ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

I bought new guitar.
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> All Other Guitars
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: I bought new guitar. Reply with quote



It has some of the shittiest out-of-the-box action I've seen in recent years and pretty obvious fret sprout, dat good old American quality control, but nothing I can't fix. The rest of the guitar is sexy as hell, though. I love the color, the "worn" finish is silly but tasteful, and it is like lighter than Strat light, it feels no more than 7 pounds. This chambering is awesome!
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.


Last edited by honeyiscool on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:18 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fran
The Curmudgeon


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 21097
Location: Nottingham, Englandshire.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it! That is the first Gibson to give me a bonar in a long time.
What model is it exactly, Les Paul Special..?
_________________
dezb1 wrote:
Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

robroe wrote:
I got a stomach ache. Anyone got any heroin? Or like a gun or something?

brandonwinmill wrote:
Maybe i'll sell my internet. It's lost its fun since i already beat it twice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Love it! That is the first Gibson to give me a bonar in a long time.
What model is it exactly, Les Paul Special..?
It's 1960s Tribute LP Studio model, it gets so many things right, IMO.

http://www.zzounds.com/item--GIBLPST60

The neck is slim 60s, my favorite.
Chambered mahogany maple with maple cap. Very very light.
I like the way Special looks, but I definitely prefer this archtop.
Real Gibson P90s! If I don't like the pickups, they'll do fine in resale.
That color! Gibson doesn't do enough white guitars, and it's a shame, white looks great on an LP.
The finish is satin, so while it's not the best to look at, it feels played, in a good way. Neck is FAST!
Fretboard is rosewood, not baked maple. I like baked maple and all, just not the way Gibson uses it.
Some of the hardware feels a LITTLE cheap, but honestly, it's a Gibson for the price of a high end MIM Fender, I'm not complaining. Any problems can be easily fixed with upgrades and it'll still be half the price of a Standard.
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cobascis
.
.


Joined: 21 Jun 2008
Posts: 3830
Location: Mendocino, CA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really want this tribute SG in natural...

so these are good quality guitars other than some QC issues you mentioned?

http://www.zzounds.com/item--GIBSGSP6
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
cobascis
.
.


Joined: 21 Jun 2008
Posts: 3830
Location: Mendocino, CA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see any show stopping problems with my guitar, certainly nothing I can't fix myself. The actual body and neck are fantastic, and the electronics should be up to par. It's really the last 10% of detail and the cosmetics where it suffers in comparison with the most expensive of guitars, but you also pay 1/3 of the price of a Standard, so I think it's fair.

Finish is super thin, too, which is cool. It really does feel quite porous, in a good way.
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dezb1
The Oppressor


Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 7387
Location: glasgow

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it in scumburst...
_________________
Extreme distortion used discreetly...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lucamo
.
.


Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 1689
Location: Peterborough, Ontario

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is such a tacky guitar. But, subtle tacky, good tacky.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you used to live in NYC?
Haven't seen you around in awhile (probably missed the boat), but I'm glad your back and well.
_________________
theshadowofseattle wrote:

Maybe it's not the shemale porn in your post that matters. Maybe it's the shemale porn in your heart.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
brainfur
.
.


Joined: 01 Jun 2011
Posts: 1874
Location: United States

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heck yeah thats beautiful I love how the white plastics look like old bandaids!
_________________
George wrote:
in the future there must be only guitars or only computers

theshadowofseattle wrote:
TYPICAL AMERICAN BAND LIKE JAY Z, AXE BODY SPRAY, AND THE VENTURES.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ultratwin
The 25.5" subversion


Joined: 25 Apr 2006
Posts: 6731
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The white and cream look great together, man! Hope the classic Gibson QC gets outweighed by the tone and light body.


In other news, Choa from quasi-fake K-Pop girl group/band AOA just got a hold of one this month as well, though on her tiny frame it almost looks as big as a White Falcon. The movie references are silly/creepy, but your LP Studio affinity is established!

Cover your ears, you've been warned.


Link
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucamo wrote:
That is such a tacky guitar. But, subtle tacky, good tacky.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you used to live in NYC?
Haven't seen you around in awhile (probably missed the boat), but I'm glad your back and well.
I did, for a while, but it's been a while. I've been in SD for three years now.

Thanks!

ultratwin wrote:
The white and cream look great together, man! Hope the classic Gibson QC gets outweighed by the tone and light body.
I just took the time to get the truss rod and action good, and I have to say, it's already winning favors from me. The only minor thing is it feels like the high E seems closer to the edge of the neck than I'm used to, but that might just be me imagining things since visually, I notice no problems there. The nut is very well cut, the only real problem now is the fret ends and the fretboard could be rolled off a little. It's something I don't like to do on guitars since I don't trust me with a file near a neck (I've done it before and it wasn't good) but I figure it's $40 of any pro's time.

Haven't had a chance to plug in but the unplugged sound is loud, clear, and lovely.
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
paul_
.
.


Joined: 27 Jul 2006
Posts: 9123

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. Love Les Pauls, love Gibson P90s, never had a Gibson Les Paul with P90s... some day. I'm a fan of the 50s/60s/70s tribute guitars, those 70s SGs with minihums and mini block inlays are the only ones I've actually gotten to play so far though.

Re: the strings being close to the edge of the fretboard: I find they come closer to the edges on Gibsons than they do Epis or most Gibson-style imports, I think they have wider individual spacing too (though this has changed by a smidgen a few times over the years). Both my AV '57 Strat and Gibson LP Standard's string spread seem wider if I go awhile only playing my import Fenders/Epis beforehand, it's definitely more noticeable with the Gibson.

The white/cream combo is not for me personally (and as a side note, Gibson's creme is too dark/pinky now... the Historic plastics used to be brighter like back in the day but now they're the same colour as the standard stuff for the last few years) but I love white w/chrome LPs regardless so I'd probably dress it up in black plastics like my Epi Custom. I appreciate the creme on white looks a bit more unique though. Still jealous.

Hidden: 

_________________
Aug wrote:
which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang? Mad

robertOG wrote:
fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I eyed that Epiphone several times and once even ordered it, just to send it back.

I think it's a tremendous looker and probably plays great, too. Love white LPs.

So I brought the guitar home and plugged it in, and two minutes later I took the bridge pickup out and rewired it for RWRP. The process is pretty easy with P90s, flip the two magnets, and then flip the wires at the pickup. The hum is pretty obvious with this one, but in the middle position, it is silent now, so I have that to fall back on. And the sound is simply great! The neck pickup is nice and warm, the bridge pickup sounds like rawk, but the middle position is noiseless and full of clean and bright jangle. Love it.

I think one day I'll probably put Kinmans in it because it sounds like 20% of my tone is hum from the P90s, and that mucks with me quite a lot (I use noiseless pickups or humbuckers in every guitar). I love the sound in the middle position, but I could also use a slightly underwound neck and a slightly overwound bridge so I will probably need a custom wound anyway.
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
robroe
Bon Jovi Fan Club!!1


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 45553
Location: PORNO ISLAND !

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




my friend Mike, just got this black one in the mail from Zzounds.com this morning. he is sending it back monday. he said that if he puts hardly any pressure on the high E string it comes off the fretboard.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame, that LP is a looker.



So these are all of my electric guitars that aren't Hello Kitties. They're all super light with skinny ass necks. I am so happy with my collection of guitars. I've bought and sold a lot of guitars, but I can see myself keeping these for a long time. Plus, they all have way more value to me than to anyone else, so they will suck in resale anyway.

1. Mustang '73 RI (6 lb 10 oz) - My default guitar and my favorite (otherwise, I wouldn't be here). Has a Mastery.
2. Squier VM Tele Thinline (7 lb 8 oz) - This has a Gibson scale neck (my favorite), but still the familiar 7.25" Fender radius.
3. Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe (6 lb 8 oz) - Bigsby is awesome, but the slim neck (Gibson scale) is the best thing about this guitar.
4. Les Paul (6 lb 9 oz) - Yep, it's lighter than my Mustang.
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gusman2x
.
.


Joined: 16 Apr 2012
Posts: 3474
Location: Manchester U.K.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you had a kc mustang? Did you get rid of it becaus the neck as a bit chunky?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
I thought you had a kc mustang? Did you get rid of it becaus the neck as a bit chunky?
I got rid of it because I liked and appreciated to more than I loved it. It was never a first choice for anything. The chunkier neck, the JB, the bridge, heavier body, it probably all factored in.
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NickS
.
.


Joined: 14 Jan 2008
Posts: 9480
Location: Nr. Basinggrad, UK

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
I am so happy with my collection of guitars. I've bought and sold a lot of guitars, but I can see myself keeping these for a long time.

I'm sure westie said that a few months back too Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
honeyiscool
.
.


Joined: 01 Feb 2011
Posts: 2072
Location: San Diego, California

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha. But there's a difference between someone who shops to shop and someone who wants something that's hard to find. Like I don't necessarily know what I want but I do know when I have it.
_________________
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DGNR8
.
.


Joined: 30 Sep 2006
Posts: 4209
Location: DC Area

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Classy. I would like less band aid and more butter, but otherwise is swell!
_________________
Yell Like Hell
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> All Other Guitars All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 626779 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!