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    Hi all, my name's Jack, and although I don't currently have an SG :( ... I do plan on buying one early next year. I do have a red Ibanez Artcore and a black MIM Fender Strat... funny, I like the neck on the Ibanez but not the body, and the body on the Fender but not the neck... don't really care for the sound on either... might be because my amp sucks, but I don't care for Fender single-coils anyway. Speaking of which, my dad (who passed away earlier this year) worked at Fender's Corona plant for about 1-1/2 years and even met Brian Setzer there.

    Well, that's about all I have to say, really. Oh yeah, um, I've been playing guitar since I was 12... I'm 15 now. Had to move though, and haven't touched either of mine in over 6 months :dontknow: ... I think I need a refresher coursw! ;D So, yeah, anyway... hi.
     
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    Welcome to etSG Jack!! This is a great place.....fun and informative!! Sit back, prop your feet up and relax.
    And just so you'll know.....we do like pictures of gear...so start posting pics!!!
     
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    Re: Hi, New Member

    I don't have pics of my gear, unfortunately, but both of my axes are stock and untouched and look like...
    c. 2006 Ibanez Artcore hollowbody
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    c. 2004 Fender MIM Stratocaster
    [img width=640 height=223]http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/4/8/0/327480.jpg[/img]
    Both look like that... not a one difference. Well, actually, mine have different strings... :D
     
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    Re: Hi, New Member

    welcome!

    what kind of amp are you using that you dont like?
     
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    Re: Hi, New Member

    [quote author=Justini link=topic=11485.msg149495#msg149495 date=1165906552]
    welcome!

    what kind of amp are you using that you dont like?
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    Eh, it's a... eh hem, a... 25w Fender Frontman. All I could really afford. I need something with tubes...

    It lacks... warthm. It's cold, scratchy, and other than that, unremarkable. On the plus side, I got it really cheap, and it seems built very solid. No problems after roughly 2 years of mild use.
     
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    Re: Hi, New Member

    nothing wrong with fender amps; but i agree, the lower price range can be somewhat scratchy and lacking the warmth a tube amp has
     
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    [quote author=Justini link=topic=11485.msg149497#msg149497 date=1165907756]
    nothing wrong with fender amps; but i agree, the lower price range can be somewhat scratchy and lacking the warmth a tube amp has
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    Well, yeah, the fact that it's a Fender ain't a problem (although I'd prefer some Hiwatts or Marshalls), the fact that it sucks is a problem. I really think I'd feel better about my playing if I had some better gear...not that I'm no Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page, but the amplification end of the sound is really cramping my style.
     
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    You have a Fender Frontman? Fender and Randall are probably the only two to do solid-state right (though I haven't tried the Epiphone solid-state amps). Just get a good distortion pedal to replace the crappy transistor distortion (an EH English Muff'n or one of those little Marshall pedals will do) and you've got a loud little amp there.

    Oh yeah, WELCOME TO ETSG!
     
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    Hey Jack, welcome!

    Gear is a life long pursuit...but playing is something
    you can't ignore if you want to get good at it.

    You got two good guitars and that amp is alot better than
    what alot of us started out with, I bet.

    Glad you found our forum!
     
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    Greetings!~
     
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    Welcome to ETSG EveryMn! :) :) :)

    An SG would round out the nice set you have now! 8) 8) 8)
     
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    [quote author=alexrules43 link=topic=11485.msg149521#msg149521 date=1165928418]
    You have a Fender Frontman? Fender and Randall are probably the only two to do solid-state right (though I haven't tried the Epiphone solid-state amps). Just get a good distortion pedal to replace the crappy transistor distortion (an EH English Muff'n or one of those little Marshall pedals will do) and you've got a loud little amp there.

    Oh yeah, WELCOME TO ETSG!
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    I have a Boss overdrive pedal, which is nice, but with it or without, it's cold and scratchy. No other way to describe it. It really can't do the classic rock sound, which I like.

    Also, I plan on selling/auctioning/trading my Ibanez... it's nice but I don't care for the thickness of the body- it gets uncomfortable on my right arm after about 15-20 minutes. The good news is it's in really good, near-mint condition so it's probably worth something still... cost about $375 new.
     
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