Yeah. The tone pots were changed because of the shift in popular music through the 70's and 80's were guitar got more and more in the background. Alot of jazzplayers actually preferred this but they also played Roland Chorus 120s
Looks great! Norlin era guitars were quite different animals and although I've never tested any some people swear by them. One of the best guitarists in my home town has a Les Paul from around 1970 and it's incredibly heavy in both weight and tone.
That is weird, but ES models from that era had an extreme construction. I have heard that feedback is less prevalent than earlier and later models. That said, my friends 335 is probably the most delicious sounding guitar I have ever played and it feedbacks all over the place, but when you get it just right, nothing can touch it.
I can't think of a player who uses active pickups who has a guitar tone I like. Thinking back at the EMG era and Lace Sensors which a lot of great guitar players used Clapton, Guy and Knopfler to mention a few, I've always prefered the tone they got when they weren't using them. Musically racist of me, but all metal guitarists sound alike to me and I always wondered if some of the admittedly great songs they produce would sound better if they had a more harmonically...
I love my Speedy and it's been a part of my collection for years. Always wear it on july 20th. But I'm having sinister thoughts about trading up for a 36mm Explorer I. That would leave me without a chronograph though.
Really lovely on a dressy brown strap.
Or casual on a Hirsch Carbon.
It's a spectacular looking watch, just a little "out there" for my taste Handled the black dial/green crystal in denmark last week and I have to say it had me seriously tempted, but I always go for the boring choice