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Vectorman
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1222 posts since 6 May, 2005, from Michigan, USA

Postby Vectorman; Fri May 19, 2017 5:07 pm Re: Your next guitar?

I have to drop in every once in a great while to interject some bass content. Recently picked up a Schecter Stiletto Session 5. I already have the 4-string Stiletto Session fretless and really like its tone, so I decided to get its fretted 5-string sibling. Their Session line is a pretty cost-effective way to get into a well-constructed bass with active EMG's if you like that sound (EMG DC bridge and EMG J in neck position). I had this bass PLEK'ed so it plays with a smoothness more like what you'd expect from a pricier, domestically-made instrument.

Now I need to sell off another bass or two (I've already sold two in the last month). I can cover most of the ground I need to with these two Session basses and lately I'm getting tired of having "debris" around (stuff I hardly ever use).

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incubus
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4617 posts since 6 May, 2015

Postby incubus; Fri May 19, 2017 5:34 pm Re: Your next guitar?

Nice!
tapper mike
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4296 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Postby tapper mike; Sat May 20, 2017 3:18 am Re: Your next guitar?

Where does one get instruments plecked after market?
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Vectorman
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1222 posts since 6 May, 2005, from Michigan, USA

Postby Vectorman; Sat May 20, 2017 7:21 am Re: Your next guitar?

tapper mike wrote:Where does one get instruments plecked after market?

There are a few places that do it. One that I've seen spoken highly of online a few different times is Weber Custom Guitars in Ohio.
resynthesis
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216 posts since 17 Sep, 2007, from Planet Thanet

Postby resynthesis; Sat May 20, 2017 7:59 am Re: Your next guitar?

tapper mike wrote:Where does one get instruments plecked after market?


In the UK Charlie Chandler does it
incubus
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4617 posts since 6 May, 2015

Postby incubus; Mon May 22, 2017 6:18 pm Re: Your next guitar?

I always wanted one of these:

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But they were WAY too expensive and then they stopped making them in favor of that lame 24 fret version. Now they are through the stratosphere financially, lucky I don't want one of those (they are 1000 usd more than when they came out)

The used ones are 1000-ish, I don't want one THAT badly, but was just thinking, Joe played better when he had these imho.

edit, had to change the pic.
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Xiangqi
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3086 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby Xiangqi; Mon May 22, 2017 7:21 pm Re: Your next guitar?

that's nice. it's a bit of a rarity to see a 'metal' body shape like that on an ibby, with 22 frets, yes?

anyway, my first of the new xiangqi guitars arrived:

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solid paulownia, fixed bridge. action is high, and the neck fairly unfinished. it's like an old kay. you really know you're working to get this to play. ymmv

can't wait to plug it into an amp and see if it has a 'paulownia sound'...
incubus
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Postby incubus; Mon May 22, 2017 9:02 pm Re: Your next guitar?

Xiangqi wrote:that's nice. it's a bit of a rarity to see a 'metal' body shape like that on an ibby, with 22 frets, yes?

anyway, my first of the new xiangqi guitars arrived:

Image

solid paulownia, fixed bridge. action is high, and the neck fairly unfinished. it's like an old kay. you really know you're working to get this to play. ymmv

can't wait to plug it into an amp and see if it has a 'paulownia sound'...


The pic wasn't proper. Yeah, 24 is the norm, but not for the joe.

I like that color of yours :)

Forgot to say, one of the things I like about the older Joe model is that it's 42mm at the nut instead of 43mm. One thing some of us have started to dislike about ibby is the 43/58 neck profile. It's kinda wide for my taste.
tapper mike
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Postby tapper mike; Tue May 23, 2017 9:16 pm Re: Your next guitar?

Xiangqi wrote:that's nice. it's a bit of a rarity to see a 'metal' body shape like that on an ibby, with 22 frets, yes?

anyway, my first of the new xiangqi guitars arrived:

Image

solid paulownia, fixed bridge. action is high, and the neck fairly unfinished. it's like an old kay. you really know you're working to get this to play. ymmv

can't wait to plug it into an amp and see if it has a 'paulownia sound'...


I've had very playable Kay's and not the most playable Kays. I had this SG style Kay from the late 70's early 80's that played like butter with an off beige / pink satin finish. I won't begin to describe my lesser Kay's

A buddy of mine collected all those "weird" Kays from the 50's,60's and 70's. He was a guitar tech. Sold em all off and made a nice profit on it.
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