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Technology trends- Make thinner guitars?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are the daisy rock models thinline - for gurls and all...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:
I've got a hundred clams that says the Gibson Vixen will tonally behave not too unlike an SG.



i just repaired one of these (broken headstock), i was surprised how terrible it was. . .

as for the "sg tone"...............................no. it sounds as bad as it feels.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holyCATS1415 wrote:

i just repaired one of these (broken headstock), i was surprised how terrible it was. . .



Hence another potential SG similarity. Thanks for the heads-up!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, ive got an old epiphone SG and it's bad. Too thin. no mojo. Crap.
Still when you played in a punkrock band, having a good guitar isn't exactly important.
Sprial Scratch was recorded using guitars bought from woolworths. Apparantly.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chorlton wrote:
yeah, ive got an old epiphone SG and it's bad. Too thin. no mojo. Crap.
Still when you played in a punkrock band, having a good guitar isn't exactly important.
Sprial Scratch was recorded using guitars bought from woolworths. Apparantly.


i always liked SG's, despite how fragile they are.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love my sg..... have to use a stupid thick leather strap to balance out the weight...... the only thing i really dont like is that you can WAY to easy slack or unslack the neck with one hand while playing (making jumping around and rocking out TOTALLY a bad idea if you stil want to sound good)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love my sg..... have to use a stupid thick leather strap to balance out the weight...... the only thing i really dont like is that you can WAY to easy slack or unslack the neck with one hand while playing (making jumping around and rocking out TOTALLY a bad idea if you stil want to sound good)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evol04gt wrote:
i love my sg..... have to use a stupid thick leather strap to balance out the weight...... the only thing i really dont like is that you can WAY to easy slack or unslack the neck with one hand while playing (making jumping around and rocking out TOTALLY a bad idea if you stil want to sound good)


How can you have a guitar where you have to use a strap to make it balance and you cant give it loads to rock out with? meh, different strokes for different folks i guess.
I do love their shape mind.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hofner Verythins are cool, especially now that they're affordable. They weigh about the same as a Epi Casino but are built like a 335.
I don't like thinner, but lighter would be awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you can class the guitar as a technology product any more. Manufacturers are reluctant to do anything that wasn't done in the 60s or late 50s, and guitarist (in general) are reluctant to accept anything new.

Since then we've had the flyod rose and active pickups. Guitarists have taken to the floyd but I'd say a majority think it's a pile of shite. Bassists have taken to active pickups, guitarists said no dice. There are probably other things that have happened but I can't think of any. There are probably a few small things like dual action truss rods (though I imagine these came in in the 60s at some point).

Look at it this way, a hell of a lot of serious guitarists will choose a 3 saddle tele bridge over a technologically advanced 6 saddle, and take those old bent strat saddles over more ergonomic modern flat saddles. There are no logical reasons for those sort of choices other than an extreme reluctance to change.

Guitars also wont get smaller for the comfort factor. The average guitar body size is quite a universal fit as it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wanted to chime in and say that those Parkers are terrific guitars.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a shame they started making the ones with the tele and strat stylings. They had a good thing going and then went tits up on the design front.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
I don't think you can class the guitar as a technology product any more. Manufacturers are reluctant to do anything that wasn't done in the 60s or late 50s, and guitarist (in general) are reluctant to accept anything new.

Since then we've had the flyod rose and active pickups. Guitarists have taken to the floyd but I'd say a majority think it's a pile of shite. Bassists have taken to active pickups, guitarists said no dice. There are probably other things that have happened but I can't think of any. There are probably a few small things like dual action truss rods (though I imagine these came in in the 60s at some point).

Look at it this way, a hell of a lot of serious guitarists will choose a 3 saddle tele bridge over a technologically advanced 6 saddle, and take those old bent strat saddles over more ergonomic modern flat saddles. There are no logical reasons for those sort of choices other than an extreme reluctance to change.

Guitars also wont get smaller for the comfort factor. The average guitar body size is quite a universal fit as it is.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If people start designing guitars like they do Ipods and all the Ipod wannabees, NAIL + COFFIN.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benwalker wrote:
are the daisy rock models thinline - for gurls and all...



Wow this looks pretty hot.
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