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samldr1984
10-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Who has one of each? Pictures??

I will on Tuesday and I'll get some pics up of them both. I've got a white standard coming.

How are people finding the differences between the models?

BostonGuitar
10-21-2012, 03:26 PM
That would be your President and Vice President: Me(BostonGuitar) and Mike Duncan...
We both have goldtop '08s and Frost Blue Metallic Standard '12s...
For me, it is all about tone, and for me, the Standard is sounding EXACTLY as I had thought it should without the maple cap.
One might assume by subtracting a wood, you are only losing something in the tone. While there are a few shimmery frequencies not apparent in the standard, I can truthfully say that the "advantage" of a great one piece slab of Mahogany as your body actually brings more to the table than what is lost. The standard does not lose any clarity by losing the bright sounding maple, because the mahogany brings some increased "ear friendly" upper mids that are not harsh in the slighest. Resonance is still really happening. Complex chords still ring right through. Sustain is probably a tad more. It is like the perfect complimentary tone to a maple topped DGT, but you could own just the standard and still do all the same things. The area where one might think would be the weakest for the standard would be split coil stuff(due to not having that extra shimmer a maple top brings). But the pickups are getting over whatever hump that might be, because I did a gig yesterday with my Standard and played authorotative versions of Purple Haze, Smoke on the Water, and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. The neck and bridge position single coil tones that are required to really come correct when playing those tunes were not just passable using my standard, but rather they were EXCEPTIONAL. The overall formula of the DGT with the balance of big strings, trem, big frets, pickups with best coil taps, etc, translate to the all mahogany body BRILLIANTLY...

If I had any concerns of regret in trading my custom shop '60 relic strat towards this dgt standard, my gig yesterday wiped them completely away and made me feel silly for even being worried about regrets.
The DGT standard is a fantastic instrument.

samldr1984
10-24-2012, 09:57 AM
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/12900_10152195978820557_902341117_n.jpg

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/394973_10152195978995557_1346831146_n.jpg

Here are my 2 - the Standard really compliments the 10 Top. :)

LSchefman
10-24-2012, 10:26 AM
Really great pair!!

Boogie
10-25-2012, 07:31 AM
That would be your President and Vice President: Me(BostonGuitar) and Mike Duncan...
We both have goldtop '08s and Frost Blue Metallic Standard '12s...
For me, it is all about tone, and for me, the Standard is sounding EXACTLY as I had thought it should without the maple cap.
One might assume by subtracting a wood, you are only losing something in the tone. While there are a few shimmery frequencies not apparent in the standard, I can truthfully say that the "advantage" of a great one piece slab of Mahogany as your body actually brings more to the table than what is lost. The standard does not lose any clarity by losing the bright sounding maple, because the mahogany brings some increased "ear friendly" upper mids that are not harsh in the slighest. Resonance is still really happening. Complex chords still ring right through. Sustain is probably a tad more. It is like the perfect complimentary tone to a maple topped DGT, but you could own just the standard and still do all the same things. The area where one might think would be the weakest for the standard would be split coil stuff(due to not having that extra shimmer a maple top brings). But the pickups are getting over whatever hump that might be, because I did a gig yesterday with my Standard and played authorotative versions of Purple Haze, Smoke on the Water, and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. The neck and bridge position single coil tones that are required to really come correct when playing those tunes were not just passable using my standard, but rather they were EXCEPTIONAL. The overall formula of the DGT with the balance of big strings, trem, big frets, pickups with best coil taps, etc, translate to the all mahogany body BRILLIANTLY...

If I had any concerns of regret in trading my custom shop '60 relic strat towards this dgt standard, my gig yesterday wiped them completely away and made me feel silly for even being worried about regrets.
The DGT standard is a fantastic instrument.
Thanks for the great comparison. :cool: I'm at an impassť...solve my next tonal quest with a new amp or twin hummer all 'hog guitar? The 100% mahogany issues is les of a decision because it helps me sit uniquely with our other guitarist. My One serves the task almost flawlessly. If it had a neck pup, I'd not take my older 57/08 equipped Cu24. But loaded with 11s, the Cu24 sits in a similar tonal space to a DGT. The thought of a DGT Standard makes sense.

Hmm...a DGT Standard or a Super Dallas? :s And don't say both!

crgtr
10-25-2012, 07:49 AM
Hmm...a DGT Standard or a Super Dallas? :s And don't say both!

Both...........Sorry, I couldn't help myself!