#1
I play a taylor and fender mex hss. I was thinking of picking up a gibson solid body. For a nice thick blues sound. How are the faded series? Are they junk or worth the $$. How is the sound quality?
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#3
I used to have one. The pickups are really only good for blues. They are very bassy and get muddy if you use too much distortion. The neck was not the same as the one on my friend's LP, but it was better than most of the necks on Epiphones that I've played.
#4
I would only buy one I could try out in the store first as they can be hit/miss. With that said, when you find a good one they can be REALLY good and are the rare case of a Gibson actually being worth the money.
#5
i have a faded flying v with three humbuckers. its a piece of crap.
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#6
My SG faded is awesome. They'll give you a great tone for blues, I'm sure. There are some really nice ones and some okay ones, so you'll just have to look.
#7
I have a 2007 Faded Flying V, it is just as good if not better than the standard issue imo. But like Chad said, its hit or miss with quality, so if you can, try a couple out first. I went through 3 of the same before deciding on the one i have.
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#8
what about the studios? Now what is better a 700 gib or a diff brand for 700?

the thing with trying them out is . about 400000 ppl tried them out before u and scratched them all up and etc and beat the hell out odf them and they still want full retail for them. This is common at GC .
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tascam dp4
80s rock, classic rock, classic metal
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#9
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what about the studios? Now what is better a 700 gib or a diff brand for 700?

the thing with trying them out is . about 400000 ppl tried them out before u and scratched them all up and etc and beat the hell out odf them and they still want full retail for them. This is common at GC .


That's true, but it's the only way to know for sure if you want the guitar. If it's really badly scratched, point it out to the GC employees and they'll lower the price. You're going to scratch it up, too, once you've played it a bit. If you buy one online, you'll have to just hope that it's right for you, which could end badly.
#10
^^ this
buying a faded online is a real gamble. And it may cost you 700$ so you better be lucky.
#11
well funny u say that cause i showed a guy a sg and it was badly scratched . And he still charged me full price.
My newest cover Rivers Of Babylon sublime style.

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Fender strat MiM
Cry Baby-GCB-95
Tone port ux2
tascam dp4
80s rock, classic rock, classic metal
#12
Quote by silly6-string
the thing with trying them out is . about 400000 ppl tried them out before u and scratched them all up and etc and beat the hell out odf them and they still want full retail for them. This is common at GC .


Not all of GC's stock is on the floor. If you are serious about buying you can have them pull stock from the back.
#13
I think that the thing with the fadeds is either you love them or you hate them really.

I also think you could find any faded model that would be suitable for a thick bluesy tone provided you try before you buy - they all sound and feel very different, and are entirely individual, so my advice would be don't settle for anything less than the one that sounds and feels best to you even if it wasn't the specific model you were looking for. i was looking for an SG but i'm glad i got my les paul.
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#14
Just use the neck p'up on the Fender. It gets nice and thick, and with a bit of reverb, you'll be in blues heaven.
#15
in my experience, fairly variable.
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