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Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. gomestar

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    Ugh? I think that kid drumming has real talent.
     
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    @Piob - These are some early, self-produced videos of my friends' band. The guitarist is probably the best I've seen that isn't a pro already, and he's only 21 now - these were made when he was still 17-18. Not "atmospheric" per se, but pretty impressive all the same and in that vein. [VIDEO][/VIDEO] This is one of their songs - [VIDEO][/VIDEO] And this is how he would have preferred the guitar to sound on the track. Pretty much just a DD-6, EQ, and a wah.
     
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    i'll elaborate more. basically, the "reissues" that came out of Japan were really awesome. the production in Japan was intended to be "cheap" labor (in the 80's) for a cheaper guitar to sell, but the quality was really superb and basically rivaled that of the pricey US-made reissues. they also age really well. as a result, people took notice and they started to creep up in price, going from $200 to $500 now $1,000. If you can get past your weird "only new" preference, a really awesome axe can be had.

    this is the tele custom that my father found and picked up for $300. I love it. the tele that I keep in NYC is from the fender custom shop and was over $4K and it's great, too. if I wasn't so connected to the custom shop that I acquired in high school and have played ever since, I'd happily swap it for the MIJ, and that's saying something.

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    oh, a few weeks ago, I popped the neck on my custom shop strat and tele, and noticed this fun fact on the dates:

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    If I have in depth knowledge on something I'm not afraid of used....er, vintage. Having sold cars for a living I can tell you the used market, for people with a lack of in depth knowledge, is where the real cheddar is. I figure this translates to any heavily traded item such as guitars. You have all these reasons why this and that Strat is great value, that one is a MIM (just came across that one a few weeks ago) and not so much, etc. New I can judge against all other new guitars with similar features, used I am shooting as blind as that guy that bought the stripped down Fiero from me at three times its value.
     
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    unlike cars, the new stuff is far from the best stuff made from manufacturers, Fender and Gibson alike.


    don't worry, i already troll your town's craigslist for guitars, amps, and stomp boxes. Local music stores, however dwindling in quantity they are, often have the real cheesecake due to trade ins.
     
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    You know the overpriced crap showing up then. The closest I've come to buying off that was an Ibanez bass for $100 just so I have a bass I could plug into my computer and lay down a simple bass track if I wanted to. Did not get it though as new was $200 and it was going for $125. For $75 more I'll go new.
     
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    ah, but patience is a virtue. it's how i scooped up my DSL401 for $300 and a WH10v2 and a CH-1 for $50 total.
     
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    Patience with in depth knowledge. I'm not kidding myself about the second.
     
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    That MIJ Tele Custom has great color. Having been the owner of a late 50's Esquire Custom I can say from personal experience that it looks "right", like the real thing.

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    meh, it's not always that black and white. every guitar has a story, so you're always making a bet. new is no different. i even spent a couple hundred refinishing a $3K custom shop strat because i didn't like the way it felt (great decision on my part, i should add)

    i can't really tell if i love it or hate it when you post in here. :slayer:
     
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    Far fewer variables in new and I can compare every new LP Studio to every other LP Studio in terms of features and pricing.
     
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    i mean, new vs. used, it's always "you get what you get". There's natural variability from factories, from shipping, from dozens of dumb kids getting their greasy fingers on floor models at Guitar Center.
     
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    glamor shots of my 2004 custom shop telecaster custom. 6.7 pounds. it's what i play more than any other guitar and it shall never be sold.

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    are you the one that snapped it up for ... $320? :wow:
     
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    ^^^Gomestar, why no tone knob on the Tele?
     
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    ha, i was wondering if you would be the one to notice. It popped off and i'd have to walk all the way into the kitchen for my tool kit.
     
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