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#81
i'm just not a fan of the bb pros.

bb1 & bb2 i like but that's about it. i know there are only subtle differences in construction but the pros sound more scooped and modern in comparison. to me anyway.

i'm a big fan of skatterbranes, i've tried a few of his pups now and i'm not disappointed by any of them.

as far as sounding like duane? it's pretty debatable but by 61 gibson pups were still not very consistent. alnico II and V magnets and no real set number of winds.

i'd say an earthbrane or a yangbrane would suit that style well. not sure if they would hit "duane" spot on but they'd be close enough to blame the amp if they didn't.

edit: hey we're talking about pups to go into a G&L. no harm there.
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#82
The Yangbrane was what I was leaning towards when it came to the demos. We'll see. I might just fall in love with the Gagon in there.
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#84
Holiday delays. Just shipped via FedEx express today. 4-5 business days. It's gonna be a long week.
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#86
January 2nd is the projected arrival date of my new Bluesboy!
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#88
Yup. G&L Tribute ASAT HB. Discontinued model as of last year. Almost bought one of the hardtail versions instead of my Special. Here are some specs.


-Pickups: 2 overwound Alnico V humbuckers
-Body Wood: Basswood
-Neck Wood: Slim profile Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
-Neck Radius: 13.75”
-Neck Width at Nut: 1 5/8" (41.3mm)
-Tuning Keys: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
-Bridge: Floyd Rose Special locking tremolo
-Controls: 3 position pickup selector, 1-Volume and 1-Tone w/ Push/Pull to split coils of both humbuckers


I've only played one before, so I can't speak to the series. The one I played had a VERY fast neck, though. I see it as G&L's answer to Ibanez fanboys. I would swap the pups for some Dimazios or something. $220 is a STEAL for that!
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#89
I need to get some money so I can hunt down a tribute Bluesboy. I can't seem to find any used ones that are cheaper than GC's new price.
#90
Ugh, now Fed Ex says estimated delivery of Thursday. I ordered this guitar on the 23rd. It's nearing the two week mark soon.
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#91
Quote by JustRooster
Ugh, now Fed Ex says estimated delivery of Thursday. I ordered this guitar on the 23rd. It's nearing the two week mark soon.

try ordering direct from japan and have it sit in US Customs for 2 weeks.

i feel your pain.
#92
Still waiting for that Jerry Cantrell Superhawk. I don't get what's taking them so long, aren't they just twim humbucker versions of the Rampage?

Also, what's the difference between the Superhawk and the F-100? They both look the same? I know the Superhawk is likely to have a Kahler (although I've seen the 'test' model with a saddle lock bridge)

I hope they bring out an F-100 tribute
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#94
I'm looking at getting a USA G&L ASAT Classic. Trouble is, I'm left handed and since its damn near impossible to find any that are close to me. I'm not really sure whether to get a Classic or a Classic Bluesboy, and then whether to get a semi-hollow or solid. Can anyone enlighten me on the tonal differences?

I know I want to probably go with a swamp ash body and a flatsawn hard rock maple neck with an MFD in the bridge. I play a lot of garage rock type music like the strokes, the hives, the black keys, the white stripes and some older stuff like the beatles, jimi hendrix. I have an Gibson SG with P90s, a les paul and an orange ad30 if any of this info helps.
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#95
I think the best description for the MFD's is that they're incredibly Transparent. You can really, really hear the resonance of the guitar. It's odd, you can almost feel the sound of the wood coming through the amp if you're playing through some warm tubes, or at least I can. I've never experienced that with another set of pickups.

The semi-hollow has more 'air' to it. Don't know how to describe it.

Although for the bands you've listed, I wouldn't get a Classic, I'd get a Special. Here's my ASAT Special Deluxe in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJFjkrP-Rk

The Special takes to distortion very well. It get a very J Mascis sound out of mine. They're very different sounding from P90's, that's for sure.

However, if you've your hard set on the Classic, I'd say it depends on what you like. I notice that the fretboard on my Bluesboy feels much flatter than my Special. My Special feels much like all the Classics I've played. If you're used to a curvy fretboard, you'll probably be more comfortable on the Classic.

The other advantage to the Classic is that you can get Butterscotch Blonde. Mmmmmm.
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#96
^ nice vid

been thinking on and off about a g&l for a while.
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^^thanks for the info. I feel that the Special sounds too much like my SG w/ P90s. Especially since I'm using an Orange AD30 which is pretty dark, I'm trying to get some brighter sounds out of it. And as I've been reading, alder and swamp ash are pretty much the sound the same. I was looking between these two guitars:

http://www.adirondackguitar.com/lefty/g_l/12/alder.htm

http://www.adirondackguitar.com/lefty/g_l/12/asat_bluesboy_cb.htm

I'm still torn between whether or nor not I should go semi hollow or solid and then if the humbucker in the neck is what I want. I do really play much clean neck tones, and if I do, I try to like them to not be overly chunky and bassy.
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#98
I would personally choose the Classic... but I already have a Bluesboy AND a Special, so I'm bias. For you, you'd probably be happier with the Bluesboy. It already seems like you have your mind made up on it, you're just looking for someone to agree with you and make it easier to buy I think.
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#99
nice video rooster.

it sounded a bit bright but it's probably the recording. anytime i record anything it never sounded like it did in the room when i played it. it's almost always brighter.

what amp were you using? the fender you had off the floor facing you?
#100
I'm GASing hard for a G&L Asat. I've never had a Tele, and it sounds like a lot of people on UG who own Asats prefer them to Telecasters. Is there some reason why? Is it because the quality is a lot higher than what you find in similarly-priced telecasters from Fender?

One thing that makes me sad is that Asats in my area are pretty expensive. GC sells the bluesboy tribute new for about $470, and the cheapest used Tribute asats I've seen are $400. Within that price range, there's also the option of something like a used Carvin with the tele body. Would I be better off holding out for a Carvin? In terms of sound, I'm looking for classic rock crunch and british blues tones. I'm also looking at amps for that, but this is the G&L thread, so I figured I'd ask about the Asats here.
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Quote by gregs1020
nice video rooster.

it sounded a bit bright but it's probably the recording. anytime i record anything it never sounded like it did in the room when i played it. it's almost always brighter.

what amp were you using? the fender you had off the floor facing you?


Yup. 40W Hot Rod Deluxe. I've since retubed it since that video.


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I'm GASing hard for a G&L Asat. I've never had a Tele, and it sounds like a lot of people on UG who own Asats prefer them to Telecasters. Is there some reason why? Is it because the quality is a lot higher than what you find in similarly-priced telecasters from Fender?

One thing that makes me sad is that Asats in my area are pretty expensive. GC sells the bluesboy tribute new for about $470, and the cheapest used Tribute asats I've seen are $400. Within that price range, there's also the option of something like a used Carvin with the tele body. Would I be better off holding out for a Carvin? In terms of sound, I'm looking for classic rock crunch and british blues tones. I'm also looking at amps for that, but this is the G&L thread, so I figured I'd ask about the Asats here.



To me, generally, the ASATs feel more solid and durable. Plenty of teles play better than plenty of ASATs, and plenty of ASATs play better than plenty of teles. I just find that the build seems much more capable of taking a few knocks on the road with G&L.

That said, I definitely feel that my ASAT Special is one of the best Tele-style guitars I've ever played. I got a gem, though, mine is not the average you get with a G&L tribute.

The MFD pickups, however, are straight up awesome. I definitely like them better than just about all the Fender factory tele pickups. Another thing with the Tribute series is that the Electronics are all the same as their USA counterparts. The only difference, really, is in the quality of the wood, since the Indonesian factory still hand-sands and uses the PLEK machine. I've played more than a handful of G&L's and can't remember finding a dead fret.


...oh who am I kidding here, trying to sound fair and objective. Yes, G&L is better. In my opinion, a lot better.
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#103
Thanks Rooster. I forgot to ask how the bolt-on piece is on the Asats. Is there some kind of tilt or contouring on it? I've had cheap bolt-on guitars, and found I absolutely hated playing them past about the 12th fret because the bolt piece was so clunky, fat and sometimes even sharp. I know a Tele isn't really a "shred" guitar, but I'd still like something that isn't too hard to play up high on the frets. I usually go for set necks or an all-access neck joint, but it doesn't look like Tributes have that option available.
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samuraigoomba, there are MIK Fender Strats and Teles with set necks ... so comfortable.

i've been tempted by a couple of those recently. they seem to sell for $300-350.

its hard to go wrong at that price point really.
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#107
I wish I had a dime for every time Ippon used the 'cheers' icon. NGD threads alone would pay my rent.
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#109
I think my Carved Top Special is turning me into a Les Paul guy. I find myself gravitating towards more full-bodied guitars with solid necks. I'm definitely playing a lot more Gibsons at the guitar store than I used to. I definitely like the sound of P90's, it's just too bad that there's nothing affordable with them and a carved top, haha.


EDIT: Nevermind. My local got the new G&L's in. Played the new MIA Legacies. I know what my next purchase will be.
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#110
Does anyone here have experience with the G&L Ascari Tribute? They are about $400 and I was curious about the p90s version of the Ascari.
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#113
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Sexy stuff.

i would have wiped off the fingerprints for the pic.

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#115
Hey G&L guys, our local Brick and Mortar has a Tribute Bluesboy in the transparent orange for $425 (US if that matters). I'm really intrigued about a semi-hollow, and I was wondering if that is a good/great/ or unheard of price for that guitar
#116
That's the average price. Definitely go play it. The neck is really polarizing. Most people either love it or hate it.
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#117
I heard the neck was a lot like a contemporary strat. I have pretty small hands, so the bat style tele is not for me. I am wondering about the finish though, I thought that satin style finishes were sticky if your hands got warm (like outside gigs in the summer)
#118
Yeah, that price is nothing special. Unfortunately, I don't see tributes in my area really go any cheaper than $400 unless it's a Legacy in a really boring strat color.