What’s your favorite se?

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  1. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    My only se is a 2010 Paul Allender model with bats inlays and EMG active pickups.
     
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  2. mojo1fan

    mojo1fan New Member

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    Ever since I got my black Bernie I've been contemplating getting gold hardware for it, to make it a psuedo Black Beauty. Inspired by tyfu20's post about his Gotoh bridge, I oredered the same in gold as well as tuners, screws, switch, etc. Here's a quick pic of it-

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    I'm trying to decide whether to go all in with gold pickups. It currently has EMG 89s in it. New ones will be close to $300 shipped. Or, as I've been gassing for a p90 style guitar I'm thinking I might give a set of GFS Mean 90s a go.
     
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  3. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    For about $300, you should be able to buy a used soap bar ll...
     
  4. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    The SVN is a stupidly great guitar, I'm quite impressed with mine. I also have a Mushok, but that required a couple of parts replacements to get it where I wanted it (pickups & bridge saddles).
     
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  5. 68reissue

    68reissue New Member

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    My 2018 Custom 24s (I have two) are my favorites. But I’ve been very impressed with lots of different SE models.
     
  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    If you’re confident enough to do it, you could just swap the covers (less $$$).

    Or you could put on light coloured pickup surrounds, which would make the dark covers “pop” a little more. Maybe try that first and see how you feel (even le$$ $$$) :D

    Great guitar either way, congrats!
     
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  7. mojo1fan

    mojo1fan New Member

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    Gold plated pickups mock up-

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  8. mojo1fan

    mojo1fan New Member

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    It would need to be a Singlecut SE245 soapbar, and I sure haven't seen a good one for $300. I know where I can get a brand new one for $479 plus tax, but it's not black. :(


    I don't think I want to tackle trying to swap covers on EMG pickups. :)
     
  9. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    The epoxy back-fill makes it tough! :D
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yeah missed the EMG reference! Oops!! Just saw what looked like easy to remove metal covers. My bad!:rolleyes:
     
  11. Tremontinator

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  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Nice guitar!

    Now, just put the "img" inside these brackets "[ ]", at the front of your link, then "/img" inside these brackets "[ ]", at the end of your link (don't use parenthesis), to view the pic directly in the post.

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    Tremontinator Banned

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  14. Mec78

    Mec78 New Member

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    SE fans that own core models as well is it good vs great or good vs better? Also anyone out there with the SE Paul's Guitar. I've adked this question on a number of threads and still struggling with the decision (but getting closer to it)
    Thanks
    My vote on the best SE is the hardtail EG with the Bernie a very close second.
     
  15. Kdogg788

    Kdogg788 New Member

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    Depends on how much expendable income you have kicking around. I'll probably never touch a core model, at least new. My favorite SE is mine of course, but these are the listing pics. I don't have any good ones of my own.

    https://ibb.co/q16h3g3
    https://ibb.co/VCymmWL

    -k
     
  16. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    That is an amazing top! Fantastic, to be exact!
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Great vs greater?

    Don’t give up!
     
  18. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    We could quantify and say, top 10% of all guitars versus top 1% of all guitars?
     
  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    I’d go along with that.
     
  20. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    I would say great vs superb. I have both, and the SE are really great/excellent guitars, while the core are a couple of levels above, just superb. :)
     

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