jimmarchi1's guitar photo containing Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar, Fender Esquire, Vox AC30HW2, Yamaha SA-1000 70s, Greco MR800, Washburn Falcon set-neck, 3rd Series 1982-86, and Gibson Les Paul Studio Platinum Limited Edition

Family Photo: all my currently playable electric guitars (back to front, L to R) '70s Yamaha SA1000, '00s Gibson LP Platinum, custom parts Fender Telecaster, '76 Greco MR1000, '84 Washburn Flacon, '02 Fender Esquire and my beloved 2010 Gibson SG Standard

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jimmarchi1
6yalmost 6 years ago

Yes, I play them all. There are 2 more on my repair bench.... and yes, I intend to buy more.... I need a 58 or 59 LP copy, a couple more 335 style guitars, maybe a firebird, another tele.... I have an itch for a Washbrn Eagle too, maybe an old Ibanez Artist, a Melody Maker, LP Jr... less is not more, more is always more!

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gchiaren
6yalmost 6 years ago

This is amazing. What a collection, wow. The '70s Yamaha SA1000 looks very cool, looks kinda like a Gibson ES-355.

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jimmarchi1
6yalmost 6 years ago

there's 2 I'm working on and modding that didn't make the photo... which reminds me I need to order pots and switches again....

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jimmarchi1
5yover 5 years ago

the sa1000 is very 335ish, but still its own thing, you would have to try one... I am very fond of 70s yamahas and would own more if I bumped into a 700 or a 2000 in the right color at a good price!

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joe_kairis
5yabout 5 years ago

Alright I'm jealous, haha. I agree with the other guy I didn't believe that it was a Yamaha, never thought much of them tbh but they've always put out great products for the cost. You may have already answered somewhere, but how old is your SG?

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jimmarchi1
5yabout 5 years ago

I think my SG is a 2008 one without taking it outta the case to check the serial. That Yamaha is a great guitar. 75 to 85 Yamaha SA700s and 1000s are a hidden vintage gem for the working guitarist. Get one. People are getting hip to them ever since they were featured in some articles on the web.

If you wanna be truly jealous I'll snap a pic with ALL my guitars and amps. That's just most of my guitars and the AC30 I generally take to jams and gigs. I am actually recovering from an all time low in my guitar and amp collection a few years ago. Getting divorced helped the situation but I still miss my 64 bandmaster, Gretsch Duo Jet RI and Les Paul TV special.

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jimmarchi1
5yabout 5 years ago

or maybe the SG is a 2010.... I always forget... its an unusually nice standard. I played SG models from Nashville and Memphis for 2 years when I decided that the SG might be my ideal stage guitar, feeling fussy about price, neck profile, acoustic tone an the distribution of weight playing them standing up and all but gave up when I met this one at Atomic Music in Maryland. Great store. GChiaren referred to all these guitars as a collection but I like to think of it as a horde and I like to call it the "guitarsenal".

My son will inherit the guitarsenal other than my SG, which I am so fond of that I think I want him to bury me with it. Its my perennial number 2. That sounds like a bad thing, but the number 1 slot changes frequently based on the honeymoon period with new guitars, the kind of music I am playing, and my penchant for matching my guitar to my clothes when gigging (because when you have this many guitars you can do that). But I always take the SG everywhere no matter what other guitar(s) I take out the door. I think every rock player needs an SG; whether you are doing jazzier stuff like Robby Krieger or you wanna channel Angus or Iommi, the SG is light enough to play all night, has the best fret access of any Gibson ad just basically sounds good for anything but surf music. If you must whammy, the SG does great with a bigsby or stetsbar.

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rolandomorales
5yabout 5 years ago

Very nice family... Congrats!!!

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lucianorg
5yalmost 5 years ago

Beautiful guitars!

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milly
7m7 months ago

Nice double cutaways, very Queens of the Stone Age

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@milly, I'm thinking of selling the washburn and/or the greco. They're really nice guitars but I don't play them all that much and the greco is a real back breaker at my age.

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dylanlloyd
7m7 months ago

Love that HW Vox! How does it compare to a standard AC30?

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@dylanlloyd standard? there's no standard, never was. I have a 62 ac30B, a 90s ac30TBX and this guy loaded with vintage pusonic coned celestion G12s at this time for a marshallier tone. I used to have an arbiter from the 70s with vox branded kurt mueller cone G12Ms, no tube rectifier. They're all good in different ways. With the half power, master volume and top-boost disabling hot mode the ac30hw holds its own with my muchless dc30 as a swiss army knife of brit tone, but if you can just let it rip? The 1962 is just a smidge better. Bigger, Bolder. Richer. LOUD.

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dylanlloyd
7m7 months ago

@jimmarchi1 Great stuff! What I meant was how does it stand up to a non Hand-Wired modern equivalent. Like my AC30C2 for example.

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dylanlloyd
7m7 months ago

@milly That's what I thought too! The Washburn Flacon that's third in from the right reminds me of the Ovation Ultra GP with the Dimarzio Super Distortion pickups in it. Very Homme

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milly
7m7 months ago

@dylanlloyd yesss

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@dylanlloyd @milly I don't want to be that guy who is like "handwired sounds bettter, vintage is better!" But the the HW is closer circuit-wise than the custom/custom classic to a vintage one on the 2 channels it has, though not part for part. You can hear it. Now the ac30TBX from the 90s has marshall/drake transformers and is built on a PCB but is part for part a mid 60s top boost otherwise. Unless you belive that ancient caps of the same value sound better because of like voodoo in the foil and film or some shit, it should sound pretty damn close but the HW is closer in feel than the TBX to my 1962 when we're comparing normal channels

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@dylanlloyd also, I don't use the tbx a lot because PCB construction in an ac30 cabinet is SCARY. PCBs are really sensitive to heat and the ac30 cabinet is so poorly ventilated. The customs and custom classics? I've seem the traces peel up on them. I won't even service those for people.

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dylanlloyd
7m7 months ago

@jimmarchi1 That makes a lot of sense with having the same channels as the vintage ones. Would love to try a HW. Also love the aesthetic of the white tolex

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@dylanlloyd well, no current AC30s have the all tube vibrato/tremelo channel, last time they had an ac30 with that was the 90s.... apparently I'm the only guy who likes that channel? Also its half the circuitry of the amp just to get true tube vibrato LOL, The inside of the amp is way crowded on an old one or a TBX and its mostly due to the vibrato

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milly
7m7 months ago

@jimmarchi1 @dylanlloyd yes. Also, I know there’s tons of like gear nerds out there. I’m just extremely stoked that I’m not the only one or at least have access to others lolll

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@milly if you look at my pictures you'll understand the storage nightmare that awaits you at 40 if you follow my path... so, without trying to sound old, which I am, thank you for being into gear and not having a Y chromosome. I have spent a lifetime rejecting the boy club "my wife says NO" attitude and I'm finally seeing some equality. Keep playing, collecting and soldering! EXCELSIOR

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milly
7m7 months ago

@jimmarchi1 thank you for your knowledge

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@milly whoa, I got on my music feminist soapbox after a few drinks, wow...

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jimmarchi1
6m6 months ago

@milly anyone want to buy my falcon? or greco? I'm thinning the herd

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milly
6m6 months ago

@jimmarchi1 Thanks for thinking of me! I absolutely would but I just purchased an American strat and I’m cleaned out right now. Good luck selling!

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peter_ozahl
6m6 months ago

nice collection dude

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