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  1. Here's another: "Tone is in the hands" really means "It doesn't matter what I buy or change, I still sound like shit..."
    6 points
  2. Hi all, Some pics of the Korina Artist that Hbom had posted in his GC thread. thanks again! Buying from Guitar Center used can often be rewarding but is usually an adventure, The Good: appears to have had a pro refret with what looks like medium jumbos, very cleanly done along the edges of the fretboard with no chipping or signs of touchup. Pickups swapped for some Mojotone low wind P-90's... nice job there... I had to raise the bridge pickup a bit to give it a little more punch.dialed in nicely... the bad: the nut was replaced and a thin black shim used, the wierd thing is the quality of the work is nice and it functions nicely. just don't know why the "loo thee ier"would have used a shim of a different color... some kind of weird strap buttons with sunk into the body... that said, the guitar sounds and feels good, I like the feel of the frets (appears pretty early in it's refret life) and those mojotone pickups are not cheap, ohsc too. solid deal and should compete well with my other axes... dig it. Pics, enjoy
    4 points
  3. "You can't really hear it, but it subtly changes the feel." -Translation- This doesn't actually do anything, but I paid a lot for this amp and need to believe all these switches do something.
    4 points
  4. I went to see Gary Clark Jr yesterday. Great show. Killer band and Gary was in good spirits. He had his little kid with him, who sat beside the stage. Admirable player, tasty all the way. And a great singer, pulled out some Curtis Mayfield falsettos. Really soulful. And the evening before I was at the Royal Opera house watching a Puccini about the wild wild west. Quite a weekend. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cer2X0wovPZ/
    3 points
  5. Hi All- Mike had set me up with a date last night that arrived late afternoon via the FedEx guy. I must confess that 109 and I immediately hit it off and as there have been so many well-deserved accolades expressed on this forum for Mike’s attention to his customers, and his top-notch build quality- which is an art form in and of itself, all I can simply add is that this instrument is perfect, but it’s a Shishkov so why wouldn’t it be? Thanks to Mike, Trish and all involved with Shishkov USA Guitars! Paul PS: Here’s a morning after photo…
    3 points
  6. 1) Throbak DT-102 bridge, double creme with lightly aged cover, full length lead, 7.9k, long 5 magnet w/box $230 firm pp f/f 2) OX4 Hot Duane set double black, 9.12 bridge, 8.38 black 12" lead on neck, 8" on bridge, $235 firm del pp f/f 3) Wolfetone Marshallhead, ordered with an A2 magnet, 9.10K full length lead, lightly aged adjustment screws. $85 firm pp delivered f/f 1) 2) 3)
    2 points
  7. SOLD! FS: 2020 Nash S-67 HSS Stratocaster This is a really cool, kinda' hard-to-find HSS version of the S-67. You don't see that many in HSS configuration. And also, not many in a see-through Amber color. Kinda' has that Bonnie Raitt vibe. Alder body. Medium aging with Maple Neck and Rosewood board. Plays perfectly, low action, straight neck, no issues. Standard Nash ‘C’ neck carve. Near-Mint condition. Only played in non-smoking home. No additional dings/dents/marks than the original Nash relicing. The bigger CBS headstock really adds to the sustain and resonance. It rings beautifully. Original Lollar hand-wound pickups. (Bill Nash gets custom winds to his specs from Lollar) All original except, I swapped out the original wiring harness (Included in case) with an improved 920D Custom brand harness. Nash uses 500k pots which make the Single-coils a bit brighter sounding (The standard for single-coils is 250k). This 920D harness lets the Single-coils see a correct 250k and the Humbucker a 500k. Made a big improvement, Warmer and not as bright sounding now. I will include the original Nash harness in the case if you want to easily swap it back in. Comes with its original Nash Alligator Hard-shell case and all Case candy. 1,550.00 Shipped/Paypal'd (A Paypal Gift would be really nice if you know me) Not interested in any trades on this one Message me with any questions. Thx, Ernie Features: - Translucent Amber Nitro Finish - Medium-Light Aging - Vintage CBS Strat Headstock for better sustain - Lightweight Alder Body - Maple Neck - Standard 'C' Profile Neck Carve - Rosewood Fingerboard - Rolled Fingerboard Edges - Tusq Nut - 10" Neck Radius - Gotoh Vintage Tuners - Lollar Hand-wound Pickups - 1 5/8" Nut Width - 25.5" Scale Length - Weighs 7lbs 14oz - Nash Brown Gator Hardshell Case - 2020 Build Date
    2 points
  8. I would suggest ULINE. They have just about everything for packing and shipping. https://www.uline.com/BL_868/Plank-Foam https://www.uline.com/BL_3167/Starch-Foam-Sheets https://www.uline.com/Cls_04/Boxes-Corrugated
    2 points
  9. Gone to Wayne by way of local pickup. Found a good home. Without resorting to a Gear Page post! Nice to meet up with a fellow HFCer and swap stories and history.
    2 points
  10. Here's the ideal from Frenzel. This has had a trip to the factory and back.
    2 points
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  12. Harley Benton makes nice cheap guitars w/ SS frets, scallop one of those
    2 points
  13. Ralph, You can just copy and paste the photo's into your post. I am not downloading a file from some unknown site.
    2 points
  14. You want what you want. Nothing wrong with that. If I was looking at something with those specs, I’d probably go the route of partscaster. That way, if for some reason I ever wanted to unload it, I feel like I’d have a better chance of recouping more of my investment by parting it out. Or… if you find a vintage S and don’t want to scallop that fingerboard, get a replacement neck for it. Then, again if you ever want to unload it, slap the original neck back on and recoup your investment. I say…
    2 points
  15. Here's how I used to do it. Make sure the speaker is secured to the baffle. That magnet is a helluva load on a cantilever off the baffle. I take a large cardboard box and cut it to fit tight against the entire cab and tape that bitch! U-Haul is your friend for boxes and tape. You can do it with bubble wrap, but Styrofoam is best and hardest to fit. You want to cover the four corners with about two inches of resilient material wrapping onto the three adjacent sides like a corner protector only larger and thicker and made of foam. Then fit it into a even larger box. You may have to cut it to size. Use packing tape with longitudinal fibers in it. The idea is to place shock absorbing material in the corners and leave an air gap everywhere else. If the amp is wide you may have to add a layer around the middle on the long side. It's a lot of work. Here's a thot. U-Haul bubble wrap is about 18" wide. Start with a bit hanging off the side and wrap that bitch around and around till you get the thickness you want and tuck the bit hanging off the end around onto the side when you put it in the big box. Tape that fucker. And another thot. Wrap that bitch in the middle too. Bubble wrap is weaker than styro so use a ton of it.
    2 points
  16. Wow!! Congrats!! That is stunning.
    1 point
  17. That plank foam is the shizznit! I have been using Stewmac's inflatable system for shipping guitars. I had one fail because I filled to the maximum suggested air pressure and UPS put it on a plane. POP! The correct pressure hovers around 4 to 5 psi. The shapes work well for rectangular cases. I'm not totally enamored of the toe-in caterpillar wrap for round tail cases, but the isolated pouch cap for the headend is sweet!
    1 point
  18. "What's its acoustic voice?" Means "I'm not buying this guitar. "
    1 point
  19. I bought this off reverb awhile back. It was listed as an 82. I don’t know a whole lot about these. What I do know is that it looks like someone painted it black and then later removed the paint with a wire wheel giving the chrome a brushed look and even worn through in spots.
    1 point
  20. everything here... Highly agree with taking a large box, cutting it up and making that the inner box... BTW; staples sells that paper tape with the fibers in it. ($9 I think) love that stuff. great if you have to seal up something big and the roll lasts for quite a while
    1 point
  21. and also, "Because I said this vague thing, that automatically means everything I've got is better than everything you've got". 🤣
    1 point
  22. Thanks- Mike, Trish and Josh were a pleasure to work with- especially during the build window when changes could still be made- and there were a few!
    1 point
  23. Beautiful beautiful guitar
    1 point
  24. Kiesel doesn't offer solid flamed maple bodies either, anymore. Might have to be a Vintage S with a swapped out neck, great suggestion!
    1 point
  25. I didn't think of Kiesel...that might be an option. Thanks.
    1 point
  26. Not that it really makes a difference to youze guys, but the Floyd on that thing is a mid-'80s Floyd Rose II, which is a non-locking pot metal piece of useless shit. The strings actually tunneled through pot metal vessels that take the place of what would normally be locking/saddle bolts and which are actually melded together with the saddles as cast pieces. Total, utter garbage. Floyd later released another locking unit he called the Floyd Rose II, and while better than the first version, was still substandard.
    1 point
  27. Absolutely gorgeous guitar! I love that top and finish along with those P90s. congratulations on receiving this work of art.
    1 point
  28. Looks nice! Reminds me I’ve got to rearrange my pedalboard soon…
    1 point
  29. I remember seeing that Wolf Hoffman's Archtop Sunburst with the Floyd Rose up for sale on Reverb. He was asking around $5,000 for the guitar. That Chapparal Elite with the space graphics is awesome! Guitar George
    1 point
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  31. Walmart et al. has those 3/8" dense foam sleeping pads for camping that slice up nicely...
    1 point
  32. There's always used Carvins/Kiesels (yes, I'm aware they're not the most popular brand around here), they seem to have built figured solid maple bodied guitars a lot in the past...though most used ones are neck-thru models. One of the first listings I found on Reverb was this one (no affiliation), asking price is way too high for my taste and an ebony fretboard would probably be hard to scallop, but the description is somewhat entertaining. I'm not sure if he means that he's spent loads of money getting the guitar in and out of hock, or just spent a lot of money at that pawn shop, or needs to move to a less theft-prone neighborhood, or what: https://reverb.com/item/56177531-carvin-v220-hard-rock-maple-book-matched-tiger-stripe-with-case-1985-hard-rock-maple-book-matched-tiger-stripe?bk=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJqdGkiOiI1ZDY4Y2Y3ZC0wNWQxLTQxYjEtODE5My1kYzg1NzlhOTQ4ZDMiLCJpYXQiOjE2NTQ5MDQzMTAsInVzZXJfaWQiOiIyODU1NjYiLCJzZXNzaW9uX2lkIjoiNzEzNGY5ZjEtMjk3MC00MDViLTg1YTYtMjZmYjhjYjdkZmQ4IiwiY29va2llX2lkIjoiYTJlYzk4NjYtMzgxNS00MWYzLWI3YzQtNDA3OTllZThkODVlIiwicHJvZHVjdF9pZCI6IjU2MTc3NTMxIiwic291cmNlIjoiTk9ORSJ9.2zHKa_gpLJcwi_CQe5zMQf3acnEj_ZqrK7EZ5lYmODg Quote: I've Spent More Than 10x What It's Worth, By Being In the Pawn Shop All Of This Time. But It's Been Worth It. My Apartment Was Broken Into 3x.
    1 point
  33. Rough estimate... approximately how many articles are there on how Stevie Ray Vaughn got his tone?
    1 point
  34. Inexplicably, we've devoted two episodes of my podcast to Gorky Park songs. Bang My Generation In my defense, I eviscerated both of them.
    1 point
  35. Alternately make a box out of the pink, insulating Styrofoam, 2" thick. Use lots of tape to keep it together. Then fit it into a cardboard box as JGale states. I did that on one amp shipped and worked well.
    1 point
  36. I would still rock this, over the Gibson Theodore model........
    1 point
  37. Please excuse my ignorance but I have to ask... what's up with the mask?.. it sure doesn't instill confidence in a money transaction
    1 point
  38. #059 arrived today from Wisconsin and she’s a beauty. I’ve attached a couple of photos and I’m now super excited for my own upcoming build that’s in the queue. A picture of the quilted family for good measure. conorb
    1 point
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  40. I had a fantastic, COVID-safe visit to Shishkov HQ over the weekend. Always a great hang with Mike and Trish, and I always learn something too. Digging through the Archives, Mike pulled out an amazing piece of musical craftsmanship that simply dazzled me. if you’ve never seen a superbly-crafted 10-string Jazzbox before, well, you’re not alone! Several years ago, Mike designed and custom-built this beauty for an internationally renowned 10-string jazz player. Spectacular flamed maple neck, back and sides, a flawless Adirondack Spruce top, and amazingly, Mike fashioned the trim, fingerboard and hand carved bridge and tailpiece and pickguard from dark Brazilian Rosewood. This guitar is amazingly light, and super resonant. Dual truss rods, because, well, it’s a 10-string! Every part but the tuners and jack was custom fabricated for this guitar. Where does one find a pickup for a 10-string Jazzbox? Well, you carve a form out of a block of wood with the precise string spacing and have it wound by Kent Armstrong himself, of course! The pics don’t really capture the beauty of the finish/burst on this one, but it looks 3 ft. deep in person, and the tort binding really sets it off. Note that the pink burst Archtop was one MIke built for his daughter. I’ve played 7 and 8 string guitars before, and it’s easy to get lost below that low B-string, but I was honestly out of my element on this one - a third hand would have, uh, come in handy! Seriously, this thing is a BEAST, and I’d love to see it in the hands of somebody who knows what she or he is doing! Truly amazing work...
    1 point
  41. Check out Nektar - Remember the Future Grabbed me hard when I was young and impressionable and I still think it's wonderful.
    1 point
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