PSA--- Knockaround guitar?? And BLUE!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by gtttrrr, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States

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  2. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Bullets have very low quality pickups. Shrill and harsh at the bridge, muddy and undefined at the neck. Overall quality is quite ok, but you definitely need to change these pickups.
  3. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Can double as a canoe paddle in a pinch...:D
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Lake Placid Blue can look very different depending on the guitar and the lighting. That looks more like Ice Blue, which also looks like Agave Blue.
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    That’s a REALLY cheap guitar in every sense. So as long as you are comfortable and okay with that, then you’re good. I would personally look for something slightly better used.
  6. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I started on cheaper guitars, and I just can't go back even if I could mod a guitar. Just kind of a personal issue.
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    From my experience: As long as it works for you it is totally o.k. I have seen local virtuosos playing guitars that where considered to be total crap by others. They where their main instruments and they played the Sh*t out of it.
    Sometimes a great setup will seperate a boutique guitar from a generic Chinese model.
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  8. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
  9. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Yeah, didn’t pull the trigger myself, mixed reviews, seems like some are decent guitars and others have issues, fret edges, bad setup, bad nuts etc..
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  10. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I grabbed the Surf Green one a few weeks ago from MF for $130. I'll freely admit I got it mostly for the Surf Green finish...

    Not a bad little beater, though, for the price. Mine came in with a nice dark board, smooth fret ends, decent pups, impressive Surf Green finish, and a decent setup.

    The only serious issue I see are the tuners - which are really bad.. And there don't seem to be any real drop-in replacements, from what I understand..

    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    What are the guitars like from Thomans / U.S.A. ? anyone .....
  12. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Do love that green, looks great!
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