Gear That Everybody Seems To Love But You Don't

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Gear That Everybody Seems To Love But You Don't

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Out of interest, what's one piece of gear, be it an actual guitar, a pedal, an amp, or thing else guitar-related that everyone seems to love but you just don't get?

EDIT: Please keep the comments respectful to other. We all know tone and tastes are very subjective. Just because someone doesn't like something that you do for whatever reason, please don't be petty about it and resort to name calling etc.

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Les Paul's,
Fender Telecaster
Fender Strat

I can probably make a case for liking any of those, especially the strat, but on the whole it usually a no for me and it's not for lack of trying.

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dayl wrote: Sun May 14, 2023 12:48 pm Les Paul's,
Fender Telecaster
Fender Strat

I can probably make a case for liking any of those, especially the strat, but on the whole it usually a no for me and it's not for lack of trying.
I get that. When I was younger, I wasn't a fan of the Les Paul. I have mellowed out a bit with age. While I don't actually own a Les Paul, I do have a guitar in the same vein. Always loved the Strat though.

Never liked the Telly however.
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Strat. Tubescreamer. Especially together. I’ve said it before, but the sound is emphysemic.

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Vintage gear. Feels more like playing a precious, temperamental investment more than a musical instrument.

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Les Pauls. Oh how I've tried.
Also, gainy Marshalls. An iconic sound but harsh and raspy when not in a mix (where it sounds great) and not really my thing.
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It may come as a surprise...but Strats. Can't seem to make them work anymore. Not even sure if I ever did, despite gigging with one for a decade.

And compressors. Why destroy your amp breakup with a compressor?

And PRS, Dusey's, thin necked shredders, Mesa Boogies,

Actually, this could be exhausting.
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GrantB wrote: Sun May 14, 2023 2:07 pm It may come as a surprise...but Strats. Can't seem to make them work anymore. Not even sure if I ever did, despite gigging with one for a decade.

And compressors. Why destroy your amp breakup with a compressor?

And PRS, Dusey's, thin necked shredders, Mesa Boogies,

Actually, this could be exhausting.
Completely with to on compressors, Doozies and Shredsticks.

Won't hear a bad word said about a Stratocaster, though.
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Pretty much anything with a quilted top

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Tube Screamer.

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anything strymon
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Vox amps - or anything EL84 really. I really, really wanted to love my AC30, but I really, really didn't.

And brand new guitars. I much prefer something with a few seasons on it.

On compressors: they have always perplexed me, but recently I've been trying to play funk, and I think I'm beginning to see the point? It is really hard to play Brick House and get it to sound consistently good... with a spanky clean sound, I find I have to concentrate so hard on my touch, it's just exhausting. Anyway, I am contemplating getting my very first compressor.

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Pretty much all of the guitars, amps and pedals people on here fuss over.
The older I get, the more disappointed in myself I become.

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Any Yamaha guitar.
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

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