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I actually have a Fender Blues DeVille not pictured, and an Epiphone Les Paul and a couple other beater guitars.

I really don't dig Les Pauls. Gibson lost me a while back when they started valuing pretty over playable and overcharging for everything. That may have changed now, but I didnt leave Gibson, they left me. The black LTD plays better than both the Gibsons. I play the everloving fuck out of the white Jackson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And one can never have too many superstrats.


Edited by AxlisOld, 04 November 2014 - 10:51 AM.

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I'm a sucker for the super strats as well. I actually built one this year. My wiring ended up a little off, so it has a hum to it, making it a little unplayable. One of these days I'll take it to a pro and have it wired properly, but honestly I'd like to build another one. Really get some bad ass pickups in it, I pinched pennies on my first go around because I was on a limited budget. But their is something about building your own guitar that really appeals to me.

I hear ya, I have a Wolfgang and I've played the living fuck out of it. I actually had replace all the saddles this year because they were all rusted out from years of playing. I lost a little bit of playability with the new saddles, and its also no longer stock. But oh well. I would take another Wolfgang in heartbeat. But honestly if someone was to give me $2,500 to spend on guitar (roughly the cost of a good LP) I'd spend around a grand and build my own superstrat and pocket the other $1,500 lol. But I do love Les Paul's don't get me wrong, great guitars. Give me a stock LP over a stock Strat any day of the week.

Edited by Mike420, 04 November 2014 - 10:58 AM.

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The Frankenstrat is a parts guitar. Kramer body, Strat neck, Floyd original, Dimarzio Evolution (might change that out).


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I actually have a Fender Blues DeVille not pictured, and an Epiphone Les Paul and a couple other beater guitars.

I really don't dig Les Pauls. Gibson lost me a while back when they started valuing pretty over playable and overcharging for everything. That may have changed now, but I didnt leave Gibson, they left me. The black LTD plays better than both the Gibsons. I play the everloving fuck out of the white Jackson.

 

Thought I responded to this days ago, guess not.

 

Anyway, I 100% agree. I find it very difficult to find new Les Pauls that I like. I used to be able to walk into a shop, and 8/10 LP's I'd play would have been great or better, now it's more like 2/10. I went into GC the other day just to play some guitars, played 4 LP's:

 

A 2014 58RI, definitely the best of bunch, nothing amazing, but pretty good.

A 2014 Traditional, felt OK, pick up configuration was all wrong IMO. 

A 2012 Standard, felt OK, sounded meh.

A 2015 Standard, felt terrible, neck was the size of a flagpole (bigger than the 58RI's), tuning system didn't work (which I wouldn't want anyway), just overall a really really bad guitar; especially considering the price.

 

It's a shame, I was talking with a few of the employees, and they basically said that Gibson knows they suck now, but the senior leadership makes such poor choices that not much can be done. 

 

I will stand by this statement though: I'll take a pre-2008ish Les Paul over almost any guitar.

 

Also for you amp enthusiasts, I played an ENGL Powerball, two Diezel's, and two Diamond's. None of them "wow'ed" me, the Diamond Spitfire II was pretty good, as was the Powerball; none of them were bad, but for their reputation and prices.... I expected better. To be fair, I probably only put each of them around 1/4th master volume, could substantially affect tone with some amps.


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I actually have a Fender Blues DeVille not pictured, and an Epiphone Les Paul and a couple other beater guitars.

I really don't dig Les Pauls. Gibson lost me a while back when they started valuing pretty over playable and overcharging for everything. That may have changed now, but I didnt leave Gibson, they left me. The black LTD plays better than both the Gibsons. I play the everloving fuck out of the white Jackson.

 

Thought I responded to this days ago, guess not.

 

Anyway, I 100% agree. I find it very difficult to find new Les Pauls that I like. I used to be able to walk into a shop, and 8/10 LP's I'd play would have been great or better, now it's more like 2/10. I went into GC the other day just to play some guitars, played 4 LP's:

 

A 2014 58RI, definitely the best of bunch, nothing amazing, but pretty good.

A 2014 Traditional, felt OK, pick up configuration was all wrong IMO. 

A 2012 Standard, felt OK, sounded meh.

A 2015 Standard, felt terrible, neck was the size of a flagpole (bigger than the 58RI's), tuning system didn't work (which I wouldn't want anyway), just overall a really really bad guitar; especially considering the price.

 

It's a shame, I was talking with a few of the employees, and they basically said that Gibson knows they suck now, but the senior leadership makes such poor choices that not much can be done. 

 

I will stand by this statement though: I'll take a pre-2008ish Les Paul over almost any guitar.

 

Also for you amp enthusiasts, I played an ENGL Powerball, two Diezel's, and two Diamond's. None of them "wow'ed" me, the Diamond Spitfire II was pretty good, as was the Powerball; none of them were bad, but for their reputation and prices.... I expected better. To be fair, I probably only put each of them around 1/4th master volume, could substantially affect tone with some amps.

 

 

I love Gibson but their business practices are fucked. First thing is first- the 2015 lineup is FUCKED. The neck, forced tuner, cosmetics, and price hikes are absurd. Henry, the ceo, has made some bone- headed decisions.

 

But when they get it right, they get it right. I still think the Custom Shops are phenominal. I'd take any R9 or R8 no matter what year. I also have my 2013 Signature T and love it.


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I actually have a Fender Blues DeVille not pictured, and an Epiphone Les Paul and a couple other beater guitars.

I really don't dig Les Pauls. Gibson lost me a while back when they started valuing pretty over playable and overcharging for everything. That may have changed now, but I didnt leave Gibson, they left me. The black LTD plays better than both the Gibsons. I play the everloving fuck out of the white Jackson.

 

Thought I responded to this days ago, guess not.

 

Anyway, I 100% agree. I find it very difficult to find new Les Pauls that I like. I used to be able to walk into a shop, and 8/10 LP's I'd play would have been great or better, now it's more like 2/10. I went into GC the other day just to play some guitars, played 4 LP's:

 

A 2014 58RI, definitely the best of bunch, nothing amazing, but pretty good.

A 2014 Traditional, felt OK, pick up configuration was all wrong IMO. 

A 2012 Standard, felt OK, sounded meh.

A 2015 Standard, felt terrible, neck was the size of a flagpole (bigger than the 58RI's), tuning system didn't work (which I wouldn't want anyway), just overall a really really bad guitar; especially considering the price.

 

It's a shame, I was talking with a few of the employees, and they basically said that Gibson knows they suck now, but the senior leadership makes such poor choices that not much can be done. 

 

I will stand by this statement though: I'll take a pre-2008ish Les Paul over almost any guitar.

 

Also for you amp enthusiasts, I played an ENGL Powerball, two Diezel's, and two Diamond's. None of them "wow'ed" me, the Diamond Spitfire II was pretty good, as was the Powerball; none of them were bad, but for their reputation and prices.... I expected better. To be fair, I probably only put each of them around 1/4th master volume, could substantially affect tone with some amps.

 

 

I love Gibson but their business practices are fucked. First thing is first- the 2015 lineup is FUCKED. The neck, forced tuner, cosmetics, and price hikes are absurd. Henry, the ceo, has made some bone- headed decisions.

 

But when they get it right, they get it right. I still think the Custom Shops are phenominal. I'd take any R9 or R8 no matter what year. I also have my 2013 Signature T and love it.

 

 

I played a 2013 Trad Pro II, and thought it was great; albeit I picked up 2 of the same model/year guitar and they weren't as good, so it's luck of the draw. I saw some 2015 Standards hanging on the wall for................$3750!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF, why would anyone pay that when you can get an early 90's (best Gibson QC) Standard for ~$1500 used. Even the R8 I played was OK, it was a 2014.


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Yeah, Gibson has lost their minds. Very glad I got a 2013 at a great price when I did because the 2015 line is fucked for the money.

 

Anyways, its my birthday today so I am going to pick up a delay. Any suggestions?

 

I'll have a wah pedal, overdrive, the delay... what else should I get you think?

 

Or Mike, what else do we need? Should I pick up a mic and stand?


Edited by ZoSoRose, 12 November 2014 - 08:39 AM.

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Yeah, Gibson has lost their minds. Very glad I got a 2013 at a great price when I did because the 2015 line is fucked for the money.

 

Anyways, its my birthday today so I am going to pick up a delay. Any suggestions?

 

I'll have a wah pedal, overdrive, the delay... what else should I get you think?

 

Or Mike, what else do we need? Should I pick up a mic and stand?

 

DD3 or DD6 if you want the Slash delay, Carbon Copy for most else. There are other choices, but someone more educated on pedals can chime in.


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I thought of the Carbon Copy! I am going to go try one today. Idk if I am looking for Slash's delay sound really, just something to add texture to my tone.

 

I think I will pick up a delay and volume pedal, and then I'll pick up a midi controller and better recording software next.


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Bought A delay! ! Rock n roll
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Nice. Which one?
I'm thinking about saving up some money for the Korg sdd3000 pedal, since the time bender got discontinued.

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I went with an unconventional choice! A Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail. Hell, I didn't even know Duncan made pedals. I was in a music shop in Lansing yesterday and I really like one of the dudes that works there. We always talk a lot so I trust his opinion. I told him I was hoping to get a delay soon and everyone just lit up and mentioned the Vapor Trail. Well, I tried it and it sounded pretty darn good. Its built in the USA, has solid construction, and I can't wait to try it with my full setup.

 

Listen to that tone!

 


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Their new pedal line sure is great. I did think about getting their double back compressor back in 2012, but it was discontinued. I did find the philosopher's tone, which had similar price and controls tho.

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Im starting to go crazy. I think I am going to get a volume pedal today and I want to start looking at chorus pedals. Then maybe down the line a distortion and I am done!

 

Pedal addiction is scary... lol

 

Not having a gf really has opened my Gear Acquisition Syndrome up on a whole new level :lol: I thought getting a Les Paul would quell my GAS, but now I just look at effects instead of guitars!


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