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New postby Jeff » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:40 pm

7?!?
$100 times 2 times 7...crap it's doable.

What do you think Bill?
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New postby Bud » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:24 pm

Just bookmarking it so I can find it when I'm at my favorite guitar store. :wink:
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New postby Bill » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:30 pm

Jeff wrote:7?!?
$100 times 2 times 7...crap it's doable.

What do you think Bill?


Seven years of gifts? Hmmm, Bud would REALLY have to want it. And he'd better ROCK on it after 7 years! 8)

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New postby Bud » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:54 pm

Here's the one I really want http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PS2339/[url][/url]
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New postby Bud » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:55 am

How freekin' cool is this?
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It's a custom-shop Carvin CT6, California Carved Top guitar that could be built with my choice of options (below). I "photoshopped" it together from stock pics to show what it would look like set up the way I wanted it.

- Mahogany Neck & Body (Standard)
- Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
- Deep Tiger Eye Quilt
- Clear Satin Finish Back Of Neck (Natural Wood)
- Carved Top Headstock (Standard)
- Quilted Maple Headstock Matches Body Color
- Birdseye Maple Fingerboard (Tung-Oiled)
- Abalone Dot Inlays (Standard)
- Stainless Med-Jumbo Frets .048" H .103" W
- 12in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
- M22SD Bridge Pickup (hot, bass heavy)
- H22N Neck Pickup (med hot, strong mid-bass)
- Cream Coils w/ Cream Bezels
- Gold Hardware
- Elixir 942E Super Light Gauge .009 - .042
- Gold Plated Logo
- Dunlop Straplocks
- Form-Fitted ABS Hardshell Case
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New postby Bill » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:05 pm

:thumbsup: Yummy! :wink:

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New postby Jeff » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:04 pm

Birdseye Maple Fingerboard (Tung-Oiled)


You lick the guitar?!?
:puke:
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New postby Bud » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:12 pm

Jeff wrote:
Birdseye Maple Fingerboard (Tung-Oiled)


You lick the guitar?!?


It is awefully pretty,... I just might. :wink:
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New postby Bud » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:53 pm

OK, don't buy that Ibanez for me for my Birthday. 'Cause I just picked this one up on E-bay.

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New postby Jeff » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:07 pm

Very Nice.
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New postby Bill » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:28 am

What made you decide to buy that one, Bud?

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New postby Bud » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:21 am

This purchase was about "playability" and features.

My Les Paul is a bit of a brick. The body is blocky and heavy and the neck is chunky and thick. Don't get me wrong, love it and it sounds awesome, but it's not the easiest guitar to play. I've been wanting something with a thin neck and contoured body that is easy to play and comfortable to wear. This Ibanez is a very thin and light guitar, both in the body and the neck.

Also, the Les Paul has a very distinct sound - very "chimey" cleans and "growley" distorted tones that dual coil "humbucking" pickups give you. This sort of tone is my favorite. However, it can't really get "quacky" or "twangy" like a Stratocaster does with its single-coil pickups. This one has the ability to switch pickups from dual-coil to single-coil. So, it can sound (somewhat) like a Strat or like a Les Paul (to some degree). It's a more flexible guitar. Also, it has a unique type of tremalo ("whammy" bar) that I like, but that no other guitar has.

I've been watching for one to come up on eBay and it finally did, so after much wailing and gnashing of teeth (and a tour of the guitar shops yesterday) I picked one up.
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New postby Bud » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:39 am

This product page gives the details of the guitar and has a couple of videos explaining the different sounds the guitar can make.

And, here's a pretty good review of it.

Here's a page with some super close-ups (different guitar of the same type),
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New postby Bud » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:01 pm

So far I am diggin' the new axe. The more I play it the more I like it. Now that I have it all set up nicely and now that I'm starting to understand how to use it, I'm really loving the way it plays and I'm discovering something I didn't really expect... it has awesome tone! I figured it'd be a thin-sounding shredder guitar, but it's really like a more vintage Stratocaster. Hell, when I hook it up to my Rivera amp, I can even get some very Telecaster-like sounds out of it.

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New postby Jeff » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:25 pm

I'm glad you like the new guitar.
Does the Electronic panel on the back get hot?
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