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MrFlibble
Puts a bangin' donk on it
Join date: Apr 2008
462 IQ
#41
Quote by Dave_Mc
However, my answer to that is, those of us who buy tons of guitars are worth more to them as customers than the guy who buys 1 guitar and stops.
We're really not. It doesn't matter how many guitars someone buys, everyone is just one more unit to chalk up on the sales report at the end of the month.
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Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
440 IQ
#42
^ oh yeah, i'm aware of that. I just meant that someone like me is maybe 20 units and someone who buys one guitar is only the one.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Arby911
Finding the Pattern
Join date: Jul 2010
110 IQ
#43
Quote by MrFlibble
We're really not. It doesn't matter how many guitars someone buys, everyone is just one more unit to chalk up on the sales report at the end of the month.


Wow.

Just Wow.


This JUST IN!! Flibble says repeat sales are unimportant!! Alert retailers everywhere!!

FFS!

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W4RP1G
Please, call me Pig.
Join date: May 2010
270 IQ
#44
@dave I agree with everything you said. I'm guessing it's somehow cheaper for the manufacturer to buy large quantities of one pickup than it is to buy smaller quantities of various pickup. But it is very frustrating that there are so many different pickups out there and they stick to just a couple. They should at least make a version of each model with cheap LTD pickups and cut the price a bit so people don't have to pay more for duncans that they will replace.
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
440 IQ
#45
^ yeah i'm guessing the cost thing plays a part- it's sort of a win-win. they put in a pickup that most people have heard of, which adds value, and they get them for less because they're buying a bazillion of them.

As i said, though, edwards does use different models. They do still use a fair few JBs, but they do use other duncans, too.

Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Tom 1.0
Hot For Teacher
Join date: Jun 2007
580 IQ
#46
Who cares.

They will be silly money.
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Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
440 IQ
#47
that was my original thought unfortunately.

if they could somehow be around the £500-£600 mark, they'd be pretty sweet. I'm guessing they're gonna be the guts of £1000, though.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

W4RP1G
Please, call me Pig.
Join date: May 2010
270 IQ
#48
Quote by Dave_Mc
that was my original thought unfortunately.

if they could somehow be around the £500-£600 mark, they'd be pretty sweet. I'm guessing they're gonna be the guts of £1000, though.

I guess we'll just have to see. If they are completely made in Japan, not China like Edwards, then they might be pretty awesome and worth the cost. That might not matter to you guys in the UK though, I don't know how available ESPs are over there. ESPs aren't readily available over here, so I'm thinking that these Elites will be competing with Ibanez more than anything.
Tom 1.0
Hot For Teacher
Join date: Jun 2007
580 IQ
#49
Quote by W4RP1G
I guess we'll just have to see. If they are completely made in Japan, not China like Edwards, then they might be pretty awesome and worth the cost. That might not matter to you guys in the UK though, I don't know how available ESPs are over there. ESPs aren't readily available over here, so I'm thinking that these Elites will be competing with Ibanez more than anything.



They are easy to get here, they are also fairly priced, instead of tripling the price you just change the $ sign to a £ instead.

These will be enough money to make you wish you had just bought a 2nd hand Standard.

The only positive I can see from this is it might lead to more traditional S style ESP Standards hitting the UK.
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1977 Burny FLG70
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
440 IQ
#50
^ yeah. those ESP strat/superstrat types (the snapper, i think?) for the japanese market look badass.

Quote by W4RP1G
I guess we'll just have to see. If they are completely made in Japan, not China like Edwards, then they might be pretty awesome and worth the cost. That might not matter to you guys in the UK though, I don't know how available ESPs are over there. ESPs aren't readily available over here, so I'm thinking that these Elites will be competing with Ibanez more than anything.


even the edwardses here are getting up to £700/£800, apart from when you find a shop looking rid of them (like richtone was a while back because it got a gibson dealership ).
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Pink Muse
V Aww Yeahh. V
Join date: Dec 2007
40 IQ
#51
It's okay, I wasn't GASing hard enough for a Horizon anyways, these loans will pay themselves, right?
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