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Re: Much Eastman love....

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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
That one of Slowy's that I picked up was killer, you would have loved it!
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Re: Much Eastman love....

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robthemac wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:54 pm The thing I love about this forum is the ability to shit on gear without people taking it too much to heart. It gives me more confidence in people's positive opinions.
Good to know, I was wary of that when I posted!
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jeremyb wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:12 pm That one of Slowy's that I picked up was killer, you would have loved it!
A good guitar is a good guitar! There’s some GAS inducing ones in this thread, part of the reason I was having GAS for a nice semi (steady yourself Jeremy)
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MiniForklift wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:49 pm
jeremyb wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:12 pm That one of Slowy's that I picked up was killer, you would have loved it!
A good guitar is a good guitar! There’s some GAS inducing ones in this thread, part of the reason I was having GAS for a nice semi (steady yourself Jeremy)
Sorry I only got solid for you Jim :-(
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robthemac wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:54 pm The thing I love about this forum is the ability to shit on gear without people taking it too much to heart. It gives me more confidence in people's positive opinions.
Hopefully it allows us to be authentic which in turn promotes genuineness amongst all of us that use the forum, especially where buying and selling is concerned

If I start to get GAS for a clownburst LP I know Rob is gonna look out for me and kick me into touch
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MiniForklift wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:12 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:54 pm The thing I love about this forum is the ability to shit on gear without people taking it too much to heart. It gives me more confidence in people's positive opinions.
Hopefully it allows us to be authentic which in turn promotes genuineness amongst all of us that use the forum, especially where buying and selling is concerned

If I start to get GAS for a clownburst LP I know Rob is gonna look out for me and kick me into touch
Deservedly.
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MiniForklift wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:19 pm
robthemac wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:54 pm The thing I love about this forum is the ability to shit on gear without people taking it too much to heart. It gives me more confidence in people's positive opinions.
Good to know, I was wary of that when I posted!
Pretty sure I got lucky with that one. I'm fussy and opinionated with guitars and I can't fault mine (except it's over decorated like a Liberace themed Chinese brothel.)
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This is actually a true but cliche story.

The VHT has gone from me to robthemac and back again over the past several years. I never gelled with it and I don't think Rob did either. I sent it to Jay who definitely made improvements, but still it sat until I started thinking about moving it on.

But it was hanging around for the Eastman; they have become inseperable friends. I pair it with the Celestion Blue. The other cab is there because everything has to be somewhere. The pedalboard is there for band stuff but at home I plug straight in and it sounds glorious!

'Patience is a virtue' my Mum used to say. I don't feel particularly virtuous but I'm sure glad I was too lazy to put it on TM.
Keeper rig! :D

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That Eastman looks a million bucks! Love the chicken head knobs too.

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codedog wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:12 pm That Eastman looks a million bucks! Love the chicken head knobs too.
Yeah, it's way too blingy for my taste; I'm still not completely used to it. The knobs are purely functional but they work well. I can't imagine how I'd play without them. But I'm loving the sounds I get now. I'll try this with the Band tomorrow; if it works, all my Fenderish children may be taking an extended holiday.
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Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:23 pm
codedog wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:12 pm That Eastman looks a million bucks! Love the chicken head knobs too.
Yeah, it's way too blingy for my taste; I'm still not completely used to it. The knobs are purely functional but they work well. I can't imagine how I'd play without them. But I'm loving the sounds I get now. I'll try this with the Band tomorrow; if it works, all my Fenderish children may be taking an extended holiday.
Hmm!
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H671 wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:50 pm
Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:23 pm
codedog wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:12 pm That Eastman looks a million bucks! Love the chicken head knobs too.
Yeah, it's way too blingy for my taste; I'm still not completely used to it. The knobs are purely functional but they work well. I can't imagine how I'd play without them. But I'm loving the sounds I get now. I'll try this with the Band tomorrow; if it works, all my Fenderish children may be taking an extended holiday.
Hmm!
That guitar would look great next to my Hagstrom Viking Bass.
Sorry, I don't need a bass.
But thanks! :D
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One thing I will say for the 335ish shape, it makes one appreciate how organically comfortable a Strat can be.
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Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:56 pm One thing I will say for the 335ish shape, it makes one appreciate how organically comfortable a Strat can be.
Jazzmasters are more comfortable than strats... Just saying.. :wink:

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Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:56 pm One thing I will say for the 335ish shape, it makes one appreciate how organically comfortable a Strat can be.
Now you’ve got a 335 I’m looking forward to you getting an Ibanez superstrat with shark fin inlays and reverse headstock!
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