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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Garbage offset Reply with quote

went to see Garbage in tba Barras on Wednesday and Steve Marker was playing a guitar I didn't recognise (which made my wife happy cause she likes to catch me out at the what kind of guitar is that quiz) turned out to be a henman mod his didn't have a trem it was a Gibson esque stop bar... quite cool apart from the headstock.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Melty offsets. They're okay.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting neck build/spec.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Melty offsets. They're okay.


It did look better with the stop tail...WAY! too expensive though the only place selling them was charging $6000 odd for them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look heavy and bland. Basically a Strat scale Les Paul with a bigsby given a "glimpse of the future" makeover to command a ridiculous price. What the fuck is going on with those tuners? The whole thing looks awkward and uninspired
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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THE THREE PIECE NECK IS A UNIQUE TENSION-FREE DESIGN CREATED TO REMOVE TENSION FROM THE NECK ALLOWING THE GUITAR TO RESONATE LIKE NO OTHER. STRING TENSION IS LESSENED BY UP TO 80% OVER TRADITIONAL GUITARS. TRUSS BAR ADJUSTMENTS, WHILE RARELY NECESSARY, ARE CLEVERLY PERFORMED BY REMOVING A PLUG ON THE BACK OF THE GUITAR AND SIMPLY INSERTING A SUPPLIED ALLEN DRIVER AND MAKING MINIMAL TURNS IN THE DESIRED DIRECTION.


What does this even mean? It is a stiffer neck? Strings put tension on the guitar neck that is not going to change do to neck design.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminded me of these but more pleasing to the eye...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly looks the sort of guitar you couldn't make a good judgement on without playing. Though this will help if you want to try.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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STRING TENSION IS LESSENED BY UP TO 80% OVER TRADITIONAL GUITARS.

Huh? Tension is one of the variables in the Rayleigh wave equation for vibrating strings. Put 80% less tension in the string, it would be unplayably floppy. May make nice-looking guitars but can't explain things properly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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STRING TENSION IS LESSENED BY UP TO 80% OVER TRADITIONAL GUITARS.

Huh? Tension is one of the variables in the Rayleigh wave equation for vibrating strings. Put 80% less tension in the string, it would be unplayably floppy. May make nice-looking guitars but can't explain things properly.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the tuners, and the two knobs. That's hardly minimalist. Minimalist would be one pickup NO KNOBS.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought this thread was going to be about OSG Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These actually manage to look better and worse than cheap Jazzmaster copies at the same time. The colors are nice - if you were decorating a bathroom. And the body looks like a Jazzmaster with birth defects. The never ending caps lock on the website don't help in letting me like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

However, the headstock is familiar...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body shape looks familiar as well...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually quite like the bass but there's a lot of stuff on the website that makes the whole product look kind of shitty.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mattsican wrote:
The body shape looks familiar as well...


That's what I thought it was at first...
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