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#1
I traded my backup axe - a Gibson Les Paul Classic tobacco burst - for a much more versatile guitar. And its not only more versatile, its playability is thanks to its oiled neck way better than the sticky nitro neck of the gibson. It doesnt have the typical LP roar, but it's great for metal, hard rock, rock, blues, jazz, pop, indie, you name it. This is without any doubt the most versatile guitar i've EVER seen/played. Because of its 5 way switch, which let you switch not only the pickups but also splits the coils, and the tone control, it can do ANY kind of music.
I present you: The Music Man Axis SS (a.k.a Music Man ASS hehe)

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And here a last pic with my main guitar: the Jackson SL2H
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#2
This is some hot guitar porn.

You have excellent taste, my friend.
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i'd have kept the les paul myself, but if it suits you then great.
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#6
those guitars are godly, whenever i go to GC i always play those kind first, and its always the same one. Its just like yours except its in a goldish color, but they same style finish. They look like Eddie Van Halen's guitars he uses nowadays, although i liked his old ones better (frankenstrats. )

Anyways, Congrats on your new guitar. Good choice...
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#7
Quote by mon_the_fraser
Im sorry to tell you this but a musicman is a good charlotte guitar.

#8
Nice to see a beautiful Aquamarine creature.

Quote by mon_the_fraser
Im sorry to tell you this but a musicman is a good charlotte guitar.


Whenever I see these guitars, I think of the fashion wh0re kids with the plugs that they use on the musicman adverts.

Doesn't that Steve Lukather use something like this? He's not a fashion wh0re kid.
#9
I'm more of a Gibson/Epiphone guy, but even I can admit that's a nice Jackson. Simple, stylish guitars are the best.
#10
Quote by mon_the_fraser
Im sorry to tell you this but a musicman is a good charlotte guitar.


Tell that to John Petrucci.
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#11
I absolutly love your jackson, thats my dream guitar tbh.

I'm sure the music man sounds godly too, but somehow the shape doesn't appeal to me that much.
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Quote by mon_the_fraser
Im sorry to tell you this but a musicman is a good charlotte guitar.

Than thats about the only good taste they have!

Quote by guitarplaya322
They look like Eddie Van Halen's guitars he uses nowadays, although i liked his old ones better (frankenstrats. )

They dont only look like EVH's guitar, it IS EVH's guitar. But he uses the version without the tone control and with a FR instead of a normal trem, and with the 3 way switch (so without the coilsplits).

Quote by BrianApocalypse

Doesn't that Steve Lukather use something like this? He's not a fashion wh0re kid.

Yes, but he has his own signature guitar: the music man Luke, just like John Petrucci has the petrucci sig Music Man.

Quote by Shredx
I absolutly love your jackson, thats my dream guitar tbh.

I'm sure the music man sounds godly too, but somehow the shape doesn't appeal to me that much.

The music man is more versatile, but the Jackson still sounds alot better for rock, hardrock and metal. And it hasnt got those god damn cheap Fender-plastic knobs/switch.
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Super sport is cool but I prefer the original Axis better :P For me without Floyd it's not really a Musicman Axis, you know. It just stuck with me.
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#15
^i understand your point, but i already have the SL2H that has a floyd, so i dont really need another one, and the SS is way more versatile than the normal version.
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Very niiice, I prefer the Silo shaoe though.
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#18
Quote by mon_the_fraser
Im sorry to tell you this but a musicman is a good charlotte guitar.

I'm sorry to tell you EVH designed the Axis

Anyway, congrats! that is a killer color too. But... where is the Floyd?
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Quote by CJRocker
I'm sorry to tell you EVH designed the Axis

Anyway, congrats! that is a killer color too. But... where is the Floyd?

I think only the EVH sig had Floyds.
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#20
Looks great.

I've always had a thing for EBMM and that blue finish looks amazing.


One day I'll have a JP, but until that day, I'll have to do with the modest rig I have now...

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I think only the EVH sig had Floyds.


The Axis has a floyd, too.
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Quote by aznrockerdude
I think only the EVH sig had Floyds.

It actually became the Axis though after he left EB... but he did do the shape. EB added the SS I think as a lower end model. Not that anything they make is low end!

I also recall one of the SS's having a piezo bridge.
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Quote by CJRocker
It actually became the Axis though after he left EB... but he did do the shape. EB added the SS I think as a lower end model. Not that anything they make is low end!

I also recall one of the SS's having a piezo bridge.



Yup.

They can have a Piezo/HH configuration.
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#23
The LP would more suit my playing, but you've made a great choice. It's nice to see someone decide logically about their guitar choice and get a great quality axe.

So when can we expect sound files and video clips?
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#24
My friend has the same guitar but in natural finish. Its awesome.
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#25
Quote by CJRocker
It actually became the Axis though after he left EB... but he did do the shape. EB added the SS I think as a lower end model. Not that anything they make is low end!

I also recall one of the SS's having a piezo bridge.

Not that i want to defend my axe, but what do you mean lower end? i see it this way:
SS pro's:
- Humcanceling coilsplitted wiring with 5 way switch
- tone control
- stable trem
SS cons:
- trem is not a floyd, so no higher pitching there.

Axis pro's:
- floyd
Axis cons:
- Only HH possible (no coilplits, no 5 way switch)
- no tone control.

Apart from these things, those guitars are identical. So i ask myself, why lower end? Because there is no FR? I have already a guitar with FR, and thats not a good thing for every kind of music (certainly not if you have to play alot of double stops).
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I said lower end because the sticker at ones I've seen at shows are less by a couple hundred due to a lack of a Floyd. A Floyd makes it more expensive. A guitar that costs less is on the "lower end" of the price specturm. I also have a book that says it was made to cost a bit less than the normal Axis to appeal to people who are a couple hundred short. I think you read a little too deeply into what I said...
#27
^ok, i understand that. Pure based on price, it is indeed lower end. But it only is a 100-200$ different, and on a +2000$ axe, that doesnt really matter. But i see your point.
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Quote by CJRocker
I said lower end because the sticker at ones I've seen at shows are less by a couple hundred due to a lack of a Floyd. A Floyd makes it more expensive. A guitar that costs less is on the "lower end" of the price specturm. I also have a book that says it was made to cost a bit less than the normal Axis to appeal to people who are a couple hundred short. I think you read a little too deeply into what I said...

I don't mean to nitpick, but a couple hundred on a $2000 guitar isn't changing its position on the price spectrum by anything considerable---and, although some book may claim it, I find it very hard to believe that this guitar was marketed to people "who are a couple hundred short" When you're in the market for a $2000 guitar, your decision is based on specs and not the fact that one guitar is marginally cheaper.

With that said, the book may have been referring to the line of Axis Super Sport guitars (I honestly don't know all the differences between this particular Axis SS and the more expensive Axis SS) that I have seen which cost about $1000 less than the more expensive Axis SS and Axis guitars. If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be interested to know.

EDIT: I'm talking about the following guitars (apparently both the Axis SS and the Axis have cheaper versions):
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-Axis-SuperSport-HH-Electric-Guitar?sku=515554
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-Axis-Electric-Guitar?sku=515551

In comparison to the higher price of this Axis SS (and I'm guessing other high end Axis models): http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-Ball-Family-Reserve-Koa-Axis-Super-Sport-Electric-Guitar-with-Tremolo?sku=514224&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=84590931

Unless of course, I'm actually just looking at an extremely high end Axis SS, and the models we have been discussing are actually the ~1500 dollar models. If that's the case, though, then the price difference between the Axis SS and the Axis is only about $50--which is miniscule.
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Quote by FourSticks17

In comparison to the higher price of this Axis SS (and I'm guessing other high end Axis models): http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-Ball-Family-Reserve-Koa-Axis-Super-Sport-Electric-Guitar-with-Tremolo?sku=514224&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=84590931

Unless of course, I'm actually just looking at an extremely high end Axis SS, and the models we have been discussing are actually the ~1500 dollar models. If that's the case, though, then the price difference between the Axis SS and the Axis is only about $50--which is miniscule.



The expensive one is a Ball Family Reserve.

BFR guitars are essentially near-custom shop versions of their existing models.

EBMM:

"Ball Family Reserve is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship which features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare heritage pieces will be offered in limited runs and allow us to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists."
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Quote by Bonsaischaap
The expensive one is a Ball Family Reserve.

BFR guitars are essentially near-custom shop versions of their existing models.

EBMM:

"Ball Family Reserve is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship which features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare heritage pieces will be offered in limited runs and allow us to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists."

Thanks; that explains it.

With that being the case, though, isn't the price difference between the Axis SS and the Axis virtually the same...? (~50 bucks difference)
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#33
One the show I've been to had several from the same dealer. The normal Axis ran from $1600 to $1800, while the SS ran $1300 to $1500. Other shows have the variances between $50 to $350. The trim difference between the stock version of the car and the luxury one may only be $100, but it still makes the luxury one top of the line and the stock one the lower end model. And just for reference, you need to get a bit firmer grip on reality if you think $200 or so does not make or break a guitar decision no matter the price. And I was paraphrasing a book I have. Christ you people have OCD about these things...
#36
I dont particularly like the shape, but I have to admit it's nice....just a little bit lighter than my guitar

I LOVE green Jackson though

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#37
Shiiiiit

That shouldn't be your backup, it should be your main guitar.

it's gorgeous bro!
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#38
great guitar bro! congrats on an great trade!
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#39
Quote by CJRocker
One the show I've been to had several from the same dealer. The normal Axis ran from $1600 to $1800, while the SS ran $1300 to $1500. Other shows have the variances between $50 to $350. The trim difference between the stock version of the car and the luxury one may only be $100, but it still makes the luxury one top of the line and the stock one the lower end model. And just for reference, you need to get a bit firmer grip on reality if you think $200 or so does not make or break a guitar decision no matter the price. And I was paraphrasing a book I have. Christ you people have OCD about these things...

Woah woah, chill out buddy. We're just talking about guitars; the fate of the world isn't on the line here.

As far as your analogy, though, I find it hard to believe that any car company will delineate between their "stock" model and a "luxury" model based on a $100 or even $200 price difference (although, yes, a 10% difference--which is what we're talking about here--is a reasonable estimate). With that said, though, a car purchase and a guitar purchase are generally (and there are always exceptions based on specific lifestyles and needs) very different purchases, and while $2000 off a $20,000 car will certainly make a big difference for people, I simply don't believe its unrealistic to assume (and come on, we don't need to get snippy: "you need to get a firmer grip on reality") that someone who is in the market for a $2000 guitar may put greater weight on specs than a $200 price difference.

Of course, we could continue to argue relative prices between guitars and motor vehicles all day, but at the very least, it is safe to say that my line of thinking is at least reasonable enough that we don't need to question my grip on reality (trust me; I'm not so rich I've detached myself from our current economic situation--in fact, I'm not rich at all), and stats and figures aside, I really feel like it is probably closer to the truth.

And yes, I knew you were paraphrasing a book---I even made sure to make note of that so you wouldn't think I was attacking you; I was just disagreeing with the book, which I still do.
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#40
Hmmm, I think it would look better with those mounting ring things around the pickups... but if you like it, than good for you!
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