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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
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    Need some G&L Advice - Comanche vs Legacy

    Hi Guys. Two months ago, I bought my U.S. G&L Legacy - the blonde with the big tits.

    I'm seriously in love with this guitar. It feels right, it plays right, there's only one thing I dislike and that's the hum in the pickups. I can eliminate that with the switch, selecting the bridge and middle pups. But the tone changes dramatically. It is the only nitpick I have and I knew about it before I made the purchase.

    Anyway, an offer came my way from a guy who has a U.S. G&L Comanche - it's not a certain thing, but I'd been looking at this particular guitar (not just some random guitar).

    Same trem, maple fretboard, different color, but the "hum-less" pickups. See photos below. So, I'm conflicted.

    Can anyone tell me about the Comanches, please? I know the dollar values and I wouldn't lose anything there, I'm more concerned with whether the Comanche sounds significantly different than the Legacy.

    Any thoughts on differences in tone? I'm not using it for djent, etc., of course but trying to learn "solo/bluesy" stuff.

    All I can ask is that I suck a little less each time I pick up my guitar...

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    Join Date: Jan 2013
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    Yes, because blue and mirror pickguard.

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    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
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    I told the guy I need to see and feel the guitar. It's a local deal and the Comanche is two years newer, not that it makes a huge difference. The deal is a trade for a trade.

    Guy1 has the Comanche, Guy2 has an amplifier to trade Guy1 but doesn't want the Comanche, he wants my Legacy.

    I smell a clusterfuck, but I told Guy2 not to make any trades based upon my cooperation. I won't let go of the Blonde without checking out the Brunette.
    Last edited by Assault Bacon; 01-21-2016 at 06:03 PM.

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    Join Date: May 2009
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    It will sound different from your Legacy but still like a strat. As I said before you bought the Legacy, you really can't go wrong with a G&L. If you want to get rid of noise but still have a strat sound the Comanche is probably the best way to go. You could always swap the pickups in the Legacy for some hum canceling singles, but either way is a win.

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    Join Date: Apr 2010
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    I'd just pick up some noise-cancelling singles. Drew could probably recommend some good ones.

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    Join Date: Apr 2009
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    If you like everything about the guitar except for the hum, I'd just swap the pickups personally.
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    Legacy > Comanche, IMO. Different-sounding guitars, and the Legacy just sounds better to me.

    Although, if you're going to swap the pickups on a Legacy, let me know so I can buy your old ones
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    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

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    Yeah... good advice, guys. I'm not thinking right.

    I'm keeping her.

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