I own a non-branded accoustic guitar that cost me only € 25 in a local non-music shop together with a ‘How to play the guitar’ book and CD. So a very, very cheap guitar.
After only a few weeks the bridge even came off in the middle of the night. I can assure you: you’re instantly awake!!! However after a quick repair myself with instant glue the guitar has survived for more than 10 years now and actually sounds okay.
I also have a [TBD] – which is a [TBD] scale guitar – which I’ve bought for my daughter. The thing costs more than my first accoustic guitar, however she has switched to piano. Kids eh!
My very first electric guitar I’ve received from my parents – after a year of playing around with the cheap accoustic one. It was a cheap all in one package with a Yamaha guitar (don’t remember what model though), 15 watt amp, tuner, etc. You know the deal. It was offered at a discount supermarket chain in Belgium and I received it as a birthday present. I started taking private lessons with this very same guitar!
However after a few months – and being employed – I’ve went on and bought my own guitar – according to my specs and likes.
So here is my guitar!!! ESP LTD EC-1000 FR STBLK. FR stands for Floyd Rose bridge. STBLK for See Through Black.
- Set Neck
- 24-3/4″ Scale
- Mahogany Body
- Flamed Maple Top
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 1.65″ (42mm) Nut Width
- Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 Extra Jumbo Frets
- Black Nickel Hardware
- ESP Tuners
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series Locking Tremolo Bridge & Tailpiece
- EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active Pick Up
- Controls: vol/vol/tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector
Initially I wanted the ESP LTD F-415FM STBLK bass – so basically the bass version of my electric guitar. Having a bass was just something I wanted to complete my collection of instruments, so never high on the wish list. So I had time to wander and look around – which is never a good thing.
And then I stumbled upon this beauty. The Sire Marcus Miller M7 TBLB (Transparent Blue) – first generation. I wanted the 5 string version, but couldn’t stand the wait for the long delivery date, so I went for the 4 string version which was available in my local shop.
- Satin finish
- Body: Alder
- Top: Flamed maple
- Bolt-on maple neck
- Neck profile: C
- 45 mm Nut width
- Scale: 35″ (Extra long scale)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Dot inlays
- Fingerboard radius: 12″
- Pickups: 2 Marcus Miller Pure humbuckers
- Marcus Heritage-3 electronics with frequency control
- Volume / tone controls (Dual Pot)
- Pickup Mix control
- Treble control
- Middle- / Middle frequency control (Dual Pot)
- Active / passive Bass Mini Toggle
- Black hardware
In my ‘full studio’ I use the following amps:
- Line6 Spider IV with pedal board
Not miced – Output to DI to Behringer X32
- Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig
In my ‘compact studio‘ I use the following amps – all connected directly to the IEM mixer.
- Tech 21 Fly Rig PL1 (Paul Landers signature – Rammstein)
- Hotone Ravo