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Post by thejay » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:40 pm

Pretty excited about this! Able to join Billy as a writer for the Orange blog. https://orangeamps.com/blog/solid-vs-se ... s-for-you/ :D
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Re: Orange blog

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:05 am

Cool, enjoy!

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Re: Orange blog

Post by Les Paul Lover » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:59 am

So do you have to write another 4 pieces then?

Good read too!
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Re: Orange blog

Post by bclaire » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:54 am

Congrats! Good article!

I've been thinking about writing another piece but just haven't gotten around to it.

So after reading your article, I have a guitar you have to try: a Gibson Johnny A. Signature. It's not a semi-hollowbody but a true hollowbody, but what's interesting about it and what separates it from other hollowbodies is the way the back is carved: while the one piece back is curved on the backside, on the inside it's carved flat. This solves the ag-old issue of true hollowbodies howling with feedback as the top and back vibrate. This thing is a true rock and roll machine - it gets those typical Gibson rock sounds but has its own voice as well. It's arguably the best hollowbody Gibson makes (and I'm not totally biased even though JA is a close friend of mine). It's also the most successful custom shop guitar Gibson has ever made.

The other cool thing is, it's the first totally new design Gibson has produced since the Trini Lopez in the 60's, unlike the Grohl which is just a tweaked 335 or any of the Les Pauls that Slash, Jimmy Page, etc., have lent their name to - it's not a new design but the JA is. He was hands-on with every aspect of it from the design to the inlays to the way the pickguard's curve goes right into the shape of the A-holes. (yep... that's what he calls them :mrgreen: )

And you should hear it through an Orange!

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Re: Orange blog

Post by thejay » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:18 am

Thank you. Yes, 4 more pieces to come!
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Re: Orange blog

Post by thejay » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:20 am

bclaire wrote:Congrats! Good article!

I've been thinking about writing another piece but just haven't gotten around to it.

So after reading your article, I have a guitar you have to try: a Gibson Johnny A. Signature. It's not a semi-hollowbody but a true hollowbody, but what's interesting about it and what separates it from other hollowbodies is the way the back is carved: while the one piece back is curved on the backside, on the inside it's carved flat. This solves the ag-old issue of true hollowbodies howling with feedback as the top and back vibrate. This thing is a true rock and roll machine - it gets those typical Gibson rock sounds but has its own voice as well. It's arguably the best hollowbody Gibson makes (and I'm not totally biased even though JA is a close friend of mine). It's also the most successful custom shop guitar Gibson has ever made.

The other cool thing is, it's the first totally new design Gibson has produced since the Trini Lopez in the 60's, unlike the Grohl which is just a tweaked 335 or any of the Les Pauls that Slash, Jimmy Page, etc., have lent their name to - it's not a new design but the JA is. He was hands-on with every aspect of it from the design to the inlays to the way the pickguard's curve goes right into the shape of the A-holes. (yep... that's what he calls them :mrgreen: )

And you should hear it through an Orange!
Thanks Billy!

I have seen them but haven't had a chance to get my hands on one to date. I look on the used market time to time just to see if I can snag one. I will def keep my eyes open a bit more now based on your words.
Oranges - R32, OR50, R30, RVMKIII, OR100, AD30, OB212, CB212 (2x)
Non Orange - Mesa, Friedman, Vox & Marshall
Former Oranges - TT, JRT, OR15, RVMKII
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Re: Orange blog

Post by bclaire » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:02 am

thejay wrote:
bclaire wrote:Congrats! Good article!

I've been thinking about writing another piece but just haven't gotten around to it.

So after reading your article, I have a guitar you have to try: a Gibson Johnny A. Signature. It's not a semi-hollowbody but a true hollowbody, but what's interesting about it and what separates it from other hollowbodies is the way the back is carved: while the one piece back is curved on the backside, on the inside it's carved flat. This solves the ag-old issue of true hollowbodies howling with feedback as the top and back vibrate. This thing is a true rock and roll machine - it gets those typical Gibson rock sounds but has its own voice as well. It's arguably the best hollowbody Gibson makes (and I'm not totally biased even though JA is a close friend of mine). It's also the most successful custom shop guitar Gibson has ever made.

The other cool thing is, it's the first totally new design Gibson has produced since the Trini Lopez in the 60's, unlike the Grohl which is just a tweaked 335 or any of the Les Pauls that Slash, Jimmy Page, etc., have lent their name to - it's not a new design but the JA is. He was hands-on with every aspect of it from the design to the inlays to the way the pickguard's curve goes right into the shape of the A-holes. (yep... that's what he calls them :mrgreen: )

And you should hear it through an Orange!
Thanks Billy!

I have seen them but haven't had a chance to get my hands on one to date. I look on the used market time to time just to see if I can snag one. I will def keep my eyes open a bit more now based on your words.
I just saw one go for $2400 on ebay...! Unbelievable price!

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Re: Orange blog

Post by thejay » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:03 am

bclaire wrote:
I just saw one go for $2400 on ebay...! Unbelievable price!

WHOA :shock:
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Re: Orange blog

Post by scottjpsmith » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:51 pm

I think it's incredibly cool that Orange asked certain the members of the forum to contribute to the blog. All of the posts from the members have been great, and yours is no exception. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Orange blog

Post by thejay » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:15 pm

Thank you
Oranges - R32, OR50, R30, RVMKIII, OR100, AD30, OB212, CB212 (2x)
Non Orange - Mesa, Friedman, Vox & Marshall
Former Oranges - TT, JRT, OR15, RVMKII
YouTube https://bit.ly/2pSp3sk
http://bigbattlebear.bandcamp.com

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