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 on: Today at 09:08:49 AM 
Started by obe-wan - Last post by obe-wan
Nice clean wiring job.Just beautiful to see.

Ah thanks rob, that means a lot coming from you. It got pretty busy in there once I hooked up the pick ups and the earth..... came out ok though. 

Nice wiring job.  I love the wood grain and the classic finish on it.  That was the look I was going for on my hybrid build from last spring.  And thanks for the great pictures, too.  After looking at your SG, I think I'm going switch out my knobs, selector switch knob and ring, and pickup rings to all black instead of amber/cream.  It just looks more classic on the Cherry Red Mahogany.  The attached picture is before I put on amber knobs, which it still currently has.
Man that's a real Rocker! I bet it sounds awesome too. What wood is the body?

Nice upgrade - no doubt it does sound and function better!

"Out with the new, in with the old!" - LOVE it!

Nice SG!  bowdown

Cheers mate! 

Did you also wire it with the vintage 50's design so that the volume controls operate independently of one another?  I have made that mod to some Les Paul's...  definitely makes them sound better...

Yes mate they do, I can run the treble pick up full tilt and blend in the neck for some nice Clapton "Woman Tone", but you can dial down one volume when both are engaged and it mutes both once its down to zero. Don't know if its supposed to do that, but I like that it does.

Cheers, Scott.

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 on: Today at 06:27:45 AM 
Started by morrow22 - Last post by L07 Shooting Star
My understanding is that they are essentially the same except a) additives to make the satin satin and b) buffing of the gloss finish.

Ed

That is also my understanding.  I don't believe a satin or gloss version of the same finish material and method makes any difference in the sound of the guitar.  To me any differences are esthetic only.  Gloss is more expensive to achieve given some extra time required to buff the guitar.

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 on: Today at 06:08:51 AM 
Started by obe-wan - Last post by Barefoot Rob
Nice clean wiring job.Just beautiful to see.

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 on: Today at 05:59:33 AM 
Started by obe-wan - Last post by L07 Shooting Star
Nice wiring job.  I love the wood grain and the classic finish on it.  That was the look I was going for on my hybrid build from last spring.  And thanks for the great pictures, too.  After looking at your SG, I think I'm going switch out my knobs, selector switch knob and ring, and pickup rings to all black instead of amber/cream.  It just looks more classic on the Cherry Red Mahogany.  The attached picture is before I put on amber knobs, which it still currently has.

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 on: Today at 05:47:20 AM 
Started by J M Larrivée - Last post by headsup
Happy about this , really.

$85 USD for a capo, plus shipping to Canada, (never mind rosewood can't come here).

 then exchange would put  this designer capo well over a hundred bucks, for somethingI'm finding less and less use for ( ya even at my age- i'm trying to be better player and NOT use a capo).

All my stage guitars have the Larrivee brand, and have been that way for 4 decades.

but $120 for a capo? that I'll loan, lose or some one will borrow and I'll never see again?

Even now, as a professional musician a mere 30 days away from 65, I've discovered the joys (and challenges) of playing  in Eb, Bb, C#, etc, which makes my mind have to work harder than doing Sudoco and crosswords etc, but damnit, it's worth it.

 Just like tuning guitars with-out electronic tuners ( remember?) is good for my ears.

I LOVE those capos, I'd LOVE to have one. (which would rarely get used), and somebody else would end up with it.

For my CDN $120 I will buy a fine piece of hand made jewelry for my beautiful wife.

Now back I go to playing in 3 flats or 4 sharps sans capo....

your friendly, off the beaten path, rebel with-out a clue,. Canadian singer/songwriter Larrivee playing pal

kevin.




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 on: Today at 03:28:51 AM 
Started by Rockysdad - Last post by Rockysdad
Hi Folks,
Going to be heading to the Houston area over Christmas, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend Larrivee dealers that I might check out while there. I don't have anything here in El Paso, so, I'm hoping there might be a few worth going to. Thanks in advance for any insight on this.

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 on: Today at 03:18:09 AM 
Started by Walkerman - Last post by Walkerman
I use Aquila strings on my Ko'olau Pono tenor ukulele and am very pleased with them. A cheaper instrument I used to own was improved dramatically when Aquilas were fitted. They last a long time as well.

Be warned though, once installed they take at least a couple of weeks to stretch out. Once they have done so, they are very stable and stay in tune.

So, are you constantly retuning for two weeks?

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 on: December 11, 2017, 09:30:03 PM 
Started by obe-wan - Last post by Mikeymac
Nice upgrade - no doubt it does sound and function better!

"Out with the new, in with the old!" - LOVE it!

Nice SG!  bowdown

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 on: December 11, 2017, 07:48:51 PM 
Started by obe-wan - Last post by George
Did you also wire it with the vintage 50's design so that the volume controls operate independently of one another?  I have made that mod to some Les Paul's...  definitely makes them sound better...

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 on: December 11, 2017, 06:32:16 PM 
Started by obe-wan - Last post by obe-wan
Gday Folks, well I took a peek inside and it had the PCB mounted pots. Call me old fashioned but that just aint right! I also didn't like the linear taper pots, Im one for riding the volume and tone pots a bit so I prefer the audio taper versions. Also it sounded a little choked up tone wise too, so I decided to get a vintage wiring kit with 500k CTS pots, .22 orange drops and switchcraft plug and pickup selector. Copper lined the cavity while I was at it. Out with the new and in with the old!
 Ive only had a chance to plug it in briefly onto a DrZ Mini Z, but its more responsive now and the tone seems to breath a bit better now. Threw on some witches hats while I was at it (prefer those).

Cheers, Scott.






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