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post #136 of 630
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Just bought a cheap Schecter Omen-7 to add a 7-string to the collection. Picked up a Seymour Duncan JB for the bridge and a SH-2n for the neck. Also ordered some push pull pots to add either coil tapping or series/parallel, haven't decided yet.

On a side note, the Peavey Classic 30 head I ordered the day after Christmas STILL isn't in
Nice, Schecter 7s are pretty nice, I've got a blackjack ATX which is one of the ugliest colours on earth but whatever. I sold the one in the bottom on this picture, the tummy cut was too big for skinny people like me >.<

post #137 of 630
Got a Fender Ash Deluxe Strat w/ S-1 Switch.
Looking into getting an amp (switching from a marshall MG 100 DFX that i got for free) ... been eyeing the Vox AC30 CC2 (or CC2X, depending on how much $ i have in my bank at the time of purchase) for a longg time, but a good deal never seems to pop up.

thinking about getting a used one off craigslist somewhere but its a gamble..

anyones opinion on buying used Class-A tube amps used? lol.
Any other suggestions for blues, jazz, easy pop playing where I can get a decent clean tube tone (not looking into the Tube driven OD, just something amazingly clean) with a unique sound like Vox?

Chances are i'll still be looking @ Vox's, but suggestions are always welcome. (i tried fender amps, not for me.)

cheers

ill take a picture of my setup later and post it up here..
my other axes (haha, always wanted to say that) are:
- 2007 Taylor 410ce - looking to sell and upgrade to 714 someday... sigh
- standard Gibson SG, my very first good guitar, got lots of dings and scratches, i will never sell this
post #138 of 630
I am so freaking happy now.. I have to tell you a short story

In Late 2008 I bought a rare Edwards guitar on Ebay (Edwards is a japanese ESP brand.. their build quality is above LTD but below ESP guitars) .. it was an Alexi Laiho model with the scythe inlay (rare limited run), original floyd rose, gotoh tuners and it was white with the black stripe cover.. it was such a beauty and very rare in north america

Anyway UPS damaged it during shipping. I filed a claim and they took the guitar back to 'inspect the damage and verify the claim'. That was the last they ever talked to me. They shipped the item back to the shipper and proceeded to deal with him. How they dealt with him, is that they asked him for his receipt of it, payed him out in full, took the guitar, and shredded it for wood. I wanted to cry. Such a beautiful piece of work used as firewood. The seller sent me the money I payed for it but I didn't want the money, I just wanted stupid UPS to give me a check to have a luthier fix it. Sigh.

Anyway.. I was never able to find another model like it.. until.. ESP just announced at NAMM 2009 that they'll be bringing it back!

I will have to get the ESP model as the LTD has neither an OFR nor Gotoh tuners. This time however I will have Alexi's MM-04 boost switch at least

Behold the beauty... complete with the Scythe inlay


post #139 of 630
I prefer the Arrowhead inlays IMO. Matches the "V" theme.
post #140 of 630
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I prefer the Arrowhead inlays IMO. Matches the "V" theme.
Yes but the scythe is rarer and fits the theme of a CoB fan since all their albums include the reaper and his scythe
post #141 of 630
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I prefer the Arrowhead inlays IMO. Matches the "V" theme.
the V-401dx is very nice indeed, I love the double-rhoads shape
post #142 of 630
If only ESPs were cheaper.

Nevertheless, I'd pick a standard Japanese-made guitar over a American Custom Shop guitar any day. Quality more or less on par with vintage guitars. Unlike all the new Gibsons and Fenders.
post #143 of 630
I would love one of those Vs with the scythe, but i'm looking at the m-1000 for now.
post #144 of 630
Virgin Headfi post... and of all the places to post! Thought i'd start somewhere i'm more familiar... anyways, here's my humble collection.


The Family Photo
Left to Right:

1. Godin SD
Notables: Black pearl finish, WCR SR neck and bridge single coils, Fillmore bridge. WCR pots & cap. Dunlop Straploks.

2. 1988 / 1989 Fender MIJ Telecaster
Notables: Harmonic Design Super 90 bridge pup, Vintage Plus neck pup. Brass saddles. Graphtech string trees. Dunlop Straploks.

3. NNG Custom Bass
Notables: Order came in wrong - was supposed to have a rosewood board, PJ pup configs but ended up with a maple board and Jazz pups. OH WELL.

4. 2006 Gibson Modern Classics Hummingbird
Notables: FMI saddle

5. 1991 Gibson SG Standard
Notables: Harmonic Design Z-90 pups, Graphtech saddles, Dunlop Straploks.

6. 1993 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Notables: WCR American Steele pups, Orange drop caps, CTS pots, Graphtech saddles, Dunlop Straploks


My main stage guitars


The Cousins
Signal Chain:
Jacques Trinity Filter > Lovepedal Eternity > Jetter Gainstage Gold > Jetter Gainstage Blue > BOSS PS-3 Pitch Shifter/ Delay > T C Electronic Nova System

Powered by Visual Sound 1 Spot and Nova System power. Cabled up with George L's.


Family Car

Mesa-Boogie F-30. 30W, Celestion V30, JJ tubes
post #145 of 630
My friend.
you're setup is ... worth drooling about.
I esp like the custom verses on your body, nice touch.
post #146 of 630
aw shucks. they're all just beaters... used, abused on and offstage. but i love em to bits

the verses came about when i found a bunch of vinyl lettering for sale... and on the spur of the moment i decided to "customise" all my guitars. i have no idea if they'll stain, or if the finish will fade differently under the letterings... heh. but who cares, they look cool
post #147 of 630
I'm going to pick up this guitar this weekend(at a local shop, cheaper):
Seagull 25th Anniversary CW Flame Maple EQ Acoustic-Electric Guitar and more 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitars at GuitarCenter.com.

I originally had a seagull S6 that sounded amazing for the price, but I returned it because a friend let me borrow a decent guitar for lessons. Now I need my own and have come to a decision to get this one. Any thoughts?

I want to eventually become good at playing fingerstyle acoustic...
post #148 of 630
tbh, I'd say save up for a better guitar..
I was never a fan of seagulls..

I would also say, go hunt stuff down on craigslist. If you check there on a constant basis, you'll be quite suprised at what you'll find

ex: Taylor 714 (my dream guitar) posted around my area for $1000. No damages either. Too bad I didn't have the dough back then, i would've jumped on it.
post #149 of 630
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Originally Posted by irjoe View Post
tbh, I'd say save up for a better guitar..
I was never a fan of seagulls..

I would also say, go hunt stuff down on craigslist. If you check there on a constant basis, you'll be quite suprised at what you'll find

ex: Taylor 714 (my dream guitar) posted around my area for $1000. No damages either. Too bad I didn't have the dough back then, i would've jumped on it.
Well, everything I've read suggest that it's one of the best acoustic-electrics under $600. It's also a top seller on all the guitar sites. My limit is $600. I'm afraid of buying a more expensive guitar only to end up not playing or learning as much as I want. So I really want to stay low.

But I will look at craiglist and some used shops, as you suggested.
post #150 of 630
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Well, everything I've read suggest that it's one of the best acoustic-electrics under $600. It's also a top seller on all the guitar sites. My limit is $600. I'm afraid of buying a more expensive guitar only to end up not playing or learning as much as I want. So I really want to stay low.

But I will look at craiglist and some used shops, as you suggested.
The laminate sides & back scare me.

Look into Washburn. They are WAY underrated in the acoustic guitar market. Excellent sounding guitars from them.
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