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    It's Always Good To Lose A Few Pounds, Right?

    I have long felt a need for something resonant and sweet for certain projects. Ever since selling a 335 some years back, I haven't had that kind of vibe available. My SC58 was very resonant, but in a different kind of way, and the 58 is gone. The HB addresses that need.

    I decided to put in an order for a HBII over the weekend.

    It's what I really need for the work. And even though I can't really imagine being able to hear BRW v IRW fingerboard wood, I went with the BRW because...well...because it's available, and I figured I'd regret not going that way if it's an option.

    I've had a semi-hollow CU22, and loved it. I have a feeling this will really be a great fit.

    Also going with mahogany neck and 57/08s. That's my favorite configuration for this model.
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    Senior Member sergiodeblanc's Avatar
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    Jealous.

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    I have exactly that configuration and it excellent. I also have a piezo on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Jealous.
    This.

    But I can't wait to see it. Sounds like it will be awesome.

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    Can't wait to see it. Nice choice.
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    Senior Member sergiodeblanc's Avatar
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    How many is that now, four? I'm starting to believe that is a perfectly reasonable amount of guitars.

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    Sounds really sweet! Can't wait to see it and get a tone report Les.

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    HB II is a solid performer and fantastic player. Great choice man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    How many is that now, four? I'm starting to believe that is a perfectly reasonable amount of guitars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    How many is that now, four? I'm starting to believe that is a perfectly reasonable amount of guitars.
    Yup. It'll be three electrics once it comes in, and one acoustic. Seems reasonable, as the electrics will really all do different things.

    But I'm starting to feel I've gone over to the "dark side."

    Thanks for the good wishes, guys!
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    Congrats Les, I agree it'll be a great tool to fill a void in your pallete for your work.

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    Sounds COOOOL Les!! Keep us posted; can't wait to see this one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    But I'm starting to feel I've gone over to the "dark side."
    You are on your way if I recall correctly and you are ordering the 4th before your PS acoustic has arrived.
    ...but it will all be good.

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    The 58 is gone...?

    That's the kind of weight I'd be happy to put on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    The 58 is gone...?
    Yeah, about a month or so ago. I just wasn't using it much on my tracks. I loved playing it for its resonance and sustain, but I was carving out too much of the bottom end with EQ given the styles I've been recording.

    I figured the HB will give me a different kind of resonant thing, with a lighter bottom end, so I wanted to go in that direction.

    Of course, I already miss the 58. It was a keeper, and yeah, I shoulda woulda coulda hung onto it. I sometimes get a bit too obsessed about making a change, and regretting it later.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 05-14-2013 at 07:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    But I'm starting to feel I've gone over to the "dark side."
    Next thing you know you'll be looking to buy a guitar as a collector...

    Nah seriously can't wait to hear what you think of this one!

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    I just suppressed DGT Gas and now you are giving me HB Gas. Congrats. I eagerly await your always insightful and well written review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Next thing you know you'll be looking to buy a guitar as a collector...
    If I was a collector, I'd still have the 58 (and a bunch of others)!

    Gee, maybe that would be a good idea...
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