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Everything posted by houndman55

  1. Well it looks good, and if if feels good too you just might bite. Try it before you buy it.
  2. Never ever heard of them, but then again I definitely know I live under a rock.
  3. houndman55

    70's reissue?

    I don't have any source or stuff like that but I'd seriously doubt it.
  4. I do, in fact I recently purschased a Kramer Assault. Removed the floyd rose completely, hate those things. Looking to install a Tune-O-Matic sometime in the near future.
  5. I have a few: Rickenbacker 4003 mapleglo ES 330 L5 CES Rickenbacker 330 Mapleglo Fender MIA strat with maple fretboard.
  6. Never seen a archtop with a firebird type headstock before, weird.
  7. Well, if you don't already know the ES-333 is basically a ES 335 (Dot) but with a Gibson humbucker. There is some rumors that Epiphone has slipped off the hill more since they moved production from Korea to China in like 2010 or something. But now all Epiphones if I remember right now have grover locking tuners so that ought to improve the tuning a bit. Try one in a guitar store, will ya?
  8. Just my though but maybe the finish had something to do with it being a limited edition, never seen a Gibson Explorer with that type of finish before.
  9. Well I'm going to be frank. The intro rhythm parts were a little dull but the solo parts were amazing. Sounds like melodic death metal or something. Good luck, I couldn't do anything even close to that with my current chicken brain theory for bar chords.
  10. Hey, I was reading a guitar magazine from about like 2-3 years and it was this ad for a Gibson Custom ES 335 with P90's. It mentioned that it allegedly has coil tapping. That makes no sense to me. I mean I've seen the occasional Les Paul with that but that's for introducing like a strat type to single coil to some sort of humbucker. But a P90's is techincally a single coil, what's does that do? Emulate a humbucker?
  11. Thinking about buying a Epi Les Paul Special II

  12. Check out my stuff, will ya? It's a mix of hip hop instrumental tracks and some folk noodling.
  13. Well what I notice is that the soundholes are different. The deluxe version holes looks like the ends of a loudspeaker and the regular one has like some weird sort of regular f holes. But aside from that I don't know any difference.
  14. I was looking at "metal" style basses with active pickups and most if not all had some sort of EQ. But most metal style axes with active EMG:s or Duncan Blackouts or whatever just have standard volume and tone and no type of EQ:s. Can anyone explain this?
  15. I've noticed the few times in my short life I have seen a rickenbacker face to face they all seemed pretty small. It's like the 4003 is bigger than the guitars themselves. Does rickenbacker build the smallest electric guitars?
  16. Hey, I was talking to an employee at my local music store and asked about Epi V's and explorers. While Epiphone does make a few off shoot models in the V and Explorer like the Robb Lynn one and the 58' Goth explorer and the 1984 one (which is like a Epi version of the ESP Snakebyte), there's no like standard model for these two type of guitars... But what the dude in the store told me is allegedly Epiphone along with possibly Gibson are gonna reissue it in a 2015 style model. Is there any truth to this? And if yes, will they have all the new things like G Force and Les yellow signature?
  17. Title says it all. I was at my local music store yesterday and they had some 2015 edition Les Pauls. Most of them, if not all lacked a pickguard. What's up with that?
  18. I noticed that recently the Epi Casinos are made of maple with basswood bracing according to the specs on the official website. Is this a new thing? Last time I checked it just said 5 ply maple.
  19. Hey, I'm lurking to get a Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Standard. First it was listed as a limited edition but when I look at the website again now it's listed along the other regular Epi Les Paul models. Does that mean it's a regular series now? Don't get me wrong, if it's true that's a huge plus for me as I'm cash-strapped for the moment and I fear or maybe rather feared that once I got the money the model will be out of production.
  20. Hello, I've glanced a few times at Kramer and they seem pretty cool. But personally I'm not a huge fan of floyd rose. Except the string thru version of the assault and nite V is there any version of the stratocaster type Kramer design that doesn't have a floyd rose? I've looked at bit on the website and I can't find any. Is there any version manufactured in the past that have a fixed bridge or string thru?
  21. Hey, My older brother bought a LP Special II a few years ago. Along with the poster that came along it shows a nick on the "Epiphone Explorer Bass". But when I do a quick google I can't find any official information on it. I know Epiphone has a "Out of production" part on their site so I'd figure I'd find it there but nothing. What's up with that?
  22. Just get a SG, they weigh like a fraction of what a Les Paul does. If you don't want to spend in the Gibson range, just get an Epiphone.
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