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NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:03 pm

Okay, so this is off-topic brandwise, but this guitar has Lollartron pick-ups, which makes it Gretschy! :D

I placed my order this morning. I hope it'll be delivered soon after Messe! 8)

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I can't believe it... I ordered something with a Bigsby on it? Poser!


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Promo photo... can't wait to get mine!
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (blueflamerick) » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:47 pm

Ooooh, nice! I saw that in the latest Sam Ash mailer yesterday. If I weren't in sell-off mode, I'd probably buy one of these.
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:28 pm

Dude nice!! :shock:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (fluffy) » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:44 pm

That is nice, but I'd love to see a Kim Thayil signature Guild S100!!!!
♪♫♪♫I need new strings, these ones have a bunch of dang wrong notes on 'em ♫♪♫♪


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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:52 am

Well, then you need to contact your local Fender rep, not me :lol:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:22 pm

geez I saw one in person, most gawd-awful color I ever saw, and if you want Gretsch sound, you buy a real Gretsch, not a Gibson for heaven's sake.
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:56 pm

Yeah Werner, you IDIOT.
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (deaconblues) » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:11 pm

sloop_john_b wrote:Yeah Werner, you IDIOT.


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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:21 pm

sloop_john_b wrote:Yeah Werner, you IDIOT.

:lol: yeah, idiotic me :lol:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:53 am

Electrostring wrote:Okay, so this is off-topic brandwise, but this guitar has Lollartron pick-ups, which makes it Gretschy! :D
I placed my order this morning. I hope it'll be delivered soon after Messe! 8)


I think you will regret it (as in no zero fret like a REAL Gretsch) :mrgreen:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (deaconblues) » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:21 am

Oh, he will DEFINITELY regret not getting that zero fret.

Everyone knows zero frets are the most important thing to look for when buying. The tone enhancement is most noticable when playing anywhere from the first fret up.
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:14 pm

Yeah, that's the price I pay; they just couldn't afford to put a zero fret in at that price! :twisted:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Wed May 01, 2013 9:07 am

Electrostring wrote:Yeah, that's the price I pay; they just couldn't afford to put a zero fret in at that price! :twisted:


it's called: "to save a buck...." or maybe: "to not spend a buck..." or maybe: "nobody's gonna notice it doesn't have a zero-fret..." or maybe: "too much trouble to put a zero fret...".

I used to dream of an SG Custom with a zero-fret. :D
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Wed May 01, 2013 9:08 am

All these years I've been playing without a zero fret. I had no idea i was doing it all wrong. :(
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Wed May 01, 2013 9:20 am

sloop_john_b wrote:All these years I've been playing without a zero fret. I had no idea i was doing it all wrong. :(


that's not your fault, blame the guitar's maker.

if we go back a few years: Gretsch came with zero-frets, Hofner came with zero-frets, Mosrite came with zero-frets, Magnatone came with zero-frets, even Japanese Kent came with zero-frets. Other guitar makers favored the zero-frets but I can't remember who they were. Not that a zero-fret is absolutely neccessary, but it sure makes for more confortable action if not an easier-playing instrument.

there are 2 contradicting schools-of-thought on the matter of the zero-fret:

1) it is more expensive and time-consuming to do a fingerboard WITH a zero fret because it requires more precision.
2) it is more expensive and time-consuming to do a fingerboard WITHOUT a zero-fret because it requires more precision.
:?:

don't know who is right but I prefer guitars with zero-frets.
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