Sometimes it pays to not give up on a brand, you might just change your mind!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Stefan87, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm sure we all here have that one brand or thing that just does not gel with you, that no matter how popular or how much people tell you said brand/item is amazing you just don't feel what they are feeling (I know our beloved Gretsch's fall into this category for some people).... but I will say that you should at least give it a good and proper go and keep trying as their might be that one time that might change your mind.

    For me, as I have said many times on this forum, that is Gibson/Epiphone, over the years everything I have tried from them has been a big miss in feel, comfort, playability, styling, colours as I flat out don't like bursts and am not really a red guitar person, so I used to just walk right on past them at the shops and not even batter an eye lid.

    But a few months ago I thought I'm sure there must be something I might like so have been trying every Gibson/Epiphone I can get my hands on in an effort to change my thoughts of the brand and I did have some success, I have found that I can live with the Modern Gibsons with the weight reliefs and rounded 60's/C neck, and their new smokehouse burst is probably the best burst les paul I have seen.

    So now I'm trying to decide whether my next purchase will be either a Epi Les Paul, Epi Casino, Epi ES335 or a G2622 with a pick up swap, at this point in time I don't think I'd drop Gibson money on something but will now at least check them out when I can.

    A Pic of my mates 2011 Les Paul Standard he let me borrow for viewing purposes, and a very nice playing guitar.

    Any one else here have a change of mind on something/a brand after not liking it for so long?
  2. Poulou

    Poulou Electromatic

    Apr 12, 2021
    It reminds me a bit the time when I decided to go into the strat world, 5 years ago.
    I sold my electromatic, saved some money and tried absolutely every strat I could get my hand on, at the end I had played at least 30 guitars in 4 différents stores , played for hours so the sellers got crazy and I eventually found myself in a big one , surrounded by 2000 guitars , at 4 hours drive from my home, and I was so depressed because I realized all those strat, even the high end, were either so bland or too ugly for me.
    Then before leaving I grabbed one, the best neck I ever played, a gorgeous 2 tone sunburst in nitro finish, a bomb, with a so vintage vibe.
    It was for me.
    I loved her, so mutch.

    and I sold her, last summer.

    To buy the same Gretsch that I had before :cool:
  3. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Sure! Sometime in the early 2000s I ended up with a Line 6 Spider II. I though any company that would allow that horrible amp to be sold to the public is not a company I’ll ever do business with. But in searching for a wireless system for my rig I kept being recommended the line 6 g10 relay. I guess Yamaha owns them now. I can’t vouch for anything else line 6 puts out but that wireless system is fantastic! Can’t recommend it enough
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  4. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    There's a bunch of brands I've never purchased, for one reason or another. I don't feel like I've "given up" on any of them, with the exception of those pointy strat clone things the shredder crowd seems to adore so much.

    There's the aesthetic factor for one thing, but more importantly I just don't play that type of music. They're not the right tools for the job I wanna do, so I don't pay attention to them.

    But the OP's right - who knows? Maybe someday Jackson will put out a retro-rockabilly monster I'll fall in love with. Not real likely, but hey ... it could happen! Ha!
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  5. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    To me, each guitar is made for one person. So buying a guitar is is where it selects you. If you force it, you’ll end up with the wrong one. So, I don’t discount any brand. I’ve never bonded with PAF guitars, but that might be because I haven’t found mine yet, or maybe there isn’t one made for me. I have a modest collection, but they’re all mine.
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  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    It goes with anything really guys, growing up and when I got my license I did not have any time for Honda's when car shopping but what did my wife and I buy for a family car last year? a new CRV and it is great in everyway.

    This is the way I am thinking these days, don't look at specs, try what I can and see how it goes, if it grabs me then great, if not then back it goes.
    So far nothing has really stuck in my mind with the exception of one of the new LP Special Tributes I tried.
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  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Well you never know, Schecter loves the shredder guitars and they did bring out the Coupe.
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  8. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Ha, LMAO! That's awesome! Hell freezes over, or something like that ... Looks pretty good in the green actually ... yeah, I'd give that a fair shot!

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