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05/18/2010 11:01 pm
Thinking so. Too nice not too. Guess my explorer build will have to wait. In the mean time, I will most likely strip my Jackson and do another airbrush job.
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05/19/2010 1:46 am
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerHowever, I up and left my wallet at home.[/quote]
Maybe your subconscious trying to help out? :p
Originally Posted by: RickBlacker
There is ONE flaw on the guitar though... And was told that most guitars that have the gold trim suffer from this. The gold looks like it was wearing off the hardware already.[/QUOTE]
Hey, that's the new "distressed" look. You know it's already worn in (or out?) for you. That costs extra! :rolleyes:
[QUOTE=RickBlacker]
Guess my explorer build will have to wait.

Seems like I remember you mentioning this. I'd have been interested in this. You might have gotten closer to that old 80s rock tone with an explorer type guitar. Of course the LP style guitar will get some of those types of tones also.
[QUOTE=RickBlacker]
In the mean time, I will most likely strip my Jackson and do another airbrush job.

When are you gonna practice?! :) Just kidding! Have fun with all of it.
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05/19/2010 2:34 am
Originally Posted by: CSchlegel
When are you gonna practice?! :) Just kidding! Have fun with all of it.


I actually catch a lot of grief from my friend who wants to jam with me for this very thing. I spend too much time playing WITH my guitars rather than PLAYING them.
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06/18/2010 4:34 am
Got 3/4 of it paid off already. Will be home within 2 weeks.
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06/18/2010 11:31 am
Hey, congrats! Yer showing some great forbearance there, not slapping it on the Visa.
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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06/18/2010 1:17 pm
Good job Rick! :)

Can't wait to hear about it. I too have been saving my money plus selling off my gear to get one ultimate tube combo. Happy to say I've just put the check in the mailbox.

Now we're gonna be one happy campers. :D
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06/18/2010 2:48 pm
sweet guitar! I got the Prophecy SG right here, allthough I can't get used to it quite yet... my other guitar is a PRS SE Custom and it plays totally different!
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06/18/2010 3:31 pm
Originally Posted by: RazboHey, congrats! Yer showing some great forbearance there, not slapping it on the Visa.


Thanks... It's been tough, but a good test of character. Trying to do it old school... Actually save for it rather than the instant gratification.
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06/18/2010 3:32 pm
Originally Posted by: GuitarPsysweet guitar! I got the Prophecy SG right here, allthough I can't get used to it quite yet... my other guitar is a PRS SE Custom and it plays totally different!


What are you finding difficult about the SG?
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06/18/2010 3:33 pm
Originally Posted by: Carvin BoyGood job Rick! :)

Can't wait to hear about it. I too have been saving my money plus selling off my gear to get one ultimate tube combo. Happy to say I've just put the check in the mailbox.

Now we're gonna be one happy campers. :D


What are you buying?
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06/18/2010 3:38 pm
Originally Posted by: CSchlegelMaybe your subconscious trying to help out? :p[/quote]
Well, it needs to shut up then.

[QUOTE=CSchlegel]
Seems like I remember you mentioning this. I'd have been interested in this. You might have gotten closer to that old 80s rock tone with an explorer type guitar. Of course the LP style guitar will get some of those types of tones also.


I'm still going to build it. I have more things to look into. I have no doubt about the building of the body. What I'm thinking about now though is, I'd really like to dress it up a bit and do a nice binding around the body. Something like the attached Ibanez. However, the neck I've purchased for it, does not have matching binding.
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06/18/2010 4:41 pm
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerWhat are you buying?


Bogner Alchemist 112 combo. :p
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06/20/2010 9:25 am
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerWhat are you finding difficult about the SG?


my first guitar was a Stagg Strat, after that I got an Ibanez RG and now I own a PRS; the SG is especially different at the bridge, not to mention it's top-heavy! it just something I've got trouble getting used to, I rarely play the SG, allthough I love the heavy sound

I was always thinking of getting myself a Les Paul someday but now I'm not so sure anymore..
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06/20/2010 12:02 pm
Originally Posted by: GuitarPsymy first guitar was a Stagg Strat, after that I got an Ibanez RG and now I own a PRS; the SG is especially different at the bridge, not to mention it's top-heavy! it just something I've got trouble getting used to, I rarely play the SG, allthough I love the heavy sound

I was always thinking of getting myself a Les Paul someday but now I'm not so sure anymore..[/QUOTE]

Les Pauls aren't top heavy at least. The TOM bridges (I find) make palm muting easier.

Originally Posted by: CSchlegel
Maybe your subconscious trying to help out?
[QUOTE=RickBlacker]
Well, it needs to shut up then.



Ha! I can dig that! I've been avoiding a trip to the music store to check out a new Strat. I want a MIA Standard with maple fretboard. But I want it too much right now, and will end up buying it on the spot. :p
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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07/02/2010 3:16 am
IT IS HOME!!!

So far I really like it a lot. Awesome tone. Just feels like a solid guitar all the way around.

The only thing so far that is a bit of a negative is that I'm not able to get the action as low as I'd like before it gets string buzz really bad, so the action is a bit higher on this than my other guitars.

Can't wait to crank it though my tube amp. Thing is going to rip!
Right now just playing through my Podx3 and headphones and or my solid state amp.
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07/02/2010 9:08 am
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :p

I so want a tube amp so bad :( which one you got?

too bad about the string buzz, I just had my guitar checked for that yesterday! it does makes it a bit more of a challenge to play
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07/02/2010 11:23 am
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerIT IS HOME!!![/QUOTE]
Congrats!! You are making me envious and not helping my GAS at ALL :p

[QUOTE=RickBlacker]
The only thing so far that is a bit of a negative is that I'm not able to get the action as low as I'd like before it gets string buzz really bad, so the action is a bit higher on this than my other guitars.


I find the same thing with the shorter scale length. I believe your other geets are all 25 1/2 scale, and the Prophecy is 24 3/4?? The action is a bit more "floppy" at the same gauge, so that might be where you are picking up some buzz. My Dean and Gibson (24 3/4) are also a bit higher than my Strat (25 1/2).

This is just a [u]feature[/u] of the shorter scale. :)
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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07/02/2010 12:12 pm
Good job Rick. :)

As to the action on the guitar I find it hard to get close action on any guitar so I think it's really a fallacy. I would check the relief of the neck and check the frets for leveling though.

I have fairly high actions on my guitars and I have more muscles in my fingers than my arms. :p
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