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  • What do Explorers sound like?

    Like a Les Paul? An SG?

  • #2
    Yep.
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    • #3
      This:






      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRqkRmRocQ





      and this:






      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxdmw4tJJ1Y





      and this:






      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv51LO7NOTo
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      • #4
        As if God came down from high and the heavens roared.



        Think very thick, gorgeous 70's sounds.

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        • #5
          oh and...



          Technically an Ibanez but same old same old...






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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Pariah
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            Think very thick, gorgeous 70's sounds.




            Now this is what I was hoping to hear! I was guessing like a Les Paul but a bit less highs.



            I'm glad to see this thread has been a good excuse for some classic hard rock

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            • #7
              What's the weight balance like?

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              • #8
                Mine were all perfectly balanced, weight 7 - 9 lbs.
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                • #9
                  I think Rick's playing a Hamer Standard, so like an Explorer only better.



                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th370QmFtk8

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                  • #10
                    Ah the 'Trick! Possibly my favourite band. I've heard very good things about Hamers and would like to pick a used one up when I eventually make enough money. Are all Hamers good quality or did they do less good budget guitars too?



                    THIS

                    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...9QEwAw&dur=276



                    oh wow I have serious GAS for this

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                    • #11
                      Yes just pointier...

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                      • #12
                        they feel solid but I don't like them because they aren't a guitar you can play sitting down very well (actually neither are Les Pauls; they are bottom heavy). They tend to slide off your lap. They do sound good though.
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                        • #13
                          LOVE Explorers...as you can see in my avatar....they have a big full sound...pickups will of course alter tones but i never heard/played one that sounded thin...three Gibsons i had had the 496r/500t combo (the one in my avatar i still have)...hot pups but still a fat tone from it...i had one with burstbuckers in it, more of the vintagey lp vibe there imo, still brutal when you need it...im going with the new Vai DiMarzio Gavity Stoms in my Agile Ghost (their Explorer model, also in the avatar) nand im really looking forward to that.



                          As far as balance, they balance perfectly imo, the most comfotable to stand and play for hours. espically when the top button is located behind the neck joint..they did a great job of desigining it i think cause of how good it feels standing. love playing mine sitting too...no issues there for me anyway...they are big guitars, you have to know your suroundings when weilding these beasts, but seriously its not bad....the cases for these ae apt. size though...but i cant say enough great things bout em....for me they are THE perfect guitar.
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                          • #14
                            it's a mahogany solid body with two humbuckers and a fixed bridge. I think I can guess what that'll sound like. Hint: body shape doesn't have anything to do with it. The body could be shaped like a dick and it'd still sound the same.



                            IMO, explorers and flying vs are for a particular crowd, because the odd body shape is just inherently less ergonomic than more conventional body shapes, especially sitting down, at least for *most* people. You should get this if you just like it a lot visually (which is a good reason to like a guitar, I'm not saying otherwise). Otherwise I don't see a strong reason to get one.
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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by NoRomoFan
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                              they feel solid but I don't like them because they aren't a guitar you can play sitting down very well (actually neither are Les Pauls; they are bottom heavy). They tend to slide off your lap. They do sound good though.




                              I haven't had that issue while sitting.

                              To me they sit even better because the bottom horn fits my leg just right.

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