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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2004, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Maverick guitars

does anyone own one of these?

how are they? pricey?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 03:32 AM
 
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I don't own one, but I gave one (an F1, I think) a good going over in a shop. It was ok. For 300 it wouldn't have been too bad, but it was 600!

The neck was super-wide - wider than an RG, I think - and had a very flat fretboard indeed. The problems were all at the other end... the pickups were very nondescript - I'd definitely take stock Ibanez Vs over them - and the pickup selector switch clicked and popped when touched.

The trem was even worse; some of the fine tuners felt as if they had grit in the threads, others were really stiff, and one seemed to just be spinning and spinning without doing anything.

Overall it wasn't a patch on my RG570, which was the same price new. With a proper setup and new pickups and a decent rewiring job the Maverick might have been a decent enough player, but I thought the price was double what it was worth. To be fair, though, I only tried the one and it's quite possible that that was just a lemon.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 04:17 AM
 
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sounds like you played a rather poor one, i have played many shelf mavericks and for the cash they are all very good guitars. the pups can be a bit on the non discript side but the ones they put in the custom models are very very nice indeed.

i currently have to maverick customs, a swamp ash and a pink f1 style one, both very very good guitars.

the trems hold tune very well in my experience but i dont know how they fare in the long term as i have both my mavericks blocked

i have however played some real lemons from maverick.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 04:58 AM
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They are decent guitars but not good value for money.

For that money I'd consider Jackson, LTD, Hamer and Ibanez if superstrat was what I wanted.
With the new Edge II trems even the RG3xx feel solid enough to consider not to mention that the Japanese made DK2 from Jackson is 300 brand new.

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i consider the build quality of the mavericks better than alot of other manufactures for the same price

just my 2pence
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 05:18 AM
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Chancess are Hamer, LTD and Ibanez Korean production lines are in the same factory where Mavericks are build and they have the same QC.

Not to mention that Maverik have NO resale value at all whereas if you go with one of the other brands and then change your mind you can at least ebay them for 2/3 of their price new.
I just think they are a very dodgy deal and the main reason is their price.
At 200-250 they would be an excellent choice.
At 600 - daylight robery.

ilia

Keep in mind that for 600 you can get RG2820 and RG1570 is 479
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 05:28 AM
 
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well each to there own.

all i can say is mavericks are assembled in the u.k and the necks are all finished by hand.

and they as a general rule come to you setup pretty good.

they indeed have no resale value and i would think maverick will be bust in the not to distant future.

oh and must add that a maverick f1 in a store is generaly 400-450
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 09:19 AM
 
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the old guitarist in my band had a maverick species 2, it was pretty damn awesome for the 400 he paid for it.
I was going to buy an F1 before i got my rg, but i decided to go with ibanez (the steve vai factor lol).
if i had enough money i'd buy a hardtail maverick as a 2nd guitar
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 10:12 AM
 
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i have tried a couple of them, an F2 and an F3. I wasnt too sure about the trem on the F3 and the pickups on both werent great.

Imo the F2 was really quite nice(fixed bridge), although the neck isnt my style of neck, it would be a nice fixed bridge alternative to the current RG fixed bridge.
Over here the only new fixed bridge RG 6 strings are the 321.
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do they have a web-site, or could you guys post some pics of yours?
are these available in norway?
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oh and must add that a maverick f1 in a store is generaly 400-450
The one I tried was definitely marked at 600, but this was when they were pretty new.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 03:59 AM
 
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yeah it wouldnt suprise me to see them up for 600 but the rrp on a F1 is 499 and you often see them for 400
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I've found Mavericks to sound very ROCK, that precise EMG sort of sound. I've found them to have a superb action, low and slinky with little resistance to fretting, superb shredding machines.

I've also found each and everyone of them to be impossible to keep in tune!

If you don't whammy at all, I'd say if you like their style why not. But I wouldn't buy one myself.
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maverick guitars would make great firewood
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