Innovation vs all wood. Swiss made Relish (aluminum and maple) vs Gibson Les Paul

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  1. SoleilSF

    SoleilSF Squier Talker

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  2. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

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    Yes, I've seen that guitar some time ago. Cool concept, but mucho dinero.
     
  3. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    So which one is better for Scandinavian Black Metal ???
     
  4. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Nut

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    They're coming out w a black anodized aluminum version. Play not ABBA upon it, or Ragnarok you will begin!:eek:
     
  5. SoleilSF

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    @-r3-
    @Eddie

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    -r3- Squier-Nut

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    @SoleilSF
    To fight the horde
    sing and cry
    Valhalla, I am coming
     
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  7. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
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    I saw that a few weeks ago. Interesting concept, lots of money though.
     
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  8. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Meister

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    It's pretty wild looking, that's for sure.
     
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  9. SoleilSF

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    -r3- Squier-Nut

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    Fast forward to 4 min 10 sec.:)
     
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    -r3- Squier-Nut

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    That's an amazing concept for the Relish guitar. But, to be fair to the Les Paul, or any traditional "soldered wire" guitar, the Relish can only do its jaw dropping pickup swap w 9 types of Seymour Duncan PU's premounted by Relish into their special PU caddy and only available through Relish. Unless one has the $ or clout to "reach out" to Relish and have a different type of PU mounted in their PU enclosure. Have you seen the GuitarFetish Quikplug system? Not as slick as Relish but definitely more obtainable for "the average bear" costwise.
     
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  12. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-Nut

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    I think it's cool, but I don't know how useful it'd be for me.

    That is I might swap pups until I get the sound, but then I'm probably not switching after that.

    It sorta feels like paying for a muscle car with an engine hoist welded to the front end. I'm probably only going to need that a few times at the most. Maybe others swap from time to time, but this just doesn't resonate with me.
     
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  13. SoleilSF

    SoleilSF Squier Talker

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    New models from other companies will, most likely, be produced... then the debate will reach a new level of: 'wood body guitars' v 'aluminum' v. the usual 'basswood or other wood' etc.

    Look at what's going on with depleting "rosewood" stock. Thus, roasted maple necks have been introduced, aka 'innovation'.
    Eric Clapton uses only Maple neck ... not one with Rosewood. Blah, blah, blah.

    Change will take place. Cost will decrease ... as it does with all technology. Right?
    Doubt one can put the tooth paste back in the tube. This concept has been introduced into the market. Let's see.
    this may be 'Tesla', but other companies may introduce their own models.

    The thing with tech disruption is: IT ALWAYS COMES from companies outside the traditional industry participants. Apple iPhone and Google Android smartphones did not come from traditional, entrenched, telecom companies AT&T or Motorola.

    What did you think about tone, sustain, etc?

    @Eddie
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  14. SoleilSF

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    this!! hahahahahahahaha

    @Eddie
     
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  15. SoleilSF

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    Ok, I was at GC today and this happened. For power chords of course!!!
    And Scandinavian black metal!!!!

    It was in the used area, and... it just happened. ☺️
    I do not know how this happened, but it just 'happened'!

    Model:
    Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120 DSP, 120W Guitar Combo Amp.
    2 x 12 inch speakers.

    Fudge, like wow does it have, nay, it personifies, it is, VOLUME!!!

    FYI, potato chip container is in the picture for size, height, reference.

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    @Eddie

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  16. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Did you buy it? I have the head version through a 2x12 Blackstar cabinet.

    The overdrive stinks. I don't use it. The effects are reasonable and light. Doesn't overwhelm the tone.

    Works great with pedals. But I can't go higher than 0.5 on the volume. It's definitely a loud amplifier.

    If I were to ever play out, this guy is perfect for me. But in my mancave, it's tough. I really like it, but I don't use it to near it's potential.
     
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  17. SoleilSF

    SoleilSF Squier Talker

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    Yes, yes, and more yes I did purchase it. And fock it is loud.

    Pictures were taken next to my practice chair.

    Ok Eddie, what's a reasonable price for this amp, used?
     
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  18. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

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    I'm sure it can get loud. 120w w/ 2 12'2 is moving alot of air. I used to have a frontman 212R. It got ridiculously loud. I just didn't dig the od channel. Using a katana 100 (1-12) now. I do miss the richness of 2-12's
     
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  19. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    How much did you get it for?

    I like the tone. Good cleans with a light touch of chorus, delay, reverb. Not overwhelming.

    I just can't play it at the volume it was meant to be played.
     
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  20. SoleilSF

    SoleilSF Squier Talker

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    Mar 1, 2019
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    Cost:
    Purchase price with tax included: $130.

    There was a used Fender Mustang III, very good condition, but it is for $240 pre tax. So, I said pass!!

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