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so i just bought this fender prodigy kind of impulsively to replace my quirky strat as my main steez guitar. anyone ever played one of these before?

http://i24.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/bc/83/74a7_3.JPG

danjer, Thursday, 25 October 2007 05:47 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

i am vaguely curious about these ampeg guitars, even though i'm not really in the market for a new guitar: http://www.ampeg.com/products/daplexi/amg100/index.html. they had them at the guitar store and they are really small and light and thin and have weird interchangeable pickups

using a click track yanks you out of the realm of live drumming (n/a), Friday, 14 November 2008 21:21 (eleven years ago) link

<3 the lucite armstrong. this store down the street from me has two clear univox knockoffs hanging on the wall and the owner says they're not for sale. why display shit that isn't for sale whatta dick

eman, Monday, 17 November 2008 00:03 (eleven years ago) link

four years pass...
five years pass...

Very close to pulling the trigger on a wine-red 2015 Gibson ES-335 Studio at a v good price. Speak now or forever hold your peace.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 10 June 2019 20:34 (six months ago) link

Do it !

calstars, Monday, 10 June 2019 20:35 (six months ago) link

:D

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 10 June 2019 20:36 (six months ago) link

So I pulled the trigger.

It's basically a no-frills version of the ES-335 -- one tone knob, one volume knob, '57 classic and super classic humbuckers. The cosmetic stuff is toned down (dot inlays etc.) but I kind of like the simple look of it. Wider than average neck but I think I also like that since my fingers are a bit fat and clumsy -- I feel like I don't make as many mistakes on it. Didn't have time to do a proper setup so I'm going to get that done today and then spend a week or two with it to see if I wanna keep it for sure.

At first I thought the wine-red was too "wedding band" or something but now I think it's subtle enough to work in many settings.

There were other interesting options if I wanted to risk ordering through reverb or ebay or whatever, but I really hate buying a guitar without playing it, so I was limited to guitar stores.

I tried out a cool Hofner Verythin that I was tempted on, but the electronics/switches were just too awkward and complicated. Good sounding guitar but I'd rather have the simplicity and reliability of the gibson.

It looks like this:

https://images.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015-Memphis/ES-335-Studio/ESSD15WRNH1_MAIN_HERO_01.jpg

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:49 (six months ago) link

Wine red is one of the best gibson finishes, imo! Congratulations.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:53 (six months ago) link

Veddy nice

calstars, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:05 (six months ago) link

Now someone help me choose a strap that looks nice with it.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:13 (six months ago) link

semi hollowbodies are the best

na (NA), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:19 (six months ago) link

Yeah, you hit that open A, you can go have a bite and come back, you’ll still be hearing it

calstars, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:21 (six months ago) link

^^^ my strap suggestion

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:07 (six months ago) link

Beautiful, ma!

brimstead, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:21 (six months ago) link

err, that was an abbrev for man alive

brimstead, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:22 (six months ago) link

Haven't had a real bass in close to a decade and recently splurged on this beauty:
https://images.equipboard.com/uploads/item/image/73571/airline-map-tenor-xl.jpg?v=1552058062

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:33 (six months ago) link

wow, that's a beaut

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:20 (six months ago) link

xp I don't like cats but I do like those straps -- I may order a different one

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:20 (six months ago) link

The vegan leather is really nice, I like it more than the real leather strap I have.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:39 (six months ago) link

For cloth, Original Fuzz straps are nice.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:39 (six months ago) link

I love the ES-335 so fucking much. I finally played it with a band last night. It feels so good and easy to play, and it's like my playing actually finally sounds the way it does in my head.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:03 (six months ago) link


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