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Growing up
on: October 08, 2013, 16:05:09
I was told it was time I grew up and ditched my Ibanez electric and moved on up to something classic...like a Tele or a Strat. I have a significant birthday coming along in the next few years but not sure I can wait...but...what I really want is a white Gibson ES355, or maybe a vintage Les Paul...but there again I don't think my Ibanez sounds too bad with the EQ/FX...so I could just save the thousands I haven't got to spend anyway...


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Re: Growing up
Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 16:11:56
Hi,

I have a guitar which i bought over 20 years ago when i first tried to learn and gave up after a few months. When i started again about 4 years back I wanted a Les Paul, so i said that if i stuck at it for a year i would buy one. So i did. The thing is, i find i still play my old guitar more. I don't know why, but it's like an old friend - an old school mate. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the LP, but the old Aria Pro 2 just feels so much more at home in my hands.

My advice; if you can, make sure you do a lot of trying, before you start buying. The ES355 does look awesome though.

Cheers,

Digger


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Re: Growing up
Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 21:15:28
Good advice Digger, if I may add one further thing take your amp with you because soundwise its the two working together that matters. I spent a lot of time and money swapping a guitar and then the amp sequentially - not the best move.

Sciencebase = Mind you a 335 droooool  Go on you know you're worth it.
Moreover being light its great for your back as you get older too, so you can justify it on medical grounds!
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Neil

BTW if just saw an Orange Twin identical to the one I had at Uni on sale for ?2000 in denmark street which i part exchanged for a tranny amp I still have worth probably ?150 max oh well....


Re: Growing up
Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 15:56:53
Yes...medical grounds...


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Re: Growing up
Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 17:26:12
Hi science base,

Great advice from both Digger and Neil. 

I've owned so many guitars, both electric and acoustic - sold many of them too. The only one I regret letting go was my American Fender Telecaster, it was like an old friend. I didn't think I'd muss it, but I certainly do.  It was however a heavy guitar - something to consider if you decide to eventually buy one.  I think once I make my mind up to buy a new guitar, I find it hard to resist the urge - guitars are such beautiful instruments :)



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