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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: bargain new guitar Reply with quote

so, here is the scene. proggie walks into local guitar shop. he's just browsing whilst waiting for his brother.

proggie has a thing for single p90 guitars, think sg jr etc. he spots a reissue melody maker for sale. said guitar shop is selling off all gibson guitars, due to gibson stupid requirements of half a shops wall space to display their instruments.
so proggie walks out with a gibson melody maker for 150!!! i absolutely love it. the sound, action and weight are spot on. really versatile for only one pickup.




also picked up a digitech bad monkey with my vouchers. i quite like it, cleans up nice and works well with single coils and humbuckers.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You jammy bastard. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dam right
it's a really good guitar. i think they got a roasting when they came out, but they play just as well as a les paul jr. to be honest, there's little difference sound and playability wise.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard nothing but good stuff about these, well, except for someone on here but that means nowt. Great score Rob, i like the BM pedal as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice - far superior to the more recent reissues, from what I've read. Needs a pickguard, mind, but for 150, who's quibbling? I'd be interested in playing a Bad Monkey, too, meant to be ace pedals.

In other news, that Dano is soon to make its way to Prague, the Vibrochamp is no James's, and I've ordered a Matamp...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol is a bitch lol i want a matamp Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They sell a cool pickguard on eBay for those.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooo you got a link for that?


think a scratchplate would look the biz on it
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/03-04-NEW-CUSTOM-LN-59-GIBSON-MELODY-MAKER-PG_W0QQitemZ370136562007QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar_Accessories?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

http://cgi.ebay.com/03-06-NEW-CUSTOM-LN-59-TORT-GIBSON-MELODY-MAKER-PG_W0QQitemZ370126848183QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar_Accessories?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

These are screwed down, i seem to remember there being one that was a stick on, because you never have to remove the PG for anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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benecol is a bitch lol i want a matamp Crying or Very sad


Gear purge. 'Tis the only way.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Progrockabuse wrote:
benecol is a bitch lol i want a matamp Crying or Very sad


Gear purge. 'Tis the only way.


wanna buy a melody maker? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trick is to try selling stuff to people with money.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats me fucked then lol
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

way hot

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jcyphe FTW.
Thats gonna be one mofo with a pickguard rob. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
except for someone on here but that means nowt.


You don't half talk shit on shortscale a lot, Fran.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the back of the neck like? I wanted to have a go on one of the recent reissues with the strat size pickup, then when I put my hand on the back of the neck it just felt rubbish. I usually do it before picking up a guitar just to feel the quality and type of finish (the tips of your fingers are pretty good at noticing rogh spots and what-have-you) and the most recent reissue didn't get any further than that.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's got a "60's" style neck. it has a rougher feel to it, due to the finish. kinda flat back c shape. it feels a lot nicer than both the goldtop and the custom. more like a fender kinda neck, to me at least.

i'm gonna order that sractchplate asap, it looks 10 times better with one.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

terronado wrote:
way hot



is that yours? bonerville!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally what I want from a Gordon Smith. But in natural. And Doublecut.

Sexy times.
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