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Title: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on September 30, 2009, 01:42:41 PM
 There seems to be little on this forum about the Larrivee RS4 and little buzz about them. Why is that? Is it because it doesn't say Les Paul on it? I am a newby thus apologize now if this work of art has been discussed to death!! I am looking to purchase one used ( but have not seen one offered anywhere). What gives ? Appreciate your thoughts.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Southern Cross on September 30, 2009, 01:52:00 PM
Joyce,
I think there have been discussions about the RS-4, do an advanced search and they will show up.  The RS-4 looks great, and if I played electric I would be all over it, but I have 2 acoustics, and love acoustic guitar and have not really considered trying electric.  I know Ducktrapper on this forum has one, and maybe more.  I don't believe that people are snubbing it here, but my sense is that most people on this forum are into acoustics more.  I will also give you a great place to maybe pickup a used RS-4, go to http://www.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/mash.cgi?cat=mus&itm=larrivee&loc=&fil=&ys=&ye=&submit=++++go which is a combination of all ebay and craigslist listings for Larrivee.  I found one which unfortunately has been sold, but I do see them on here regularly.  Good luck and have  :coffee.
Clifford


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: tuffythepug on September 30, 2009, 02:19:04 PM
If I ever buy another electric it will probably be an RS-4.   

Ducktrapper and Walkerman on this forum are RS-4 owners.  I believe Walkerman's RS-4 may have been the Guitar of the Month awhile back.  These electrics haven't been out long enough to have developed much of a buzz yet.  Good luck in your search for a used one.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: jimmyp on September 30, 2009, 03:10:33 PM
Maybe because the RS4 doesn't offer anything significantly different. It's not a terrific deal like 03 series Larrivees, there are many choices for that kind of money for high end electrics in a Les P. type. I'm sure they are great guitars, but there are many others . JP


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on September 30, 2009, 04:03:29 PM
The RS-4 is a great guitar but this is mainly an acoustic forum, it seems. Us darksiders always end up saying un-acoustic things and getting into big trouble.  :winkin:
Anyway, woods, pickups, hardware, everything about the RS-4 is top of the line. A similarly appointed Gibson (or the recent editions from Collings and Taylor) would cost more. Up to and over twice as much, so the Larrivées are also a great deal. Larrivée knows a little something about electric guitars, by the way. I also have a mid 80's LT1 which is the deadliest little tele you'll ever hear or play. Both of these guitars record very well too. Try one if you're in the market for a deadly, single cutaway, double humbucker, Les Paulesque instrument with killer playability and tone. I am totally happy with mine.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: bhika on September 30, 2009, 04:27:13 PM
Larrivée knows a little something about electric guitars, by the way. I also have a mid 80's LT1 which is the deadliest little tele you'll ever hear or play.

Matthew Larrivee once mentioned in a thread how he has childhood memories of his father sitting at the kitchen table hand winding the pick-ups for those 80's electrics


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Zohn on September 30, 2009, 04:27:40 PM
I know Larrivee made electrics during the "difficult acoustic years" but somehow I'm still in the acoustic guitar frame when I hear that name. I have yet to see, hear and play anything other than their acoustic guitars - including mandolins.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on September 30, 2009, 04:59:46 PM
Matthew Larrivee once mentioned in a thread how has childhood memories of his father sitting at the kitchen table hand winding the pick-ups for those 80's electrics

And what a nasty little pup it is! Matthew, by the way, referred to my little black guitar as "hideous", so I call it, The Hideous Mr. Hyde or Hidecki for short. It looks like a tele except for the headstock. I guess he just doesn't like teles.   :laughin:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Barefoot Rob on September 30, 2009, 05:24:02 PM
Also as mentioned EVERYONE is making a LPish guitar.I've played the Larrivee and I have never been a fan of humbucker pickups and even owned a real 59 LP at one point but I can say that the feel is much nicer then most of the clone's out there now.I should look at a P90ed RS4.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on September 30, 2009, 06:33:22 PM
Also as mentioned EVERYONE is making a LPish guitar.I've played the Larrivee and I have never been a fan of humbucker pickups and even owned a real 59 LP at one point but I can say that the feel is much nicer then most of the clone's out there now.I should look at a P90ed RS4.

Yeah Rob but there's hohumbuckers and then there's humbuckers. The Lollar Imperials are incredible. I haven't been able to try one of the P90s either but I'd love to get my hands on one. Matthew's pups have a good pedigree. One in root beer would be very cool. The RS-4, however, has me playing way more electric guitar than acoustic lately and thinking of new amps and the number eleven. Is that a bad thing?  :nana_guitar     


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Walkerman on September 30, 2009, 06:38:40 PM
I think that electrics are really "endorsement" driven...just like basketball shoes.  Unless and until some hot rock stars start using RS4's, I think that they will stay a "boutique" guitar.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Barefoot Rob on September 30, 2009, 07:50:13 PM
I'm not putting the pickups down they were way more musical then other other humbucker including the so called magical "PAF's" but a P90 now theres a musical pickup.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on September 30, 2009, 08:45:19 PM
I'm not putting the pickups down they were way more musical then other other humbucker including the so called magical "PAF's" but a P90 now theres a musical pickup.

Only when it's in musical hands, my friend.  :smile:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Barefoot Rob on September 30, 2009, 08:59:54 PM
Sometime's wabbit,sometime's. :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Cybenator on September 30, 2009, 09:01:50 PM
Anyone have an idea on what the average weight might be?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on October 01, 2009, 12:20:01 AM
I wish all you people would quit talking about the RS4. It's the best kept secret in electric guitars out there. Anyone who owns one knows what I'm saying. I have a GoldTop RS4 and I will be buried with it if I "Git" my wishes! The Larrivee family rocks electric guitars. I will own more Larrivee electrics (just don't tell my wife I said that)!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Barefoot Rob on October 01, 2009, 02:43:52 AM
Wife who's wife,tell her what,who are we talking about anyway. :whistling:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: LawDogStrgsAttach on October 01, 2009, 04:20:55 AM
Maybe because the RS4 doesn't offer anything significantly different. It's not a terrific deal like 03 series Larrivees, there are many choices for that kind of money for high end electrics in a Les P. type. I'm sure they are great guitars, but there are many others . JP

With all due respect, I wholeheartedly disagree.  I own an RS-4, and it defies most electric guitar conventions.  It is fully a handmade, boutique masterpiece - just had a long discussion with Matt Larrivee on the RS-4.  ALl components are top-shelf, hand wired and soldered, top grade woods (.75 inch thick top!), built by JCL, John, Matt, and one other long time worker, and deluxe features like double beveled cutaway and body contour.  It screams louder and thicker than an LP, smoother and richer than a Strat, and it build with the grace and beauty of a PRS or better.  It is the best electric guitar on the market today - and when you factor in the price!!!!....it is more a deal than the -03 series...a PRS with similar features will cost 2x as much, easily. 

Greg/Cybenator - it is 8 lbs on average.



Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on October 01, 2009, 12:39:14 PM
What Lawdog just said!  :+1:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Walkerman on October 01, 2009, 04:34:03 PM
And they LOOK HOT to boot


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/DSC_0016-2.jpg)



Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: photomat on October 01, 2009, 06:12:28 PM
Hey...hint...ebay......now.....


They really are great electrics.  My Faded Cherry Burst comes in at just over 8 lbs.  I have a couple of Les Pauls to compare them to, and these really have to be the best value in an electric LP guitar.  The maple top is amazing to look at, and when we took the larrivee tour in BC, there was a stack of mahogany bodies, John said they save the lightest mahogany for their electrics.  The guitar just sings, even not plugged in.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on October 01, 2009, 08:52:40 PM
I could show a picture of mine but if it showed up besides Steve's wall, it would look exactly the same so I won't. Oh ... how about just the back? As usual, clic the pic to enlarge.   

(http://thumb7.webshots.net/t/74/74/8/81/34/2160881340036382107XKdXFf_th.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2160881340036382107XKdXFf)  


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GeeNorm on October 01, 2009, 11:04:16 PM
Don't look at that link from Lawn Jockey, Joyce!!

It is a certified honey pot trap for Larrivee Poo bears like me.  If I ever get another job I'll let Ducktrapper tell me why I need one.  :nice guitar:

Norman


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on October 02, 2009, 02:03:46 AM
Did you guys see the white RS4 that Guitar Adoptions had? SWEEEEET! :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on October 02, 2009, 12:30:16 PM
Did you guys see the white RS4 that Guitar Adoptions had? SWEEEEET! :thumb

White? I'd love to see it. Got a link?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on October 02, 2009, 05:43:48 PM
You can see it at Guitar Adoptions. http://www.guitaradoptions.com/larrivee-rs-4-electric-guitar-in-arctic-white.html


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on October 02, 2009, 07:12:57 PM
Ah! Perfect! I was thinking if the back of the neck ain't white and the knobs ain't black, I'll hate it. An ebony fingerboard would be ideal but I can't tell from looking at those pictures.   :+1:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: robwms on October 11, 2009, 04:33:59 AM
I'm the proud owner of that sweet white guitar - it is spectacular!
(The fretboard is Indian Rosewood, ducktrapper.)

This is my first post although I've been lurking here for nearly two years. After I get some more posts under my belt, I'll post a picture or two.

I'm looking for a good guitar tech here in the DC area, my D-05 needs a little attention. Anyone have a recommendation?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on October 11, 2009, 05:14:24 AM
Rob - You lucky dog you! Is there a story behind the Arctic White edition? How many were produced? Do me a favor - if you ever get tired of it  - NOTIFY ME!  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on October 11, 2009, 02:48:39 PM
Congrats Rob! And not to worry, the lack of ebony merely brings it down from a 10.5 to a 10.  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: robwms on October 11, 2009, 04:41:54 PM
According to Dave at Guitar Adoptions, it's a one of a kind, made especially for him. He was selling it because he "rarely gets to play, too many guitars, too little time." My good fortune! I had been shopping for an RS-4 and was leaning towards the gold top. But when I saw the white one my jaw just dropped. It truly is a work of art.

When I mailed in the registration, I asked for some history but I haven't heard anything back yet. (It's been about two months or so.)

I think it will be a long, long time before I get tired of it!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: BluesMan1 on October 11, 2009, 06:59:41 PM
   Not to be a party-pooper, but Dave told me the gold one that was heading his site was made for him & would never part with it. The white one might be the same story. He's a great saleman, but in the end, who comes out on top? In my eyes, you! Never saw a white one before? If it's all he says it is, grab it! Esp. if he's saying it's a custom one. If true, you'll have one hell of a guitar! :thumb
     Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: robwms on October 11, 2009, 10:00:37 PM
Bluesman, I guess you missed my earlier post, but I took your advice and grabbed it - a couple of months ago! For sure, it's a hell of a guitar.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on October 13, 2009, 06:31:08 PM
So...I haven't been to this forum in around 6 months, and I come back and what do I see? This thread about the gorgeous RS-4!!! I've wanted one of these since they were announced, and I'm still gassin' for one.  Thanks a lot, you guys!!

 :crying: :arrow :mad:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: teacycle on November 06, 2009, 06:44:07 AM
First post here after purchasing my first Larrivee. Funny thing guitars arn't they.
I walk into L&M looking for a new tube amp, not to buy mind you just looking. I've been playing since 1979 and own a few strats and hollow bodies. I have owned, traded and sold many guitars over the years.
A child was born, work became hectic and the guitar was put aside.
Fast forward to 2009 and there I am in L&M with this beautiful guitar in front of me. A Tobacco Sunburst Larrivee RS4.
I pick it up, strum a few chords and am overwhelmed by the symphonic like quality of its tone as it humms craddled within my arms.
Then I plug it in and I'm hooked. The tone does me in and I'm a few thousand dollars poorer.
The flatness of the neck is still an adjustment for me but the sound of this instrutment and its versatility of tone ensure I will never regret this purchase.
And I wasn't even thinking about buying another guitar.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 09, 2009, 08:13:46 PM
First post here after purchasing my first Larrivee. Funny thing guitars arn't they.
I walk into L&M looking for a new tube amp, not to buy mind you just looking. I've been playing since 1979 and own a few strats and hollow bodies. I have owned, traded and sold many guitars over the years.
A child was born, work became hectic and the guitar was put aside.
Fast forward to 2009 and there I am in L&M with this beautiful guitar in front of me. A Tobacco Sunburst Larrivee RS4.
I pick it up, strum a few chords and am overwhelmed by the symphonic like quality of its tone as it humms craddled within my arms.
Then I plug it in and I'm hooked. The tone does me in and I'm a few thousand dollars poorer.
The flatness of the neck is still an adjustment for me but the sound of this instrutment and its versatility of tone ensure I will never regret this purchase.
And I wasn't even thinking about buying another guitar.

Thanks for your review! Please say more as you spend more time with it at home (and if you play out). 

I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a sunburst lefty...  :rolleye:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: jeremy3220 on November 10, 2009, 12:12:01 AM
  Is it because it doesn't say Les Paul on it?

Yes


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Tycho on November 15, 2009, 03:04:16 AM
Also as mentioned EVERYONE is making a LPish guitar.I've played the Larrivee and I have never been a fan of humbucker pickups and even owned a real 59 LP at one point but I can say that the feel is much nicer then most of the clone's out there now.I should look at a P90ed RS4.

Unclrob, that's the sort of statement that can make grown men weep!

If I were in the market for an LP-style guitar, I would look very seriously at the RS-4.  I've played a couple and they feel and sound great.  But I've already got two LPs (well, actually one is a replica) that I don't want to get rid of.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 15, 2009, 03:09:12 AM
Hey...hint...ebay......now.....


They really are great electrics.  My Faded Cherry Burst comes in at just over 8 lbs.  I have a couple of Les Pauls to compare them to, and these really have to be the best value in an electric LP guitar.  The maple top is amazing to look at, and when we took the larrivee tour in BC, there was a stack of mahogany bodies, John said they save the lightest mahogany for their electrics.  The guitar just sings, even not plugged in.

You've got to say more about the plugged in tone - why are you torturing us!?!?!?  :crying:

And recalling unclrob's comments about the newer P-90 version; I now have a reason to own two of these...so close to buying the bucker version, maybe early next week...  :drool:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Miata13 on November 27, 2009, 06:42:16 PM
O.k.....I've been thinking about adding an electric to my four acoustics...and I prefer mellow tones..no shredding for me..hurts my ears!....

So if I saved my $$$$, would this be worthy of consideraton?  I've tried several Les Pauls and that body style "fits me".

Electric novice here and I don't see anything on Larrivee site about 2 verions; e.g. humbucker and P-90...what would be the tone difference and what would you see more applicable to softer rock/follk/jazz music?

Thanks for your insights..donuts to all !  :donut :donut :donut ( you all need a bit of dessert after the turkey n fixin's right? ) 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 27, 2009, 07:42:47 PM
Miata13,

I think for the styles of music you've described, the humbucker version would be better/more versatile. P-90 pickups are great for many applications, but they're also noisy (more so than Strat/Tele sized single coils), and their tone is considered to be more"in your face/rude" than humbuckers.  

If you've seen my other recent thread on these, you know I have one on order - a lefty in Root Beer Burst (another new finish they're offering) with humbuckers. I should have it in 2-3 weeks.

I talked with Matthew Larrivee about the humbucker pickups they're using in these now, since about 8 months ago they switced from Lollars to in-house pickups that Matthew is building/winding himself from new materials that match the materials in original late '50's PAF pickups (Matthew has an original PAF he is using for specs).

Matthew said the reason for the switch was that, even though the Lollars were obviously great pickups, Matthew felt they were a little hotter than vintage spec PAFs, and he wanted to get as close to that vintage tone as possible. So these are vintage style low output humbuckers that will be very balanced with nice highs, unlike some hot humbuckers that have lots of mids and (IMO) no character.  I'm looking forward very much to hearing this thing plugged into my Carr Rambler amp!

If you think a Les Paul is a good fit for you, this should be even a little better with the body bevel on the back and the bevel in the cutaway...it should be a joy to play standing up or seated.  




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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 27, 2009, 07:46:22 PM

Electric novice here and I don't see anything on Larrivee site about 2 verions; e.g. humbucker and P-90...what would be the tone difference and what would you see more applicable to softer rock/follk/jazz music?


If you go to the Larrivee website, click on the Electric Guitars page, then click on "Additional Media" under the main image (which has a shot of a P-90 model on it currently!) you'll see several more pics of the P-90 version.

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: scdreger on November 27, 2009, 07:54:21 PM
I just bought one from Galaxy on Ebay last week. Waiting on its arrival.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320450932854&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT



I too am venturing into electric for the first time. I want clean and jazzy tones. I ordered a copy of IK media's Amplitube Fender since I don't have an amp. The reviews on that are stellar. I want that 65 twin reverb clean sound.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 27, 2009, 07:56:47 PM
I have another question for those who already own one of these...it's about the truss rod adjustment at the body end of the fingerboard.

Question: is there something like a little rubber or foam pad that is placed in that slot over the truss rod? I ask because in the photos (see attached below), I can't ever clearly see the truss rod itself, it definitely looks like there's something there covering it up...

...a silly little question, but thanks for any answers!



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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 27, 2009, 08:01:05 PM
I just bought one from Galaxy on Ebay last week. Waiting on its arrival.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320450932854&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT



I too am venturing into electric for the first time. I want clean and jazzy tones. I ordered a copy of IK media's Amplitube Fender since I don't have an amp. The reviews on that are stellar. I want that 65 twin reverb clean sound.

Congrats...for awhile that Charcoal burst was my first choice for color...might have to get one with p-90's in it someday.  You got a great deal on that, too!  Unfortunately, there aren't used lefties out there for sale very often, so I went with new.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on November 28, 2009, 01:42:44 AM
My 2 cents!!! 

Great buy!!!!    :nice guitar: that price is a steal - you ought to be ashamed  :humour:

The two PUP choices right now are the P90 which is similar to a sound from a pre 1957 Les Paul or a Larrivee Humbucker which for the most part is for the post 1957 Les Paul tho I think there were some LP Customs in the late 60's equiped with the P90's also ( The Gibsonites certainly would be up on that). As mentioned the P90 is a different animal altogether than a Humbucker ( it doesn't buck the hum in simple terms) it has thicker meatier sound; songs such as Robin TROWER's Whiskey Train or Mississippi Queen by Lesley ???? (name escapes me right now) are good examples of the P90 sound.

The RS 4 1st came out with Lollar PUPs  and IMHO I like the Larrivee PUPS better just a little sweeter. I am Gasing for a P90. Maybe will post a sound clip once that happens comparing the 3

The RS 4 is a dream to play and listen to. It has top of the line everything in it for guts on premium wood by one of the best Luthiers in the world and at a price sub $3000. All this on a Gibson or PRS if you could get it you are looking at $6000plus. Seems like a no brainer to me and destined to be a best seller for Larrivee I am convinced of that, the market will catch on it's too good for it not.

The Truss Rod adjustment I understand can be done pretty much "on the fly" tho I have not examined this really at all. Maybe some with some techie experience can way in on this


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 28, 2009, 02:28:09 AM

As mentioned the P90 is a different animal altogether than a Humbucker ( it doesn't buck the hum in simple terms) it has thicker meatier sound; songs such as Robin TROWER's Whiskey Train or Mississippi Queen by Lesley ???? (name escapes me right now) are good examples of the P90 sound.

The Truss Rod adjustment I understand can be done pretty much "on the fly" tho I have not examined this really at all. Maybe some with some techie experience can way in on this


So...do you own one of these yet, or have you just played them (with both versions of the humbucking pickup in them)?

It was Leslie West with his band Mountain who had the hit "Mississippi Queen."  Also, in the late '40's through the late '50's, ALL Gibson's had P-90's, so anything recorded on a Gibson from that era will be a P-90 sound. This includes all their jazz boxes as well as Les Pauls from '53-'56. Then the LP Juniors and Specials all had P-90's in that era as well, on into the '60's.

I'm not sure I would describe it as meatier than a humbucker, definitely more raw...but every person hears tone differently. To me, humbuckers have more lows, most P-90's would have more mids, and GOOD P-90's would have sweet highs.  


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 28, 2009, 02:36:17 AM

The Truss Rod adjustment I understand can be done pretty much "on the fly" tho I have not examined this really at all. Maybe some with some techie experience can way in on this


If it's like most other truss rods that are at the end of the fingerboard, there is a "wheel" attached to that end of the truss rod; this wheel looks like one of those round pieces from an old Tinker-Toy set; with a series of holes around the perimeter. You simply stick an allen wrench (or any small rod that will fit into one of the holes; I'm sure Larrivee provides one) and rotate the wheel...probably clockwise (as you look up the neck from the body end) to tighten the rod/straighten the neck; counter-clockwise to loosen the rod add more relief to the neck.

The only difference between the Larrivee design and others like this (like the Peavey Wolfgang) is that the Larrivee has a small square hole right in the fingerboard, while the Wolfgang and others have a cutout at the end of the fingerboard where the wheel sits (between the end of the fingerboard and the guitar body).


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on November 28, 2009, 03:14:26 AM
So...do you own one of these yet, or have you just played them (with both versions of the humbucking pickup in them)?

It was Leslie West with his band Mountain who had the hit "Mississippi Queen."  Also, in the late '40's through the late '50's, ALL Gibson's had P-90's, so anything recorded on a Gibson from that era will be a P-90 sound. This includes all their jazz boxes as well as Les Pauls from '53-'56. Then the LP Juniors and Specials all had P-90's in that era as well, on into the '60's.

I'm not sure I would describe it as meatier than a humbucker, definitely more raw...but every person hears tone differently. To me, humbuckers have more lows, most P-90's would have more mids, and GOOD P-90's would have sweet highs.  

Yes Leslie West with his band Mountain that was it!!!!! Also a better description of the P90's then mine certainly raw thats for sure.

And yes have both versions Charcoal Burst  the one in the Guitars of Pikesville Youtube Video - bought it from Josh - he treated me wonderfully that of course has the Lollars and I got the Root Beer with the Larrivee PUPS from a forum member. This is my favorite Tho they are both top tier guitars!!!! Anxiously awaiting ( maybe not as much as you) for you to get yours it's a great guitar way under priced!!!! I know you will be impressed.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 28, 2009, 03:29:57 AM

And yes have both versions Charcoal Burst  the one in the Guitars of Pikesville Youtube Video - bought it from Josh - he treated me wonderfully that of course has the Lollars and I got the Root Beer with the Larrivee PUPS from a forum member.

You DAWG!!! I can't believe you have TWO of these!  I LOVE the tones that Josh was getting on the Youtube video - I've watched that about 4-5 times (so far)!

And you're right, the price on these makes them the best bargain in American made electrics, IMO.  I ordered mine with my local dealer, and he matched the price at Guitar Adoptions (the 'real' price after you put it in your cart which is lower than MAP). The only downside is that I'm paying the tax (7%) by buying locally...but it's still an excellent price, just a little north of $2K. I wanted to support my local dealer on this one. The last significant purchase I made from them was my Carr Rambler (2x10 version) about 2 years ago (which I also got a great deal on during April's 'Guitar Month' sale).

I really feel like this Larrivee (and someday a P-90 version) are going to be my last electric guitar purchases, other than the Warmoths that I build (at the rate of around 2 every 3 years).

I can't wait to be able to do a review...believe me!  :crying:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: scdreger on November 28, 2009, 04:52:52 AM
Congrats...for awhile that Charcoal burst was my first choice for color...might have to get one with p-90's in it someday.  You got a great deal on that, too!  Unfortunately, there aren't used lefties out there for sale very often, so I went with new.

Thanks. To tell you the truth the charcoal burst is a very close 2nd choice for color. Rootbeer burst is out of this world. But, the charcoal is great looking too and I couldn't pass up that deal from a trusted vendor. I can't wait to play it.  :thumbsup


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 28, 2009, 05:56:39 AM

And yes have both versions Charcoal Burst  the one in the Guitars of Pikesville Youtube Video - bought it from Josh - he treated me wonderfully that of course has the Lollars and I got the Root Beer with the Larrivee PUPS from a forum member.

Okay, details...so when did you get the Charcoal one? The Root Beer one?  :gotpics:

And my description of the tones of P-90's versus humbuckers is just different than yours, certainly not better.  :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 28, 2009, 06:11:07 AM
Okay, while I'm sitting around tonight reading various threads (and occasionally wandering off to other links, like LawDogStrgsAttach's excellent web blog and his wife's photography website!), I got bored and decided to survey this whole thread and count how many RS-4 owners have posted (so far) here.

The list (if you find any errors, please let me know):

Ducktrapper - RS-4 Amber (and an '80's LT-1!)
GoldTopRocks - RS-4 Goldtop (what else?!)
LawDogStrgsAttach - RS-4 finish unknown
photomat - RS-4 Cherryburst
Walkerman - RS-4 Amber (right? that's yours in the photo?)
robwms - RS-4 White (the rare albino of the group!)
teacycle - RS-4 Tobacco Sunburst
JOYCEfromNS - RS-4 Charcoal Burst AND RS-4 Root Beer Burst
scdreger - RS-4 Charcoal Burst

Total to-date: NINE owners of TEN RS-4's

(I haven't checked other threads to see if there are other owners who have posted on the Larrivee Forum.)


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on November 30, 2009, 10:53:39 AM
RS4 looks incredible. And I'm sure it sounds up to it looks.
I already have an LP with humbs and great flame (Std. DC. Those were a Gibson answer to PRS onslaught back then).
But RS4 is 25.5 and it has got P90 version. That will possibly justify getting another electric to me  :ph34r:
So. I would kindly ask to share more thoughts and maybe upload some soundclips of P90 RS4, my fellow forumite friends.
Thank you.
Some  :donut :donut :donut in advance ;)



Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 30, 2009, 03:26:14 PM
I don't know that anyone who has posted here (so far; see list above) has the P-90 version...no one has mentioned it, anyway. Hopefully someone will chime in soon if they do...we would all like to "hear" more about it!



Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on November 30, 2009, 03:51:24 PM
Allright, I'll wait then :)


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on November 30, 2009, 03:54:40 PM
RS4 looks incredible. And I'm sure it sounds up to it looks.
I already have an LP with humbs and great flame (Std. DC. Those were a Gibson answer to PRS onslaught back then).
But RS4 is 25.5 and it has got P90 version.

Yes, I'm looking forward to comparing the 25.5" scale length RS-4 to my Epiphone Elitist Les Paul. I also have another 25.5" double humbucker guitar, but it's a bolt-neck Strat-style with a swamp ash body and maple neck. My Epiphone may be up for sale, even though it is a very nice guitar (made in Japan) and it was at a very good price (right around $1K)...they they don't make it in lefty anymore.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on November 30, 2009, 04:42:06 PM
I would like to see a comparaison between the RS-4 and LP Standard.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on November 30, 2009, 05:04:59 PM
I would like to see a comparaison between the RS-4 and LP Standard.

That depends. Is a comparaison a combination of comparison and raison d'etre?  :winkin:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on November 30, 2009, 05:20:40 PM
I made a typo. Once in a while, the frenchie in me comes out and spit out word javascript:void(0);


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on December 01, 2009, 08:41:44 AM
And who makes these P90 for RS4?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 01, 2009, 03:26:43 PM
And who makes these P90 for RS4?

I believe they are proprietory. Matthew Larrivée is making them.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 01, 2009, 04:27:05 PM
I believe they are proprietory. Matthew Larrivée is making them.

And I can only attest to the Humbuckers I have  - Gibson, Lollar and Larrivee PUPS in the house and the Larrivee are a step up. Love them. Am trying to get my hands on the P90's I'm sure these will be just as sweet as the Larrivee Humbucker ( but different of course).


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 01, 2009, 05:04:04 PM
For those who might be on the fence and strongly considering an RS 4 there is one that just popped up on EBay  http://cgi.ebay.com/Pristine-Larrivee-RS-4-Amber-Top-w-HSC_W0QQitemZ330382336589QQcmdZViewItemQQssPageNameZRSS:B:SRCH:US:101

EBay Item #  330382336589

Likely has the Larrivee pickups ( that's slightly better than the Lollars IMHO). I have absolutely no connection to this offer BUT if I didn't already have one I would be all over it   love the color too nobody in the business puts finish on an electric guitar as well as Larrivee - too bad about you lefties as it's a righty. Hope a Forumite gets it so we can hear about it!!!!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 01, 2009, 05:09:44 PM
That thing is sweet - top notch woods on both the top and back!   :nice guitar:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 01, 2009, 05:36:40 PM
For those who might be on the fence and strongly considering an RS 4 there is one that just popped up on EBay  http://cgi.ebay.com/Pristine-Larrivee-RS-4-Amber-Top-w-HSC_W0QQitemZ330382336589QQcmdZViewItemQQssPageNameZRSS:B:SRCH:US:101

EBay Item #  330382336589

Likely has the Larrivee pickups ( that's slightly better than the Lollars IMHO). I have absolutely no connection to this offer BUT if I didn't already have one I would be all over it   love the color too nobody in the business puts finish on an electric guitar as well as Larrivee - too bad about you lefties as it's a righty. Hope a Forumite gets it so we can hear about it!!!!

Jason Lollars pups are incredible. However, as Larrivée learned in their brief 80's foray into electric guitars, it just makes sense to have proprietory pups if you're going to build electrics. 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on December 02, 2009, 08:46:56 AM
That Amber Top looks amazing.
Waiting for P90-equipped to pop up...


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: L1D1 on December 02, 2009, 12:44:34 PM
There are two for sale on our forum including this tobacco burst:

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=29662.0


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 03, 2009, 11:25:22 PM
Just stopped by the store where I ordered my RS-4 last week...he said he checked on it the other day, and they said it might ship sometime this week...

...now I'm pacing the floor even more...  :arrow

...guess I should just quit and go play one of my other guitars! 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 04, 2009, 12:14:26 AM
Just stopped by the store where I ordered my RS-4 last week...he said he checked on it the other day, and they said it might ship sometime this week...

...now I'm pacing the floor even more...  :arrow

...guess I should just quit and go play one of my other guitars! 
Can't wait to hear your review!!! Guess  I will play a tune on mine while I wait!!  :humour:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: scdreger on December 04, 2009, 01:12:03 AM
I am dying to receive mine as well. I always have things shipped to work, and unfortunately it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, but our entire office is closed because we will be attending and "offsite" meeting. Ughh. I guess it'll have to wait in the UPS warehouse this weekend.  :crying:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 04, 2009, 02:23:36 AM
I am dying to receive mine as well. I always have things shipped to work, and unfortunately it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, but our entire office is closed because we will be attending and "offsite" meeting. Ughh. I guess it'll have to wait in the UPS warehouse this weekend.  :crying:

My sympathies...that's gotta hurt!  Isn't there some way to have it delivered "next door" or something? (Put a note on the door, and make sure the people next door know they need to sign for it...and you'll KILL THEM if it isn't there at 5:00!!!)


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on December 04, 2009, 06:27:10 AM
Yes, a thoroughout review with big pics would be nice  :gotpics:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on December 04, 2009, 12:31:58 PM
I am dying to receive mine as well. I always have things shipped to work, and unfortunately it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, but our entire office is closed because we will be attending and "offsite" meeting. Ughh. I guess it'll have to wait in the UPS warehouse this weekend.  :crying:

I don't know how close you are to your UPS distribution center, but you might try giving them a call to see if you can pick up your new RS4 after your offsite meeting or on Saturday.  


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: scdreger on December 05, 2009, 07:30:21 PM
Well as it turned out the security guard was present and signed for my packages..my mandolin also came yesterday. Too bad I have so much to do this weekend. I would love to do nothing but play my RS-4 and A-33. I will update this thread with my thoughts on the RS-4.

The only bad news is that somehow the pickup selector switch broke in transit. Strange because the box seemed to have no evidence of damage or rough handling. I can still use the switch but the nice looking rounded tip was sheared off.  :?

I will give Galaxy a call today.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 05, 2009, 07:35:26 PM
Trying ... to ... wait ... PATIENTLY ...  :arrow

Look forward to your full report (and pics!)!!!

Still counting down on mine ... hopefully sometime this next week.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 06, 2009, 08:37:32 PM
Well as it turned out the security guard was present and signed for my packages..my mandolin also came yesterday. Too bad I have so much to do this weekend. I would love to do nothing but play my RS-4 and A-33. I will update this thread with my thoughts on the RS-4.

The only bad news is that somehow the pickup selector switch broke in transit. Strange because the box seemed to have no evidence of damage or rough handling. I can still use the switch but the nice looking rounded tip was sheared off.  :?

I will give Galaxy a call today.

When mine was shipped it had a small piece of foam right on the selector switch - which I thought to be a little odd at the time BUT obviously NOT


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: guitargeorge on December 07, 2009, 03:57:44 AM
That RS4 on eBay went for $1,100.00.  Someone got a great deal.

Regardsing the original question of this thread...there are a lot of great electric guitars in that price range.  The competition is fierce.  Interesting to me that the acoustic makers who crossed over into electrics like Collings, Taylor and Larrivee have introduced Gibson type guitars.  I've been more of  a strat/tele/fender type player.

I am interested in the RS4 with P90s though.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 07, 2009, 06:42:46 AM
Larrivee has lots of prior experience with high end electrics heres mine from 1987

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 07, 2009, 07:04:34 AM
That RS4 on eBay went for $1,100.00.  Someone got a great deal.

Regardsing the original question of this thread...there are a lot of great electric guitars in that price range.  The competition is fierce.  Interesting to me that the acoustic makers who crossed over into electrics like Collings, Taylor and Larrivee have introduced Gibson type guitars.  I've been more of  a strat/tele/fender type player.

I am interested in the RS4 with P90s though.

Lots of gits in this price range BUT IMHO none close to build quality not even high end PRS
I love Larrivee PUPS: they're a very clear, PAF-style humbucker with just the right amount of grit and a nice sparkle with the RS Pots, you can really dial in your sound, the volume taper is just perfect and the trebles stay nice and clear.  The tone control, (with the Luxe capacitor,) sounds great, even all the way down,  rich, complex and  more subtle than most tone controls Man this guitar even at $2000 is crazy value The Larrivees from the 80's tho really nice gits the new RS 4's are just over the top


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on December 07, 2009, 08:17:12 AM
I am interested in the RS4 with P90s though.

 :+1:

still waiting for some reviews to appear...


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 07, 2009, 03:53:01 PM
Yeah, it would be nice to know what pickup their P-90's are modeled after; since we know the humbucker is modeled after an original late 50's/early 60's PAF.

I know he doesnt' have time, but I'd love it if Matthew could chime in and say a little more about the P-90.  There's info - both in this thread and at the 12th Fret website, I believe - about the humbucker (including an interview with Matthew somewhere).

Edited to add: If I like the 'bucker version as much as I'm anticipating (as a Larrivee acoustic lover), I'll probably try to scrape us the $$ for a P-90 version in 2010. (Boy, Larrivee is getting a LOT of my money lately! Which is fine with me!!!)



Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Jetstar7 on December 07, 2009, 04:36:30 PM
Okay, while I'm sitting around tonight reading various threads (and occasionally wandering off to other links, like LawDogStrgsAttach's excellent web blog and his wife's photography website!), I got bored and decided to survey this whole thread and count how many RS-4 owners have posted (so far) here.

The list (if you find any errors, please let me know):

Ducktrapper - RS-4 Amber (and an '80's LT-1!)
GoldTopRocks - RS-4 Goldtop (what else?!)
LawDogStrgsAttach - RS-4 finish unknown
photomat - RS-4 Cherryburst
Walkerman - RS-4 Amber (right? that's yours in the photo?)
robwms - RS-4 White (the rare albino of the group!)
teacycle - RS-4 Tobacco Sunburst
JOYCEfromNS - RS-4 Charcoal Burst AND RS-4 Root Beer Burst
scdreger - RS-4 Charcoal Burst

Total to-date: NINE owners of TEN RS-4's

(I haven't checked other threads to see if there are other owners who have posted on the Larrivee Forum.)

And a Charcoal Burst here playing thru a Fender Blues Jr. :) Question, how do I tell if mine's a P90 or a Lollar?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 07, 2009, 06:18:15 PM
And a Charcoal Burst here playing thru a Fender Blues Jr. :) Question, how do I tell if mine's a P90 or a Lollar?

P-90 pickups look completely different from humbuckers. P-90's have either a cream or black plastic cover, and have one row of screws on the top (like a single coil, because they ARE single coils), with two extra screws between the string screws that go through the bottom of the pickup and screw it into the guitar's body.

If you have humbuckers, yours are either the Lollars (used up until around 8-10 months ago) or the Larrivee made ones (used for the past 8-10 months). You can find out which you have next time you change your strings by unscrewing one of the pickups and checking underneath; they will have either a Lollar or Larrivee label on the bottom.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 08, 2009, 06:21:06 AM
Okay, while I'm sitting around tonight reading various threads (and occasionally wandering off to other links, like LawDogStrgsAttach's excellent web blog and his wife's photography website!), I got bored and decided to survey this whole thread and count how many RS-4 owners have posted (so far) here.

The list (if you find any errors, please let me know):

Ducktrapper - RS-4 Amber (and an '80's LT-1!)
GoldTopRocks - RS-4 Goldtop (what else?!)
LawDogStrgsAttach - RS-4 finish unknown
photomat - RS-4 Cherryburst
Walkerman - RS-4 Amber (right? that's yours in the photo?)
robwms - RS-4 White (the rare albino of the group!)
teacycle - RS-4 Tobacco Sunburst
JOYCEfromNS - RS-4 Charcoal Burst AND RS-4 Root Beer Burst
scdreger - RS-4 Charcoal Burst

Total to-date: NINE owners of TEN RS-4's

(I haven't checked other threads to see if there are other owners who have posted on the Larrivee Forum.)

And add this one...

And a Charcoal Burst here playing thru a Fender Blues Jr. :) Question, how do I tell if mine's a P90 or a Lollar?
Up to TEN OWNERS!

Now I'm getting nervious that mine is getting shipped this week in the middle of this BLIZZARD we're having in the midwest! I hope the guys at the store don't get over-anxious and open the box/case without letting her warm up!  :crying:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on December 08, 2009, 04:13:22 PM
One day it will be mine. Oh yes it will be mine....


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 08, 2009, 05:13:01 PM


If you have humbuckers, yours are either the Lollars (used up until around 8-10 months ago) or the Larrivee made ones (used for the past 8-10 months). You can find out which you have next time you change your strings by unscrewing one of the pickups and checking underneath; they will have either a Lollar or Larrivee label on the bottom.

New Camera not very good with the photo thing the Root Beer has the Larrivees and the Charcoal has the Lollars. I am unable to distinguish a physical difference. Only when you plug it in can I tell the difference. Maybe someone with a keed eye to detail can pickup a physical difference in theses PUPS - until you dismantle of course. The P90's look altogether different again. I don't have these yet!!!

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 08, 2009, 11:31:52 PM
Wow...that rootbeer is just amazing - I like it even better than the ones on Larrivee's website - it looks more 'rustic' or antique...nice! I get more excited everyday about this...

For the uninitiated, here's a pic of an RS-4 with the P-90 pickups (I posted this on page 3 of this thread, too, but for those who haven't read through all the posts, here it is again).

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 09, 2009, 07:10:52 AM
Wow...that rootbeer is just amazing - I like it even better than the ones on Larrivee's website - it looks more 'rustic' or antique...nice! I get more excited everyday about this...


I know I have said it before but nobody puts finish on an electric better than Larrivee. Here is a photo of the RS4 beside my brothers LP which he had refinished in the late 80's in Toronto by an ex Larrivee employee ( George GRAY I think his name was). According to my brother he spoke extremely high of Jean and his family and my brother speaks high of George. There sure are similarities in the finish that's for sure. GRAY put Nitro on the body and poly on the Neck. It sure is one sweet LP BUT the workmanship and tone can't touch the Larrivee IMHO



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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: guitargeorge on December 09, 2009, 08:03:11 AM
Now, add a trem and I'm in!

Wow...that rootbeer is just amazing - I like it even better than the ones on Larrivee's website - it looks more 'rustic' or antique...nice! I get more excited everyday about this...

For the uninitiated, here's a pic of an RS-4 with the P-90 pickups (I posted this on page 3 of this thread, too, but for those who haven't read through all the posts, here it is again).


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on December 09, 2009, 09:00:35 AM
Wow...that rootbeer is just amazing - I like it even better than the ones on Larrivee's website - it looks more 'rustic' or antique...nice! I get more excited everyday about this...

For the uninitiated, here's a pic of an RS-4 with the P-90 pickups (I posted this on page 3 of this thread, too, but for those who haven't read through all the posts, here it is again).

Yes, I've seen it and it is amazing! I wonder why is it still no reviews of P90?.. How long are these on the market already?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 09, 2009, 02:53:50 PM
Now, add a trem and I'm in!


Check this one out from a shop in Germany! They put one of those aftermarket "stop tail" designed trems on it...pretty sweet, huh!?  (I got the pics from the thread here entitled "Larrivee workshop Minden, Germany.")

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on December 09, 2009, 03:50:40 PM
Do you think they can do Custom job on thoses electric ? I am concern about the wide profile neck.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 09, 2009, 04:12:45 PM
Oh gawd! Gotta say I hate the add on whammy. On the other hand, I've hard tailed my strat. I let my fingers do the bending. 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 09, 2009, 06:17:15 PM
Do you think they can do Custom job on thoses electric ? I am concern about the wide profile neck.

Best way to get an answer to that is to talk to a local dealer, and have them contact their Larrivee rep to ask Larrivee if they would make you a neck with a narrower nut.  You're only going to get a definitive answer through official channels.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 11, 2009, 04:25:37 AM
 :whistling:

Okay...so I'm STILL waiting for my RS-4 to arrive! Stopped in to check on it today - to see if they would call and get some shipping info.  Of course it was late in the day, so the guy at the store had to leave a message for the Larrivee rep...hopefully he'll call back tomorrow with some info.  I hate to think of my guitar somewhere out in this freezing weather because of this midwestern snow storm!!!  :crying:

So while I'm waiting, a little survey question that might prove interesting and helpful for all the RS-4 owners...

...what strings are you using on your RS-4?  And what kinds of tones are you going for?

On most of my electrics these days, I use Ernie Ball Slinkies - a set of my own design which is 46, 36, 26, 16, 12, 10 (especially on 25.5" scale necks).  I like the extra bending I get on the G and B strings at those gauges, and the G strings seems to stay in tune better. Over the years I've also used D'Addario and DR Strings (the red/black box), but the EB's are cheap and seem to sound just as good. I play a mixture of clean and overdrive tones, no metal or super high gain stuff (hey, I'm 51, okay?).


What's on your RS-4?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: scdreger on December 11, 2009, 05:07:17 AM
Right now I am playing what came on it from Galaxy. I think they are cleartones though. I am thinking of trying a few different brands when it's time to change.

What amp are you using? I am thinking about getting a Fender blues junior.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 11, 2009, 05:37:48 AM
Right now I am playing what came on it from Galaxy. I think they are cleartones though. I am thinking of trying a few different brands when it's time to change.

What amp are you using? I am thinking about getting a Fender blues junior.

I just sold a Blues Jr.!  It will ship out in the next day or two.  They're good amps, but I just wasn't playing mine because I prefer my Gibson Goldtone GA15-RV for playing at home. For playing out (which for me is mostly at worship) I have a Carr Rambler 210 - what a great amp - I'm not worthy!

I have a couple other amps that get used from time to time, but may also get sold, because they don't get played much - a silverface Vibro Champ and a Trutone 2x10 combo cabinet with a Peavey Classic 50 head in it. I like the 210 versus 410 mostly for weight/size considerations - I've owned a couple 410 amps in the past...but I'm not into moving heavy objects anymore!  Recently sold an '84 Fender Twin Reverb II because the thing weighed around 90 lbs.!

For pedals it's pretty simple. At church through the Rambler I use a Boss RV-3 delay/reverb (for delay once in a while) and a Fulltone Fulldrive 2. At home for overdrive through the Gibson, I use a Zoom PD-01 - a pretty decent sounding 'sleeper' pedal! I have a few other pedals lying around, but I don't use them...only other pedals that get used are a Boss tuner and a Boss EQ20 10 band eq pedal for my acoustics.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 11, 2009, 01:59:06 PM
Strings? Nothing special. D'Addario XL regular light guage 10-46. Guitar looks and sounds incredible and plays like a dream.   


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: photomat on December 11, 2009, 02:52:17 PM
Strings? Nothing special. D'Addario XL regular light guage 10-46. Guitar looks and sounds incredible and plays like a dream.   

I use the same strings, and love the tone.  I play mainly through a Marshall 1974x (18 watt handwired..) and I can get so many tones, that sound great. 
The recording I posted in the recording section of my RS4 was with that set up.


RS4 tones clean, overdriven and high gain through Marshall 1974x (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=28899.0)


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 15, 2009, 02:02:07 AM
Well, word from the Larrivee rep today is that my RS-4 will ship on Wednesday from Larrivee, so I'll probably see it next Monday or Tuesday - just in time for Christmas, which is fine. I'm almost glad it hasn't shipped yet with all this snow and super-cold temps we've had in the midwest.

But I'm a pastor and Christmas week is always very busy for me, and then after Christmas Eve on Thursday, I get to turn around and preach again on Sunday...maybe I'll get more time to stretch out with it during that week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Somehow I bet I'll find the time!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on December 15, 2009, 06:15:48 PM
Well, word from the Larrivee rep today is that my RS-4 will ship on Wednesday from Larrivee, so I'll probably see it next Monday or Tuesday - just in time for Christmas, which is fine. I'm almost glad it hasn't shipped yet with all this snow and super-cold temps we've had in the midwest.

But I'm a pastor and Christmas week is always very busy for me, and then after Christmas Eve on Thursday, I get to turn around and preach again on Sunday...maybe I'll get more time to stretch out with it during that week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Somehow I bet I'll find the time!

Cannot wait to hear your impression. Did you get the P90 or HB version ?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 15, 2009, 06:49:19 PM
Cannot wait to hear your impression. Did you get the P90 or HB version ?

HB version - this time around...

...when I can scrape the $$ together, I'd like a P-90 version in Tobacco burst...


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on December 17, 2009, 01:41:40 AM
I got some interesting information back from Matthew today :

I just ran out to the shop and measured the thickness of the neck at the 1st fret and the 12th fret.. these measurements are EXCLUDING the fret.. I measured with the calipers butted up against the fret..

.8” or 20.32mm at 1st fret
.955 or 24.25mm at 12th fret

The fretboard nut width is 1 & 11/16th, which is a little bit wider. At the 21st fret I get a reading of 2.246”

 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 17, 2009, 04:22:34 PM
I got some interesting information back from Matthew today :

I just ran out to the shop and measured the thickness of the neck at the 1st fret and the 12th fret.. these measurements are EXCLUDING the fret.. I measured with the calipers butted up against the fret..

.8” or 20.32mm at 1st fret
.955 or 24.25mm at 12th fret

The fretboard nut width is 1 & 11/16th, which is a little bit wider. At the 21st fret I get a reading of 2.246”

 

Thanks for sharing those measurements...when you say 1 11/16 is a little bit wider - what do you mean? A little bit wider than what? A Strat? 1 11/16 is a pretty common nut width for electrics (the other being 1 5/8, and I have several Warmoth necks that are 1 3/4" at the nut.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on December 17, 2009, 04:33:53 PM
He was referring to the measurement I sent him.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 17, 2009, 06:17:45 PM
He was referring to the measurement I sent him.

Oh ... okay.  :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: fritferret on December 19, 2009, 03:37:56 PM
hi everyone:

i've bought 2 RS-4s in the last 3 or 4 months., one amber the othr tobacco burst.  i love them both so much.  sadly, however, there was a recent accident.  y gf got me a pedal for christmas.  when i was opening the box it was shipped, i reach in to remove the top layer of packing paper and out comes tumbling the pedal and hits the maple top of my guitar leaving a crack/deep indentation in the finish.  i was pissed and still am.  it looks like the person who shipped the pedal just put the pedal in its box without actually closing the box, and then packed it for shipping.  i'm still really mad.  once i've calmed down, if this still seems like a case of negligence, i might call the seller on it.  anyway, i'm itching for either a cherry burst or amber burst rs-4 w/ the larrivee pickups.  riht now, i have one w/ lollars, and the other i installed dimarzio 36th anniversary pafs (great pickups despite being made by dimarzio).

lovely instruments!  i'll post pics if anyone is interested in seein them.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 19, 2009, 04:22:13 PM
hi everyone:

i've bought 2 RS-4s in the last 3 or 4 months., one amber the othr tobacco burst.  i love them both so much.  sadly, however, there was a recent accident.  y gf got me a pedal for christmas.  when i was opening the box it was shipped, i reach in to remove the top layer of packing paper and out comes tumbling the pedal and hits the maple top of my guitar leaving a crack/deep indentation in the finish.  i was pissed and still am.  it looks like the person who shipped the pedal just put the pedal in its box without actually closing the box, and then packed it for shipping.  i'm still really mad.  once i've calmed down, if this still seems like a case of negligence, i might call the seller on it.  anyway, i'm itching for either a cherry burst or amber burst rs-4 w/ the larrivee pickups.  riht now, i have one w/ lollars, and the other i installed dimarzio 36th anniversary pafs (great pickups despite being made by dimarzio).

lovely instruments!  i'll post pics if anyone is interested in seein them.
  We luv PICS here tho I think you need 10 posts before you are able to do so. I too was considering playing with the PUPS a little and putting a mini in the neck as I truly luv a mini in the neck. I am truly amazed at the quality of these electrics and to think there is one in the for sale section for $1550 is a giveaway And by the way  :welcome: to a truly wonderful forum


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 19, 2009, 07:37:52 PM
fritferret,

Sorry to hear about your accident! Bummer! A good luthier might be able to fix that.

And don't apologize for using DiMarzio pickups - I have them in several guitars, and love 'em. I use some PAF Classics, Air Classics, Fast Track T and Chopper T, Humbucker from Hell, and a noiseless Virtual Vintage Blues (that deserves to be in a better guitar!).  :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Miata13 on December 20, 2009, 03:03:55 AM
Thanks to all you RS4 owners for your posts on this thread.....  :thumb
I'm gassing to add an electric to my little assembly of acoustics...no local dealer nearby for me to try out an RS4.....

Rick


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on December 20, 2009, 03:31:28 AM
Dings and scratches ad character.....right?  :guitar


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 20, 2009, 05:29:24 AM
Thanks to all you RS4 owners for your posts on this thread.....  :thumb
I'm gassing to add an electric to my little assembly of acoustics...no local dealer nearby for me to try out an RS4.....

Rick

Well, I ordered one without trying it first based on my experience (and total satisfaction) with my Larrivee acoustics...the local Larrivee dealer hasn't bothered to get any electrics in. I hope when they see and hear mine, it will change their mind and inspire an order or two!

Also, as a lefty, the only way to get my hands on one was to go ahead and order it! 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 22, 2009, 06:52:48 AM
Okay, it came today (Monday...now it's early Tuesday morning cuz I've been playing it for several hours!). I'm now officially a member of this esteemed club!  (It's almost like having a Forum guitar!)

The guitar is beautiful (I'll add some pics here in a day or two) the woods are top notch - the mahogany on the back has nice straight grain (it's two pieces, but you have to look hard to find the center seam), and the flame on the top is straight and even and goes to the edge of the guitar across the whole top. The Root Beer finish looks even better in person - it looks like an old school finish, making the top of the guitar look like it could have been done 50 years ago on a Gibson archtop (it's the stain that Larrivee uses on their mandolins), albeit in mint condition! It's a more subtle grain than what's pictured below (which looks wild, almost quilt-like), but I like it, because it doesn't look pretentious at all, it's just beautiful, straight grain

The construction and fit and finish are near perfect. There is one tiny indent in the finish on the headstock, but it doesn't bother me, and certainly nothing I would send back for repair...the rest of the guitar is PERFECT.

Action and set up overall is excellent - the only thing I needed to touch was to lower two screws on the humbuckers that seemed a little high to me (one screw on each pup). Nut is cut perfectly and is polished to a shine.

Opened up the control cavity and the shielding paint is the thickest and neatest job I've ever seen. Soldering, etc. is very nicely done; looks like a vintage LP 'under the hood'.

The pickups sound excellent - they're very open sounding - clear, no mud, yet full bodied, articulate, and they drive nicely (so far I've only played it at home through my Gibson GA15-RV with a Zoom PD-01 Power Drive pedal...but just lovely, deep, rich tones. They are very similar to the pickups in my Epiphone Elitist LP - and that's a good thing, since those pups have been in that guitar for 5 years and I've never been tempted to change them (and I change pickups all the time!). If anything, the Larrivee pups (made in house) are a little less powerful, but more clear and articulate, but that could also partly be from it's longer scale length than the Epi.

This guitar is a lifetime keeper - a perfect electric match to my acoustic Larrivees! As I said, I'll get some pics added as soon as possible.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 22, 2009, 12:22:02 PM
Congrats. That's absolutley gorgeous Mike! So ... what's wrong with it?  :wink:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on December 22, 2009, 12:25:32 PM
Congrats & WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  - The RS4's are spectacular "lifetime" guitars that are even more beautiful in person and a dream to play.  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: L1D1 on December 22, 2009, 01:07:30 PM
Very nice burst ................ one has to give credit to Larrivee for their efforts on the RS-4. Best "toaster" out there for the $.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: vates on December 22, 2009, 04:26:31 PM
Congratulations!  :nice guitar:

Waiting for more pics and maybe soundclips....


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Miata13 on December 22, 2009, 08:56:59 PM
Congratulations!  :nice guitar:

Waiting for more pics and maybe soundclips....

I 2nd that idea...photos and soundclips please (I don't need donuts this time of year)...the RS4 is so under-represented.....

Many happy tunes to you Mike!

Rick


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: scdreger on December 22, 2009, 09:11:55 PM
Congrats!!!  :thumb

I am sure you will love it even more the more you play it. I love mine more every day!!!

So now that we have a little community here of RS-4 players...

What amps are you all using?

I am using Amplitube Fender software (which is excellent) and playing on my Mac through that software and very nice studio monitors.
But I am considering several amps. The top of the list as of now are the Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue, and a VOX AC15CC1.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 22, 2009, 11:05:45 PM
Congrats. That's absolutley gorgeous Mike! So ... what's wrong with it?  :wink:

ducktrapper,

I suspect you're alluding to the fact that it's 'backwards'?  The guy who manages the local guitar shop calls me "wrong-way" - his pet nickname for me!  And I turn right around and give him crap for never stocking any decent left-handed guitars - and when I ordered this one, I said, "See, you make me wait and wait and wait for something decent!"

Anyway, here are some pics, finally. They prove two things - that Larrivee makes beautiful guitars, and I am one LOUSY photographer, not worthy to snap pictures of these works of art!  But to give you an idea of the woodgrain and color...but these simply don't do it justice!!! Sorry!  :arrow

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 22, 2009, 11:07:48 PM
And a few more...

sorry, the coloring on the back looks so orange - it's really much richer and more light brown than the pics. Front is so much more beautiful, too.

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Miata13 on December 22, 2009, 11:09:12 PM
WOW Mike !   Thanks for the photos.   Cheers for the Rootbeer Burst  :cheers


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 22, 2009, 11:18:05 PM

So now that we have a little community here of RS-4 players...

What amps are you all using?

But I am considering several amps. The top of the list as of now are the Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue, and a VOX AC15CC1.

The Princeton Reissue 'sounds like' an excellent choice - read nothing but rave reviews about it...haven't tried it. You also asked about the Blues Jr., and I just sold mine, but it's really a good amp...I just like the tone of my Gibson GA15-RV better.  I'm also playing (in worship) a Carr Rambler that I feel very blessed to own (see pic)...it has cured my amp gas for anything except a Carr Slant 6V, and I won't be getting one of those anytime soon - the head lists for $3150!

Everyone has their favorite amps, and really, a lot of it comes down to style of music. My son has a Peavey JSX head and a Carvin Legacy 412 cab (with Vintage 30's in it - same speaker as my Gibson); I can't wait to plug the RS-4 into that and see what happens!

I also have a Vibro Champ, but I haven't plugged the RS-4 into it yet. And finally, I have a custom built Trutone 210 combo which is a Peavey Classic 50 head and 2 Eminence Copperhead speakers (2 pics below) - I did plug into that for a while last night, and it was excellent - best guitar I've heard through that amp other than my #1 Strat.

For pedals (other than a Boss Tuner) I stick with two: A Full Drive 2 and a Boss RV-3 Reverb Delay (used occasionally for delay effect). At home I use a Zoom PD-01 Power Drive (overdrive) pedal into which ever amp I'm playing through for everything from nice, light crunch and overdriven lead tones.

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Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Big E on December 23, 2009, 12:39:01 AM
Mikeymac, WOW... that is one sweet looking guitar.   :nice guitar: I am drwan to the lefties myself.   :+1:
How soon before we get to hear an audio clip of it?  :guitar


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 23, 2009, 04:25:48 AM
How soon before we get to hear an audio clip of it?  :guitar

I'm not techie enough to post any soundclips, don't have the equipment to do that right now, sorry...someone else here will have to help us out with that!  :guitar


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 23, 2009, 06:34:06 AM
Wow. That's it, just wow.

I just spent a couple more hours playing my RS-4 through my Rambler and my Fulltone Fulldrive 2.

Amazing.  

This guitar has "it" ... that special "it" that pushes you to keep finding more tones in it and you play it and push it. The proof is in riding the volume and tone knobs...lower the volume a little - it backs off the drive of the pedal.  Turn the tone control up a little; more bark, more bite, more character! Middle position; tweak volume knobs - all kinds of usable tones in there. Some doube humbucker guitars just sound blah in the middle position, especially with overdrive.  This one actually has nice tones that don't turn to mush.

More proof: I just got done playing a bunch of tunes I haven't played in months - maybe years (Funk # 49; Free Ride)! And this thing can do some nice long scale bolt on stuff (Layla) as well as the LP stuff (Black Dog - although Page may have played that on a Tele).

All to say - yes, these pickups are awesome - just like the rest of the guitar.

One caveat - some players may have to adjust to the wider 1 3/4" nut width, and the compound radius fingerboard - it's a little flatter than some electric players may be used to.  It feels a lot like my OM-05 fingerboard, and several of my Warmoths have 1 3/4" nuts, so I like it.

CORRECTION: the nut is 1 11/16" - and I measured mine, it's just a hair wider than that...just feels very full in your hand, but very comfortable (to me).

Edited to Add: While I was playing tonight, I suddenly remembered the best (lefty) Les Paul I ever played - it was an R7 goldtop in Nashville around 5 years ago...I wanted that guitar so bad, but I didn't have the $2,400 (then; now they're around $3,400, street).  It had Burstbucker pickups in it, and it was sweet, it was nasty, it was "it".  This guitar reminds me of that R7.

I got a big smile on my face, just sitting there remembering, and realizing this guitar in my arms was every bit as good as that one that "got away".
  


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: butao on December 23, 2009, 03:19:32 PM
Thanks for pics of Root Beer.  :nice guitar:
I uploaded sound clip of my RS-4 at http://enjoy1.bb-east.ne.jp/~butao/RS4/RS4.html
Please listen it.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 23, 2009, 04:24:31 PM
Thanks for pics of Root Beer.  :nice guitar:
I uploaded sound clip of my RS-4 at http://enjoy1.bb-east.ne.jp/~butao/RS4/RS4.html
Please listen it.

Nice clip - which pickup/s were you using? What microphone is that, and how did you record it? (I'm itching to figure out how to load some sound clips of this thing!)

  :bowdown: (And that Tobacco burst just looks fantastic - wow - what a classic look.  That's why my P-90 version is going to be a Tobacco burst!)  :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 23, 2009, 04:59:13 PM
Wow. That's it, just wow.


I got a big smile on my face, just sitting there remembering, and realizing this guitar in my arms was every bit as good as that one that "got away".
  

It just don't get any better than that!!!!   :+1:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 23, 2009, 06:12:13 PM
Beautiful Mike! No shot at the sinister, I was just alluding to the original thread title.

Amps? Fender Blues Deluxe RI, Fender Princeton Chorus, Fender Frontman 15. On the horizon, because they look good and they're Canadian made, I've been looking at Mackamps Heatseeker 18, Skyraider 15 and the 4 or 0.4 watt Gem. 

http://www.mackamps.com/products-Heatseeker-HS18/

http://www.mackamps.com/products-Skyraider-SR15/

http://www.mackamps.com/gem-head-combo/


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ST on December 23, 2009, 06:24:36 PM
You guys are killing me.

All these pictures and the glowing reviews - are like bam pow socko ! but my mind is wandering.

As time has gone on, I have spent more and more time with my acoustic guitars than the electrics.

I haven't looked lately but I think that in a post apocalypse situation I could probably get more heat breaking down the electrics than the acoustics  around here. That  pot-belly stove in the corner seems to be leering in an evil grin at times but my mind is wandering.

I haven't bought an electric guitar in four or five years.  The only electric I have ever wanted that I don't now own is a Tueffel Bird Fish (http://www.teuffel.com/english/guitars/birdfish/birdfish_main.htm) that I got to play back in 2006, but again my mind is wandering.

I picked up an RS4 a few months ago. Picked up as in physically held in my hands picked up. It was lovely but I consciously asked myself, "Would I choose to play this over anything else I've got? Is there anything at home I would sell to get this?" No and no.  

Perhaps the RS4 came along too late for me. Too bad. It looks like I would be in great company if I had one.



 Tueffel Bird Fish
(http://www.teuffel.com/bilder/guitar_pix/birdfish_pix/600%20x%20300/birdhimmel-unscharf.jpg)[/url (http://www.teuffel.com/english/guitars/birdfish/birdfish_main.htm)


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 23, 2009, 08:01:25 PM
You guys are killing me.

All these pictures and the glowing review - are like bam pow socko ! but my mind is wandering.

As time has gone on, I have spent more and more time with my acoustic guitars than the electrics.

I haven't looked lately but I think that in a post apocalypse situation I could probably get more heat breaking down the electrics than the acoustics  around here. That  pot-belly stove in the corner seems to be leering in an evil grin at times but my mind is wandering.

I haven't bought an electric guitar in four or five years.  The only electric I have ever wanted that I don't now own is a Tueffel Bird Fish (http://www.teuffel.com/english/guitars/birdfish/birdfish_main.htm) that I got to play back in 2006, but again my mind is wandering.

I picked up an RS4 a few months ago. Picked up as in physically held in my hands picked up. It was lovely but I consciously asked myself, "Would I choose to play this over anything else I've got? Is there anything at home I would sell to get this?" No and no.  

Perhaps the RS4 came along too late for me. Too bad. It looks like I would be in great company if I had one.



 Tueffel Bird Fish
(http://www.teuffel.com/bilder/guitar_pix/birdfish_pix/600%20x%20300/birdhimmel-unscharf.jpg)[/url
 (http://www.teuffel.com/english/guitars/birdfish/birdfish_main.htm)

Whoah! Are we talking playing in public? And people make fun of my 80's Larrivée electric? Matthew called it hideous. I bet it's a cool guitar but I'll stick with the RS-4.  :whistling:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: fritferret on December 23, 2009, 08:05:49 PM
i;m playing a carol ann od-2 100, and will be gting a carol an revo 100!  great amps!


Congrats!!!  :thumb

I am sure you will love it even more the more you play it. I love mine more every day!!!

So now that we have a little community here of RS-4 players...

What amps are you all using?

I am using Amplitube Fender software (which is excellent) and playing on my Mac through that software and very nice studio monitors.
But I am considering several amps. The top of the list as of now are the Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue, and a VOX AC15CC1.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 23, 2009, 08:23:03 PM
Beautiful Mike! No shot at the sinister, I was just alluding to the original thread title.

Gotcha ... forgot about that!

On the horizon, because they look good and they're Canadian made, I've been looking at Mackamps Heatseeker 18, Skyraider 15 and the 4 or 0.4 watt Gem. 


Yeah, those Mackamps look sweet.  Lots of low wattage choices, too.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ST on December 23, 2009, 08:45:26 PM
Wow those Mackamps (http://www.mackamps.com/gem-head-combo/) do look sweet.

Here's what I'm using

(http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/images/5/5a/STMightyRack.png) (http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/index.php?title=ST_Mighty_Rack)
--== click the picture to see all the gory details ==--



Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 23, 2009, 11:58:19 PM
Wow those Mackamps (http://www.mackamps.com/gem-head-combo/) do look sweet.

Here's what I'm using

(http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/images/5/5a/STMightyRack.png) (http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/index.php?title=ST_Mighty_Rack)
--== click the picture to see all the gory details ==--



That looks very cool! Your whole rig is rack mounted? Does he make a combo or head and cab? I see that the Macks are using only two 12AX7 preamps tubes and a solid state rectafier. He seems to think it's an improvement and says it's sonically indistinguishable from the sound of the three preamp tubes. Interesting.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ST on December 24, 2009, 01:51:25 AM
Hi ducktrapper,

That looks very cool! Your whole rig is rack mounted? Does he make a combo or head and cab? I see that the Macks are using only two 12AX7 preamps tubes and a solid state rectafier. He seems to think it's an improvement and says it's sonically indistinguishable from the sound of the three preamp tubes. Interesting.


Shame on me, I actually have two of these; one for the studio and one for the stage. From what I could gather, very few of these were made because shortly after the first hand-built batch were made the McIntyre sold the design to Lexicon and it became the Lexicon 284 (http://www.amptone.com/lexiconsignature.htm).

I haven't heard anything about McIntyre Amps since I got mine about ten years ago. John McIntyre was based in Calgary and I wrote to him. He was kind enough to write back, inquire about how I intended to use the amps. He then suggested that I send them to him so he could check them out and do some tweaks. I did and they've been great ever since.

I used to run them into a small open back cabinet with a Celestion or into a big 2x12 with a Celestion and a Black Shadow. For bigger gigs I would run the line outs to a 2 x 250 watt TubeWorks power amp and from there to a pair of Bose 802s on stands on either side of the stage. Wicked to run stereo with the G-Force effects like this.

These days, I will often take the small rack (amp only) and line out to a Bose L1® Model II. The tone is in the BluesMaker II and I let the Bose deliver it.  

But we are so off topic now, I'll just stop typing and apologize to JOYCEfromNS for getting side-tracked in her his/her thread. I am sorry Joyce.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 24, 2009, 02:32:22 AM
ST I am privileged to be a member of this forum and evesdrop on posts such as these  :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: butao on December 24, 2009, 02:00:36 PM
Nice clip - which pickup/s were you using? What microphone is that, and how did you record it? (I'm itching to figure out how to load some sound clips of this thing!)

  :bowdown: (And that Tobacco burst just looks fantastic - wow - what a classic look.  That's why my P-90 version is going to be a Tobacco burst!)  :thumb

 :wave I recorded Neck Pickup. I updated other details at http://enjoy1.bb-east.ne.jp/~butao/RS4/RS4.html


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 24, 2009, 04:07:27 PM
 

But we are so off topic now, I'll just stop typing and apologize to JOYCEfromNS for getting side-tracked in her thread. I am sorry Joyce.


I thought we determined that "Joyce" is a him, not a her? ...latercomers to the thread and forum, take note...and please forgive me if I am wrong.  :?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 27, 2009, 02:22:27 AM
One other thing I meant to mention in the posts right after I received my RS-4...it has no hang tags or anything like that with it. It has the strap locks, 3 'RS-4' labeled pics, allen wrench for the Tone Pros bridge, and the "Larrivee" labeled blue cloth.

Of course, I don't remember getting any other stuff with my other Larrivees, other than a Registration Card, but the RS-4 didn't even come with one of those...should I have received one, or is everything registered online now?

Thanks! Still crazy in love with this thing, and frustrated that there's not more time to play it with the holidays (lots of people around who need attention - can't escape to my man cave very often)!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 27, 2009, 04:28:26 AM
Exactly the same as I received. I don't have any warranty concerns as no doubt Larrivee will stand behind 110%


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 27, 2009, 05:25:47 AM
Exactly the same as I received. I don't have any warranty concerns as no doubt Larrivee will stand behind 110%

Yeah, I'm certainly not worried about them honoring the warranty, just wondered. Thanks.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: teacycle on December 27, 2009, 07:13:31 AM
Mine came with strap locks and cloth but no picks or allen wrench. I called Larrivee and they mailed me a registration card along with some picks.
Love this guitar. The range of tone and sustain always surprises me. The flatness of the neck took me a while to adjust though. But now, all is good.

Happy New Year all.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 27, 2009, 02:30:49 PM
I thought we were back to registering with cards again. I can't keep up.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: GoldTopsRock on December 27, 2009, 05:43:29 PM
Mine came with the strap locks, allen wrench, pics and cloth but no registration card. I purchased it at Guitar Adoptions so I called Dave and he had one to me in a couple of days. I promptly completed it and mailed it to Larrivee. Probably not all that necessary but I feel better knowing it's registered with Larrivee and that they know who own's it. Not a bad back up system for insurance purposes just in case of theft or catastrophe.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 27, 2009, 11:39:35 PM
I always keep the original receipts and all the tags, as well.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 28, 2009, 04:46:57 PM
I always keep the original receipts and all the tags, as well.

Copy that!  :+1:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 28, 2009, 05:07:58 PM
Okay, so I have some time on my hands this morning, and I was curious how many RS-4 owners we are up to so far, at least in this thread (I haven't checked all the forums to see if there are others who haven't chimed in here...if you know of others, let me know).

This has sort of become the "unofficial/official" RS-4 thread - as there's lots of good info here that would be missed and have to be repeated if we started a new thread, so here's the updated owners list:

ducktrapper - amber burst
Walkerman - amber burst
GoldTopRocks - goldtop
LawDogStrgsAttach - amber burst (but 'For Sale' see For Sale Forum)
photomat - cherry burst
robwms - white
teacycle - tobacco sunburst
scdreger - charcoal burst
JoycefromNS - charcoal burst AND rootbeer burst
Jetstar7 - charcoal burst
fritferret - amber burst AND tobacco sunburst
mikeymac - rootbeer burst
butao - tobacco sunburst
Ge0ff - tobacco sunburst


So we have 14 owners represented, and 16 RS-4's (two owners, JoycefromNS and fritferret own two each). So far, all guitars are the humbucker version, no P-90's yet.  Someone within the Larrivee forum has expressed a lot of interest in LawDogStrgsAttach's amber burst one, so it will likely continue to be represented here if sold within the family.

Just trying to keep score! 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Ge0ff on December 28, 2009, 06:24:55 PM
I, too, am privileged to own an RS-4 in Tobacco Burst, a Father's day gift from my wonderful wife. One more for the list!

Geoff


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 28, 2009, 06:34:16 PM
I, too, am privileged to own an RS-4 in Tobacco Burst, a Father's day gift from my wonderful wife. One more for the list!

Geoff

Thanks, Geoff, I just edited me post above and added you to the RS-4 Club! Welcome, and please share your comments, experience, and if you've recorded clips, folks are interested in hearing those, too.

And you have a FANTASTIC WIFE!  Don't let her get away!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 28, 2009, 08:37:03 PM
I'm being told the RS4  P90's have yet to leave the builder not certain if this is in fact the case. Were there any at that show in Germany? I don't recall. Anyone know of any Dealers with one? Possibly see it at NAMM? Has Larrivee been confirmed to participate in that yet?


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 28, 2009, 10:30:36 PM
I'm being told the RS4  P90's have yet to leave the builder not certain if this is in fact the case. Were there any at that show in Germany? I don't recall. Anyone know of any Dealers with one? Possibly see it at NAMM? Has Larrivee been confirmed to participate in that yet?

None with P-90's in the pictures in the recent thread here (re: Minden, Germany, poster named boomklever). However, there are pics of several on Larrivee's electric page on their website (click the tab that says "Additional Media"), including one with a solid reddish/magenta colored top (custom color?).


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 29, 2009, 01:48:40 AM
We have all heard the saying if a tree falls in the forest.......... does it make a sound. If a guitar is on a Mfg Website but not in The Stores does it exist???? Hmmmmmmm. The P90 certainly isnt making any sounds that I know of yet BUT I sure would like to giver a try.
 :humour:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 29, 2009, 04:16:48 AM
I seldom read reviews on HC anymore, but I did check in a couple months ago and read the reviews of the RS-4 (there were only 3-4 at the time). I just checked back tonight and there was a more recent (Nov 27, '09) review for a Goldtop.

In his comments, he said he had several conversations with Larrivee after buying the guitar (from an online dealer we're all familiar with around here), and he said that at the time they said they had already sold around 400 RS-4's so far...

...I guess I have nothing to gauge that to (is Larrivee happy with that? is that low, high, what?), and of course, a number of those guitars are still hanging on walls at dealers...

...I'm just surprised that a few more of those folks haven't checked in here to comment about their guitar or learn more...

just sharing the info.  Four hundred is NOT a large number, but it's more than I had imagined so far.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 29, 2009, 07:51:23 AM
According to this site  http://www.larrivee-electrics.co.uk/    approx 1000 electrics were produced in 1987 thus the 400 might be a little disappointing however I am certain that the quality of the current RS4 and value will cause sales to increase in the forthcoming year. To expect a 1000 in it's 1st year might be optimistic as in 1987 they were on the market for almost 5 years at that time and being played by the likes of Bryan ADAMS. I would be disappointed tho with only 400 of these amazing guitars sold that's just me :smile:.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: ducktrapper on December 29, 2009, 01:19:53 PM
If they made $1000.00 on each of them, it wouldn't be so bad. Math isn't my strongest point but that's pretty good for a start.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 29, 2009, 05:09:26 PM
If they made $1000.00 on each of them, it wouldn't be so bad. Math isn't my strongest point but that's pretty good for a start.

I hope they are making a $1000 But feel this is not likely due to the top of the line everything they have these guitars equipped with then factor in startup costs, labor and overhead yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would think their breakeven point would be more than 400 guitars. But as I qualified before I really know nothin about nothin, one thing for sure tho it's one very very nice electric guitar  just speculating thats all and hoping for the best.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on December 29, 2009, 09:52:04 PM
All I know about the P-90 version, is that sometime this next year, Larrivee is going to have to make at least one lefty in tobacco sunburst, because I'm going to be selling some things and figuring out how to finance/order one!   :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on January 05, 2010, 10:53:48 PM
I just want to encourage all the RS-4 owners to check out the thread on the Larrivee Wikipedia page where you can put in your serial numbers to help develop a database for Larrivee build dates.  I've registered my RS-4, but so far I'm the only one.  While these are recent guitars, it can add to the information database...and register your Larry acoustics while you're there, too!

Here's the thread; there's a link to the Wiki page from here:

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=30194.0

 :thumb


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Agasco on January 06, 2010, 08:28:55 PM
Hi Buddy,

I think someone else also replied with this answer, but there is a lack of sponsorship from Larrivee. This is a good thing, if this is the guitar you love and are not concerned about resale or looking like slash  :tongue:
This also keeps the price in line. PRS was similar to this when they started, then came the artists like Santana, Alex Lifeson etc.

Electric guitars are much more difficult to assign historic attributes unless they are direct copies of particular styles. And as in Acoustics, they become measured against the originals. Acoustic guitars have a rich history on "traditional" construction techniques, tone woods, body styles, and finishes that a person can measure against. The electric guitar is also affected greatly by electronics, amplifiers, effects, etc....and it becomes very difficult to measure the raw tone of the instrument.

Therefore having rambled on about this, the RS4 will be enjoyed by a large number of people who respect Larrivee as a builder of quality instruments.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on January 06, 2010, 09:33:17 PM

Therefore having rambled on about this, the RS4 will be enjoyed by a large number of people who respect Larrivee as a builder of quality instruments.

So are you an RS-4 owner? 


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Agasco on January 06, 2010, 10:48:21 PM
So are you an RS-4 owner? 

No, it is not really for me. I am waiting to see if they release a double cut, something to compete with PRS. I just sold my McCarty, it was awesome...but I wanted to have an archtop hollow body, and bought an ES339 Gibson.

I would like to see a Larrivee double cut, arched top solid body with humbuckers, and P90 equipped mahogany guitar...the electric version of an 3 series. Either of these and I would be hooked.

I just pulled the trigger on an OM-9 last night........impatiently wainting for the courier to arrive   :thumbsup


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on January 11, 2010, 04:09:45 PM
Time to add another owner to our list, who had slipped through the cracks unnoticed - which is odd since he has a radio show in Nashville and has intervied Jean Larrivee on his show! So I'm adding musicrowscott to our list of owners:


ducktrapper - amber burst
Walkerman - amber burst
GoldTopRocks - goldtop
LawDogStrgsAttach - amber burst (but 'For Sale' see For Sale Forum)
photomat - cherry burst
robwms - white
teacycle - tobacco sunburst
scdreger - charcoal burst
JoycefromNS - charcoal burst AND rootbeer burst
Jetstar7 - charcoal burst
fritferret - amber burst AND tobacco sunburst
mikeymac - rootbeer burst
butao - tobacco sunburst
Ge0ff - tobacco sunburst
musicrowscott - rootbeer burst


I'm hoping he'll check out this thread and give us his impressions of the RS-4, and tell us if he's had any Nashville cats play his guitar, and what they thought about it!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on January 18, 2010, 07:07:32 PM
I was ready to buy a RS-4 but since no dealer is carrying one in stock, I bought a Gibson LP Standard instead. I am reluctant in buying a guitar without trying it first. I have small hands so I was scared with the Larrivee RS-4. Maybe next time around.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 18, 2010, 07:46:45 PM
I was ready to buy a RS-4 but since no dealer is carrying one in stock, I bought a Gibson LP Standard instead. I am reluctant in buying a guitar without trying it first. I have small hands so I was scared with the Larrivee RS-4. Maybe next time around.

DEALERS please take note - this is one awesome electric guitar!!!!!!!

Symtex please let us know when you have the opportunity to try one - maybe when travelling. Hope you luv your LP


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on January 18, 2010, 08:03:01 PM
DEALERS please take note - this is one awesome electric guitar!!!!!!!

Symtex please let us know when you have the opportunity to try one - maybe when travelling. Hope you luv your LP

I absolutely love my LP. The only problem is my skill is not matching the guitar's potential.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on January 18, 2010, 08:14:47 PM
I absolutely love my LP. The only problem is my skill is not matching the guitar's potential.

Well then, thank God you didn't waste an RS-4's time...

 :humour: (I keed, I keed!)


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: scdreger on January 20, 2010, 05:44:46 AM
For those that remember, I was deciding on an amp for my RS4. I went with the Fender Princeton Reverb reissue. I am very happy with it. Love those spanky Fender clean tones, and the reverb unit is excellent!! I am using it with a xotic effects BB preamp, and a vox wah pedal. I am loving the sounds so far.  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Symtex on January 20, 2010, 05:05:08 PM
Well then, thank God you didn't waste an RS-4's time...

 :humour: (I keed, I keed!)

I wasted my Lv-03E's time so much...I am only saying to the RS-4, maybe next time.


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2010, 01:27:59 AM
For those that remember, I was deciding on an amp for my RS4. I went with the Fender Princeton Reverb reissue. I am very happy with it. Love those spanky Fender clean tones, and the reverb unit is excellent!! I am using it with a xotic effects BB preamp, and a vox wah pedal. I am loving the sounds so far.  :nana_guitar

I've heard lots of good things about that amp, although I confess I haven't played a reissue...I'm not tempted right now cuz I'm so happy with my current gear...only the RS-4/P90 is on my list...


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 21, 2010, 02:14:25 AM
...only the RS-4/P90 is on my list...

I know what you mean friend I can't sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Stephen Basil on January 21, 2010, 03:32:43 AM
Here's a nice demo of said guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sy-OLrKA-w&feature=rec-r2-2r-1-HM


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 21, 2010, 04:05:08 AM
Here's a nice demo of said guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sy-OLrKA-w&feature=rec-r2-2r-1-HM

Thanks Stephen, is some sweet isn't it. And the guitar just feels so right. Those in the video are the Humbuckers, Larrivee also makes the RS4 with the P90's pickup, Oh GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :nice guitar:


Title: Re: RS4 Electric it looks sweet sounds Awesome What's wrong???
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2010, 11:53:29 PM
Here's a nice demo of said guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sy-OLrKA-w&feature=rec-r2-2r-1-HM

Stephen,

That's a good video demo - I've watched it several times. But it's the humbucker version of the guitar (which I do have - in rootbeer burst) - we're talking about the new version that has P-90 pickups in it. No one has seen one in person yet, at least that has been posted here on the forum. Several of us like our bucker version so much, we also want a P-90 version!

EDITED TO ADD: I must be really tired (long day) - I just saw JOYCEfromNS's post, which says essentially the same thing as mine - sorry!