Just a brief note of pedantry, the EMG HZ pickups aren't copies, they're genuine EMG pickups but passive instead of active.
Strange, The seller writes "EMG Pickups-Kopien H4 und H4A". Given's EMG's fame, I wouldn't be surprised if there were indeed copies of them floating around and the guy is being honest about what he's selling.
He bought the thing earlier this year, modified it (pick-ups, locking tuners, coil split) and is now throwing it on ebay. People are funny.
Black is one of my favorite colors, in the case of the deluxe, for me, a must-have, considering that those who designed the pickguard had obviously drunk a lot, given the result of the shapes of the pickguard. As a result black on black at least so it has a chameleonic effect. As for the te-40 I was buying one, and I ran because we still had Wilkinson pickups which were definitely more resonant, but in the end I gave up, for the sound, for the construction and for that horrible color that they call gold, but that in reality is a metallic lemon yellow. I am not a fan of those who mount € 100/150 € pickup guitars of the same price, believing that it will then sound like a decent guitar. Original EMG, what is the point of having two fakes between the instrument and the hardware, but the world is beautiful because it is varied. I think that (if like colour for me no) hb te-90qm is good and have nice telly sound. Stay tune.
P.s. about fender/squier jazzmaster I found out that yours pickups no are p90 but have only p90 form factor.
I am not a fan of those who mount € 100/150 € pickup guitars of the same price, believing that it will then sound like a decent guitar. Original EMG, what is the point of having two fakes between the instrument and the hardware…
I call it upgraditis: the vague feeling that what you bought cannot be good enough so something has to change to make it right. Now, I would add a coil split, or rather a series/parallel switch for each pick-up. That's an added function, not the replacement of a part suspected to be insufficient
But I understand pick-ups do shape the tone of an instrument more than anything else, so maybe there is a real difference there, I won't find out, though.
I like black but I could never get myself to choose a black guitar. The one I have and love was bought for other reasons. I first wanted a matt black SC-Custom but that yellow binding turned me off.
The colors are there because each one of us is different and for this reason it is nice to be able to choose according to one's own tastes and one of the essences of life. Imagine a world without colors, it would be gray and sad like a foggy morning in a sea port. I agree that it is good to want to improve your instrument, which often for reasons of cost does not have a homogeneous component. What I wanted to say before we are sure that we get a good result on 100 euros of cost by spending 150/250 of hardware? Or maybe it's cheaper to try one directly in the store, considering that every upgrade is always a leap in the dark. Personally 20 years ago I mounted the Gibsons 57 on an Epiphone les Paul gt. I assure you that the result was not at all close to the full Gibson instrument. Certainly there has been an improvement but not to justify the price of the pickups alone, keep in mind that 20 years ago the gap between Gibson and Epiphone was much less marked than now. Then everyone is free to do whatever he wants. As for the matte black it is very beautiful but also delicate in any case the ivory vending can be wrapped or definitively colored, but if I am not mistaken there are ibanez all matt Black am I wrong? Esp surely.
I like more this active guitar (first) and should be the next buy not is the same for second, I don't like reverse headstock.
This time it was more difficult than usual to choose the new purchase. I bounced from one instrument to another, all very different from each other, probably because I didn't have a real need for a new toy, but only to restrict the space at home (maybe it's the first time my wife is right) but who if don't care!
I would say if the choice is difficult, you don't really want any of them. You want "something" and do not really find it, or you'd know.
I had no such issues with my recent purchases. They jumped at me the moment I saw them and I had to resist them. The fretless Ibanez was an immediate decision. I bought it the morning it came up on ebay. The other one I looked at for more than a week, regretting it was a little expensive and offered without shipping. When I found out what it was, a high end model I could easily sell with a profit if I wanted to, I went for it but I had desired it the whole time.
Very often, I see a bargain, something that looks worth purchasing but does not hold my attention, does not make me look at it again and ponder. These I can leave without regret.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2019 10:38:09 GMT by LeoThunder
As to that stealthy matt guitar with not even chrome on it, this is the instrument of a man who's so bad he has to hide in the dark to play. I'm not very good but I do not risk getting shot when I practice. At least I hope so
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2019 10:26:21 GMT by LeoThunder
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