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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Nice... I'll take one of each of the above!

Say, mortarman - how do those wide range humbuckers compare to Fender's from that era? Are they fairly accurate copies, or are they doing their own thing?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:13 pm 
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say, that blonde tele sure looks familiar :D

Great guitar. Had a small neck as I recall, but a very good sounding guitar. Didn't have an original to compare to!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Well I have had someone that actually owns an original Fender 72 model and he offered to trade me for this one after he played it so I guess I can say the pickups are a bit better than the originals. I was never tempted to let it go. this is a very nice example that I was fortunate enough to talk Thorny out of this one. Plays like a dream even with the smaller neck. 8) :up: :up:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Not cutting down the guitar at all - it is just a personal preference thing. I loved the guitar. I just don't care for slim necks, and that one had one. I sold a Zion for that reason too, as well as my X810 and those were fantastic guitars too. I don't think I have seen another one of these in person, so I don't know if they all were slim necks or not. Be thankful that neck was smaller, or you'd only likely have seen it in a picture :D

It was a great guitar. I hope you continue to enjoy it!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:18 pm 
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8) It remains a favorite and a great player. The neck is slim but nice once you get used to it. Great sound and I love it as it is a very lightweight guitar and comfortable to play.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:22 am 
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Jead wrote:
Nice job. I'm surprised at 1M pots - very unusual for single coils. If it cuts through the mix at 1M it would have to be super extra ultra painfully bright at 500k or the standard single coil 250k - wow!

that is backwards, 1Meg pots will provide the brightest tone of the 3 you mention; because it has high resistance, less of the high frequencies bleed to ground and are attenuated to the output.

that is the reason why a 250k is typically used, to take advantage of the smoothing effect of bleeding off the highest frequencies of a single coil. (even when at full volume on the pot)
500k for a humbucker, because there is already diminished high frequency response from the greater impedance of the pickups, so we want less high frequency loss to the output. (so a stronger block against signal loss)

having a higher pot value is just putting a bigger stopper between the signal and the ground.

that is quite a rescue story! nice job! :up:
sweet looking guitar


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