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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh wow steve's special. How do you like that?


Actually, my mistake it's a Steve Morse model not the Steve's Special.

But to answer your question, since I've played both, they're great sounding pickups. I would actually agree with the tone chart that DiMarzio has on their site. The SS definitely has more of a scooped mid sound, very articulate, and a great pickup for fast picking stuff.

The SMM has a really nice midrange that I find cuts through well when tuning down to B or A, where things can get a bit flubby. Especially since it doesn't have quite as much low end, so low tunings don't get really boomy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, right now im really into the crunch lab. I think it sounds GREAT with a basswood body. I have one in my PRS too, but was considering the steves special of a d activator as i find the CL to be very glassy and bassy in that guitar
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I setup a PRS yesterday. I swear it's the best guitar I've ever played.

Last time I played one I thought the same, but because I was teen at the time I thought it was just an age thing, and I wouldn't be so impressed today. I was....

Best can be a bit boring and sterile but I don't care , this is the guitar I want to save up for. I couldn't fault it.

I'm looking at a secondhand CE22 or 24 probably, they're now discontinued... I could get one for about 750 ish I reckon.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is kinda tempting... and MIK Fender Showmaster. But I fly back to PR today and don't know if I have time to go check it out Sad

http://used.samashmusic.com/item.php?id=14686


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Cool price. You could pick up an old MIJ Jackson for a little less, though they are a matter of taste.

I had a Superstrat moment this week, it happens periodically were i pick mine up and wonder why i even bother with any other model of guitar. They are so comfortable and versatile.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to test it out... and I just couldn't see myself playing it. The flamed clownburst finish creeped me out.

But I did buy a Fender Champ 600 to bring back, since I can fit it in my backpack. Hope the TSA doesn't freak out when they see a guitar amp in a backpack.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally gone for a Jeff Hanneman, got one at half price. The reviews are mixed, mostly on the Kahler but im looking forward to it arriving!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you getting that new and not secondhand?

Have you still got that Jackson you got recently? I saw that you mentioned you sold a large chunk of your guitars in another post somewhere..?


I'm liking the new Adrian Smith Jackson, white with black and the old strat headstock. Nice plain and functional.

It's a shame my 550's have ruined me for playing anything else, I just keep crawling back to them Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rps-10 wrote:
Are you getting that new and not secondhand?

Have you still got that Jackson you got recently? I saw that you mentioned you sold a large chunk of your guitars in another post somewhere..?
Second hand, half the price.
Both Jacksons were sold, i panicked after my op and sold a lot of stuff. As it turns out ive had quite a lot of work so im a bit pissed about selling the mij Jackson, but i've always wanted one of these so it may be a good thing.

The Kahler holds tune if you break a string too, my main gripe with Floyds.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondered what you guys thought of this....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tokai-Original-Series-Electic-Guitar-Used-/151018162211?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item2329624823
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks awesome haha

its at least japanese tokai for 150. i can't say if the value is good considering the holes and lack of arm but will play nice
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fret Music shop isn't actually that far from my house, and I'm almost certain I've seen that Tokai in person. I could probably go check it out if you like?

In other news, and not sure if it fits in this thread, I'm sort of interested in this - Link
It seems a decent price considering what they go for new, but I'm not convinced by the versatility of active pickups.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those C-1s are fantastic players and that seems like a good price. You could always sell the pickups and swap them if you don't like them.

Here's a somewhat recent addition to my stable, the only super strat I own at the moment. It's a 1986 Ibanez Pro Line, sort of a hybrid between a Roadstar and an RG. They only made these for two years before separating the Pro Line series out into different models. Best part about this guitar is the neck, it's oil finished from the factory and it's not often that you see a bound Ibanez neck with dots. Pickups are pretty awesome too...plus, as awkward as the switching system looks, it's actually very functional and useful. It's got a push button for each pickup, and a coil tap for the bridge. Or you can just use the 5-way. If you can find one for cheap (I got this off craigslist for $175), dew it!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my favorite super strato of all time is Jackson Soloist USA SL2H



my fav color are Lighting


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
Those C-1s are fantastic players and that seems like a good price. You could always sell the pickups and swap them if you don't like them.

Here's a somewhat recent addition to my stable, the only super strat I own at the moment. It's a 1986 Ibanez Pro Line, sort of a hybrid between a Roadstar and an RG. They only made these for two years before separating the Pro Line series out into different models. Best part about this guitar is the neck, it's oil finished from the factory and it's not often that you see a bound Ibanez neck with dots. Pickups are pretty awesome too...plus, as awkward as the switching system looks, it's actually very functional and useful. It's got a push button for each pickup, and a coil tap for the bridge. Or you can just use the 5-way. If you can find one for cheap (I got this off craigslist for $175), dew it!




man, i really really like that
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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AWESOME bravo
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that is great. Love the Roadstar flavor, never been massively keen on the pointy horns on the RG body.
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