Old 06-26-2021, 10:49 PM   #41
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I am proud to/regret to say that I placed an order for one of these yesterday. We'll see. Maybe, if I even get one. These seem to be the hot shit guitar of the moment, already out of stock at the major retailers and listing on Rebay etc. for stupid markups.

I dunno, I just couldn't ignore it. I do loove my Comanche, but the G&L is a monster, which is what I love about it, buuuut... The pups are too hot, the tonal variation is too wide, there's too much "midrange complexity" IMO (the LP/humbucker rallying point, but those Z-Coils freaking grind in the mids, it seriously needs a parametric EQ for mids to control all that, it would be amazeballs, or even just active rather than passive bass and treble.). It maybe makes every tone there is, by the time you go through every pickup combo and setting, including tones I never want to hear again. Where the Epi seems much more refined. Like, rather than every tone there is, every tone you might want to use. (I admit it, I liked the split coil tones in the demo. Plus that piezo! Instant Boston "acoustic" doubling live.) Like a 700 HP Challenger vs. a 500 HP Cadillac. Or maybe a F1 McLaren vs. an SLR.

Aaanyway. We'll see. I might have to learn how to use a Floyd properly.
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Old 06-29-2021, 05:40 AM   #42
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Sweet! Let us know how you like it.
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Old 06-30-2021, 12:19 AM   #43
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Sweet! Let us know how you like it.
Thanks! However...

I think there's a pretty good chance I'll never get one, they obviously don't want to make these forever, too much of a game-changer plus the $300 trem has to be f'ing their profit margins, so did I get in under the line? We'll see... however I do solemnly swear that if I don't get this one, I'll never buy a Gibson/Epi again. New. Unless I change my mind. But I'm kinda a stubborn SOB...

And clearly I picked the wrong Epi...



GhostHorse!!!! Look, Skwisgaar Skwigelf himself is handing it to you! Dare you accept the prophecy???
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