Getting a G&L

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Miles Long, May 4, 2005.


  1. Miles Long

    Miles Long Member

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    I am considering a custom shop Invader or a Legacy.I dont know enough about the best pickup configuration or wood and hardware to suit my needs.I play in a progresive jam band that covers a lot of different styles.I need a punchy enough sound to get into some funk and country stylings,but also I play legato style with tapping and a bit of the melodic shred thing too.Not a metal sound,more a vintage higher gain sound.I figure a wide flat neck radius would be a start,but I am unsure of the wood and choice of pickups.Probably a humbucker in the bridge and 2. single coils.Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. Swirl

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    check out the Legacy special. Its got blade style humbuckers. I find it really versatile for a wide range of styles.
     
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    If you want quiet, the Legacy Special's a good call - very versatile.
    The alnico pickups are very warm, and the MFD's are more aggressive - bit into P90 territory. Very nice, but you get the single coil hum...
    Some have a splittable humbucker in bridge option you might investigate...
    Look for a flat-radius - 12" - and perhaps one of their wider neck profiles. Try rosewood or ebony for the board.
    Both their ashh and alder bodies are nice, necks are noce Canadian hard-rock maple.
    Highly recommended guitars.
    I have a sunburst Legacy w/ a 12" rosewood board that's my main guitar. Have DiMarzio noiseless pickups in it...
     
  4. Miles Long

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    Thanks for the info,the gear page rules!Hey Nero,my band opened for you guys in Teaneck N.J.My Two-Rock blew an output tube during that gig,It sounded like a solid state Crate for that gig!Anyway,I enjoyed our "gear chat" Do you still have your doctor z? Bye the way,congrats on your blurb in Guitar player,sweet!
     
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    OH - just realized Swirl is Dave from Nero and Lauzon's Music.
    Nice to see ya, bro - a proud new dad to boot!
    I defer to Dave - cat knows his G&Ls...
     
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    sorry for the spam.

    Miles, I just sent you an email. I have a guitar that might interest you :)
     
  7. blong

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    Sorry for a short derailment of this thread, but I was wondering if that was really your name. I ask b/c my last name is long and I wanted to name my first son Myles Long, or Miles Long, but my wife won't let me b/c she thinks others might make fun of his name. I think it is a cool name.

    Just wondering,

    Bob Long
     
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    I think the ASAT Blues Boy is one of the most versatile guitars I've ever played, perfect for stage and studio. You have a very sweet MFD single coil in the bridge and a Seth Lover hum in the neck. They sound great by themselves and blend beautifully. G&L really hit the nail on the head when they designed this one. The one I liked most had an alder body, rosewood fretboard.

    >> The alnico pickups are very warm, and the MFD's are more aggressive - bit into P90 territory.

    I don't agree with this statement completely. IMO the alnicos are very classic sounding and the MFDs vary a great deal depending on which ones you're talking about.
     
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    True - I was mostly comparing the Alnicos in the Legacy to the MFDs in the S-500...
     
  10. Miles Long

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    Blong you just made my day .No offence but I just laughed my ass off.It is a cool name,not my real name!Have a nice day!:dude :dude
     
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    Legacy Special:AOK ....I got mine on ebay for 500 bucks...it needed about 100 bucks of TLC...now it's awesome.
     
  12. Swirl

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    yeah I remember that night. tube gremlins.. fun to run into another gear pig. I think you introduced me to this page.

    yes I still have the Dr.Z I don't think I'll ever get rid of that one. Its been good to me.

    do you still have that two rock?
     

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