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Re: What are you gassing for?

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StratMatt wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:37 am
Slowy wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:47 am
Pvt. Ryan wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:39 pm PRS SE STANDARD 24-08

https://prsguitars.com/electrics/model/ ... 24_08_2022
Bandmate just bought exactly the guitar in the video. It really is all the PRS you need. With all respect to the manufacturer, I've played PRS that cost 5 times as much and they weren't close to being twice as good as the SE.

This is a compliment to the SE, not a condemnation of PRS.
I plan on test driving this one which is hopefully still in stock at the Manukau RS:

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That's the one. If it isn't there anymore, I know where it is. :D
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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Slowy wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:47 am
Pvt. Ryan wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:39 pm PRS SE STANDARD 24-08

https://prsguitars.com/electrics/model/ ... 24_08_2022
Bandmate just bought exactly the guitar in the video. It really is all the PRS you need. With all respect to the manufacturer, I've played PRS that cost 5 times as much and they weren't close to being twice as good as the SE.

This is a compliment to the SE, not a condemnation of PRS.
I've only ever played 3 SEs, a Bernie Marsden, a 245, and JB's single pickup one. I think that last one was yours, Slowy? The first two had 1 main issue for me. They were quite heavy! Other than that, they were very nice indeed.

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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I've tried once at Hornby RS (forgot about the model). It has a nice feel but a bit heavy.

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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codedog wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:20 am
Slowy wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:47 am
Pvt. Ryan wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:39 pm PRS SE STANDARD 24-08

https://prsguitars.com/electrics/model/ ... 24_08_2022
Bandmate just bought exactly the guitar in the video. It really is all the PRS you need. With all respect to the manufacturer, I've played PRS that cost 5 times as much and they weren't close to being twice as good as the SE.

This is a compliment to the SE, not a condemnation of PRS.
I've only ever played 3 SEs, a Bernie Marsden, a 245, and JB's single pickup one. I think that last one was yours, Slowy? The first two had 1 main issue for me. They were quite heavy! Other than that, they were very nice indeed.
Yes, Jb got his single pup SE from me. Now I have Lawrence's one, I no longer miss it.

This was my other SE. It was fairly heavy; much more so than the new Mahogany one.
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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Slowy wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:05 am
codedog wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:20 am
Slowy wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:47 am

Bandmate just bought exactly the guitar in the video. It really is all the PRS you need. With all respect to the manufacturer, I've played PRS that cost 5 times as much and they weren't close to being twice as good as the SE.

This is a compliment to the SE, not a condemnation of PRS.
I've only ever played 3 SEs, a Bernie Marsden, a 245, and JB's single pickup one. I think that last one was yours, Slowy? The first two had 1 main issue for me. They were quite heavy! Other than that, they were very nice indeed.
Yes, Jb got his single pup SE from me. Now I have Lawrence's one, I no longer miss it.

This was my other SE. It was fairly heavy; much more so than the new Mahogany one.

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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jeremyb wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:20 am
StratMatt wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:45 pm These new "Inspired by Gibson" Epi SGs look the business. 2 piece mahogany body, burst bucket pickups, CTS pots. What are you missing out on by not buying a Gibson?

https://www.rockshop.co.nz/epiphone-ins ... -hard-case
Its the name on the headstock that puts off most people sadly.
https://www.ebay.com/b/Epiphone-Vintage ... bn_3133908

Yep. Crap brand. Wouldn't touch any of it.
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:20 am
StratMatt wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:45 pm These new "Inspired by Gibson" Epi SGs look the business. 2 piece mahogany body, burst bucket pickups, CTS pots. What are you missing out on by not buying a Gibson?

https://www.rockshop.co.nz/epiphone-ins ... -hard-case
Its the name on the headstock that puts off most people sadly.
Sad, but probably true. My current number 1 is an epi LP: full thickness 50's body with satin finish, SD pup, CTS pots, ebony fretboard, mop inlays, grover tuners and the 'vintage' headstock shape. Fit n' finish is nigh on flawless, perfect frets and all for less than a grand s/h. Epiphone are knocking it out if the park lately, imo.

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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I just think that when people think of Epiphone nowadays they think of the bottom of the range and equate everything with that.

I also think I put "think" in that sentence too many times.
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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Interesting. I’ve owned a couple of Epis over the years and they were complete shit. I swore never again after the last one. Might need to give them another look… I do like the look of this:
https://www.rockshop.co.nz/epiphone-fly ... ric-guitar

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Re: What are you gassing for?

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I have horrible nightmares of my high school days with everyone playing Epi LP100s, which were just horrible for the most part. But some of the mid-range ones are very respectable. I remember there was a guy on TM trying to sell his natural Epi LP for aaaages, wanted $2200, pretty sure RRP was only about $1390 but "limited edition" etc. . Wonder what happened to him.
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Epiphone Japan will change your opinions. Fujigen made LPs, and the JDM ones even have the Gibson headstock.

I saw Matt Heafy playing his signature guitar live, he doesn't seem to have an issue playing an Epiphone on world tours.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Sat Oct 08, 2022 11:41 am Epiphone Japan will change your opinions. Fujigen made LPs, and the JDM ones even have the Gibson headstock.

I saw Matt Heafy playing his signature guitar live, he doesn't seem to have an issue playing an Epiphone on world tours.
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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I love my epiphone es339, it’s not like Gibson plywood is better than epi plywood….

Ok it has proper tuners on it and a doozy trem, low friction pots etc but it still feels great.

I’m thinking of changing the headstock….
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I have a prs se Santana that is way better than it ought to be as well :)
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Re: What are you gassing for?

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I'm gassing for a '68 RI Les Paul Custom, or a PRS McCarty. Too bad the exchange rate, and price of those two in general, are realistically about 2-3k out of my comfort zone.

Even the Pound and Euro don't make them much more affordable.

These are quite cool, and affordable. Fender Modern Jazzmaster, MIJ:
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