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post Apr 13 2010, 12:53 AM
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I have been making money mowing lawns and such lately, enough to buy this guitar on Ebay. It should be coming in a few days!
Its a Laguna LE322 in transparent white.
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I got it because it seemed good value and because it has the H-S-S pickup configuration. I am planning on replacing the pickups with Andy Timmons signatures, becuase that is the current tone I am chasing. I am trying to emulate everything about Andy's tone lately.... I love it. biggrin.gif

So what do you guys think? Any comments/inquiries?

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post Apr 13 2010, 03:53 AM
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looks really nice!, be sure to put up a review please smile.gif.
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post Apr 13 2010, 04:23 AM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Apr 12 2010, 10:53 PM) *
looks really nice!, be sure to put up a review please smile.gif.
how much biggrin.gif?


Got it for $240. I was actually planning to save up for the same model (with a sunburst) on musiciansfriend for something like $100 more. But decided to check on ebay and it worked out biggrin.gif
It's actually one of the best deals I have seen... cool.gif

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post Apr 13 2010, 05:16 AM
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I really like the looks of it and hope it is all you expect.


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post Apr 13 2010, 06:43 AM
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Wow!! Great buying!! For that price is a bargain!


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post Apr 14 2010, 09:41 PM
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Congrats on getting it mate! Guitar looks great, tell us how it sound/feels when you get the shipment! smile.gif


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post Apr 14 2010, 11:03 PM
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Nice axe! I think you will be very happy with it. I've played several LAGUNA's and really liked them. Make sure that the intonation is set correctly when you get it. You may need to take it to a music shop and have the intonation reset after it travels and makes it to you.

Fret a note at the how end of the neck, say G on the G string, then up high, say G on the g string up beyond the 12th fret. They should sound the same but an octave apart. If they sound like different notes, the intonation is off.

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post Apr 15 2010, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 14 2010, 06:03 PM) *
Nice axe! I think you will be very happy with it. I've played several LAGUNA's and really liked them. Make sure that the intonation is set correctly when you get it. You may need to take it to a music shop and have the intonation reset after it travels and makes it to you.

Fret a note at the how end of the neck, say G on the G string, then up high, say G on the g string up beyond the 12th fret. They should sound the same but an octave apart. If they sound like different notes, the intonation is off.

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Thanks a lot for that comment! I should do this with my Ibanez too... It's up high notes are always really sharp.
What exactly do you mean by intonation reset? Is that straightening the neck bow?
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Nothing like a new guitar! Nice!


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post Apr 15 2010, 05:55 AM
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hmm.. looks nice. Haven't heard of the brand and not sure how playable the neck is but the body looks nice. I love Andy Timmons tone and me too after it. I would love to hear your tone after you dial it. smile.gif

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post Apr 15 2010, 06:10 AM
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hopefully it comes tomorrow (Thursday) ! I always hate the waiting!!
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congrats man, she looks so cute LOL!
as others said, nothing like a new guitar! enjoy it!!! smile.gif


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post Apr 15 2010, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (RobK87 @ Apr 15 2010, 12:37 AM) *
I should do this with my Ibanez too... It's up high notes are always really sharp.
What exactly do you mean by intonation reset? Is that straightening the neck bow?

Not quite, the intonation is controlled by the length of the string between the Nut and the Bridge.If your notes are sharp at the top end of the neck then the string needs lengthening (and if they're flat then shortening).
This is usually adjusted by moving the Bridge Saddles backwards (or forwards).
The Neck Bow (Neck Relief) should be set so that none of your fretted notes should 'choke' anywhere on the neck. This is adjusted using the Truss Rod. You can check this by fretting your low E at the first fret, using your normal fretting hand, and then, using your picking hand, fret the same string at the 12th fret. Now that you are fretting both positions together you should be able to notice that the Fretboard curves away from the strings very slightly over this length. (Probably 0.5 - 1.0 mm at the mid-point depending on your action)
I always recommend taking it to a Luthier/Guitar Tech if you are unsure about any of this!
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post Apr 17 2010, 01:54 AM
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Just got it an hour ago, set it up and have been fiddling with it.

I am definitely not mesmerized but for the most part I think its good (especially for a 250 dollar guitar wink.gif) .

1. Stock Strings suck
2. Can't raise the neck pickup (only the screw goes up after a point)
3. Trem is good, neck good, humbucker good, pots are good, Fretboard nice, color is..okay, hardware good, comfortable.
4. Sort of wish it had jumbo frets.....

Def. going to change pickups as soon as I can.

So I'm set!!! cool.gif
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But you already have the guitar, is a nice start.


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QUOTE (RobK87 @ Apr 17 2010, 01:54 AM) *
2. Can't raise the neck pickup (only the screw goes up after a point)

That's because the Middle and Neck Pups are mounted straight onto the body! wink.gif
Also, you get better tone with them touching the body. Even if you raise them by putting wooden shims underneath you'll still loose a bit of their tone. It's best to have a direct contact between them and the body.
If you're trying to balance the sound between the neck and bridge Pups then lower the bridge one to match the neck. Do this whilst the Humbucker is in Single/Split Coil mode and then you'll really appreciate the switching between single and full HB modes! If you have the Pups too close to the strings you'll loose some tone and sustain and that's not good when trying to emulate Andy! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 18 2010, 11:00 PM
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Replacing pickups will definitely be a reasonable upgrade. Let us know if you need advice about that. Congratulations, great axe! smile.gif


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