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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:20 pm 

Plus, they own Jackson/Charvel


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:28 pm 

Rimm wrote:
http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/metal-heads-not-using-fenders.92591/


sorry if misunderstood , my point was that these days Fender don't seem to court the metal community, which I find strange since they were the originator of what would become the super-strat.

(same strangeness as gibson not doing the '84 explorer)

SSS vs HH and HSS debate and all that aside, fender appear happy in "vintage" mode when perhaps their "high performance" HM strat line could have been given a longer life.

Aesthetically that Jim Root strat looks the biz.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:38 am 

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Consider also the acquisitions each parent company has made for big money and subsequently run into the ground. Hamer, Steinberger, DeArmond, Guild, Cakewalk, Tobias and on and on. That lost money has to be covered some way ;)


Total aside but I love DeArmond. I've had a few over the years and they're great guitars for the money. They weigh a fucking ton though :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:23 pm 

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If Ibanez, ESP/LTD, Schecter, Cort, Etc, etc can find nice wood and make consistently high-quality guitars for less than a grand, then F&G can too. They trade on the legacy of those brand names, though. You’ll never see Asian brands in classic archive footage from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The birth of rock and pop was on Fenders and Gibsons and that’ll never change and both brands know this and build their current campaigns on this. It definitely isn’t wood or skilled and motivated labour.


Nutshell.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:06 pm 

moose wrote:
pentagrimes wrote:
StoutAndAle wrote:
if6was9 wrote:
I've major gas for a classy looking white SG. Not too picky about any specific hardware or anything, just an SG standard or similar(not special) in white. They don't make one. But they have about a dozen random other SG models with weird woods, colours and hardware.


Yeah they do. Some Neck in Dublin currently have one;

https://www.someneckguitars.com/product ... ition-2009



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one just popped up in Dublin on Adverts too
https://www.adverts.ie/electric-guitars ... s/14407978


That's a Special though.


Eh?

Headstock decal, covered pickups, trapezoid frets and fretboard binding?

Doesn't look like a Special.

Edit: I just realised you're referring to the second link.. Although that's not a "Special" either as far as I can tell? It's something different altogether, no?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:42 am 

Semi-related, aren’t Waltons the main Gibson dealer here?

https://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2018/021 ... 2-waltons/


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:05 am 

Xmusic is now the Gibson main dealer- I’m glad to see Walton’s go down the tubes, worst shop in Dublin IMO.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:21 am 

ragnarok wrote:
moose wrote:
pentagrimes wrote:
StoutAndAle wrote:
if6was9 wrote:
I've major gas for a classy looking white SG. Not too picky about any specific hardware or anything, just an SG standard or similar(not special) in white. They don't make one. But they have about a dozen random other SG models with weird woods, colours and hardware.


Yeah they do. Some Neck in Dublin currently have one;

https://www.someneckguitars.com/product ... ition-2009





one just popped up in Dublin on Adverts too
https://www.adverts.ie/electric-guitars ... s/14407978


That's a Special though.


Eh?

Headstock decal, covered pickups, trapezoid frets and fretboard binding?

Doesn't look like a Special.

Edit: I just realised you're referring to the second link.. Although that's not a "Special" either as far as I can tell? It's something different altogether, no?


You're right it's a "Goddess" model which is basically special marketed at girls. I'm going off the two controls, wraparound bridge, thin 60s neck btw. It does have buckers though..


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:34 am 

Rimm wrote:
Xmusic is now the Gibson main dealer- I’m glad to see Walton’s go down the tubes, worst shop in Dublin IMO.


You may be disappointed to find out their just consolidating out to the Blanch shop.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:16 pm 

Hardly the same as prime spot on George’s st. So far up their own holes in there it wasn’t funny. Over priced gear, ignorant staff and basically a clown shoes operation.
I briefly attended the music school above and had the audacity to ask the staff downstairs who were eating their take away behind the counter when the next course started and was met with blank looks, confusion and finally denial of any knowledge of said course.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:44 pm 

Always sad to hear of job losses but I couldn't agree more about the establishment that was Waltons. Never once had a good experience there.

It's not that long ago that Thomann or indeed the online market didn't exist or wasn't an option so I used to dread hitting these shops in Dublin.

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denial of any knowledge of said course


This was a regular occurance in Waltons.You'd ask about a product only to be snidely told it "Didn't Exist". You approach the counter only for some upstart to turn his back on you and start to tune his guitar.

The staff's primary objective seemed to be to outdo each other in the whos the most successful failed musician stakes.

Good riddance.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:43 am 

Years ago when I'd started playing bass, probably only a couple of weeks at the time, I broke a string so went in to Waltons to get a new set. Went up to the counter and asked for bass strings. When they asked me what gauge I told them I didn't know, I've only just started out.

The guy literally laughed in my face 'what do you mean you don't know about gauges? That's ridiculous!' He called over some other tosser working there, 'He wants strings but doesn't know anything about gauges, can you believe that?!'

Just walked out, went on down the road to Perfect Pitch. Staff there was absolutely brilliant, went through all the different sets I could get and what music they were good for and even knocked a few quid off.

Fuck Waltons.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:41 pm 

Bought from there twice..first experience was great..second time I was treated like I was a pain in the hole to them..


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:37 pm 

ragnarok wrote:
moose wrote:
pentagrimes wrote:
StoutAndAle wrote:
if6was9 wrote:
I've major gas for a classy looking white SG. Not too picky about any specific hardware or anything, just an SG standard or similar(not special) in white. They don't make one. But they have about a dozen random other SG models with weird woods, colours and hardware.


Yeah they do. Some Neck in Dublin currently have one;

https://www.someneckguitars.com/product ... ition-2009



Image



one just popped up in Dublin on Adverts too
https://www.adverts.ie/electric-guitars ... s/14407978


That's a Special though.


Eh?

Headstock decal, covered pickups, trapezoid frets and fretboard binding?

Doesn't look like a Special.

Edit: I just realised you're referring to the second link.. Although that's not a "Special" either as far as I can tell? It's something different altogether, no?



Both those guitars a limited runs, neither is just a normal white SG standard. Don't get me wrong if I'd 1100 lying around I'd be tempted but my original point still stands.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:23 am 

if6was9 wrote:
ragnarok wrote:
moose wrote:
pentagrimes wrote:
StoutAndAle wrote:
if6was9 wrote:
I've major gas for a classy looking white SG. Not too picky about any specific hardware or anything, just an SG standard or similar(not special) in white. They don't make one. But they have about a dozen random other SG models with weird woods, colours and hardware.


Yeah they do. Some Neck in Dublin currently have one;

https://www.someneckguitars.com/product ... ition-2009



Image



one just popped up in Dublin on Adverts too
https://www.adverts.ie/electric-guitars ... s/14407978


That's a Special though.


Eh?

Headstock decal, covered pickups, trapezoid frets and fretboard binding?

Doesn't look like a Special.

Edit: I just realised you're referring to the second link.. Although that's not a "Special" either as far as I can tell? It's something different altogether, no?



Both those guitars a limited runs, neither is just a normal white SG standard. Don't get me wrong if I'd 1100 lying around I'd be tempted but my original point still stands.


I thought you just wanted a white SG standard. Other than not very many made what makes the Standard linked not not a normal SG Standard? Not trying to pick a fight just curious.


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