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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:44 pm 
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Argentum wrote:
I'm not much of a humbucker person. They just don't do the clean thing all that well, IMO.


Two words for you -- coil tap.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Argentum wrote:

I had a Tele once, sold it to get another Strat. Nothing wrong with Teles, if they're good enough for Keef, they're good enough for me.

Les Pauls are different animals altogether. I'm not much of a humbucker person. They just don't do the clean thing all that well, IMO.

With the quality of my playing, clean is the last thing I want. :lol:

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sisyphus wrote:
With the quality of my playing, clean is the last thing I want. :lol:


Good one. :lol:


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Yeah I like that too.


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Rotten_Scoundrel wrote:
Argentum wrote:
I'm not much of a humbucker person. They just don't do the clean thing all that well, IMO.


Two words for you -- coil tap.


The problem with that though is often times compromise. Your desired HB tone may not split off to your desired single coil tone. I'd prefer to just grab another guitar. I have quite a few HB guitars setup for specific purposes.

If your gigging and not wanting to lug around a bunch of guitars, I can definitely see the need for a Swiss Army knife guitar though.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:59 pm 
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I know you guys will have a hard time believing this,

I have no f'en clue what you people are talking about.

Yea,yea, I know that's the norm for me. LOL

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Does it have anything to do with dueling banjos?

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Substitute2 wrote:
Does it have anything to do with dueling banjos?

Hey now! (Butt cheeks firmly clinched)


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Argentum wrote:
The problem with that though is often times compromise. Your desired HB tone may not split off to your desired single coil tone. I'd prefer to just grab another guitar. I have quite a few HB guitars setup for specific purposes.

I see your point. At one time I felt the same way until I tried the EMG 89.

I love Strats but not for their clean tones. I just love their knarliness. Is that a word, lol?


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Sure it is.


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Music does flow nice out of a Strat but I can't play a tremolo and always end up hitting the volume knob with my hand when I play one. Also I hardly ever want a clean sound. Therefore I've always been a Les Paul kind of guy, although I don't own one.

I'm in the market for a new guitar but can't afford a Gibson Les Paul. I was looking at the Epiphone Les Pauls the other day. Are they any good?


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Rotten_Scoundrel wrote:
I see your point. At one time I felt the same way until I tried the EMG 89.

I love Strats but not for their clean tones. I just love their knarliness. Is that a word, lol?


I've never tried active PUPs. Someday I plan to though.


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gnarliness


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Ralphie wrote:
Music does flow nice out of a Strat but I can't play a tremolo and always end up hitting the volume knob with my hand when I play one. Also I hardly ever want a clean sound. Therefore I've always been a Les Paul kind of guy, although I don't own one.


You can block the tremolo or mount it flush to the body thus eliminating it's purpose. I've done that with great success. I don't like using a tremolo. Or you could just buy a hard tail like the Robert Cray model. Can't help you on the volume control thing though. I happen to like the proximity as it allows for easy access.

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I'm in the market for a new guitar but can't afford a Gibson Les Paul. I was looking at the Epiphone Les Pauls the other day. Are they any good?


Short answer is yes. 10 or 15 years ago no. The quality of the stuff coming out of Korea has grown significantly over the past few years thanks to CNC technologies. The hardware is the one area that these guitars usually lack in when compared to the American made stuff. You can swap out pickups though and still be well ahead cost wise though.


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Az Bucco fan wrote:
gnarliness


Thanks for that ABF.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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Ralphie wrote:
Music does flow nice out of a Strat but I can't play a tremolo and always end up hitting the volume knob with my hand when I play one. Also I hardly ever want a clean sound. Therefore I've always been a Les Paul kind of guy, although I don't own one.

I'm in the market for a new guitar but can't afford a Gibson Les Paul. I was looking at the Epiphone Les Pauls the other day. Are they any good?

I just took the tremolo off of my guitar. I have the same problem with hitting the volume knob, though.

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O suck so bad on the six string gun that I never had to take the volume knob into consideration. However, I usually have it to 11 on the guitar.


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Az Bucco fan wrote:
O suck so bad on the six string gun that I never had to take the volume knob into consideration. However, I usually have it to 11 on the guitar.

You'll need one of Nigel Tufnel's amps get the full performance from that guitar.

:lol:

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Correctamundo.......great movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Unimportant question
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I prefer acoustics, I have a nice Ovation I use to gig out solo with, and an Alvarez I use to write songs around the house, and just picked up a nice Galveston acoustic/electric...

I also have a nice Paul McCartney styled Bass Guitar I use when I'm playing for the country band I'm in...

Though I do have a strat and a strat look a like, but dont play them much at all unless its a big show somewhere and I'm sitting in with someone's group

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