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  1. #26

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    Zombie thread, but I thought a couple things that may help someone searching out there could be noted. I picked up a LGB30 a couple months ago and I just love it. I love longer scale guitars but after playing one of these in my local shop I decided to go for one. I'm getting old and it doesn't hurt. For the $ it's a work of art for sure, but more importantly it a great playing guitar.
    -it's a warm sounding guitar. It's the wood+construction and just the way it is. Not so much so that you can't get any bite on the higher strings. But definitely basically a warmish tone.
    -The controls and pots work very well. It seems that having smooth tone adjustment is a rarity now days, but this guitar has a nice taper from bass to treble without jumps.
    -The bridge is floating and you will have to do something about that or it will move a bit after a few hours of playing. At least mine did.
    -The wood covered tailpiece is nice, but it is a bit difficult to get the ball end in the tailstock when changing strings. Not too bad though.
    -The fretwork is great and everything is smooth. With a fret rocker I couldn't find any with more than maybe .001" height difference.
    -The Super 58's are nice pickups. I replaced the neck one with a bit hotter pickup and Alnico ll poles. I'm not sure I improved anything but it allowed me to back the pickup down so I don't tap it with a pick.
    My only real complaint, and it's just a personal thing, is I would like a bit more depth to the neck. I wouldn't call it real thin, but tends toward that. I like some fullness in the neck profile.
    -To my surprise, the fingerboard radius is 10" which I love. I thought it would be 12" based on the specs. I have both plastic and metal radius gages.

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  3. #27

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    it's a shame this review wasn't available when this dialogue was up and running.

    I think it ends the debate as to whether the GB10 can deliver a thick, warm, snappy tone.

    This is about as snappy as it gets..


  4. #28

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    It's all about budget .. If you're more comfortable with the price of the GB30 then buy that .. The cheaper Ibanez guitar are a bang for the buck and feel pretty good. Not as good as the MIJ ones, but pretty good.

    The pups are a bit bland, but a new pup won't ruin you


    That being said, with my budget I'd go with a used GB10

  5. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov
    It's all about budget .. If you're more comfortable with the price of the GB30 then buy that .. The cheaper Ibanez guitar are a bang for the buck and feel pretty good. Not as good as the MIJ ones, but pretty good.

    The pups are a bit bland, but a new pup won't ruin you


    That being said, with my budget I'd go with a used GB10
    I was.. but now I'm looking at a Gibson L5 or similar.