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sambo

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« on: March 16, 2006, 10:10:10 PM »
ok my mate got his washburn kc(unknown number) chicago series, with no serial number (= US custom shop)... after some research we think weve deciphered that chicago series= much more valuable than non-chicago series..... are we right? either way... i love it... so.. SOOO much and really wish i had been able to get the cash myself instead of my mate getting it... grrrrrr..... well at least i get to see it now lol.....

anyway..... ive decided, to complete my guitar arsenal- acoustic, les paul, all-valve amp.... i need a super-strat to cover another part of the spectrum..... any advice on good CHEAP ones? also if theres any second hand ones in shops near anyone in the UK let me know.... i may be able to get near 200 fairly soon, not a big budget i know... but i really want one now.... looking for a bargain basically.....

any ideas at all?

also, something a bit out of the ordinary if possible....

on the off chance- if anyones tried some random super-strat style guitar recently and liked it... let me know lol... IM DESPERATE!

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006, 10:16:59 PM »
you want to be very careful with super strats, sambo- the cheaper ones can have cr@ppy double locking trems that won't hold tuning very well, won't have good sustain, and will generally be more bother than they're worth.

Machinehead are selling a washburn x40pro for 379, with a schaller trem (good!), and duncan pickups (distortion and '59, i think). Not as good as BK's, but much better than most pickups on guitars of that price, and good enough that you wouldn't have to rush out and immediately upgrade. I haven't tried it, but going by specs, it should be good, unless it was made by an arm-less monkey. Only reason I didn't go for one is it's 42mm nut width, I prefer 43mm. Alder body.

The Ibanez s470 is also worth a look- has a zr trem, which is good, although i tried one (unplugged) and thought it played well (43mm nut, lol), but i've heard that the quality control isn't so great, so you'd want to try it. Around 340, i think. Pickups won't be great (it's an Ibanez, lol). Mahogany body.

If you can get a little more, an ibanez rg1570 would be worth a look. Again, pickups won't be great, but, if you get one of last years, it's japanese-made, edge pro trem (good!), super fast neck. basswood body, though, so it's very much voiced for shred. the 1570 would be my pick, but that's me. Also, if you go second hand, a 570 is basically the same thing, but with an edge bridge (good, again).

What type of tone are you after with it? Superstrats rock, by the way, I love them. :B

You should maybe have put this in the guitars forum, too :D

Dakine

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006, 10:24:44 PM »
you are baiting me to try and give me summit to do Sam aint ya LOL
I am on da case buddy lol.
Shame import will hit ya from over here.
Could get ya ALOT for $200 ish
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sambo

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 10:26:33 PM »
yer but i didnt wanna even get close to be near risking getting a warning for doing something wrong.....

anyway, cool thanks for the info....  begrudgingly looking at machinehead now... grrrrr....

ok seen both the ibanez and washburn.... look good.... hmmmm interesting.... ive seen a rg1570 for 530- what do they usually go for? (that one was brand new by the way or as god as anyway)..

NICK: you could!??!?!?!?!!! noooooo dont do this to me!!!?! ARGH!!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 10:27:22 PM »
OK numero uno

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Esp-Custom-Shop-M1-Shell-pink_W0QQitemZ7396809864QQcategoryZ33038QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

bear in mind, I will be posting links as is easier.

Also, for that money, you will be LUCKY to get 100% what ya want, colour,pups,etc.

But, a good axe can be upgraded easily enough.
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Dakine

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 10:28:28 PM »
BTW, Superstrat = America (imo) lol

That ESP even has a FLOYD!
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sambo

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 10:28:48 PM »
sweet!! thats a re-list didnt know it was up again... .saw that ages ago but disregarded it as wasnt interested in super-s's then.... dont mind bout the colour lol its wicked- really different.... thats the exact kinda thing i want...

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 10:30:02 PM »
you can get the 1570 for around 450 new (gak)

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006, 10:32:09 PM »
nice nick... keem em coming... lol.


450 new!!!! bloody planet of sound.... thought they were good lol... they were doing like 600+ new...

Dakine

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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006, 10:32:18 PM »
do you care one way or another about a trem sam?

I am thinking, older, ESP,Jackson,Kramer,Charvel,B.C.Rich (but need to research some).

Whats your "want" list bearing in mind price? i.e. pup config., trem,case etc.
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2006, 10:34:05 PM »
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sambo

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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2006, 10:34:48 PM »
preferably a humbucker in there somewhere.... not keen on all 3 single coils..... apart from that no pickup selection preference....

im clueless when it comes to trems but hopefully something other than a copy or licensed one would be good....

case couldnt care less about ill probably break the guitar in a week or so anyway lol....

and yer, older is the way to go i think...

OH that last one was brill!!!!

also to add to that ^ yer some kind of trem is important- almost essential...

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006, 10:39:49 PM »
^ nice- that ones got a while to go- gonna watch that...