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#22 Posted : 5/30/2016 11:13:02 AM
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By the way, Telechamp, I wish my 335 clone was as light as yours! Mine's pretty heavy.

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#24 Posted : 12/17/2016 6:04:25 AM
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I play pretty much classic rock on this AS73, Rick.

I have a Duncan '59 in the neck of one of my Teles, and really like it. I do realize that the AS73 is a semi-hollow, and that 59's will sound different in it than in the Tele, but maybe 59's in the AS73 might work for me.. But yeah, I think I definitely want to change out the stock pups at this point. I love everything about the guitar other than the pickups. They're not bad, but I just feel they are lacking.
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#23 Posted : 12/17/2016 6:05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by: Rickrew Go to Quoted Post
By the way, Telechamp, I wish my 335 clone was as light as yours! Mine's pretty heavy.

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Yeah, some of those 335-styles can be pretty heavy. I have a friend who has a pretty light Gibson ES-335, but I think those may be kind of rare..
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#25 Posted : 12/17/2016 10:49:32 PM
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My brand new Ibanez AS73 weighs 7lbs.....And no ounces!!

That's lighter than most Fenders!

Plus it sounds fantastic!

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#26 Posted : 12/27/2016 12:09:11 PM

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My AS73 is 7:11oz. which makes looks like an ~10 ounce difference between samples.
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#27 Posted : 12/31/2016 3:14:12 PM
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"My brand new Ibanez AS73 weighs 7lbs.....And no ounces!!

That's lighter than most Fenders!"

Wow - that's really light. My back and shoulder are jealous! And . . . that's a beautiful guitar you have.

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#28 Posted : 12/31/2016 3:22:52 PM
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The whole sound of pickups/guitar thing is so subjective and there are so many variables to adjust between guitar, eq, pedals, and amp - I think the important thing is to get the sound with your rig that matches that perfect guitar player in your head. Everyone gets to that very personalized sound in a different way, and pickups are certainly one of the big variables.

Some folks get there by spending a small fortune, others (like me!) can't do that. Nothing wrong with that. Happily, there are less expensive options for people like me - in fact, that's part of the fun for me - getting a great sound for not many $$!

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#29 Posted : 1/10/2017 5:59:26 PM

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"Happily, there are less expensive options"

Amen to that. I recently bought a natural AS153 for less than $600 that takes a back seat to no other semi made.

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#20 Posted : 1/28/2017 10:45:25 PM

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Originally Posted by: Telechamp Go to Quoted Post
Still digging my '07 AS73, but I am now "kinda" thinking I might want to swap out the stock pups..

Don't get me wrong, I think the stockers do sound very good, but I just feel that with a pickup upgrade, this guitar could be fantastic.

What is a good pickup upgrade for the AS73?..







I have a first release (2002) AS-73. I swapped out the stock pickups for a set of Harmonic Design Z-90's, and now the guitar is absolutely incredible. The neck pickup with the treble rolled off sounds like a jazz guitar, the Bridge pickup cranked snarls and both pickups in tandem is just wonderful. I'm the Bob Weir in a Grateful Dead cover band, and the guitar as configured sounds amazing. I'm the Dimarzio Anniversary Humbuckers would work well, or seth Lovers. The stock ceramic pickups in the AS-73 are decent at best.
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