 100, Dark Terror, Micro Dark, CR120, EVH 5153 50w
    Cabs:Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12, EVH 4x12/2x12, Geezer 2x12 with v30's

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    you know, the more I play the more tone specific I've become. I'll hear a specific tone and I'll go.......thats it, I've been wanting that.....and I'll buy the item no matter what brand it is.

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    the only brand that i kinda love is hamer usa, which of course is no more. every one ive owned and played has been a good, very well built guitar. still own three and love em.

    duncan would be a favorite brand too, and dr for strings, a dunlop picks, analogman pedals...

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    Warmoth, Duncan, Daddario.
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    I have lots of brands, but I could narrow it down. I primarily play Fender guitars (Telecaster, Jazzmaster, and Mustang), Mesa amps (MkV, Electra Dyne). Pedals I dont think I could cut down to one or even two brands, maybe MXR, EHX and Strymon, but I like small brand fuzz pedals too much.
    Strings are Ernie Ball, and picks Dunlop Ultex .73mm, pickups are either Stock, Duncan, or Creamery.
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    Default Re: Favorite Brands

    Gibson, Marshall

    But brand alone doesn’t cut it. I’ve got Gibson’s that almost deserve the fireplace and some fenders that you can’t pry out of my hands.
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