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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

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It's a standard Japanese Poly finish. A little thick but the guitar sounds great.

I had been wondering if it was one of those Fotoflame or whatever they were called based on the really pronounced grain.

It looks great.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I had been wondering if it was one of those Fotoflame or whatever they were called based on the really pronounced grain.

It looks great.

Ah, no this is a big piece of rose wood, a thin piece of maple, and then another big piece of rosewood sandwiched together. And then a one piece rosewood neck.

It's actually my only guitar that doesn't get along that well with my Two Rock. It sounds good but it really shines on a more direct amp with less bloom. Perfect on a silverface, but I guess that makes sense since Harrison used his with a silver twin.

Update: Its actually a few pieces of rosewood on top, and a few on the bottom, not just two massive pieces.
Edited by origenesprit - 6/12/14 at 11:57am
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Still pretty^^

Swapped out the Red Tortoise pickguard for a mint green on my MayerStrat. OCDing now over the pickup height (which I thought was perfect pre-pickguard-swap). Should've made a note.

Troubling myself over sustain on the highE as well - can't get the pole too high or it starts muting the string early. But I want the bite and snarl of a pickup as close to max height as possible.

I do the exact opposite of this; my neck pickup is as low as I can get it, and the other pickups are set so that they have about the same volume as the neck. I also turn down the bass on the amp when playing the strat. It opens it up a bit. A strat with high pickups will sometimes warble a bit when you play an open low e, which bugs me.

I find that I can get a lot of bite or back it off by just changing the picks I use. A really thick pick with a rounded edge gives a completely different sound (great for jazz) compared with a thinner pick with a sharper edge.
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Very cool, the George Harrison Rosewood Tele

I think the reissues are better than the originals.

Never played one, but don't they weigh a ton? I thought I read somewhere that George's tele was 12 pounds or something -- that cant be right though.
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Never played one, but don't they weigh a ton? I thought I read somewhere that George's tele was 12 pounds or something -- that cant be right though.

I haven't weighed it, but it is as heavy as a Les Paul.
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I do the exact opposite of this; my neck pickup is as low as I can get it, and the other pickups are set so that they have about the same volume as the neck. I also turn down the bass on the amp when playing the strat. It opens it up a bit. A strat with high pickups will sometimes warble a bit when you play an open low e, which bugs me.

I find that I can get a lot of bite or back it off by just changing the picks I use. A really thick pick with a rounded edge gives a completely different sound (great for jazz) compared with a thinner pick with a sharper edge.
Never played one, but don't they weigh a ton? I thought I read somewhere that George's tele was 12 pounds or something -- that cant be right though.

I like the neck pickup being low as well. Turning down the bass doesn't make sense to "open it up" as turning down the bass increases resistance limiting frequencies from getting through.
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I haven't weighed it, but it is as heavy as a Les Paul.

My Les Paul Custom is over 12 pounds.
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I like the neck pickup being low as well. Turning down the bass doesn't make sense to "open it up" as turning down the bass increases resistance limiting frequencies from getting through.

I find that a heavy bass sometimes crowds out some of the tone I want to hear in a strat, but ymmv. I don't put the bass on 1, just not on 10. Maybe 5-7 or so.
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JD Simo had a very interesting rig rundown where he talks about how he sets the tone knobs on his Marshall. Worth watching if you're into that stuff.
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you ruined my completely rational thoughts of "keep the Harmony upstate, it's good to save some room"
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I have recently run across one of the more interesting guitar makers in the US. Inspired by Paul Bigsby and his love of Rockabilly, Jazz and Western Swing TK Smith is making some remarkable sounding pickups and guitars. Even if you are into rockabilly there is no denying the wonderful warm tone. Check out his Charlie Christian style PU and his Bigsby style PU's.

http://tksmith.net/

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AppleMark


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new tubes installed. great brightness, tonal definition, and range. awesome amp.

2 6v6's, 3 12AX7's, 1 5AR4, 1 12AT7WC
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My Les Paul Custom is over 12 pounds.

That is insane. My LP is 7.9 pounds. Granted, the Custom is heavier, but four pounds??? Nuts.
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That is insane. My LP is 7.9 pounds. Granted, the Custom is heavier, but four pounds??? Nuts.

is yours chambered? that is light for an LP

that TK Smith looks like a mutant but I bet it sounds great; I have no experience with blade pickups tho so just speculatin
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that is groan-worthy.

In theory it shouldn't be any worse than a tele thinline -- I have a thinline that is a great guitar; an amazing instrument of which I am unworthy.

But an LP is supposed to be a sustaining heavy-ish beast, to me. This f holed creation seems like a tweener guitar. It aint this or that.

I had an es-356 a while back which was absolutely beautiful but I never bonded with. It was supposed to be a cross between an es-335 and an lp but ended up as a tweener guitar, and I don't like tweener gear because its tone isn't distinctive enough. I put PRS in the tweener category....
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