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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by _MementoMori_, Jun 24, 2021.
$ wise it's a good deal for you. Mojo wise and upper fret access wise, the Wilshire wins.
Do the trade. You don’t need the Bigsby anyway, because you’re buying a Les Trem.
(Personally, I would keep the Wilshire. But that’s just me.)
This is true. Now I'm just being forced to go with the Les Trem over the Bigsby. I'm sure I'll like it though - I've never read a bad review on one.
OP - Play one first before you dive in. I have the red version of the guitar you wish to trade for, and it's nowhere NEAR the "Tele that sounds like an LP" that I thought it would be. It's a nifty guitar, but it really doesn't deliver the LP vibe or tone, despite being decked out with real-deal US-made Seymours ('59 neck, Pearly Gates bridge). I would be willing to bet I could transplant those same pickups into an import LP copy or Korean Hamer Sunburst and have a much better sounding axe. It is a really cool LOOKING guitar, and it plays pretty smooth, but if you're after an LP that "looks like a Tele," this probably ain't it. Good luck!
Thanks for your input. Makes you wonder where that LP sound comes from. There are so many commonalities between this and an LP: all-mahogany/maple construction, set neck, dual humbuckers. I guess the body isn't as thick as an LP, but I can't imagine that being the magical X factor. What's the scale length on this Tele?
How does your desire to use the Bigsby factor into the trade? Remove the bigsby and sell her without. I think its possibly a good trade for both, but (I'm going Freud on you now) your hesitation could be your subconscious telling you to keep what you have. Listen to your inner voice, because when the right deal comes along you'll jump at it without hesitating. When the right deal to horse trade the Epi comes along you will run not walk. Plan B) Do the deal and experience as many guitars you possibly can (you'll regret selling many, including this one, but you'll always love what you have in the moment).
Thanks doc. Haha.
I can say with certainty that it's really just the Bigsby that I hate to see go. Especially with the Callaham upgrades. When I complete this trade, I'll have no guitars with a tremolo. And that ain't cool.
Can we see photos of the Wilshire? It sounds like a sweet little guitar.
I posted a few pics in this thread:
If you don't dislike the Wilshire and you were not already in love with the HH tele, don't trade! Sell for cash or just hang on to it until you have time to play more.
I disagree with the ‘upgrades are valueless’ arguments.
If you want stock, you wouldn’t entertain a modified guitar. If on the other hand you are after something different from Standard then upgrades will be factored in.
We’re all different, and others mileage will definitely vary, but if you spend money on the upgrades they should be factored-in imho.
Judging by the specs you've listed, the Epi sounds like a nice player. If you did the trade, I can almost guarantee you'd do similar mods to the new Fender, because that's how us folks on this forum operate, so you'd be ultimately spending money anyway.
I'd pull the Bigsby, install it on the Starcaster, and keep the Wilshire. You're not out any cash, you've got a project to keep you busy, and you'll have a couple of cool guitars when you're done.
Well, the deal is made. I'm going to trade. Meeting at 5:00 to do the deal!
I'll miss the Bigsby. But this gives me a good excuse to try a Duesenberg now.
Which one would you have more fun with? Figure that out and either keep or trade to achieve maximum enjoyment.
Even if you were trading down in monetary value, it’s worth it if you’re getting more enjoyment out of it. Within reason, of course.
This is EXACTLY how I think. I really truly don't look at all trades as having to be apples to apples. I trade for things that pique my curiosity and spark my interest - even if it means I sometimes "trade down." I think this trade is equal-ish. I'm definitely trading for something with more potential to appreciate.
The Epi is waaay cooler
Regardless, this does not sound like downsizing unless you plan to sell the MII.
You are correct. I am a failure. But I did sell a pedal recently without replacing it!
You are not a failure, baby steps!
Haha... that's right! I'm a winner! I done good!