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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Re: Protect my gear in College

When I was in college, I came back to my dorm room one time, and I found some guy sitting at my desk, playing my guitar. He was a friend of my roomate, and my roomate let him in. He wasn't there to steal anything, but I found it annoying nonetheless.

Buy some off-brand Fender copy and maybe a small Peavey copy amplifier, is my opinion. Keep the good stuff at home.

ANOTHER option, since you've mentioned wanting to make a guitar of your own, is to make your own Strat or Tele copy from a Saga guitar kit. Might be fun to do.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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When I was in college, I came back to my dorm room one time, and I found some guy sitting at my desk, playing my guitar. He was a friend of my roomate, and my roomate let him in. He wasn't there to steal anything, but I found it annoying nonetheless.

Buy some off-brand Fender copy and maybe a small Peavey copy amplifier, is my opinion. Keep the good stuff at home.

ANOTHER option, since you've mentioned wanting to make a guitar of your own, is to make your own Strat or Tele copy from a Saga guitar kit. Might be fun to do.
I'll probably try and find a used Tech21 Trademark60 because I rather not spend 500 on a new amp or a Trademark 30, but I haven't tested those. this is a pretty good sound though for a small amp
http://www.tech21nyc.com/sounds/tm30...ademark_30.mp3

and for guitar I will probably buy a body off the bay, paint and dings is no matter and get a neck like this bay item 230228503917 and paint the body EVH style since I like the paintjob (EVH not as much ) and put a humbucker in it and mess with the guitar to maybe relic it lol, I know some guy around my area did a frankenstrat so maybe I can see how he'd paint it and relic it or I could screw around with other paint jobs
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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Re: Protect my gear in College

or just get a squier strat and a crate combo. you'll be less likely to have it ripped off, and you could store both under the bed hidden out of the way.

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or just get a squier strat and a crate combo. you'll be less likely to have it ripped off, and you could store both under the bed hidden out of the way.

rich
I use to like the Crate combos and lately I haven't been too impressed, but I will probably keep it around the same price with that 30 watt Tech 21, unless you have a Crate that you like and I haven't played

If I got a squier it would be like bay item 360030539378
just few squier's ive played I would consider buying, some I'd ask people to steal from me but there are good ones, its just finding the right one with em

actually If I could find one, I actually liked the Sam Ash Floyd Rose guitars, because they had OFR's not speedloaders, just they aren't produced anymore I think so it might be hard to find one, but they were only like 300 or 400 bucks when I was in the Sam Ash in NYC
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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Re: Protect my gear in College

Perhaps keeping a beater in semi-plain sight, hooked up to a beater practice amp in semi-plain sight, and keep your guitfiddle of choice up and under your bed (not sure on the beds in dorms nowadays). But elevated under the bed would be win. Perhaps a stash of clothes and **** under there so it looks like theirs nothing there, even if they did rip things away.
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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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I use to like the Crate combos and lately I haven't been too impressed, but I will probably keep it around the same price with that 30 watt Tech 21, unless you have a Crate that you like and I haven't played

If I got a squier it would be like bay item 360030539378
just few squier's ive played I would consider buying, some I'd ask people to steal from me but there are good ones, its just finding the right one with em

actually If I could find one, I actually liked the Sam Ash Floyd Rose guitars, because they had OFR's not speedloaders, just they aren't produced anymore I think so it might be hard to find one, but they were only like 300 or 400 bucks when I was in the Sam Ash in NYC
nope, just recommended the crate,because...well, who would steal a crate amp?


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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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Great thread bro. I'm planning to attend VCU in Richmond and was wondering about this exact issue today.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Perhaps keeping a beater in semi-plain sight, hooked up to a beater practice amp in semi-plain sight, and keep your guitfiddle of choice up and under your bed (not sure on the beds in dorms nowadays). But elevated under the bed would be win. Perhaps a stash of clothes and **** under there so it looks like theirs nothing there, even if they did rip things away.
yeah, and I emailed floyd rose and they still make their cheap redmond guitars with ofr's so I might get one of those and just hide it like you said. Trust me I am good at hiding things, I once hid my moms car
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