oops, apparently I still think it's 2009, my bad....anyway, if you're still looking, hit me up
Gibson Explorer for sale, let me know if you're interested, thanks.
hey I have a white Gibson Explorer that I just put up for sale tonight. Check out my ad:

Also, I am located in Wilmington, shipping might be cheap

let me know, thanks.
Gibson Explorer for sale. I will sell the guitar with case and a few accessories (all pictured) for $800 plus shipping (FIRM).

Not a ton to say about it other than it plays perfect. Obviously it's a great guitar if you are a Metallica fan (which I am). I do not have the original pickups. It has straplocks if you can't tell from the pictures.

I think the guitar is either a 2005 or 2006. The inspection notice in my case has the date April 05, 2006.

The case has some external damage (which you'll see in the pics), but the inside proctects the guitar perfectly as you would expect. One small corner ding (shown in pic).

I'll answer any other questions. Check the pics (I have more too) and let me know if you are interested, thanks for looking!
Romanza....tabs are here on UG
Quote by demonic dog
Holy **** dude I feel exactly the same way!

I noticed it a couple of days ago while playing through Fade to Black.

I've noticed Ride the lightning album was tuned weird throughout my days and have been frustrated playing along (just played along with Escape yesterday and that sounds off too):

I've seen like 3 reasonable responses for For Whom the Bell Tolls:
1 - Tuned to 445khz
2 - Tuned to 447khz
3 - Tuned quarter-step

which is it?

Also, does anyone know the proper tuning for Fade to Black. I agree with the other's definitely not 440khz E Standard.....something is off.....b/c when I play along, I sound WAY out of tune and it's not me.

Appreciate any advice, thanks in advance.
Squiers suck hard bro.

if you want a guitar similar to this....get a Yamaha Pacifica. Seriously

could probably get one used for cheap/on sale
i have a problem with this when i play acoustic too. Note: I read that Hetfiled said he could do both easily because he learned piano as a youngster....and playing piano is very Left/Right Independent in my opinion....

Anyway, back on topic, i have learned 2 things:
1 - practice ALONG with the really helps b/c you'll learn the strumming pattern of the song
2 - seriously, just practice the same song (guitar part only), until you don't need to think about it comes with time

no question
ernie ball 10's ftw
So, I just heard "The Passing" on word.....AMAZING! Totally reminds me of something Metallica would've written, which to me, is cool.

Question....can anybody recommend any other epic metal tracks similar in sound/structure to "The Passing"??

I already have all of Metallica's stuff....but I'm just looking for suggestions to other music I may not have heard.....

For example, I think Opeth has great structure to some of their tracks, "Burden" & "Porcelain Heart" are the two that I know. Also Pelican "Lost in the Headlights" & "Dead between these walls" are also amazing.

Let me know if you have any other recommendations for me.....thanks for the help.
done, yo
Ernie Ball 10's ftw
Quote by Butters8754
When I got my Gibbo it was such a huge jump in quality than from what I was used to, it was astonishing to say the least.

DO IT, you will prolly not forget it.

Sounds good. Yeah, I'm getting it in 2 days. Sounds like most people think it's a good enough deal......I'll try to post new pics or vid after that.

Thanks for advice
Quote by zakkwyldefan79
The first and fifth numbers tell the year so it is a 2006 model. Numbers 2,3,4 tell the day of the year it was made so it was made on Feb. 28, 2006.

The serial number will be an 8 digit number impressed into the back of the headstock with "MADE IN USA" below. In 2008 Gibson started putting the year below the "MADE IN USA".

The pattern is as follows:
YY is the production year
DDD is the day of the year
RRR is the factory ranking/plant designation number.

Gibson USA goes to a 9 digit serial number in early July 2005..
The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day,
and once we stamp 699, the batch number will change to 1.

The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same.
The only difference is the addition of this batch indicator.

Thanks man. That helps a lot
Quote by Gibson V
Nice man it looks good, I'm a fan of the Explorers too. I just got my first Gibson for christmas, a Flying V.

dude, i love the V's. I actually just tried out a Shecter Hellraiser V (non Floyd Rose), and it was really nice. it was the first V i ever played.

only issue with the V for me, is I play A LOT sitting down. so the V always slides of my lap 0_o

the Explorer is a nice lap guitar along with my Epi Les Paul. but don't worry, I stand up and rock out just the same!
Quote by Van Noord
I would have also asked the seller to include the stock Gibson 500T/498T pickups in the sale.

i think he would have, but the stock pickups I believe he gave/sold to the people/shop who installed the EMGs upon purchase
Quote by Van Noord
Very nice. That's the Explorer I would get.
It's somewhat wasted on a young Metallica fanboy who owns nothing but little cheap amps. (just my opinion, no big deal)

don't hate, congratulate

i'll see how it sounds out of my Fender and take it from there. wouldn't expect much out of the Line 6. but i don't play professionally or anything.
yeah, i mean, the stock pickups are gone. EMGs installed, so I have no choice. but I want the EMGs so I'm good there. Now i'm just previewing tube amps that rock. just checked out the valveking 112 on youtube, sounds good. may have to demo that one

can't wait til wed night.....maybe i'll post a vid after i get it
Quote by Pac_man0123
Sounds like a great deal.

The vypyr is a great amp, still SS though so EMGs are kinda pointless with it. That's like pouring water into a full glass.

oh, didn't realize. anyway, i'll keep lookin.....only suggested the vypyr cause i heard of them recently....

thanks for letting me know

getting the guitar Wed night....waiting for money to clear
Only got him down from $850. He originally had it for sale for $900 (which I confirmed in the original ad over a month ago)

So he wasn't budging much, and I am not a great negotiator anyway. All good, cause I've got the loot right now....and honestly I didn't want to scare him (my new guitar) off by being a hardass about the price when I think it's a good deal.
Yeah, I'll run it through the Fender to start and see how it goes. I want to check out the new Peavey Vypyr's too. Heard good things. You think that would be good for this guitar?? I do like me some bitchin' chunky distortion.

He just texted me serial number:

Must be a 2005 make, but he prob actually bought it from Guitar Center in 2006
Sweet. Sounds like most people would be happy with it for that price.

I hear you guys on the amp comments. Note how I never said I thought my Spider was any good :P

However, I'm not in the market for a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier with a 4x12 cab just yet. I've only been playing for less than 2 years, so the Line 6 was my first amp before I could play anything.

Working my way up to better gear as my playing gets better. I'll probably take my new Explorer to my guitar store and try different amps eventually, and settle on one that rocks the F out!

Thanks, fellow UGers. Happy rockin'
So I found a used Gibson Explorer online in my area the other day. Deciding to buy it. Let me know if you think I'm getting a decent deal.

2006 Gibson Explorer (white/cream)
New ones retail for $1300 USD
ZW EMG's installed 85/81 (worth $200 USD)
I'm buying from original owner for $825 USD
Includes: case (a little busted up, but works), strap w/ strap locks installed

Usage: it was gigged with, never dropped
Condition: very nice, I played it the other day, has minor scratching on headstock from changing strings, one minor ding on finish under bridge, some screws are rusty though (assume from sweaty shop said they can replace for free)

Anyway, let me know your thoughts/comments. I saw prices on ebay were comparable....and keep in mind that Hetfield is my favorite guitar player, so I didn't want this to slip away. My first/only guitar is an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus

I have 2 amps. Line 6 Spider III 15w (SS); and Fender Super Champ XD (tube)

Pics attached, seller took these with his iphone......looks much better in person, trust me.
sweet....i've never tried to jam against a backing track....maybe i'll give it a shot now
Quote by chs170
Lol wut ?

I raise again.

nice this guitar....i've only played it in a store....lowest action i've ever got my hands on.....sweet
i would suggest the following

one for peeps who like to keep it simple....the other for peeps that like something truly unique
Quote by pete_mack
If you like Metallica, get ready for a severe slaughter.

^Tragedy, plus she's not even REMOTELY good looking. Double Tragedy!
FYI - got Tuxguitar this weekend......F'N AWESOME!!!! Thx for the recommendation, I've already learned some new songs I could never figure out.

I have NO idea how I haven't been using this for the past year.
Quote by Benjabenja
You could try Tuxguitar first, if you don't mind not having RSE. It's free and plays Powertab and GP3/4/5 files. You can slow down and stuff with it too.

Sweet. I had heard of Tuxguitar....didn't realize it played GP files etc..... I will surely check that out this weekend. Thanks for the tip!
also, I don't write my own music. I really have no interest in any composing or whatever. Just a learning tool to help progress my playing/learning.

Thanks, sorry for the double!

So I'm considering buying GP5. I've been playing for about 2 yrs. Have had lessons for about 1 yr. I can play a decent amount of stuff....

I am interested in GP5 b/c it appears I could follow songs step-by-step, and even slow down riffs/solos etc... in order to learn them. I think GP5 will help me with timing/hearing a solo I would otherwise have to do on my own. Don't care too much about the sound, RSE sounds fine to me. I'll have the MP3s anyway.

Also, I like the fact that there are links an GP5's homepage to 1000's & 1000's of GP5 tabs. Makes my life easier. Do you guys all think GP5 is the right call for me based on this? $60 isn't that much to me if it'll help my playing break though my current plateau.

Thanks all!
it's fake. look at how off center the "epiphone" is on the headstock:
Quote by deathbat831
no the game is where you add "in bed" to the end of your fortune. does anyone remember a fortune that worked well with that?

"You are the master of everything" bed.