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JordanD
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Gibson Melody Maker Reissue! Reply with quote

Has anybody else seen one of these? I played one in Dawsons Manchester and really fell in love with it, and at less than 300 quid who can complain?!

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/news/news-story/news_id/2032
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems an awful lot of money for virtually no guitar. If it plays well I'm sure that's more by accident than design.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, you'd think in this day and age they'd have reissued the two pickup version.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Seems an awful lot of money for virtually no guitar. If it plays well I'm sure that's more by accident than design.
I think they are cheap, considering Juniors are double that ammount and the garbage Epiphone Junior is only 200 quid cheaper i'd say its a steal. Its an effective design, what do you suggest they do? Stick loads of switches on them that do fuck all and charge more money for it? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks pretty good except for the useless pickguard tab sticking out where a pickup should be... and that black finish one looks nasty imo
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hmm, you'd think in this day and age they'd have reissued the two pickup version.


They have done, these came out a while ago I seem to remember.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, my bad, they have discontinued the 2 pickup version. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Joan Jett one is tits. I'm not a huge fan of the standard reissue.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

didn't they used to be $350 here? now it's over $400
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaMo wrote:
The Joan Jett one is tits. I'm not a huge fan of the standard reissue.


yes the JOAN JETT version is awesome. me and ROBROE dicked with one at HOUSE OF GUITARS. it has a fucking MEGA TOGGLE KILLSWITCH. AWESOME.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the kill switch on the joan jett is huge.


its like the switch they use on the fucking death star to fire up the super turbo lazer
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They play good and feel good, they just look SO UGLY. And it feels weird to pay $400 for a guitar that looks like it was spraypainted by tribi9.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

again the paint issue.


why did they paint these things with fucking house paint? it looks like shit. im not going to pay 400 dollars for a guitar that i have to spray coats of clear on before i pick it up to play it
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also the neck feels like shit and the frets stick out


hahah its pretty much on par with a fucking guitar you get at Target or Toys R Us with GIBSON on the headstock

why do you think they sell it to you in a big orange box? to discourage you from actually putting it on before you buy it
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought one a year ago and it was total shit
i sent it back
shitty feeling neck
bad electronics
horrible paint
sucky frets
gibson should be ashamed
i was ashamed for them
only guitar i have ever sent back on a purchase
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just played one tonight. neck pickup didn't work
wouldn't intonate well
neck felt like shit, in fact the whole thing did
waste of time, i ended up picking up a rosewood tele instead
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shielding is awful as well - it buzzes like a beehive through an amp.

I never understood that aspect of guitars - a highly amplified block of wood with inductors in it and there's usually ZERO shielding, or partial shielding which is actually worse.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DuoSonicBoy wrote:
a guitar that looks like it was spraypainted by tribi9.


i srsly almost shit myself with laughter.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloan wrote:
DuoSonicBoy wrote:
a guitar that looks like it was spraypainted by tribi9.


i srsly almost shit myself with laughter.


+1

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
Sloan wrote:
DuoSonicBoy wrote:
a guitar that looks like it was spraypainted by tribi9.


i srsly almost shit myself with laughter.


+1

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