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Talk me out of the Ernie Ball Armada

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by EpicEsquire, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. EpicEsquire

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    Why? What’s armada with it?
     
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    To my eyes and ears - nothing - just trying to drum up some debate and hear what the cons are
     
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    Get it!
     
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    I think they look gorgeous! But they're neck-thru and only have a master vol and master tone. So they're garbage. Avoid at all costs!
    (hope that helped)
     
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    Sexy guitar. I like it, you should get it.
     
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    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    I've given this a LOT of thought and all i can say is "get it!"
     
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    The inlays look like the light fixtures that adorn the hallways of hotels.

    Did that work?
     
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    Get it. Life is short. It's about time you did something for YOU!
     
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    It has a nice chunky neck. I had one a foolishly sold it. Wish I had it back.
    So....don’t get it if you like the typical smallish EBMM necks.
     
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    redragon Silver Supporting Member

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    Just not blue! Blue is an unnatural color.
     
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    I had one briefly a year ago. I didn’t keep since it wasn’t really my thing. It sounded and played great though. Very unique design.
     
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    I am a huge Music Man fan but I couldn’t get along with the fat neck that these have
     
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    What's with the strange plastic pickup mounting rings? Will it take a standard PAF style humbucker, or does it have something proprietary in there?

    The market pricing for the Armada seems weird, I see some for $500 and others for $2,500, I have no idea what they're genuinely worth.

    If it were me, I'd be looking more towards the Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent.
     
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    I can't help you and have no answers for you.
     
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  16. Secret Ingredient

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    They look cool to me. Try it out and post some clips.
     
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    The Luke III? Cutlass? Albert Lee?
     
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    The chunky neck appeals to me - I love my Albert Lee but its neck is just tiny. And I think the blue is great.

    Er, um, I guess the Armada body does look a little weird though.
     
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    I hear they were heavy... That's all I've got.
     
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