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    Reflex / best guitar I have ever owned...so far

    I recently ran across a used 2010 black Reflex with cream binding on Reverb.com and I just pulled the trigger and got it. I was not even intentionally looking for this guitar, but the pictures reminded me of a 84 black and cream Tele Elite, I once had and the price point was an absolute no brainier. This guitar is chambered and has a 5 way switch with series and parallel options which give it 10 distinct sounds. One thing I am coming up to speed on, is that the sound and playability of EBMM guitars, at least for me, makes buying one I have never played a non-stress event. I will not hesitate to buy another and for that reason I need to stay away Reverb.com for a few months….

    This is simply the best sounding and most comfortable guitar I have ever owned !! I have had LP Standards, G&L’s and on and on. Love it, and looking forward to my next purchase which I think will be a Luke III or an Axis SS but who really knows, I don’t. / Hope the picture turns out right side up this time.

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    I love my Reflex too. Even though it has the same pickups as the Axis, it does sound distinctly different. Congrats!
    Click for my band



    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98)
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Valentine Satin Natural #G77122 (8/26/16)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)



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    one of the best ever and the market soundly rejected it
    Two requests, please
    Please contact customer service prior to posting instrument issues
    Please don't PM me
    Thanks

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    If it means anything BP, I think it is an amazing design and the warmth and tone are outstanding.
    Click for my band



    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98)
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Valentine Satin Natural #G77122 (8/26/16)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)



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    i think your next guitar has to be a game changer! mine is perfect and it's such a bummer it didn't take off the way it should have

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    For the life of me, I just can't figure out why these didn't take off. Still refilling the old savings account after buying a Petrucci koa, but I'm itching to add one of these to my collection as soon as possible. Great score!


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    1) Guitar - Petrucci BFR 6, Koa, G86475 - 11/21/2017
    2) Guitar - Cutlass, Vintage Sunburst, G74128 - 01/27/2016

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    I keep waiting for one to come up in a color other than black or white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlbasscatcher View Post
    I keep waiting for one to come up in a color other than black or white.
    Vintage Gold!
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005 pix
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994 pix
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004 pix
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011 pix

    My Bands: The BlueScream, Shelter50

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    Love that one.

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    Congrats and welcome to the club! THE best guitar EBMM (or anyone for that matter IMHO) has ever made. Period. Maybe more colors, etc would have helped it take off. Who knows. I absolutely LOVE my 25th (its predecessor). I will be buried with it .
    EBMM 25th Anniversary G47729 DOB 8/5/2009
    SBMM SUB AX4 Duncan JB/Jazz pups SD pots StoneTone Rock Block trem block upgrade
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Still my favorite guitar from EBMM. Mine is kinda road worn, but I love playing it.

    I guess it was a hard sell next to the Axis and the Axis Super Sport. Was really hoping to see a semi-hollow with M-cut outs version in production. Not sure if nice maple tops with consistent hardware (covered humbuckers and black rings vs uncovered and white rings) would have made a difference. The different hardware and solid colors really didn't do the guitar justice in the looks department compared to the 25th.
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2014 - Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow (Reflex mod) - Black Cherry Burst
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst

    Take a break from playin' guitar and read a webcomic: nemu*nemu!

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    I have 2 and never gig without at least one of them.
    "Do you want me to start this song too slow or too fast?"

    Armada, Gamechanger reflex, Y2D, JP6, Steve Morse, 25th Anniversary Reflex
    4 Stratocasters, RG3120, Variax, Yamaha S90XS, Hammond XK-3c

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    I almost traded my Gamechanger away after a couple of months, but the other party backed out of the transaction. Now, I'm so glad they did. It's a great guitar.
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    2018 Valentine in Three-tone Burst
    2016 PDN Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    2016 Valentine in Trans Maroon
    2014 Axis SS Semi-Hollow MM90 with Piezo
    2012 Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo
    2006 20th Anniversary Silhouette Hardtail with Piezo

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjoplayer View Post
    Vintage Gold!
    Vintage Beautiful !!!

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    Enjoy it!!! I absolutely love my 25th Anniversary. It's my no.1

    I'm still scratching my head at it's lack of commercial success.
    "If you bend a string and you don't make a face; it's like eating food without tasting it." - Paul Gilbert

    black sugar Albert Lee SSS - piezo
    25th Anniversary
    Dargie Delight 1 Silhouette HSH

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