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Forum: Electric Guitar 01-26-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 759
Posted By KenG
An Epi Custom Model is not a better guitar than...

An Epi Custom Model is not a better guitar than the LP Standard. You`re basically paying more for square inlays and cheap gold flashed HW and some additional binding. Epis been known to use tops that...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-26-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By KenG
Trems have other challenges that add some...

Trems have other challenges that add some complexity and additional knowledge to setting up and playing guitars. Certainly if you're into and use what a good trem can do it's worth learning how to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By KenG
This....many factors affect a good setup.

This....many factors affect a good setup.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-24-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By KenG
This! :y:

This! :y:
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-23-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By KenG
I got 4 - two are high end and no 3 is a PRS SE...

I got 4 - two are high end and no 3 is a PRS SE and the 4th a Taylor Acoustic 100 series. If I had the money I'd round out my collection with a Custom Shop Principal Skinner in VOS. IMO there's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-23-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By KenG
Once you hit EVH and Avenged in your list of...

Once you hit EVH and Avenged in your list of songs and mentioned thin necks I immediately thought "this person may be attracted to the looks of a typical LP but really it won't do."
A Gibson with a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By KenG
Don't go by Reverb. Used Standards can be had for...

Don't go by Reverb. Used Standards can be had for the prices I mentioned all day long on the MLP Members sale forum. You can get used Re-Issues (except Flame Topped R9s/R0s) from 2000 - 2600. I own...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By KenG
I wouldn't call sharp fret ends a real problem,...

I wouldn't call sharp fret ends a real problem, they often occur when the guitar wood drys a little in low humidity and the shrinkage exposes the fret ends. A good guitar tech can dress then down to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By KenG
My advice is to sell the guitars yourself and add...

My advice is to sell the guitars yourself and add in the cash. $2000 for a used Standard is too much. Depending on year and condition $1400- max $1800 (near mint) is much more realistic but that's a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-09-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By KenG
How low is your action set to?

How low is your action set to?
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-09-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By KenG
If you're the kind of person who leaves their...

If you're the kind of person who leaves their guitars out on stands all the time you may have cause for concern. It'd be only a matter of time before someone accidentally knocks it over and possibly...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-07-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
I'm not rich either darn it! :) All I really...

I'm not rich either darn it! :)
All I really meant is you get the impression on this forum that people's scale of what is deemed very expensive doesn't match the reality. Considering PRS USA models...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-07-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By KenG
If your heart is set on a Les Paul then I would...

If your heart is set on a Les Paul then I would recommend the Epi Tribute + to check out. My understanding is it's the best non-MIJ production LP model Epi makes. USA electronics & PUs, HS Case to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-07-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
An exec or lawyer is likely to buy a 10K guitar...

An exec or lawyer is likely to buy a 10K guitar not a measely 2K guitar. When someone thinks 2K is top of line it says something about that person.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-06-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
Who buys just one $2000 guitar? :haha:

Who buys just one $2000 guitar? :haha:
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-06-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By KenG
900 is 75% of 1200. Your 50% estimate is what Roc...

900 is 75% of 1200. Your 50% estimate is what Roc was taking about, a 25% discrepancy is more than a little rough.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
One of my Guitar Heroes is Joe Bonamassa. He...

One of my Guitar Heroes is Joe Bonamassa. He currently owns at 2 original 50's Bursts (possibly 3) and has a massive guitar collection. When he plays live he uses his Bursts and Les Paul Re-Issues....
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-04-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
"Nice Rant". Not sure what it added to...

"Nice Rant". Not sure what it added to the discussion but I hope your more ludicrous comments were supposed to be in purple & you simply didn't know any better.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
Yet there are 50+ year old Gibsons with the...

Yet there are 50+ year old Gibsons with the original finish still being gigged today (See Joe Banamassa and his Principal Skinner). A damaged or severely worn finish from years of use did not stop...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-04-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
Except Item 3 which is really a personal...

Except Item 3 which is really a personal judgement call. What sounds good to one doesn't thrill someone else, same with comfort. You can tell me you like the way your guitar sounds better than mine...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-04-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
A few here have confused personal preferences...

A few here have confused personal preferences with quality. Single PUS can be top notch quality even if you personally don't like pickups. Comfort is a personal judgement as well, many people don't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-04-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
I think there's two things that need to be...

I think there's two things that need to be brought up for this thread. In my opinion the term "professional grade" refers to the level that a "professional guitarist" would use. [the term isn't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By KenG
Any reason you're set on a neck through design...

Any reason you're set on a neck through design OP? Generally they have a zero neck angle at the body which means everything is lower to accommodate the lower string height over the body. It also...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-03-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,602
Posted By KenG
Almost any guitar can be made to play well. That...

Almost any guitar can be made to play well. That being said a Floyd Rose on a $300 guitar is not the FR on a 2K guitar and it's doubtfull it would perform like one. The same with PUs and the majority...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-02-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By KenG
The wraparound bridge is both compensated and...

The wraparound bridge is both compensated and adjustable. My SE245 came with 9's and all I had to do for 10's was lengthen the strings by using the 2 adjustment screws in the bridge.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-01-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By KenG
Periodically these knockoffs are seized at the...

Periodically these knockoffs are seized at the border but usually in large shipments so yes individual counterfeits sneak through too often. There a host of "tells"to see if the guitar is genuine and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-01-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By KenG
^^ Decent advice. I don't know why an SE would...

^^ Decent advice. I don't know why an SE would cost that price in the USA, SEs top out below that here in Canada & so should be considerably cheaper down south. I know the S2s are supposed to be...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-31-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By KenG
^^Any new guitar takes a hit the minute it's been...

^^Any new guitar takes a hit the minute it's been used. Gibsons are no exception. I've owned 4 Gibson LPs, CS R0 50th Ann V2, USA Trad+, R7 & R8. I still have the R7 & R8 and probably will for life....
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By KenG
If strings are snapping then there's a problem....

If strings are snapping then there's a problem. Somewhere on your guitar there's a sharp edge that's causing it.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By KenG
The MT is thin compared to a Les Paul and I think...

The MT is thin compared to a Les Paul and I think for less money you can get the SE245. I own 2 CS Re Issues and the SE245 & I'm very happy with it. I've also heard great things about the Bernie...
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