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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by fattboyzz, Feb 1, 2019.
$100 is a lot of money. ha ha. $150 gets you a Harley Benton that can compete with the big boys.
He’s one of the few guitar guys I unsubscribed from.
I like his no drama channel . Even though I don't watch all his stuff ,I do enjoy most of it ;0)
I think Ralph bought one of these but I don't remember if it worked out for him.
That's one pretty burst! I find myself wanting one. The monoprice website says the body is basswood.
Is "unsurprising" a word? If so, it was unsurprising that he had a few laughs. I did buy one of the Indio teles and it was a solid build for $99. When I went to cut down the herd, I had no takers on Craigs. Off with the neck and on to ebay as a loaded body, it brought in $75-$85, and I still have a nice project neck. Unsurprising, no complaints here.
I did. And I have it. But I paid something like $70 to $80 for it because there was free shipping (which still is I think) and some discount on top of a sale or something. Plus it was on a day of the week with a "day" in the name. LOL.
I did my usual complaining because I was comparing it to an earlier editon of the Strat clone, the California Classic, that I got in 2017. That one came perfectly set up and intonated. This one ... wasn't.
But you folks told me I could try to do my own setup. So I bought strings, a better set of feeler gauges, one of those string gauge ruler and even a set of radius templates. It turned out the last two I never got around to using very much, although I did use the templates a little. I guess I should sell them or give them away or something.
Anyway after I did a setup it turned out I really liked it a lot. It sounds a little different than my '17 Monoprice guitar, maybe because of the maple fingerboard versus the rosewood.
I did get a whammy bar with mine and the free gig bag was a lot better than the one that came in the older Strat clone. One downgrade was that the pickguard is a one-ply thick slab of whatever where the older Monoprice had a nicer 3-ply guard.
I don't use the whammy much and I don't know much about setting the whammy so I just more or less kept it flat.
One interesting thing is the reviewer said the radius appears to be 12 inches. The Monoprice web site says it is 9.5 inches. That's the radius gauge I used. I may recheck it, however. He also said he couldn't find any specs on the guitar and they are all over the Monoprice web site.
But I do pretty much agree with him. The neck is fantastic. The tuners are not "bad" but not as good as the ones on my other Monoprice. He says the trem block is junk and he is probably right.
Actually I have not taken the guitar in to be professionally set up as my modest work has gotten it into the neighborhood. I may still do that ... and I really should. But I probably won't.
Thanks for the video!
Thanks a lot for the review!
He did an upgrade vid!
I bought an Indio P-bass last year and it's pretty much the same, except I had to fix a too-low nut slot and replace the output jack. I paid $109 and am very happy with it.
I was just fixing to post this video . Thanks
I saw this and here’s my thoughts. For the same price (£99) you can have a brand new Squier Bullet Strat (or £80 for an older unsold Bullet Strat model from Argos) and maybe be better to invest in that and get mods instead.
3rd video is up.
Setting it up .
I bought a Monoprice Tele copy for $65.00 on sale and I would have to say it was a good deal. I swapped out the pickups and electronics for some GFS stuff and put in a set of Wilkinson Tuners. That and a 5 minute fret dress and it turned out to be a pretty nice guitar.
I like yours better than the Strat in the video
Have a hard time trusting a China made guitar, now those Squier workers in Indonesia deserve a raise for the nice work!
That blue burst is nice
That's very interesting, thanks!