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 Post subject: anybody ever play a gibson explorer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:15 am 
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I played an explorer bass yesterday. It struck me that when I let the thing go to its rest position, the neck was pointing down in an angle of about 45 degrees. It took a constant effort to keep the thing in a good playing position.

I'm looking into acquiring a new guitar, possibly a gibson (epiphone). Has anybody ever played an explorer, does it also hang in that same position at your body as I described, or is it maybe better because of the shorter neck?

ps; untill now my favorite is the SG, nice high bridge and also well playable in a seated position (unlike the V, which looks badass but seems less comfortable sitting down)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:53 am 
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were you playing a real Gibson or an Epiphone? sometimes the cheap low-end guitar bodys are made from cheap/lighter wood and that throws off the balance. I had a guitar that did that to me, so i just moved the one strap button from the top of the guitar to near the neck joint, and that fixed the balance problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:35 pm 
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I have an Explorer and its balanced perfect. You may have a defective guitar.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:11 pm 
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Yeah it was an epiphone, I don't expect that it would make such a big difference

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:57 pm 
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It's the same with the cheap dimebag guitars. The strap peg is on the side of the body instead of behind the neck which makes it impossible to play standing up.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:00 pm 
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i have an '84 explorer and i don't have this problem. the pick-ups on it are fucking shocking though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:51 am 
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I've played one of those Epiphone Korina Explorers. It's an exact copy of the Gibsons, the peg positioning is the same but the guitars are real neck heavy.

You need a leather strap with a rough bottom so the strap will stick to your shirt to keep the guitar in place.

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