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I just think you are underestimating passive pickups. There's insanely articulate passive pickups out there.
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Dude I'm not saying it about you.

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Yeah, I got that:) Are you considering putting them into the ES? That would be an interresting experiment IMO.But in the long run wouldn't it be simpler to get a specific guitar for metal?

-V


This is weird, but I have a strat style Ibanez that does blues and rock really well, but my ES is much better for metal. Kinda opposite of what you'd expect.

Along with my classical and an acoustic, that's 4 guitars. I don't want to own more than that. Hate owning that many as is.
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Dude I'm not saying it about you.
This is weird, but I have a strat style Ibanez that does blues and rock really well, but my ES is much better for metal. Kinda opposite of what you'd expect.

Along with my classical and an acoustic, that's 4 guitars. I don't want to own more than that. Hate owning that many as is.

That is weird, but ES models from that era had an extreme construction. I have heard that feedback is less prevalent than earlier and later models. That said, my friends 335 is probably the most delicious sounding guitar I have ever played and it feedbacks all over the place, but when you get it just right, nothing can touch it.
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That is weird, but ES models from that era had an extreme construction.

yup.

mine's a 347 , all maple body with a 3 piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Ridiulously heavy. And then the pickups they put in there are 16K. Kinda surprised they didn't stick on a stock Floyd Rose just to seal the deal haha.

I just cut off the binding nibs and put on big 6100 EVO frets so more sacriledge.

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I like the nib-less look.
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yup.

mine's a 347 , all maple body with a 3 piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Ridiulously heavy. And then the pickups they put in there are 16K. Kinda surprised they didn't stick on a stock Floyd Rose just to seal the deal haha.

I just cut off the binding nibs and put on big 6100 EVO frets so more sacriledge.


Looks great! Norlin era guitars were quite different animals and although I've never tested any some people swear by them. One of the best guitarists in my home town has a Les Paul from around 1970 and it's incredibly heavy in both weight and tone.
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I don't like the multi piece neck and body's on some.
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Look into good pickups like Zhangbucker, Bare Knuckle, Skatterbrane, Rewind, Fralin, etc. I can't believe anybody uses anything else, honestly. It's like somebody taking a blanket off your amp.

You don't even have an amp you elitist prick.
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I like the nib-less look.

I prefer it too.
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Looks great! Norlin era guitars were quite different animals and although I've never tested any some people swear by them. One of the best guitarists in my home town has a Les Paul from around 1970 and it's incredibly heavy in both weight and tone.

Yeah I can see why people don't like them but for me a lot of the changes made sense and I prefer them that way. Completely different from a 50s 335 but I don't think that'd be my thing anyway.

One thing they definitely did wrong was the pots. 300 and 100K is just ridiculous. Got some 500K pots in there as quick as possible.
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I don't like the multi piece neck and body's on some.

multi-piece maple neck = more stable according to the guy who just did all my frets.
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I prefer it too.
Yeah I can see why people don't like them but for me a lot of the changes made sense and I prefer them that way. Completely different from a 50s 335 but I don't think that'd be my thing anyway.

One thing they definitely did wrong was the pots. 300 and 100K is just ridiculous. Got some 500K pots in there as quick as possible.


Yeah. The tone pots were changed because of the shift in popular music through the 70's and 80's were guitar got more and more in the background. Alot of jazzplayers actually preferred this but they also played Roland Chorus 120s biggrin.gif
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Sixteen year old guitarist from the Windsor area just got a scholarship to somewhere in NYC. Is he any good?
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Ahh Roland jazz chorus. Love the clean sounds on that amp and of course the stereo chorus. I would like to add one to our studio collection.
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Juilliard or MSM and he's probably pretty good.
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All streetcred gone when you play with a left hand technique like that biggrin.gif He's good though.
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Sixteen year old guitarist from the Windsor area just got a scholarship to somewhere in NYC. Is he any good?
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