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Phil O'Keefe

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Review Comments posted by Phil O'Keefe

  1. Thanks for reading the review Delmont.


    I didn't have any issues with the pickup selector on the review unit. It seems to be working fine, so maybe that's just a one-off issue.


    As far as the pickups, I think Fender put some pretty good ones into the Mustang 90. The only other guitar I have here at the moment with P90s in it is a Casino, which is a hollowbody, so it's not really a fair comparison, but I don't think you'd hear a huge difference if you swapped the stock pickups out for something else.


    I do think the Mustang 90 would be a natural for the Blues. Give one a try and see what you think - and if you do, please stop back in and let us know what your thoughts are!



  2. Thanks for checking the review out! It's a hollowbody, so it's going to have a tendency to feed back at high volume levels, and the closer you get to the amp the worse that's going to be. But as I said in the review:


    The ES-275 Figured is great for jazz, but it's a more versatile-sounding guitar than you might think - while most people aren't going to view this as a rock guitar, it does better than I expected it would at medium gain tones, and resisted feedback better than I initially assumed it would.


    In other words, while I suspect most purchasers will use the ES-275 for jazz, it's capable of being used for other styles too, and it's a bit more feedback resistant than I suspected it would be... but I wouldn't expect to be able to play it at thrash metal stage volumes and not have it feed back.



  3. Yes, I played the two guitars side by side acoustically, and they both sound like thinline hollow bodied guitars (which they both are), although the standard Casino sounds a bit bigger and louder acoustically - almost certainly due to its larger body. 


    Plugged in, most people would be hard-pressed to tell the two apart based on the way they sound.


  4. Thanks for checking out the review guitarville. Fender changed their pricing policy a while back and they no longer have "MSRP" and MAP or "street" prices - it's all just one price now, which for this model, depends on which finish you opt for. It's $1,899.99 "street" for the alder-bodied Aztec Gold and 2-color Sunburst models, and $1,949.99 "street" for the ash-bodied White Blonde model. 

  5. You could, but unless you're using an amp sim / speaker simulator pedal along with the electric guitar, I wouldn't really recommend it. 


    The typical electric guitar amp has a much narrower bandwidth (~70Hz - ~6kHz) and will sound much different than an amp like this one, which is designed to reproduce the wider frequency range required for good acoustic amplification. So while doing so won't hurt anything, you probably won't like the hi-fi sound you get if you try to use an electric guitar with this amp - unless you compensate by using some pedals to process the sound before it hits the Acoustic SFX's input. 


  6. For recording, I'd recommend putting it last in the chain; similar to how you'd run an amp. Alternatively, you can run it early or even first in the chain - this might be a better option if you're using it more as a overdrive or distortion pedal as opposed to an amp simulator.

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