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 Post subject: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Since I've put the Dimarzio SD in my X935, it's been my go-to guitar.

What's your "go-to" Electra? And why?

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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:23 pm 
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any idea of ohms and how old?


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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
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Go-to Electra is the X195, because i can get any tone or sound I want out of it with ease....

Go-to guitar is a Vantage VA900, because I've got 25+ years of working with that guitar under my belt, and it's like a part of me!

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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:16 am 
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Shackleton wrote:
any idea of ohms and how old?


Don't remember but it was over 14, which is higher than they say it is. It's a recent one, maybe a year old?

And John, I know what you mean, the Spectrum/Phoenix's are just great!

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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
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Must be very loud and distorts easily?


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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:29 pm 
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My go to Electra is still my X330 even though I have an Elvin and a Leslie - Nothing but good things to say about it. The Elvin is really good for semi sounds, The Leslie is a good solid body, but for me the X330 suits me perfectly. I guess it doesn't hurt that it's the 2nd Electra I ever bought either.
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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
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Sometime I just flip a coin ........

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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:49 am 
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ImageVery nice guitars. I read here that a standard stop tail piece doesnt fit and looks like you have a fine tune bridge on both these, I must have got some misinformation then?


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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:48 am 
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Gibson TP-6 fine tuner tail pieces - right out of the package - bolted right up (not! see below).

Have been installed on each axe for over 30 years.

They really stay in tune!

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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:14 am 
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I know I read a standard tail piece doesnt fit. I want a tremolo but might have to tune too much.


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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:59 am 
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Those tailpieces look great on there, I need one now. :D

Seeing your axes made me realize again what an amazing package these old Electra LP's are. Out my 19 guitars, several of them costing up to $2k, I play my 3 Electra LP's most of all.

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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:44 am 
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UPDATE -

OK – the TP-6 install:
I replaced the stop tail piece on each guitar over 30 years ago – so I had to stop and think about this -

I checked my extra Electra parts and found the stock tail pieces and stock threaded sleeves and bolts –

The TP-6 came in a package with these parts:
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What I did was remove the OEM stop tailpiece –
I left the original bolts / sleeves on the guitar and then SLOWLY pulled each one out with some vice grips –
then I tapped (lightly with a small hammer) the new TP-6 bolt / sleeve back in on each side until they seated flat –
and then slid the TP-6 into place – took just a few minutes on each guitar.

I was lucky that each guitar was new enough that there were no paint / finish issues while was doing this –
and the emphasis was that I did each install very slowly trying not to do any damage – and I got lucky –

I apologize for any confusion I may have caused or for any previous misinformation.

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 Post subject: Re: The "go-to" guitar
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Hey, there is a tool to do this. I don't have one but just got to use my buddies at his house Friday, and man it works great. It is a schatten knob/post puller. I think Stewmac still sells them. Yeah, kind of overkill maybe for one guitar. But if you do more than one, it is worth it. I am ALWAYS having to pull knobs too. Although, you still CAN pull out the shaft if the knob is glued to the pot's shaft or just plain too tight. but if you work on or own a lot of guitars, this is worth it.

My buddy wanted to put different bushings in his LP and machined some that slightly compensate for they were a bit off center, and he wanted steel anyway. He put in his bushings and put in an ABR style bridge on it to make it more vintage. It actually turned out GREAT. LOTS of trouble to go through, but he doesn't seem to care. He also did something similar on the Epi 335 I sold him. He is a maniac.

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