Originally Posted by MarcMaiden
Can't go wrong with Electro Harmonix! Love those pedals. I am currently redoing my rig. I was doing the standard - Mesa Stack with pedals etc but I ended up selling it all because I don't play live as much as I work in the studio. I decided I want to get a high quality modeling set up with a decent speaker cab to play with people. It would just be so convenient to be able to plug straight to computer and have that same unit be my live rig.
I am also looking for a nice guitar with midi pick up built in like the Ibanez RG1520gk <- rarrreeeeeee. I would also be nice to be able to play synths through my guitar since my technique on guitar outshines my piano technique.
Currently I am rocking for a guitar: Schecter USA made 7 string and an Ibanez RG520QM from the 90's MIJ. How about you?
Guitars I have: A jackson pro kelly (reverse headstock) don't get used. I don't like the floyd rose (too much to screw with when I just want to play). Its also very tinny. Every so often, I will pull out out just to screw with and make squealies ala Dimebag Darrel. I think I like pinch harmonics better
A cheap dean, no longer gets used. Forgot what the type was, but its a very cheap version that Dimebag Darrel used.
A silvertone acoustic, and the one that gets the most abuse is the (ESP) LTE ex-360 with EMG active pickups. I was going to buy the Gibson Explorer but could not justify the price at the time as I was (and still not) playing very much.
Amp, I use a Epiphone Valve Jr half stack. Only 5 watt tube amp, kind of boxy but I don't think I could go back to a solid state rectifier amp. Perhaps, but for damn sure not one of those modeling amps.
Effects are, EHX metal muff, holy grail reverb (may get its bigger brother) and the small clone chorus. I also got a crybaby classic wah-wah pedel that I don't use much, mostly due to the bypass issue, as in, even off, it sounds funny.
Oh, and by modeling amp, I mean those digital ones where you can get the amp to sound like a marshal or crate or what not at the flip of the switch. Im not huge on digital effects for this, but thats me