I’ve been playing my electric guitar a lot more lately (I’m an acoustic kinda guy, for the most part), and I’m thinking about adding to my really sparse rig.
–A Fender Strat. Kentucky Blue and white. Made in Japan sometime between 84-86. About as stock and standard as an electric guitar can get, but she looks nice, plays nice, and sounds nice.
–A Crate GS-150 amp. Truth be told, I hate this amp. It’s the kind of amp built for people who are overly impressed by volume. Like most amps, it doesn’t even start to sound good until you turn it up considerably, and at that point you have to be in another room if you want to hear yourself think. I’m trying to figure out what I should be able to sell it for.
The only effects pedal that I have is an old, cheap flanger that I bought off a guy back in high school. I had a DOD distortion pedal, but I don’t know what happened to it.
What I want to add, in decreasing order of likelihood:
–A good tuner. I like the pedal tuner Fender makes; unlike most I’ve seen, it appears to be solidly built.
–Some effects. I had a Crybaby for a few months last year, and I loved it. Aside from that, I’m probably going to go with a digital effects processor; I’m willing to trade the sound quality for versatility at this point. (I like making a lot of different noises.)
–A new amp. Maybe once I have some effects I won’t quite dislike my amp the way I do, but I’d love to trade it up.
–A new guitar. Paul Reed Smith guitars make me drool. I’d settle for a Les Paul or a Rickenbacker, though.
What’s in your setup? What do you want in it?