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Offline arvie

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Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« on: December 19, 2006, 03:01:40 PM »
Mga sirs, question ulit, lam nio na, noob lang aq. Anu ba lamang ng orig sa local na guitar? Tatak lang ba?

Pls response po ah... thx!


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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 03:44:41 PM »
di ko magets yung thread title.. hehehe :lol:
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 03:46:47 PM »
no offense..

sumakit ulo ko dun pre. it's been a long day  :|

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 04:50:56 PM »
ang isang lamang ng mga original/branded sa local ay yung quality control

may mga local na gitara na maganda, meron namang sabit. for ex. my rj raven sounds better than my squier strat, pero my friend bought a similar rj guitar and it sounds like crap, buzzes and it cannot be toned properly. although ang ibang brands may inconsistency din sa quality pero hindi kasing sama ng ibang local made guitars
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2006, 12:29:55 AM »
depends if the quality control, workmanship, and attention to detail is comparable. nasa abilidad at materials sa luthier...because sa totoo lang, depende na man sa experience ah. I tried a lot of Mactan guitars back in the day who were made by local guitar makers but they never really peaked my interest. However, when I tried similar ones from smaller guitar manufacturer's such as Andrew White, the sound is different and much better even though he doesn't see as much throughput as other people. Hopefully, the gap would have become closer in recent years since I haven't tried any locally made guitars in almost a decade. Maybe the local luthiers will be able to compete with their foreign counterparts if put side by side.
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2006, 12:37:20 AM »
Hey, some of the local guitars like RJ and Miltone really make some good stuff.  I also had an "Ocampo" Telecaster Copy for awhile that was really very good.

Problem here is these "Lumanog" Guitars.  They are LP, SG, Strat and Tele copies and most of them are pretty bad.

1.  Very bad tuners

2.  No truss rods, so you can't adjust the necks

3.  Cheap pickups

4.  3 way selector switches on 3 pickup guitars.

5.  Did I say bad tuners?  Won't stay in tune.

However, they usually do have Fender or Gibson headstock decals on them and some of the Lumanog stores will try and pass them off as the real thing.

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006, 01:29:19 AM »
Doc Rick,

I guess the Lumanog guitars are the same ones that give a lot of local guitar makers a bad rap. Why invest in more time and money to design a better guitar when you can get by marketing a knock-off to people who don't know any better? Sad. Hopefully, more people will want to build guitars the right way in the coming years. It seems that the music scene back home is getting much bigger and better.
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2006, 01:58:51 AM »
First of all, better syntax for interrogatives would definitely be good. ;)

Personally, I haven't been a brand person lately. If it works, it works - regardless of the guitar's origin.


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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2006, 04:54:30 AM »
Problem here is these "Lumanog" Guitars.  They are LP, SG, Strat and Tele copies and most of them are pretty bad.

1.  Very bad tuners

2.  No truss rods, so you can't adjust the necks

3.  Cheap pickups

4.  3 way selector switches on 3 pickup guitars.

5.  Did I say bad tuners?  Won't stay in tune.

can i add to the list? ugly frets.

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2006, 05:30:08 AM »
Problem here is these "Lumanog" Guitars.  They are LP, SG, Strat and Tele copies and most of them are pretty bad.

1.  Very bad tuners

2.  No truss rods, so you can't adjust the necks

3.  Cheap pickups

4.  3 way selector switches on 3 pickup guitars.

5.  Did I say bad tuners?  Won't stay in tune.

can i add to the list? ugly frets.

and salesmen who misinform you with specs

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2006, 06:04:23 AM »
you get what you pay for really.

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2006, 07:36:39 AM »
you get what you pay for really.


That is it in a nutshell!!!  You get what you pay for.

Of course, I love my RJ's.  I'm obsessed with getting every one they make and they are quality guitars, made right here in the Philippines.

That makes me, an American, feel proud of the Philippines.

Regards,
Be well,

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2006, 07:52:45 AM »
What doc said----Dyahi ako duon ah! Guilty!!!

  In reference to the topic. I agree to what the others said: What ever works. Could be an original, could be local. What ever tools that nails down your tone.

  Related topic:  EVH coulldn't stand the off the shelf guitars. He bought himslef some spare pasrt from Charvel (If i Remember right) Wounded his own pick-up, started tapping on the neck and the rest they say, is history.

  Bro, what ever works- If you can get a smile on your face (just like eddie) then you are in sonic heaven! :-D

God Bless You Bro and I wish you well in your pursuit of the perfect tone.

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2006, 08:19:10 AM »
  In reference to the topic. I agree to what the others said: What ever works. Could be an original, could be local. What ever tools that nails down your tone.

You got that right.  One of the best guitars I ever had was an very old, piece of crap strat body that I found and I stuck a fender after market maple fretboard neck on it.  I put 3 texas special single coils in it and 250 pots, left it at one volume and one tone control and slapped gotoh tuners on it.

That was one BAD AYUSS guitar. 

I lost the doggone thing and it broke my heart.
Be well,

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2006, 10:18:01 AM »
Is an original electric guitar matters than local?

I don't know... how 'bout you?

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2006, 10:33:24 AM »
Is an original electric guitar matters than local?

I don't know... how 'bout you?

Gotta go....

Why? A fun is about to start, aren't they?
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2006, 10:40:29 AM »
Its raining, aren't we? :-D

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2006, 11:20:35 AM »
do you has milk?  i'm a bit hunger

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2006, 11:26:43 AM »
Problem here is these "Lumanog" Guitars.  They are LP, SG, Strat and Tele copies and most of them are pretty bad.

1.  Very bad tuners

2.  No truss rods, so you can't adjust the necks

3.  Cheap pickups

4.  3 way selector switches on 3 pickup guitars.

5.  Did I say bad tuners?  Won't stay in tune.

can i add to the list? ugly frets.

and salesmen who misinform you with specs

not to mention some of the bodies are made either of plywood or very VERY soft wood.......  Gemelina or something similar, some are actually finished without drying them out.......... 

And yes, you do get what you pay for, at least for most of the high end stuff....... 

Before you buy, you should do your homework and research..... that way, you can get what you pay for....

Advance Merry Christmas and a Happy New Guitar for next year, guys..........

Chum
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2006, 11:34:31 AM »
My SO wonders why I'm so addicted to philmusic.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  THIS SITE AND THE TOPICS, THREADS, and POSTS can be ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. :lol:

Poor ussfdoc and other non-filipino speaking forumites.  Not only do they have to struggle with posts in pinoy language, they now also have to decipher the english ones.  :-D

Back to topic - It's been repeated all over various threads and topics, by a number of forumites, but i'd say it again -- what matters is your personal preference.  If it sounds good to you, then origin shouldn't matter.

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2006, 11:38:29 AM »
THIS SITE AND THE TOPICS, THREADS, and POSTS can be ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. :lol:

Poor ussfdoc and other non-filipino speaking forumites.  Not only do they have to struggle with posts in pinoy language, they now also have to decipher the english ones.  :-D


You are right.  That's why I'm addicted to this too.  It is incredibly funny.  Thanks to God my wife is Filipina and can translate the pinoy for me  :-D
Be well,

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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2006, 12:07:35 PM »
Cmon guys, the more the manier
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2006, 12:16:52 PM »
both of you three ha. you working as a teamwork or sometimes? it's just a wrong mistake.
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Re: Is an original electric guitar matters than local?
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2006, 12:20:42 PM »
its depend on what your ears is talking about. its a base to base casis!