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#1
I'm looking at buying an explorer type guitar, preferably between 300 and 400 dollars. This is going to be AFTER I buy a new amp (Peavey Vypyr 30w) so I dont need suggestions for that. If I can find a buyer, I will be selling my Jackson for 250 (topic in Gear Ads) and will be adding money to that from work/christmas. The epiphone goth explorer on GC looks nice, as does the Jackson Kelly, but does anyone have a different suggestion?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#4
try to find an agile ghost. in your price range and in my opinion, better than my gibson explorer.
#6
Im liking the LTD, but I only found a left handed Ghost.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#7
Now, between EX50 and EXx260. I like the coil tapping on the 260, but I would be guitarless for longer. With the EX50, I could order it right after I sell the jackson.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#9
the Ex50 isn't a very good buy. cheap wood, cheap electronics and so-so quality. The Fx260 is a better buy in the long run, trust me.
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#10
fx is mahogan = WAY BETTER than cheap agathis or basswood
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#11
Quote by isan
fx is mahogan = WAY BETTER than cheap agathis or basswood

nah, good basswood beats cheap mahogny

but I see your point
Brigadier of the 7-string legion. 7>6

Fender Telecaster
Schecter Damien 7
Engl Fireball
#13
I've just bought an Epiphone Goth Explorer.... but haven't got it yet (hurry up Thomann!!!)

I guess it's a decent axe.... I just bought it for the fun of it, because I've always wanted an Explorer


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#14
Epiphone Explorer is actually a great guitar for the price. really smooth neck and nice tone after a pup change. I owned one, but it only had 6 strings, so I had to let it go
Brigadier of the 7-string legion. 7>6

Fender Telecaster
Schecter Damien 7
Engl Fireball
#15
hey i am interested in the ghosts also and they said that the RH ghosts should be back in stock by christmas
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#16
I'm thinking of going with the EX-260. I like the idea of a set neck, and especially the built in coil tap. So. Once (if) I sell my guitar, that means i should have the guitar sometime in December.
Anyone know where I can try these out? Does GC carry them?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#17
Get the FX-260 instead if you're going to get that.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#18
I dont like the natural finish...
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#19
then I suggest the Ex260
Brigadier of the 7-string legion. 7>6

Fender Telecaster
Schecter Damien 7
Engl Fireball
#20
Thats what I said originally ^_^
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#21
haha, oops
Brigadier of the 7-string legion. 7>6

Fender Telecaster
Schecter Damien 7
Engl Fireball
#23
No no no agathis is bad mahogany is good.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#24
GC doesn't sell ESP/LTD guitars but sam ash does
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#25
Is sam ash online only? I couldnt find a store locater with a cursory view.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#27
Sam ash online only? I want to play it before I buy it.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#29
I've already said I dont like the natural finish. And nobody has answered my Sam Ash question yet.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#31
D: The closest one is 100+ miles away.
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#33
Quote by saphrax
I'm looking at the LTD FX-400SM at the moment. Probably out of your price range, but its teh sex!



Howcome this one's wood looks infinitely better than the one on all the websites? The wood is a much softer colour in your pic

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#34
Have you looked into the 79' Series from Dean yet? If you can stretch your budget a little bit more, you can pick up a 79' Series Z for $469.99. These are better players than the Gibson Explorers. They come in Black, White, Trans Braziliaburst, and Cherryburst

24.75" Gibson Scale, Grover tuners, Mahogany body, set neck, bound body, and the transparent finishes have a Flamed Maple top



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#36
Quote by Flux'D
Have you looked into the 79' Series from Dean yet? If you can stretch your budget a little bit more, you can pick up a 79' Series Z for $469.99. These are better players than the Gibson Explorers. They come in Black, White, Trans Braziliaburst, and Cherryburst

24.75" Gibson Scale, Grover tuners, Mahogany body, set neck, bound body, and the transparent finishes have a Flamed Maple top





Like i said earlier.
If you don't want to pay extra, get the regular Z series.
The Dean ZX is only $200 and i think it plays better than a Gibson Explorer.
#37
Quote by TatarSalad2
Like i said earlier.
If you don't want to pay extra, get the regular Z series.
The Dean ZX is only $200 and i think it plays better than a Gibson Explorer.

*cough, cough. Or get the superior, hand made Czech model for the same price :P
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Last edited by ianae86 at Oct 16, 2008,
#38
Hamer has some very nice explorer-shaped guitars. They are slightly over $400, but are probably better than the Epi and the Dean. They are alot like the Deans, but have a normal tailpiece and a hockey stick-style headstock. Im probably gonna get one, b/c the Epi Goth one has only the 12th fret marked. If it had roman numerals all thru the first 12, I would love it.
#39
Quote by qotsa1998
Hamer has some very nice explorer-shaped guitars. They are slightly over $400, but are probably better than the Epi and the Dean. They are alot like the Deans, but have a normal tailpiece and a hockey stick-style headstock. Im probably gonna get one, b/c the Epi Goth one has only the 12th fret marked. If it had roman numerals all thru the first 12, I would love it.


This? Looks pretty sweet!
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