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Old 2010-05-07, 10:11   Link #181
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So she doesn't have the chambered model, she's lucky :P
Anyhow a little something regarding the sound of the bass recording, I used my compressor and achieved a closer sound that the bass itself plus I do believe there is a bit of overdrive over the bass from a tube amp emulator like the VT Bass.
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Old 2010-05-12, 22:37   Link #182
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anyone know what piano they have in their club room?
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Old 2010-05-13, 02:06   Link #183
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This is bad. Really bad.

http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2...aged-in-flood/
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Old 2010-05-23, 01:50   Link #184
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For those who're looking for cheap guitar, well you can get a very nice guitar with an excellent sound for $350-$380 its an Epiphone Les Paul 100. My first guitar was Epiphone Les Paul 100 and I'd say that its a very nice guitar to start and nice quality ^^.

BTW Yui has a Gibson Les Paul Cherry Sunbrust Traditional, like this one:
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I know I'm going to get flamed for doing humanity some good, but any epiphone that doesn't cost more than $1000 isn't of decent quality for its price. Gibsons aren't good either, $2500 gibsons still have loads of quality issues.

So that guitar you recommended; the les paul 100, I've seen friends not heed my advice and end up with lemon guitars left and right. In terms of quality you'll find that the guitars have a rather poor fit and finish (loose/damaged strap pins, knobs insecure/not hammered in properly, switches not in the right way, electronics poorly done, TOM not hammered in properly, extremely fragile guitar given the wood that they use). They also have a tendency to neckdive severely.

Might I ask are you guys getting Gibson's guitars purely because of fandom? I think they're terrible in general, unless you fork out a car's worth of money for them.

You're so much better off going for Les Paul imitations from jap brands like tokai, greco, and other companies like ESP (win win win), Edwards, etc. For about the same price they provide a guitar which is actually worth its money.

I'll explain why Epiphone can afford to do this, its because of stuff like K-on and the overpromotion of it... along with fender's stuff, its the only stuff you see in a lot of guitar stores. The company is run by a businessman, not a guitarist or luthier.

Anyway sry for going OT. I shall dissapear now.
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Old 2010-05-23, 05:58   Link #185
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I know I'm going to get flamed for doing humanity some good, but any epiphone that doesn't cost more than $1000 isn't of decent quality for its price. Gibsons aren't good either, $2500 gibsons still have loads of quality issues.

So that guitar you recommended; the les paul 100, I've seen friends not heed my advice and end up with lemon guitars left and right. In terms of quality you'll find that the guitars have a rather poor fit and finish (loose/damaged strap pins, knobs insecure/not hammered in properly, switches not in the right way, electronics poorly done, TOM not hammered in properly, extremely fragile guitar given the wood that they use). They also have a tendency to neckdive severely.

Might I ask are you guys getting Gibson's guitars purely because of fandom? I think they're terrible in general, unless you fork out a car's worth of money for them.

You're so much better off going for Les Paul imitations from jap brands like tokai, greco, and other companies like ESP (win win win), Edwards, etc. For about the same price they provide a guitar which is actually worth its money.

I'll explain why Epiphone can afford to do this, its because of stuff like K-on and the overpromotion of it... along with fender's stuff, its the only stuff you see in a lot of guitar stores. The company is run by a businessman, not a guitarist or luthier.

Anyway sry for going OT. I shall dissapear now.
That's not OT, and I completely agree with you though the older Gibson models are amazing.
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Old 2010-05-28, 01:49   Link #186
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I am proud to admit that I am immune to getting myself a Guitar, an amp, a drum set, an electric piano, or a new pair of can. I am not proud though in having the first K-On and subsequently the sequel making me think that dropping a grand is nothing in music... $1,400 on two clarinets by the time K-On! was done ><

Speaking of soundcards with built-in amp, you can get Auzentech X-fi forte now. I am unconvinced about paying for a more expensive solution for us ordinary folks.
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Old 2010-05-28, 07:45   Link #187
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You're right about cheaper alternatives for music appreciation.
I've been wanting to download a sound set program so that I can make music without a Korg Triton Extreme (or any real instrument, by extension). Unfortunately, my software ain't good enough for me to use it in its optimal form.
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Old 2010-05-28, 09:33   Link #188
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I'm getting another Jazz Bass (The JB62-US, same model as Mio's though the only left handed version is the JB62, but you can see in the Anime the saddles are threaded so it means it's probably a special Mio bass - JB62-US XD)

I have an electric piano which I still can't play well but I will learn (Casio PX-130, great instrument)
And I have 2 guitars and a few basses :P
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Old 2010-05-28, 14:53   Link #189
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I'm getting another Jazz Bass (The JB62-US, same model as Mio's though the only left handed version is the JB62, but you can see in the Anime the saddles are threaded so it means it's probably a special Mio bass - JB62-US XD)

I have an electric piano which I still can't play well but I will learn (Casio PX-130, great instrument)
And I have 2 guitars and a few basses :P
The first thousand dollars I earn is going into buying a Keytar. I love those stuff but they are too expensive.
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Old 2010-05-28, 18:01   Link #190
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I think HALKO is what got me thinking how cool keytars can really be, haha.

Tempted to grab that Azunyan set for aesthetic reasons ― same hair length + only 5cm taller than her. Would need to get a haircut, but hmm....

Get better at guitar → Wear face nurse mask thing with school uniform → Record and upload video → Leave people wondering what gender I am, hopefully.

.... What amazing motivation to get better at guitar, huh.
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Old 2010-05-29, 15:21   Link #191
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That's not OT, and I completely agree with you though the older Gibson models are amazing.
Whatever is outsourced to China has a limited time usage. Unlike the old guitars which age like good wine, newer versions made with cheaper material and less QC tend to go off more easily.

I haven't use my Ibanez past 5 months though. Maybe I should just play more random and harder notes to see how fast it wears out.
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Old 2010-05-29, 16:32   Link #192
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Whatever is outsourced to China has a limited time usage. Unlike the old guitars which age like good wine, newer versions made with cheaper material and less QC tend to go off more easily.

I haven't use my Ibanez past 5 months though. Maybe I should just play more random and harder notes to see how fast it wears out.
It depends, but Gibson aren't made in China, but still it seems the quality control is not the same as it used to be, the wood is different as well, in the old times Gibsons weighted tons and Fender's as well, today they are more light.
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Old 2010-05-29, 16:42   Link #193
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It depends, but Gibson aren't made in China, but still it seems the quality control is not the same as it used to be, the wood is different as well, in the old times Gibsons weighted tons and Fender's as well, today they are more light.
I mean the smaller parts that are assembled in China, or the initial material before the finishes are made back at the original factories.

But I guess that is globalisation for you : cutting operational costs to increase profits.
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Old 2010-05-30, 08:33   Link #194
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I mean the smaller parts that are assembled in China, or the initial material before the finishes are made back at the original factories.

But I guess that is globalisation for you : cutting operational costs to increase profits.
I wouldn't say so, I don't think the small parts like the nut bridge etc are made in China, even string are still made in USA.
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I mean the smaller parts that are assembled in China, or the initial material before the finishes are made back at the original factories.

But I guess that is globalisation for you : cutting operational costs to increase profits.
Nah. Fender and gibson branded guitars, not "by fender/gibson", are normally build on the american continent. Fender guitars are build either in the US or mexico, but you do get sometimes a mix thing with fender, like the california series and highway ones. You just need to look at the pricing Fender American Standard (MIA) > Highway One (assembled in USA) > Standard (MIM). There is a special case wth fender, since fender japan makes the guitars for the Asian market and occationally they do release special models to the western market as well, like the reissued '62 telecaster.
Gibson guitars are only made in USA, hence the price.
Squier and Epiphone are basically your cheaper models made in ROC, PRC, South Corea, India aso.

As for quality and sound of current of gibson guitars, they are good, they just sound modern. Sound is different because constant updates. I.e. the current les paul (2008) is chambered and has a circuit board. Of course it sound different, it is just made for a new generation of players. People who wants the older sound either have a old model at home, could get one of the special editions or they can get one from the custom shop. It is just keeping up with time.
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Old 2010-05-30, 16:09   Link #196
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I have to say, not always cheaper says worst, I've heard some Squiers that sounds better then some MIA Fenders...
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I have to say, not always cheaper says worst, I've heard some Squiers that sounds better then some MIA Fenders...
Unless you are talking about the MIJ/CIJ squiers (or even mexican and US ones), no. Corean and ROC ones are OK, but if you compared it to the old MIJ squiers there is a big gap between them.
My old squier was rock solid, still annoyed selling it back then. I do own a ROC one which is awesome, because after each jam session i had to put it back together. One day it is going to be sacrificed on stage.
But what happend to the japanese companies back then, from making value alternative to become high quality and respected manufacturers/companies, won't happen again.
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Unless you are talking about the MIJ/CIJ squiers (or even mexican and US ones), no. Corean and ROC ones are OK, but if you compared it to the old MIJ squiers there is a big gap between them.
My old squier was rock solid, still annoyed selling it back then. I do own a ROC one which is awesome, because after each jam session i had to put it back together. One day it is going to be sacrificed on stage.
But what happend to the japanese companies back then, from making value alternative to become high quality and respected manufacturers/companies, won't happen again.
Probably not. My Ibanez GRX-140 (which I named Azusa) still looks and plays okay to me. Hope it lasts.
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Old 2010-05-31, 13:22   Link #199
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It will last, the parts are not made from paper lol
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It will last, the parts are not made from paper lol
You probably haven't seen how I play the piano. It goes out of tune every now and then that I have to learn how to tune it myself, just to save money.
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