- Oct 30, 2008
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I think tonequest report said it best. There's tone and there's flame. It's cool if you want the raddest looking flame topped guitars. I just had a custom guitar made and I sprang for the flame maple to hedge the resale value a bit. But, if you're chasing flame and that's all you're doing you aren't chasing tone. A plain cap and a flamed cap won't sound any different. I like to keep my options open.
Which version of the Fuchs ODS do you have? I had a quickrod for a bit. It was a cool amp and it sounded pretty cool. not really my cup of tea but it was definitely solid.
Triple drive supreme . Theres a couple vids of me playin it in my signature link below. I've always been A marshall plexi/Jcm 800 guy for the most part so the Splawn works for me . Thats basically the two sounds the spalwn street rod does
Couldn't agree more about the flame chasin . I like a good flame but my R7 gold top is by far my nicest sounding guitar .Its even better sounding than 2 out of three of my replica's .
It just has some mojo that none of my other guitars have . Really big thick midrange .
My ebony 68 RI Vos is my next favorite and no flame on it either
This is only your "Opinion" that R7s & R8s are "Better" guitars than R9s. I'd enjoy any of them but won't fall into that trap.
Reread my post. Never did I say R7s and R8s were necessarly better than R9s (although, varying from guitar to guitar it is certainly possible tonewise - no general rule though). I was simply trying to get the guys foot in the door to a CS LP (whether it be R7 or R8) without breaking his bank (R9s have a 1.5k-2k markup because of the flametops). As I said, the guy won't have it because the R7s and R8s don't have flametops.
I couldn't agree more. There is a guy on the Seymour Duncan Forum that seems to care more about looks though and would prefer to buy multiple flametop USAs just because he insists on owning Gibson flametop LPs (needless to say he isn't willing to pay the pricetag of an R9 new, let alone, used). I've been trying to turn him over to the the cheaper historics (R7 and R8s) as they are better guitars [than the flametop USAs] but he won't have it because they don't have flametops and are more expensive. Its a shame, cuz hes sure missing out....
Yep the Trad is a nice guitar . But there are many forum members including myself who will drop ship for ya. In other words get it delivered to there house and forward it on.
Of course you have to trust the person ,I've done exactly that for some friends in England ,Thailand,India and a few other places.
Theirs lots of stuff here they can't get in their home countrys and I'm always willing to help a brother out.
Had an ESP delivered to me for a friend in Isreal just a couple months ago.
plus I will forward it on as a gift so they don't get hit with duties and Taxes in their home country .
It pays to be nice to me if you don't live in the USA. LOL
I know what its like. I lived in Canada most of my life and its hard getin the stuff you want for a fair price. Not so in the good old USA
Moved to Kelowna from England in 67. Moved to Vancouver in 85. Moved to Mission in 91.
^^ No COA, that devalues the instrument to a degree as far as pedigree goes. Don't know if the case is original either. If it plays great a good deal, if it doesn't it a pretty, good looking wall ornament.
^^ Again only your opinions seem to count. The minute someone disgarees with you, you fly off on a rant. COA does matter to many purchasers and yes the case may also matter to some or the phrase OHSC wouldn't be used as much as it is. Even custom shop guitars can have issues with playability in some cases. Not everyone sells for the reasons they say they do.
You don't like other's opinions, tough. Learn to live with it.
I would prefer the case candy, definitely want the COA, and certainly want the original case (it isn't). Not worth it to me otherwise, not for $2000 - & likley not for $1800 either. For a few more hundred I'd prefer buying new with all the proper trimmings, and to try it 1st too.
Don't care how many guitars are bought & sold on EBay and by whom, some people are obviously looking for different things when they buy a guitar...In the guitar itself, in the accessories, & in the experience. Some apparently have lower expectations in the package they can get for (less) money then others - which is fine. The couple guitars I bought via Ebay were..basically ok and at good prices - but both had enough issues to be 'not right' so weren't keepers - not what I was looking for in a guitar. No need or desire to try again...just not worth it.
Some people find their niche on EBay and should enjoy it (I have on occasion for other items/collectables - but not guitars). The rest of us will enjoy our way of doing things. Not a big deal really, and that way we'll all sleep at night.
No psychological sessions required.