Lets look at our guitars thread.

Lets look at our guitars thread.

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Dave2P

692 posts

126 months

Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Ekona said:
- Prefer a short scale neck, so sub-25"
- Dual humbuckers (not necessarily any good, I do intend to change them for a set of the EMG JHs tbh)
- 12"-16" compound neck
- Satin finish to the neck
- Rosewood or ebony fretboard
- Angry looking, as it'll be for metal
- Hardtail vastly preferred
- Price between £350 - £600 (obvs cheaper the better to allow for the pickup swap)
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul? I suppose it's not really angry looking, but it is Very Metal!

24 frets and a 24.75 scale length. The EX has EMG 81/85. Specs say 14" fingerboard radius but I had one for a while and it felt quite like my Charvel 6.

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Les-Paul/Prophecy...



smn159

5,852 posts

163 months

Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Bit of a makeover for my 1989 Japanese Strat recently with some Seymour Duncan pickups and Obsidian blender wiring added, new nut and a proper set up and fret levelling

Lovely low action now and plays better than it ever has in the 25 or so years that I've owned it - very happy

Edited by smn159 on Tuesday 6th March 16:36

Evangelion

5,226 posts

124 months

Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Which Seymours did you use? I put SSL-1s on mine.

smn159

5,852 posts

163 months

Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Evangelion said:
Which Seymours did you use? I put SSL-1s on mine.
SSL-1's in the middle and neck and an SSL- 5 in the bridge. Seem to work really well together.

Ekona

1,583 posts

148 months

Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Hanslow said:
Shame you're not nearer to me Ekona, I'm about to put one of these up for sale: http://www.ebay.de/itm/350848354733
See, I do like the Explorer shape very much, hence buying the Snakebyte. Sadly not in a position to make a move just yet, but thanks for the heads up smile

dojo said:
I would have thought most metal guitars have a longer scale length due to the fact they're often detuned down to C - If you drop that much on a short scale its literally going to flap about in the wind biggrin

You could go for an SG - but thats 24.74. Not sub 24.
Good point about the scale length. Tbh I mostly play in E or Eb, but the option to go deeper is worth considering. I've had an SG previously, didn't really get on with it sadly despite adoring the shape.

JLC25 said:
im Root Telecaster - Scale is 25.5 but is 12" compound radius and has a light Satin finish to the neck - 2 hums - it's a satin finished telecaster with a hardtail and EMGs - looks angry enough. New, you'll have to go squier, but used you'll get a MIM Fender.

PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt - 24.5 scale but 10" radius - not sure about satin neck but can be rubbed down if not. 2 hums (PRS SE, so would recommend a change) - could buy new but top end of budget. If its angry enough for a member of Opeth, its angry enough,

  • WILDCARD* - PRS Holcomb SE - 25.5 scale and 20" radius BUT- Satin Neck, Fantastic tops, hardtail and the ace up the sleeve, Seymour Duncan Alpha Omegas - which retail at £259 a set. IMO the best guitar for modern metal under £1000. It's a teeny bit out of budget used but an absolute animal that i recommend testing.
Funny the JRT had crossed my mind, but never having played a Tele at all I was a bit unsure. Definitely worth a second look though. Never liked PRSeses at all, however both of those look very interesting (especially the latter).

Dave2P said:
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul? I suppose it's not really angry looking, but it is Very Metal!
In theory yes, but I already have an Epi LP so I think it would be just a little too similar to be worth the addition. And I love my Tribute too much to swap it over. Great shout though, and I nearly bought a Prophecy before the Tribute too.



Part of me wonders whether I just need to suck up the scale length and go 25.5", and just learn to deal with it. Opens up so many more options that way, but you know how it is when you like what you like and you get stuck in your ways... laugh Massive thanks though chaps, definitely given me some options and things to think about there.

Quick question, how easy is it to sand off and re-finish a neck into satin? DIY-able, or leave it to a pro?

ehonda

1,483 posts

151 months

Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Been playing more 4 string lately so treated myself to this...



Which has just been treated to a new set of thomastik flatwounds.
(sorry for crappy phone pic)

Dr Z

2,954 posts

117 months

Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Ekona said:
- Prefer a short scale neck, so sub-25"
- Dual humbuckers (not necessarily any good, I do intend to change them for a set of the EMG JHs tbh)
- 12"-16" compound neck
- Satin finish to the neck
- Rosewood or ebony fretboard
- Angry looking, as it'll be for metal
- Hardtail vastly preferred
- Price between £350 - £600 (obvs cheaper the better to allow for the pickup swap)
This metal enough? smile



Not sampled one of these myself, so can't give any idea as to the build quality.

Ekona

1,583 posts

148 months

Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Definitely I’d say smile

DKMG looks like it could well fit the bill if I change scale. Think I might have to find one local and go try.

RATATTAK

5,611 posts

135 months

Wednesday 7th March 2018
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I could be persuaded to relinquish the blue one

andy-xr

13,204 posts

150 months

Thursday 8th March 2018
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Dr Z said:
This metal enough? smile



Not sampled one of these myself, so can't give any idea as to the build quality.
The US ones are the ones to go for. The Far East ones, they're alright for the price point (some places do silly deals on them new on the Mk3) but there's a fairly marked difference.

A second hand US one would be the one for me, I'd prefer one with a Floyd personally though

Escapegoat

4,318 posts

81 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Farewell, old friend...



We've had our moments, but after all's said and done, it appears I'm not a Tele Man. frown

Sheetmaself

4,264 posts

144 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Escapegoat said:
Farewell, old friend...



We've had our moments, but after all's said and done, it appears I'm not a Tele Man. frown
Feel free to pm me details of it, assuming you haven’t already arranged a buyer.

Escapegoat

4,318 posts

81 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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I think it has a new home (was snapped up by a dealer on A N Other forum).

£850 in the kitty ready for the next bit of GAS...

Sheetmaself

4,264 posts

144 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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No probs hope you enjoy the new shiny!

gmaz

3,398 posts

156 months

Friday 16th March 2018
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gazza285 said:
Proper Aria Pro II, these were fine instruments, made at the now legendary Matsumoku factory in Japan, should play just fine when set up properly.
I took it to http://www.bristolguitartech.com/ and he did a fantastic job. It plays better than it ever did.

Escapegoat

4,318 posts

81 months

Saturday 17th March 2018
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Another one on the way out. Candy Apple Red, all-gold hardware and a creamy pearl scratchplate with DG-20 active pickups. If you took the blue relic Strat that a PHer had made last month, well I suppose this would be at the other end of the spectrum! smile And it's 35 years older!



It was one of my 'Three Amigos'.



(The other two are staying.)

Escapegoat

4,318 posts

81 months

Sunday 25th March 2018
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Another one on the way out:



Each one gets tougher to sell. frown

Boo-urns

24 posts

36 months

Monday 26th March 2018
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Escapegoat said:
Another one on the way out:



Each one gets tougher to sell. frown
If you're still looking for a buyer, feel free to PM me the details.

Escapegoat

4,318 posts

81 months

Monday 26th March 2018
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No, the LP Jr had already been sold (or will be when he turns up with the cash on Friday).

I'm slimming down the collection, but not spamming them here, so keep an eye on the 'usual places'. Just documenting them here for posterity.

6th Gear

3,410 posts

140 months

Thursday 29th March 2018
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Back in the day, around 1990, I lusted over the Ibanez Jem guitars. At the time I owned the Ibanez RG560.

Now at the ripe age of 44yrs, I am into my Strats, Les Pauls and Teles.

I have recently been offered a Brand New Ibanez Jem 30th Anniversary in DY



Asking price is 4160 USD which includes its case, all documents and shipping.

Any Jem experts in the house? Thoughts on the advertised price and the Jem 30th Anniversary guitars in general?

There are two available. One in yellow, the other in shocking pink. I’m leaning towards the yellow. Loch Ness green isn’t available.

Thank you.