Your next guitar?

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Bombadil
KVRAF
1837 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:15 am

Lol. I remember my first bass. It was a very cheap Cort Precision knock-off. The body was, anyways. There was no headstock—the tuners were Steinberger style. It was damn fugly! :D
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tapper mike
KVRAF
4762 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:51 am

Honestly I forgot what the brand was on my first bass. It was a precision knock off as well. Loved playing it couldn't for too long. It was all to strange after playing an electric bass then going back to electric guitar with super slim, super low action guitar.

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Uncle E
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10222 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:10 pm

machinesworking wrote:Looking to get a hollow body Gretsch with a Bigsby. Torn between spending real money on one with the treble switch I want, or a more realistic price range. Probably should go to a local store that has some and see if I really can justify the more expensive models.
I've had a Japanese Gretsch with the classic Filtertron pickups and a Korean with some P90-ish pickups (though I think they were still hum canceling). The Japanese one had all the chime that people expect from a great Gretsch. The Korean one sounded dull in comparison, although it had a great jazz box tone and was ultimately better for session work. How many times have I been asked to play or sound like Brian Setzer on a gig? The answer: 0.

PurpleCatfishBettie
KVRAF
3252 posts since 22 Jul, 2009

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Post Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:34 pm

looks like Davisons might be becoming 'a thing'... used to be able to get them in ebay auctions for as low as $35-$40 including shipping. recently, i'd posted a couple here which had been around $50. today, there's a black one being bid up to $61 + shipping, for over $80 total. maybe the Davisons are 'arriving'... maybe the days of $40 Davisons are over.

maybe it's this 'trade war thing' which might be heating up, and people are like 'i gotta get my davison now'...

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Uncle E
KVRAF
10222 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:03 pm

Importing from China is already getting more expensive.

tapper mike
KVRAF
4762 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:17 am

Not surprising. The obvious response would send my post to Hyde Park

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1539 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:34 pm

I contacted a counterfeiter on AliExpress and got a guitar made from scratch, it's not great to play, but it looks cool and was really cheap... I know you shouldn't support them, but there are few options for us lefties.

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Uncle E
KVRAF
10222 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:43 pm

As far as counterfeits go, I think only the headstock is an issue? Also, this is sufficiently different from any Gibson ever made that it's not like you're trying to fool anyone.

Amram
KVRian
527 posts since 12 Jan, 2013 from Foolish Shepherd = God

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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:57 pm

an-electric-heart wrote:I contacted a counterfeiter on AliExpress and got a guitar made from scratch, it's not great to play, but it looks cool and was really cheap... I know you shouldn't support them, but there are few options for us lefties.

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Whats the name of that guitar in aliexpress?

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1539 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:55 pm

Uncle E wrote:As far as counterfeits go, I think only the headstock is an issue? Also, this is sufficiently different from any Gibson ever made that it's not like you're trying to fool anyone.
For sure, they are the same people who make "Chibsons", but they can also just be contacted and used to make really cheap custom guitars. So long as you tell them to leave off the Gibson logo, and put something personalised on the headstock, I personally don't think there's an issue. I doubt you'd fool anyone anyway, I've owned a real Gibson SG Standard, they're thin and light. That guitar is heavy and clunky like the cheapest Epiphone SGs are.

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1539 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:59 pm

Amram wrote:
an-electric-heart wrote:I contacted a counterfeiter on AliExpress and got a guitar made from scratch, it's not great to play, but it looks cool and was really cheap... I know you shouldn't support them, but there are few options for us lefties.

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Whats the name of that guitar in aliexpress?
Like I said, it's custom. I found someone who sells SGs, I mocked up what I wanted in Photoshop, said "Can you make this?", they said "yes". But, it's a risk, you might get a total piece of junk. Search "Chibson review" on Youtube, some are good, some are write-offs.

machinesworking
KVRian
1298 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:25 pm

Uncle E wrote: The Korean one sounded dull in comparison, although it had a great jazz box tone and was ultimately better for session work. How many times have I been asked to play or sound like Brian Setzer on a gig? The answer: 0.
I'm not a session musician, so I'm looking to complement the Gibson Les Paul here.
Ended up deciding against a hollow or semi and instead am getting the Gretsch Jet, hollow core VS hollow body.
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Uncle E
KVRAF
10222 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:34 pm

an-electric-heart wrote:For sure, they are the same people who make "Chibsons", but they can also just be contacted and used to make really cheap custom guitars. So long as you tell them to leave off the Gibson logo, and put something personalised on the headstock, I personally don't think there's an issue. I doubt you'd fool anyone anyway, I've owned a real Gibson SG Standard, they're thin and light. That guitar is heavy and clunky like the cheapest Epiphone SGs are.
Here's an example of that, anyone who knows Fenders can tell it's a fake from a mile away:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ST-dual ... autifyAB=0

deastman
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6739 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

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Post Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:44 am

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It’s a very rare thing when I can contribute to this topic. About twenty years ago I got a cheap Rogue bass from Sam Ash, which is the only bass I’ve ever had and total garbage. I’ve just rectified that situation with a Fender American Elite Precision with active preamp and three way tone control in sunburst. It plays like a dream and sounds fantastic!

Also, as a bedroom musicians and mostly a keyboardist, I’ve never had any way to get decent tone, aside from Guitar Rig or my cheap little Vox practice amp. I wanted some way to get better sound for both bass and guitar now that I have better instruments. After some debate and lots of YouTube reviews, I picked up a Line 6 Helix floorboard and a whole bunch of impulse responses from 3 Sigma Audio. I think I might eventually add a Line 6 Powercab to that, although I can’t ever really play at volume around here. I’m so happy with my new toys!
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Hermetech Mastering
KVRian
933 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:49 am

Still saving, probably gonna go for a Lowden instead of a Brook. Might take me another year to eighteen months though!

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