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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

never owned one. Strange because its pretty much all i need.

There are a lot of guys who feel the same way. Some feel that the tone bypass position on an Esquire gives it an extra hot snarl verses a Tele where the signal always goes through the tone wiring. There are also those who think that the absence of a rythmn pickup magnet gives the strings extra "ring".
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

There are a lot of guys who feel the same way. Some feel that the tone bypass position on an Esquire gives it an extra hot snarl verses a Tele where the signal always goes through the tone wiring. There are also those who think that the absence of a rythmn pickup magnet gives the strings extra "ring".
hmmm....quite appealing. I need to get my paws on one sometime.
post #1098 of 4584
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PSG, awesome stories. worship.gif

Okay, final question and then I shut up about buying until I do it or squash it: the two epiphones I'm looking at, I understand the GX is a more "normal" Gibson sound and the EX is more metal. As I said, I plan to mainly doodle around with grunge, post-grunge, and metal sounds. However, can I get the GX close enough to what I want with the modeling amp? If I get the EX will I wish I got something not so specifically set up for metal?

I also happen to like the sunburst colour only available in the GX more than either of the two colours available in the EX.
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This thread should be the second titled, "hold pio's hand".
post #1100 of 4584
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

hmmm....quite appealing. I need to get my paws on one sometime.

If you do decide to ever buy a true vintage one a few suggestions:

Esquires are the "Erector Set" of guitars.There is something about them that makes people want to tinker with them. Be sure you get a "virgin". Open up the cavity and be sure all wiring and caps are 100% and that no one ever installed screws in the wood for a tele rhythm pickup. They end up lowering the resale value.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

PSG, awesome stories. worship.gif

Okay, final question and then I shut up about buying until I do it or squash it: the two epiphones I'm looking at, I understand the GX is a more "normal" Gibson sound and the EX is more metal. As I said, I plan to mainly doodle around with grunge, post-grunge, and metal sounds. However, can I get the GX close enough to what I want with the modeling amp? If I get the EX will I wish I got something not so specifically set up for metal?

I also happen to like the sunburst colour only available in the GX more than either of the two colours available in the EX.

get the GX. trust me. I have a guitar with EMG pickups and hate it. you can easily get as metal as you want with the GX pickups. But the EMG pickups will be WAY too prohibitive for anything clean.
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This thread should be the second titled, "hold pio's hand".

This should be the title of all threads on SF.

Edit: Damn, this thread is too old to edit the title. Be happy about that pB!
post #1103 of 4584
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They end up lowering the resale value.

since I'm not a baller, this is where I like to swoop in.
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

If you do decide to ever buy a true vintage one a few suggestions:

Esquires are the "Erector Set" of guitars.There is something about them that makes people want to tinker with them. Be sure you get a "virgin". Open up the cavity and be sure all wiring and caps are 100% and that no one ever installed screws in the wood for a tele rhythm pickup. They end up lowering the resale value.

good advice. I wish i could say i was planning on going for an early 50s fender soon, but that would be a lie. unless i wanted a divorce. lol8[1].gif
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Now that you have a kid I wouldn't recommend a divorce...
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Now that you have a kid I wouldn't recommend a divorce...

yes. also wouldnt recommend a 50s tele either. biggrin.gif:D
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Whoa! Never has this thread been so popular.

Pio, I feel like you can find a very old (60's?) Gibson or Supro small tube amp for something like $450.... if you want metal, just buy a Suhr Riot or something and you're there. Maybe spend a tiny more on an Ibanez DE-7 for delay, and you've got all the tones you'll need. That's what I'd do (but I'm weird).
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Mrs. Piob killed the purchase. She asked a single question: do you really think you have the time/energy to practice? Damn her. She's a wise woman.
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Mrs. Piob killed the purchase. She asked a single question: do you really think you have the time/energy to practice? Damn her. She's a wise woman.

lolololol
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lolololol

What's so funny? She's right. It will just sit there gathering dust.
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