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    It goes well with the Melody Maker Explorer I picked up last year.

  • #2
    So -- dish!!!! How does it feel/play/sound???
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    • #3
      I am also interested because I just might buy one.
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      • #4
        I love the sound and feel. The pickup really is a screamer. It's so light, great stage guitar. I also think the balance is better than my SG.

        I recorded a little quick diddy jam with it.
        http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/14262488

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        • #5
          I picked it up at GC for a $100. It had a cracked neck. It was repaired. I had my guitar guy do a better cosmetic repair, so now it is good to go.

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          • #6
            Would be cool if Gibson put a Maestro Vibrola on that guitar.
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            • #7
              Very nice and well balanced guitars, and pleasant to play because of the thin, light body.

              I put a 'Badass' style adjustable bridge on mine, as I did on my LP Melody Maker, because I wanted the intonation adjustment options.

              That style of bridge is about 6mm higher than the stock, plain, wrap-around bridge/tailpiece, so a bit of work was needed. In addition, it sits so low that I have to raise it up in order to put on the strings.



              Carbon fiber is a nice touch for the plain, black pickguard. Other doo-dads are custom castings [not by me]. So, a cool little guitar that is fun to play.



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              • #8
                I thought about putting a badass bridge on this. Did you get a tone change when you did it?

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                • #9
                  Didn't notice any tone change, but at least the G string is properly intonated now. Sometimes the wrap-arounds are OK, and other times they just don't get close enough.

                  You will have to raise the bridge up to install the strings, and then lower it again for the action adjustment and intonation. A bit of a hassle.

                  The Wilkinson model might be better for this application, but I haven't tried one of those yet.

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                  • #10
                    Didn't notice any tone change, but at least the G string is properly intonated now. Sometimes the wrap-arounds are OK, and other times they just don't get close enough.

                    You will have to raise the bridge up to install the strings, and then lower it again for the action adjustment and intonation. A bit of a hassle.

                    The Wilkinson model might be better for this application, but I haven't tried one of those yet.

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                    • #11
                      Very nice indeed! And the SG looks better!
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                      • #12
                        Amazing score!

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                        • #13
                          Cool. I love the stripped down approach! bet it sounds great!
                          "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading"

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                          • #14
                            I finally got to play one of the Ltd Ed MMs at a store a couple weeks back. They were asking too much for that model in the beginning and they were often being ribbed oke: around here, but I thought if there was ever a blow out on them, I'd want to be there for it.

                            But when they did go on sale, I was in my GAS 12-step program and passed. But when I got to play one about 2.5 weeks ago, I was pleased. I thought Gibson did indeed do a good job of matching a new pickup (491) to that fairly nontraditional selection of tone-wood for a Gibby (maple). I particularly liked how vibey it sounded. Very lively tone.

                            But I had the white SG MM in my mind for a couple weeks after seeing it there. Seems like there's nothing much other than ebony left on the websites unless you want to go to the ebay scalpers. And even at that store I visited, they had the black ones at $299, but the other colors were only marked down to $399. 4 bills was enough to halt my impulse buy urges that day, but just barely.

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                            • #15
                              I love the sound and feel. The pickup really is a screamer. It's so light, great stage guitar. I also think the balance is better than my SG.

                              I recorded a little quick diddy jam with it.
                              http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/14262488


                              I was expecting something a little more "melodic"


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