Your next guitar?

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The Noodlist
KVRian
741 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:44 am

vurt wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 am
i bet these are fairly light...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
46905 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:51 am

i lost men in the tonewood wars, good men :(

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Hermetech Mastering
KVRian
1058 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:15 am

Would like one of these Casimi Guitars, but seeing as they start at around £30k, is never gonna happen...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
46905 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:16 am

for 30k i want something i can live in.

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28653 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:48 am

Deep Purple wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:24 pm
I'm thinking maybe putting a P-Rails in the neck position and replacing the standard bridge pickup with a stacked vintage. I use my volume and tone a lot while I'm playing, so I'm not too concerned about any slight mismatching.

How did you wire the P-Rails? I'm still wondering whether I should try to get the rails in parallel or just go for a 3-way sound. I looked at Triple Shots, but think they might be a bit fiddly, so want to think about a 3-way DPDT switch for the P-Rails. Hopefully it will be pretty easy to wire - I'm assuming a 500k pot for the P-Rails?
yes 500k but I might try a 1 meg at some point, I used on/on/on toggles...same as triple shots but not if you know what I mean, I went with banana style toggles from stew mac :)
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Deep Purple
KVRian
1108 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:02 pm

Hink wrote:yes 500k but I might try a 1 meg at some point, I used on/on/on toggles...same as triple shots but not if you know what I mean, I went with banana style toggles from stew mac :)
I guess I could try 500k and 1M would be an option if things don't seem right.

I was thinking of an on/on/on toggle at first, but would like to get all 4 modes out of one without triple shots, as I listened to a few YouTube videos and like the parallel humbucker sound. The SD site has the on/on/on toggle switch wiring diagram, but I guess I'll have to figure out how to use a couple of toggle switches to get all 4 modes.
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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5786 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:29 pm

I ended up getting one of these (Gear4music 'Seattle' short scale bass). For £90 it's bloody outstanding. Had to set it up a bit by upping the action slightly - it wasn't badly set up, just that like most basses. it was set up for wankers who only play single notes using fingers (and probably bob their heads like pigeons in time... :hihi: ) and not for those who like to pretend to be Peter Hook or Lemmy. It also weighs about 1/3 of the 'Jim Reed' bass, is a Jaguar type shape, and is black. Marvellous.
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KVRAF
5011 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:57 am

The Jackson Dinky is working out just fine I'm still loving it, just wish I had the time to play. I too had to do a neck adjustment. And yes it's a Floyd Rose double locking system that I've been giving a full workout so.... Have to re-tune it every 4 songs.

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KVRAF
5011 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:02 am

The Noodlist wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:44 am
vurt wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 am
i bet these are fairly light...

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I know its cousin.
https://youtu.be/Hbyg0d1njk0
A funny thing about the assembly..... Ernie Ball and specifically the Alvin Lee model say that the tone wood comes mostly from The top of the body between the bridge and the neck Ergo if he's using the same assembly that he fits into the wings you are not getting the full effect of the tonewood.

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28653 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:08 pm

finally put iron to solder on that guitar my son gave me, so to recap, duncan TB-4 bridge, 1/4 lb middle and SH-2N neck, orange drop cap and a 1 meg pot with 5 way wired

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My 1st 1 meg pot, very cool. I like the orange drops on passive pups and have one in my baritone as well. This is a 200 dollar guitar, I also have a very nice Ibanez Prestige that is wired the same way with Ibanez pups (never been modded which is the only guitar I have ever owned that I can say that about) and the truth is this guitar is pretty damn nice. No, it does not have the wizard neck nor a locking nut tremolo, but it does have a nice thin neck and it plays very nice. The body is basswood, the paint job is nice but not nitro which I am ok with. I suspect one day I will get better machine heads for it as the ones on this are kinda cheap but they did keep the tuning when i t had the stock springs on it, I got it on xmas and have played it a lot without even changing the strings (even recorded a short piece), now of course it has new strings too.

This guitar will stay tuned to Eb-Bb-Eb-G-Bb-Eb in all likelihood (I really like the 4th position neck south plus middle single coil fwiw) :tu:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
46905 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:10 pm

25 pickups on one guitar :o

i do like the white stripes colour theme though :tu:

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Deep Purple
KVRian
1108 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:49 pm

Sweet child in time...

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28653 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:15 pm

not for me but someone up here is selling this modded antique

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$350

1961 Silvertone (made by Danelectro) EMG humbuckers, Gibson tune-o-matic bridge, Grover Turner's, active electronics. Price is firm. Comes with a quality hand crafted case
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justin3am
KVRAF
10754 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Wow, that looks kinda cool.
I used to play a Danelectro bass. It had really high action, which I liked in a bass at the time. It was also extremely light.

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Hink
Rad Grandad
28653 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:58 pm

justin3am wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Wow, that looks kinda cool.
I used to play a Danelectro bass. It had really high action, which I liked in a bass at the time. It was also extremely light.
I'd be the middleman if you like Justin, I wouldn't mind an early spring ride up there t try it out :hihi:
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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