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Dave_Mc
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#41
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It goes both ways- there are also retailers so dominant in their markets that Fender can't dictate terms and/or won't raise a fuss when the terms get violated.


yeah that too. I'm never that keen on those sales agreements, but at the same time those type of things go both ways, too, and often the brands almost have their arms twisted into acting a certain way by the way the law works, too, so it's not always their fault (I'm thinking more about IP/trademark/copyright law here).
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ambler3
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#42
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That's great, the more the merrier I say, I have pretty much no knowledge of this stuff, that's why I'm on this board.
The last time I asked for help from these boards I was pointed in the direction of a great deal by some very helpful people who know the things I don't, if you've owned more than 3 guitars and 2 amps then you certainly know more than I do.


Oh really..don't flatter me, i'm a massive newbie still tbh..only been playing the electric for 6 months..and the gear i've aquired isn't very high end

and yes, the people from the UG forums seem a great bunch when discussing gear!
WhatAStoryMark
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#43
Alright everybody, this will probably be the last time I bother you this week, after today I'm pretty busy until Sunday and I will be heading to a couple of music shops, in Birmingham this time, and I have been looking at guitars all day.

What I'd like some opinions on is the following:

How appropriate would a semi-hollow guitar be for the styles of guitar I've stated I play (indie rock, alt rock and maybe a bit of funk)?

Also, what is the Godin Multiac like? I know they have one in one of the stores I'll be going to and will be playing it there just because I'm intrigued but I'd like to know how it sounds when played with other people.
SteveHOC
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#44
Semi hollow should be just fine for those styles. Any in particular you're looking at? I've owned a few and enjoyed them all except for an Epiphone Dot I got a few years back and had major issues with after about two months.

If you can, check out a G&L Tribute ASAT Special semi hollow - very nice guitars for the money.
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Mephaphil
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#45
Semi hollow is fine for most styles. Lots of bands use them. Soundgarden use them, QOTSA use them and then Blink182 use them and countless jazz artists. I'd love a ES-355. I had a Thinking Tele that was quite cool, it was heavier than I expected though and it wasn't easy to swap the pickups out.

Overall, semi hollows are awesome.

Godins are good guitars. I guess you mean the semi hollow Jazz one? I haven't played it but a quick Google search shows one with a synth for around £1,100. I played a Godin LGXT yesterday and I may end up buying one!
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WhatAStoryMark
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#46
Quote by SteveHOC
Semi hollow should be just fine for those styles. Any in particular you're looking at? I've owned a few and enjoyed them all except for an Epiphone Dot I got a few years back and had major issues with after about two months.

If you can, check out a G&L Tribute ASAT Special semi hollow - very nice guitars for the money.


I was looking at the Casino and Sheraton, as well as the ES339 by Epiphone and the Ibanez AS93. What do you think of those guitars?

I'll have a look to see if I can get the G&L, I have to admit though, I haven't seen too many solid bodied ones in the UK yet, although my knowledge is far from comprehensive.

In the price range would the G&L be your tip? Which other guitars would you say are up there if I can't find one?
WhatAStoryMark
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#47
Quote by Mephaphil
Semi hollow is fine for most styles. Lots of bands use them. Soundgarden use them, QOTSA use them and then Blink182 use them and countless jazz artists. I'd love a ES-355. I had a Thinking Tele that was quite cool, it was heavier than I expected though and it wasn't easy to swap the pickups out.

Overall, semi hollows are awesome.

Godins are good guitars. I guess you mean the semi hollow Jazz one? I haven't played it but a quick Google search shows one with a synth for around £1,100. I played a Godin LGXT yesterday and I may end up buying one!


This is the one I mean:
http://www.gak.co.uk/en/godin-multiac-acs-slim-natural/25424?gclid=CMb-y_78mLcCFYXMtAodGmIAZw
I was just really interested in it, partly because I watched a video of a bloke play it beautifully and I really liked the sound he got out of it. I'm probably going to have a look at trying it, although it is slightly out of my budget right now I've got a couple of job interviews coming up and if I can get one of those then I should be able to make more sweet, sweet cash to spend on guitar goods.
Mephaphil
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#48
You don't get many G&L in mainstream shops, again it's normally part of the terms of having Fenders that you can't stock certain brands.

Epiphone Sheratons are solid guitars, as are many of the ES stuff.
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Mephaphil
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#49
That's not a semi hollow that's an electro acoustic. It looks pretty nice but it's not for indie rock etc unless you're doing acoustic sets.

It of interest, what amp for you have? That's a large part of anyone's sound.
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WhatAStoryMark
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#50
Quote by Mephaphil
That's not a semi hollow that's an electro acoustic. It looks pretty nice but it's not for indie rock etc unless you're doing acoustic sets.

It of interest, what amp for you have? That's a large part of anyone's sound.


Fair enough, a little bit embarrassing perhaps but we live and learn, eh?

I have a Traynor YCV50B and I really like it, to clarify it's not so much a case of me wanting to change my tone too much I would just like to own something different from a tele/strat given that they are, pretty much, all I've ever played.

That and I really like the looks of the semi-acoustics.
Mephaphil
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#51
Semi hollows, you mean?
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Mephaphil
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#53
I thought as much!

What amp do you have?
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WhatAStoryMark
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#54
Quote by Mephaphil
I thought as much!

What amp do you have?


A Traynor YCV50B.
Mephaphil
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#55
Oh sorry, I totally missed that.

Cool amp. stick around and post in the Les Paul thread, it doesn't matter if you don't have one, it's just our general chat thread.
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Dave_Mc
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#56
yeah semi-hollows seem to be used a fair bit in indie and the like. with low output pickups i imagine they'd work pretty well. so would a strat or tele, of course (or a solid body with humbuckers or p90s). it's really just a matter of trying as much as you can to see what you like, lol.
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zl1288
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#57
Quote by WhatAStoryMark
I was looking at the Casino and Sheraton, as well as the ES339 by Epiphone and the Ibanez AS93. What do you think of those guitars?

I'll have a look to see if I can get the G&L, I have to admit though, I haven't seen too many solid bodied ones in the UK yet, although my knowledge is far from comprehensive.

In the price range would the G&L be your tip? Which other guitars would you say are up there if I can't find one?

I have an AS83(pretty much the same as the 93) and I love it. Would work very well for your style of music and you can pick them up cheap used (at least in the US, I grabbed mine for around $200 ).
SteveHOC
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#58
Quote by WhatAStoryMark
I was looking at the Casino and Sheraton, as well as the ES339 by Epiphone and the Ibanez AS93. What do you think of those guitars?

I'll have a look to see if I can get the G&L, I have to admit though, I haven't seen too many solid bodied ones in the UK yet, although my knowledge is far from comprehensive.

In the price range would the G&L be your tip? Which other guitars would you say are up there if I can't find one?


Casinos are cool - fully hollow though. Sheratons... those are a long standing lust of mine, I have no idea why I don't own one! I own the Ibanez AM93 and recommend it, though I can't comment on the AS93.

I like the G&L, far more than others in the price range, unless you can snag a '69 Reissue Fender Tele.

Edit: I owned an Epiphone ES339, and while I liked it, I thought the coil split was useless and compared to my AM93, the overall quality wasn't as nice. I sold it due to the similarities to the AM93. I had considered dropping in P90's and doing away with the coil split, but ultimately decided that I didn't really feel like taking on all the hassle at the time. I would consider another 339, if only to make those changes, but I would suggest something else only due to the stark bang-for-buck contrast between the Ibanez and the Epiphone, with the Ibanez ultimately being of higher quality all around.
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bigblockelectra
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#59
Quote by Mephaphil
I have a Flashback x4 that I'm considering selling. If I sell that it would be for £150 boxed including postage. I just got a Deluxe Memory Man so I wonder if I need the Flashback. The X4 is a great delay pedal. You can do so much with it and it's definitely much much better than the normal one.


You had an X4 and bought a memoryman? Why?
Mephaphil
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#60
I still have it.

Because I wanted to try a real analogue delay and it sounds great and it's easier to use than the X4.

The x4 is great too but it's distracting, I spend enough time with my pedal board messing around with it. On this occasion I found hooking it up to the computer and messing around with the modulation a little tiring.

I can do very similar things with the deluxe memory man with the on board controls and it's analogue. It arguably sounds better too.

But on the other hand the x4 has infinite options and sounds great.

I guess I wanted to try both. I haven't made my mind up yet. I'm considering selling the x4 but I want to get used to the memory man to see if I like it better or not, I need a little time to decide you see.
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WhatAStoryMark
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#61
Quote by SteveHOC
Casinos are cool - fully hollow though.


How much of an impact does this have?
Is it really noticeable?
bigblockelectra
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#62
Quote by WhatAStoryMark
How much of an impact does this have?
Is it really noticeable?


Very noticeable. Go to guitarcenter and play even a cheap Ibanez artcore semi hollow.
SteveHOC
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#63
Quote by WhatAStoryMark
How much of an impact does this have?
Is it really noticeable?


It's definitely noticeable, though not a bad thing at all depending on your pedal rig and gain you tend to use. Check out the Epiphone Riviera with P90's if you want a semi-hollow with single coil tones. It's a nice in between for those of us not running clean all the time.
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