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 Post subject: Vantage "ghost" VP-750
PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec 2023 12:08 AM 
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Might be able to get it at a decent price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/235355883993


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Dec 2023 08:08 PM 
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Thanks Josh, my wife has the frying pan in hand. . . :rofl:

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Dec 2023 11:49 PM 
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I still dont have this model ! :o

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Dec 2023 01:14 AM 
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Fortunately that is one I never sold. Got it in mint condition at a pawn shop with original hard shell case for $150 tax included.


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Dec 2023 06:22 AM 
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Thanks for reminding me about this one, I did see it in my search. I might bid for it. I'm torn between the Ghost and a Black Aria LP standard as I've always liked black LP standards, thought they were classy looking.

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Dec 2023 06:43 AM 
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I see that this is in Sweden and it's the sellers first sale. Trogly, on Youtube, had said that people are getting burned from overseas sellers not fulfilling orders. I still may bid on it. :-o

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Dec 2023 11:36 AM 
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Oh yeah baby!
Just a simple classic from Vantage, and about as smooth as silk too (from what I'm told :puppyeyes: )

If I had to be picky though, I'm not too wild about the selector switch position. But I'd get over it! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Dec 2023 11:45 AM 
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You get used to the switch pretty quick once you pick it up. Mine may be a Plain Jane but she's got one heck of a bite! It has a pair of Saphue humbucker sized P90s in it now and they have a ton of growl without losing clarity for a cheap set of pickups.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0875 ... UTF8&psc=1


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Dec 2023 01:30 PM 
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A P90 is like sex.
Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good! :devil2:
Something about the simplicity of the design that makes it almost goof proof methinks.

I bought a set of similarly price humbucker/P90's a year or two back with the idea of putting them into my Squier Bullet Mustang. I abandoned the idea, but I did end up putting one in my Westone X125 (a single pupper with no tone control). And it transformed it unbelievably!

Up until then I had tried at least three different humbuckers, and either didn't like the harshness or something else about them. I was about to give up and add a tone control until I tried the P90. What a difference! Nasty if you want, bluesy when you're mellow, and even jazzy if you're feeling creative.

I still have the mate and looking for an excuse to put it somewhere!

On the more expensive end (relatively) I put a set of Warman HBP90's in my Epiphone LP Studio and it too became an amazing tone machine.
https://www.warmanguitars.co.uk/?s=HBP90

Just can't keep a P90 down. Like bacon, a P90 makes everything better!

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