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I have 24 guitars at present.

I have 8 shredders in the bunch, 6 of which have double-locking Trems.

I have a reissue HM Strat
I have a 1989 HM Strat
I have a Premium Jem
I have an RG 550
I have vintage model Kramer Pacer
I also have a NightSwan
and an Ibanez Roadstar II that has a single humbucker with Coil Tap From 1985.
And lastly an Epiphone SG Modern, and it is the only shreddy Guitar I have without a DL Trem.

This means 1/3 of my guitars are shredders.
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Snuck my dog in there ha ha. Her name is Abby.
 

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In all, I've been playing since I was 14. Last time I did a list of guitars I've owned over the years(ones I could remember), I was at 81 guitars(but that was a good 5 years ago, I'm sure I'm close to 100 guitars now) and around 30+ amps. Some guitars I've kept over the years, and others I sell. Primarily because I don't mesh with a guitar is why I'll sell it. Amps on the other hand, are just my ears changing over the years and either selling or trading up for something bigger or better. I've had all kinds of amps, Peavey's, Carvins, Marshalls, Crates and Fenders.


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That's an impressive collection. What's the special one in the display case?
Nothing special, just a JS20S, not the JS20th. But I got it back in late 2000's and I played it a lot for a long time. I installed a Dimarzio Super Distortion and PAF Pro, along with a hi-pass filter volume. Really changed the whole guitar. Surfing with the Alien was an album that really shaped me as a young guitarist back in the early 90's, so when they brought the graphic out on the guitar, I had to have it. I wasn't going to shell out the $4k for the JS20th, because I'm one of those that plays guitars and plays them hard. I don't pamper guitars, I'm not going to slide it across the floor but if they get dings or nicks I don't really care. I do take care of them and do my best to keep them nice but they will get use and show it. My JS2410 is brand new(couple months old) and it already has tons of fingernail swirls in the clear coat.

Both my Malmsteen strats on the floor rack have paint chips, dings, dents and so forth. And I love every one of them. Gives the guitar character. My RG7620(gray nickel) on the bottom as well is beat to hell. It was actually a parts guitar that I built up. It had a thick black pickguard installed on it, and I hated it. So I took it off and play it as is, will all the holes and what not.

The only ones I really treat with any kind of care are the acoustics.
 

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Nothing special, just a JS20S, not the JS20th. But I got it back in late 2000's and I played it a lot for a long time. I installed a Dimarzio Super Distortion and PAF Pro, along with a hi-pass filter volume. Really changed the whole guitar. Surfing with the Alien was an album that really shaped me as a young guitarist back in the early 90's, so when they brought the graphic out on the guitar, I had to have it. I wasn't going to shell out the $4k for the JS20th, because I'm one of those that plays guitars and plays them hard. I don't pamper guitars, I'm not going to slide it across the floor but if they get dings or nicks I don't really care. I do take care of them and do my best to keep them nice but they will get use and show it. My JS2410 is brand new(couple months old) and it already has tons of fingernail swirls in the clear coat.

Both my Malmsteen strats on the floor rack have paint chips, dings, dents and so forth. And I love every one of them. Gives the guitar character. My RG7620(gray nickel) on the bottom as well is beat to hell. It was actually a parts guitar that I built up. It had a thick black pickguard installed on it, and I hated it. So I took it off and play it as is, will all the holes and what not.

The only ones I really treat with any kind of care are the acoustics.
Very nice collection! They are meant to be both played and cared for... Nice setup too. How do you like the Katana amp?
 

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Very nice collection! They are meant to be both played and cared for... Nice setup too. How do you like the Katana amp?
I really like the Boss, makes a great practice amp. Plus it's very loud and would be gig worthy. I haven't gotten around to doing the whole downloading new stuff to it, but for what it has it serves my needs. I have four preset channels I use and that's it. I'm a little old school when it comes to amps. I like to turn knobs and then set it and forget it. I'm amazed at the tone from the amp, Boss really did well with the amp. I opted for the 2X12 100w version.

I've got my Roc Pro's for my Strats, and a Crate V33 for the 2x12 cab. I've sold off my Carvin Legacy 2X12 combo, my JCM2000 and I had the Origin 20h as well. Actually, my favorite one I just sold was my 5150 III LBX-S head. That thing was a beast, just didn't use it as much as the others. So I sold it and actually made money on it. The only one I really miss is the Carvin Legacy. I still may snag another one again one of these days. Only amp I regret selling all the years ago was my 100w Marshall Plexi. But it was so god awful loud, on 5 it could shake my house.
 
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