Review Of The Al-3010 Se?

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  1. tobijohn

    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    IMHO, the stock pickups are better than just ok and you shouldn't worry about having to replace them immediately but there are certainly more desirable ones out there. My four now have sets of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates, Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz, Gibson 500T/496R and Gibson 57+/57s. Anyway, a lot of people really like the stock pickups in the 3010SE and if you've got a decent amp, you should be fine with the stock ones for some time
     
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    Or rather, each factory has its own convention
     
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    Thanks again for the help. I will posts some pics after the new on arrives!
     
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    FWIW, I like the stock pickups. I like them better after doing the 50's style wiring. They are very "vintage PAF" sounding to me, which works great for clean to classic rock. Not recommended for uber-gain deathcore metal.
     
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    The serial number deal must be the first digits after the A is the build year. I just got a reply back from Rondo. Mine is a 2016.
     
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    I think at some stage the agiles are Q checked. Not at Rondo it seems but somewhere at the factory. I think a few duds slip through but all the reports here of so many perfect ones and so few clunkers, most of which I usually consider perfectly acceptable just make it impossible that they skipped a QC. I'd estimate on par with gibson. And if there is a problem rondo has a perfect return policy.
    To the op, I would always prefer to buy what I can play in person but if you like the look of the AL3010 and can't find a similar model in a similar price, absolutely go for it.

    I have an older unique maple board al2500 thats flawless and another unusual al3001 with ss frets. Both are amazing.
     
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    My AL-3010 SE Rootbeer Flame arrived last Friday.
    I had to work through the weekend, and couldn't play it until yesterday.

    I got 3 hours with it and damn is it a nice guitar! It was setup very close to my liking. It looks great. The finish is fantastic. It's on the heavy side of the scale,another plus.

    The board,neck, and frets are very comfortable,and easy to play.

    I was playing into a SCXD with a Rat in the clean channel ,and messed with a few distortion voices on channel channel 2. The guitar sounded great.

    I haz a happy right now.

    Ciao


    ( also first post )
     
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    Mine were all purchased new (3010SE'S) Set up work required has been minimal. Two were bad, so I returned one and another had shipping damage. Kurt was more than fair on an adjustment. He's a great dude to do business with. If you don't like it, return it. It's a painless process. FWIW, setting up a 3010SE from scratch is a no brainer too. Easy guitar to work with IMO. A lot easier than a Strat for me.
     
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    Pics?
     
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    I will try tomorrow. My phone pics are always blurred for some reason.
     
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    Take pictures in bright daylight. Shooting photos at night under room light is a guaranteed blurry photo scenario.
     
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    I snapped a few pics this morning.
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    There is a streak in the board that runs from the second fret all the way to the end. I like it,adds character imo.
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    Beauty. and Welcome.
    Thats a weird hologram on the back though.
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    It's the built in footswitch.
     
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    I'm still waiting for you to get in a mood to unload some of your guitars. In retrospect, I kinda regret selling you my AL-3000.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I might have a couple. Other than your old AL-3000 (which BTW, now has a set of Gibson 490T/490Rs in it), anything in particular you're interested in?
     
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    Nice looking guitar! When you change strings, try scrubbing the fretboard and oil it...it will make it look even nicer.
     
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    Yes, extra points for that! He got a full nice entrant: Agile guitar + foot in pic. Congrats, @Dfb ! And welcome!
     
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    just a lefty les paul style in a al3000 or better.
     

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