Desert Island

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  1. Peter McAteer

    Peter McAteer Active Member

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    You find yourself on a desert island that inexplicably has electricity. You are allowed one amp, one guitar, and one pedal. What do you choose?
     
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    LP SD1 1987 with a 412 of greenbacks.
     
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    Evh 5153 with Marshall cab, lp, maxon od.
     
  5. Michael Roe

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    1987X full stack, Les Paul Traditional, and for the pedal, a Kemper profiler stage (it is a pedal).
     
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    A G3 multi pedal if that counts. Or a Morley wah.

    On a "dessert" island it would be butter tarts or peanut butter cups.:D
     
  7. RLW59

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    I'd give a list of about 6 each to whoever is "allowing" it, and let them randomly pick.

    If I picked a Les Paul I'd always miss having a Strat. If I picked a JTM45 I'd always miss having a Deluxe Reverb.

    But if I woke up on an island with an Explorer and a Bluesbreaker, or a Tele and an AC30, or a Strat and Plexi, or a Les Paul and a tweed Champ, or any mix of those, I'd be content and eternally grateful to whoever put me there.
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    Unless this is a trick question. Guitar, amp, pedal -- but no replacement strings or replacement tubes, no extra batteries and no wall wart. So Heaven eventually turns into Hell, with me just staring at a great guitar and great amp that are unplayable.

    Edit: I don't use pedals much. If I'm only allowed one effect, then some sort of delay. Otherwise some multieffect would be fine.
     
  8. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    Marshall DSL 401, my custom Charvel, and either a delay or my EQ pedal.
    that rig could part the sea and i could walk home from there.
     
  9. Matthews Guitars

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    If I can cheat and get a modeller, I'd pick a Fractal Axe-FX III with suitable power amp, two 4x12s full of vintage Greenbacks, the guitar in my avatar, and no pedal would even be needed.

    If I can't cheat, I'd take the same guitar and the Jose Arredondo modded Atomica plexi, the same cabinets, and for a pedal, I just want a really good reverb.

    I might call a Fractal AX8 my "pedal" if I could get away with it.
     
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    JMP 2203, Boss SD-1, Les Paul Standard Access Floyd Rose (original version with burstbuckers).
     
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    MXR Carbon Copy (Analog delay that can get gated reverb and chorus sounds dialed in as well)
     
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    Swamp Ash HSS strat -2555 Silver Jubilee through matching 4x12 loaded with Marshall labelled G12 Vintage speakers- HOF reverb pedal in the loop.
     
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    Aren't you guys missing a most important pedal?
    A looper!
    BP
     
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    What Rick Said !!!
     
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    Sorry Big Rick.... you get a radio tuned only to the ATL Hip Hop station !!! :lalala:
    BP
     
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    I would run, swim or float away as fast as possible.
    There would be a 99% chance that you landed on Isla Nublar.
     
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    Michael, I don't believe you are playing within the spirit of which the question was asked,.....:D
     
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    Oh yes I am! I'm thinking way ahead: I also profiled all of my other Marshalls on that Kemper-PEDAL, lol :)
     
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    I'm assuming there are no walls or ceilings on this island,....so no attenuation needed! :D

    My 1982 Les Paul Custom, Full Stack with Greenbacks, JCM800 2203, Maxon OD9.
     

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