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post #46 of 126 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 09:31 PM
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I do know people who would and have done it. I don't agree but there are people who do it.

And Shawn Lane makes me yawn. Most boring guitarist I ever heard.
One day, when you remove yourself from the "Steve Vai Phase", maybe you'll be ready.
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Yes, but they arent good for a shred tone. Also you can not use them for Jazz, country, metal and blues.
What are they, Evolution's?
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One day, when you remove yourself from the "Steve Vai Phase", maybe you'll be ready.
There`s a reason people like Steve Vai, and it has little to do with popularity, especially since he`s an underrated name as much as the next guy in the shadow of hip hop and mtv. I personally didn`t like Shawn Lanes`work as much as Steve`s. I listen to a lot of Vai, something about his music just transcends me into a different world. Great way for me to stop thinking, and i get to the point where thinking too much makes my ears bleed. His music is like a journey in a world full of colors represented in tones and notes, it`s an experience more than just instruments lined up to make noise. I can`t honestly tell you Shawn was a bad player, in fact he had a lot of unique abilities which scored him place in the Godly shredders hall of fame, but regardless of how much you like him, don`t go and start making it seem like Steve`s the boyband of the shredder`s union. People like him with every bit his music is worth to them. I can`t say i ever spent more than ten minutes listening to Shawn Lane. Talented, perhaps, but his music never moved me at all. I wouldn`t pay to see him, even now that he`s dead.

Herman Li is an excellent player and a showman all at the same. I`ve seen DF 3 times now. Although a lot of their earlier work and in betweeners are alright, i really dig CTE and really more on an instrumental level than the lyrics, because they are cheesy. However, they can be classified as good cheese, like Swiss. what i like the most about Herman Li is that he`s the new guy on the block. A guitarist everyone can say contributed to the spectrum of techniques that can be applied to the guitar. Who was the last guy to reinvent the wheel or at least think outside the box. It was refreshing to me, especially after a few years of rap fused with metal and down tuned garbage.

Say what you will, but i am digging this axe. Quite classy and tasty looking. Wish i could say the same for the price!
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I picked up a Shawn Lane album and was disappointed. All the songs sounded like easy listening Jazz. Just not my cup. I like Eric Johnson jazz songs but they are more distinctive than Shawn's in my opinion.

I think the EGEN looks good, but I am a bit surprised by the price.
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One day, when you remove yourself from the "Steve Vai Phase", maybe you'll be ready.
HAHAHA.

You haven't read many of my posts. I'm no fan of Vai either. So that means nothing to me.

I honestly don't know much of Lane but I really don't care for fusion and the stuff I heard was, in my opinion, technically good but not somethig I would ever pay for.
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I, personally, like the purple and gold. It's hot! The grip and the (LOL!) price tag I could do without. Then again, I'm not an S guy.
I think the Jem is overpriced too. IMO, models like the JS and the PGM are reasonably priced. $2,200?!?
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post #53 of 126 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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Geezzz...$3066 list for what is basically just a mauled S540FMTK with 24 frets and signature pups. Hell, it's even got the same classic oval dots. Does it come with a wax copy of Herman Li's head on a silver platter?
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Does it come with a wax copy of Herman Li's head on a silver platter?
I wouldn't go THAT far! Herman is probably the reason there's now a 24 fret MIJ S to begin with.
Besides, the non-sig version seems more reasonably priced.
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.....but the overall look (purple and gold) are colours I'd see some 50 year old tart wearing in the local pub.
This is the sound of a man whose wallet was emptied by a not-so-young woman in a public bar, her outfit a tasteful purple accented by a vast array of bling Really Dee, you should choose your boozing companions more carefully!

I like it. I'm not convinced by the price though - I already own a gold festooned signature guitar with chunks hacked out of it, so I'm not too sure I need another.
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Yes, but they arent good for a shred tone. Also you can not use them for Jazz, country, metal and blues.
What are they, Evolution's?
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Not my style at any price, but why is this in the "non Ibanez" forum?
Because the OP is a ...
Well, I wouldn't say that but we can move it over to the Prestige area easy enough.
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This is the sound of a man whose wallet was emptied by a not-so-young woman in a public bar, her outfit a tasteful purple accented by a vast array of bling Really Dee, you should choose your boozing companions more carefully!
I don't even drink beer at all! hate the stuff. Oh, and my wallet is always empty except when my aunty gives me 10 in a birthday card or something.

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HAHAHA.

You haven't read many of my posts. I'm no fan of Vai either. So that means nothing to me.

I honestly don't know much of Lane but I really don't care for fusion and the stuff I heard was, in my opinion, technically good but not somethig I would ever pay for.
It's all good man, just winding you up.
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I think the EGEN is incredibly cool. I love this kind of thing. I love the colors, the gold/purple combo, the matching headstock with a white Ibanez logo... Very cool. Also the pickup switching is really original. But if was interested in a 24 fret S, I'd surely go for the TKS. I like that one even more.

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According to Herman, the E-Gen has no sustain issues
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