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Title: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on November 14, 2010, 10:54:51 PM
So...somewhere (over in the acoustic forum, I think) we started a thread of all the members here who have a Larrivee electric guitar...for a time it was a very small club, indeed!

But it's starting to grow, with a few folks owning several of these.  

So this is the place to "register" - tell us which model/s you own, year, and what their finishes/pickups are...pics are optional!

I'll go first:

Larrivee RS-4; 2009; Rootbeer burst; Larrivee humbuckers; left-handed
Larrivee RS-2; 2010; Satin amber finish; Larrivee P-90s; left-handed

 :gotpics:

(Also - if the mods would so desire, this would make a good sticky thread...)

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Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Barefoot Rob on November 15, 2010, 02:57:20 AM
I don't have a Larrivee electric but I'd love one of those RS2's with just a wrap-a-around.

Really beautiful guitars. :nana_guitar


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Opy on November 15, 2010, 04:54:21 AM
Hi there, I took delivery of a Goldtop RS-4 in late September, no mods, has the Larrivee humbuckers but it does have the vintage tuners! Loving this guitar, great sustain.
How do I attach a picture?



Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on November 15, 2010, 04:25:01 PM
How do I attach a picture?

I believe you have to have ten posts in the forums before you can attach a pic ... but one of the mods can make it possible for you to do that if they so desire.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Reney.. on December 01, 2010, 05:09:53 PM
woww :ohmy: :ohmy: i was wondering about trying this guitar but not even available in the local larry's dealer in my country. poor me  :?


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: iamjoe on December 03, 2010, 08:55:51 PM
Here is my 09!

It has:
Mahogany Body & Neck
Flame Maple Top
Rosewood Fretboard
Lollar Imperial Humbuckers
Luxe Bumblebee Caps (0.14 & 0.22)
Schaller Tuners
Tobacco Sunburst Finish.

(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/iamjoe68/MY%20RS4/DSC_0074.jpg)


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on October 31, 2012, 10:11:17 PM
I thought I would pull this thread back up and see if anyone else wants to add their electric additions (including pics) to this thread...

...I'll go first, with my almost new 2012 Bakersfield (I did just get it back with Larrivee built pickups in it!).



Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: SouthpawGuy on November 01, 2012, 12:08:22 AM
Another couple of lefty guitars ....

RS-4 2008 Amber Tom Short TomBuckers

RS-2 2010 Gloss Red Manlius Quiet Goats

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Larrivee%20RS-4/DSCF0892.jpg)

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Larrivee%20RS-4/DSCF0889.jpg)

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Larrivee%20RS-4/DSCF0886.jpg)

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Larrivee%20RS-2/DSCF1058.jpg)

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Larrivee%20RS-2/DSCF1056.jpg)

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Larrivee%20RS-2/DSCF1055.jpg)


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on November 01, 2012, 01:49:58 AM
Nice, SouthpawGuy. I ALMOST got a red RS-2 just like that one...just didn't work out, so later I got my satin amber one.

Here's an updated pic with black pup covers:



Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: SouthpawGuy on November 01, 2012, 01:43:27 PM
Nice !

btw is it my imagination or is it only lefty Larrivee electric owners that have cameras ?

Shirley rightys can take pictures also ?   :wacko:  :?

 :bgrin:



Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Walkerman on November 01, 2012, 01:56:35 PM
Nice !

btw is it my imagination or is it only lefty Larrivee electric owners that have cameras ?

Shirley rightys can take pictures also ?   :wacko:  :?

 :bgrin:


Does Shirley Temple have a Larrivee?    :humour:


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Walkerman on November 01, 2012, 02:02:12 PM
uno

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/DSC_0298.jpg)

dos

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/DSC_0011-3.jpg)

tres

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/DSC_0067-2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: bacchus on November 01, 2012, 03:18:05 PM
Nice !

btw is it my imagination or is it only lefty Larrivee electric owners that have cameras ?

Shirley rightys can take pictures also ?   :wacko:  :?

 :bgrin:



Not good ones...  :bgrin:

I have been too busy playing my FV to take any better pictures, even though I promise myself I will every day.  Here are some rehashed ones though:


2012 Forum V RS-4
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7788194746_d0d0a2ed8d_z.jpg)

and...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7788197186_db4d67de52_z.jpg)


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Barefoot Rob on November 01, 2012, 07:59:52 PM
Would it count if all I have is a pu?


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on November 01, 2012, 09:20:59 PM
Would it count if all I have is a pu?

Well... do you have the D.O.B. and S.N.?   :bgrin:


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Barefoot Rob on November 02, 2012, 02:20:52 AM
It was a sample and a gift from Matthew.I'll try and get some sort of pix tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: headsup on November 04, 2012, 06:53:55 PM
I'll join the frenzy with my babes....

Both Factory stock

RS4 TSB flame ML Pups

RS4 Gold top w/bigsby & P90's (apparently one of only two made)


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on November 04, 2012, 07:14:04 PM
headsup,

Would love to hear your impressions, comments, observations, on the P-90 pups.  Regarding the P-90s vs the humbuckers, any preferences?

Kurt


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: headsup on November 04, 2012, 07:27:38 PM
headsup,

Would love to hear your impressions, comments, observations, on the P-90 pups.  Regarding the P-90s vs the humbuckers, any preferences?

Kurt

Yup, I got a few things to say on the matter.

First my analogy but it involves memory work and a history lesson. For those of you who remember "The Patty Duke Show" (start sing theme song now)
the RS4 humbuckers is the "Kathy" in that show, reserved, proper, respectful, and very well defined.

"Patty"  on the other hand has attitude, an edge, and a rebellious streak to her, this is more what the P90 guitar brings to the gig.

Honestly, it can be a bit unmanageable compared to the humbucker RS4, and I usually save it for the last set for that reason.

Larrivee does NOT pot it's pick ups, (dip in wax) which I will have to do with the P90's soon, sometimes they can get a bit unruly and scream a bit.
At least the early ones did, not sure if this is still the case. I have been around long enough to have once owned an original 1958 Les Paul gold top, and for my money, right now, the RS4 blows it out of the water, primarily due to the obvious care and attention Matthiew gave to these guitars, and just as importantly; the long scale.

Hope this helps. of course its just my opinion others may differ, in truth, tone is all in the fingers.....


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: headsup on November 04, 2012, 07:36:31 PM
this was the GOTM a few months back


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on November 05, 2012, 05:27:21 PM
Would love to have a lefty version of your Goldtop - or maybe a Goldtop with minis and the Bigsby...  :bowdown:


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Tio Kimo on November 05, 2012, 05:54:55 PM
this was the GOTM a few months back

Headsup....Am I correct in assuming that's an AC15 Heritage edition? Nice Amp, regardless. That goldie is a sight to behold, and tell us more about that spalted maple RS4...I'm a bit newer to the assemblage and that's a new one to me.

All of these guitars in this thread are fantastic!  :drool:


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Jagadis on November 05, 2012, 05:57:54 PM
2012 Larrivée RS-2 Sunburst.  Love this guitar...

JordanK


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on November 05, 2012, 06:50:11 PM
headsup,
Thanks for your Patty Duke show analogy.  Very useful information that an old fart like me can relate too.  I don't have a humbucker one to compare mine with (at least not yet  :whistling:).
The theme song paraphrased as I remember it.  Sheesh I'm getting old.  :crying:

"Meet Kathy who's been most everywhere,
from Zanzabar to Barclay's square.......
......But Patty's only seen the sights,
a girl can see from Brooklyn Heights,
what a crazy pair".....


Here is my Forum V and my new funky-looking custom made 1X12 cabinet I just completed over the weekend.  The speaker is a used Electro Voice EVM-12S series II that I purchased from a great fellow in Prince George, BC.  (I live in Edmonton).  The cab in the guitar picture is the top part of a Fender 212 HF PA speaker I've owned since 1989.  I have it hooked up to my Superchamp X2 head.  I plugged and covered the 3" X 9" horn cutout for now.  The cabinet has an internal volume of 1.9 cu. ft. is ported and tuned to 70 hz.  The crossover is still attached inside but not being used for now.  I plan to re-wire it as a 2-way some day once I find the correct horn driver.

The original cabinet was a 2X12 2-way speaker with a horn.  The compression driver behind the horn was missing when I got the cabinet.  So was one of the 12" speakers.  It had a JBL G125-8 12" speaker in it.  I don't know if that speaker is original to the cabinet, but it is an awesome musical instrument speaker as well.  In April 2010, I made a ported 1X12 cabinet from the bottom part of the original cabinet (flipped upside down) using the JBL.  It has 1.4 cu. ft. internal volume, is ported and tuned to 80 hz. (optimized for the JBL speaker).

Both cabinets are 8 ohms, will easily handle 200 watts RMS, and are loud and clear.  I can also use either one as extensions to my Crate 160 watt bass amp. to get a bit more stage volume and better stage coverage for the rest of the band.  The new EV cabinet has slighty better low-end response and is a bit better-suited for the bass application.  Both are awesome lead/rhythm speakers, however.

Kurt


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: headsup on November 06, 2012, 03:30:20 PM
Headsup....Am I correct in assuming that's an AC15 Heritage edition? Nice Amp, regardless. That goldie is a sight to behold, and tell us more about that spalted maple RS4...I'm a bit newer to the assemblage and that's a new one to me.

All of these guitars in this thread are fantastic!  :drool:

HI the splated Maple is not mine, another poster's I believe.
The amp is really just a Vox AC4TVH, like the combo I have, cheap ($300.00), the REAL amp is the deluxe in the photo.
 A very limited (150 made) Long & McQuade BLONDE fender deluxe with wheat grill cloth.

I've had it modded to 1965 specs, except my tech tells me, for some unknown reason it's metering at 50 watts!


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Tio Kimo on November 06, 2012, 04:25:55 PM
HI the splated Maple is not mine, another poster's I believe.

Dohh! sorry, the onset of GAS fogged my mind.  :cheers


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on November 08, 2012, 03:54:52 PM
Some updated pics of my Bakersfield - I changed out the V and T knobs after I got it back from Larrivee with the new pickups in it. I find that the stock barrel knobs get in the way of the 3-way switch when you want to grab it quick from the bridge position.

These chicken head knobs have more of a slop to them which gives my fingers more room to grap the top hat switch quickly to move to the middle or neck position.

Sorry - I always seem to take grainy pics (not a photographer)!  :rolleye:


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: lang on February 07, 2013, 02:32:30 AM
I've been lurking here off and on for a while now.  I'm the lucky owner of Forum V RS4 #10.  I went for two full sized humbuckers in mine instead of the mini.

My go-to guitar for years has been my my L-05 acoustic -- When I got an itch for an electric and started researching my options, I stumbled across the Forum V thread and knew that was it.  I got lucky and somehow managed to get an order in before it closed.  Now I'm the owner of #10, and it's gorgeous.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on February 07, 2013, 05:33:14 AM
I've been lurking here off and on for a while now.  I'm the lucky owner of Forum V RS4 #10.  I went for two full sized humbuckers in mine instead of the mini.

My go-to guitar for years has been my my L-05 acoustic -- When I got an itch for an electric and started researching my options, I stumbled across the Forum V thread and knew that was it.  I got lucky and somehow managed to get an order in before it closed.  Now I'm the owner of #10, and it's gorgeous.

lang,

Welcome and congrats on having such a special guitar! When you have 10 posts, you will be able to click on "Additional options" to add pics - or you could add a link to an online photo location like photobucket.

More info is needed of course: what style/s of music do you play, and what kind of amp/s are you playing your RS-4 through?

Again...  :welcome:


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: bacchus on February 07, 2013, 02:27:14 PM
lang,

Very nice, the Forum V's are awesome instruments.  I am still absolutely in love with mine.  As the days go by it just keeps getting better.  We'd love to see some pics of yours when you are able.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: lang on February 08, 2013, 02:38:36 AM
Here's mine -- nicest guitar I've ever owned. 

(http://i.imgur.com/NK9D6Xsh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Nu8hcsSh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/shRkzwLh.jpg)

So, I got an Orange Rocker 30 to play through.  It's wicked.  But being a newb to electrics, I didn't realize that all the best tones seem to be at LOUD end of the spectrum.  I need to get a little amp that I can crank without making babies cry.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: bacchus on February 08, 2013, 10:17:38 PM
Sexy guitar, and...

So, I got an Orange Rocker 30 to play through.  It's wicked.  But being a newb to electrics, I didn't realize that all the best tones seem to be at LOUD end of the spectrum.  I need to get a little amp that I can crank without making babies cry.

I totally hear that.  I have a 15W and still, Im pretty sure my dog is going to kill me.  But man does it sound good before my ears start ringing.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Daves not here on May 18, 2013, 04:36:04 AM
trying to figure out a little info on my axe... had it since 1988, still plays great. can't seem to add a pic, it's canary yellow, Paul Dean shape, single EMG, Floyd rose trem.
I'll see if I can add a picture shortly.
Dave




Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on May 18, 2013, 05:39:01 AM
trying to figure out a little info on my axe... had it since 1988, still plays great. can't seem to add a pic, it's canary yellow, Paul Dean shape, single EMG, Floyd rose trem.
I'll see if I can add a picture shortly.
Dave

You have to have ten posts before you can add pics using the "Additional Options..." link here. But you can use a URL from a Photobucket or similar other photo hosting account to add pics right into your post.

Now ...  :gotpics:


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Daves not here on May 18, 2013, 06:29:08 AM
aaahhhh yes.. forgot about that......

(http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr331/davsnothere/IMG_0895.jpg)


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: ron 57 on May 19, 2013, 07:00:43 PM
Heres another oldie.
Serial 3774 Has 1985 inventory tag still on headstock. I think one of the first electrics built by Larrivee.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Tio Kimo on January 22, 2015, 02:14:49 PM
Didn't realize I'd never been back to this thread after becoming an owner, to properly "register". Although I've shared my pics elsewhere.

here's my 2010 RS-2 with Gen III buckers, that's a custom built 5F1 clone with a 10" Weber speaker, and the Gen III's push it to breakup sooooo sweetly.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l58/tiokimo/photo14_zps48d2250e.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/tiokimo/media/photo14_zps48d2250e.jpg.html)

To those that own both a 2 and a 4 (without bigsby's, sorry headsup!):

do you find the -2 a bit neck heavy when on a strap? and how does the -4 compare?


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on January 22, 2015, 06:47:43 PM
I own both a 2 and a 4, and also own a Gibson SG. I've not noticed that the 2 is any more neck heavy than the 4 - lighter, yes, but not neck heavy. The SG is definitely prone to headstock drop! Hope this helps.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 22, 2015, 07:13:37 PM
I own both a 2 and a 4, and also own a Gibson SG. I've not noticed that the 2 is any more neck heavy than the 4 - lighter, yes, but not neck heavy. The SG is definitely prone to headstock drop! Hope this helps.
I have had the very same experience


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on January 22, 2015, 10:22:19 PM
BTW, who knows what roller bridge will fit the Larrivee's Tone Pro bridge posts? Thanks for any & all suggestions!  :bowdown:

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Tio Kimo on January 22, 2015, 10:43:51 PM
I own both a 2 and a 4, and also own a Gibson SG. I've not noticed that the 2 is any more neck heavy than the 4 - lighter, yes, but not neck heavy. The SG is definitely prone to headstock drop! Hope this helps.

Not trying to split hairs here...but are you saying they're both a bit neck heavy or neither.

My RS-2 is distinctly neck heavy. Such that, when standing, my left hand is lifting while fretting. If I release, the headstock drops immediately. Thinking of adding a bigsby just to balance it out, then an RS-4 to give me that non Bigsby stable mate (this is my justification..tread lightly!)


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 22, 2015, 11:33:02 PM
Not trying to split hairs here...but are you saying they're both a bit neck heavy or neither.

Neither are neck heavy


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on January 23, 2015, 06:23:22 PM
Unless I'm using a very slick strap, my RS-2 is NOT neck heavy. And it's light enough to use with a standard cloth strap, which holds it in place quite nicely. My experience, anyway.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Tio Kimo on January 23, 2015, 07:32:42 PM
thanks guys. I do appreciate the feedback. I know it is possible that my guitar can vary slightly from others. It's very light. And the default strap is a Souldier, which will be on the slicker side than most (seat belt material backing). I think I'll try to find the most friction inducing material I can...suede or something...to minimize it.

Just wondered what others have experienced.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: mike in lytle on December 04, 2015, 05:30:19 PM
 :donut :donut2 :coffee

I am hereby registering my electric guitar, for the record.
RS-4 Forum V #7.

Mike
L-05 too.


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on December 05, 2015, 02:46:29 AM
:donut :donut2 :coffee

I am hereby registering my electric guitar, for the record.
RS-4 Forum V #7.

Mike
L-05 too.

Welcome "officially" into the fold.

I guess I should also register my 'new to me' RS-4, purchased from another member of this Forum a few weeks ago.

Candy Blue, Gen III pickups I believe (haven't been under the hood yet).


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Greyoh on January 07, 2016, 01:06:47 PM
I thought I would pull this thread back up and see if anyone else wants to add their electric additions (including pics) to this thread...

...I'll go first, with my almost new 2012 Bakersfield (I did just get it back with Larrivee built pickups in it!).



Thats a nice looking guitar been trying to find one of these - never got to play one as yet

 how is if for bending strings ?


Title: Re: The Larrivee Electric Guitar Registry
Post by: Mikeymac on January 07, 2016, 03:02:49 PM
It's great for bending strings. The neck is 1.75" wide at the nut, and it's a full inch deep from top of fretboard to back of neck - so it's a full, stout neck.

Full disclosure - I don't own the Bakersfield anymore. Loved the guitar and the quality, just found that I'm not a Tele player as much as a Strat player, so I decided to let it go so I could invest the money in other things. But these are fantastic, Tele-style guitars.

I would love to have one of the new ones with the stop tail bridge and two humbuckers in it; that's a guitar I would use regularly! (It's the one in back in the pic below.)