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#1
Is there a group for owners/lovers of Semi-hollows and Full Hollow bodied electric guitars? If there is I'll delete this, if there ain't I'll start one. So those who love these guitars, come and post.


http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/hollowguitarlovers/

Here's the link to the group. If you play and/or love semi hollows and full hollows, join up.
Last edited by imgooley at Jun 11, 2008,
#3
Count me in, unless there already is one. Then I'll join that one. Semi's/Hollows are the sh-t man.
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#4



I wanted this semi-for a hot second but I'm pretty much in the Gretsch or Es335 Hollow body stlye of guitar.

It does play nice though.
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Gretsch 5120 Anniversary Ed.
Ibanez Artcore AS73
Mann 2350CS (Les Paul Copy)
Epiphone SG Special
Fender Squier Bullet
Boss OS-2
Vox Valvetronix AD30VT 30w
Line 6 Spider III 15W (Hey, I jam in my living room...)
#5
i always wanted a white/black falcon. also an es-339.

i have a question. do they feedback alot? i heard they're quite susceptible
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#7
Quote by marktuazon
i always wanted a white/black falcon. also an es-339.

i have a question. do they feedback alot? i heard they're quite susceptible

It really depends. If it has P-90's it will feed back a lot. Humbuckers, less so. Full Hollows have a tendency to wail when played with high gain, but if you're buying a full hollow, you aren't likely to play high gain stuff most of the time.

I could be mistaken, but I think the size of the guitar also has to do with feed back issues.
#8
Quote by imgooley
It really depends. If it has P-90's it will feed back a lot. Humbuckers, less so. Full Hollows have a tendency to wail when played with high gain, but if you're buying a full hollow, you aren't likely to play high gain stuff most of the time.

I could be mistaken, but I think the size of the guitar also has to do with feed back issues.



If I'm not mistaken the Gibson "Lucille's" have very little to no feedback but that's because they don't have F-holes.
GEAR:

Gretsch 5120 Anniversary Ed.
Ibanez Artcore AS73
Mann 2350CS (Les Paul Copy)
Epiphone SG Special
Fender Squier Bullet
Boss OS-2
Vox Valvetronix AD30VT 30w
Line 6 Spider III 15W (Hey, I jam in my living room...)
#9
Quote by Dav23
If I'm not mistaken the Gibson "Lucille's" have very little to no feedback but that's because they don't have F-holes.

That too
#11
I own an '83 Ibanez AM-50 and a modified '04 AM-77 and I love them both. The AM-50 I will never part with. Never had any problems with feedback on either. Pics in my profile.
#12
Hey guys.

I've been looking to get a semi-hollow lately. I was originally looking for a Blueshawk... until I found out that it'd set me back about a thousand dollars. So now I've turned my eye to 335 style guitars, anyone have any reccomendations?

I've had my eye on Hagstom Vikings for a while, but it turns out that I'd need to get one used or blem'd in order for it to be in my budget (And even then it's stretching it a bit).

Budget tops out around $400 Canadian, and I mostly play blues but actively practice shred techniques. I'm still trying to get my style down do a fair bit of my playing just chilling out on the couch, so feel is just as - if not more - important than plugged in sound.

EDIT: Forgot to say that it'll be pretty hard to play most of the lesser known brands, as where I live isn't especially guitarist-friendly.
Last edited by Sir Anonymous at Jun 11, 2008,
#13
I don't know how good you can get one for 400 canuck dollars, but the DOT studio is around that range. I haven't played a Viking, so I can't say anything about that.

I would say look into a DOT studio, a used Sheraton II (Both Epiphone, with humbuckers), a used Casino (P-90's), and an Ibanez AS73 and maybe an AS93.
#14
Quote by imgooley
and an Ibanez AS73 and maybe an AS93.

If you can afford the difference, go for the AS93 over the 73. In addition to the cosmetic touches, the deluxe models have a nicer feeling neck.
#15
Quote by Jason43
If you can afford the difference, go for the AS93 over the 73. In addition to the cosmetic touches, the deluxe models have a nicer feeling neck.

Totally agreed. That's why I use my Ibanez primarily for slide guitar The only reason why I got it so cheap, though, is because it was used.
#16
To the guy who's looking for an archtop, I'd say the Dot Studio.

I've got one myself, and I actually rather love it. Very well built for a Chinese-made guitar, even if the the electronics are a little shoddy. It should definitely suit you well.
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Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
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-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#17
whats all the differences between hollow and semi hollow, other the the sustain?
#18
Quote by Shreddar003
whats all the differences between hollow and semi hollow, other the the sustain?

A semi hollow guitar has a solid block in it, usually right under the pickups. Next time you see a semi hollow guitar, look inside the F hole and you'll see a solid block of wood there.
#19
Yep. Semi-hollows sustain better, because there's more to the guitar to vibrate. They also resist hollowbody feedback, due to the lesser acoustic resonance.
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#20
Quote by Wulver
Yep. Semi-hollows sustain better, because there's more to the guitar to vibrate. They also resist hollowbody feedback, due to the lesser acoustic resonance.

True story. That's why Ted Nugent could get away with moderately high gain while using a ES-175.

Am I right in saying that the size of the guitar has to do with the amount of feedback it's prone to as well?

Like for instance, take a Schecter CSH-1. It's the shape and size of a C-1, and it hardly feeds back at all. But then you have a Casino that will feed back like a motherf*cker.
#21
Quote by imgooley
True story. That's why Ted Nugent could get away with moderately high gain while using a ES-175.

Am I right in saying that the size of the guitar has to do with the amount of feedback it's prone to as well?

Like for instance, take a Schecter CSH-1. It's the shape and size of a C-1, and it hardly feeds back at all. But then you have a Casino that will feed back like a motherf*cker.


I do know the size of it affects the tone of the feedback. A Casino howls, while something like a ES-175 will roar.

And the ES-175 is a full hollow, to the best of my knowledge....
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#22
Quote by Wulver
I do know the size of it affects the tone of the feedback. A Casino howls, while something like a ES-175 will roar.

And the ES-175 is a full hollow, to the best of my knowledge....

Dammit, I always confuse the 175 with the 135(which does have a sustain block in it.)

The Casino is also a full hollow (didn't know that until I looked it up), so that was a very poor comparison.

I'm thinking a comparison of a ES-335 vs an Epiphone Alleykat in terms of feedback, now. The ES-335 will feedback more because it has a larger cavity, right?
#23
Well, I'd imagine so, but a ES-335 won't feedback much in the first place. I know my Dot Studio hardly does.

EDIT: and I post this at 3:35 in the morning. odd...
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#24
Quote by Wulver
Well, I'd imagine so, but a ES-335 won't feedback much in the first place. I know my Dot Studio hardly does.

EDIT: and I post this at 3:35 in the morning. odd...

Lulz at the time coincidence.

I regularly play metal on my AXD82P. I use the High Gain channels on my amp with it regularly as well. It can definitely handle reasonably high gain.
#27
^Those Dot studios are great guitars, especially for the price. Much better than you'd expect for 250 bucks.

I'm lookin to get an Epi Wildkat as my next guitar. Either that or a resonator.
#30
Quote by blood8815
are they good for metal?

^ Could you? Yes

Should you? Probably not.

You can get it to work, but it's more of a hassle than it's worth.

Also, I own an Ibanez AS103BM. You can check it out by clicking on it in my sig. That thread actually had to be locked because people wouldn't stop necroposting about good it looked...
#33
Quote by barefootboy
I'll toss my hat into the ring of the users and abusers of hollow and semi-hollow bodied guitars. I have an Epi studio dot. It's not the gretsch white falcon or setzer hot rod that I would like. But it is mine and will do for the moment.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/5/2/0/3/520390/pics/_c330144_image_0.jpg



You stole my guitar you bastard!




Joking, of course. Glad to see another who appreciates the Dot Studio. Kinda odd they call it that, there's really no "dots" on the studio version...

But, yeah, do you plan on keeping it stock?
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#34
Quote by T!AN
^ Burled Maple, but yes.

Well, the color is a nice walnut color, which is what I was referring to. Either way, it's still a beauty.
#38
Quote by Jimmy94






Is that really what those new Hagstroms look like?! that's freakin' beautiful, man. Overall, how is it?

I've been GASing over another Hagstrom, the Deluxe F. You might be interested in it, imgooley, it's somewhat similar to the Blueshawk: http://www.guitarpoint.de/shop/files/hs_deluxe2f_cbk.jpg
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#39
Quote by imgooley
You still have pics of that Blues Hawk you used to have, Jimmy?


Nah, I sold it to buy the hagstrom. The blueshawk was very nice, but it just didn't feel right for me... figured I'd let someone who would appreciate it more have it. I still have pics of it though! Memories...




Wulver: I love my viking. The finish is gorgeous, the sound is perfect for jazz (fat, warm, smooth,) and it handles distortion very well. Cranking it through a tube amp gets a great creamy sound that works for blues rock and psychedlic stuff. Easy to get cool sustained feedback with it also A+ highly recommended would buy again
Last edited by Jimmy94 at Jun 14, 2008,
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