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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Edit: Incoming Black Dot Royale Reply with quote

I want a semi hollow guitar and want to make sure I don't get something junky, but also am on a budget. What are opinions on either a Modern Player Starblaster or an Epiphone Dot?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STARCASTER. Sounds better, feels better, and since you're a fender player, the neck is more comfortable.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't like the new Starcaster I played. The body just felt like a weird shape to me, in a way it reminded me of those new Gibson 339's that I also dislike...the body just feels smaller than it looks like it should be. If that sort of thing sounds appealing to you you'll probably prefer the starcaster.

That said, even the cheapest dots feel comfortable and solid to me. I would definitely go Epiphone if I were between the two, especially for budget reasons (about half the price)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bolt-on neck on a hollowbody is DUMB.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
Bolt-on neck on a hollowbody is DUMB.


My ovation tornado disagrees with you.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Fender Modern Player Starcaster or Epiphone Dot? Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
I want a semi hollow guitar and want to make sure I don't get something junky, but also am on a budget. What are opinions on either a Modern Player Starblaster or an Epiphone Dot?


In the UK there is a big price gap between the too.

I really disliked the dot, it was just meh.
I owned a starcaster, it was a good guitar but I dont think it was worth its value.

If I was going to buy a semi again I would probably look at a used Hagstrom, Godin or Peerless.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Fender Modern Player Starcaster or Epiphone Dot? Reply with quote

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If I was going to buy a semi again I would probably look at a used Hagstrom.

DEFINITELY THIS.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good food for thought. The Hagstroms look ok. I see those come up in these kind of threads I have been reading. Just most of them are people trying to decide between Epi's. (Threads made before the Starcaster reissue came out.)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had two Rivieras and dearly loved both. The only bad Epiphones are bolt necks and Wilshites.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had two Sheraton II's and a Rivera that I didn't keep. The bodies were a little big to me? Thought I might give a Dot a go and then saw the Starblaster and got conflicted. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try an Epiphone Casino Coupe. I really want one as they're so lovely.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping for semi-hollow and humbuckers though. I haven't ever had a p90 pickup that I liked yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epiphone ES-339 then.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is size the only difference between that and the Dot?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

72 thinline tele reissue. Do it. Its great.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason I don't do well with semi-hollow teles. I owned a TC-90 that was cool, but sold it in the end.

I decided to pick up a dot for now. I can get a Starblaster later. One of these limited editions came up new and I grabbed it. I think I will dig the metallic black and glitter binding. Smile I also have a '59 / JB covered pickup set coming in if I don't like the stock pickups. It is supposed to have full size pots, so hopefully those are ok.



The stats:

DOT Specifications:

Top Material: Laminated Maple
Body Material: Laminated Maple
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: 2-Layer (Black/White) with Vintage "E" in White
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with "pearloid" Dot Inlays
Headstock: Sloped Dovewing 3-on-a-side with "Pearloid" DOT Inlay
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Plus™ Humbucker
Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic™ Humbucker
Controls: Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Bridge Tone, Neck Tone, 3-Way Toggle
Binding: Neck & Body - Silver Sparkle (1-Ply)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22; Medium-Jumbo
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Grover™ Kidney; 14:1 Ratio
Pickguard: Silver with Metal "E"
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pawn shop 72 is awesome too. It's honestly just a coincidence that they're both 72s.
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