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  • #61
    Originally posted by Terrorizer
    BuMp !!!

    My Esp explorer. I'll make better photos when the camera is fixed.

    http://community.webshots.com/scripts/editPhotos.fcgi?action=showMyPhoto&albumID=1648224 47&photoID=164822553&security=UzuknC

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    • #62
      Originally posted by craneage2001
      Here's my two explorers...the body shape is amazingly comfortable to play (I hate playing strats anymore!).


      Hey man,

      what did you do to the pickguard on the matt black explorer? Looks sweet.

      Was it ordered or did you DIY?

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      • #63
        link not working
        Fcku

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        • #64
          Originally posted by 4nkam
          My friend (spennrocks) put a diamondplate pickguard on it before and he used some pretty strong adhesive and it was super thick too. Like 1/8", so it took awhile to pry it off. I actually bent and messed up the diamondplate more a lot faster/more than getting the adhesive off. So I had to use a huge screwdriver and knife to get under there.

          It's still not done, I'm just testing it out colorwise and see how I like it. I'm leaving town in a few days, so I'm gonna sand it all back down, use some filler to fill up the dents, then put a few good coats of white on the whole thing, wetsand, etc and let it sit for about a month so the paint has time to cure.

          I sanded down the finish on the back of the neck and like how smooth it feels, so I'm gonna finish it snowwhite too, but leave it smooth satin.


          wow. didnt notice that last time i was over. sorry lol

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          • #65
            I just saw a nice, used gibson explorer at a local shop...I'm tempted to go pick it up
            (((you can't corrupt me)))
            Metallica's Gear-Updated 3/20/06 (New recent rig pix)
            Sharp-Concepts Diamondplating (My old EXP)

            For Sale:

            WANTED:
            *TRIAXIS
            *PRS SC245
            *Gibson LP Standard

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            • #66
              Originally posted by 4nkam
              I just saw a nice, used gibson explorer at a local shop...I'm tempted to go pick it up


              i may get tempted to buy back the agile after the new finish

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              • #67
                Originally posted by ScottIans Beard


                Hey man,

                what did you do to the pickguard on the matt black explorer? Looks sweet.

                Was it ordered or did you DIY?


                It's a brass pickguard that's gotten a bit tarnished (picked it up a while back for cheap, it was custom-made for someone else in Canada back in '86). I was going to make my own as I'm an experienced metalworker, but I got this one for only a bit more than the material cost.

                The brass just has that glow/depth to it that just gets better as it ages---hard to explain.
                ? '85 Gibson Explorer (Day 151) - EMG 85 / EMG 60
                ? '85 Gibson Explorer (Day 106) - EMG 85 / EMG 60
                ? Jackson PS4 - EMG 85 / EMG 85
                ? Samson Wireless
                ? Dunlop 535Q
                ? Ernie Ball Volume
                ? Mesa Mark III Combo - Simul, EQ, Reverb - Green Stripe
                ? '69 Traynor YVM1 (What a beast!)
                ? 2x12 - Celestion Vintage 30s
                ? Alvarez Bass / Peavey 2x15

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                • #68
                  recently, i've had this nasty GAS for a white Explorer. i've been looking for the Agile, but Rondo stopped making it and i can't find one anywhere used.

                  if/when i buy it, i may sink some Mastertone pickups in it, because i can
                  It's so safe to play along
                  Little soldiers in a row
                  Falling in and out of love
                  Something sweet to throw away.
                  I want something good to die for
                  To make it beautiful to live.

                  I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by bullhead
                    recently, i've had this nasty GAS for a white Explorer. i've been looking for the Agile, but Rondo stopped making it and i can't find one anywhere used.

                    if/when i buy it, i may sink some Mastertone pickups in it, because i can


                    I've seen a few on ebay during the past month or so...Not many though.
                    (((you can't corrupt me)))
                    Metallica's Gear-Updated 3/20/06 (New recent rig pix)
                    Sharp-Concepts Diamondplating (My old EXP)

                    For Sale:

                    WANTED:
                    *TRIAXIS
                    *PRS SC245
                    *Gibson LP Standard

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                    • #70
                      I am too lazy to dig out the camera and the 'fiddles, but I have a nice Dean "Z" or two ... Your tenacity is admirable!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by 4nkam


                        I've seen a few on ebay during the past month or so...Not many though.


                        yeah... i think i saw one beautiful looking white one on ebay, which is part of the reason i want one so bad.

                        does anyone know about why Rondo stopped making them, the AX-2, that is? i don't think it was that long ago that they were available, i'm curious as to whether or not they could be brought by "by customer demand". A.K.A. WHO WANTS TO HELP ME COERCE THEM INTO MAKING MORE?!?!?!
                        It's so safe to play along
                        Little soldiers in a row
                        Falling in and out of love
                        Something sweet to throw away.
                        I want something good to die for
                        To make it beautiful to live.

                        I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by bullhead


                          yeah... i think i saw one beautiful looking white one on ebay, which is part of the reason i want one so bad.

                          does anyone know about why Rondo stopped making them, the AX-2, that is? i don't think it was that long ago that they were available, i'm curious as to whether or not they could be brought by "by customer demand". A.K.A. WHO WANTS TO HELP ME COERCE THEM INTO MAKING MORE?!?!?!


                          That's an interesting little story...Years ago, I asked Kurt if SX could make an explorer, but more like the ESP version. He said sure, as long as there was enough interest for it. So I came here and went to a few other boards and there was plenty of interest. I sent him a ton of pics, specs, dimensions, the whole shebang, haha Awhile later, he said SX couldn't do it, but Agile would. So finally last year or so they came out with that model, the ghost. The final result was like a cross between an 84 gibson and a Hamer/Dean...which was still kinda cool.

                          A lot of people want it back, but it's not gonna happen. Kurt said they can't make that shape or anything else that resembles an explorer anymore...thanks to the folks at Gibson.
                          (((you can't corrupt me)))
                          Metallica's Gear-Updated 3/20/06 (New recent rig pix)
                          Sharp-Concepts Diamondplating (My old EXP)

                          For Sale:

                          WANTED:
                          *TRIAXIS
                          *PRS SC245
                          *Gibson LP Standard

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by 4nkam

                            A lot of people want it back, but it's not gonna happen. Kurt said they can't make that shape or anything else that resembles an explorer anymore...thanks to the folks at Gibson.


                            ****************ing Gibson... so the result is that i have to buy a used one, at probably $100 more than it would cost new... and what does Gibson stand to gain from this?
                            It's so safe to play along
                            Little soldiers in a row
                            Falling in and out of love
                            Something sweet to throw away.
                            I want something good to die for
                            To make it beautiful to live.

                            I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.

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                            • #74
                              Pretty much, yeah...If I sell mine and spennrocks doesn't want it back, I'll give you next dibs
                              (((you can't corrupt me)))
                              Metallica's Gear-Updated 3/20/06 (New recent rig pix)
                              Sharp-Concepts Diamondplating (My old EXP)

                              For Sale:

                              WANTED:
                              *TRIAXIS
                              *PRS SC245
                              *Gibson LP Standard

                              Comment


                              • #75
                                Originally posted by 4nkam
                                Pretty much, yeah...If I sell mine and spennrocks doesn't want it back, I'll give you next dibs


                                sweet!
                                It's so safe to play along
                                Little soldiers in a row
                                Falling in and out of love
                                Something sweet to throw away.
                                I want something good to die for
                                To make it beautiful to live.

                                I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.

                                Comment



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