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Old 12th August 2013
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Yeah well, one of the Hofner machines snapped where the string goes through the winding shaft, so back then, I decided to go with machines that would be both stronger and give me a choice of strings. The Labella Ultra Light short scales strings kept breaking on me.
Old 14th August 2013
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Just threw this together showing my '79 Schecter USA Custom Shop
Music also thrown together recorded with my Larrivee P-10 Parlor.

Old 14th August 2013
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I can't hear the bass at all.
Michael
Old 14th August 2013
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I can't hear the bass at all.
Michael
No bass track just a pictorial slide show.
I do need to put together some more bass demos,
just too much hassle for this round.
Old 14th August 2013
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So, now in my best Roseann Rosannah Danna voice...." Oh! Nevermind"..... It is a good looking bass to say the least.
and nice sounding Larivee, too.
Michael
Old 14th August 2013
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What's the most beautiful grain wood?

I opt for the subtle beauty of Koa. Decided to order my new guitar body in Koa.
What do you chaps render as the best most stable neck wood?
I had all Koa wood guitar at one point and like an idiot I sold it to a promising talented player who ended up pawning it for drugs. Never again.
Thinking of doing my new neck in Koa as well but that is very expensive and other than looks not sure there is an advantage. But it sure is beautiful.
Old 14th August 2013
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My '79 Schecter has a single piece body of Hawaiian Koa.
The neck is solid Pau Ferro. Mighty fast too with a very stable, well seasoned Watco Danish Oil finish.
Old 14th August 2013
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All of my qswan necks are very stable , can't even remember when they needed an adjustment as well as all of the exotics I have , Wenge , Padouk , Ziricote are all very stiff and very stable . As for most stunning grain , perhaps Flame macassar ebony ?



Or maybe Walnut


Old 14th August 2013
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Man, those are beautiful!

Ever since my first Guild acoustic, a D40 Bluegrass Jubilee on my birthday (my present to me!)3/3/'68, I've thought that 3 or 5 piece necks "just had to be" better, and more stable. That one was, so were my Guild F50, F30, F512 and F212. Wouldn't it be nice, if someone made multi-piece bolt on necks for parts guitars...

maybe someone does and I am about to find out about that ! Cool! Fill me in....
Michael
Old 14th August 2013
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Nice!

Really beautiful woods there.
Old 14th August 2013
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Thanks Fellas , I know when I see wood like that forsale I start looking for my wallet..

funny though , I have a thing for plain Maple too



Old 15th August 2013
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All of my qswan necks are very stable , can't even remember when they needed an adjustment as well as all of the exotics I have , Wenge , Padouk , Ziricote are all very stiff and very stable . As for most stunning grain , perhaps Flame macassar ebony ?

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Wow I think that is the most beautiful grain wood I have seen!! I have never heard of most of these woods much less where or how one finds them.
What the hell is qswan?? Zincote?? Wenge?? Are those earth woods?
Old 15th August 2013
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All of them

At the moment the Tele, but that can change at any minute

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Old 15th August 2013
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Wow I think that is the most beautiful grain wood I have seen!! I have never heard of most of these woods much less where or how one finds them.
What the hell is qswan?? Zincote?? Wenge?? Are those earth woods?
i first saw ziricote on this guitar -which i don't own :-(

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Old 15th August 2013
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Quarter Sawn
Old 15th August 2013
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Wow I think that is the most beautiful grain wood I have seen!! I have never heard of most of these woods much less where or how one finds them.
What the hell is qswan?? Zincote?? Wenge?? Are those earth woods?
Warmoth has all of these exotic woods and many quarter sawn offerings , be advised , enter with great caution and lock down the wallet first or many hundreds of dollars will fly through your fingers in the wink on an eye .


Here are a few Warmoth necks

Wenge , Padouk & ziricote



qsawn Maple




Old 15th August 2013
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Can you compare Warmoth to other brands, like Mighty Mite and USA (?)out in WA or OR?
I don't remember where I got one of the necks for my red strat. The other is a CR2900 Mighty Mite and I am very pleased with it and the compound radius.
Michael
Old 15th August 2013
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Can you compare Warmoth to other brands, like Mighty Mite and USA (?)out in WA or OR?
I don't remember where I got one of the necks for my red strat. The other is a CR2900 Mighty Mite and I am very pleased with it and the compound radius.
Michael
sorry no I've always gone with Warmoth , I have 7 or 8 of them now and all are excellent , all have ss 6230 frets except that Ziricote is GD6150's (gold) and all but the pointy with the Floyd nut have Warmoth nuts installed . Every one has been outstanding fret work , wood work and nut work . I would never even consider another neck replacement if needed . Add to that the shape and radius options along with the exotic woods . I have a Clapton , SRV , boat , standard and 2 x 32" med scale basses and they are as good as anything I've ever used . compared with my Suhr Classic J & custom order G&L SB1 , both have ss frets , qsawn and plek'd I would say they are all equals . I've heard folks say they needed to tweak the set up on their warmoth necks and true you usually need to finish them but all of the ones I bought have been perfect . I know some bassist don't like their rod stiffened necks but I do . Not one has ever let me down yet . big fan...
Old 15th August 2013
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Cool! I am very interested in 32" scale basses and saw that they have those!
I've had short and regular ones and would love to try one. ....Been looking at Japan Fender JB62M for a while...
Michael
Old 15th August 2013
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Cool! I am very interested in 32" scale basses and saw that they have those!
I've had short and regular ones and would love to try one. ....Been looking at Japan Fender JB62M for a while...
Michael
these are my current favs , they are just so damn nice and comfortable to play and still sound "normal" to me whereas sometimes a short 30" can sound tubby but then again sometimes that fits just perfectly . Their short & med scale btw do Not have the stiffening rods in them .
They are also working on a 2x2 but I really dig their "warhead"


I added Luminlay side dots on this one too










Padouk warhead




Old 15th August 2013
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I like the understated elegance of the single pick-up smooth form.

So You're the one who keeps grabbing the knobs off the lamps in the lobby! :-)

Cool use for the control knobs.
Old 15th August 2013
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I like the understated elegance of the single pick-up smooth form.

So You're the one who keeps grabbing the knobs off the lamps in the lobby! :-)

Cool use for the control knobs.
Thanks , I'd love to get more of those knobs . They are Stainless and so finely cut they seem to be transparent . I scored them from the 'bay but they were made by Beck Guitars
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Old 15th August 2013
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Oh Gee, I guess Bee Bop Deluxe could use those on "Axe Victim" :-)

Old 15th August 2013
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Oh Gee, I guess Bee Bop Deluxe could use those on "Axe Victim" :-)

if they could actually pick them up .
Old 15th August 2013
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I'm crazy for a nice set of knobs and also really like Aluminum Sadowsky style knobs on a bass .
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Old 15th August 2013
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The one thing I did not show in too much detail is the condition of the gold finish on my Schecter PJ. My fingers are acidic as can be and this finish did not hold up.

Chrome, Brushed Stainless, Black, nothing that will corrode.

I like the understated top of neck dots, but mine are done in solid silver.
Old 15th August 2013
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The one thing I did not show in too much detail is the condition of the gold finish on my Schecter PJ. My fingers are acidic as can be and this finish did not hold up.

Chrome, Brushed Stainless, Black, nothing that will corrode.

I like the understated top of neck dots, but mine are done in solid silver.
That is a killer bass and stunning to look at . Some damn fine builders were in their shop in that era.
Old 15th August 2013
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Thanks for the info/opinion on the 32" scale tone. What strings do you use on those? I was imagining half rounds on the medium scale, flats on 30" and round wounds (I had been using GHS on my G&L L1000. I like what ever is on the Zone, at the moment) on 34".

Recently I found out that Guild has re-released the StarFire bass and that might be a toss up between it and the Hofner Club, for my 30" plans. I am going to look into the Warmoth RE the medium scale, thanks to your enthusiasm. I have bought lots of smaller parts (no necks or bodies) over a long period. Good Company!

http://www.guildguitars.com/instrume...tno=3792400866

Michael

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Old 15th August 2013
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Thanks for the info/opinion on the 32" scale tone. What strings do you use on those? I was imagining half rounds on the medium scale, flats on 30" and round wounds (I had been using GHS on my G&L L1000. I like what ever is on the Zone, at the moment) on 34".

Recently I found out that Guild has re-released the StarFire bass and that might be a toss up between it and the Hofner Club, for my 30" plans. I am going to look into the Warmoth RE the medium scale, thanks to your enthusiasm. I have bought lots of smaller parts (no necks or bodies) over a long period. Good Company!

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Michael
for med scale I use
D'Addario EXL220M Nickel Wound Bass 40-95's

34" scale I use R Cocco Nickel 40-100's ( best strings ever ! )

and on the Dingwall I use Circle k strings which are fantastic

every once in awhile I will throw a set of flats on the P , I usually just grab some Fender flats which are nice .

On my old Hofner I used pyramid strings which have "that" sound
Old 18th August 2013
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1988 Fender '52 tele reissue. '88 was the first year they released the tele reissues. I'm the original owner and will never part with it. I've had so many offers...
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