Re: Hondo Fender Bullet copy
- From: "Monster Zero" <rockindog@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 22:38:00 -0500
"Squier" <squier@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Tony Done <tonydone@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 17, 5:33 am, Squier <squ...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Tony Done <tonyd...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 17, 4:02 am, boardjunkie <boardjun...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Plywood body, unlike the real deal which is maple. Very odd
The local store has one similar to that, cheap Japanese copies are
common here in Oz and they vary a lot in quality. I have a Japanese
copy of a 335 from the same period, a Matsumoku Westone that I reckon
is better than the real deal.
Maple bodied strats? Tell me more. They would be bloody heavy.
many of the Ibanez Roadstar II bodies from 1984 (and some from 1985)
used solid maple. I have one (matching headstock from 1984) and
it really is solid maple body and maple neck. It weighs a ton for
a strat type guitar.
The complete guitar comes in at 10.15 lbs. (4.5 - 4.6 Kg)
That's easily into Gibson Les Paul territory.- Hide quoted text -
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Yeah, I don't think I would like it. The guitar world seems to be
moving away from "heavier is better", thank goodness.
yeah. after some research I found out that back then it was
popular to have heavy mass bodies because it was popularly thought
(but not proven) that heavier guitars somehow sounded and sustained
Well Ibanez certainly was on that band wagon with the 1984 Roadstar II.
After playing 7 lb Fender Strats and under 8 lb Teles that Roadstar still
has a great neck... but I never did like strapping it on much after
lighter guitars. And I really don't attribute extra sustain or 'tones'
to boat anchor heavy guitars.
Ah well.. still.. that Roadstar neck is one of my all time faves.
But it loses its lustre when it's part of a 10 lb guitar.
But that's one of the guitars I grew up with learning on so it has
Had a Roadstar II back in the day and it was favorite axe for years. I'm
also not sure why so many people howl about plywood bodies? My Martin
Stinger SSX has a plywood body and I'll be damned if it don't sing and
sustain as well as most of my other electrics with solid bodies. I think
pups have a helluva lot more to do with sustain and tone with electrics.
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