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Re: Best electric guitar for around $300

: : What is the best electric guitar for around $300? This will be my first electric guitar. I'm considering getting one of the following: Fender Stagemaster HSH, Ibanez RG170, Washburn BT-6 or BT-4 Billy T series, or Epiphone LP-100 Plus. Which one of these is the best?

: For under $300, you should check out the Yamaha Pacifica 312. I've owned guitars for about 5 years and
: I've gotten the chance to check out a lot of guitars... I own an ESP Horizon, which is a great guitar... I was
: looking for a cheap guitar that would stay in tune, something I could bang around. I picked the Yamaha
: Pacifica 312. It stayed in tune, looked good, played well, the TREM even stayed in tune, and most
: important, it SOUNDED good. Granted, it isn't as good as the ESP, or any of the guitars in the $1000
: range, but hey, for $300, it's a STEAL. You might even be able to get a Pacifica 412 for around $300.
: Seriously check 'em out, they are great guitars. Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong. :)

: Jeff

For $450.00 you could get one of the coolest guitars ever made. It is a Mach 5 and is made by Dean. Go to deanguitars.com and check it out.

Re: Best electric guitar for around $300

I have had experiences with a variety of guitars. From strats to Les Pauls and I can easily say that the best guitar for under $300 are the new Kramer guitars. I was sad to see then go in the late 80's but they are back and better than ever. I just purchased a new Kramer Striker HSH and it is great !!!

Re: Best electric guitar for around $300

: : What is the best electric guitar for around $300? This will be my first electric guitar. I'm considering getting one of the following: Fender Stagemaster HSH, Ibanez RG170, Washburn BT-6 or BT-4 Billy T series, or Epiphone LP-100 Plus. Which one of these is the best?

: For under $300, you should check out the Yamaha Pacifica 312. I've owned guitars for about 5 years and
: I've gotten the chance to check out a lot of guitars... I own an ESP Horizon, which is a great guitar... I was
: looking for a cheap guitar that would stay in tune, something I could bang around. I picked the Yamaha
: Pacifica 312. It stayed in tune, looked good, played well, the TREM even stayed in tune, and most
: important, it SOUNDED good. Granted, it isn't as good as the ESP, or any of the guitars in the $1000
: range, but hey, for $300, it's a STEAL. You might even be able to get a Pacifica 412 for around $300.
: Seriously check 'em out, they are great guitars. Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong. :)

: Jeff

Re: Best electric guitar for around $300

: What is the best electric guitar for around $300? This will be my first electric guitar. I'm considering getting one of the following: Fender Stagemaster HSH, Ibanez RG170, Washburn BT-6 or BT-4 Billy T series, or Epiphone LP-100 Plus. Which one of these is the best?

I bought a washburn BT6 not long ago, and I was very pleased with it. it has a locking trem, which can be annoying at times, but it sounds great and has a nice feel. I would recommend this guitar to anyone.

Re: Best electric guitar for around $300

: : What is the best electric guitar for around $300? This will be my first electric guitar. I'm considering getting one of the following: Fender Stagemaster HSH, Ibanez RG170, Washburn BT-6 or BT-4 Billy T series, or Epiphone LP-100 Plus. Which one of these is the best?

: For under $300, you should check out the Yamaha Pacifica 312. I've owned guitars for about 5 years and
: I've gotten the chance to check out a lot of guitars... I own an ESP Horizon, which is a great guitar... I was
: looking for a cheap guitar that would stay in tune, something I could bang around. I picked the Yamaha
: Pacifica 312. It stayed in tune, looked good, played well, the TREM even stayed in tune, and most
: important, it SOUNDED good. Granted, it isn't as good as the ESP, or any of the guitars in the $1000
: range, but hey, for $300, it's a STEAL. You might even be able to get a Pacifica 412 for around $300.
: Seriously check 'em out, they are great guitars. Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong. :)

: Jeff

Well, many of the guitars you listed are built by Samick and the Samick versions usually cost less.
Also check out Cort, Raven and Jay Turser as they good offer guitars in this price range.

Re: Best electric guitar for around $300

: What is the best electric guitar for around $300? This will be my first electric guitar. I'm considering getting one of the following: Fender Stagemaster HSH, Ibanez RG170, Washburn BT-6 or BT-4 Billy T series, or Epiphone LP-100 Plus. Which one of these is the best?

I have a washburn bt/6- great guitar for the money but way too much hassle for your first guitar.

get a beat up used american telecaster from some old lady's dead husband!

total guitar magazine

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hi do you know the e-mail address for the total guitar magazine.
kurt

tab and some scales

hello my main subject is the scales that uses the band named as Dream theater

Metallica, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Pantera.

I would like to know more about these bands and get some more pictures

Re: total guitar magazine

can you please publish the tab for 'Scar tissue' by the red hot chili peppers

which bass amps do you like best???????

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Im planning to buy a new combo amp soon, but I can't decide between Ampeg b2, gallien krueger rb 44, Nemesis nc-115p? what should I get is there a site that rates amps?

Re: which bass amps do you like best???????

: Im planning to buy a new combo amp soon, but I can't decide between Ampeg b2, gallien krueger rb 44, Nemesis nc-115p? what should I get is there a site that rates amps?
In the Bass Player magazine July'99 issue the Nemesis got the best rating.

Re: which bass amps do you like best???????

I used to own an Acoustic 360 bass rig , it had one 18" speeker in a folded horn cabinate that was powered along with head!! Is the company still around or have they merged with an other company? If so who! Please point me in the right direction.

Marwin Guitar

Marwin Guitar

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Heritage Guitars

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I'm thinking of purchasing a Heritage 535 or 555 (Similar to a Gibson 335). There's a huge website by Ed Roman that sells them. Has anyone heard anything about him or Heritage? Sure appreciate the help.
Jim Wilcox
Training Performance Coach
Tampa, Florida 33637
800-659-6090 X5210
<a href="mailto:Jwilcox@achieveglobal.com">Jwilcox@achieveglobal.com</a>

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

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Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

: If you go the Harmony Central Guitar Forum (a slightly more advanced forum
: than this one) and ask "what's the lowdown on Ed Roman" I'm very sure you'll
: get some people to rant about him. The feeling I get is that his website is
: a real nice resource for info, but avoid dealing with him
: if you can avoid it.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

I just got done dealing w/ the people from Ed Roman's guitars. These are guitar people, its all they do. They know their product, they know the difference between good guitars and bad guitars ;and they can tell the difference between someone who is looking to buy a guitar and someone that it just looking to use them as a price check. So cut Ed Roman some slack. For the record, he does have all the guitars in stock that his website claims.
I was offered the opportunity to play any on the 50+ Heritages that he has in stock, as well as anything else available. Someone let me know when Sam Ash or Guitar Center has let you handle any guitar over $1200
for more than 10 minutes without a baby sitter.

Additionally, I brought my strat in for a major body repair and he really helped me out with the final cost, because he can tell the difference between working musicians and hacks.

Last note:
It takes money to carry inventory and the retail market is fierce. If you want to put your hands on the guitar you are going to buy, go to Ed Romans. Otherwise take your chances elsewhere and order from the catalog.

You get what you pay for.

Jim

roman guitars

: If you go the Harmony Central Guitar Forum (a slightly more advanced forum
: than this one) and ask "what's the lowdown on Ed Roman" I'm very sure you'll
: get some people to rant about him. The feeling I get is that his website is
: a real nice resource for info, but avoid dealing with him
: if you can avoid it.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

Buy a heritage guitar direct from the factory, Wonderful wonderful guitars, Built if you like to your spec. And much better quality than Gibson. I own one of each. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ED ROMAN: NOT EVEN A PACK OF STRINGS: He has his own ideas of what a good guitar should be like. So order from him any guitar and somewhere along the line he has but his own personnal stamp on it. New Top, shaved off the heel. Etc... He Is famous for it. AND HE IS THE RUDEST MAN ON GOD*S GREEN EARTH:
Hope this helps.

Chris.
Major Heritage guitar fan. Sweden.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

: If you go the Harmony Central Guitar Forum (a slightly more advanced forum
: than this one) and ask "what's the lowdown on Ed Roman" I'm very sure you'll
: get some people to rant about him. The feeling I get is that his website is
: a real nice resource for info, but avoid dealing with him
: if you can avoid it.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

I pesonally know of three people that have had Ed Roman twist deals into nighrmares. He does not do what he says, and he demands more deposit money after the original deal is struck.He has a bad temper and no patience.Do not recommend doing business with him. Call Jay wolfe and get a straight deal.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

What's the deal about Ed Roman? I just bought a small 335-like guitar, Blues Deluxe from him and I like the guitar. It is the best I've bought in a long time. I hand picked it off the rake where I saw at least 20 of the same model in different colors. Now , how often do you get a choice like that? I just recently sold a Heritage 555 and Ibanez George Benson that I really did not like. I bought them used. I like the smaller body of the Blues Deluxe and the finish and color are top notch. I saw Ed Roman but didn't really meet him, I was there to buy a guitar and not talk story. Don't really know if he is nice or what, I wasn't there to make friends anyway. I picked the guitar, gave them the money and was out of there. I don't like to waste my time. The next time I buy a guitar from him I will do the same. Just know what you want and do the research first, before you step into the store, guys.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

Hi. I live in England, UK. I have No. 37 of 75 custom Heritage Gary Moore Guitars. I have to say these guitars are "what trees are grown for". They are an absolute dream. As for Ed Roman, I've never heard of the fellow so I'm afraid I can't comment, although I tend to agree with David B that you're buying a guitar, not buying a new friend.

Re: Heritage Guitars from the factory

I am interested in purchasing a guitar direct fom Heritage can anyone tell me how to do this. Thanks for the help.

Re: Heritage Guitars

I just bought one. 535 starburst. I think it's probably a 99 or 00 series. I kind of bought it just because it was so pretty. I saw that it was made in Kalamazoo...so I figured it was the old Gibson plant. It sounds so sweet. I paid $1000 used. perfect fitted case. Look around on ebay there are several. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.. They have very large shoes to fill by taking over and doing what Gibson seems to have forgotten about (Quality). I am very satisfied.

Re: Heritage Guitars

: : I'm thinking of purchasing a Heritage 535 or 555 (Similar to a Gibson 335). There's a huge website by Ed Roman that sells them. Has anyone heard anything about him or Heritage? Sure appreciate the help.

: First:
: Herritage guitars are VERY nice. They're made by the old Gibson
: people in the old factory and they're generally a higher quality
: product than Gibson is now.
: <P>
: Ed Roman has an unreal website that will make you drool all over yourself.
: However, if you look beyond the pics and READ any of it, his personality
: comes through the text, it will become clear that he's a real "piece of work."
: Though he does know his subject and does beautiful work.
: I asked a music dealer friend of mine about him, and he said he had heard several
: horror stories about working with the guy. He is aparently well-known in the industry,
: not well-liked. Of course, this is second hand information.

: So the answer is YES on Herritage, BE CAREFUL on Roman.
: You're <I>probably</I> OK if you just order one of his stock guitars,
: but you can also order then direct from Herritage and eliminate the middleman.
: A good friend of mine ordered a Herratige that way and had no
: trouble. You can also send it back with no hassles if you don't like it.
: My gut tells me Roman would give you a harder time about that.

How do I contact Heritage? I am also interested in purchasing a 535. I am having problems accessing their web page.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

: : : I'm thinking of purchasing a Heritage 535 or 555 (Similar to a Gibson 335). There's a huge website by Ed Roman that sells them. Has anyone heard anything about him or Heritage? Sure appreciate the help.

: : First:
: : Herritage guitars are VERY nice. They're made by the old Gibson
: : people in the old factory and they're generally a higher quality
: : product than Gibson is now.
: : <P>
: : Ed Roman has an unreal website that will make you drool all over yourself.
: : However, if you look beyond the pics and READ any of it, his personality
: : comes through the text, it will become clear that he's a real "piece of work."
: : Though he does know his subject and does beautiful work.
: : I asked a music dealer friend of mine about him, and he said he had heard several
: : horror stories about working with the guy. He is aparently well-known in the industry,
: : not well-liked. Of course, this is second hand information.

: : So the answer is YES on Herritage, BE CAREFUL on Roman.
: : You're <I>probably</I> OK if you just order one of his stock guitars,
: : but you can also order then direct from Herritage and eliminate the middleman.
: : A good friend of mine ordered a Herratige that way and had no
: : trouble. You can also send it back with no hassles if you don't like it.
: : My gut tells me Roman would give you a harder time about that.
: Thanks David for what you've heard about Ed. My "gut" kind of feels the same way. anyone else have any insights or experience with Ed Roman?

Im thinking

: I'm thinking of purchasing a Heritage 535 or 555 (Similar to a Gibson 335). There's a huge website by Ed Roman that sells them. Has anyone heard anything about him or Heritage? Sure appreciate the help.

: Jim Wilcox
: Training Performance Coach
: Tampa, Florida 33637
: 800-659-6090 X5210
: <a href="mailto:Jwilcox@achieveglobal.com">Jwilcox@achieveglobal.com</a>

Re: Heritage Guitars

I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A HERITAGE H357 FIREBIRD'
PELHAM BLUE. REVERSE BODY AND HEADSTOCK.SERIAL NO,
G36401. ANY INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL.IS IT COLLECTABLE?
THANKS! WAYNE FORD.

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

: : : I'm thinking of purchasing a Heritage 535 or 555 (Similar to a Gibson 335). There's a huge website by Ed Roman that sells them. Has anyone heard anything about him or Heritage? Sure appreciate the help.

: : First:
: : Herritage guitars are VERY nice. They're made by the old Gibson
: : people in the old factory and they're generally a higher quality
: : product than Gibson is now.
: : <P>
: : Ed Roman has an unreal website that will make you drool all over yourself.
: : However, if you look beyond the pics and READ any of it, his personality
: : comes through the text, it will become clear that he's a real "piece of work."
: : Though he does know his subject and does beautiful work.
: : I asked a music dealer friend of mine about him, and he said he had heard several
: : horror stories about working with the guy. He is aparently well-known in the industry,
: : not well-liked. Of course, this is second hand information.

: : So the answer is YES on Herritage, BE CAREFUL on Roman.
: : You're <I>probably</I> OK if you just order one of his stock guitars,
: : but you can also order then direct from Herritage and eliminate the middleman.
: : A good friend of mine ordered a Herratige that way and had no
: : trouble. You can also send it back with no hassles if you don't like it.
: : My gut tells me Roman would give you a harder time about that.
: Thanks David for what you've heard about Ed. My "gut" kind of feels the same way. anyone else have any insights or experience with Ed Roman?

Re: Heritage Guitars & Ed Roman

gibson guitars begins in a factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan...until 1978...thoday these factory is operated by the original gibson's employees.... under the name "herritage guitars"

Martin Guitars

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I have a 1966 Martin nylon 6 string. Model # 00-18G. It's in good shape. I would like to find out how much it's worth now and where would be a good place to sell it.
Thanks
~Aaron

Re: Martin Guitars

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I have a 1931Martin 1-17, serial # 48591, I am interested in knowing the value of the instrument.

Re: Martin Guitars

: I have a 1931Martin 00-18, serial # 49291, I am interested in knowing the value of the instrument.

Re: Martin Guitars

I am looking for a J12-40. Anyone know where to find a good one or whether Martin is still making them? JHS

granpa's D-18

Got handed down my grandfather's d-18. Was hoping to find out when it was made (s/n 81213), should be 1940 to 1950. Help!!!!

Re: Martin Guitars

:Iam trying to establish information about a
MARTIN D28 LEFT HANDER IE COST can you help

Re: Martin Guitars

: I have a 1966 Martin nylon 6 string. Model # 00-18G. It's in good shape. I would like to find out how much it's worth now and where would be a good place to sell it.
: Thanks

: ~Aaron
Good is a relative thing. If your guitar has no visible scratches, bowed neck or bridge, it could be worth between four and seven hundred dollars. I might be interested in it if you wish to contact me. Henry.

Squeeze tab

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Can anyone advise on where to get chords on net for Squeeze - another nail in my heart?
Thanks

Re: Squeeze tab

: Can anyone advise on where to get chords on net for Squeeze - another nail in my heart?
: Thanks
try www.nutz.org\olga\mains\sqeeze\another_nail.crd

Re: Squeeze tab

: Can anyone advise on where to get chords on net for Squeeze - another nail in my heart?
: Thanks

Try here:

http://tab.nutz.org/olga/main/s/squeeze/another_nail.crd

Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

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I need an owners manual for my Tascam 488 Portastudio. I ordered one from Teac but they clain it is on backorder, and they have no idea how long it will be before they have copies. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Re: Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

: I need an owners manual for my Tascam 488 Portastudio. I ordered one from Teac but they clain it is on backorder, and they have no idea how long it will be before they have copies. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Does anybody have a schmatic of the 488 Portastudio,,,,need to get one to fix some problems,,,,

Re: Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

I also need the manual. I have mailed Tascam, but no reply as of yet. Can anyone out there help me?
Thanks
Mike

Re: Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

I need one. too. Please e-mail when you got one. or maybe you know some address where i can download a pdf or something.

Re: Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

For twenty dollars, I will get you a copy of the manuel.

: I need an owners manual for my Tascam 488 Portastudio. I ordered one from Teac but they clain it is on backorder, and they have no idea how long it will be before they have copies. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Re: Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

me 2 please!!

Re: Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

I too need an owners manual for the Tascam 488, if the get one could you please forward it to me, and I will do the same for you if and when I get it!!!! PLEASE!!!!

Re: Need owners manual for Tascam 488 Portastudio.

I'm having the same problem. I ordered one from them also, same results. I'm trying to get my money back now. If you have any luck please email me. I'll do the same

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