The Electra Forums

Guitar Talk about Electra and other vintage imported guitars
Home
Index of Models
The Electra Forums
PM Inbox
It is currently Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:29 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rail Guitar
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 12:17 am
Posts: 1903
This was one of the only guitars that could make me consider getting another-

Image

yep, it's pink, i don't mind. can't be very common, i'm thinking. I drooled over rail guitars back in the day, now it's mine!


Last edited by X189player on Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:52 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:02 am 
But it's so... pink :o :)

It's a very cool design with the sliding pickup that is quite unique. Does it use double ball end strings?

There's another rail on UK Ebay but it is seriously overpriced.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 43633&rd=1


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 12:17 am
Posts: 1903
I presume it works the same way as the rail and headless basses, which use a clamp at the nut so you don't need the double-ended strings.

pink is all in the mind's eye. besides, it depends what clothes you wear :)

There's a rail bass on US ebay now too. Tempting, but I'm okay for now with my quantum, I'm not much of a bassplayer so that'll keep me busy.

I'd sure love to see a catalog with the rail guitars and basses. I know that the usual colors were black, red and white, never heard of a pink one. but who knows, anything's possible at Uncle Matt's...


Last edited by X189player on Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:10 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 12:17 am
Posts: 1903
ImageImage]Image


Last edited by X189player on Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:31 am 
Yes, you're right. The new pic shows the nut clamp clearly. It looks very much like a standard Floyd Rose type locking nut.

I used to have a Hohner B2, headless bass a couple of years ago. The problem with it was that it used double ball end bass strings and no stores in my vicinity at the time had any. As my bass skills were (and are) somewhat lacking, the standard joke was that "I'm up shite creek but at least I have a paddle". :)


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 12:17 am
Posts: 1903
No new info yet, but you can see more pics of this guitar here, at the bottom of the page:

http://www.therathole.org/guitars/visitors_axes/x189player/x189player.html


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Fatal: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php