Randy's Musical Gear Page

Welcome to my musical gear page, a page devoted to my guitars, effects, computer hardware, and software.

Guitars:


Here's the details of my full guitar collection:

Year Make / Model Serial No.
?? ESP USA Custom MIII
Beautiful guitar with mahogany body, quilted maple top, maple neck with ebony fingerboard and reversed ESP pointy headstock.  Guitar features EMG active pickups and a Floyd Rose tremolo.
22505
?? Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Signature Model
Finished in Desert Gold with JP inlays and piezo bridge option (i.e. fully loaded).  Beautiful birdseye maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.
G29289
?? G&L SC2
Old and relatively rare G&L "student" SC2 guitar given to me by Gabe Dellevigne.
G013797
xx Mongrel G&L S500
This guitar was bult from miscellaneous pieces procurred from eBay and built by Gabe Dellevigne in St. Louis.  Truly a killer one-of-a-kind guitar with maple body, maple neck, ebony fingerboard, custom pao ferro overlays on headstock and control plate, custom wound G&L S500 pickups with custom wiring.  More details of this guitar are featured at the Guitars By Leo website.
None
xx Schecter USA Alex Gregory Signature Model
Only three of these guitars were ever made by Schecter.  The stock Dimarzio pickups were so toneless that Gabe Dellevigne in St. Louis is in the long, slow process of custom buidling some real 7 string single coil pickups for this guitar.  I left this guitar with Gabe when I left St. Louis in 2004 and as of late 2007, I still haven't seen it!
None
'98 Schecter USA S7 Custom 7-String
Seven string guitar with 1-piece ash body, Australian Lacewood top, 3-color sunburst transparent finish, maple neck (slightly figured), pao ferro fingerboard with Schecter Monstertone (Anderson) pickups.  Pictures 1  | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  | 6  | 7  | 8  | 9  | 10  | 11  | 12  | 
980376
'98 Schecter USA S7 Custom 7-String
Seven string guitar with 2-piece ash body, satin red transparent finish, maple neck, maple fingerboard with Dimarzio Blaze pickups  Pictures 1  | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  | 6
980324
'00 Ibanez Prestige RG2027XVV.
Seven string guitar with 3-piece mahogany body, vintage violin (VV) transparent finish, 3-piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with single offset inlay at 12th fret, Double-Edge Tremolo equipped with L.R. Baggs piezo elements for acoustic-like tones.  Pictures Body | Neck 2 | Pickups | Bridge 2 | Headstock | Knobs
F0000163
'99 Heritage H-150CM
  Built in the old Gibson Plant in Kalamazoo, MI.  Les Paul style guitar.  One piece mahogany body.  One piece mahogany neck.  Bound rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl trapezoid inlays.  Schaller hardward.  Seymour Duncan '59 pickupts.  Carved flame maple top.
Pictures before slight modifications 1 | 2 | 3 |  and after pickup switch ring install, fret level/polish, and pickguard sculpting  1 | 2
P21905
'99 or '00 Godin Multiac ACS
This Nylon String Guitar features Synth Access, a Maple body and top, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, RMC piezo / synthesizer pickup system.
Pictures 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
447219
'98 or '99 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Picture Body  2 | Headstock
3 color sunburst, maple neck & fingerboard, vintage tweed case
Equipped with Fishman Powerbridge and custom wired with three-way
switch and mini-two way to provide for all standard five-way strat pickup combinations plus Tele-like
Neck and Bridge pickup combination.  Pickups were replaced with the G&L pickups from Legacy - a huge improvement in tone.  Picture of Guitar After Modifications 1
DN820751
1996 G&L Legacy
Two Piece Alder Body, maple neck and fingerboard with no inlays.
Cherry sunburst finish.  This is another fully customized G&L by Gabe Dellevigne.  This guitar features an interesting pickup configuration with custom wound ASAT large MFD and a Z-Coil middle pickup.  More details about this guitar can be found at theGuitars by Leo website.
G049392
1999 Fender Standard (Mexican) Jazz Bass
Creme with rosewood fingerboard
MN9358551
1987 Charvel-Jackson Model 3
Pictures 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  
261153
1984 Raimundo Classical guitar made in Madrid Spain.  I got this guitar when visiting Spain back in 1984.  My mom has had it for the last 10 years or so and she gave it back during her visit for Christmas 2000!  
??? Carvin DC727.
Seven string guitar with maple neck through body with I'm assuming alder body wings.  Ebony fingerboard with no inlays.  Black hardware including standard fixed bridge and Sperzel tuners.  Black finish and same color headstock. - SOLD -
xxxxx
1999 Ibanez RG7CTVV.
Seven string guitar with maple neck with bubinga stripe.  3-piece mahogany body with 4 mm flame maple top.  Rosewood fingerboard.  Black hardware.  Lo-Pro Edge tremolo.  Vintage violin (VV) finish.  Striped ebony headstock vaneer.  Pictures 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10  - SOLD -  This guitar was sold as I had five seven string guitars and two (this one and the 2027) which were nearly identical.  The sale of this guitar funded the purchase of the ESP USA Custom.  Link to eBay Listing
F9936690
1999 Ernie Ball MusicMan Axis     Picture  2  3 | 4 | Headstock | Neck
Quilted Maple Purple Top, Flame Maple Neck
Equipped with EVH D-Tuna   - SOLD -  This is the one guitar I really regret selling.   This was really a beautiful guitar but I decided at the time that it was dispensable.  I had just recently blown my computer speakers I was using for monitors and decided I needed to step up and buy some real studio monitors.  I sold this guitar through eBay to a guy who collected guitars and actually lived very near me in Maryville.   With the proceeds, I purchased some Event biamplified 20/20 monitors which are still with me today.
G06237
??? Carvin DC747C.
Seven string guitar with maple neck through body with alder body wings.  Birdseye maple fingerboard.  Gold hardware including Floyd Rose Trem and Sperzel tuners.  Sunburst finish and same color headstock.  Pictures 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12  - SOLD -
72563
1998 Ibanez Universe (UV777BK) 7-String Guitar    Picture
Disappearing Pyramid Inlays     - SOLD -
F9823344
1998 G&L S-500     Picture
Lake Placid Blue, Birdseye Maple Neck     - SOLD -
CL05600

Here's some pictures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) of the whole collection at various phases.

Effects and Amplification (New Setup - utilized beginning 3/01):

New - equipment configuration and wiring diagrams!

Studio setup
Live setup


My at-home studio signal chain differs depending on which guitar I'm playing.  For all guitars except the Ibanez, Strat, and Godin ACS, the chain consists of guitar into a DOD FX-40B 7-Band Graphic Equalizer into a Line 6 POD Pro.  I control the POD Pro through both the ELogic Sounddiver PC MIDI software and via an Art X-15 MIDI Floorboard equipped with two expression pedals (set for one wah and one volume).  The S/PDIF of the POD Pro is fed into one of my PC soundcards, an M Audio Audiophile 2496 card.

For the Ibanez, the chain is essentially the same except that I utilize dual cables and route the magnetic pickups through the same chain as just detailed.  The signal from the piezo L.R. Baggs bridge is routed to a Boss AD-5 Acoustic Instrument Direct Inject box which is fed into the mixer and then sent into the soundcard.

For the Strat, the chain is essentially the same except that I utilize a stereo out cable and route the magnetic pickups through the same chain as just detailed.  The signal from the Fishman bridge is routed to a Boss AD-5 which is fed into the mixer and then sent into the soundcard - check out my original music page for sample recordings of this setup.

For the synthesizer-equipped Godin, I route the guitar to a Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer.  I route the guitar send out of the GR-33 into the Boss AD-5 and the output of the AD-5 to the guitar return of the GR-33.  I route the GR-33 to the mixer in stereo.

My live setup consists of essentially this same setup but instead of the POD Pro and mixer feeding the computer soundcard, all devices feed the mixer which then feeds the input of a QSC Power Amp which powers a Crate 15" PA Speaker cabinet equipped with a CD tweeter.  I demoed several speaker cabs and found that the PA speaker cab with the tweeter produced the best overall sound, especially for any acoustic electric applications like the L.R. Baggs-equipped Ibanez, the Fishman-equipped Strat, or the Godin and it's synthesized sounds produced via the GR-33.

All of my equipment is stored in two 4-space Gator rack cases - very similar to SKB rack cases but a little cheaper. Seeing that I don't play out all that often, I opted for price over quality. Here's a picture of the POD Pro and QSC amp in one of the Gator cases along with some pictures of the whole rig (1, 2).

Computer Hardware and Software (New Setup - utilized beginning 3/01):

The line out of the Creative Labs Live Value! card is also connected to one of two Behringer mixers which feeds the M Audio audio card which is then connected to a set of Altec Lansing ACS48 PowerCube computer speakers.

I kept the Live Value card around primarily for the soundfont ability and to have an additional set of inputs.

My PC is still the Gateway Performance computer equipped with a Pentium III-500 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, as mentioned earlier, the Creative Labs Live! Value, and M Audio soundcards. Most importantly I've got two 7,200 RPM Ultra-ADA harddrives installed, a Quantum Fireball 20 GB and a Western Digital 40 GB.  The 20 GB stores OS and apps while the 40 GB stores audio and other data.  I'm also equipped with an HP CD-RW drive.

I recently switched to Sonar by Cakewalkfrom Cubase VST 5.0 by Steinberg for audio / MIDI sequencing software.  I decided to switch to Sonar after attending a demo of Sonar at the local Mars store.  I also utilize Fruity Loops for drum loop creation.  I also recently purchased Sound Forge 5.0 by Sonic Foundry for my audio editing and mastering tasks and Acid 3.0 for drum loop editing.

Here's a picture of my setup including the desks I've designed and built with much assistance from my Dad and bandmate Kevin.

Effects and Amplification (Old Setup - utilized between 9/99 through 3/01):

My at-home studio signal chain differs depending on which guitar I'm playing.  For all guitars except the Strat and Godin ACS, the chain consists of guitar into a DOD FX-40B 7-Band Graphic Equalizer into a Line 6 POD.  I control the POD through both the ELogic PC MIDI software and via an Art X-15 MIDI Floorboard equipped with two expression pedals.  The stereo out of the POD is fed into my cheapy Radio Shack 4-channel mixer which is then sent into one of my PC soundcards, a Creative Labs Soundblaster AudioPCI/128.

For the Strat, the chain is essentially the same except that I utilize a stereo out cable and route the magnetic pickups through the same chain as just detailed.  The signal from the Fishman bridge is routed to a Boss AD-5 Acoustic Instrument Direct Inject box which is fed into the mixer and then sent into the soundcard - check out my original music page for sample recordings of this setup.  I also received for Christmas 2000 the new Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer.  I route my Godin ACS to the GR-33.  I route the guitar send out of the GR-33 into the Boss AD-5 and the output of the AD-5 to the guitar return of the GR-33.  I route the GR-33 to my mixer in stereo (channels 3 and 4).  When recording the GR-33, I flip the stereo / mono switch to stereo and can flip it back to mono to record any other guitar through the POD.

My live setup consists of essentially this same setup but instead of the mixer feeding the computer soundcard, it feeds the input of a QSC Power Amp which powers a Crate 15" PA Speaker cabinet equipped with a CD tweeter.  I demoed several speaker cabs and found that the PA speaker cab with the tweeter produced the best overall sound, especially for any acoustic electric applications like the Fishman-equipped Strat of the Godin and for synthesized sounds out of the GR-33.

Here's some pictures (1, 2) of the setup in the custom rack built with assistance from my dad.

Computer Hardware and Software (Old Setup - utilized between 9/99 through 3/01):

The line out of the Creative Labs Soundblaster AudioPCI/128 is then connected to the line in of a Creative Labs Live! Value soundcard.  The Live! Value card is then connected to a set of Altec Lansing ACS48 PowerCube computer speakers.

The Live! Value is a great soundcard and I utilize it for all MIDI applications.  I have a cheap Casio MIDI keyboard connected to the MIDI in of the Live! Value card which provides the ability to utilize Soundfonts.

My PC is a Gateway Performance computer equipped with a Pentium III-500 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, as mentioned earlier, the Creative Labs Soundblaster PCI128 and Live! Value soundcards, and most importantly, a 20 GB 7,200 RPM Ultra-ADA harddrive.

I utilize Anvil Studio software for MIDI composition, Fruity Loops for drum loop creation, and N-Track Studio for multi-track recording.

Here's a picture of my setup including the desk I designed and built with much assistance from my Dad.

Cool Links:

Visit LintzLand Links for links to all of my favorite music sites - including links to the guitar and equipment manufacturers and software developers utilized in my setup, forums that I browse frequently, music related magazines that have web sites, and sites containing samples and soundfonts.

And click here to visit Trever Scott's Music Page.  Trever has a pretty good guitar collection himself and has recently began recording utilizing his own awesome studio setup.

2001 rdlintz@peaknet.net