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Guitars Talk => Electric Guitars => : diaper head November 19, 2010, 10:18:06 PM

: dillion DSE 533
: diaper head November 19, 2010, 10:18:06 PM
i bought this one today, a pretty nice score if i do say...

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s180/cheezyridr/dillion2.jpg)
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: robert November 19, 2010, 10:58:37 PM
Congrats, that looks awesome!  :D
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: DetroitBlues November 20, 2010, 08:38:35 AM
That is a really nice looking guitar.  Any chance you'll have some audio/video clips of it?
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: pictoratus November 20, 2010, 09:02:39 AM
That is a nice looking guitar. How does it sound?
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: creekster52 November 20, 2010, 03:18:02 PM
Really nice!!

I hope you'll give us a "review after you've played it a couple of weeks.
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: DetroitBlues November 20, 2010, 08:29:03 PM
I was at the local music store today exchanging my daughter's chelo for a viola.  While waiting for the guy to figure out what she needed, I was looking at a really cool Hofner Semi-hollow very simuliar to this guitar.  I wish I was there long enough to try it out...
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: hagarfreak33 November 25, 2010, 06:20:02 PM
That is pretty Sweet!
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: DetroitBlues November 26, 2010, 12:56:03 PM
We need to get a demo clip of it.  I wonder how it compares to its epiphone cousin?
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: diaper head November 27, 2010, 03:19:06 PM
the epiphone is made of plywood.  this one is all maple, and has a HUGE block of maple inside to add sustain.
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: zagatron1 November 27, 2010, 03:58:55 PM
Lookin' good!!
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: DetroitBlues November 27, 2010, 06:01:13 PM
aren't Gibson's plywood too?
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: pictoratus November 27, 2010, 06:43:02 PM
A lot of hollow body guitars, including Gibsons, are plywood; only they call it laminate. It's the same thing; two or more pieces of wood glued together in a vertical stack.

Laminate just makes it sound better.  ;D

Plywood makes you think of the stuff you buy in 4X8 sheets at Home Depot. No one uses that to make guitars. At least I hope they don't!  :o
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: DetroitBlues November 27, 2010, 10:15:47 PM
I believe great electronics more than make up for the composition of the wood, with exception to acoustic guitars.
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: GreyBee November 28, 2010, 05:15:48 PM
i bought this one today, a pretty nice score if i do say...


Diaper - That does look like a nice purchase.  It should be a very versatile guitar.  Congratulations and enjoy.

I believe great electronics more than make up for the composition of the wood, with exception to acoustic guitars.

Detroit I would agree with you 100%. 
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: diaper head December 01, 2010, 08:06:29 PM
i would agree with that only in part.  you can get away with that if you remove tone from the equation by laying in lots of distortion and effects on a solid body guitar.
but if you're playing some jazz, or something with clean tones and complicated chords, great pickups and pots/caps  won't make up for crappy wood. 
just my opinion, ymmv
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: diaper head December 09, 2010, 08:05:16 PM
i know it's kind of an old thread, but i just wanted to say that the longer i have this guitar, the more i love the sound of it.  i get pretty nice cleans from the roland cube no matter what i'm playing,  but this guitar really sounds good, and the knobs are probably the most linear i have ever encountered. i can get alot of different sounds from this guitar.  but it still makes me want a tube amp for the gritty side.  it would be nice to play my roxbury on as well.  i've pretty muched talked myself into shopping for that sometime after christmas.  i really dig the sound of this guitar.
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: DetroitBlues December 10, 2010, 01:20:07 PM
I noticed Guitar Center has the Epiphone Valve Junior Combo on sale this weekend for $79.  That's 1/2 off normal pricing.