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ZakkWylde
post Nov 21 2009, 09:28 PM
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Anyone noticed that we have almost no Explorer shape players on GMC (aside from Aleksander Sukovic) ?

I had to do something against it, sold my Ibanez RG 550 to a friend and got myself this baby:
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It's a 2001 Gibson Gothic Explorer which I upgraded with Bareknuckle Miracle Man Humbuckers. I bought it used in a decent condition for a fair price. I will be gigging and rehearsing with this guitar anyways so no need for a perfect finish.

It's s really fat, warm and mighty sounding guitar (I use it in D Standard and Drop C most of the time).


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post Nov 21 2009, 09:31 PM
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You don't scare us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Wylde! You do scare me that you traded that nice RG550-whatever for the explorer but that's personal taste.

I think we have more than just Aleksander's explorer on GMC though... doesn't Synfection play one of these? I think I saw another one in REC somewhere too, over the summer perhaps.



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post Nov 21 2009, 09:32 PM
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Looks like a riffing-monster !
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post Nov 21 2009, 10:08 PM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Nov 21 2009, 09:31 PM) *
You don't scare us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Wylde!


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That's like one of the most rocking guitars out there, I love the color,

did you play Sad but true already? what's the good in it then?


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post Nov 21 2009, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Nov 21 2009, 10:08 PM) *
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That's like one of the most rocking guitars out there, I love the color,

did you play Sad but true already? what's the good in it then?


Yes I have to admit, I played Sad But True.
The band joined in and we ended up with covering 3 other Metallica songs in a Row (Seek and Destroy, For whom the bell tolls and Creeping Death) tongue.gif

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post Nov 22 2009, 01:17 AM
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I used to have an ESP LTD Explorer (Lawsuit model) and a Edwards Explorer, both MIJ smile.gif
Awesome guitars, and I'm kinda sad that I sold them..

But I'll probably get an explorer again sometime, as I love the shape smile.gif

Congrats on yours though smile.gif
And I'd sell an Ibanez for an Explorer anyday, so good choice mate biggrin.gif
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post Nov 22 2009, 02:03 AM
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Congrats with the new guitar smile.gif who needs an Ibanez anyways whene you can get a Gibson!? biggrin.gif

Seriously though Thats one of my dream guitar, only when I will have an Explorer I will be able to sound and feel like Amon Amarth and Metallica tongue.gif plus did I forget to mention that Explorers are the coolest looking guitars out there? cool.gif

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post Nov 22 2009, 02:32 AM
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Explorer is the baddest vodka You can buy in Sweden.... laugh.gif Made by some old potatoes and some other ingredients not worth mentioning, but Gibsons version is A LOT better, even that I think the body is a little too big for my small appearance. But they are cool, remember that Paul Stanley used to play an Explorer in the seventies.... Anyway, congrats to this babe !!! smile.gif

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post Nov 22 2009, 03:15 AM
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Cool biggrin.gif I once had a guitar that looks just like this (it was a copy tho), I borrowed it from a friend to play it, had it for quite some time, about a year, cause he didn't need it. It's a cool shape and I eventually got used to it so much that later it bothered me the presence of the body wood surface above the strings



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post Nov 22 2009, 06:03 AM
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congrats buddy...i always thought of you as more of a gibson guy anyways smile.gif


btw, hows that s7420? i would love to have one...im craving 7 string chunky ness


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post Nov 22 2009, 12:31 PM
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The guitar is a Metal beast with a singing lead sound.
It balances perfectly when standing and it sits on your lap like a Les Paul or strat does (only with a bigger body).

I sold the RG550 BECAUSE I also have the s7420^^

-Don't need two similiar shaped guitars with trems in standard tuning (7string has the low B )
-Both Ibanez were on par in terms of quality but I like the sound of mahagony better
-I can play anything that I could play on the RG on the S7 but I can't make the walls shake with some low-b 7String riffing on the Rg

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post Nov 22 2009, 02:07 PM
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A wise choice all in all Zakk, congrats! smile.gif


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post Nov 22 2009, 02:22 PM
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I should recall mine from being out "on Loan" to a friends band!
Mine's a natural finish with original 70's Dimarzio's in it!
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post Nov 23 2009, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 21 2009, 10:28 PM) *
Anyone noticed that we have almost no Explorer shape players on GMC (aside from Aleksander Sukovic) ?

I had to do something against it, sold my Ibanez RG 550 to a friend and got myself this baby:
(warning, crappy cell-phone pic from the rehearsal room)

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It's a 2001 Gibson Gothic Explorer which I upgraded with Bareknuckle Miracle Man Humbuckers. I bought it used in a decent condition for a fair price. I will be gigging and rehearsing with this guitar anyways so no need for a perfect finish.

It's s really fat, warm and mighty sounding guitar (I use it in D Standard and Drop C most of the time).


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post Nov 23 2009, 12:42 AM
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Yay!! Someone got the referance^^


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post Nov 23 2009, 12:35 PM
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Zakk, you have chosen wisely!

The Gibson Explorer is the coolest guitar ever. I bought a cherry '76 reissue (from 2008) last year - picture attached. They are quite affordable these days (under 1100 euros). The sound is awesome, the mahogany wood is pure quality and Gibson's stocks 496R and 500T humbucking pups are brutal! No need for replacement at the moment (my Aria proII has emgs). The (set) neck is thin and very fast, the factory setup was perfect and it plays like a dream. This beast is made for hard rock & metal. To be honest, it lacks some finishing touches (the dot inlays suck a bit, I would also like a bound neck; and I think I will change the grover tuners). But apart from that it's pure attitude!

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post Nov 23 2009, 02:15 PM
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I used to be an explorer player, but I upgraded to firefox and couldn't be happier.



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post Nov 23 2009, 02:49 PM
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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Nov 23 2009, 02:15 PM) *
I used to be an explorer player, but I upgraded to firefox and couldn't be happier.


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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Nov 23 2009, 01:15 PM) *
I used to be an explorer player, but I upgraded to firefox and couldn't be happier.

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post Feb 21 2010, 11:44 PM
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Guys would a gibson explorer pro in mint condition from the year 2000 for 750 euro be cheap or expensive ??? (i´m tryn to be one of the gmcers w/ and explorer type guitar smile.gif )

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