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Old 08-03-2011, 07:48 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I suppose I should have been more explicit in my original post. I'm not really looking for anything with humbucking pickups, or any solid body guitar which has a predilection to arrest feedback. Which is kinda why I was straying towards a hollowbody in the first place. And even if I had the money for a Gibson, I wouldn't buy one.
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I plan on getting a fuzz box (most likely a Big Muff) and a compression pedal in due time, but for now I just want an electric guitar.
How about a Epiphone Nick Valensi Riviera P-94? It looks cool and for it's vibe alone I would recommend that guitar. The Riviera differs from the Casino where the latter has is hollow body (with - I think- a partial block under the bridge) and the Riviera is a semi-hollow and has a block thru body construction like an ES 335 and then there is the "Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93" (electric guitar) with a Bigsby (style) vibrato bar which looks interesting.

Epiphone guitar are always 90% of a mid -> hi price guitar, there are always certain minor things about them that different from Gibson like the curve radius of the neck the sound quality of the p-ups, fret buzz etc etc

Fender put out a new line Pawn Shop guitars which I think a little pricey for what they represent - a cheap pawn guitar but there's a semi-hollow Strat body, Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls has one and it looks sweet.
http://www.fender.com/products/pawnshop

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Alright guys. Advice on guitar needed please.

My 14 yr old son wants a new guitar for xmas.

He likes Foo Fighters, Avenge7fold, Blink182 ETC.
A few guitars have caught his eye, (SG, les paul, jazzmaster)

But I've only got like £350/ $400.

A mate told me to check 'Jackson Guitars'. They look good but I'd like some opinions please.

Any recommendations would be very welcome. Thanks music lovers
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #73 (permalink)
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How about a Epiphone Nick Valensi Riviera P-94? It looks cool and for it's vibe alone I would recommend that guitar. The Riviera differs from the Casino where the latter has is hollow body (with - I think- a partial block under the bridge) and the Riviera is a semi-hollow and has a block thru body construction like an ES 335 and then there is the "Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93" (electric guitar) with a Bigsby (style) vibrato bar which looks interesting.

Epiphone guitar are always 90% of a mid -> hi price guitar, there are always certain minor things about them that different from Gibson like the curve radius of the neck the sound quality of the p-ups, fret buzz etc etc

Fender put out a new line Pawn Shop guitars which I think a little pricey for what they represent - a cheap pawn guitar but there's a semi-hollow Strat body, Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls has one and it looks sweet.
http://www.fender.com/products/pawnshop



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Actually she has a squier 51. The pawn shop series looks the same though.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #74 (permalink)
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I have been playing slap guitar, percussive guitar, and ambient guitar for a couple years now and have completely fell in love with it. I really love Andy McKee's sound, and have been trying to incorporate some of his techniques as well as my own. I play the guitar upright how you're supposed to but sometimes I'll play lap guitar like Eric Mongraine.... So really my question is, what is a great guitar for a slap/percussive genre that can survive drop tunings, open chord tunings, DADGAD tuning, and other tunings without a whole lot of fret buzz and fret clanking (you know, when you do a hammer-on and it doesn't play the right note)? I have a budget of $400-600. Please be kind on my wallet.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #75 (permalink)
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I needed advice to buy a piano. I have asked a general question on music.stackexchange.com but here I have a specifice question: a choice between two specific instruments.

1. amazon /Yamaha-YPT-230-Premium-Keyboard-Headphones/dp/B005N4N2GC
Yamaha YPT-230
2. amazon /Yamaha-Full-Sized-Sensitive-Lighted-Keyboard/dp/B001FSJC5A
Yamaha EZ-200

Which should I choose? The only criteria is the closeness to a grand piano. I know for more bucks I can get more closer but I have a limited budget.
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Which should I choose? The only criteria is the closeness to a grand piano. I know for more bucks I can get more closer but I have a limited budget.
I don't play piano so take this suggestion with a grain of salt.

Based on the product descriptions I'd go with the YPT-230. Basically they're both low-end Yamaha pianos, and as a result I'd be really surprised to find out they don't use the exact same samples for their 'Portable Grand Button' which gets listed as a feature for both keyboards.

Basically, buy the cheaper one that doesn't have 'light-up' keys, unless you need that feature to learn new material.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:37 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Fender Rhodes or Hammond C3?

also are real Leslie speakers (you know the ones with the rotating Doppler thing inside them) worth it?
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How about a Epiphone Nick Valensi Riviera P-94? It looks cool and for it's vibe alone I would recommend that guitar. The Riviera differs from the Casino where the latter has is hollow body (with - I think- a partial block under the bridge) and the Riviera is a semi-hollow and has a block thru body construction like an ES 335 and then there is the "Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93" (electric guitar) with a Bigsby (style) vibrato bar which looks interesting.
Yes, the Casino is a true hollow body, and is more prone to feedback than a semi (such as a Dot or 335) with a center block. As long as one is not playing highly distorted guitar (like metal), a Casino is probably a workable option, if one will put the time in to learn to harness/control the feedback issue.

There's unwanted feedback, which is always a bad thing, and controlled feedback, which can be a very good thing indeed.

I recently received a Casino as a birthday gift from the kids in my church band, and have played it both there and with my old school punk rock band (through a 50W tube head into a 4x12 halfstack cab), and have not had a problem with uncontrollable feedback.
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