Baritone 6 String Appreciation Thread

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  1. DeKay

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    Sorry for the month late response, but yeah I owned one at a point. It's a nice guitar, but has alot of cons:
    first, single humbucker. Doesn't sound too bad at first but I feel it eliminates one of the most important points of having a baritone, that being the distinctive tone of a baritone neck pickup. Granted, this can be EASILY fixed with a router and a little bit of effort.
    Second, it has massive neckdive. massive neckdive. This can also be worked around by moving the strap button from the upper horn to where the neck joint is, but it'll still be a bit neck heavy unless you put weights on your strap or something.
    Third, the finish, like any oil finish, tends to wear extremely quick.

    The shape is also either a love it or hate it thing, and I didn't really dig it. The good news is it makes a great platform for crazy modding, like if you want to add a single coil to the neck or something. The action on mine was pretty good, and there was no issues besides what I mentioned.
     
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    Been awhile, let's see some more baritones. Since Fretsong screwed mine up so badly,might as well see some others.
     
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    Nothing special except to me.....first one I've ever owned, grabbed it a few weeks ago. Locking tuners, SD Custom in the bridge, tuned to open C for heavy rhythm stuff and Devy action. I've got some Blackouts on the way that are gonna go in here. Fantastic guitar for the money, especially used.
     
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    How does that set sound in there? Especially the neck pickup.
     
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    Please re-direct me if I'm in the wrong spot, but I was curious if anyone had any experience/input with either Lace Drop and Gains or BKP Black Dogs in a baritone. Obviously I'd like to spend $100 less but if the BKP's are that good (I've owned SD's mostly and some Lace gear as of late but never owned a BKP) I'd really like to try the Black Dog set. I'm going for a fairly tight, organic, mid output sound and it seems, from research only, that these two would fit the bill. Thoughts?

    Edit: They're going in an Epiphone LP Baritone that I will post pics of when I receive it!
     
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    The Lace and Black Dogs are 2 totally different pickups. The Lace are higher gain, and the Black Dogs are more of a traditional PAF styled pickup. What kind of music are you playing? The Black Dogs will be more versatile, doing cleans and classic tones, along with handling high gain stuff. The Laces will excel at modern tones, and lower tunings, but not as well for cleans and lower gain stuff. The BKP stuff is nice, but pretty pricey. Just my .02.
     
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    I'm playing black/death/sludge stuff i suppose but I've been steering away from heavy saturated sounds. I'm just looking for just past crunch but before hi-gain, if that makes sense. I have Alumitones in my Carvin TL60 (DB in bridge, single coil neck) and they've been absolutely stellar. I honestly might just go with another set of Alumitones. I really want to try some BKPs though...
     
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    Trying to get up to speed as to what's out there atm. I'm looking for a baritone that can handle E Standard (one octave lower), with passives, and a TOM bridge. Ideally, I'd like to keep the price under $600. The PRS MM seems like a good choice but I was wondering if there may be a better option? Tone-wise, I'm looking for something that can do hi-gain doom.
     
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    The tele baritones look great. Who says baritone guitars have to be metal?
     
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    I was thinking of maybe trying an Ibanez SRC6 Crossover 6-String bass/baritone guitar. The stock tuning is E,B,G,D,A,E, but was wondering if they can be tuned to E standard E,A,D,G,B,E, w/o any intonation probs.
     
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    I've tried the schecter hellraiser baritone, it's tuned by default at E (octave lower) and it sounds pretty sexy and chunky unplugged. Personally i had a little rough time getting used to the 30" scale. Though it comes with EMG's, you might find a used one in your price range, or one whose pickups have already been switched to passives.
     
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    the stock tuning is E standard, just down an octave, which is what you're looking for correct? you wrote its factory tuning from high to low, but you wrote what you were looking for from low to high. :hbang:
     
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    LMFAO! I just noticed!
     
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    I'm tempted to give the Pawn Shop Bass VI a try.
     
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    Grabbed this Ibanez RGIB6 28" as a workhorse studio guitar for the bands that come in trying to record really low tunings with Les Pauls and Strats, lol. Very pleasantly surprised! Swapped out the EMGs for a Nazgul/Sentient set.
     
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    Are baritone 6s good for playing in drop B without having rediculous thick gauges? Im thinking 27"
     
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    Drop B is ok in standard scale. Much below that is hard to intonate.

    26.5" is perfect for drop A, Ab and would sound awesome in drop B as well.
     

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