Lets look at our guitars thread.

Lets look at our guitars thread.

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rsbmw

3,359 posts

69 months

Thursday 4th February
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I understand those new HB amaroks are exceptional value for money, I think there’s a 7 string multi scale version.

I’ve considered dumping my £1k Schecter Banshee Elite and grabbing the equivalent 6 string variant for like £300

rsbmw

3,359 posts

69 months

Thursday 4th February
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Follow up, not multi scale but £300 for this B stock is pretty damn good given the spec

https://m.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_amarok_7_bkn...

daytonavrs

354 posts

48 months

Thursday 4th February
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Thanks but can't see any amarok scale 7 only these super cheap ones
https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_r_457_wh_f...

sutoka

3,377 posts

72 months

Friday 5th February
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Bobajobbob said:
tuscaneer said:
ouch!!cry
Ouch indeed. I ordered a Vintage Paradise before Christmas that arrived with a crack in the neck lacquer where it meets the body which suggested it had taken a big knock in transit. The shop were great and sent another immediately to replace it but it obviously happens a lot.
Unfortunately this was one I sold on eBay I've got a lot of photos and I know someone who can fix them for £100 or so but it's not really the point. Guess the fact it was an Epiphone Les Paul Custom and not something a bit tasty and expensive.

Animal

4,769 posts

232 months

Friday 5th February
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Looks like I'm shortly going to be guitar-less after agreeing with my wife that I'll sell my Universe to buy a dog!

Stan the Bat

6,331 posts

176 months

Friday 5th February
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Animal said:
Looks like I'm shortly going to be guitar-less after agreeing with my wife that I'll sell my Universe to buy a dog!
How did that happen, get the dog ,but must keep the guitar. confused

rsbmw

3,359 posts

69 months

Friday 5th February
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Plenty of free dogs available

Einion Yrth

18,806 posts

208 months

Friday 5th February
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Stan the Bat said:
Animal said:
Looks like I'm shortly going to be guitar-less after agreeing with my wife that I'll sell my Universe to buy a dog!
How did that happen, get the dog ,but must keep the guitar. confused
Get the dog, keep the guitar, sell the wife.

sutoka

3,377 posts

72 months

Saturday 6th February
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Picked this up the other day for not a lot of money, it's a Black Beauty but it ain't much of a beauty.

Plan is to fit a new switch because the current one is finished so it only plays on all three humbuckers. Replace some of the faded gold hardware and a set of strings and a good setup.


OldSkoolRS

3,884 posts

143 months

Saturday 6th February
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Not something you see everyday. I bet it's heavy though? My two pickup Epiphone LP is my heaviest guitar, so I bought a 3" wide padded strap to help.

Personally I'd fix the switch, but leave the worn hardware as it gives it character. Not only that, it'll tarnish and wear fairly quickly anyway once you start playing it.

I got a nice little pile of parts in the post today for my on going Jaguar project. I think I'm going to get stung on customs/admin charges on one item still to arrive though: It's coming from the Netherlands (the only place I could find outside of USA that sold this part). Delivery was already £11 or so, for a small plate, plus the £15 it cost. Add 20% and post office charges on top it'll probably have cost me about £35 in the end. It'll be a bit different though and there can't be many Jaguars with an Eric Clapton mid boost fitted.


daytonavrs

354 posts

48 months

Saturday 6th February
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Not one to court controversy & sway thread off track, but plenty rescue dogs for minimal cost /donation fee ?
If you get a pedigree they will die same as everything else in fraction of our lifetimes.....

But good guitars are forever ( past your life even) biggrin

smn159

8,029 posts

181 months

Saturday 6th February
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daytonavrs said:
plenty rescue dogs for minimal cost /donation fee ?

Have you tried to buy a dog recently? eek

But yes, seeing the guitar does not compute.

OldSkoolRS

3,884 posts

143 months

Saturday 6th February
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Tried out some of my Jaguar parts today. Looks like I can fit the Eric Clapton mid boost without having to do any routing. I will just need to remove a small amount of wood on the top horn route to clear the pickup selector switch. Even the screw holes line up, just need to drill a couple of extra ones for the new pickguard as the original 'Player' guard was a single piece and doesn't use so many screws.

Battery will fit in here (they last for ages as the PCB takes a tiny amount of current): Might put a battery holder in from the back later though, unless I can find a way to charge it via the output jack:



PCB will sit on top, with some insulation to prevent shorts:


These are the pickguard parts:

gazza285

7,328 posts

172 months

Saturday 6th February
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No photographs yet, but I have bought another Flying V, as you do.

gazza285

7,328 posts

172 months

Sunday 7th February
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Animal

4,769 posts

232 months

Sunday 7th February
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Einion Yrth said:
Stan the Bat said:
Animal said:
Looks like I'm shortly going to be guitar-less after agreeing with my wife that I'll sell my Universe to buy a dog!
How did that happen, get the dog ,but must keep the guitar. confused
Get the dog, keep the guitar, sell the wife.
Sounds tempting, but I need the money! I'm not actually getting on with the Universe that well: I love the idea of a Floyd Rose but they're really impractical for 'daily' use. If you want to change tunings it's an almighty faff compared to the Les Paul I had beforehand. I also don't really use the 7th string. I'm leaning towards buying a cheap Ibanez 6-string with Floyd that I can perhaps modify and going back to a Les Paul at some point.

Got to find a dog first though. O/T, but having a 3 yr-old son the majority of shelters/rehoming centres won't accept us.

Rod200SX

7,735 posts

140 months

Sunday 7th February
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gazza285 said:


As a lover of pointy guitars, that's very cool. Nicely done.

ST150HB

446 posts

113 months

Thursday 11th February
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Epiphone EM1. 1991 made in Korea

Plays beautifully!

foreright

800 posts

206 months

Thursday 11th February
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ST150HB said:


Epiphone EM1. 1991 made in Korea

Plays beautifully!
I like that! Very nice thumbup

OldSkoolRS

3,884 posts

143 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Little project I'm working on, in between practising our set list. I bought it as a MIM Player series, with a single coil neck and a bridge humbucker with a split. I didn't like the bridge humbucker and have never been keen on all the switches a regular Jaguar has, so I wanted a cleaner look. I also found the pickup switch was awkward as it was below the neck pickup, but moved from front to back.

Secondhand set of Fender '65 Pure Vintage Jaguar pickups off an American series model, a cheap 3 ply 'guard, top horn from a Performer series and a Kurt Cobain style hexagonal lower plate.*

I've already had the pickups wired in temporarily and they sound great, but getting the 'guard and plates to fit took a little while and some careful drilling.Really like how it looks now, just have to refit the neck (which I'm changing to vintage slotted tuners first) then I can play it again.

As bought (apart from the knobs I changed):


As it is now:


  • I've taken away some of the Jaguar complex switches, but slightly gone back a step by putting in an Eric Clapton mid boost PCB under the hexagonal plate: The extra knob controls mid boost level and the white slide switch is a bypass incase of flat battery.