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  1. MaxOfMetal

    i do too much in life to get good :(

    Go fuck yourself. :wub:
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    How do you balance playing and gigging heavy guitars?

    Look into alternative straps. They make double straps that place the weight more evenly and even ones that put the weight on your hips, like a tool belt.
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    Gibson wins against Dean

    They're not "illegal" they just don't go through the normal retail channels, they're via third parties on open marketplaces like Reverb. It's too fragmented and there's little recourse to go after all the small time sellers and since the manufacturer is both not selling direct and based outside...
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    Gibson wins against Dean

    Those companies (Tokai, Fernandes[Burny], Fujigen, and Vintage) are based outside of the United States, so it's different going after them.
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    Gibson wins against Dean

    If "old guitar shape A" is nothing special, then why copy it? It's hard to really distinguish when "x" becomes "y" and no longer infringes, which is why this stuff goes to court where arguments are made and a consensus is reached. Is that consensus absolutely right? Not necessarily, but what...
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    Bass VI or Floyd strat with conversion neck? (aka, how good is the trem?)

    For real. These are pretty basic, so there's not really much to do bridge wise. It's all down to the saddle, nut, and how tidy the strings are wrapped around the tuners.
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    Bass VI or Floyd strat with conversion neck? (aka, how good is the trem?)

    Folks don't know shit about fuck when it comes to trems. :lol: Not talking about you, just what you've read. Again, it's like a Strat or Bigsby. If the setup is good issues will be minimal with caveat you understand the limitations of any system that doesn't lock.
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    Gibson wins against Dean

    All this "anti consumer", "anti innovation", and "anti competition" rhetoric and no one has really explained why it's better for anyone if Dean, or anyone else really, makes guitars that look like carbon copies of Gibsons. I mean, if all you want is a Gibson but cheaper Epiphone has been...
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    Gibson wins against Dean

    It's an interesting history. In early days, 70's to early 80's, Dean Guitars was closer to the smaller one man shops we see more frequently these days. Dean, the person, made one offs for rockstars and Gibson didn't really mind as he was only making a handful of guitars a year. Then Dean Z...
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    The only Jackson that has made me nut

    Everyone seems to hate it. I think it's pretty rad.
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    Gibson wins against Dean

    Pretty much expected most of the reactions in here. :lol: I don't see how not letting someone else make money off your designs is stifling creativity or innovation, if anything it forces other manufacturers to not make the same old guitars. Isn't that what everyone complains about? Fuddy duddy...
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    Floyd Rose Action Set Up (Have I Made a Mistake?)

    Neat little trick: candle wax. Take out the trem posts and run the threads over an ordinary candle. The wax in the threads helps stabilize the posts in the bushings. Works about 90% as good as actual locking posts without the chance of "oops'n" them too tight.
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    Can't decide between these... 80's inspired

    RG550 because RG550. Also, because Michael Amott circa 1991. You won't be this cool, but you'll be close.
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    ESP Exhibition Limited 2022

    Shit grows on trees. It is trees. I don't think of materials like this as sacred. Folks only think that way because of years of conditioning from artificial scarcity by manufacturers trying to squeeze every penny and manipulate the market. I've been to some of the wood stashes belonging to...
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    ESP Exhibition Limited 2022

    I mean, I think some of them are sort of lame too, tired "über metal" themes and such, but I still think they're artsy fartsy enough.
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    Anyone actively Invest?

    Those are features, not bugs, for a lot of the pseudo-libertarian survival-of-the-fittest techbros who really eat this stuff up.
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    ESP Exhibition Limited 2022

    It's right there in the name: "exhibition". These are functional art pieces. Not that that means you can't or won't play them, but it's sort of like high fashion.
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    Bass VI or Floyd strat with conversion neck? (aka, how good is the trem?)

    Most have a version of the Jag/JM trem. I'd put the usability somewhere around a Bigsby in real life use. You're at the mercy of the nut and saddles all the same, but you do get a bit more range. If you can live with more conventional Strat trems, you can probably live with one of these.
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    Current BC Rich Thread

    Am I having a stroke? What bridge will these actually come with?
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    Floyd Rose Action Set Up (Have I Made a Mistake?)

    Yep. Dead. Throw it away. :lol: Nah, it's all good. That's just an old wives' tale.


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