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    Oh yah the AL is just a great balance and very cool retro (Jetsons) shape. I've to an AL HH and an AL 3 MM90's. Love them both. If you can locate an AL with MM90's those are EBMM's custom wound P90 alternative. Just great sounding pickups in my opinion.

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    Also, you could always look for a trade, the Valentine for an AL or something else. The Luke III's are great from what ever one who has one says.

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    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]


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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Oh yah the AL is just a great balance and very cool retro (Jetsons) shape. I've to an AL HH and an AL 3 MM90's. Love them both. If you can locate an AL with MM90's those are EBMM's custom wound P90 alternative. Just great sound pickups in my opinion.

    Glenn |B)
    Cool! thanks for the tips. The AL's look pretty rad. He's such a great guitarist too. Keep on rocking them.
    "Time to Rock the World and do it again!"

    EBMM 2017 Valentine in Trans Buttermilk...his name is "Biscuits"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Oh yah the AL is just a great balance and very cool retro (Jetsons) shape. I've to an AL HH and an AL 3 MM90's. Love them both. If you can locate an AL with MM90's those are EBMM's custom wound P90 alternative. Just great sounding pickups in my opinion.

    Glenn |B)
    I can attest to the MM90s...I had them in my Axis Sport (I swapped out the bridge only because I liked the versatility and extra drive of the Dimarzio Super distortion (they make a P90 shape humbucker)...but by far the smoothest, best sounding P90 I have veer owned/played (this includes vintage Gibson, PRS, and Seymour Duncan Phat Cat)
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    I agree, you don’t see many EBMM Valentines around the interwebs (maybe b/c the folks that own them can’t stop playing them .

    I have an EBMM Valentine and I gig the snot out of the thing. It is rock solid in its tuning and it can do almost everything convincingly. I love it. It is a beautifully designed instrument. I can play 4 hour gigs and not feel like I have been beat about the head and shoulders.

    As a trivial thing, I love pulling it out of its case at a gig. There is just something satisfying about opening that case and seeing her all snug and ready to go. (Silly I know but... it makes me happy)

    Beatnik

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    Outstanding!! ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Oh yah the AL is just a great balance and very cool retro (Jetsons) shape. I've to an AL HH and an AL 3 MM90's. Love them both. If you can locate an AL with MM90's those are EBMM's custom wound P90 alternative. Just great sounding pickups in my opinion.

    Glenn |B)
    Okay, good to know. Love the sound of the P90 too. Just has such a unique character to it.

    Rock on!
    "Time to Rock the World and do it again!"

    EBMM 2017 Valentine in Trans Buttermilk...his name is "Biscuits"

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    Its killing it....seriously
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    I just picked up one 2nd hand. MM model and initial impressions are pretty good, but I have a few issues with it. First it doesn’t get along with my wireless and 2nd the bridge plate seems to be junky quality and the metal plating is flaking. Other than that I think I’ll get along with it after some time. One thing that really stuck out to me is how tiny the neck feels at the nut. The neck is pretty thin and the nut a little smaller than my other guitars. I think I can adjust to that though. The neck finish is great. So we will see. I also picked up a Baja Tele recently and after customizing it to my liking it has jumped up near the top of my favorite guitars.

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    All the nerdy guitar podcasts and YouTube channels I subscribe to are constantly praising the Valentine. Anecdotally it's quite popular and well received. I'd love to try one out!

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    Great comments from all. It's great that we have so many options today as guitarists. There isn't one size fits all in anything. The Valentine is solid, but I think it's just not quite the right vibe for me. It does play like a dream and looks killer. If I do unload mine, I know it's going to go to an awesome home.
    "Time to Rock the World and do it again!"

    EBMM 2017 Valentine in Trans Buttermilk...his name is "Biscuits"

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    I love the neck on my Valentine and love the design of the body. I did change out the bridge pickup for a SD Custom Custom. I had a Pearly Gates in there and may go back to it but it's a beautiful guitar and plays like a dream. The 20db boost is awesome too.

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    Arggghhhh...just pulled it out of the case last night...and dang...such a rad guitar. Maybe I will just hang onto it for awhile longer. The pickups sound so good too. Nice having a humbucker and single coil with all the tapping options. And, the boost is like having another pedal built right into the guitar. I guess I am in a good place no matter what I decide to do.
    "Time to Rock the World and do it again!"

    EBMM 2017 Valentine in Trans Buttermilk...his name is "Biscuits"

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    Keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    Its killing it....seriously
    I can see why. What a guitar!!!
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