Say Anything Guitars

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Say Anything Guitars

Postby Scott » Wed May 27, 2009 3:21 am

Although they have alot of guitars from Jaguars to Les Paul's live, I thought it was interesting that Max's "play around" guitar he kept on the van a few tours back was a midrange Fender acoustic. You can see Jeff playing on it in the videos he recorded for the site. I actually got to play on it and that action was really high. What have they been seen with recently? Or in the past? Open discussion!
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Re: Guitars

Postby kognitiva » Thu May 28, 2009 4:50 pm

Hi Scott!

I'd love to see some more info on their sound. Perhaps you could pull some stuff of wikipedia :) Would be nice to have all info here so I dont have to jump between sites

Thank you for this awesome forum :)

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Re: Guitars

Postby KevinIsARealBoy » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:18 pm

when max plays acoustic, he's been seen with taylor, gibson, takamine, and fender.

all great sounds.

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Re: Guitars

Postby Scott » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:32 pm

kognitiva wrote:Hi Scott!

I'd love to see some more info on their sound. Perhaps you could pull some stuff of wikipedia :) Would be nice to have all info here so I dont have to jump between sites

Thank you for this awesome forum :)



yeah I have thought about expanding but a site as narrowly focused as this can only go so far and I don't think this site can be spread much farther... there's too many alternatives to talk on this stuff including SA's own site
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Re: Guitars

Postby Dreaming/Manhattan » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:19 am

I wish it were possible to know the brand or gauge of strings they use. The brand/body style of the guitar accounts for a good deal of the sound quality, but a simple change in the gauge of strings can drastically affect the song.

Does Max always play half-step down when he plays acoustic?

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Re: Guitars

Postby Jeffanything » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:24 pm

Dreaming/Manhattan wrote:I wish it were possible to know the brand or gauge of strings they use. The brand/body style of the guitar accounts for a good deal of the sound quality, but a simple change in the gauge of strings can drastically affect the song.

Does Max always play half-step down when he plays acoustic?

We use Ernie ball medium gauge tops with heavy bottoms.

Max usually plays a half step down live, yes.

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Re: Guitars

Postby Jeffanything » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:35 pm

For my live sound I use...
An orange ad30 through an orange 4x12.
I started off on the first 2 or 3 tours with a Squire jagmaster, it was the white one from the alive with the glory of love video. Later bought two Fender mustangs, a 1968 competition orange (can be seen in the wow music video) and a one of a kind reissue 1994 competition fiesta red. My next guitar that I play on current tours is a Fender japan blood red jazzmaster (can be seen in shiksa music video.) I recently bought a Gibson antique sunburst 335 (seen in hate everyone video and live) and my newest one is a Gibson les Paul, tobacco suburst.
My pedals start with a boss reverb, into a line 6 d-4, a boss tremelo, into a boss equalizer (set to mix with heavy distortion), into full tone full drive 2 distortion pedal (our main distortion for every song), into lastly a boss tuner. We also have an orange foot switch on our pedal boards to do the obvious.
Trying to think of anything else I use.

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Re: Guitars

Postby Dreaming/Manhattan » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:13 am

Wow, thanks man. I'd been playing skinny top heavy bottom Erie Ball...kind of explains the extra twang I was having problems with.

I didn't expect such a good answer. ^.^

My main experience is unplugged, so knowing more about the types of dist. used also goes a long way towards showing me how to replicate the sounds without long bouts of trial n error.

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Re: Guitars

Postby Jeffanything » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:14 pm

Dreaming/Manhattan wrote:Wow, thanks man. I'd been playing skinny top heavy bottom Erie Ball...kind of explains the extra twang I was having problems with.

I didn't expect such a good answer. ^.^

My main experience is unplugged, so knowing more about the types of dist. used also goes a long way towards showing me how to replicate the sounds without long bouts of trial n error.


No problem. I'll take some pics of the pedals and upload them for settings.

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Re: Say Anything Guitars

Postby Scott » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:23 pm

Jeff posted this on his twitter:
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