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Title: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 11, 2010, 05:18:58 PM
The new Larrivee RS 2 tried to pull a photomat with some pics but I just don't have his touch. Post a couple anyway. Man it's a quality Git plays so easily.

 :bowdown: RS 2


Helloooo Amber!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 11, 2010, 05:28:43 PM
Unable it seems to attach multiple Pics in a single post so one at a time

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 11, 2010, 05:31:55 PM
Sorry for the multiples

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: tuffythepug on June 11, 2010, 11:27:30 PM
Nice guitar and nice shots.    Don't worry, very few of us can match Matt in the photography department.     Your pictures are nothing to be ashamed of.   Good job.

T


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: ducktrapper on June 12, 2010, 12:06:30 AM
Mmmmm ... er ... eh ... stop tempting me damn it!  :laughin:


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on June 12, 2010, 01:11:05 AM
JOYCEfromNS,

We need picks of the back of that "SLAB OF MAHOGANY" please!! :nana_guitar :nanadance

Very,very nice! I think the Amber is "Freakin Sweet"!! :arrow

How does this "GEETAR" stack up against your RS-4! :wacko:

Mac


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 13, 2010, 06:17:42 PM
We need picks of the back of that "SLAB OF MAHOGANY" please!! :nana_guitar :nanadance


Mac

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on June 13, 2010, 09:48:54 PM
Thanks for the back shot! :thumb

Man that is so classic and elegant looking to be a solid color
with no eye candy top like on the RS-4's!It's got that "OLD
SCHOOL VIBE" for sure! How does them "LARRY HUMBUCKY"S
sound  resonating through that slab of mahogany? :whistling:

Mac


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on June 13, 2010, 09:50:23 PM
Vey nice! These pics clinch the deal for me ... I'm still in (and we're getting so close on these...)!

 :nice guitar:

P.S. From the looks of that back shot - the whole body is gloss, but it looks like the neck is satin, like the acoustics? (On the RS-4, it's gloss.)


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on June 16, 2010, 04:34:26 PM
ALRIGHT GUYS! PULL YOUR CHEAP SUNGLASSES OUT! :bgrin:

Matthew sent these just minutes ago! :drool:
The lighting was not good and makes the AMBER look a litte reddish! But Matthew
assured me that it was AMBER! The other earlier pics that he sent of the top caught
the lighting good and the AMBER is going to be "SWEET"!! :wacko:

REV I am sure that yours must be finished to so check in with Matthew! :cheers

MAHOGANY AND LARRIVEE P-90's! Can't wait to plug into her! :nana_guitar








Mac

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on June 16, 2010, 04:39:06 PM
OKAY! Just for good measures I am sending 2 more! Pay attention
to the last one (Look who's standing together holding my RS-2)! :bowdown:

I was tickled bigtime to get a picture of "JEAN & MATTHEW" together
holding my RS-2! :nice guitar:

Mac






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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on June 16, 2010, 07:05:08 PM
Mac,

I got some similar pics about the same time you did! Been too busy to post until just now.

And...these pics came just in time. I had e-mailed Jerry this morning and asked for my deposit back.  Had to e-mail him back after I saw these pics (which I also forwarded to him) and apologize for the inconvenience, because I AM going to get this guitar! Looks amazing! And it's sweet to have a pic of Jean and Matthew holding MY guitar!!!

 :nice guitar:


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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on June 16, 2010, 08:11:32 PM
Rev,

Man Ole Matthew and Jean came through with flying colors for us on
these "KILLER MAHOGANY SLABS" with them SWEET CREME P-90's!! :wacko:

That is pretty "SWEET" that Matthew sent the our pics today to
both of us!

I bet you did E-Mail Jerry Welch back and said "UH! Jerry On Second
Thought I Want That Cherry RS-2"!!Ha! :nice guitar:

Well if anybody is strattlng the fence on getting one of the RS-2's
due to wondering what it will look like, just take a LOOK at these
2 "FINE SPECIMENS"!! :nanadance :nana_guitar


Mac


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on June 16, 2010, 09:22:16 PM
Yeah, I did a 180 pretty quick!  :roll

Check out the pics of Jean and Matthew holding the guitars again - on the rack behind them are a couple interesting guitars. The one right behind the headstock in each pic is almost like the old yellow Gibson Juniors and specials...an RS-2 with that finish maybe?

And on the bottom rack below it is a guitar with all the tuners on one side of the headstock. I doubt that's a prototype of anything - probably just a Strat or something someone left lying around...

Also, note the RS-4 right to the left of Jean's head in the photo - another lefty!

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 21, 2010, 03:03:53 AM
 THE RS 2 GUTS


Interesting there's shielding paint on inside of cover plates, my guess they're from the RS4 pile. Looks like Russian PIO caps   :?  with CTS pots , neat wiring.

PIO caps at this price point is really a bonus

Unlike the RS4 cavity is not shielded

No Schaller strap locks :angry: but not for long!!!!!

Quality work/insides no doubt about that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 21, 2010, 03:06:35 AM
And another pic inside

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Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on June 21, 2010, 04:24:15 AM
Thanks for those pics.

At this price point I don't care about strap locks; I'd much rather have the better capacitors!

Gibson doesn't even use straplocks on it's $3,000 guitars (except for a few select models).


Title: Re kindling the excitement
Post by: ST on June 21, 2010, 03:22:50 PM
Hi JOYCEfromNS,

Although I've got too many electric guitars that I really like to sell one to get an RS4 or RS2, just seeing how revved up you are about yours has got me playing more electric guitar lately. That was a really long way of saying,

"Thanks for sharing the excitement".



Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Walkerman on June 21, 2010, 04:49:46 PM
What tuning machines are those?


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on June 21, 2010, 05:04:19 PM
What tuning machines are those?

According to the info on the Guitar Adoptions website, they're "Kluson tulip style tuners."

http://www.guitaradoptions.com/larrivee-rs2-electric-guitar-in-amber.html


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 21, 2010, 05:15:57 PM
What tuning machines are those?

Kluson Deluxe


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on June 26, 2010, 08:14:57 PM
Jerry at Jerry's Lefty Guitars has received the RS-2s with P-90 pickups...he sent me some pics of the cherry one this afternoon...

Mac...are you listening?!

 :arrow


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on June 26, 2010, 10:58:38 PM
Yes! He sent me an e-mail that he had gotten them in yesterday! I am waiting to
hear back from him by phone! No pics of mine were sent to me!

Mac


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 27, 2010, 04:16:57 PM
Any time line yet guys :?. The RS 2 is a beauty. My brother likes the tone better than the RS 4 - not me BUT I like it. A somewhat different animal than the 4 really


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on June 27, 2010, 04:26:45 PM
Jerry has the order of RS-2's in as we speak! Jerry's been super busy for the last
6 weeks finishing his new "STORE" their in Sarasota,FL and we haven't spoken
in regards to the RS-2's during that time frame!

I'll see how things go this week!

Mac


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: teacycle on June 28, 2010, 06:03:21 AM
Any time line yet guys :?. The RS 2 is a beauty. My brother likes the tone better than the RS 4 - not me BUT I like it. A somewhat different animal than the 4 really

So how would you describe the difference in tone between the 2 and 4? Curious because I am thinking of a 2 with P90's.


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 29, 2010, 01:50:10 AM
So how would you describe the difference in tone between the 2 and 4? Curious because I am thinking of a 2 with P90's.

Ahhh in simple terms the 2 is darker and warmer with the 4 being brighter surely due to the Maple. Now I luv maple on both electrics and acoustics thus is my preference. Some like my bro are the opposite.

Yours with the P90 will be a different animal again as my 2 has the HB


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on June 29, 2010, 03:42:26 AM
Ahhh in simple terms the 2 is darker and warmer with the 4 being brighter surely due to the Maple. Now I luv maple on both electrics and acoustics thus is my preference. Some like my bro are the opposite.

Yours with the P90 will be a different animal again as my 2 has the HB

Of course, then there's the reasoning that says uncovered humbuckers (on the all hog RS-2) are brighter/clearer than covered buckers (on the RS-4 with maple top)...so which guitar will actually be "brighter"?


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: teacycle on June 29, 2010, 07:45:30 AM
Ahhhhhhhhh........the sweet things in life are never simple are they.


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: bel on June 29, 2010, 09:31:37 PM
A covered humbucker will throtle the treble slightly - very slightly. What causes it is Eddy Currents. Eddy currents develop across the flat surfaces of the cover, and effect the shape/strength of the magnetic window above the pickup. An un-covered pickup "can" sound louder and fatter - People started doing this with PAF's early on because they realized they could potentially get more tone (which is somewhat debatable) out of the pup by taking off the cover. To my ears, covered pickups have a particularly cool vintage vibe, where un-covered have a more modern tone.

do a google search on eddy currents - facinating stuff.


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on July 03, 2010, 04:45:00 PM
Mac, I know you've got an RS-2 P-90 model coming ... let us know when you get it!

 :gotpics:


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: macsmojado on July 03, 2010, 08:50:31 PM
Rev,

You can go to the bank on it! :thumb

I am methodically getting to the point where I will only have P-90 and HB based guitars!
I still love the SC tones from STRATS and TELES but I gravitate towards the fatter punchier
tones of the P-90's and HB's! :beer

Mac


Title: Re: The Larrivee RS 2 including Pics
Post by: Mikeymac on July 03, 2010, 10:45:02 PM

I still love the SC tones from STRATS and TELES but I gravitate towards the fatter punchier
tones of the P-90's and HB's! :beer


Yep, depending on the song and band context, both types of pickups have their place...it's all good!