G&L Tribute Will Ray Sig. Anyone using one??

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  1. therhodeo

    therhodeo Member

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    I played one in a store a few days ago and really liked it. The pickups sounded great, it looked really good, and it sounded killer. I have a few questions though.

    1. How easy is the B-Bender to maintain/keep in tune up and down the neck?
    2. How is the electronics in the Indonesian models?
     
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    I had a Hipshot fitted to a G&L ASAT classic- it worked fine, stayed in tune - in the end though, I found the hip lever awkward and removed the unit - though I hear many like them. The bender is certainly well made - I think, if possible its a good idea to try the system out over a day or two before you decide either way. I can't comment on the Will Ray model specifically, but IMO G&L make fine guitars - Haven't played a dud yet- I have only tried USA made models, though.
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    I didn't like the Hipshot either. The "throw" is really short. Not pedal-steel like at all.

    I ended up taking it off my ASAT.
     
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    Aren't the G&L Tribute electronics American? I know the pickups are.
     
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    I noticed that while playing with it. It was either bent or not. None of the sound in between.
     
  7. Boris Bubbanov

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    The pots, switches, jacks and caps are the small, Asian stuff one might find on a Squier. But yeah, the pickups are G + L USA. If you want a S D Seth Lover in your Bluesboy, you gotta buy USA G + L or put that in there yourself.

    The Tributes are made at Cortek in Surabaya, right where the Squiers are made and frankly, those components do work fairly well these days. I mean, a lot of the CTS stuff going into Fenders comes out of Taiwan, right?


    Bubbanov
     
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    On a related note, I wonder if Will Ray ever posts here. I enjoy his ebay guitar column in Guitar Player. He seems like a bit of a gearhound, so I wouldn't be surprised if he dropped in here from time to time.
     
  9. therhodeo

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    Hmmm$700 for a guitar made in the same place as squiers. I'm not sure I like that.
     
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    Hmmm$700 for a guitar made in the same place as squiers. I'm not sure I like that.
     
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    its a contract factory. they make guitars to your spec.

    having played the Tributes, they're definitely on par with MIM Fender, which is exactly what they were going for.
     
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    I guess I was hoping for more than that.
     
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    I have one, but I haven't played it much because I am a collector. My memory though is that it sounded pretty good when I did play it.

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    It certainly is a nicely made guitar.:AOK
     

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