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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the most metal Artcore I've ever seen...

I can't stand most Epiphone pups, so take that into consideration.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your advice. I am now the proud owner of a new Squier VM Tele (ssh)...It's fantastic! Pics and a demo video to follow...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done. Pics ahoy!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mozel Tov!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the person that started this thread I thought I'd update on my search. I still haven't purchased a new guitar, but I've narrowed it down (somewhat). My budget falls under $300US and perhaps not coincidentally each guitar I'm looking at falls in that range. Here's the list...

Jagmaster
  • 24" scale
  • I know it doesn't sound like a Jaguar, but I love the shape and look of it.
  • Humbuckers
  • 6-screw mounted tremolo bridge...Tremolo bar is unimportant to me
  • Thinking of switching out the Humbucker pickups with some of these - GFS Retrotron Memphis pickups

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline
  • Not 24" scale, but close... 24.75"
  • Neck: Maple, Fingerboard: Rosewood, Body: Alder
  • 7.25" neck radius
  • vintage six-saddle bridge

Squier Classic Vibe Duo Sonic
  • 24" scale
  • Basswood body, Maple neck and fingerboard
  • Don't love the color, but I could live with it
  • 3-saddle bridge
  • AlNiCo V pickups
  • I have no idea what it sounds like, there are currently no reviews out there

Oh hell here's one more:
Epiphone Dot Studio
  • Set maple neck, Rosewood fretboard
  • Vintage Alnico V plus pickups
  • Stopbar tailpiece
  • Scale length - 24-3/4"

Any thoughts on these? I should mention that the type of music I'd like to play is alternative rock, my favorite band/album is The Church/Starfish, if that helps at all... atmospheric tones painted with chiming riffs Wink


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

telecaster or duo sonic will be the most chimey. humbuckers are not really chimey.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go for the Duo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, my VM Tele is absolutely awesome and is probably the best purchase I have made in a while. As far as chime goes, while the neck humbucker is pretty meaty, the other two are quite responsive and..."chime-y" Sounds great with light OD, and plays fantastic...for 300$...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roachello wrote:
What's your budget? We just sold our Squier Musicmaster but that guitar would have been perfect! (According to preference of course)


Thanks Roachello and Alfredo Smile

You know, I'm amazed how good the Musicmaster is. The playability is quite amazing for a guitar that cost $150 new, and the horror stories I'd read about the pickup being lifeless and the quality of construction are completely untrue. The tuners, the push-pull are quality. Best of all, the colour is awesome. It's nice not to have to worry about switches and controls once in a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scryber wrote:
Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline
  • Not 24" scale, but close... 24.75"
  • Neck: Maple, Fingerboard: Rosewood, Body: Alder
  • 7.25" neck radius
  • vintage six-saddle bridge



That one! Look at it!

Squier Jagmaster is the most alternative rock guitar there, so the alternative rock thing to do would be to get something else. Confused? I nearly shit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wilbur wrote:
FWIW, my VM Tele is absolutely awesome and is probably the best purchase I have made in a while. As far as chime goes, while the neck humbucker is pretty meaty, the other two are quite responsive and..."chime-y" Sounds great with light OD, and plays fantastic...for 300$...
I did look at that one, the only "downside" is the neck scale because I'm looking for short scale or Gibson sized.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scryber wrote:
Wilbur wrote:
FWIW, my VM Tele is absolutely awesome and is probably the best purchase I have made in a while. As far as chime goes, while the neck humbucker is pretty meaty, the other two are quite responsive and..."chime-y" Sounds great with light OD, and plays fantastic...for 300$...
I did look at that one, the only "downside" is the neck scale because I'm looking for short scale or Gibson sized.


You;re lookin' for xs or xl? Word...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He means 24" or 24 3/4" (Gibson) scale length.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
He means 24" or 24 3/4" (Gibson) scale length.


For some reason I thought Gibson scale was 25 some shit...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope.


Fender Standard (Telecaster/Stratocaster/Jazzmaster) - 25.5"
Gibson Standard 24.75"
Fender Shortscale (Mustang/Jaguar) - 24"
Fender SuperShortscale (some Duo-Sonics) - 22.5"
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
Nope.


Fender Standard (Telecaster/Stratocaster/Jazzmaster) - 25.5"
Gibson Standard 24.75"
Fender Shortscale (Mustang/Jaguar) - 24"
Fender SuperShortscale (some Duo-Sonics) - 22.5"


Word. This must be why My friend's LP feels like a fuckin' midget guitar to me... Or maybe it's cause I'ma giant.
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