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Title: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Marauder on January 26, 2018, 09:36:00 PM
R*v*RB has a different looking white RS-4


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Marauder on January 26, 2018, 10:26:57 PM
I get it now! EMG pickups installed


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: George on January 27, 2018, 12:41:28 AM
battery pack also installed on upper bout side, and it looks like the toggle switch was relocated and converted to single volume and tone controls.  You can see the patches where the old components were located... 


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Marauder on January 27, 2018, 06:44:01 AM
I am thinking hmmm long scale with that set up. She’s built for metal.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: headsup on January 28, 2018, 04:58:26 AM
they are spectacular guitars, and very underpriced.
 that particular one, for my thoughts is not a good one.
 some-one had their way with it, and it's not a pretty thing.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: olrac on February 20, 2018, 09:14:02 PM
Sacrilege what they did to that axe.   :yak:


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: ducktrapper on February 20, 2018, 09:36:58 PM
I can't find it but, to me, it sounds like a impairment rather than an improvement.   :?


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: olrac on February 20, 2018, 09:39:33 PM
https://reverb.com/item/8582127-larrivee-rs4-white-with-black-trim


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: ducktrapper on February 20, 2018, 10:30:31 PM
https://reverb.com/item/8582127-larrivee-rs4-white-with-black-trim

Why?


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: tulk1 on February 21, 2018, 04:30:24 PM
I would think, that if one just had to have active pickups, there would have been a better way to convert than to cut up the guitar like that. Too bad. It can't easily be "un"converted, now.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Strings4Him on February 21, 2018, 10:54:40 PM
Not a smart move.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: ducktrapper on February 22, 2018, 12:38:46 AM
I would think, that if one just had to have active pickups, there would have been a better way to convert than to cut up the guitar like that. Too bad. It can't easily be "un"converted, now.

I might be wrong but, these days, can't one use external components to achieve the same thing without screwing up the guitar? 


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 22, 2018, 03:50:57 AM
The battery could have gone in the control cavity and they sell all sorts of hole plug that could have been used.EMG's are not just for metal I've been using them in my guitar since 1975 and I don't do metal.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: headsup on February 22, 2018, 06:36:22 PM
well there's always this kind of thing.....
 a completely bare bones body with a very bad sanding job....some people got no idea....
https://reverb.com/item/10501193-larrivee-rs-4-super-strato-husk-body-project-luhtier-1980-s



I was handed a bare bones RS4 body sometime ago.
I went to some trouble getting parts, including original JCL pick-ups from the day.
This is a pic of the guitar after the bridge and tuners went on before I managed to find authentic pick-ups, pots & switch.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: robwms on May 03, 2018, 03:43:23 AM
Couple of interesting factoids about this hacked RS-4:

The serial number (112101) is not in the Larrivee serial number locator.

The seller is (was) Josh Perlmutter, Oxnard, CA.   hmmmm....

Go to the Larrivee Guitars Facebook page and you'll see multiple posts from Josh, who is (or was) a guitar builder at Larrivee.

The guitar didn't sell, but the listing is "temporarily unavailable while the seller is away." Maybe he's in the Big House for committing heinous crimes against guitars.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: headsup on May 05, 2018, 01:33:35 AM
gotta love the inter web for slueth detective work...


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: robwms on May 05, 2018, 02:40:05 AM
Have to correct some shoddy sleuth work in my previous post: #112101 is in the database, manufactured 5/10/10. I didn't click the "electric" button so it only searched the acoustic database.

I'm interested in this "case" because I own a pristine white RS-4 (#107144 built 4/21/09). At the time I bought it the backstory was there had been 3 attempts to build a white one - the first 2 wound up with imperfect paint jobs and were given to some friends of Matthew Larrivee. The third one is mine.

Interestingly it looks like one of the first 2 is also now on reverb. It's #107109 built on 1/10/09. It's described as in excellent condition. If it is excellent the price is disgustingly cheap  :crying: :crying: