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    Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    How many of you have actually played a Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop and what did you honestly think of it?
    i know it aint a Lester but would be interested in the opinions of those who have tried one?


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    Last edited by Jon Brook; 11-08-17 at 05:09 AM.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    I am guessing nobody has.. eh well i will bring my upgraded one to the January meet for anyone who wants to ..

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Pikchurs my friend, pikchurs. I am bad wit names, but pikchurs cause synapses...


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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    here you go ..


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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    are they made in china?

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    yes they are ... under license for a company called Vintage ..a UK company .

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Isn't that model loosely based after the Peter Green(Etc) burst?
    "I can't sing,
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    And my legs,
    Are thin."

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by chasenblues View Post
    Isn't that model loosely based after the Peter Green(Etc) burst?
    Yup sure is ... in the middle position with both vols the same and both tone's the same it defo has that nasal sound.
    i will be having it upgraded soon with CTS pots , .22 caps switchcraft switch and jack and 50's wiring..

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Brook View Post
    Yup sure is ... in the middle position with both vols the same and both tone's the same it defo has that nasal sound.
    i will be having it upgraded soon with CTS pots , .22 caps switchcraft switch and jack and 50's wiring..
    Standard caps in mine are 47'S ... WTF is that about?
    would of thought they would correct value in at least ..

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    so Lemon Drop has just had the mods- CTS 500K pots .22 black bee caps, switchcraft jack and switch, new wire and vintage wired and a new nut
    sounds so much clearer....
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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Brook View Post
    so Lemon Drop has just had the mods- CTS 500K pots .22 black bee caps, switchcraft jack and switch, new wire and vintage wired and a new nut
    sounds so much clearer....
    .
    I did some electrical mods to a Vintage LP model years ago for a gentleman and it seemed to compare admirably to the Epi Standards. The finishes were nice (i.e. not 1/8" of poly like the Epiphones) but overall they had a similar tone.
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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    I had an interesting talk the other day in the Atlanta airport, grabbing a burger. A guy I suspected was a guitarist or singer had an extra seat.
    Plays in a fairly major touring rock band supporting a big rock star.
    He plays a Vintage Les Paul style and loves it.
    He didn't know me from Adam, and he started off ... I just asked if he played [yes] and what he played. He brought up the points he liked about it, basically being a great touring and all around guitar.
    [sorry, I didn't get the model, and I prefer not to name him .... ]
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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    The guys in the gene Simmons band all use these. Guitars.

    I got the chance to see the ace & gene reunion. The guys with gene’s band sounded way better than ace.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    mmmmm looks like they have a few on their Artist list.

    https://vintageguitarsus.com/artists/

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Speaking of Gene Simmons band - heres Phil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8CWiZqfpb0

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by zacknorton View Post
    The guys in the gene Simmons band all use these. Guitars.

    I got the chance to see the ace & gene reunion. The guys with gene’s band sounded way better than ace.
    The guy's in the Chuck E Cheeze Band sound better than Ace.
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Brook View Post
    mmmmm looks like they have a few on their Artist list.

    https://vintageguitarsus.com/artists/
    Just like Epi. I checked out a few of the Aged Lemon Drops but saw nothing compelling enough to make me want one. I'm old and still own a bunch of Les Pauls including one very similar.

    That said I could easily gig with one and imagine after your upgrades you'll have a great playing/sounding stage worthy guitar. It is silly how well these play considering cost. Definately punching above weight class, like some Epi's, Gretsch Electromatics, PRS SE and Squire to name a few.
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    last part .of the upgrade done last night set of BK PG Blues fitted ..now it sounds REALLY good ..

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    The guy's in the Chuck E Cheeze Band sound better than Ace.
    Hey! Don't be knockin' my gig! It be payin'! Damn rat suit smells like cheeto farts though...


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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    I’ve tried a few, really shallow necks, almost like an Ibanez Wizard neck.
    And sharp fret ends and fretboard edges.

    Shame as I quite liked the feel of the finish on the neck. If I ever find myself in the position of needing a beater, I’ll get a 2nd hand Studio.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    HELLO! Greetings from Brazil


    I have two guitars , PGM and Paridese
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    I really like the two guitars.the neck on pgm is very thick ,round c shape , the paradise neck is thin , d ? shape ? .
    My Afd Paradise is made in Vietnam ,Pgm is made in china .
    Paradise weight 7,9Lbs , PGM 10,2 Lbs
    The finish on afd iS Better , the frets are nice on both.
    Here in Brazil everything is expensive ...Here they cost half the value of a Gibson LP STUDIO.
    v100 PGM has Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Set , v100 paradise has Seymour Duncan Slash set , now with nickel covers.
    Pearly Gates is the Best!
    sorry for my english I'M still trying to learn.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Very interested in the Vintage V100s. I would upgrade all the electronics. How's the fretwire quality and what is the size? Thanks!

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Bump. ...Anyone still rocking at V100 these days? Which model?

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    I live right by a high end amp/synth servicing center, British Audio, and they started stocking these Vintage Brand guitars a few years back. Eh, Satiny/Beat kinda vibe to them and not bad for the money. Recently I stopped in there and they had about 3-4 times the stock they had before, wall to wall to wall. And, they looked better. Especially the T & S-styles and the junior/special type guitars. Pretty solid finish, decent fretwork, seem stable, and good appointments. I don't have a tele style right now, but I also don't have dough..so problem solved!

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    I live right by a high end amp/synth servicing center, British Audio, and they started stocking these Vintage Brand guitars a few years back. Eh, Satiny/Beat kinda vibe to them and not bad for the money. Recently I stopped in there and they had about 3-4 times the stock they had before, wall to wall to wall. And, they looked better. Especially the T & S-styles and the junior/special type guitars. Pretty solid finish, decent fretwork, seem stable, and good appointments. I don't have a tele style right now, but I also don't have dough..so problem solved!
    Cool. Thanks, man! ...Any other recent experiences?

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    I live right by a high end amp/synth servicing center, British Audio, and they started stocking these Vintage Brand guitars a few years back. Eh, Satiny/Beat kinda vibe to them and not bad for the money. Recently I stopped in there and they had about 3-4 times the stock they had before, wall to wall to wall. And, they looked better. Especially the T & S-styles and the junior/special type guitars. Pretty solid finish, decent fretwork, seem stable, and good appointments. I don't have a tele style right now, but I also don't have dough..so problem solved!

    It seems Vintage Guitar’s quality has improved quite a bit over the past few years. I recently played a Vintage SG style guitar and the fretwork, fit and finish was very impressive. I cannot speak for how they are in the UK but here in the US, Vintage has very good quality control. Vintage/Fretking has only been sold in the US since around 2015.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    No, I don't have.

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    Re: Honest opinions on Vintage v100PGM Lemondrop

    Bump. There's a 2018 AFD near me. Gonna try it out tomorrow. Really want a good budget LP style guitar. Any recent experiences comparing the AFD and PGM?

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