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post Apr 24 2009, 09:24 PM
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hey guys, i just ordered a "switch" guitar


apparently these we designed by wilkinson (the trem company) but they went out of business because these guitars never caught on


i got one off ebay for $200, while i havent received it yet, i thought i might give you guys the heads up.

they are made from a material called vibracell which is supposed to emulate wood tone..(supposedly mahogany) they have an ebonite finger board, and they come in funky shapes and colors

the cool thing about these are what you get for the price:

-real wilkinson trem
-Locking grover tuners
-EMG select pick ups (i know these arent the real EMGs)

but for $200, thats a great deal, i heard nothing but good things, so if you are looking for a budget guitar, search ebay for switch guitars


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post Apr 25 2009, 01:38 AM
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Pretty wild looking! Can't wait to see a video clip!!


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post Apr 25 2009, 11:36 AM
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post Apr 25 2009, 01:44 PM
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Interesting looking axe man, would be nice to hear some samples! smile.gif


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post Apr 25 2009, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Apr 25 2009, 01:44 PM) *
Interesting looking axe man, would be nice to hear some samples! smile.gif

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post Apr 30 2009, 04:37 AM
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Marc,
Have you got your switch guitar yet? I'll be interested to hear what you think. It sounds like it is basically a graphite necked guitar.....all my Ibanez guitars have graphite necks and I love them. Definitely need to do a review of it. smile.gif
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post Apr 30 2009, 04:57 AM
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it comes tomorrow, video review of that, my peavey triple x, and the PAF pro bridge and bluesbucker neck in my ibanez is coming this weekend


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post Apr 30 2009, 05:05 AM
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Sweet....looking forward to it....\m/\m/
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post Apr 30 2009, 11:51 AM
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It looks like a great deal!! Make a review/record some sound samples when you get it!! smile.gif


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laugh.gif ... my first thoughts were .. "too much corners to clean", but it looks interesting!! I would like to hear some samples as well. The trem/tuner setup is great .. seems to be a good deal for this price !!


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post Apr 30 2009, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE (wrk @ Apr 30 2009, 01:13 PM) *
laugh.gif ... my first thoughts were .. "too much corners to clean", but it looks interesting!! I would like to hear some samples as well. The trem/tuner setup is great .. seems to be a good deal for this price !!


Body reminds me of a MM Bongo Bass guitar smile.gif You either love it or hate it smile.gif


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post Apr 30 2009, 01:00 PM
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We're awaiting the samples from you rig mate! smile.gif


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post Apr 30 2009, 04:51 PM
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bah im sitting at work counting down the time i get to go home, lucky for me, i have a dentist appointment during lunch, so im gonna sneak home afterwards hopefull to take a look at it


when i first saw these i thought they were the uggliest thing but after a while i started to dig it....

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as my fried said "if the green goblin played a guitar, that would be it"


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post Apr 30 2009, 06:39 PM
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Thats a really interesting looking guitar man. I like it. I cant wait to hear how it plays!
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post Apr 30 2009, 06:49 PM
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One of my students got one. It's pretty good but his is pretty heavy.
The vibracel has a really good sustain, I think you'll like this a lot!


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post Apr 30 2009, 09:33 PM
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ok guys my guitar is here,


she is very pretty!


AND OH MY FREAKING GOD! the frets are GREAT!


attention world, this is the first made in china guitar ive ever seen with out sharp fret edges, and 100% even frets all the way down, i just checked with a ruler, not 1 gap at all!!!!! holy crap you guys have no idea how happy this makes me



anyways,


the neck is very similar to an ibanez neck....its weird...feels like im holding my rg520, but it is much much rounder


anyways i have time to take a few dark crappy pictures, so here you guys go:
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wow dont ask me why these pictures are so blury! i promise better ones tonight

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post Apr 30 2009, 10:38 PM
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Hey that looks great man! Can we expect some sound/video samples? smile.gif


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post Apr 30 2009, 10:51 PM
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yeah as soon as i set it up


they claim it comes with "locking" tuners...


how do locking grover tuner work? right now im pretty sure its unlocked because it moves and moves the string


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post May 1 2009, 07:38 AM
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Congrats! It's a beautiful guitar biggrin.gif

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Interesting, had never heard of these Swithc guitars!, glad you like it smile.gif


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