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Explorer For Sale
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:27:38 AM »
Looks pretty new, and in great shape.

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 11:08:43 AM »


 I really like that, just needs some CHROME pickups to match the rest of the hardware  :P 
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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 01:22:39 PM »
BTW, it comes with a build sheet so it must be recent, hence the standard TBird pu's.
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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 01:51:26 PM »
I don't think I like that burst very much though.  ???

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 03:42:05 PM »
I don't think I like that burst very much though.  ???

Neither do I.  Too orange.

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 04:05:39 PM »
That's one of the fairly recent good ones - not that 80ies crap. Long scale, TB+ pups, maple neck & maho body. More massive and dense sounding than a TBird, but not as sweet, a bit of an axe that gets you heard. But then if you play an Explorer, who wants to sound subtle? And it has two more frets than a TB, so there!

The current Epi Korina Explorer sounds sweeter, probably due to the korina neck, but it is not as bludgeonly assertive.

In real life, that sunburst fin isn't orange at all. I have a silverburst but only because that came out first.

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 04:22:25 PM »

 I really like that, just needs some CHROME pickups to match the rest of the hardware  :P

You know I am usually with you on this, but in this case (the black edge of the burst), I think black hardware would work better; change the bridge/tuners not the pups.
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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 04:33:22 PM »
Mine actually has chrome pups now, but only because I was under the unholy influence of you-know-who who DRAGged me into this!!! I'm not giving any names. Being indiscreet gets you in all kinds of trouble, the papers are full of it, it's the truth.

That they coupled a chrome bridge with the TB Plus soapies wasn't very well thought out, admittedly.
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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 05:12:28 PM »
These were made in 2011 and 2012, IIRC.

I don't like that burst, but Uwe's right, it doesn't look like pumpkinburst in person.

Here's a better example https://reverb.com/ca/item/820116-gibson-explorer-bass-2012-vintage-sunburst. Note the price.

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 08:29:18 PM »
I like it.

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 12:17:13 AM »
It's not the "orange" that I don't like about the burst.
It's that rather crude black that's the problem. Looks cheap to me.
The gradient could have been more fluent. And dark brown would have looked better for a nice burst.

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 06:29:29 AM »
That's what I thought too.... then I imagined it with all black hardware.
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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 07:29:38 AM »
I had one. It was a decent tobacco sunburst, that picture is deceptive. I just hate how they skimp and shoot the entire back black. And it's not shiny.  ;D

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 08:10:45 AM »
I like this one. Shape, matte finish, burst and even the pickups haha

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Re: Explorer For Sale
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 04:50:34 AM »
I'm hung up the shiny ones, I'd actually prefer the tobacco burst to the silver one but the matte finish kills it for me.  Nothing would beat a proper Korina one with a 3+1 headstock and mudbucker though.