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    does anybody know exactly how ed sets the 4 knobs on the flanger? i'm looking for more than guesses.
    Also, anybody playin' the OLP's. i saw one hanging' on the rack at a store, picked it up and figured right away, this thing is a piece of shit....but for some reason i didn't put it down right away. As a matter of fact, after a few minutes i knew there was something to it. The neck had a killer feel, just the nut was shit...hey, that can be fixed. It was so cheap, i bought it, had the nut reworked, tightened down the trem and took the arm off. there was no way that trem would stay in tune. the repairman went to work on it and handed me a guitar that fuckin kills. hell, i bought a second one. I know what yer sayin, beginner that doesn't know shit...i have a house full of vintage and historic gibsons, custom shop fenders, old san dimas charvels and other vintage guitars and amps, i know my shit. you guys need to try one out after it is set up right. they really are worth playin...they have become my main live guitars and i didn't even have to change out pickups. go figure!

    [ January 17, 2002 at 09:55 PM: Message edited by: phase90 ]</p>
    slap the neck on it and go

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    I must agree. I got my OLP from Musicians Friend last Friday. It took some work, but I have this thing playing great. As phase90 said, the neck on this thing is great. It's even better if you take some 600 grit sand paper to it. It's not an EVH EBMM, but it's a great guitar for $200.

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    Ahum, there you go [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] (damm, I love these jumpin' bastards). Let's hope the new wolfie's go for the same price. Then I'm a happy poor m'fckr.

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    I tried an OLP last week, piece of garbage! Sorry, even set up better, it still sounds like styrofoam with a half decent pickup. Think i'll hold out for one of these http://www.peavey.com/events/wintern...qtspecial.html

    [ January 18, 2002 at 07:15 AM: Message edited by: SMUDGE NYC ]</p>
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    You have a house full of vintage and historic gibsons, custom shop fenders, old san dimas charvels and other vintage guitars and amps, and you bought 2 of these? Come on.
    I was downtown the other day for a different reason, but thought maybe I was too harsh on the OLP so I went into a store here that had 3 of them on display. I played them all. I wasn't wrong. You can change the nut and tighten down the bridge, and then you'd have to change the tuners cause it won't stand up to a night of playing in tune. After playing each one for about 5 minutes fairly aggresivley they weren't even remotely in tune. The neck didn't feel like it would stand up to much abuse either. Of course for 200. you'd probably only play it at home and that might be okay. I'd just hate for anyone to think this is a guitar you can take out and gig regularly with.

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    Tribb, I've got to agree with you, all those diamonds in his collection & now 2 lumps of coal? Yeah, I have a Mexican Strat, but I'd put this up against ANY guitar & it will still be impressive. if it was just the body cut you wanted cheap, I would have gotten a Warmouth body & built one myself... in fact, that exactly what I plan on doing next month. Buying all the parts now & me & a friend who knows what he's doing (what, I cant change a freakin' light bulb without a damn Time/Life book!) will put it together.
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    If you want the Unchained flange sound, I can help you. I get it by setting all knobs at about 11 o'clock, but you may have to adjust the speed knob depending on how fast or slow you play it. I've also heard that these are the same settings the guitarist of the Atomik Punks uses. So that makes two of us using that setting that I know of. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by tribb:
    You have a house full of vintage and historic gibsons, custom shop fenders, old san dimas charvels and other vintage guitars and amps, and you bought 2 of these? Come on.
    I was downtown the other day for a different reason, but thought maybe I was too harsh on the OLP so I went into a store here that had 3 of them on display. I played them all. I wasn't wrong. You can change the nut and tighten down the bridge, and then you'd have to change the tuners cause it won't stand up to a night of playing in tune. After playing each one for about 5 minutes fairly aggresivley they weren't even remotely in tune. The neck didn't feel like it would stand up to much abuse either. Of course for 200. you'd probably only play it at home and that might be okay. I'd just hate for anyone to think this is a guitar you can take out and gig regularly with.
    I have no tuning problems WHATSOEVER with these OPLS. I did change the string gauge to 10s and that's it. Trust me , i play very agressively.
    The quality is there, you just gotta find it.

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    You know what, I just did exactly what tribb did. I was at Guitar Center a few days ago to pick up some strings and they had an OLP there, so I tried one again too. They also had an Axis and an EVH EBMM right next to it and I mean there is literally no comparison. For $200 I guess they're ok, but man they play like horeshit, no offense to anyone who buys one, but for someone who has a San Dimas Charvel, I can't believe you can say OLP is a nice guitar. It plays terrible, the neck is cheap, and I didn't think it sounded even decent and I played it through a Marshall combo that was lying there. Now if that's all you can afford, I understand, but if you want a better instrument, hell a Mexican Strat is nicer and I hate Strats.
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    I am normally knowledgable on just about any guitar that might pop up into conversation but I can honestly say I've never heard of an OPL. What exactly are you guys talking about?

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    wait a sec, is the OPL the guitar that's like an imitation of the EBMM? I've seen those in the $175-$200 range so is this it?

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    Axe, yes.
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    OLP (Officialy Licenced Products) NOT OPL, make knock-off guitars & bass's (sorta like how Carlo Robelli used to, only OLP isn't as good).
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    Not to get off topic too much, but speaking of Carlo Robelli, the bass player in my band just bought a pretty nice looking Robelli 6-string bass. Saw some pics, looks pretty nice, have to see how it sounds at practice this week.
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    Originally posted by Brett:
    Not to get off topic too much, but speaking of Carlo Robelli, the bass player in my band just bought a pretty nice looking Robelli 6-string bass. Some some pics, looks pretty nice, have to see how it sounds at practice this week.
    They are actually decent! My first bass was an old Carlo Robelli Rickenbacker copy. It was a great bass, wish I still had it!
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