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Main Forums => Recording, Pickups, Live Sound, etc. => Topic started by: headsup on July 12, 2016, 01:35:06 PM



Title: biting the bullet.
Post by: headsup on July 12, 2016, 01:35:06 PM
As I mentioned don a previous post in the other forum, I have been wrestling with the idea of putting a system in my old L-10, so i can use to for live shows.

the saddle slot is just a hair under 3/32, so it's a bit of a tight fit with either one of my B-band systems, or my ibeam/element system.
 drilling hole in the heel block will be the hardest part, still wrestling.....  :whistling:


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: broKen on July 12, 2016, 02:38:11 PM
Don't do it.  :beer


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: eded on July 13, 2016, 03:32:03 AM
As I mentioned don a previous post in the other forum, I have been wrestling with the idea of putting a system in my old L-10, so i can use to for live shows.

the saddle slot is just a hair under 3/32, so it's a bit of a tight fit with either one of my B-band systems, or my ibeam/element system.
 drilling hole in the heel block will be the hardest part, still wrestling.....  :whistling:

I swear by the Irwin step drill bits...  and a fast drill (high rpm), and a sure hand, for the endpin jack.

What do you need a hole in the heel block for?

Of course, I also swear by K&K.

Ed


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: Barefoot Rob on July 13, 2016, 03:59:41 AM
Please go out and buy a hand reemer.At least don't use a paddle bit,as it will tear the crap out of the wood.


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: skyline on July 14, 2016, 02:31:08 AM
Maybe before you drill holes you could try an iRig Acoustic

It's such a shame to throw away good wood . . .


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: headsup on July 16, 2016, 08:09:11 PM
sorry to mislead folks on this.

I have all the proper tools as I've been a guitar tech for several years.
 It's really about the choice, nothing more, nothing less.
 I have a few spectacular larrivee stage guitars.

My dilemma is really around the decision to put a system in this particular guitar or not.
There is a part of me that want's to show it off on some of the more important gigs I have.
 but then it becomes a vanity issue, right?


Interesting, however, is the matching Victoria build 12 string  (L42) in fact does have a pick up in it with the end pin jack, so, would be a nice touring pair for shows.

and NO- iRig will NOT suffice for pro gigs with house techs.... :whistling:


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: rbpicker on July 19, 2016, 04:38:11 PM
Doubt anyone in the audience at a gig would know/appreciate the difference between this one and other Larrivees you might play.  I'd keep it without electronics (and I tend to want a pickup in my guitars).
RB


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: headsup on July 28, 2016, 03:18:25 PM
Well, after dressing and polishing the frets, installing a nice bone set of bridge pins with abalone dots, I decided to not do any drilling or installing a pick up.
My live show guitars are usually kept in cases between the 4-6 gigs i play weekly, and they are both stunning unique Larrivee's.
A proto type OM-60 TSB with slotted headstock & pyramid bridge, as well as an older custom C-09 BZ.

So this Victoria L-10, with it's L-42/12 partner will be home/studio non gigging guitars.

I did appreciate the comments and took them to heart.


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: ducktrapper on July 28, 2016, 06:26:07 PM
Yeah, I could never bring myself to having a strap pin installed in the heel of my OOO-50. I use a Plantet Waves quick release system. It's slightly awkward but it works.  Nice guitar, by the way.


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: headsup on July 30, 2016, 05:31:09 AM
I am realizing, my hard working gigging guitars have a much different set of responsibilities put on than the the other ones I don't take out.
 It's important for me to respect that, especially with older, pristine rare ones.
And as I mentioned, the working guitars are just kept in their cases, (except for string changes and maintenance) most of the time.
And as it's a very hot and humid summer, invariably, after a gig, they are a tad soaked just from being played hard and having sweat fall on them.

oh dear; more "first world" problems to worry about...... :cop: :whistling: :? :cheers :beer :guitar :roll


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: bobw on July 30, 2016, 01:16:26 PM
 :nice guitar:   beautiful guitar...  I'm glad you have it because you will care for it and treat it as it should be treated.... 

Glad you are not gigging it or putting the p/u in it...  it can be appreciated in small settings where it's beauty can be appreciated....and enjoyed...

Thanks for taking good care of her....   BobW...   :guitar


Title: Re: biting the bullet.
Post by: Mikeymac on July 30, 2016, 03:55:46 PM
 
Nice guitar, by the way.


 :+1:


I am realizing, my hard working gigging guitars have a much different set of responsibilities put on than the the other ones I don't take out.
 
It's important for me to respect that, especially with older, pristine rare ones.


Well said...  :donut :coffee


oh dear; more "first world" problems to worry about...... :cop: :whistling: :? :cheers :beer :guitar :roll


Ain't that the truth.   :donut2 :coffee