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  • Greg Bennett (samick) Guitar

    Hey,

    Did you heard Greg Bennett- Samick Guitar??

    Anyone of you are using it??

    Give us some of your opinion and commen on it!!

    Which Model would you like to recommend??

  • #2
    I think the Royale models are terrific. They play great,don't have the best PU's but that is an easy fix. I hear good things about the upper end Avion series and the Accoustics.

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    • #3
      Here's one of my three GB Samicks. I think they are pretty cool.
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      • #4
        Bennet = pretty good

        TLBonehead, what is painted on the said of that van?
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        • #5
          Bennet = pretty good

          TLBonehead, what is painted on the said of that van?
          Nothing. I accidently had my camera on a setting that adds these cute little "pretties" to pictures. I couldn't figure it out at first when I saw the pics.:idea:Oops!
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          <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
          -For Sale: <br />
          -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
          -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
          - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
          - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
          - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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          • #6
            I owned an av6 a few years ago. Very decent lp copy. They are a good value used, new you can do better for the near $700 they go for. I have seen a few places blow them out for around $400. IMO the headstock is on the small side for the lp body style and the stock sdd pickups are mediocre.
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            • #7
              Considering that Samick made over half the world's guitars for many years, their own label is indeed pretty good. I have two RL-3s now. One was new from a music store's eBay auction. The other from a HCGF member. If the new one was truly "out-of-the-box" new, I can say that it was set up better than 90% of the new guitars you find hanging in stores regardless of brand.

              The pickups and electronics are the weak spot; same as all of the Asian guitars.

              Actually, I guess the headstock design is probably the weakest thing with the Greg Bennett models. They'd sell a lot more guitars if they redesigned that headstock!

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              • #8
                I've found every Samick I've played to be very mediocre. For the cost of most of them, you can get a nice Fender or Epi that will blow the samick away.
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                • #9
                  I have an Avion AV4, and it's a decent guitar, but the pickups don't excite me. Nice-looking guitar, but doesn't have that certain something.
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                  • #10
                    mine is aboiut 8 years old.
                    plays like it's .5 years
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                    • #11
                      I've found every Samick I've played to be very mediocre. For the cost of most of them, you can get a nice Fender or Epi that will blow the samick away.


                      Completely false.
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                      • #12
                        I've found every Samick I've played to be very mediocre. For the cost of most of them, you can get a nice Fender or Epi that will blow the samick away.


                        Considering that they made most of those guitars that is pretty funny.

                        Samick is the world's largest guitar manufacturer. I doubt that they would put their name on their signature line with factory seconds or garbage.

                        The GB series are good guitars, I've got a UM-3 and just sold an AV6 for very cheap. I will say that the DD pickups aren't the greatest, but they are better than many other import guitar's stock pickups. A set of GFS can fix that for pretty cheap.

                        The one thing about GB guitars is that the neck is always spot on in my experience. The only guitars I have ever owned that didn't need some dressing or setting up and that includes all of my MIA guitars which include Gibson and Fender. The only reason why fret leveled the AV6 before I sold it was because I had played the crap out of it and had some wear.
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                        • #13
                          I have a D1 (i think) acoustic by them. Definitely not the best sounding guitar in the world but oh my...in my 4 years of owning it I have had to tune it maybe 20 or less times (not including string changes). Very stable as far as tuning goes.
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                          • #14
                            I had a Royale (RL-3) semi. I didnt bond with it really. I'm doomed to play Les Pauls...

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                            • #15
                              i have a samick greg bennett avion 3, but it's decent enough. pop in sd59's and it sounds as good as any epi standard at half the price

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