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Some of my relatives have that funny understanding, "Why do you need more than one guitar?"

I guess you really don't.
Ask them why they need a whole bag of golf clubs or a sports car and a truck or closets full of clothes and shoes???

If you are a working musician a backup instrument is pretty essential even if it's just to cover breaking a string so the audience doesn't have to listen to either a drum solo or the singer attempting to do standup comedy while you restring/retune.
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Ask them why they need a whole bag of golf clubs
Oddly, every serious golfer I know almost never brings the whole bag of clubs, they just grab 3 or 4 of their favorites.
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I like the original ProCo Rat for "fuzz"
I like the original Ibanez TS-9 TubeScreamer for...uh, whatever you call it that it does; definitely not the same "fuzz" as a Rat, but I'll be damned if I know whether folks refer to the TS-9 as "overdrive" or "distortion"
I've been getting a lot of use lately from a JHS Angry Charlie V2, which strikes me as being closer to the TS-9 than to the Rat, but I still don't know what folks would call it.
I did an overdub session Tuesday night, and based on those tracks I'm thinking maybe I got it backwards; at least in that context the JHS Angry Charlie V2 struck me as being closer to the Rat than to the TS-9!

Wound up using a Tech21 SansAmp GT2 instead anyway.
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I did an overdub session Tuesday night, and based on those tracks I'm thinking maybe I got it backwards; at least in that context the JHS Angry Charlie V2 struck me as being closer to the Rat than to the TS-9!

Wound up using a Tech21 SansAmp GT2 instead anyway.
Angry Charlie is a hard clipping pedal (with an active tone stack) not sure what it's based on but it should sound closer to a RAT, I would guess.
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Oddly, every serious golfer I know almost never brings the whole bag of clubs, they just grab 3 or 4 of their favorites.
But they don't use one which was my point.

Guitars can certainly get out of hand but it can be cool to have something with single coils and something with humbuckers or just something different like Strat vs a Tele or something that is not a solid body. If you play heavy stuff a standard guitar and either a baritone or another regular scale but with very heavy strings for down tuning.

If you play bass it's nice to be able to have one setup with flats and another with roundwounds. Short scale basses can be cool too as can hollow bodies.

There are many valid reasons to own more than one guitar besides just pure gear acquisition.
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Yeah I’ve paired mine down to 4 geetars that all do different things. Jazzmaster, casino, double cut junior and a 12 string vox phantom.
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"NEED " can be a nebulous and relative term ... and like can be more appropriate.
I don't need the guitars I have, but I enjoy having different "tools" ... SSS, HH, SSH and HSH pickups, hard-tail and tremelo/vibrato, 6 string and 12, baritone, acoustic, semi-hollow and solid, regular and Nashville strung ... but someone else might have round/flat-strings and dropped/open/"folk" tunings or subtle variations on Strat's from the 70' and 80's
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I did an overdub session Tuesday night, and based on those tracks I'm thinking maybe I got it backwards; at least in that context the JHS Angry Charlie V2 struck me as being closer to the Rat than to the TS-9!

Wound up using a Tech21 SansAmp GT2 instead anyway.
According to Josh, JHS AC2 is a modded rat
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Oddly, every serious golfer I know almost never brings the whole bag of clubs, they just grab 3 or 4 of their favorites.
It just depends on how many caddies they can afford.
In the olden days, for bands it was how many roadies can you afford
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Yeah I’ve paired mine down to 4 geetars that all do different things. Jazzmaster, casino, double cut junior and a 12 string vox phantom.
Traitor!! You need at least another 30!!! Call yourself a SLUT
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I was hanging out with a band while they were on the road for a few days. While I was there, the manager told them the three guitar players would be limited to a total of 18 guitars because of storage space on the next leg of the tour. They raised holy hell.
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I was hanging out with a band while they were on the road for a few days. While I was there, the manager told them the three guitar players would be limited to a total of 18 guitars because of storage space on the next leg of the tour. They raised holy hell.
Sacrilege!!! Did they leave the manager on the side of the road (to save space?) Hanging?
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Some of my relatives have that funny understanding, "Why do you need more than one guitar?"

I guess you really don't.
Yeah, I hear it constantly, they probably think I've lost
my mind, lol. My son and I are building my Third Strat at the moment. Can hardly wait until Warmoth delivers the neck. Roasted maple, black ebony fingerboard, abalone dots, and side dots, C-shape, 6150 frets. The body is Fender, my old roadie refinished the body, stripping to bare wood, in a thinner black metal flake (blue/green/red). The pickguard looks like the Andromeda galaxy. It's an H-S-S Strat. Gold Lace Sensor in the neck position, Silver Lace Sensor in the middle, and a 90's vintage PRS HFS in the bridge slot.
We've shielded this guitar to the ninth degree. PRS tremolo with Graphite saddles. Fender locking tuners, The wiring harness is being made for us by a guy who has been the guitar tech for The Foo Fighters, Ozzy's guitarists, and countless other star players. The Strat will be capable of 16 different tones.

For recording, this one will be invaluable. And yeah, we're already planning our next build.

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY GUITARS. YOU CAN NEVER HACE TOO MANY MICROPHONES.
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@ LLSentelle wow that sounds great! A good strat is hard to argue with. I love locking tuners. I was a late comer to HSS strats but with the right hummer in there it can be really appealing. I play a refinished USA Standard right now, it's hanging right in front of me. Went with a Dimarzio BC-1 in the bridge, Texas specials in the neck and middle. Deaf Eddie switch for extra tone combinations.

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Overdrive - Boss SD-1
Distortion - Boss HM-2
Fuzz - Sovtech Big Muff (the black one)
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Ha ha! Well I moved from the US to the UK and needed to reduce. Three of them are proper vintage 60s guitars (Jazzmaster 1965, Casino 1968 and phantom 1967) and the junior is a 1958 VOS custom shop. I’d rather have 4 amazing old guitars than 20 ok ones.
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I think of FUZZ as having two distinct character types, although further type distinctions could also be made.
To me FUZZ pedals as separate from maxed out overdrive/distortion pedals fall into either the fuzz Face category or the Muff category.

Fuzz Face types will respond to guitar volume control settings and can be made to sound 'spittier' .
Probably thanks to their simpler circuit design and absence of buffering stages.

Muff types give fuzz tone at all input/guitar volume control settings, give a more broad band or smoother clipped tone, and tend to sustain more readily.

So, that's two Fuzz pedal slots needed for my Universal Drive Chain.

Then I like to stack overdrives. Each set to a Sweet Spot.
This allows me to pick and choose different drive characteristics for different music and different guitars both individually of chained one after the other.
Looking at my current board I have just one 'hi-gain' pedal and the other five are medium to low gain drives.
Some of the combinations have been pleasantly surprising.
It's not a New idea.
Many session guitarists have been employing this technique for a long time now on their studio boards.
When required to be more mobile, concessions have to be made, optimising between tonal flexibility, weight and space.
True what you say about fuzz. I find with my ds1 I flick from neck to bridge pickup it becomes fuzzy so...
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Sorry but I think if you have a good distortion, overdrive, and fuzz you should be able to play any genre of music. Assuming you have all the chorus, delay etc.
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@ LLSentelle wow that sounds great! A good strat is hard to argue with. I love locking tuners. I was a late comer to HSS strats but with the right hummer in there it can be really appealing. I play a refinished USA Standard right now, it's hanging right in front of me. Went with a Dimarzio BC-1 in the bridge, Texas specials in the neck and middle. Deaf Eddie switch for extra tone combinations.
I LOVE Texas Specials! SRV is one of my favorite blues players. I have some overwound '59 Strat PUPS which for me, nail SRV's tone, and we are considering using these in place of the Lace Sensors. Yeah, neck and middle positions are where I like single coils, the bridge pickup on a Strat can be brutal in terms of high frequencies. I had a 1972 Natural Ash/white pickguard Strat which was stolen. this guitar had the 7.25 radius neck, which I had re-fretted with 6105 wire. and it, played like a dream, it was my first Strat, S/S/S, I still love that Strat but the stock bridge PUP could cut glass! I almost never used the bridge PUP, until I replaced it with a Duncan Quarter pounder, which I use to love the tone of in that guitar.

I have never been a stock guitar guy, in this respect, my thinking is, much as SRV's/EVH was, I prefer partscasters. I really dig having a Blend pot which allows the bridge and neck PUPS to be panned together, rather than, having a second tone control, this is one of my favorite Strat mods, it allows you to mellow out the bright bridge PUP sound, making it much more useful imho. The treble bleed mod, which allows you to turn the volume pot down without HF loss is also, a really useful mod, this is fantastic for the neck and bridge PUPS.

Sooner or, later, we'll hit on the perfect Stratocaster, for me anyway. I do believe, we have out-Ultra'd Fender's Ultra Strat with our current Strat build, I wouldn't trade it for one. Once it's all together and set-up, I'll post some photo's and recordings of all of it's tones.
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Distortion-Boss DS-1
Overdrive-Wampler Tumnus Deluxe
Fuzz-not an effect I often use but I have the Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz and it does a good job
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I LOVE Texas Specials! SRV is one of my favorite blues players. I have some overwound '59 Strat PUPS which for me, nail SRV's tone, and we are considering using these in place of the Lace Sensors. Yeah, neck and middle positions are where I like single coils, the bridge pickup on a Strat can be brutal in terms of high frequencies. I had a 1972 Natural Ash/white pickguard Strat which was stolen. this guitar had the 7.25 radius neck, which I had re-fretted with 6105 wire. and it, played like a dream, it was my first Strat, S/S/S, I still love that Strat but the stock bridge PUP could cut glass! I almost never used the bridge PUP, until I replaced it with a Duncan Quarter pounder, which I use to love the tone of in that guitar.

I have never been a stock guitar guy, in this respect, my thinking is, much as SRV's/EVH was, I prefer partscasters. I really dig having a Blend pot which allows the bridge and neck PUPS to be panned together, rather than, having a second tone control, this is one of my favorite Strat mods, it allows you to mellow out the bright bridge PUP sound, making it much more useful imho. The treble bleed mod, which allows you to turn the volume pot down without HF loss is also, a really useful mod, this is fantastic for the neck and bridge PUPS.

Sooner or, later, we'll hit on the perfect Stratocaster, for me anyway. I do believe, we have out-Ultra'd Fender's Ultra Strat with our current Strat build, I wouldn't trade it for one. Once it's all together and set-up, I'll post some photo's and recordings of all of it's tones.
I wonder if SRV cared much about pickups he had in his guitar. As much as i know he had 1x58 pickup and 2x60s pickups which came with the body of his No1. His other guitars had whatever was on hand at the time. He was much more particular about the setup, string gauges, amps and thick necks (!) as a true professional should.
No pickup "nails" anyone's tone. You have to play like SRV to sound like him.
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