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  1. #1


    Join Date: Feb 2013
    Location: Kansas
    ME: Gibson Explorer
    MA: Alvarez P.O.S.
    MB: SR1305PD
    Rig: Mesa Boogie

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    Belated NGD

    While I've been absent from a lot of things, I've still managed a couple to snag a couple guitars( gotta get some kind of reward for all these damn hours at work, lol!)

    1st up is my bucket list guitar, it's embarrassing how long it took me to get it, but it's finally mine. I've wanted an Explorer since I saw Metallica in '85(old dude alert) crushed up against the barrier center stage seeing Hetfield killing it, the Explorer has been my "white whale" so to speak. I went new simply because I wanted something new, I wanted something I could add battle scars to, something I could make mine. I've added Gotoh locking tuners, had a local tech cut a bone nut for it, and strap locks. Surprisingly, the Dirty Fingers pups sound great for what I do and despite getting some shit for buying a new Gibson, I found no QC issues and am more than happy with it.
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    The 2nd was an absolute impulse buy. I went to the local mom & pop shop fully intending on buying the PRS MT15(it's a rippin' little fucker)and saw a Charvel Pro-mod DK24 HH HT in ash on the wall and fell in love. After playing it the deal was sealed and home it went. It's got the most comfortable neck I've ever played. I'm not usually into strats or super strats but this thing just felt right and actually being able to run you hand across it and feel the wood grain is just badass, lol!
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  3. #2


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Kitchen/Laundry Room
    ME: Ironing Board
    MA: Laundry Mangle
    MB: Cascade Dish Detergent
    Rig: Washing Machine

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Coffin case
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  4. #3


    Join Date: Apr 2015
    Location: Sweden
    ME: Solar A1.6ET
    Rig: Kemper

    iTrader: 0

    All black Explorer is cool!

    That 24-fret Charvel is cool!

    ALL IS COOL!!!

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    Join Date: May 2012
    Location: Seattle, WA
    ME: Carvins
    MA: Larrivee
    MB: Ibanez BTB675M
    Rig: 2 Year Old Son

    iTrader: 0

    Both look great! An Explorer (or Kelly) is definitely on my list at some point, as well as a maple boarded Strat.

  7. #5


    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Washburn N7
    Rig: Peavey 5150

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    I have a San Dimas in the black ash. It kicks all sorts of ass.

  8. #6


    Join Date: Feb 2013
    Location: Seattle, WA
    ME: Explorer Custom

    iTrader: 0

    Nice scores on both counts. I love Explorers...they might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the shape just feels right to me. Nice Charvel as well. I don't have any strats/super strats in my arsenal at the moment, but if I did...it would be something along the lines of those specs.

  9. #7


    Join Date: Aug 2009
    Location: South Jersey
    ME: Fender Telecasters
    MA: Emerald X20 Artisan
    MB: STR LS-648
    Rig: Mk IVa / Hartke HyDrive 2

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Real nice on both counts, Congrats man and play the frets clean off both of them
    "Oh, those jazz guys are just making that stuff up!" - Homer J. Simpson

  10. #8


    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Location: Georgia
    ME: Jackson
    Rig: 6505mh, Mesa

    iTrader: 0

    Nice Explorer!
    Just a speck in the spectrum

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