This is pretty cool: Vernon Reid Signature S2 VR Vela

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  1. NeubyWanKaneuby

    NeubyWanKaneuby New Member

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    Just saw this:

     
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  2. flux

    flux 594-crazed

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    Looks fun to me -- I'll test drive anything with a Floyd.
     
  3. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Ya know, a Floyd Rose-equipped guitar was my dream guitar when I first started playing in the early 80s. I couldn't afford a FR, so I slapped a Shift 2000 on a Flying V knock off by El Degas (not a bad guitar, actually, has DiMarzios for pups that just scream! Too bad the body is basically plywood).

    But now that I have found the stability of the PRS trem, that's all I want. I see no point in all that other stuff. Yeah, it might be the slightest bit better at staying in tune after dive-bomb abuse, but I got over that "style" decades ago, although I still love to play Sorrow by Pink Floyd - that intro (and live outro) has awesomely deep dives...
     
  4. Jimi D

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    It's very cool, but with that price I have to pass until I can score a used one...
     
  5. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Cool guitar, people will have fun modding these I suspect.
     
  6. jbliguori

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    Very cool! the neck may be a deal breaker for me, like to see a thinner neck option in all the S2 guitar.
    I have several S2's love them, just wish the back of the necks where flatter.
     
  7. BeerBatteredPhish

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    Never was a fan of EVH or Vai and I tried to listen to Dream Theater...once, for like 5 minutes. Nope. Can't stand those whammy bar horse squeal "tones" or players drenched in gain. I do like Rush, I'll take Lifeson on his 335 anyday. Choices.
     
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    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Living Colour are so good live! I saw them at the Anaheim House of Blues by pure happenstance and they blew the place away. I didn't realize how many Corey Glover fans are out there.
     
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    It's like, sometimes I don't even know who you are! :eek::eek::eek:

    :D
     
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    You just contradicted yourself. 2112 was considered a "metal" album. Lifeson was not shy about cranking the gain to max on whatever amp he used. But, I guess that's ok when he is using a 335/339 versus something made out of basswood with a floyd on it? People can like what they like. But, its silly to dismiss revered musicians just because they may have a Floyd on their guitar and use it. Heck, I don't like David Grissoms music, but I'll be the first one to compliment the sounds he gets out of his guitars.
     
  11. BeerBatteredPhish

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    Dude, I like Clapton, Mayer, Knopfler, Gill and Scofield. I don't like metal, or Floyd rose stuff, ok ?!
    For Rush, I like Permanent Waves and newer, hth.
     
  12. Drew

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    This discussion isn't about what you like and dont like for musical styles. Who cares about that. You basically said that tone is last on someones priority list that uses gain, floyd, etc. That pretty much insults anyone here who loves gain and floyds. Then you go and contradict yourself by saying you like Alex Lifeson. Ok.. well, Alex has always used lots of gain from the first Rush album and everything since. Like what you like, but don't say a gainy tone is crap and then say you like a players sound who uses tons of it and always has lol. You just seem like a closed minded person. There is nothing evil about a floyded guitar into a Mesa Boogie. If you get by shallow prejudices, then you appreciate what those players are trying to speak with their music. That is all.
     
  13. BeerBatteredPhish

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    Ignore me, I'll ignore you. Deal?
     
  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Can't we all just get a tone? I LOVE RUSH! Them and Van Halen were my favorite bands for MANY years. But, as you may have guessed by my screen name, I LOVE Dream Theater... and Yes, and Genesis and Megadeth and Black Sabbath and Chicago and Steely Dan and Ozzie and Boston and Led Zeppelin and Jeff Beck and Circus Maximus and Kansas and Hendrix and Trower and DiMeola and Holdsworth and.....

    That's why modeling has always interested me. I love all kinds of great tones. I like 70s rock and metal and prog, 80s rock, metal and prog, ... the 90s... well I love AIC, but not grunge in general. And thank GOD that by the 90s Dream Theater had come along.

    My point is, there are all kinds of great tones. I don't love one and diss the others. Great tone is great tone no matter what level of gain or effects it has. If you don't think Vai or Eddie or JP has great tone... then Dave Mason on you! (That's the new PRS forum catch phrase I coined for "We Just Disagree" LOL )
     
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  15. ViperDoc

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    IF TONE WAS AN AGREEMENT, THEN YOU ALL WOULD ONLY WISH TO OWN ONE (THE SAME) PAUL REED SMITH GUITAR, AMP AND RIG. NIGHTMARE.

    AND RUSH RULES.
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Kool & the Gang, now that's a good band.
     
  17. DreamTheaterRules

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    I like Kool, but not the Gang. Sorry man, we had a good run. I'm ignoring you! :p
     
  18. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    I always felt the same way about Gladys Knight and The Pips, but it was Gladys I didn't like. That's why this appearance was such a treasured memory...

     
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  19. DreamTheaterRules

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    I also like Earth and Wind, but not Fire. Fire burns, people! Geez! Had a good thing going with Earth and Wind, and couldn't leave well enough alone. Just hadta throw stinking, destructive, smokey Fire in there. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Fun Fact: There is no greater band than Earth Wind and Fire. All other bands are nearer to the trash than they are.
     
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