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Old 05-22-2008, 01:15 PM   #41 (permalink)
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they sound the same because both guitars are drowning in fuzz.

i agree the $1800 difference is ridiculous but something else to consider is how well the instrument plays. how does the neck feel in your hands? more importantly. how will it feel in 10 years?

neither of those videos properly tested out the guitars either. playing a solo is not the best way to test an instrument. as lame as it sounds you should really check every note at every fret to make sure it rings clearly. then a few chords. let them ring. see how long the instrument carries the sound. does it fade away clearly or buzz on its way out? then maybe some soloing.

i think this comment from the 2nd comparison video sums it up best -

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I don't think a video camera mic off axis from the cab is the best way to compare, but I can definitely tell. The Agile has a lot more high end and lower mids. It is also louder. The Gibson has a more even sound. I'm no Gibson fan but the difference is noticeable. Neither of them sound great through this mic, the player is the only good sounding part.
i'm pretty sure you could have given the guy in the video a cheap ass epiphone special II and people wouldn't have really been able to tell the difference without looking.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:35 PM   #42 (permalink)
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they sound the same because both guitars are drowning in fuzz.

i agree the $1800 difference is ridiculous but something else to consider is how well the instrument plays. how does the neck feel in your hands? more importantly. how will it feel in 10 years?

neither of those videos properly tested out the guitars either. playing a solo is not the best way to test an instrument. as lame as it sounds you should really check every note at every fret to make sure it rings clearly. then a few chords. let them ring. see how long the instrument carries the sound. does it fade away clearly or buzz on its way out? then maybe some soloing.

i think this comment from the 2nd comparison video sums it up best -



i'm pretty sure you could have given the guy in the video a cheap ass epiphone special II and people wouldn't have really been able to tell the difference without looking.
valid points... I guess when you are looking for a similar sound for cheap this is the way to go... for longevity and pristine quality it's worth it to save up for the real deal.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #43 (permalink)
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yeah from the look of things i'd say agiles are a safe bet to get that style. they're a better deal than epiphones and look to be of better quality too. if i just wanted something like a les paul i'd definitely go for this one Agile Dauntless SBD 2TS

but i already have a LP style guitar hehehe
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Sweet... I like that one too, decisions decisions. Oh, the SX (strat wannabe) showed up... I just gave it a setup and ready to plug it in. So far so good, plays nice and seems durable (stays in tune as well) .
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:05 PM   #45 (permalink)
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nice haha staying in tune is very important hehehe how did they ship the guitar? packing foam and double thick cardboard box deal?

my epiphone sucked so bad in the tuning regard. i was a little less than sober when i replaced the tuning pegs and ended up installing them backwards. so now you have to twist the pegs the 'wrong' way but at least it stays in tune haha

speaking of decisions that's one thing i don't like about the rondo page. their product layout seems to be about quantity over quality. i'd rather see a page for each main model and then subpages for the specific finishes.
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nice haha staying in tune is very important hehehe how did they ship the guitar? packing foam and double thick cardboard box deal?

my epiphone sucked so bad in the tuning regard. i was a little less than sober when i replaced the tuning pegs and ended up installing them backwards. so now you have to twist the pegs the 'wrong' way but at least it stays in tune haha

speaking of decisions that's one thing i don't like about the rondo page. their product layout seems to be about quantity over quality. i'd rather see a page for each main model and then subpages for the specific finishes.
Shipped in a cardboard box... packing foam around particular parts of the guitar, thin paper wrapped around the strings and the entire guitar wrapped in a semi thick foam material. I didn't like how the guitar came with strings already on it... also they are 9's, I prefer 10's. So now I need to adjust the guitar a bit.

I had an Epiphone dot special and I hated it... the only thing I liked about it was the instant feedback I would get when I was 50 feet away from an amp. It would always go out of tune and when I hit the frets a certain way it would be too flat or too sharp (it was very sensitive).

Yeah, they aren't trying to razzle dazzle you over at Rondo... "this is what we got... hurry up, pick one" should be their slogan.
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If you are looking to purchase a Drum Set, go to one of the SamAsh Stores. They're pretty much music warehouses so at any given time there are around 50 kits and and about 200 cymbals in stock. Also, they are pretty reasonably priced.
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