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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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I received my Paradise Jason Becker last week and then yesterday I went out and got a G&L ASAT Special...

I'm going Tuesday to pick up a Yamaha 12 string electric, I asked a store to set aside for me...I'll show pics of that when I get it...

The G&L

The Paradise
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 07:55 PM
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Re: New Guitar Week...NGW!!!

Why so many? How? I'm a little bit in awe / jealous.
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Well I paid for the Paradise back in November and waited for it's arrival, and the G&L I bought on a whim after playing it at a local store waiting for my son to get through with a piano lesson. I always seem to come home with something during his damn lessons...He also takes violin lessons at the same store. The ASAT wasn't very expensive as it was Indonesian made, but expensive enough!! It's surprisingly quite nice to play. It's also something that I'll be playing live through out the summer, and not care whether it gets any dings...

I need (which means want badly) an electric 12 string, for playing live. Right now I have a USA Ovation 12, and was looking for something a little more jangly and comfortable and the Yamaha just felt perfect. This too was not very much money as I haggled the guy down quite a bit on a guitar that was just sitting around. I'm also self employed (and waaaaaaaaay overpaid) in an area where there is a fair amount of competition music store wise and the median income is not so high which lends itself well to finding a deal...

Before the end of the year I want to have the PRS Prism...Then I'll be set, or will I?
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Re: New Guitar Week...NGW!!!

so how does the Becker play???
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Congrats on the JB model.... it looks like something out of the set from Sesame Street... enjoy !!
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so how does the Becker play???
I was uncomfortable with it at first, but I have to say after a few rounds (unplugged) with it, I really started to gel with it. At this point, I was ready to let it fly through a couple amps. I was warmed up by the time I plugged in, and it does have the Dimarzios' in it, and it does sound damn nice. It's an OFR which has the screw in bar, so I was a little touchy about that. After 5/10 minutes I was zoned in and playing pretty good. All in all, as a first time Paradise guitar player I was solidly impressed. The real test will be a year from now, and how it plays after adjusting with age...

The funny thing is that I felt like Jason Becker from back in the day, but sadly with about half the talent...
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