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lolwut? thats a bit of an exaggeration dontcha think? Ill just assume youre a gibson guy.

i dont think so, I have both fenders and gibson, be it I grew up on gibsons, every fender I've got new in the past few years have required work on the frets (minor leveling, or even smoothing), we're not talking about squiers, but an american strat. My jazzmaster was ok though. All the recent gibsons (I'll save you the talk about the richlite garbage) are plek'd which does make a difference in my experience down the line.
post #1037 of 4771
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lolwut? thats a bit of an exaggeration dontcha think? Ill just assume youre a gibson guy.
a bit
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Pio, don't get a solid state amp. They are for plebs.
I'd agree with this.



Having said that, I think the Vox would be ideal for Pio. In 2 years, if he plays with some regularity, he can upgrade.
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post #1039 of 4771
yeah I'd take that over the Vox
post #1040 of 4771
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Couple hundred cheaper: http://www.zzounds.com/item--EPIENCHEX

The VT80+, axe, and case delivered for under 1k, no taxes.
post #1041 of 4771
seems really gothy. And I'm guessing the pickups are really high output, so it'd be used for gothy music.




I'd do this instead:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--EPIENLP
post #1042 of 4771
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I'm going emo.

Okay, how about this version of the Prophecy? http://www.zzounds.com/item--EPIENCH

Here's the EX on a demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxsTdYTCzbQ

Oh, keep in mind, I'm mainly interested in covering grunge, post-grunge, and some heavy metal stuff.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Oh, keep in mind, I'm mainly interested in covering grunge, post-grunge, and some heavy metal stuff.

yes. Just keep in mind that in the early 90's a lot of that stuff was just a cranked tube amp and maybe some stronger pickups. No fancy wiring or anything.





Fancy electronics is too anti-grunge.
post #1044 of 4771
also, I feel like that when I picked up a Fender American Vintage '60's strat it was like $1400. I'm seeing $2300 now. Not sure if the prices went way up or if I have a poor memory.




in any event, my Custom Shop stuff is a superior product. My actual vintage stuff is in another league.
post #1045 of 4771
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See, this is why I just can't pull the trigger on anything.
post #1046 of 4771
fwiw, going forward I will no longer bother with brand new guitars.
post #1047 of 4771
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

fwiw, going forward I will no longer bother with brand new guitars.

I only buy new as a matter of convenience (impatient finding exactly what I want). My 2 fav custom shop guitars were both pre-owned.
post #1048 of 4771
In my opinion both fender and gibson should only do custom shop instruments has their "Standard". The difference between custom shop and their base line has been widening and it is getting to a point where a standard instrument's fit, finish, playability, and historical accuracy aren't there anymore.

Next on my list is probably a late fifties Les Paul Junior Custom model. I have never owned a vintage instrument and it would be cool to have that as a first.
post #1049 of 4771
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Also, those Vox have a tube power circuit.
buy it, but youll want to upgrade to all tube soon.
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Originally Posted by poly800rock View Post

i dont think so, I have both fenders and gibson, be it I grew up on gibsons, every fender I've got new in the past few years have required work on the frets (minor leveling, or even smoothing), we're not talking about squiers, but an american strat. My jazzmaster was ok though. All the recent gibsons (I'll save you the talk about the richlite garbage) are plek'd which does make a difference in my experience down the line.
hmm. I guess ive never had issues because the only fenders i own are old. Ive played a few new ones that werent mine, or picked around on one at a shop...never noticed a problem.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

http://www.zzounds.com/item--EPIENU3

??
I like that...but maybe because im in nashville and used instruments are plentiful and cheap....thats a little expensive. Id poke around craigslist and see if they have anything. Epiphones here go for half that. Even the nicest ones top out used around 400ish.

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

fwiw, going forward I will no longer bother with brand new guitars.
this is smart. and expensive. haha

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

In my opinion both fender and gibson should only do custom shop instruments has their "Standard". The difference between custom shop and their base line has been widening and it is getting to a point where a standard instrument's fit, finish, playability, and historical accuracy aren't there anymore.

Next on my list is probably a late fifties Les Paul Junior Custom model. I have never owned a vintage instrument and it would be cool to have that as a first.

The LP juniors are amazing...probably the LP that i would choose as well.nod[1].gif
post #1050 of 4771
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

I only buy new as a matter of convenience (impatient finding exactly what I want). My 2 fav custom shop guitars were both pre-owned.

I dont think ive ever bought a new guitar. shog[1].gif As a matter of fact, the only instrument i can recall that i bought new was a set of drums many years ago.
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