I hear your point, and I don’t necessarily disagree with you, but I personally think it’s wasted on guitar pickups, that’s all.
Having done many, many pickup swaps myself over the years, on guitars of all kinds, I can say my experience is that:
It is really hard to drastically change the...
There’s no economic incentive for guitar manufacturers to do this. That’s way.
The “old style” works plenty fine, and the vast, vast majority of guitar buyers out there seem to want guitar tech frozen into a time capsule that ranges from about 1954-1969 anyway.
The people this...
Yes, for higher dollar items, it has absolutely eroded whatever value there was in shopping for used stuff on Reverb. Will still put pedals and similarly priced things out there tho. The rest I've been going back to CL, pricing it competively and I have been breaking even or doing slightly...
K-Line all the way. i’ve owned MIMs, MIJs, CIJs, MJTs, AVRIs. A Custom Shop, a Danocaster, a couple of “guy you never heard of”-casters, and some home parts brews..
Not to draw conclusions over a small sample from these builders,but my K-line is the one I grab the most at this point.
It’s actually not how I roll, but seems to be the way the majority of opinons on all things music/gear related are on TGP.
Not that my preferred aesthetic is super modern and left-field either, but I’m ok with things that are a little different too.
Depends on the gig* but I would just be thoughtful about it and show up with the right gear to begin with.
*If we're talking big-production show and a coordinated look is needed, would have no problem with it.
*If we're talking an original band, and the band leader/visionary had a specific...
I’ve got a Danocaster and a CS Tele and I can comment on the “better” relic piece..Now my fender isnt a “heavy relic” nor is it a Closet Classic either. So take what I’m about to say with the caveat that I might be making an apples to pears comp.,,
In any case, Fender is great, but somewhat...
Anything can do anything gang. The associations we make with certain instruments being "more right" for one genre vs another is more about hero worship and fitting an idiom than anything else.
All that said, I love Telecasters too!
I think part of the draw of a JB show is exactly that tho. His fans want that.
Oh and btw..I love Vince Gill...he has a few more guitars than that one '53 Tele. When it's his name on the ticket you can bet on a bunch of different guitars coming out too.
Brad Paisley is the same way, he must...
1) Do you have a regular use for it?
2) Is it redundant with something else in your collection?
3) Can you sell it for a number that doesn't make you cry?
4) Is it replaceable?
5) Is there sentimental value?