ngd! gibson explorer
So after months and months of searching for the "perfect" metal guitar. Months of spending far too much time scouring craigslist: chattanooga, knoxville, nashville, atlanta, birmingham, refreshing the classifieds on jemsite, jaxed, sevenstring.org and scrolling through hundreds of guitars on 3bay. MONTHS of comparing every fixed bridge and set neck esp, ibanez, schecter, prs, gibson, hamer and les paul copy you can think of over and over and over and over and over again....
I said **** it and impulse bought a new Gibson Explorer at Guitar Center. It's a freaking beast. I'm in lust.
It sounds absolutely amazing through my dual rectifier (which I could write a whole separate post about, and just might here in the near future, the new reborn dual recs are totally fantastic). I just got it home a little over an hour ago, and I don't really like to crank the thing up to awesome this late, but even at sensible evening volume it just sings. It's so much easier to palm-mute machine gun style riffs and down stroke on this thing. I never really thought I'd find a guitar that was easier to play than an Ibanez, but for heavy rhythm this guitar smokes my RG2550. It balances perfectly on a strap and I can comfortably sling it lower than I ever have my ibanez.
I also picked up an Ibanez TS9 to fill a hole on my pedalboard, I'll post some thoughts on it when I've had the opportunity to really crank it. At lower volume it lends kind of a liquidy "even-ness" to the orange channel on the rectifier, and a bit of feedback. Haven't had a lot of time to twiddle the knobs tho.
I'm so excited !
Last edited by Bahamut; 12-27-2011 at 11:57 PM.