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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

No, it is completely solid mahogany. I just spec'ed a featherweight body. Mahogany can vary greatly in weight.

The original '58-60 Bursts were almost all between 8 and 9 pounds. It was the later ones, particularly in the Norlin years, that got to be super-heavy. It has to do with the quality of mahagony. Older growth, high altitude mahagony that has been dried for a longer time will be lighter in weight. Today's reissues have returned to using quality mahagony, though its now Fijian instead of Honduran. The vast majority of reissue 1959 and 1960 LPs weigh between 8 and 9 pounds again.

This does affect tone. They say heavier wood will sustain better, but lighter wood will resonate better.
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No, it is completely solid mahogany. I just spec'ed a featherweight body. Mahogany can vary greatly in weight.

It is indeed featherweight. Where did you get it?
post #4068 of 4217
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It is indeed featherweight. Where did you get it?

Wildwood Guitars.
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I have never bought from there but have heard many good things about them.



Someone was asking about p90s; I just stumbled onto this video from way before my time that is an LPjr with p90s plugged into loud amp. 1:20 is a good spot to start if you want to hear p90s in action. I cant tell what he is plugged into...silverface super maybe?

If you want to make some rude noise you could do way worse than an LPjr into a loud tube amp.


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This does affect tone. They say heavier wood will sustain better, but lighter wood will resonate better.

Yeah, there are ongoing debates about this, but not a lot of data. Hardware, does in fact make a big difference in sustain. I pretty much replaced all I could with steel as it sustains a lot more, but it is very, very heavy. The whole aluminum craze is unjustified.
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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....

The ES-356 is a beautiful guitar, but always seemed too small. The new Midtown is better sized, but the shape is ugly.

I ended up buying this, which is a stunning little custom made guitar, the only "new" guitar I own though I bought it second hand:



Though I have since bought minihumbuckers to swap for the p90s since I'm not really a p90 guy and I have the SG special for those sounds.
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I reinserted springs into my JMStrat. Took them out wanting to float the tremolo unit, but the sustain and beefyness I initially loved about the guitar dropped off.

Nothing prompts OCD and tinkering like guitar work.
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Craigslist trading. Holy balls this amp sounds amazing.

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YES
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Don't buy the Klon hype. Check out this comparison versus a Spaceman Saturn V: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KKdjqWV2A

The Saturn V sounds interesting. Just put in an order for one, now lets see if it's actually in stock or if someone just didn't update their inventory.
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0s plugged into loud amp. 1:20 is a good spot to start if you want to hear p90s in action. I cant tell what he is plugged into...silverface super maybe?

If you want to make some rude noise you could do way worse than an LPjr into a loud tube amp.
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That is one wild Edgar Winter video with Ronnie Montrose on guitar.
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Got this not too long ago for my FSR Stratocaster. Ibanez ARZ800 that usually goes through my wah and TS-9 tube screamer when needed.
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foo.gif , you wanted the perfect tubescreamer, right?

Well, here you go:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221469732367
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Dem jam sessions where the mojo flows like milk and honey and you can't hit a wrong note
post #4080 of 4217
Slow week in here. Also, the lot of you are a terrible influence.

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