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!
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 poster....it'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.
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 song....it 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
So, I just heard "The Passing" on Wrath.......one 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.
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: YDDDYRRR 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.
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
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: 005960553
Must be a 2005 make, but he prob actually bought it from Guitar Center in 2006
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 gigging....my 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.
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.