How have I overlooked this forum?

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by AnybodyListening, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. AnybodyListening

    AnybodyListening SS.org Regular

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    I've been away from guitar forums a while now, but this place is right up my alley. I love seeing the resurgence in interest for 80's shred style guitars! I've been an ESP guy for many years and have owned several, many of which I totally regret selling. My collection is pretty modest these days, but holds true to what got me into music/guitars in general. In case you couldn't tell from my username, I'm a huge Queensryche/DeGarmo/Wilton fan. Empire caught my attention back in '90 and I asked the parentals for a guitar that year for Xmas. 140+ guitars later, here's what is in the stable.

    Replica of Chris DeGarmo's ESP M-II. The neck and body were built by Butala Custom Guitars, and no corners were cut in the hardware department. It's extremely close to the real thing, minus the Triryche inlays. The neck on this thing is killer, it's got an R5 width (1 3/4) but I installed an R4 nut for slightly narrower string spacing. Very comfortable and probably my favorite out of the 3.

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    This started life as the current Michael Wilton skulls guitar, but I had Butala build me the old school knifehead neck to be closer to the guitars Wilton used back on the Empire/LiveCrime tour. This also has a killer neck and weighs a ton... very loud guitar, plugged in or not!


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    Last but not least is my (sorta) Washburn N4. The body is NOS from their factory, but a good friend of mine built the neck using rosewood for the main construction, as well as a really nice piece of ebony for the board and stainless frets. Plays incredibly smooth and is extremely resonant. It spends most of its time in the case since the finish is extremely thin and with 3 kids, I'm not chancing anything.


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    Looking forward to reading up more on this forum... I've clearly been missing out.
     
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  2. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    First off, welcome to SSO, it really is one of the best forums on the net......and thanks for the pics! You have some sick guitars going on there!
     
  3. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter SS.org Regular

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    That's how I felt when I came here... Crazy guitar dudes and probably the sexiest guitars I've ever seen in real life and on the web.

    Anyway.. nice axe's and welcome!

    :wavey:
     
  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    No CDG dagger M-1?

    :ban:
     
  5. AnybodyListening

    AnybodyListening SS.org Regular

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    ^^^Stay tuned for that one. Hoping Butala will do the body and neck for me, then it's getting shipped to my buddy Robb for some paint. That is my favorite DeGarmo axe and it will be mine... oh yes, it will be mine...
     
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    AnybodyListening SS.org Regular

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    And for what it's worth, if anyone remembers 1point8t from the old ESP forum... I'm still alive.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I agree. It's probably my favorite Queensryche guitar, right next to CDG's Warhol M-II Custom and Whip's Graffiti M-II Custom.

    I've never posted there, but I have seen you post a lot. :agreed;
     
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    MatthewK SS.org Regular

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    Welcome! Anybody Listening is my favorite Queensryche song.
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Welcome! Cool guitars, man! :yesway:
     
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    ToneLab Bedroom Playa

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    Welcome. Cool guitars. Never forget when I first heard Queen of the Ryche on that first EP and then the Warning. Awesome music.
     
  11. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Seems a lot of ESP dudes are coming over here. I made the jump myself 3-4 years ago after the old board fell to the .... heap they came out with now.
     
  12. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Welcome aboard! I think you'll find SSO >>>>>>> ESP forum. They don't let racists just run the show here.
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    Man. I have no idea what you are talking about but it doesn't sound good. :noplease:
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I only lurked there, but from what I saw... 3 or 4 of the main regulars were pretty ....ty people.
     
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    lemeker SS.org Slacker

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    Welcome to SSO. This place is awesome. A lot of cool and knowledgeable people on here. I don't regret joing at all.

    Nice guitars by the way too.
     
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    Blasphemer Bird Law expert

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    Welcome, fellow Mainer!
     
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    Nice to see some Queensr├┐che love!
     
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    Always tons of awesome stuff going on here!
     
  19. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Scoop the Mids and Chug

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    Welcome to the forum!! Nice collection going man!
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    If it was in the last year or so of the old board, then those weren't regulars, just trolls. The regulars had called it a day at that point.
     

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