- 2 humbuckers in bridge and neck position doing their job ...
The classic sum
It should be noted that some parts of the fittings are stamped Epiphone ...
Well, let me be clear from the beginning, Explorer, we love where we do not like.
The interface is really good when you play sitting, standing, it is more difficult to access the upper frets but we made it.
the beast is quite heavy as my Gretsch full body, but at the same time, Explorer, this is BIG.
To adjust the sound ... bin in fact, I not rule, I do everything with my amp.
Here is the most interesting part to me:
I play mostly AC / DC and Metallica on a Line 6 Spider 212 Series 1, and I am quite capable of finding the acoustic sound of Metallica One through neck pickup and heavy saturation of Creeping Death or crunch a High Volatage the micro bridge, everything is a matter of adjusting microphones and amplifier.
the basic Humbuckers do their job, that's all, do not expect any great sound, but know that amp set properly behind can make small miracles.
It all depends on what you play, because this guitar on a small Marshall Mg 15, there is really disgusting.
There is not long, I changed the original pickups for a pair of EMG 60-81
And it's the same story.
I have this guitar for over 4 years
She took beatings, made tons of concerts improvised, I painted, changed the pickups, electronics, and since it is really nice for a final investment ridiculous ...
It was my first explore, then yes, the "banana" head is not there and yes it is not the varnish mad at Gibson, but it does its job, and I think it is essential
This is a guitar that greatly improvable over time. Know that if you maintain it properly, it can absorb the years
The only problem I had, it was the location of the tether that I moved to the back of the body, near the clamping plate of the handle and the jack, which she is really bad.
If the choice was again, I will be barreling without hesitation.
Bolt mahogany 22 frets.
Tune o matic bridge.
2 humbucker, 2 volumes, 1 tone, 1 three switch positions.
Probably made in China or Korea saw the price ...
The handle is extremely uncomfortable, mainly because the model I exceeded the frets and hung hand, so it was really loose.
However I bought it used and it may be exposed to temperatures that did improper retract the key, then confirm.
The guitar is quite heavy but it was to be expected, access to treble is neither more nor less than another guitar.
The pickups are clearly wrong, the sound has no potatoes, no harmonic richness, it looks like nothing, frankly it's worse than my epiphone studio 100 which is nevertheless low end.
I bought it to look at this level and I'm not décçu, it really has a pure face painting and "mahogany" is really super cool translucent.
For the rest the quality is not there (but for the price do not dream ...), the handle, the pickups are mediocre, the pickguard is warped.
Now I changed the neck, the bridge, EMG pasted him and sends it bluntly, the woods are rather decent quality in my Explorer and cheap, more and Mahogany, I have not found this to share model for customization so this is perfect.