#2
Since when did slightly above crappy quality=the best.

Anyways get a used Ibanez SR800 (or used SR500 if your really poor)
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#4
My Uncle has a first act guitar for $1000. By far the nicest sounding and most playable guitar I've ever experienced. But it was custom made.
#5
wow what a scandal (the guitar I mean)
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#7
Contrary to popular belief, First Act is actually capable of pumping out decent guitars and basses. You just only ever see the ones if Walmart. Bass Player magazine did a review of one of the beastly First Act's, and I'll admit that I'm interested.
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#8
haha everytime i see "first act" i think of the brand of cigarettes "first one"... theyre about $1 a pack and make you cough after every single hit, haha!

anyway, my belief is any company can get in with a chinese guitar making factory and import guitars with their name stamped on them. therefore quality varies greatly, but gradually theyre getting better at making them with time.
#9
First Act is like Ibanez in the sense that they ***** out their name to every price level. Yes, they do make $100 plywood Wal Mart guitars, but they do have ~$1000 basses (like the Gibson RD copy) as well as custom shop guitars like John Mayer uses.
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#10
I agree with Fitz except with First Act there is no middle, just the two extremes. Walmart and boutique guitars and basses. Their high end ones are supposed to be awesome, but the low ends, well...lets say that if someone wanted to move onto a Squier starter, it would be a significant upgrade for a low end First Act owner.
#11
May I start off this post by saying that First Act is the Devil. They hire people with luthier licenses on dirt poor salary ($30,000 a year, in Boston.) and then take half of that to pay for the apartment you have to rent from them (no apartment, no job). They then force you to work 50+ hours a week, and if you're under they fire you.

I had a friend who worked there. And after 6 months getting a license they had him "building" (routing out templates) wooden toddler puzzles. And thats only the start, most of the time he was a janitor.

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First Act is like Ibanez in the sense that they ***** out their name to every price level. Yes, they do make $100 plywood Wal Mart guitars, but they do have ~$1000 basses (like the Gibson RD copy) as well as custom shop guitars like John Mayer uses.


Their $1000 instruments, from what I've been told are shoddily put together way below Gibson quality standards (which are the best factory standards for guitars, way better than Fenders. But fender still beats First Act). They're more comparable to Epiphone.

My friend didn't even get to enter the custom shop while he worked there. So I can't really comment on the quality.
#12
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Apperantly some of them are slightly above crappy quality



Excuse me, but wtf are you doing with my avatar?


and yes, as stated in the other thread the custom made ones are very good.
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#13
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Excuse me, but wtf are you doing with my avatar?


Sorry mate, but I got this off another website, so lets try and make homer more popular
#14
This is a choose your own adventure post:

Go to option one if you like symbols.
Go to option two if you perfer words.


Option One

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First Act < all


Fact


Fixed


Option two

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First Act > all


Fiction


Fixed
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#15
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Sorry mate, but I got this off another website, so lets try and make homer more popular



well then theres a Million other homer avatars out there for you to use.
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#16
^Well, did you make the avatar, flyingmarlin?

@elemenohpee: Can you back that up? Because it sounds both insane and illegal.
#17
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^Well, did you make the avatar, flyingmarlin?

@elemenohpee: Can you back that up? Because it sounds both insane and illegal.

I don't think he made it, he's had it for quite a while though, it still makes me laugh whenever I see it.

And I'd love to try out a high end First Act (sounds like a bit of an oxymoron to me) just to see what they're like.
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#18
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^Well, did you make the avatar, flyingmarlin?

@elemenohpee: Can you back that up? Because it sounds both insane and illegal.


Yes I can, I have a good friend who worked for First Act for almost 6 months, doing exactly what I said. Making toddler puzzles and being a janitor.

And because they are paying you salary (which means you can technically work however much you want) they pay you a set amount. Then they screw you over, because it's salary. Worst part is? It's completely legal, and it's insane.
#19
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It's completely legal, and it's insane.


Yes, sad but true. I've also know quite a few people who were certified as sound engineers who were paid poverty or NO wages while they allegedly paid their dues. Most don't even get near a mixing board and work pretty much as indentured gofers and if lucky, don't starve to death before they get a break. And in private industry, you are subject to "fire at will" which means they have the right to can your ass when they feel like it.

Yes, there are some protective laws against some of the practices, but while the law is on the employee's side, the fiscal requirements of a good lawyer often land on the employers side.
#20
Quote by Pikka Bird
^Well, did you make the avatar, flyingmarlin?

@elemenohpee: Can you back that up? Because it sounds both insane and illegal.



Well its my symbol around here, people know the avatar, i have had it for almost a year.


But meh, its only an avatar
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#21
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May I start off this post by saying that First Act is the Devil. They hire people with luthier licenses on dirt poor salary ($30,000 a year, in Boston.) and then take half of that to pay for the apartment you have to rent from them (no apartment, no job). They then force you to work 50+ hours a week, and if you're under they fire you.

I had a friend who worked there. And after 6 months getting a license they had him "building" (routing out templates) wooden toddler puzzles. And thats only the start, most of the time he was a janitor.


Their $1000 instruments, from what I've been told are shoddily put together way below Gibson quality standards (which are the best factory standards for guitars, way better than Fenders. But fender still beats First Act). They're more comparable to Epiphone.

My friend didn't even get to enter the custom shop while he worked there. So I can't really comment on the quality.

Gibsons quality control is better than Fenders for basses? In the world of guitar, it is opposite. I guess you learn something new everyday...
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#22
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Gibsons quality control is better than Fenders for basses? In the world of guitar, it is opposite. I guess you learn something new everyday...


I think he meant it as in Gibson guitar standards are good. For bass they fail most bodaciously.

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#23
i dont know if anybody said it yet ( im not going to read it all) but the lower end first acts are made byintern luthiers, but the higher end ones are made by experts. yeah, the lola guitar is the nicest ive ever played.
i dont know about basses though, i can only find 1 on their site (and its a piece, my friend has one)
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#24
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i dont know if anybody said it yet ( im not going to read it all) but the lower end first acts are made byintern luthiers, but the higher end ones are made by experts. yeah, the lola guitar is the nicest ive ever played.
i dont know about basses though, i can only find 1 on their site (and its a piece, my friend has one)


Wrong. Intern Luthiers don't make guitars at all, they make things completely unrelated to guitars. Like Toddler Puzzles. First Act is the lose all over.