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  1. I have an LTD bass made in Indonesia and it's exceptional, but it weighs a freaking ton! Great tone and excellent attention to detail though. 4 piece ash body, one piece maple neck: My son has an LTD KH602 made in Korea. I would say that the two are pretty much equal in terms of build quality and component quality.
  2. The truth is that a high percentage of people who claim they play guitar only know random riffs and bits and pieces of songs. It has nothing to do with any sort of psycho/social disorder. I got more gigs than I could handle in college because I had a repertoire of 100+ songs. Some of the guys I would jam with couldn't play a single song from start to finish if their lives depended on it.
  3. The easiest way to do it is to simply take the floyd off. Pop the springs off the block with a needle nose pliers, then just remove the floyd and adjust the posts. One thing to note is that you should keep one hand over the pliers when you are putting the springs back on, this is a safety in case they slip off the spring. You don't want to scratch up your paint. Once you have the springs back on the guitar it will still be perfectly in tune and ready to go. Wow. This seems pretty time consuming unless you get the setup perfect the first time. Still, I suppose this is the proper and safe way to adjust it. I'm wondering if the OP's method has any downsides though? That's exactly what I do, but I'm mindful that I could damage the knife edge among other things.
  4. No offence to Doc Jeffrey - these days I actually really enjoy his posts for the excellent photos and level of detail provided - but I've been a member here for a number of years and I remember a time when he was one of the culprits responsible for negative posts and baiting other users, especially about lesser brands and country of origin. In that sense, I think he is worthy of praise for starting this confessional/thread as it shows a change of position. However, the negativity that pervades this forum is nothing new. Some of the names have changed but since we can all post here anonymously it will continue until the end of time. I hate to name names here and hope that Doc Jeffrey doesn't take offence. This is just how I remember it. You folks helped enlighten me to the virtues of cool gear that didn't say Gibson on the headstock. No offense taken.
  5. People don't give a {censored} about playing. Shopping and name calling is where it's at, hippie! Hippie? I don't even have a medical weed card--and I think I'm the only one in Colorado who can't buy the chronic legally.
  6. I stayed away for a few months because I was busy actually creating some music and playing my guitars, but the discussions here have gotten pretty meaningless. Mine included. I honestly don't think that there are many people here who care about their playing or their tone. Threads that actually have something interesting about gear get pushed to page two in favor of "Korean guitars are...; Chinese guitars are..; Why would anyone buy ..." Yes, I'm a member so I'm part of the problem. So what's the solution? Crank up your amp and plug in your guitar and tell us how you got some amazing tone by doing something unexpected or unscripted. Or try routing your guitar into two amps sitting back to back and tell us what happens. Or run your signal through six bixonic expandoras and see what ghosts materialize (I hear that Billy Gibbons' ghost will appear--YES I know he's still alive--allegedly!). Rock on, and tell us how you do it. I'll keep posting my {censored}ty music no matter what happens :poke:
  7. Going to see those guys on Thursday. Bummer about the stolen guitars. But, seriously, where can you fence a Broadcaster without being noticed?
  8. They are great. I own two of them--paid $90 for one about 5 years ago. Check out this clean clip I made awhile back: [video=youtube;zCmTqp3P-Ow]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCmTqp3P-Ow
  9. Les Paul said something like this after being asked a similar question. There are a lot of people who play guitar, but... God has a way of limiting the number of really good guitar players who are alive at a given time. I represent that remark. Or something like that. Wait. Which part?
  10. One? That's BLASPHEMY! Your crucifixion date is set for this Friday.
  11. ^^Almost forgot, I really like the sound of my ES335 through any of my Vox amps (AC15TBX, AC15TVH1, AC30TBX). I use a Radial Tonebone Hot British Distortion to light it up.
  12. I'd strongly suggest that you purchase it IN PERSON because ES335's can sound like solid bodied guitars if they are too heavy. A lot of them weigh in at close to 9 pounds these days. Mine is just over 8, and it took 4 years before it started to open up and sound like a semi. If you do buy from an internet retailer, go with someone like Wildwood. They have photos of each individual guitar along with their weights. Get a light one.
  13. I've played for a few decades and have owned a lot of guitars. My collection includes 8 Gibsons (4 from the custom shop), some Fenders, PRS's, Rickenbackers, and a pair of Gretsches. This is my first ESP but it will not be my last. It does not have quite the organic tonal complexity of my best Les Pauls and ES335, but it has a character all its own and it's an absolute blast to play.
  14. eh, a wife-beating, child-abandoning hypocrite might not be the best example either, doc. {censored} me! No wonder she fell for Romo and Mayer and then got fat when she was dumped. She never had a chance.
  15. fwiw, from what i've read about joe simpson ... he probably dug it. a lot. that dude is {censored}ED up. Uh oh! Bad rhetorical question then. Does she have a grandfather who isn't a wanking perv?
  16. I'm a bit surprised with some of the responses. I don't think that being a total self-absorbed narcissist automatically happens to talented artists who become popular. The whole "it comes with the territory" argument is weak. SRV didn't do it; neither did MOST of the guitarists we collectively seem admire around here (Hendrix, Gillmour, etc.). To me, the most disgusting thing is the people he hurt with his comments. How would you feel if you were Jessica Simpson's dad? She did absolutely nothing to deserve having her {censored} be compared to crack cocaine by some asshole pop artist with SRV tattooed to his arm. I don't find him funny or clever. I find him to be narcissistic to the point of being a truly histrionic personality. And I think character and class do matter. The problem is that we've become accustomed to people like Mayer--they are everywhere--in sports, movies, politics, and music. Throughout the history of rock music though, guitarists like Rory Gallagher, George Harrison, Mike Campbell, Gary Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Chuck Berry, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson, Warren Haynes etc. have proven to the world that guitar players are some of the coolest, humblest, and most grateful [to their fans] and gracious people you could ever hope to meet. They also respect women, at least to the point where they don't talk about their pussies to the press. To me, John Mayer is Fred Durst with marginally more talent. I'll bet the same people defending Mayer's comments thought Durst was cool at one time too. Mayer's headed in the same direction, and he knows it, thus the tearful apology. For those of you who defend him, just answer me this question: What would you think if he {censored}ed your daughter and then told millions of people around the world the details about how great her {censored} was and how much he'd pay for it. And be honest. Look familiar?
  17. I'm surprised no one brought up Stryper! Soldiers under command! They are so 1988.
  18. Some of you have such archaic notions about what church is...it's embarrassing. Every church with more than 100 members around here has a full praise band and a lot of them play what would pass for classic rock. Some do full on metal and a few lean toward punk. So get off your lazy asses and find yourself a church. Maybe you could join the band!
  19. and... John on how many girls he's screwed since Aniston: "I'm going to say four or five. No more. But even if I said 12, that's a reasonable number. So is 15. Here's the thing: I get less ass now than I did when I was in a local band. Because now I don't like jumping through hoops." John on how he's upping his famewhore game in 2010: "From now on I
  20. In his interview with Playboy: When asked if black women try to get with him, John answered: "I don't think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I've got a Benetton heart and a {censored}in' David Duke cock. I'm going to start dating separately from my dick." And about that "hood pass," John explained it like this: "Someone asked me the other day, 'What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?' And by the way, it
  21. If you think that police have the time or the interest in getting involved in stuff like this, think again. They are too busy posing as 13 year old girls in chat rooms trying to reel in internet predators
  22. Any shop that is out to make a profit has to be able to make money on the item that they are buying. (Watch "Pawn Stars" to see how it's done). Thus, the seemingly lowball offers. It seems that the going rate for musical instruments at places like this is about 1/2 of their blue book values.
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