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  1. Looks like a low end copy with a Fender decal. Jag-stangs aren't hard to come across at all. The prices fluctuate a lot so just hold out for a good deal.
  2. Strum near the bridge (the bridge itself, not the bridge pickup) then strum near the neck pickup and hear the difference. That'll give you an idea of the different 'input' the pickup is dealing with. Bridge pickups tend to have a higher outout in order to compensate for the lower volue from the strings vibration near the bridge. They also compensate for the lack of bass. If you put a 'bridge' pickup in the middle or neck, it will obviously compensate in the same manner as before, but the input will be louder and bassier than it would have been at the bridge. So the output and amount of bass will be larger than you would get with a pickup 'voiced' for the mid position. You can deal with that somewhat by having the pickup quite low (will help a little with the bass and quite a lot with the volume) but you might find that it doesn't balance too well with the other pickups in the guitar. There's absolutely nothing wrong with trying it, but don't go buying a new bridge pickup to try it with because you'll lose money selling it if you don't like it.
  3. The recent fee changes have been harsh. There have been small reductions in the cost of listing items, but large increases in the fees they take when your item sells. Paypal fees are high and ebay are pushing paypal as much as possible. They even attempted to make the Australian ebay 'paypal only' but the monopoly commission stopped them. Two of the worst changes are that sellers can no longer leave buyers negative feedback, and the funds only clear through paypal once the buyer gives positive feedback. I'm not certain the details on the Australia story, but it is happening and there is quite a backlash over it. I can completely understand people being against using it and I fully expect there to be some serious competition to it by the end of the year. A year or two ago the cost of setting up a competing site was just too high, but with the amount of people boycotting ebay and the unrest with their policies, a more ethical site would get a lot of business if it could prove itself quickly.
  4. The value took a dive recently. The initial rush meant that when new ones were
  5. You wouldn't need to be very lucky at all Ebay link Ebay link2 Ebay link 3
  6. They're not that expensive in England. I'm not a big fan of them, but if you get one for
  7. You didn't say any of that in the original post. You said it was better because it was true bypass.
  8. When you say it's better because it's true bypass, what are you expecting to happen with the DT10? There's an awful lot of mojo talked about true bypass and absolutely nothing wrong with the DT10.
  9. I assume you've never owned one? That statement is far from the truth.
  10. Do you want to use the amp for cleans and distortion? Or do you prefer to use pedals.
  11. You need to be quite specific. Number of channels Good clean, good dirt or both Reverb Seperate EQ for channels Mid control with the EQ (same are just treble and bass) Wattage (approximately) Head and cab, or combo There are a lot of things that you need to consider. Answer each of those and you'll be most of your way there.
  12. You're best off posting places like this. At the very least you'll be familiar with some of the regular posters and can get a bit of context from their opinion from that. You'll also have a bit of an idea of how long they've been playing and how good their other gear is. Harmony central has a lot of reviews like this "I've owned the original Gibson Les Paul (the one they actually made for the man himself) and a 1934 strat. I play through Jimi's amp and this squier beginner pack is better than them all. If it were stolen I would hunt the theif down and kill them!! It's also built like a tank because I think I saw some metal on it somewhere." and then 10's all round. The main problem is people post as soon as they get new gear and are still in the 'honeymoon' period. Ask a married man how attractive his wife is when they're in the car from the wedding chapel to the airport and you'll get an awfully different response to if you ask him when they're both 45 and she's told him he's not allowed to go to the pub because he has to paint the fence. You'll also hear a lot of talk about squiers being a mixed bag and every review will tell you that they played 400 of them in the shop, and they picked out the only good one and it's better than an American fender. Most of that comes down to the setup of the guitar. These things are generally quite consistent, especially when they haven't been played very much. Really all I'm saying is take reviews from people you don't know with a pinch of salt. Read a few for things you have tried yourself and see how they match up to your own opinions, and get ready to spot the cliches. On a similar note, most reviews from guitar magazines are quite useless. They frequently review products that they advertise. I don't think boss would be sending them very much money to print a bad review of a pedal when 4 pages ago was a two page advert for the same product. Try and put it into context, and be especially beware of the honeymoon period.
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