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Old 12-15-2012, 06:46 AM
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Re: The current quality of Chibanez copies


WOW!!.....WTF!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:36 PM
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WOW!!.....WTF!!
Yeeeeep!
Poor guy got duped into a Chiba.
At least he's making the effort to put it to good use by posting those pics in hopes of saving someone else from disaster.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:04 PM
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Re: The current quality of Chibanez copies


Awwww............. It's not that bad.

A new neck, body, electronics, and a bunch of hardware and this think can be a killer!!!!

Reminds me of an old joke:

Kid 1: How do I get my Mustang to beat a Camaro??
Kid 2: easy, get the radiator cap, and pull a Porsche under it!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:33 AM
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Re: The current quality of Chibanez copies


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BTW: I found out one, really big one... if you see the guitar in person , try the selector switch, the real deal has a 5 way switch while the chibanez has 4. So if it clicks 4 times you don't even have to look any further.
Not sure which way you're implying with this, but a 5 way selector clicks four times going from pos 1 to pos 5. Just as a 3 way would only click twice going from 1 to 3. The click occurring when you change position and whatnot. So a 4 way would click thrice, so that would be your instant fakeness test I assume. Although why they would make a mistake like that- when every 3 pickup guitar under the sun has a 5 way, and from what I can tell 4 way switches are only found on modded tele's- is beyond me.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:24 AM
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Re: The current quality of Chibanez copies


Type first.

Think second.

Laugh a lot.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:08 PM
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Re: The current quality of Chibanez copies


out with the fake...

in with the genuine Dimarzio pick ups and Ibanez electronics, (thanks to Rich )

This is what the single coil pick up looks like up close

Check out the electrical tape on the Humbuckers SMH

The Dimarzio Pick ups use a cloth wrapping
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:26 PM
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Re: The current quality of Chibanez copies


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it's terrible, isn't it?

Yes damn...it's terrible. Hopefully nobody will buy these fakes in the future. But unfortunally some will. Good with a thread like this were people can see how extremely bad things they build.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:17 PM
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Type first.

Think second.

Laugh a lot.
No--I just tested it out on my LNG. It clicked 5 times, but that 5th click was more of a CLUNK.....and now it's broken......lol.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:21 PM
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Re: The current quality of Chibanez copies


I would be interested in seeing someone cut one of those bodies in half to see what wood if any it is.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:21 PM
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I would be interested in seeing someone cut one of those bodies in half to see what wood if any it is.
I think the long-lost LinuxPenguin posted body wood pics a few years ago...before he disappeared for good.

Oh--good to see you, Cosmic!!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:15 AM
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The wood seems to be something lightin color and relatively soft. I am not a wood expert, but it's solid, not plywood or MDF
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:25 AM
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No--I just tested it out on my LNG. It clicked 5 times, but that 5th click was more of a CLUNK.....and now it's broken......lol.
I counted like this 1- move ,click 2 move click 3 move click 4 move click 5
But I admit I made a mistake here the chibanez switch is a 5 way switch , too... sorry
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:25 AM
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I counted like this 1- move ,click 2 move click 3 move click 4 move click 5
But I admit I made a mistake here the chibanez switch is a 5 way switch , too... sorry
Yes, 5-way switches have 5 positions, but only move 4 times.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:02 AM
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No--I just tested it out on my LNG. It clicked 5 times, but that 5th click was more of a CLUNK.....and now it's broken......lol.
Not broken, youve discovered the magical sixth "god position"!

Now you can play like vai!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:40 AM
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Not broken, youve discovered the magical sixth "god position"!

Now you can play like vai!
haha, that's funny
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