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Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. origenesprit

    origenesprit Well-Known Member

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    1967. Has a replaced pickup and a coil-tap. I'm considering putting an original-era pickup back in but I think it sounds pretty great as is, so I'll probably leave it.

    As for Bruce, his was an EB-3 with the extra pickup. I wonder how good that bridge pickup sounds, or if the mudbucker is really the point.
     
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  2. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    where did you find this?
     
  3. origenesprit

    origenesprit Well-Known Member

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    Southside Guitars. Brooklyn.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

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    I've never been there actually. I am a Main Drag man. John Warran is the guy that does any work for me.
     
  5. origenesprit

    origenesprit Well-Known Member

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    Never been to main drag, but southside is great. They have some crazy cool stuff. There's a 1966 Strat there that I really, really want but can't afford (has lots of changed parts and issues so it's cheap, but still too much for me right now).
     
  6. Piobaire

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    This is awesome sauce.
     
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    i saw that. also saw the '61 you sent me a while back. i can see some ok rationale in the '66 price, but not at all in the '61.
     
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    Yeah I'm with you - the routing of the 61 body is the biggest problem I have. I still haven't seen a deal as good as the one I got on my '58 Strat. I love that thing.
     
  9. origenesprit

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    Just looked on Main Drag - there's a similarly priced (only a little more), more original EB-0 that I maybe should have gotten. Oh well, I like mine!
     
  10. GusW

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    This comment reminded me a something Stephan Stills said. "I hate new bass strings. To me they don't sound right until you have BBQ sauce rubbed into them".
     
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    Speaking of bass strings, anyone have short scale flatwound recs?
     
  12. mafoofan

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    Foo luck strikes again.

    Guitar is being returned. Headstock paint is peeling back. Local Gibson technicians refuse to work on it because it looks like it could need significant repair. Also, I refuse to go through the process of repairing a brand new guitar.

    WTF.

    Fortunately, dealer is highly sympathetic. Unfortunately, there are no bourbon burst 1960 or 1959 models left in gloss finish. You can buy the faux-aged ones, but I can't bring myself to do that.

    Dealer has offered special order for new guitar to my own spec, but it will potentially take 2-3 months. Also, the salesperson is now spamming me with faux-aged matte-finished 1958 models that are "just as good," BUT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE WHAT I'VE ASKED FOR.

    GLOSS-FINISH BOURBON BURST 1959 OR 1960. NOT MATTE FAUX-AGED. NOT ICED TEA BURST. NOT CHERRY BURST.

    NEW. NOT OLD. NOT PRE-OWNED. NOT "CLOSE TO NEW."

    2014 SPEC. NOT 2013. NOT 2010 50TH ANNIVERSARY. TWO-THOUSAND-FUCKING-FOURTEEN.

    Painful.

    Some dealers are more thoughtful and engaged in special orders than others. Some will send you photos of naked maple tops from the factory so you can pick before making up the guitar. Others won't. Mine says he will, but I think they are more interested in selling me another guitar in stock than carrying this through.
     
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  13. patrickBOOTH

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    How is it that Murphy's Law loves you so dearly? :( So sorry...
     
  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Foo, that sucks. Solidarity.
     
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    the foof luck. it really is something to take awe in.
     
  16. origenesprit

    origenesprit Well-Known Member

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    Special order sounds like a pretty cool alternative, even with the wait time, unless you're just going to order the exact same thing with no modification, in which case, lame.
     
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    Planning on 1959 body and parts, with slimmer 1960-style neck, fiddle-back maple top in Bourbon Burst, and extra lightweight body. The last bit should be the only thing that costs extra.
     
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    origenesprit Well-Known Member

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    Double whites.... do double whites
     
  19. mafoofan

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    Nah--I like the nickel covers. They are historically accurate to 1959 anyway.
     
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  20. origenesprit

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    Just have double whites under the nickel covers. It'll make me happy.
     

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