Double Platinum Supporter
- Aug 29, 2016
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I should probably add that I feel a proper evaluation takes a lot more than a few minutes. I will spend a good hour, at home with amp, with amp very loud, and with no amp ….then I reflect on the instrument and over time, maybe three days or more I start to make decisions based on whether or not it beckons me to play it some more, or does it sit there and argue with me...
Because you have to do a set up (whether you do it yourself or pay someone) you need to be able to translate your expression to that fretboard.....cant do that in one sitting.
Ideally I play it with band, all those dynamics are either there or their not in a live situation.
My CC#7 spoke to the drummer.....he noticed its sparkle and shimmer (insane attack).
he gave me the thumbs down on a few guitars......they didn't stay long....
Yes,.... the ones that argue.
I have passed on those for the most part, but i have forced one or two to behave,... and they did,.... only to start the struggle again.
Those experiences have taught me a lot,... how to notice rubber necks and uneven fret boards,... and a few other tidbits that irk me.
Historics are not immune to these problems and i agree it takes a little time to feel and hear those out.