Your next guitar?

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tapper mike
KVRAF
4982 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:11 pm

^Man that looks sweet.

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digitalboytn
KVRian
1310 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:33 pm

Deep Purple wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Still waiting patiently for my eBay purchase scheduled for delivery Wednesday. This is what I'll be getting:

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How much was it to ship that tree trunk ? :wink:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28274 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:02 am

Deep Purple wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Still waiting patiently for my eBay purchase scheduled for delivery Wednesday. This is what I'll be getting:

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does it have the pups wired like my two ibanez's? Looks awesome :tu:
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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Deep Purple
KVRian
1122 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:04 pm

@tapper mike - I wasn't sure at first with the white body, but plenty of contrast with the pearloid pick guard and the black hardware. Wasn't hard to make a decision though, as it's $265 because it's a factory second due to a small discolored area in the wood of the body that's barely noticeable (it's basically about a square inch in area between the bridge and the strap button - it's visible with a closeup photo, but I can't even see it in this photo at all)

@digitalboytn - $29.95 to ship, which I think is a bargain for a tree that size!

@hink - it's a new factory second, so there should be no mods to it, but I think all RGs are series wired humbuckers, a true single coil and a 5-way switch with standard Strat style switching.
Sweet child in time...

tapper mike
KVRAF
4982 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:31 pm

Yeah, I've got some discoloration on my fretboard. It's Maple and it's just a little more brown in parts. I too paid $275 for an otherwise 399 guitar.

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Deep Purple
KVRian
1122 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:56 am

Quite honestly I wouldn't give a crap about the discoloration even if it was obvious, as I'm pretty sure it's not going to have any adverse affect on the way the guitar plays. Considering the fact this one is almost unnoticeable, I consider this guitar to be a hell of a bargain!
Sweet child in time...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
42791 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:24 am

well paint colour effects tone.
just ask egg shaped nutter billy corgan.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5483 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:19 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:24 am
well paint colour effects tone.
just ask egg shaped nutter billy corgan.
I always contend that old 'Hondo' bass I had in the early 90s was a much better instrument after I sprayed it silver (from 'natural'). It was still shite and a bastard to play, but it looked f**king cool.

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28274 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:59 am

donkey tugger wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:19 am
vurt wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:24 am
well paint colour effects tone.
just ask egg shaped nutter billy corgan.
I always contend that old 'Hondo' bass I had in the early 90s was a much better instrument after I sprayed it silver (from 'natural'). It was still shite and a bastard to play, but it looked f**king cool.
here's one for yah my friend, 400 bux

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Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

JCJR
KVRAF
2570 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:36 pm

Some of those 1960s hagstroms were nice in some respects. Early on Frank Zappa played a hagstrom.

The later ones may have been better dunno I didn't see many hagstroms after the 1960s.

Guitarist in my high school awful garage band had a 6 string similar to hink's picture. But it had lipstick case pickups IIRC and may have been 3 pickups.

Had a skinny fast neck in purt good adjustment and was a good surf clean guitar tone or twangy soul/r&b rhythm styles.

The guitar just refused to convincingly distort. Guy had ampeg 12" tube reverberocket which should have had some kind of convincing distortion cranked to 11 for a Yardbirds or Electric Prunes masterpiece, but no dice. Just real loud clean-ish jangle.

Feed into cheesy 60s fuzztone that ought to distort ANYTHING, but no love the hagstrom cranked to 10 for long sustain "smokestack lightning" or whatever power chord just made a short decay "blerp" thats all she wrote. :)

Guess a modern fuzz box could distort one ok. And they seemed well made guitars except the oddball pickups. Maybe other models had hotter pickups dunno.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5483 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:41 pm

JCJR wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Just real loud clean-ish jangle.

Now we're talking. :love:

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Deep Purple
KVRian
1122 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:46 pm

How much paint, wood, finish, etc. affect tone is probably something that will be debated forever and then some. Personally I think blue guitars create a very sad tone, especially when you play in D minor.
Sweet child in time...

tapper mike
KVRAF
4982 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 am

No Blue guitars in my collection. Thanks man now I have a goal.

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Deep Purple
KVRian
1122 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:07 am

tapper mike wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 am
No Blue guitars in my collection. Thanks man now I have a goal.
:hihi:
Sweet child in time...

cptgone
KVRAF
4894 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:28 pm

Deep Purple wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:46 pm
How much paint, wood, finish, etc. affect tone is probably something that will be debated forever and then some. Personally I think blue guitars create a very sad tone, especially when you play in D minor.
Just cancel it out with matching fingernails:
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