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I'd take one of those racks.
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anyone know which years for gibson les paul customs (black w/ gold hardware) are more desired? ie. years gibson didn't drop the ball on them?
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anyone know which years for gibson les paul customs (black w/ gold hardware) are more desired? ie. years gibson didn't drop the ball on them?

I'm no expert but I've tried a couple, one from the 70's and one from the 80's. Didn't love either of them - the 70's was virtually fretless and thus bends were extraordinarily difficult, and the tone wasn't that great, and the eighties I think was a little better but I can't remember too well. All I remember was that I bought a 2001 Standard instead because it both played and sounded a lot better.


Also, just bought a 1967 Epiphone Casino. Got it for cheap as hell because it had a repaired headstock break but the tuning was still stable and the sound awesome. Pics in a few days.
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Oh also, anyone ever played a Fargen amp? I tried a Vox-y one out the other day and thought it was great.
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Anybody have experience with Gibson Explorers? My bandmate just got a V (reissue) and I like it a lot more than I thought I would, and have always been a big The Edge fan, so I'd like to try an Explorer. Can't afford an original '76, but I'd like to try one of the reissues from the 90's that are the Edge color.

I have two 76 Explorer reissues (Cherry Red, Ebony), bought the second with the intention of swapping out the pickups for some variety but I literally haven't touched it since the day I bought it haha.

That may sound misleading, but the Gibson Explorer is my personal favorite electric guitar (outside of holy grail guitars). The Explorer is perfect for what I do (Prog Rock, Harder Rock). I love the shape, the most comfortable guitar I've ever played STANDING hands down. The shape makes the fin kind of like an armrest, so you can just rest your forearm on it and strum forever- But just like the V, it's pretty much useless sitting lol.

Like an above poster said, pickups are hot/punchy. My Cherry Red Explorer is my workhorse guitar and I'll always keep the stock pickups in them. Def experiment with one. Honestly, the cleans are decent too. I really think it's a suitable guitar for almost any genre, you can def play blues on it. I mean, Clapton used one briefly, though he sawed the fin off... I think the Explorer just tends to stay within harder genres because the shape sells it as a that kind of guitar.
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New practice space in my office at the new house.

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New practice space in my office at the new house.


That's insane. Awesome.
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That's insane. Awesome.

Thanks!
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Is it wrong that I like my new MXR micro amp more than I ever liked my Keeley Katana? I really hated the knob placement on the keeley, it would never stay in the same place.
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Current pedalboard.

post #356 of 4177
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Oh also, anyone ever played a Fargen amp? I tried a Vox-y one out the other day and thought it was great.
Amazing amps and amp mod kits. They sound more authentic than the real thing. Low wattage clones of the classic amps - get the same sound as a cranked Marshall or VOX at bedroom levels. The Marshall has a 60s/70s/80s switch to dial in the amp tones of the respective Marshall amps of the time. Solves the biggest problem with tube amps - having to crank them to get "the tone".
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New practice space in my office at the new house.


Beautiful. Deluxe Reverb?
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Beautiful. Deluxe Reverb?

Thanks. Vibrolux Reverb.
post #359 of 4177
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Current pedalboard.


Very John Mayer Trio esque. I love the Zendrive, but I've actually been bonding with my Jekyll and Hyde V1 more lately, despite its noise issues. Wanted Alf to build me a Zendrive-boost-2in1 box but they never responded to the email.

Just bought a Japanese zebrawood strat, looking forward to that.
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awesome stuff. anyone in bands or have some music up somewhere? would like to hear these rigs in context.
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