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Old 11-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #61
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Different feel and looks ... I suppose guitars are like women in some superficial level. Like some guitarists, I'm comfortable or can adjust to different women. Others have strong preferences.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #62
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I just think EBMMs look ugly. They look like baby guitars, the body and headstock are too small for the neck. And the headstock is ugly.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:33 AM   #63
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Gotta agree with Les Paul's, love the look of them but they're just not comfortable, too small and heavy for my liking.



I think Les Paul's are pretty neat looking guitars, but they just feel...wrong. I'm used to a Strat neck and body. I don't like a wide neck. Not necessarily thin/fat but just the width. It feels unnatural. And I don't like how I always bump the pick-up selector when playing, I don't like how the body doesn't have a contour so it sticks into your ribs and I don't like the wiring. ( 2 volume and 2 tone seems unnecessary to me)

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:37 AM   #64
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I love the tone of Les Pauls but I hate the lack of fret access, and they're too heavy.
I love the playability of RGs and having a Floyd but they're not beefy enough.
I prefer teles to strats but they have almost never have a vibrato bar.
I love the Jackson RR24 but it has no neck pickup.

I could go on...



Funny, my V has never had this problem. Perhaps because it's particularly light so the weight just evens out in a certain way.



So... What do you play?!
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:15 AM   #65
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Schecters tend to have specs I like but not in shapes or designs that I don't find tacky as all hell.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:38 AM   #66
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A lot of Ibanez guitars don't feel as solid as they look. I haven't played J-custom ones, though. Schecter has this problem as well.

EDIT: I have an irrational dislike for excessively ornate guitars, with flame maple tops, fancy inlays and gold hardware. That's not to say that I don't like the way they look - some of them look great, but I could never own a guitar like that. I feel like I'm not supposed to be playing one. It looks out of place in my hands.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:01 AM   #67
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Fender Rosewood necks. I don't have a heavy touch but whenever I bend on these necks I can feel my fingers grating on them. Gibson I'm fine with.

Such a shame because I would love the Jim Adkins tele, but I just can't deal with the open pored grain

So ****ing lame.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:51 AM   #68
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Explorers. Love the way they sound, but the neck dive makes it useless for standing and the shape makes it awkward for sitting.
Les Pauls. Again, love the way they sound but they're incredibly thick and heavy, and have piss poor fret access.
Teles. Similar issues to the LP, but much lighter.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:06 AM   #69
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So basically UG just needs to man up when it comes to Explorers?

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #70
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1 Maybe this thread should be called, necks we hate and shapes we love.


2 I also love the strat sound and shape, but I can never seem to get them to dial in the tone I like. Its either to glassy, or hums way to loud.

1 agreed, on that note i love gold top les pauls but the R7 neck is too fat for my personal taste.

2 - my mij strat makes no hum. that reason alone is why i'm not changing a thing on it.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #71
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My Gibson V is super light and balances perfectly. I've never heard of a Flying V that wasn't like that unless it was a cheap copy.

Oh. Could be but I think I've read about Gibsons doing that.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #72
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #73
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I really want to like superstrats, but the necks always feel awkward to me (I can't stand Fender style scale-length other than a few actual Fenders), and I hate having to deal with locking trems. I like Kahler a little better than Floyd Rose but it's still a pain. I had a Fender MIJ HSS Strat from the 80s with this zany tremolo system, and I had to get rid of that guitar because it drove me crazy. Maybe some day I'll get used to them but for now I'll stick with lusting after hot-rodded Les Pauls.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #74
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Fender Rosewood necks. I don't have a heavy touch but whenever I bend on these necks I can feel my fingers grating on them. Gibson I'm fine with.

Such a shame because I would love the Jim Adkins tele, but I just can't deal with the open pored grain

So ****ing lame.



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Old 11-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #75
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For me it's not so much the guitar body shape but the V-shaped Fender necks. I used to own a classic player 50's strat that I fell in love with at first, loved the tone, locking tuners, color, etc. However after a while my hand would get fatigued because of the soft v, felt like my thumb had to cross a ridge while playing. Come to think of it I don't know why I bought it...oh I remember now I bought it online without trying it first. Dumb!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #76
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les pauls...i lov ethe look and the sound form them but they just dont feel rght in my hands

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #77
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SGs: I find the body and necks on most that I've tried super comfortable, and I dig the tone, but the neck dive is just not something I ever want to have to live with.

Single pickup guitars: The simplicity is just fantastic, but I can't bring myself to believe a single pickup guitar is versatile enough for what I need. So tempting though...
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #78
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I would love a horizon nt-7 if i could justify spending 2000$ on it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #79
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Ibanez guitars.

There are a lot of models I like but never could get a long with those thin necks.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #80
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Les Pauls, probably. I love how a dark burst or wine-colored LP looks, and I would *LOVE* to have one for 70s-early 80s rock, but they just don't work with me. At first I couldn't sit right with them, and once I finally learned how to, I found out the necks are a bit too thick for my liking. That and I've never really played one that wowed me tonally, they all sound a fair bit too dark for my liking, and not very clear(I guess? It's like I have the tone down or something, only with LPs...I like a lot of clarity separation between notes in chords, so this doesn't sit well with me). I've played 4 Gibsons of varying quality and countless Epiphones, but nothing's ever impressed me tonally.

I'd also have to go with any Ibanez with a Wizard neck. I *LOVE* the tones that come out of RGs and Ses, but I've got fat hands, I guess, and the necks just don't work for me.
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