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post Oct 4 2008, 01:32 AM
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What I mean is...I know that some guitars are just considered really good guitars, but for some reason I have no desire whatsoever to own one. The Gibson SG for example. I hear nothing but good things about it...it isn't an ugly guitar...but for some reason, I couldn't be less interested in owning one. I don't know why. Anyone else feel the same way about some other guitars?


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post Oct 4 2008, 01:49 AM
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For me PRS, i dont know why. I just want Prs dragon for the heck of it.


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post Oct 4 2008, 02:01 AM
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Funny is that I am saving money to buy a Gibson SG... I look at it everyday, listen to it everyday... and I will buy one... no matter the time it takes...


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post Oct 4 2008, 02:01 AM
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I know they've built a generation, and is the favorite guitar of many, but i really don't like Gibson Les Pauls =/. Every time I go to Guitar Center, I always play a Les Paul first, but for some reason, they never feel right to me. I've tried other LPs too, but its always the same. Its the same way with Fender Strats, too. The tone sounds like its lacking something, the necks aren't fast enough for me (i've tried wiping them down with my shirt, that did nothing) among other things.

But for some reason, when I play the Schecter C1-Classic i've been saving up for, or other Schecters for that matter, its like I'm in heaven. I've also played an LTD EC-1000 in the stunning Cherry Sunburst finish, and I absolutely love it. I don't know, maybe i was meant to play these guitars instead of Fender and Gibson tongue.gif


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post Oct 4 2008, 02:14 AM
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well every Gibson and PRS don't seem appealing to me.
i mean, theyre beautifull guitars, and prs play pretty well (i dont love sg and LP feel though), ut i just don't like them

but i think Charvel guitar(usa production model series) looks very cool cool.gif


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post Oct 4 2008, 02:51 AM
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To each his own I guess! Thank god we don't all have the same interests right?!


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post Oct 4 2008, 02:52 AM
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For me, Kramer USA models and Parker. Just can't get over the headstock. I've played both, a freind's late 80's Kramer and a Nitefly at GC and both sound amazing! It's the dang headstock unsure.gif laugh.gif

Sorry Kris,David,OC and all you guys that play Parker's. I know looks should not be an issue but they do bother me.. rolleyes.gif


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post Oct 4 2008, 02:54 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Oct 3 2008, 09:52 PM) *
For me, Kramer USA models and Parker. Just can't get over the headstock. I've played both, a freind's late 80's Kramer and a Nitefly at GC and both sound amazing! It's the dang headstock unsure.gif laugh.gif

Sorry Kris,David,OC and all you guys that play Parker's. I know looks should not be an issue but they do bother me.. rolleyes.gif


I know what you mean! I just cannot get used to the giant headstock of Dean guitars!


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post Oct 4 2008, 06:17 AM
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Deans, Gibson LP's, Fender Strats, or Parkers.. all great guitars, all absolutely meaningless to me.

Guitars i love
Jacksons
ESP
PRS
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and schecter smile.gif


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post Oct 4 2008, 11:37 AM
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I hate:

ESP
Ibanez
Jackson
Gibson (excluding Gibson SG Special)
PRS
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And love

Parker
Caparison
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post Oct 4 2008, 11:39 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Oct 4 2008, 02:32 AM) *
What I mean is...I know that some guitars are just considered really good guitars, but for some reason I have no desire whatsoever to own one. The Gibson SG for example. I hear nothing but good things about it...it isn't an ugly guitar...but for some reason, I couldn't be less interested in owning one. I don't know why. Anyone else feel the same way about some other guitars?
lol , I love the gibson sg.. i want to own one;) But for me itll be a gibson les paul


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post Oct 4 2008, 12:11 PM
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For me that would be quite a lot of guitars I guess wink.gif An SG sounds very good, but I never really liked its looks. I love Explorers, but I just can't play on them. A Fender Strat is an awesome guitar, but it does not deliver "my" sound. Many people love Ibanez guitars, but I never liked them much, the necks are way to thin and flat in my opinion (hehe, yes, I want my Baseball bat necks).


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post Oct 4 2008, 01:32 PM
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les pauls,SG
all ephiphones.
some ibanz.
i love ESPS,LTDS,PRS SCHTCHER
peavy have some nice cheap guitars
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post Oct 4 2008, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE (bamba23 @ Oct 4 2008, 01:32 PM) *
peavy have some nice cheap guitars

Christ I forgot about them. Add Peavey to my list of hated guitars smile.gif


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post Oct 4 2008, 01:36 PM
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I would love to own a Fender Strat just for the heck of owning one although I hate how it looks and it does not fit my style at all...


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post Oct 4 2008, 02:07 PM
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I think aesthetics means a lot too tongue.gif

And a LP sound really great and stuff but I really don't like the way it looks.. I like Ibanez, Fenders and Esp's

The guitar I really like to own is the Jem7 but I refuse to pay that much for that guitar tongue.gif Its just not right to pay that price for some wood and gold screws..


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post Oct 4 2008, 07:55 PM
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hmm, don't really know haven't had expensive guitars, but the way I tried in a store, Ibanez JEM was one of the guitar that didn't suit me well at all.


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post Oct 4 2008, 09:11 PM
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I haven't touched a guitar that's more expansive then $500, that I haven't liked tongue.gif


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post Oct 5 2008, 05:52 AM
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Gibson SG (looks), Jackson Guitars in general (I have no idea why!, i would like to like them...), Dean Guitars (headstock), V-shape guitars or other weird shaped guitars.

The Gibson Les Paul has some of the most beautiful guitars ever, but they are too damned heavy so no more of those either.

Guitars I would like to have is:
Any explorer model except Gibson(its too big) with active PU's
A Fender stratocaster (I dont like the look but love the sound)
A PRS Custom 22 or 24.

Add a Mesa Boogie Tripe rectifier stack to that list and a couple of effects and I am pretty much set for life gearwise smile.gif


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post Oct 5 2008, 07:52 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 5 2008, 04:55 AM) *
hmm, don't really know haven't had expensive guitars, but the way I tried in a store, Ibanez JEM was one of the guitar that didn't suit me well at all.


Although it is all IMHO, I can relate to this. I played an RG1570 and a JEM77V side by side and overall I preferred the RG1570 (which I now own). I preferred the DiMarzio Breed's in the JEM, but I preferred the feel of the RG, particularly the neck, as the one one the JEM felt almost "sticky" to me.

Also, I prefer dot inlays to the vine on the JEM, I would rather not have the monkey grip and I wanted an RG shape guitar, minus a pickguard.

Again, this is all subjective. Some other guitars I dislike aesthetically are Rickenbacker's, SG's and Firebird's.



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