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    Hardtail! Show some support!

    I知 a recent convert to EBMM. I知 in love.
    I知 even selling some big name guitars (G&F) so I can get a couple more EBMM.
    I wish more of their models came with a hardtail.
    I also wish more had 500k pots.
    Anyone agree with me?

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    I have some hardtail guitars, and some with tremolos. There are however many who feel that a decked and/or blocked tremolo sounds better than a hardtail. Eric Clapton is one who feels this way. He always plays with a blocked trem, even on guitars that are made just for him.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    I have some hardtail guitars, and some with tremolos. There are however many who feel that a decked and/or blocked tremolo sounds better than a hardtail. Eric Clapton is one who feels this way. He always plays with a blocked trem, even on guitars that are made just for him.
    I feel ya. I’ve got a couple of guitars with blocked trems.
    All of them Vintage 6 screw fender trems.
    They do indeed have a good sound and it’s unique to them.
    With that, I’ve never met a 2 point trem that wasn’t a tone destroyer, and I’ve never met a vintage trem that could hold tune well.
    I’m a hardtail guy through and through.
    I’d just love to see a few more of EBMMs models offered with a hardtail.

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    Welcome!!! Whatcha thinking about getting?? You might have better luck finding a hard tail usedd. I believe there are more options.

    I've got 4 hard tails, Albert Lee MM90's, Albert Lee HH, Silhouette Special SSS and Silhouette Special HSS (converting to Luke EMG's HSS).

    Albert Lee MM90's White Sparkle (Tricked out by Jon Smith )


    Albert Lee HH Black Sugar BFR (Christma gift from my Wife and Kids)


    Silo Special CLB Fuchsia Sparkle


    Silo Special Gold Sparkle made for Matchbox 20 (From Rex, a super guy!!!)


    Glenn |B)
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    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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    Those are great!
    Love your Silhouettes!
    I like the stingray a lot. The new model.
    I currently have a Reflex that is the best guitar I’ve ever heard.
    I’m looking for a white hardtail reflex for sale right now.
    One of the pre game changer models.
    Last edited by Samhain; 08-04-2018 at 04:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Those are great!
    Love your Silhouettes!
    I like the stingray a lot. The new model.
    I currently have a Reflex that is the best guitar I’ve ever heard.
    I’m looking for a white hardtail reflex for sale right now.
    One of the pre game changer models.
    Thanx man. Good luck finding the Reflex.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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    I have a Valentine hardtail. Great guitar and worth a look if you come across one... especially if you have owned/enjoyed Telecasters. (You mentioned G&F).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieZ View Post
    I have a Valentine hardtail. Great guitar and worth a look if you come across one... especially if you have owned/enjoyed Telecasters. (You mentioned G&F).
    I really dig the Valentine. I wish it had the same pups as the reflex. I’d love to have a valentine, but I’d have to change out the electronics. Which I’m loathe to do on a $2k guitar!

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    Hmm... I used to prefer hardtails before I got my first MM with trem.
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    Gotta love the Axis and ASS hardtails. I regrettably sold my old Axis hardtail years ago, but recently acquired an ASS MM90 hardtail that has some monster tone.

    Good luck with your search.

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    Not really a trem guy myself. Most of my MM's are hardtails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieZ View Post
    I have a Valentine hardtail. Great guitar and worth a look if you come across one... especially if you have owned/enjoyed Telecasters. (You mentioned G&F).
    +1

    I love my Valentine hardtail. The best guitar I own. I love my Stingray RS, but the Valentine is #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    I’m a recent convert to EBMM. I’m in love.
    I’m even selling some big name guitars (G&F) so I can get a couple more EBMM.
    I wish more of their models came with a hardtail.
    I also wish more had 500k pots.
    Anyone agree with me?
    Welcome, glad you like EBMM instruments! Seems like the best current production match up for you is the Armada. EBMM buckers and 500k pots. I don't think they use the same pups as Reflexes, though. Regardless, Armada pickups are some of my favorites.
    St. Vincent "Prince Vince" trans purple gold hardware stealth pg roasted bound neck
    Albert Lee MM90 piezo "Silver Surfer"
    Classic Morse
    Luke BFR Koa
    Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow natural flame piezo
    Silhouette Special
    Stealth Bongo H
    White Cutlass Bass roasted neck

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