I may go for a set of Duncans, everything else I have is EMGs. I always wanted to try a set of Duncans.
are the studio versions of gibson guitars worse than the normal guitars?
I have my SG Faded Special. Thick neck, great tone, but I dislike humbuckers now. I mean they're great pickups but I enjoy the tone of single coils more.
I find reverse headstocks quite appealing, to be honest. That depends on guitar, of course. Reverse-headstock on strat or tele looks heretical to me, but on a guitar like this, this or this, the reverse headstock really contemplates the guitar (from what i see, at-least). Though, Jackson headstocks look wacky when reversed, that shouldn't be done, under any circumstances.
I quite like reverse headstocks personally, regardless of fender style or more modern designs.
Also Ibanez & Gibson hate you too buttsex :V
Reverse headstocks aren't that bad. Jackson's ones are a little extreme, but Ibanez ones look pretty good and dare I say it, so do BC Rich's 6 in line reverse headstocks. That's probably the best part of them though.
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Are Epiphone's and Gibson's really that all different aside from the locations that they were made in?
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So I mean yeah the workmanship might not be like a Gibson and the wood may not be high grade but the guitars are still great for what they are.
Most guitars in 300-600 range tend to be pretty good quality, for price. Still, i can't say that i have played a single guitar made in Asia outside of Japan that was genuinely great guitar. Since Epiphone has 4 factories currently in Korea and 5 in China (according to serial codes), they surely have different approaches to quality control and workers experience with woodwork. Those 2 american's work on one of those, QinDao factory, that specialises in higher end Epiphone's, it's not big suprise that they are pretty good guitars. Still, those sub 300 Epiphones (And every single other brand, no brand makes truly good guitars for less than that) are not that great, and far from even (overpriced) Gibson standards.
There was some confusion with the serial numbers on Epiphones that has led to some confusion on the topic.
-Saein only does guitars, worked with Epi, Ibanez, and Peavey, and has their own brand and a second factory in China.
-UnSung is the same way, though they also make electric violins, and their primary income is from OEM work. They also have their own brand.
-Peerless is also a multinational company with a lesser asian brand and produces things for Gretsch, previously Epi, and Alvarez.
-Samick is huge and, again, only an instrument maker, though they own a piano maker as well as multiple guitar brands.
There's the unspecified "Korean" stuff, but that all cost peanuts and could just as easily have come from any plant anywhere at the price and been terrible.
I am using Epiphone as an example, a lot of things are mass produced in China. Not mainly guitars, but still some of the main concerns on Chinese made guitars are they are made in a huge factory that makes a variety of different items besides guitars. And by saying the Korean factories made a variety of items I am not saying they make computers on the side.
Honestly I do not care where a guitar is made, the last thing I look at is the back of the headstock to see it's origin. I look for a guitar that plays well and is made with decent quality wood with a good finish. Everything beyond that can be replaced or fixed.
no I'm pretty sure you just have baby fingers
got anything with a trem and a reverse headstock? ring out the high and low E, drop the low E about an octave, and tell me whether the high E is sharp or flat
I really want to see how badly you think you need to explain this to me but if I try any harder I'll get banned for trolling
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I suppose it's not an issue for people that like reverse headstocks because they all play in drop C with 9s on cheap Jacksons but for people who actually know how to play reverse headstocks are bad for everyone's health
A guitar with the same scale length but a reversed headstock will still have the same tension in the strings, because the distance from the nut to the bridge doesn't change. Bending won't feel any different.
ever played a guitar with a bigsby or floating tailpiece? ever noticed the difference in string tension between their stop-tail counterparts? same concept there.
Hell if anything, having more string behind an unlocked nut should make it easier to bend because the string can slip in the nut a little
It feels no different to play a FR guitar whether the nut is tightened or not, and my RG7621 tension-wise feels no different to my RG7620 when they have the same strings. It's all in your head man