Your next guitar?

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justin3am
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10630 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:10 pm

I saw those. It's part of the reason I was mulling over the Variax to begin with. The black one is tempting.
I still feel like I would want a "normal" guitar that I could change parts on easily.

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SJ_Digriz
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5918 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from Just about .... there

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:35 pm

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... gray-black
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... ingerboard

The PRS in that price range are probably better playing guitars than the fender IMO. But the strat is more versatile. The other option is ibanez, they also have excellent price/performance if that's the tones you want.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... g570-black

Just more ideas ... cuz you know narrowing down guitars is a futile job LOL
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justin3am
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10630 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:42 pm

My first instrument was bass and I mostly play Ibanez 4-strings but for some reason I don't really like their guitars.
That PRS looks pretty sweet for the price! Thanks for the suggestion!

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SJ_Digriz
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5918 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from Just about .... there

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:44 pm

On the plus side once you kind of hit around the $500 mark your chances are pretty good of getting a really good guitar even if it has to go get some setup love. Back in the day $500 would net you a 2x12 with strings nailed on.
If you have to ask, you can't afford the answer

tapper mike
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4950 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:17 am

The Variax standard is... Pretty damn standard. You can swap out the ceramic pups if you like. Also swap out the neck. It doesn't have much of a trem plate there isn't enough room so that can't be switched nor can the saddles.
Then again you can always do a transplant (routing at your own risk)

If you want to throw money around you can always do or have someone do a transplant. Transplants were all the rage about ten years back or more.

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justin3am
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10630 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:26 am

I decided to go with the Variax Standard. I'll be getting the Sunburst one. I'll let you all know how we get along. :)

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SJ_Digriz
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5918 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from Just about .... there

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:54 am

awesome .. can't wait to hear your thoughts.
If you have to ask, you can't afford the answer

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donkey tugger
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5383 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:25 am

justin3am wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:26 am
I'll be getting the Sunburst one.
Acceptable choice. Not white.

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donkey tugger
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5383 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:10 pm

justin3am wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:26 am
I decided to go with the Variax Standard. I'll be getting the Sunburst one. I'll let you all know how we get along. :)
Let's see how long it takes you to wonder what it sounds like if you use the tuning facility to have the 3 lowest strings all the same note, and the top 3 the same an octave higher.

It sounds f**king marvellous....

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Deep Purple
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780 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:38 pm

I think Lou Reed did something like that, and called it “Ostrich guitar” for some reason.
Sweet child in time...

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Bombadil
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2989 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:14 pm

Stephen Stills tunes Suite: Judy Blue Eyes to EEEEBE, or DDDDAD.
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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pekbro
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2410 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:59 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Stephen Stills tunes Suite: Judy Blue Eyes to EEEEBE, or DDDDAD.
That explains why I cold never figure that one out when I was a kid. Good way to
scratch up a guitar, playing like that. :D

tapper mike
KVRAF
4950 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:21 am

I hadn't had a white guitar in decades. white was the obvious choice when I bought mine.

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Bombadil
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2989 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm

I had a white MiM Strat. It was rather blah. I was thinking of getting one of the XIIs as I mentioned here, but the only colour that was left was white, so I didn't even bother. On a Strat, I like a nice burst, or natural.
pekbro wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Stephen Stills tunes Suite: Judy Blue Eyes to EEEEBE, or DDDDAD.
That explains why I cold never figure that one out when I was a kid. Good way to
scratch up a guitar, playing like that. :D
Some of these alternate tunings really make me scratch my head. Like, who comes up with these things? Jimmy Page's tuning for the Rain Song is another bit of obscure weirdness, yet when you hear the song, it's perfect. The only one I use with any regularity is Drop D. I was messing around with DADGAD for a while, which is neat, but...I've come to realize that, if I'm not quite getting the chord right, then there's a good possibility there's an alternate tuning happening.
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28030 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:54 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm
I had a white MiM Strat. It was rather blah. I was thinking of getting one of the XIIs as I mentioned here, but the only colour that was left was white, so I didn't even bother. On a Strat, I like a nice burst, or natural.
pekbro wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Stephen Stills tunes Suite: Judy Blue Eyes to EEEEBE, or DDDDAD.
That explains why I cold never figure that one out when I was a kid. Good way to
scratch up a guitar, playing like that. :D
Some of these alternate tunings really make me scratch my head. Like, who comes up with these things? Jimmy Page's tuning for the Rain Song is another bit of obscure weirdness, yet when you hear the song, it's perfect. The only one I use with any regularity is Drop D. I was messing around with DADGAD for a while, which is neat, but...I've come to realize that, if I'm not quite getting the chord right, then there's a good possibility there's an alternate tuning happening.
try dropping the the low A to a G, I did this little acoustic thingy years ago in DGDGAD
https://soundcloud.com/hink/accoustic
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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