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03-18-2011, 04:12 PM #1
I want a new electric guitar. B.C. Rich, Reverend, or ???
I currently play a Danelectro Innuendo w/ Seymour Duncans and a B.C. Rich Mockingbird through a 1971 Ampeg VT-40. Music style = dirty crunchy heavy rock a la Motorhead, Fu Manchu, The Sword, The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, etc.
The B.C. Rich has a Floyd Rose which IMO is a giant piece of shit and makes the guitar virtually unplayable. The Dano rocks, but it needs a stablemate.
My plan is to sell/trade the B.C. Rich for something new.
Current realistic dream options include the B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special X, B.C. Rich Eagle Classic Deluxe, and the Reverend Sensei HB-FM.
What other options are there for non-Fender, non-Gibson humbucker guitars in the $500 - $1000 range?
03-18-2011, 05:39 PM #2another freak, in the freak kingdom.
03-18-2011, 06:28 PM #3
Paul Stanley in the house!
If I had a few thousand to spare, I'd have Ed Roman make me one of these:
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03-22-2011, 03:28 PM #4
Go acoustic and get a Gibson J-200
OR possibly a 1937 Martin D28 !
But the J-200 has a deeper sound to it. Not all a fan of the non-j-200 Gibsons, though. In other models, I think the Martins seem better made....even my little travel Martin Backpacker (all solids, no laminates and totally solid rosewood and mahogany neck).
For a budget well-made acoustic: Seagull S-6 ...handmade solid cedar top handcrafted in Quebec.
Cool thing about acoustic is that they're always ready to play...no amps needed...nor 'lectricity.
And you can always add a pick-up to the soundbox to any acoustic for it to become an acoustic/electric."The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity - it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it; a jealous, possesive love that grabs at what it can." by Yann Martel from Life of Pi
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"Squirrels are rats with good PR."
03-22-2011, 04:13 PM #5
I have a Seagull S6+ spruce top (not a fan of cedar unless I'm fingerpicking, which I'm not...) that's been sitting in a case for years. I play it approximately five minutes a year. My go-to acoustic is my Martin Backpacker w/ pickup but those are made in MX by McNally.
03-24-2011, 12:06 PM #6
the Reverend Sensei is a good looking guitar. have you played one?
03-25-2011, 10:26 AM #7
No but the import Reverends seem to get solid reviews.
03-28-2011, 05:26 PM #8
ive heard great things as well
any progress? how do you like that ampeg?
03-29-2011, 10:16 AM #9
The Ampeg is awesome. So loud and dirty by itself and then I add a Boss DS-1 and it gets just plain mean!
No progress on the new axe quest. I had the Mockingbird shipped up so I'm going to try that out again for a while before committing to anything.
What are people's takes on "Nato" wood for electrics? Seems like it's pretty ghetto.
03-31-2011, 08:36 AM #10
carvin is turning out some nice guitars these days, im not sure what model would fit your needs. i am placing an order soon, im still trying to dial in everything.
03-31-2011, 09:28 AM #11
The options look good but the body styles don't do it for me. That V is close though!
03-31-2011, 12:27 PM #12
How bout a 70's Ibenez, preferably one of the Les Paul lawsuit models.
I have one, for dirty and crunchy, nothing made in the last 30yrs comes close.
03-31-2011, 01:58 PM #13
if you want a sound like fu machu, you've already got the ampeg amp, get an dan armstrong plexiglass guitar...
03-31-2011, 11:39 PM #14
Bob's Sensei is what makes me want a Sensei. That and Valient Thorr.
04-03-2011, 01:29 PM #15
my step dad is a electronics geek and just last week we modded a germanium boost pedal that a friend made for me. it sounds sick. im going to make a couple for some friends if you have any interest let me know ill do it for cost of the parts (thinking about $25). if you dont like it just send it back. they are super solid in a hammond case, on/off switch a hi/mid switch all tru-bypass, 9v jack, battery or both.
04-04-2011, 08:29 PM #16
Oooh, just picked up a DS-2 Turbo Distortion. I dig the foot-switchable modes. DS-1 is now obsolete.
04-05-2011, 11:52 AM #17
obsolete?!? i have 6 dirt pedals on my board at the moment
is that a black label ds-1?
04-07-2011, 10:34 PM #18
Boss DS-1. Shit, after playing the DS-1 and DS-2 back to back tonight I think I've decided that the Ampeg sounds best w/o either due to epic amounts of feedback (maybe it's our practice room setup?). Still, that DS-2 is pretty cool with the footswitch.
BTW, anyone want to buy a B.C. Rich Mockingbird?
04-10-2011, 01:30 PM #19
im talking about the color of the label on the bottom, the older made in japan ones with a black label sound much better than the new ones. i loaned my black label to a friend to record with and he left it in the studio, it vanished before i could get it back. still pissed about that. cobain used the ds-1 on nevermind.
tube amps love to be pushed-> have you tried pushing it with a overdrive pedal like a ibanez tube screamer?
04-10-2011, 03:51 PM #20
Haven't tried a tube screamer because I haven't found one cheap enough, but I've heard good things. Both my DS-1 pedals (went from 0 - 2 in two days) are made in Taiwan. Which tube screamer should I be looking for? TS9? TS9dx? 808?
We're playing again at Chair 9 tonight. Woot! Last Friday we had a serious Spinal Tap moment when the drum set collapsed mid-song. Twice. Good times!
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04-10-2011, 09:48 PM #21
if you can find a TS-808, TS5, TS-9 or a TS10 for cheap get it. these all have very similar boards and if you can solder you can mod it to be top notch
05-05-2011, 11:44 AM #22
Looking at guitars again. Still want to try a Reverend but they're hard to come by in my area.
Anyone played a Schecter Tempest Custom or have thoughts on Schecters in general? Kind of sort of the same style as the Rev. Sensei HB-FM.
05-11-2011, 08:31 AM #23
Any interest in a Brian Moore i2? Seymour Duncans with coil tapping.
Looks like this:
I've got pictures of mine somewhere, probably on my other hard drive. Was thinking $600+ship, hard case included.
05-19-2011, 02:46 PM #24
Done and done - estimated delivery date 5-7 days. Stoked is an understatement.
05-20-2011, 03:49 PM #25
damn sick looking axe man. stoked to hear how you like it.