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post #6136 of 6543
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thinking of picking up an olympic white strat or natural telecaster, if any of you see anything nice out there hit me up.

Check out #0879

http://ronkirn.com/holiday.htm

I just got my Ol Blackie about a month ago and it is an outstanding instrument.
post #6137 of 6543
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

Check out #0879

http://ronkirn.com/holiday.htm

I just got my Ol Blackie about a month ago and it is an outstanding instrument.

beautiful, but a little above my price range (1k or so). i definitely have ron on my list for when i have cash to splurge.
post #6138 of 6543
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thinking of picking up an olympic white strat or natural telecaster, if any of you see anything nice out there hit me up.
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Taking a chance on Reverb for this mint 2014 American Standard Strat after coming up empty on Craigslist and at local guitar shops. Now the waiting game begins.

Doooooo it. I play this damn near everyday. Got it for only $800 also.
post #6139 of 6543
yeah i'm trolling reverb like a mofo.
post #6140 of 6543

depending on what city you're in or are nearby def check out CL and also the local Guitar Center used walls. $800 cash does a lot of taking when push comes to shove and what can i say? i love to grind lol.

 

Strats are so ubiquitous i'd think for say $700-1000 you can def reach for an american std, or even an avri if you're into old specs, keep in mind the case etc. buy local if you can, save on shipping but if a screaming deal is out of market from a reputable seller that don't matter so much.

 

also also: never ever sleep on amazon warehouse. i've seen some pretty ridiculous dealz

 

oh and post a fit vid amigo! love to see what folks are playing. need to do the same myself lol

post #6141 of 6543
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yeah i'm trolling reverb like a mofo.

Just be patient and don't be afraid to walk away from a possible deal. Took me about eight months to land the bass I wanted.
post #6142 of 6543
Question:

2 years ago I had the pots changed out on my semi hollow Gibson. It was somewhat expensive as it's a bitch of a job.

About 6 months ago I noticed that the neck pickup no longer split coils - I.e. I assumed this meant that the wire running to short the coil had come loose. Now, the neck pickup no longer works at all.

The tech who did it works for a big music company, but it's franchise based afaik.

I just have to pay someone else to fix it, right? It's pissing me off as he should have done a proper job. Wiring should not come undone in 18 months.
post #6143 of 6543
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Question:

2 years ago I had the pots changed out on my semi hollow Gibson. It was somewhat expensive as it's a bitch of a job.

About 6 months ago I noticed that the neck pickup no longer split coils - I.e. I assumed this meant that the wire running to short the coil had come loose. Now, the neck pickup no longer works at all.

The tech who did it works for a big music company, but it's franchise based afaik.

I just have to pay someone else to fix it, right? It's pissing me off as he should have done a proper job. Wiring should not come undone in 18 months.

Have you tried contacting the tech? Maybe he'll help you out.
post #6144 of 6543
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

Have you tried contacting the tech? Maybe he'll help you out.

Nah I live in a completely different city now.
post #6145 of 6543
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Question:

2 years ago I had the pots changed out on my semi hollow Gibson. It was somewhat expensive as it's a bitch of a job.

About 6 months ago I noticed that the neck pickup no longer split coils - I.e. I assumed this meant that the wire running to short the coil had come loose. Now, the neck pickup no longer works at all.

The tech who did it works for a big music company, but it's franchise based afaik.

I just have to pay someone else to fix it, right? It's pissing me off as he should have done a proper job. Wiring should not come undone in 18 months.

sucks. if it's a franchise thing check the fine print on your work order/receipt and see if it's covered... after 18 months, who knows?

 

but it seems as likely that it's happening on the pickup side as the pot side. if it's the connections on the pickup side, that should be a pretty easy fix, no? i guess nothing happens when you gently tap on the pup?

 

worse case it's the pot itself and you need to pay all over again, but it could just be the solder is oxidized and needs to be freshened up, either way it's the same amount of work you have to fish the pieces out of the f-hole, yeah? fingers crossed it's the pickup connection... 

 

what's funny is that i find my 339 neck pup works intermittently, after the guitar has been played for a little while (no coil tap tho)... not looking forward to dealing with it

post #6146 of 6543
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

sucks. if it's a franchise thing check the fine print on your work order/receipt and see if it's covered... after 18 months, who knows?

but it seems as likely that it's happening on the pickup side as the pot side. if it's the connections on the pickup side, that should be a pretty easy fix, no? i guess nothing happens when you gently tap on the pup?

worse case it's the pot itself and you need to pay all over again, but it could just be the solder is oxidized and needs to be freshened up, either way it's the same amount of work you have to fish the pieces out of the f-hole, yeah? fingers crossed it's the pickup connection... 

what's funny is that i find my 339 neck pup works intermittently, after the guitar has been played for a little while (no coil tap tho)... not looking forward to dealing with it

If it's on the pickup side then yeah I'll be able to fix it myself.

But given that the coil split stopped working, I feel it may be in the connection there. The coil split switch is on the lower horn so it's even worse than the pots to get to.
post #6147 of 6543
The neck pup on my 335 fizzled eventually too. Replaced the harness about two years ago now, inc a parallel/in series wiring scheme and works great now.

Getting all that crap in and out of the Fhole sucked. Horribly.
post #6148 of 6543
Leave it as is and start a ZZ Top tribute?
post #6149 of 6543
I use the neck pup more than the bridge.

Reduced to playing metal exclusively for the time being.
post #6150 of 6543
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

I use the neck pup more than the bridge.

Reduced to playing metal exclusively for the time being.

Trying to work on hard rock/metal rhythm guitar technique for a new project. Any tips or recommended listening learning for that?
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