Dang Velas...

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  1. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    How the heck are they so freaking good??? Just got done with band practice, playing Simmons (my semi-hollow) through the Helix and was just so thrilled with the tone and the way it sits in the mix, the versatility...I have indeed found my perfect guitar. I had serious amounts of twangle going on when needed, smooth overdrive, clean chime...

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  2. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Hell yeah brother!!!

    Put a gainy Marshall Plexi behind it and all sorts of [email protected]’ n gittin’ will happen. The semi hollow component adds that X factor that agrees with lots of different pickups, too. I’d love to put a Frankie hummer in the bridge but I have something completely different in store for my Reclaimed Monster of the Depths.

    Keep on rockin’!
     
  3. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    Can we see this “ Reclaimed Monster”………. Please
     
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  4. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Indeed, pics of Velas are always needed.
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Aw yeah!
     
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  6. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    Love your Vela enthusiasm - makes me happy to see someone this happy with a guitar. Rock on in good health!
     
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  7. Wakester

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    A friend of mine has one or two. He and his wife were playing the dinner crowd at a eatery near us this evening. I really like the tones he can pull out of it.
     
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  8. chicagoslim

    chicagoslim New Member

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    Aahzz, sometimes you just find the right guitar for you. I did this with core Starla's. I bought 3 of them and wore out 2, while playing professionally. I still have one that I saved. I'm finding that I love my Custom 22's. Now I have to decide if I want to sell my last Starla, to finance another Custom 22.
     
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  9. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    My host server was “moved” by GoDaddy so I’ve got to call and get that fixed tomorrow. Otherwise, no prob!
     
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  10. Sybo

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    Looking forward to it!!!!!
     
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  11. Xtcclassic

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    I’m madly in love with my new Vela. PRS made some minor questionable cosmetic decisions which I’m in the process of addressing (I’m not a fan of the white edges on the pickguard so that was the first thing to go, I’m waiting on a plain rosewood truss rod cover because I don’t dig the stock engraved one, and I have several sets of knobs on order to see what’s going to look best). BUT, the guitar itself is absolutely killer. I expected that I’d probably replace the bridge pickup with a TV Jones Classic Plus or a Power’Tron, but both the stock pickups sound great. It amazes me that these guitars aren’t more popular, even though part of my brain understands it (too plain for the average PRS fan and just not on the radar of Fender/Gibson/Gretsch players because it’s a PRS). But boy is everyone missing out on a fantastic guitar.
     
  12. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    One word ………..yup
     
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  13. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    WELL DONE !!!
     
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  14. EdSevered

    EdSevered New Member

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    It's cuz of @Aahzz Vela "love" posts that I felt I had to try a S2 Vela. So I ordered a VCR SH, and WOW. It's a keeper.

    Sorry, no pic available, atm.
     
  15. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Welcome to the cult!
     
  16. Xtcclassic

    Xtcclassic New Member

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    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    That's a beauty!
     
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  18. Black-Viper75

    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    That's awesome. I'll definitely have to get a Vela at some point.
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nice! Dig it!
     
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  20. Sybo

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