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by olegmcnoleg
Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:48 am
Forum: GAS
Topic: What are you gassing for?
Replies: 6367
Views: 1240050

Re: What are you gassing for?

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/music-instruments/instruments/guitar-bass/acoustic-guitars/listing/4645694565 This. So much this. And it's a genuine bargain. Stay away from Acoustics kids; there be dragons.. And it keeps coming down in price :-) Lowden make some of the best acoustics on the...
by olegmcnoleg
Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: GAS
Topic: What are you gassing for?
Replies: 6367
Views: 1240050

Re: What are you gassing for?

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/music-instruments/instruments/guitar-bass/acoustic-guitars/listing/4645694565 This. So much this. And it's a genuine bargain. Stay away from Acoustics kids; there be dragons.. And it keeps coming down in price :-) Lowden make some of the best acoustics on the...
by olegmcnoleg
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?
Replies: 52
Views: 2460

Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

Absolutely. The conversion here looks clean and professional. I was initially interested in going back to a standard six screw trem, but I might just get some stamped offset saddles and be done with it. If you are going to change it, I'd recommend getting a complete unit, with a decent steel block....
by olegmcnoleg
Fri Mar 22, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?
Replies: 52
Views: 2460

Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

That was my thought, just I have never seen that happen before. From a bit of research, it looks like 78 / 79 bodies have shielding, and a notch cut out next to the cavity for the ground wire. My theory is that a batch of lefty bodies and necks were made in 77, and still sitting around through to 7...
by olegmcnoleg
Fri Mar 15, 2024 5:53 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?
Replies: 52
Views: 2460

Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

I have a couple. Aesthetically they're both nicely aged with a lovely amber on the natural finish 79 and yellow, faded white on the 72. I can't argue with most of the preceding criticisms, but have come to recognize that all guitars have their own thing. If you like it the flaws don't matter. And t...
by olegmcnoleg
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?
Replies: 52
Views: 2460

Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

Just watch out for the grey ones with 'Anniversary' printed on the body. Horrible objects. The only good things I've heard said about them were from owners desperate to find a buyer. aniv.JPG Ah, see all that goopy finish damage along the upper bout? Mine had that also... I've never had that proble...
by olegmcnoleg
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?
Replies: 52
Views: 2460

Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

I bought one new in '79--my first proper electric guitar. Cost me 200 Quid I think. I sold it about 25 years ago whilst living in Australia and got a great price for it. I loved it at the time, but I would not want another one. It was not well made by today's standards, it was heavy, had thick poly ...
by olegmcnoleg
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:47 am
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?

Adrian Legg retunes in < 1 second without stopping the piece he is playing, the note slides are part of the composition. It would be challenging to build auto-tuning technology that quick and precise-- Legg isn't retuning as such, he is switching between a preset note (just like a D-tuner). He uses...
by olegmcnoleg
Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?

Thats wild, I have seen tuners with a lever on them to drop tuning quickly! Yes, that's right. The D-tuna does that. I've thought about swapping out my tuners for some... I think I'd need all six of them: Bottom E to D A to G G to F# D to C B to A E to D buy a gibson e-tune - it can change to any t...
by olegmcnoleg
Tue Mar 12, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?

Have you heard Adrian Legg play? He has tuners that let him move between tunings at the flick of a wrist...which he does mid-song across multiple strings. I thought he used something like a D-tuna, but then I saw him live. He just turns his insanely high ratio tuners very quickly and very accuratel...
by olegmcnoleg
Tue Mar 12, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: Has anyone tried graphtech ratio tuners?

Have you heard Adrian Legg play? He has tuners that let him move between tunings at the flick of a wrist...which he does mid-song across multiple strings. I thought he used something like a D-tuna, but then I saw him live. He just turns his insanely high ratio tuners very quickly and very accurately...
by olegmcnoleg
Thu Mar 07, 2024 1:40 pm
Forum: Show us yer gear
Topic: Partscaster tele
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Partscaster tele

Wow, that's a cunning disguise. And very summery too. I like it :-)

I love the P90/Z90 in that guitar.
by olegmcnoleg
Mon Mar 04, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Looper…is it worth spending up ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1953

Re: Looper…is it worth spending up ?

I did a lot of research into these a few months back. I agree with the previous post 100%--the Boss RC500 is the way to go...so I also bought an Infinity. :-). And for the same reason.

Sad thing is it never turned up...I bought it off TM...grrr. So I still don't have a looper.
by olegmcnoleg
Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Gold Hardware restoring ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Gold Hardware restoring ?

Has anyone restored the oxidized gold hardware on a guitar. Actually I do not think oxidized is right as gold does not tarnish or oxidize ? here examples are attached. My understanding here is that the pitting you see is oxidisation of the metal underneath the (very thin) gold plating. I don't thin...
by olegmcnoleg
Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Number 35
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Number 35

Holy shit that looks lovely.