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Old 02-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #21
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Good and bad guitars can come from anywhere. Brand or no brand. The good thing with established brands is that they hold good consistency over the quality per price.

I have unfortunate never found any of those "diamond in the rough". Maybe one day I will.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #22
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I highly doubt that, do you have any sources that back up that claim?

As for the rest of the post, I agree with you. We sometimes forget that more expensive/newer doesn't necessarily means that it is better.


I read it in an interview with him. Sorry, no source. Don't care much if you believe me or not either.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #23
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James Hetfield's classic explorer was a chinese knock-off. He just threw EMG's in there and likely gave it a proper set-up.

I highly doubt that, do you have any sources that back up that claim?
I'm sure James Hetfield owns dozens of white Explorers but I do remember reading an interview in Guitar World where Hetfield said his original white Explorer was a copy and he didn't know enough about guitars when he bought it to know the difference. I'll see if I can find the interview..
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:33 PM   #24
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I'm sure James Hetfield owns dozens of white Explorers but I do remember reading an interview in Guitar World where Hetfield said his original white Explorer was a copy and he didn't know enough about guitars when he bought it to know the difference. I'll see if I can find the interview..


I seem to recall that as well, from back when I listened to Metallica. I kinda dropped out of guitar playing for a long while though, and sent those magazines to the local hospitals so I can't dig and check myself.

However, Wiki does state he used a Japanese-made Electra Flying V copy. I wouldn't take it as gospel though, it was the first thing on a quick and dirty google search.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:41 PM   #25
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I highly doubt that, do you have any sources that back up that claim?

As for the rest of the post, I agree with you. We sometimes forget that more expensive/newer doesn't necessarily means that it is better.

It wasn't his explorer, those were all ESPs.

He means his V, an Eleca knockoff I think.

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Reading these forums as long as I have I always thought it was kind of weird that a lot of people but so much stock on what name is on the headstock. It's much more fulfilling for me to find that diamond-in-the-rough chinese instrument that plays like a dream.

From a manufacturing and business standpoint, the Chinese are building better and better guitars by the year as they are getting better at all other facets of manufacturing in terms of QC. Indonesian guitars, on the other hand, are another story.

Ever play an Ibanez Premium? Or one of the new Jackson Pro Series?
Indonesian, and hella good guitars.
EDIT: Oh god I just used "hella".
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:44 PM   #26
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A decent guitar with a great setup usually plays and sounds better than an amazing guitar with a meh setup. Most guitars I play from the factory have a worse than meh setup.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #27
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James's first Explorer was Gibson, later he used ESPs (And Justice For All ->). His first Flying V was a Japanese copy, even though it had a Gibson truss rod cover. Just BTW.

Here is info about James's guitars: http://www.montyjay.com/jamesguitars.html
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