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clay49

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  1. Thanks for the info. I plan on testing them tomorrow with a multimeter to get specifics readings for each one. I’ll post once I get them.
  2. Yes, I was thrilled when I purchased this to find out that it had the Lollar P90s… They are really gritty and sassy and punchy… The best P90s I’ve ever played.
  3. This is a spin-off from my other thread about my recent acquisition of a Korina Artist. i just now picked up the original Hamer TKL case for the guitar. I ordered it from Guitar Center in Houston, but they must have sent the new kid to pull it off the wall and pack it because they just wrapped it in some bubble wrap (without the case), plunked it in a box and shipped it to Birmingham GTR CTR. Providentially, it arrived in one piece. It took another 10-days to get the case because Houston sent it to some other store in the country. I’m usually a “the glass is half-full” guy, but I have to say that my experiences with Guitar Center over the last few decades have been fraught with consistently bad customer service, almost without exception. At any rate, the original pickups were replaced with Lollars, which are fabulous. These are the originals. Which are in pristine condition, but really have no brand markings. I’ll probably sell them, but would like to positively ID them before I list them. Are they Duncan’s?
  4. FWIW... I understand completely all of you guys who are in favor of leaving the natural wood grain. If the top wood grain was as tight and symmetrical as the back, I would’ve considered it, and also if it had just been clear finished and did not have the yellowy-amber tint added.
  5. Oh yeah! I’m pumped now! Always did love those custom order boomerang inlays...it’s is for posting this!
  6. Spoke with Dan Shinn yesterday, at Lay’s guitar shop, and I have decided to go with the pearl white finish. He said the white colors in urethane are some of the easiest to do and they always turn out beautifully. I’ll be taking it apart and packing it up Sunday evening and will ship out on Monday. He said they had some openings and he would be able to go ahead and get started on it almost immediately, so I will post pictures once she’s back and ready for action.
  7. Don’t have the funds for the labor that would go into such an elaborate concoction, but thanks just the same 🙃
  8. Maybe waffling a tidge on my color selection (metallic ice blue)...I walked by a pearl white Lexus today as I was heading into the gym and thought, “that would look killer on this guitar with the nickel hardware and black pickups and knobs...” Something like this (without the gold accents, obviously):
  9. Thanks, guys. I knew there would be some who would not be in favor of the refin, I certainly understand that. But since yellow is probably my least favorite color in the entire spectrum, and I really, really like this guitar and don’t plan on ever parting with it, I think the metallic ice blue will do nicely.
  10. Also, I don’t really have any concerns about getting it repainted changing the tone, because Dan Shinn and the boys at Lay’s Guitar have done so many guitars for me, and it has never affected the tone response of any of the instruments in the past.
  11. Actually, I had played one of these in a local shop here in Birmingham about 10 years ago, and I loved it then… But the only reason I didn’t get it was a because I was thoroughly put-off by yellow color of the wood and the clear finish. I’ve vowed that, if I ever had another opportunity, I would snag one and get it painted in a color that I really like. Thus, the rest of the story…
  12. Oh don’t worry, it will be a significant improvement (you know, the whole “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” thing...).
  13. Just acquired this beauty from Guitar Center in Houston. The pickups have been upgraded to Lollar P90’s. I LOVE this guitar! However, not a big fan of the sickly yellow Korina wood color, so I’m going to pack it up this weekend and ship it off to Lay’s Guitar Shop in Akron, Ohio, to get it finished in metallic ice blue (pic below). They have done about 10 guitars for me, and most of their finishes have been better than the original. I’ll post pictures of the completed project once I get it back.
  14. I just got the PRS amber knobs in and installed... I think they look really good on this Aztec gold top!
  15. I decided on these PRS amber knobs… I think they’ll work beautifully on this guitar.
  16. Mids are punchy and tight, fits perfect with the classic rock tones I usually cover (along the lines of tones like, say, Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero”). And sorry for the word misappropriation...you can substitute “shrill” for “strident”...that’s a more apt adjective for the majority of bridge pickups over 9K that I’ve tried over the last 4 decades. But that’s just my ears, to each his own!
  17. Yes, I realized that it would probably be a little more difficult to get a set that are uncovered, so I just went with a set that was available, and a good bit cheaper than what I am seeing on reverb and eBay.
  18. Custombuckers are in and I LOVE the tone of these pups in this guitar...SPOT ON for my tone palette. They are articulate, crisp, woody and punchy, without being muddy, strident or one dimensional, which I found the Duncan custom custom to be (in the bridge). I threw on a Gibson toggle washer and am experimenting with some knob styles. The amber top hats were cracked (someone applied too much pressure when putting them on, or putting them back on). I am contemplating possibly getting some of the PRS amber knobs, those are pretty cool and I think would work well with this finish.
  19. Just got word my Custombuckers will arrive on Saturday! Looking forward to dropping them in this lonely ol’ gal!
  20. UPDATE: I picked up some 3/16 clear aquarium tube at PetsMart yesterday, and was able to use that to fasten to the tops of each of the pot shafts, and also ran it through the jack input, tied a knot in the bottom end (of the tubing going through the jack), and pulled everything through the bridge pickup cavity successfully. I also tied knots in the opposite end of each pot tube, so that it wouldn’t slip down inside the body of the guitar while I was working on the guitar. I sure do appreciate all of the input... you guys made this project very easy for me! I’ll post back once I get the Custombuckers in and let you know how they sound!
  21. Considering purchasing a Hamer Korina Artist P90. It’s in excellent condition, all stock...what’s a reasonable price range for one of these?
  22. Sorry ‘bout that! I guess I got this intertwined with another posting I saw where someone used plastic tubing, and they said that it got stuck because it wasn’t flexible enough...then someone else said surgical tubing was the ticket. Sorry to back the car back over you accidentally! Many apologies!
  23. While I like these stock pickups ok, the bridge is just a bit too much over the top for me. I just snagged a set of Gibson Custombuckers on The Gear Page...should be a good match for this fabulous slab of wood!
  24. Public Service Announcement: Neither Walgreens or CVS carry surgical tubing...the pharmacists at both places looked at me like I was a nutcase, which may be right! At any rate, Ebay has it all...just ordered 10ft for $10...should be here Thursday.
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