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Re: Much Eastman love....

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jeremyb wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:58 pm
robthemac wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:39 pm
jeremyb wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:12 pm

Much better than it would play in the box, I've always found that way harder to do!
I thought playing in the box would be in your wheelhouse.
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Re: Much Eastman love....

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MiniForklift wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:57 am Have had GAS for a semi for a while now, The T386 is on my radar along with a few others, seems like such a lot of quality guitar at an amazing price point :D

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But not sure whether it's worth holding out so I can save a bit more a get a higher spec'd model. Thoughts?
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The impression I get is that all 3 models are essentially the same with different top laminates and pickups.
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Thanks - I’m sure you’re right. I played a couple of their LP’s that looked essentially the same but had a $600 or $700 price difference. I was told it was down to the Lollar pickups that was in one of them
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Why they named these models after Intel's microprocessors is beyond me :wink:
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MiniForklift wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:57 am Have had GAS for a semi for a while now, The T386 is on my radar along with a few others, seems like such a lot of quality guitar at an amazing price point :D

https://www.musicworks.co.nz/semi-hollo ... ony-h-cla/

But not sure whether it's worth holding out so I can save a bit more a get a higher spec'd model. Thoughts?
Once every 5 years a Lucille comes up on tardme, get one of them.

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JHorner wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 7:24 pm Once every 5 years a Lucille comes up on tardme, get one of them.
I was actually looking into a brand new Epiphone Lucille (definitely not paying Gibson price for plywood guitars lol). But got an used T486 instead for nitro finish and proper pickups.
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robthemac wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:52 pm Looks awesome! How does it play out of the box?
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I’m open for a Lucille but it would need to be a Gibson. Have played a couple of Epi’s and TBH they were pretty crap. There was a cherry red Lucille I was contemplating earlier this year but it had had a mod done (master volume from memory) which I was a bit reserved on. My Dad actually convinced me to pass on it because of that

But yeah, if it’s a Lucille that doesn’t have Epiphone on the headstock I’m probably gonna be interested
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MiniForklift wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:07 pm I’m open for a Lucille but it would need to be a Gibson. Have played a couple of Epi’s and TBH they were pretty crap. There was a cherry red Lucille I was contemplating earlier this year but it had had a mod done (master volume from memory) which I was a bit reserved on. My Dad actually convinced me to pass on it because of that

But yeah, if it’s a Lucille that doesn’t have Epiphone on the headstock I’m probably gonna be interested
Damn that gibson plywood, so much more toan than epiphone plywood! USA glue is way better.

Everything else can be switched out I'm sure. Through the ship in a bottle. My 339 Epiphone is great after mods, lots of them, but less than stupid Gibson prices. Though some people want the gibson headstock so much they chop it off..... (that was weird, where is that thread?)
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Bg wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 3:59 pm
MiniForklift wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:07 pm I’m open for a Lucille but it would need to be a Gibson. Have played a couple of Epi’s and TBH they were pretty crap. There was a cherry red Lucille I was contemplating earlier this year but it had had a mod done (master volume from memory) which I was a bit reserved on. My Dad actually convinced me to pass on it because of that

But yeah, if it’s a Lucille that doesn’t have Epiphone on the headstock I’m probably gonna be interested
Damn that gibson plywood, so much more toan than epiphone plywood! USA glue is way better.

Everything else can be switched out I'm sure. Through the ship in a bottle. My 339 Epiphone is great after mods, lots of them, but less than stupid Gibson prices. Though some people want the gibson headstock so much they chop it off..... (that was weird, where is that thread?)
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MiniForklift wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 7:15 am Thanks - I’m sure you’re right. I played a couple of their LP’s that looked essentially the same but had a $600 or $700 price difference. I was told it was down to the Lollar pickups that was in one of them
I've never met a Lollar that wasn't worth paying more for.
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I just chucked a BKP Ragnarok in it lol.
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Got into Music Works in the city earlier in the week, spent some time with 386 and a 486 with Bigsby, can't say I was wowed with either. There seemed to be little resonance - you played a note or a chord and both died off pretty quickly and nothing really rang out. Maybe they're just like any other brand where not every one that comes out of the factory is a winner :cry: Apologies to rain on this thread
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MiniForklift wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:52 pm Got into Music Works in the city earlier in the week, spent some time with 386 and a 486 with Bigsby, can't say I was wowed with either. There seemed to be little resonance - you played a note or a chord and both died off pretty quickly and nothing really rang out. Maybe they're just like any other brand where not every one that comes out of the factory is a winner :cry: Apologies to rain on this thread
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godgrinder wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:10 pm I just chucked a BKP Ragnarok in it lol.
I assume it djents now?
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