Current Electric Herd. Next?

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  1. Bluego1

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    I know I’ve said in the ‘next guitar seriously’ thread that it would be the Yamaha RS502 with P90s, but there’s a shot I’ll have a slightly bigger budget in the next few weeks. Say, $1,500. Still might go with the 502 but now I’m thinking humbuckers on a Gibson scale, kinda like my LP Tribute but a lighter guitar. Maybe the Yamaha RS802 Rusty Rat. I dunno. It sure is fun to look, though. Any suggestions? Anyone have the Reverend Double Agent? Love the idea of a humbucker and a P90 but it has the Fender scale and 10 inch radius which is not my favorite. Still..
     
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    You have pretty good coverage of the basic food groups. Does look like you could use these.
    Epiphone SG G400. I have both G and E models and the Epi gets all the play time.
    Squier JM Jazzmaster.

    Reverend is on my short list too :)

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    Really, the Epi?
     
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    I don't see a lap steel or a Rickenbacker in there yet!
     
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    A colorful and varied herd!
     
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    If you're trying for "one of each" then you already know you need a trad stat and a Jazzmaster and a 335-type. If you're trying for something else, then - well, what are you trying for? You already own 8 electric guitars, some of them pretty nice. Do you "need" a double neck SG to play the Stairway solo, or what? If you're just collecting - then, collect away! Only thing I know for sure is that guitar #9 isn't going to make you a better player.
     
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    You do need a proper strat man.
     
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    No longer going for one of each. I’ve become a fairly good player (at least in my own mind), and I have terrible GAS. Another guitar won’t make me better, but now that I’ve become more quality over quantity, I want something like my King V, but playable from a sitting position. I tried that with the purple Dinky but I’ve decided I don’t really like the tremolo bridge. I’ve also decided against a strat (which originally was a fill-the-gaps choice) because i don’t like a middle pickup.
    Hell, I’m not totally sure what I want but the wife is on board with a purchase and don’t want to disappoint her.
     
  9. studio1087

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    I’d get a semi hollow Ibanez. You can rock them or play beautiful cleans. Ibanez builds some amazing hollows that don’t cost a fortune.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez/Artcore-Vintage-Series-ASV10A-Semi-Hollowbody-Electric-Guitar.gc

    Or a smaller body.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez/Artcore-AM53-Semi-Hollow-Electric-Guitar.gc

    I had one of these before I bought my Gibson Midtown. These are great. Don’t underestimate them based on price.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez/Artcore-AS53-Semi-Hollow-Electric-Guitar.gc

    I have a big old Ibanez jazz box and the Midtown now. I think I paid about $390 for this new with an Ibanez hard case. I love to play old Elvis Costello songs on this and sing. I don’t smoke but I think a cigar would go well with this one.

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    You need F holes!

    Here’s the Midtown. You can find these used for $900 with a hard case. They do everything. I’ll never part with this one.

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    Great suggestions - I was gonna mention Epi Casino for the p90 goodness and the f-holes you referred to.
    Peace - Deeve

    It's fun telling someone where to shop...
     
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    To bang the drum I've been at for a while now... looks like you could use something with Firebird pickups in it. Maybe an actual Firebird as you mentioned you wanted something humbucking and Gibson scale, but with a FB, you'll get a new sound to play with too. Not too sure on the weight though. I'm pretty sure they aren't Les Paul heavy, but not exactly featherweights either.
     
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    you need a Godin. easy pick.... they are all good
     
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    If you're looking at the double agent, try some other Reverend stuff too; the buckshot is interesting.
    But with that budget, you could pickup a Jazzmaster and some great pickups to do HB and p90 combo.
    Have you played the double agent? When I first saw a picture, the pickup combo reminded me of Gibson BFG LP. But the feel and sound were different when I messed with one. In a good, more interesting way (I'm a fender fan more than a lp fan).

    I like that pedal board. It's a greatest hits collection of things I've been tempted to buy for 2 years...
     
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    Something Gretsch. Casino or a 339/335
     
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    Actually, my Ibanez fits the bill, it’s just sort of cheap construction. I think I paid two hundred bucks new for it, though I did put all new electronics, coil-tapping tone knobs and Dimarzio humbuckers in it. I play it a lot. I should probably just be happy with what I have. Only a pig would add another humbucker guitar to that lineup.
    That said, I’m looking hard at the ESP LTD EC1000 in green.
     
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    Don't really have a suggestion for you, plenty of great opinions already.....but I HAVE to say, "Electric Herd" would make a GREAT band name. (and yes, I remember Frampton's Herd)
     
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    I added an MXR 10 band eq and switched the American Sound out for the Extreme Metal. That pedal is awesome. It has its own decent eq but I’ve got the MXR after it and I can shape that thing so you wouldn’t even think it was a metal pedal. Or I can make you think you’re in hell. I still dig the American Sound and I usually run the guitar straight into it and then the AS into the return of my amp’s loop. Nothing else needed.

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    @chemobrain offered me a lap steel a while back just because he loved me. Shipping was on me and i decided it was too prohibitive. Might have to ring him up again;).
     
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    Looks like you need more amps :p
     
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    Next amp is gonna be a Swart Atomic. A friend has one. Holy king of amps, Batman. That’s down the road a piece, though.
     
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