At a crossroads...

vchizzle

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I've come to this realization recently. I've let this guitar slip through my fingers twice now. It's been within reach twice. A 2007 Singlecut artist, grey black, amazing quilt top - was most recently for sale used at Brian's and now sold again. I've lusted after it for a long time. Congrats to whoever picked that up. I've got a couple guitars in my collection of 6, that while they are great sound guitars that have the "it" factor in terms of tone, are a bit redundant also. I should let them go so I can add things that I'd really like. I'll most likely take a bath on them since they're not anything highly sought after but it doesn't pay to keep them just for that reason. This also brings me to my newly aquired SCHB II...while I love the guitar(looks and tone), it's just not being used to the extent that I'd hoped it would be. Maybe I should've originally gone after a P22 like I orignally planned. It would be in my rotation for sure in my band, where I get the most use out of my guitars.
 
Your SCHB II is awesome. Love it. What keeps you from using it in your band? That Artist SC was pretty nice. I have a P-Sig and enjoy it very much. Granted I don't have a proper way to output the piezo.
 
Your SCHB II is awesome. Love it. What keeps you from using it in your band? That Artist SC was pretty nice. I have a P-Sig and enjoy it very much. Granted I don't have a proper way to output the piezo.
Couple things really. We don't play in standard tuning really. If I tuned to D and drop C with it, I'd have to bump up my string gauge and widen the nut slots quite a bit. I don't like doing that unless I know the guitar will be used a lot. The other is style. We're mostly a heavier rock band. We started writing a little more in the direction that I thought the HB would be really useful(leading me to buy it rather than get a P22). Shortly after, we kind of decided we were getting too much on the mellower side and need to bring back "the rock" so to speak. Most shows we do are 45 min- an hour opening slots on heavy rock bills opening for national bands a lot. Would be different if we played 2-4 hour shows where I had time to continually switch guitars and also blend in more mellow material. But the reality of what we do doesn't make that time effective. We need to have a heavier balance of more upbeat rock. I couldn't use the HB for the majority of our set.

The P22 I could pretty much use the whole show without eating up extra time with guitar changes.
 
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