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Discussion in 'Musicians Corner' started by customaxes87, May 24, 2008.

  1. razoredge

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    Yes, it would give the mid strings more mid. Im thinking the other way might be better, get the twang out of the B&E, fatten the E&A and crisp up the D&G. I'd like to see the windings.
     
  2. Kenneth R.

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    That 79 V2 is exactly it. That's what he's playing. Man I wonder what those cost these days..
     
  3. schenkadere

    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    A shitload, IIRC...... I started playing in 1980, and this was one of the first guitars I started eyeballing....Never owned one, unfortunately...
     
  5. Kenneth R.

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    $5500 in one shop is all I found. Nothing on ebay. Wow. Man that dude has a keeper.
     
  6. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!

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    Nothing too special.

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  7. the phenom

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    Its a Jackson RR...i like the RR shape alot more. Jackson RR24 to be precize. I called it half signature because it has resemblence to Alexi's main jackson he had in the past.
     
  8. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Yeah, my initial thoughts were AL model on your past posts since I didn't look at them closely and only the paint scheme hit me.

    You should repaint it. :lol:
     
  9. the phenom

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    Dude that would like so much work :lol:

    The ideal paint id have is White bevels or Completely black :lol: BUT as i said it's just way too much work. I happen to like it that way too though:lol: Well my next guitar will be Schecter C-1 Hellraiser BCH and when i get it i will post pics here. I should get it in July/August.
     
  10. schenkadere

    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    What make V is that? I would love a late 70's/early 80's Gibson V in that color.
     
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    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!

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    It's some generic guitar I got off eBay. It's really not half bad, though. It's built pretty solidly and is all maple.
     
  13. Jeremy Krull

    Jeremy Krull Destroyer of the C-List

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    like FOREVER ago, I think when I was 8 or 9, I played one of those. What little I remember was it was easier to sit down and play than an Explorer. Along the way Washburn has done some kinda odd, but very cool things (like those 29 or 36 fret guitars, or that Steve Stevens model with the tilted pickups) and I really don't think they get enough credit sometimes.

    and while we're on the subject of showing guitars...

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  14. Meedleyx10

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    I'm loving the excaliber:headbang:
     
  15. Jeremy Krull

    Jeremy Krull Destroyer of the C-List

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    what's not to love :)

    you got whole forums of people drooling over Suhrs and Music Man John Petrucci guitars, I almost feel bad, because if they played one of those Excaliburs, it'd be a whole different ballgame.
     
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    Funny you should mention that:lol:. Actually...I do prefer Suhr's and Musicman (FWIW, not so much the JP models though):) . I really like the Vigiers though...great instruments. I can't honestly say I could see myself buying one though. I did come really close to picking up a used one on ebay about a year ago.
     
  17. Jeremy Krull

    Jeremy Krull Destroyer of the C-List

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    The Suhrs are okay, in my playing experiences, I prefer the Tyler for that sort of guitar. Music Man makes excellent instruments too. I just like to never have to adjust my neck, have psychotically awesome intonation, have a tremolo that doesn't have unreliable knife edges, and have tone for days to boot. I've had those Vigiers sit largely un-played for months, through multiple climate changes and the most out of tune they were was by about 2 cents. And being able to talk with the founder of the company on MSN from day to day is pretty good too.
     
  18. Meedleyx10

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    Those aspects were appealing (ball bearing pivot points and the 10/90 neck), but in the end they just don't make that much of a difference to me. My musicman (axis super sport...best fit, feel, and tone I've ever found in a guitar) is as solid as a guitar would ever need to be. I travel a lot between Montana, Minnesota, and the East coast (VA, MD, and DE) and despite the neck being unfinished, I've never had to give it more than a 1/4 turn or less (if at all) on the truss rod. And with EBMM's truss rod design, it takes all of 2 seconds to do. I was really sold on the idea of ball-bearing tremolo designs for a while. I still think it's a great design, but most people (myself included) don't have the need for it. A well made knife edge trem (I.E. NOT recent Ibanez trems) that is properly set up is more than sufficient enough and doesn't require much maintenance to keep it that way.

    I agree 100% though about how great Patrice's level of interaction is. Sterling Ball is similar. Granted not to the same degree...but he's also running a much larger company and has more to handle. While I love the way he runs his business, appreciate all he does for his customers, and respect the guy for his ethics...I do think he is a bit of an ass at times and can be overly defensive of his products. If I were to put my sef in his shoes though, I guess I'd be the same way. John Suhr is another standup guy. Extremely humble and always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. In my opinion, nobody puts out guitars with the same care, quality, and attention to detail as he does.

    Overall though, I think comparing instruments at that level is like comparing different shades of black. You know you're getting a top notch instrument with either company...just a matter of finding one that feels right in your hands.
     
  19. Jeremy Krull

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    No doubt man. And yea, I forgot to mention, those Music Man neck joints with the 5 bolts are solid as all hell. But you still have to make adjustments ;) (just kidding)

    and it's no coincidence that Patrice and Sterling are similar, because they've known each other for 20+ years.

    And yea, at that level of quality, I agree. BUT I was merely expressing my distaste for the fact that 99% of the people who consider an instrument of that level never actually try a Vigier, and they're doing themselves a great disservice that way. To be candid, my love and support for Patrice and his instruments is unwavering, artist or not.
     
  20. Meedleyx10

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    I think a lot of that has to do simply with that Vigiers are so incredibly hard to come by (at least in the States...I don't know about Europe). I consider myself pretty lucky to have been able to check them out.

    That's cool about Patrice and Sterling. I wasn't aware of their relationship.
     

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