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Whalebone 55, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Whale.


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  • Manufacturer: Whale
  • Model: Whalebone 55
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/01/2005

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Whale Whalebone 55 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
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chris8410/01/2005

chris84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Whale Whalebone 55
- Made of Core.

- 24 frets, 2 Seymour Duncan double "Seth Lover" (the first rdition Gibson PAF).

- Bridge type-Stop-Bar tailpiece.

- Volume 1, 1 Ring Push-Pull (for split the double-single microphones), a 3-position slecteur.

- Manche al (mahogany) end (type Ibanez saber), rosewood fingerboard, medium frets, mechanical 2x3 oil bath.

- Body (mahogany) half-box of the size of a solid body. Flamed maple top. Acastillage dor.

Overall, except for the fact that this guitar is made in Korea (discussed), it is difficult to find a better Sheet / Price!
765 Euros.

UTILIZATION

- The Neck:
It is super enjoyable, because of its low thickness. In addition, it is sufficiently large so that we have ncessaire space between the strings to wedge its agreements. We regret that nanmoins "rglages" original strings are a bit high ... But hey, is a RULES!

- Access in acute:
The ease of ACCS is perfect ... and yet there are 24 cases (in fact I see not too much ...). intrt We can even take the E6 24me no problem!

- Ergonomics:
It's great, the body is dcoup. It is rounded correctly to avoid dfoncer to the thorax (see Gibson Les Paul) and hold great sitting as standing. The weight is rpart ... It's really not bad!
But! ... and yes, there is a "but"!
I find that the shot of the 24 cases on the handle is poorly jou as given that pushes the neck pickup a little more toward the center. Rsultat: One step in with the mdiator. Well, that said, I got and do not happen again, but it's still a little Gnant go for quick return on the string of E6.

- Gets it easy to sound good?
L is the killer question! For adpend what level we are talking about.
The sound in his grain, his Tone ... So the yes, it's heavy ... trs of heavy ... for less than 800 euros, it carrment incredible. The sound is hot, hot, even. Amme is the impression of playing with a compressor ... without a compressor!
on the other hand, ts narrowly ... It's not the foot, and it comes on the "Made In Korea!"
To make it simple ... Imagine a car whose design is Ferrari sign, and most spices ... but the assembly is provided by Smart! You see?
Well, it has! The guitar itself is irrprochable, except that it is up and tear it off without rglage. In short, either you know rgler bridge and neck, or you take him to a luthier to do it.
And l. .. it's the foot! Not that it is unplayable original, but the tuner will tell you thank you! The same applies to the microphones, visss wrong ... but it is only dtail.

That said ... I will make him even when only 6 due to the grossiret rglages, intolrable in this price range, even if your exact sound and feel are themselves incomparable and are worth a good 10.

SOUNDS

- For the style of music, there's not too worry. This guitar can do anything, even if going to the excsmtalurgico-hardcore frieze with the limits of its capabilities. That said, we can go from blues to rock Shake well in jazz, reggae, punk (yes, yes!) Without any problem.

- Ct Post-instrument, I use two configurations:
- Live, a Vox Pathfinder. The sound is raw and rvle all the softness of the microphones, which do not drool, no matter the level of gain used. The saturations are clean and clear ... Panard is the total.
- On monitoring, through my Vox ToneLab SE pdalier. And adcoiffe mmOn can just go out, big sound ibanez (simulation Meza-Boogie) at his old school in the stratosphere, to the inviting roundness Gibson ... That standard of versatility, especially since the possibility of split open mics horizons.

-Types of sounds:
Bah, dj said it all. And must not be supposed, the saturation is really a thunderous half box is stunning. Ct clean sounds ... I never heard more beautiful ...

"I love the sound of the double neck pickup position, it really is as compress on clean solos. Trs is round. The two micro ct practice is that they are not in the extreme. This means that the neck pickup is not too serious, and the bridge pickup too acute. It's just good, and did not grind my wah pedals.

OVERALL OPINION

- I use it for 1 month.
- I love the look (she's beautiful in real trs, more than any photo or she still looks red, then it is not). The sound that kills both the individual and versatile.
I like least ... finish (2-3 dtails tiny magnifying glass) and especially rglages home ... even if everyone says "yes, yes, a will ... what do you blame him?"
- Before I tried piphone a les paul ... could, ct. And startocaster amricaines mexico and small, and many more ...
- The report qualitPrix is ​​standard, and should s'amliorer in this brand if it is manufactured elsewhere than Core.

- I would do without this choice problem.
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11/18/2006

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Whale Whalebone 55
The dj t CHARACTERISTICS have mentioned. Personally I would say that the production is good but not great, has a straplocks dailleurs compltement dviss dune after weeks on my guitar ... on the other hand I find that the string height is perfectly fine but that do not montes dorigine the road, I would recommend taking up a stronger, fortunately the guitar comes with a set of strings over pais ...
I do not put even when only 7 because these small dtails manufacturing are still annoying daut quil vitable easily!

UTILIZATION

The neck is thin and really enjoyable to play trs was easy in 24 cases of ACCS to the double cutaway. For or against the one on Earth back down a little cest in terms of weight, the price for this was not the best wood used for this type of guitar, the guitar is really a comparison lgre les paul example but even in this kind of MODELS, and we know that the wood is of great importance in the sound ...
It is the only rel default of this guitar because it should not kid ourselves, the sound is incredible for this price, not need an ton of effects, "the sound" this guitar has no concern .

SOUNDS

Of course, this guitar is versatile trs but moving more to use blues rock and jazz. I use this guitar with a roland amp modlisation but also Simala amp. Even with a modest amp roland cube a 30W, you get great sound especially with the mesa boogie amp simulations (I add just a tube screamer and a wah wah) by just what is quil as grain reach the limit of saturation, with the neck pickup, it sends STRID and when the fingers are hot property after dune a half hour of play I can tell you what comes to me chills playing blues improvisation or playing the SRV or Gallagher for example. As against the pickup appears to me too sharp to me and much less sharp than the rest, maybe I do not exploit it enough or too bad ... the split is really a idegniale, it allows davoir sounds thinner type strato pentiomtre of playing the Tone.

OVERALL OPINION

I use that for a month but this guitar as I always bluffing. one never tires of playing every day for hours! (Well in my case). Note qu'esthtiquement really nice but hey the nest not concern the guitarist I believe ... I was looking for a guitar SOND well rounded and warm (and not too expensive) to play the blues and SRV type of things a little more rock and I am especially fills this versatility between blues and jazz rock. I tried other models in ECTT price range including Fender Mexican and the comparison is even no need to be, this whale has a tural identity in sound. The report price is exellent quality! I would do this choice with his eyes closed!
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ironbull11/25/2006

ironbull's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Whale Whalebone 55
Made kore
24cases Seymour Duncan sh2 and sh4
easel type les paul
a volume, a split tonalitée +
set neck

UTILIZATION

It is a light guitar, normal, it is dug. Great ergonomics, we forget when we played, nothing to say.

SOUNDS

We can address all kinds of music except the most extreme trash, his favorite is the good old hard rock, Thin Lizzy goes perfectly the above, all sonnoritées are good, tell me with difficult seymour to be over .... clean sounds are beautiful, carved box has a lot to ...

OVERALL OPINION

The finish for this price is simply amazing, it is magnificently beautiful, the handle is one of the law I've seen so far. One can find slight defects in the scrutinized, (small drop of varnish here, drooling slightly tint the binding there, but really under the microscope). It is a captivating guitar, you play and you fly away without realizing it ... she just needs a little aging, so that the wood a little more assertive, I use it for a year and I regret not buying, very good guitar! comes with good accessories and flight case ..
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lolodigital03/26/2007

lolodigital's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Whale Whalebone 55
Made in Korea, 2005 model, the version that the model Jazzy Wine.
Tune-o-Matic / Stop bar
Two Seymour Duncan humbuckers caches Golden SH55N4C series (neck) and splitable SH55B4C (bridge) splitable.
Carved Mahogany body
Flamed maple table
Set Mahogany neck

Without proper finish, but ask a guitar of this price?

UTILIZATION

Channel fabulous comfort, access to acute so much nicer than my strat US ... very good ergonomics, its a little but incredibly typed password everywhere (that's why I bought it).
In addition it is light and ... beautiful.

SOUNDS

This guitar is PO-LY-VA-SLOW.
Purists will find him little or no character, but simply set correctly and it is quite impressive.
The quality of the microphones is not debatable, no hum, no parasite, a rich, full, split effective.

I bought it to make a great guitar parts - &-or a guitar in the studio ready for any guitarist.

I preferred the 55 to the wine for its subtle sonorities. Matter of taste.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two days ... it fulfills its role.

Most:
- The look
- His weight
- Its good quality microphones
- Versatility

The -:
- Perceptible finish (according to this price range the stress)
- Versatility that can be equated with a lack of character.

This guitar has a very good value for money.
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