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    Sold off my beloved BCRich Jr V Deluxe last week.
    Basically wasn't playing it very often, I don't think I like the 25.5 scale length .
    Wonderful guitar actually, so very well built... Just hadn't been loving it. Hopefully I won't regret selling it. I had originally planned to buy another Marshall with the money I got from it, but I already worked that out with my new DSL so.....

    Got to looking around for another guitar once I got paid and shipped the axe off.

    Was looking at esp, ec1000... I know, a round guitar!
    Can't really jive with the les Paul shape, in my hands it feels awkward? Not comfy, I've owned maybe 5 LP guitars before, sold em all off, great sounds, but the neck angle or something....just don't know.

    I Started loving the explorer shape again.... Gosh my actual best guitar of all time has always been my epi goth explorer.... I always say it must have been made on a Wednesday, I've wired a dozen different pups into that thing over the years... From std 9s to drop B it always plays well and sounds great. Now that I added blackouts ahb-3s, it's my go to guitar for recording.
    I Looked for a few used Gibsons....still can't afford those, gosh, not even close!

    Looking at the zakk Wylde line.... So expensive, but I found exactly 1 that I had enough money for.... Almost bought that. Then I remembered playing one when they were brand new, I spent 40 minutes at a guitar center trying to fall in love with it..... Couldn't see the hype if I'm being honest.

    Looked at a few of the Dean Z.... Always have loved my Deans... I've Owned close to 20 Deans over the years, some real good players, especially my ML's and razorback s and maybe only 2 that I didn't care for.... Didn't want to spend 6-7 bills on a chance, plus I still own 2 Deans.

    Looked at the Jackson Kelly's, beautiful quilt tops, ND amazing necks, but the body just isn't close enough to a real explorer... Am I an explorer purist?? Is that a thing?
    Esp.... close in look again, but haven't played enough esp to know that I'll love it.... it's good enough for Metallica and dying fetus.... But, then it dawned on me.

    The next guitar for me is going to be another epi explorer! Has to be, I know it, I love it.... But not another Goth edition, something... Different.
    Oh that Thommy Thayer model is hot... But that Lzzy Hale model is flat out sexy! Classy but yes definitely a sex machine!

    Brand New Lzzy Hale model it is.... On order.
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    Default Re: Sold a guitar, bought a guitar

    I love that guitar nice choice and it is definitely you. Nice to see you step out of your V comfort zone.

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    Went with this huh?

    Aint no pro but I know what I like....
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    Yep, but I got the pearloid pickguard. Which I like just a little bit better.

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    I've loved the look of those for years, ever since they first came out.
    Not very comfortable with small necks though.
    If they made one with a wide/chunky neck I'd be all over it.
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    Years ago I had an epi '58 korina Explorer with gold hardware and a white pickguard. I put a pair of Deathbuckers in it. Then I had to sell it. At least it went to a buddy of mine, so I still get to play it on occasion. Here it is next to a V that you should find familiar.

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    Nice! I can't wait for it to get here.

    Yep that's my V..... And my Randall too ha ha. Good stuff brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Securb View Post
    I love that guitar nice choice and it is definitely you. Nice to see you step out of your V comfort zone.
    Before my V phase I had an ML/razorback phase
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    Wow, that is quite a collection, there!
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    Cool MLs?

    E3 my 2004 Limited Edition ML only one I need. #28/50 Notice the E and the 3 in the top? There are about 5-7 of these made from the same piece cut for veneers. There are at least 2 other groups with similar veneers but different patterns in the 50 guitar run.
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    Aint no pro but I know what I like....
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    Hamer, Dean, or Various, Levy's straps, Dunlop straplock/picks, Daddarrio strings 10-46, Duncan, Dimarzio, Mogami, Monster, MojoDrive pedal on occasion, Marshall, Crate, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Black Shadow Celestions, Eminence,..

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    Default Re: Sold a guitar, bought a guitar

    I have three guitars, and only two are electric.

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    Dude, you change equipment like I change oil in my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTMN View Post
    E3 my 2004 Limited Edition ML only one I need. #28/50 Notice the E and the 3 in the top? There are about 5-7 of these made from the same piece cut for veneers. There are at least 2 other groups with similar veneers but different patterns in the 50 guitar run.
    Even I would play that! And I don't generally like the weird shaped Deans!
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    Dude - that Warbird was SECKS!!!!

    I was reading somewhere that the Epi had some advantages over the Gibson Hale model. This true???

    If you are starting down an Epi Explorer collection path...may I suggest the Silverburst Thunderhorse as a companion?

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    I've wanted the Hale since the Gibson model came out. Gorgeous guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Dude - that Warbird was SECKS!!!!

    I was reading somewhere that the Epi had some advantages over the Gibson Hale model. This true???
    That's what I've read too. Ebony board instead of rosewood, is a huge bonus for me.
    Graphtech nut.
    I watched a video somewhere....

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    Well she's home now.

    These pickups aren't bad at all, whatever they are
    Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers.... Gibson 57+ copies from what I've read

    Nice well rounded sound, not as punchy as most of my other pups, but they don't feed back much and they have a delightful tone.

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    This Neck is just a touch fatter than my goth explorer, and it's heavier too. But I think she's sexy!
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    Congrats!!! I love the Tommy Thayer explorer and the Lzzy one too. I personally just wasnt crazy about the gold pickguard. Yours looks amazing with that guard! I didnt know they offered an option. Or did you just buy and change?

    Yes, I was surprised when I read the Epi has ebony and the Gibby didnt..
    Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodRose View Post
    Congrats!!! I love the Tommy Thayer explorer and the Lzzy one too. I personally just wasnt crazy about the gold pickguard. Yours looks amazing with that guard! I didnt know they offered an option. Or did you just buy and change?

    Yes, I was surprised when I read the Epi has ebony and the Gibby didnt..
    So from what I've learned..... Either they took a bunch of lzzy Hale models and refurbed them with pearloid OR they took some regular Alpine models and outfitted them with gold pups and hardware's.... I think it's the first one.

    It's funny though, the case has the halestorm logo literally hacked out with a razor blade and the sig on the truss rod cover is swapped.... So even though it's a Lzzy Hale model, it's either a custom model and can't carry the name, or it's no longer a lzzy model even though it really is... I don't really care either way, as long as it's sexy and plays well.

    Has to be some kind of legalistic or licensing thing I'd guess. Maybe they made too many,or released too many I have no idea.
    Either way, I like this model better than the gold pickguard for sure.
    Tonight I'm going to swap the truss rod cover and get an hour of play time on it.
    I love it so far.
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    By the way - I get "Bought A Guitar"

    But what is the "Sold A Guitar" thing....how does that work????
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