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« on: April 02, 2012, 06:18:57 PM »

See the attached link and scroll to the bottom.

http://chitarre.accordo.it/galleries/64106/musikmesse-2012-larrivee.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 06:29:11 PM »

That blue one looks sweet!  I wonder if that is some sort of upgraded configuration.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 06:42:22 PM »

They look great.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 07:03:13 PM »

That blue one looks sweet!  I wonder if that is some sort of upgraded configuration.
The slanted humbucker at the bridge looks like it also has the Seymour Duncan switching system built into the bezel: gives you full humbucker or either half split, I think (maybe other options).

Still waiting to hear if these will be made in lefty ... I've been disappointed recently to learn that Carvin isn't making their new HH (headless Holdsworth) model for lefties ... main reason I can deduce is that the hardware (string headpiece) isn't available.

I'm hoping Larrivee will come through for us lefties on these.

One more observation: the more I look at these, the more I'm of the opinion that Larrivee should just use their traditional logo on the electrics as well as the acoustics. This new logo just looks too much like a forced "F****r" copy...

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 09:31:55 PM »


One more observation: the more I look at these, the more I'm of the opinion that Larrivee should just use their traditional logo on the electrics as well as the acoustics. This new logo just looks too much like a forced "F****r" copy...


I agree and have said so many times in the past many months of discussion about the Bakersfield.  The copying of the Fender spaghetti script is something that would be expected from a knockoff from overseas, not a class act like Larrivée.

I think it puts a big pile of tackiness onto the headstock that just is not necessary. 

Examples:

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/attachments/telecaster-discussion-forum/8919d1203228379-what-font-50s-fender-logo-seafoam-fowler-spillycaster-jpg
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 09:45:28 PM »

The slanted humbucker at the bridge looks like it also has the Seymour Duncan switching system built into the bezel: gives you full humbucker or either half split, I think (maybe other options).

Still waiting to hear if these will be made in lefty ... I've been disappointed recently to learn that Carvin isn't making their new HH (headless Holdsworth) model for lefties ... main reason I can deduce is that the hardware (string headpiece) isn't available.

I'm hoping Larrivee will come through for us lefties on these.

One more observation: the more I look at these, the more I'm of the opinion that Larrivee should just use their traditional logo on the electrics as well as the acoustics. This new logo just looks too much like a forced "F****r" copy...



I agree on the logo, the standard one used on the RS guitars looks way better. 

As for the new electrics to be honest they don't do much for me personally,  and I'm a fan of the super strat style guitar, a lot will depend on the price point.

The blue one looks like it has a Duncan Triple Shot mounting / switching ring installed. They are used to allow parallel / series / phase switching without the use of extra mini switches or push /pull pots. I have them on a few guitars, on a lefty guitar they are installed with the mini switches nearest the high E string.

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 01:48:12 AM »

As for the new electrics to be honest they don't do much for me personally,  and I'm a fan of the super strat style guitar, a lot will depend on the price point.

The blue one looks like it has a Duncan Triple Shot mounting / switching ring installed. They are used to allow parallel / series / phase switching without the use of extra mini switches or push /pull pots. I have them on a few guitars, on a lefty guitar they are installed with the mini switches nearest the high E string.

Yes, price will be important, of course ...

I sometimes wonder if Larrivee is even making any money on their electrics yet, since Matthew is winding the pickups in house, and there's R&D time, plus materials overhead involved in all that - hope they are starting to be "in the black"...

I'm getting to the point (in my old age ... hah!) where I'm not too crazy about split humbuckers. The tone on "some" bridge models when split is okay, but most of the neck ones sound kind of anemic to me split. I DO like the middle position with the neck on full bucker and the bridge split - that's usually a usable rhythm sound. But, quite frankly, most of the time now I'd just rather roll back the volume pot a little... especially on a guitar with 2V - 2T controls.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 01:49:55 AM »

I agree and have said so many times in the past many months of discussion about the Bakersfield.  The copying of the Fender spaghetti script is something that would be expected from a knockoff from overseas, not a class act like Larrivée.

I think it puts a big pile of tackiness onto the headstock that just is not necessary. 

Examples:

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/attachments/telecaster-discussion-forum/8919d1203228379-what-font-50s-fender-logo-seafoam-fowler-spillycaster-jpg
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS3IBtRyUlHju1viBgxaP6s0G_3i2eigLRWVJ0P9mFqvcsdSUEO2vtZaoeg
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTAjCoXUL-Huw82MsXcRdX7zU_cgoqqjr5nvLJoCYtEjA6pYb8EwHFnAegKQ

I've never seen that Warmoth decal before, and I've been using Warmoth stuff for years ... doh ... I guess that's something a customer came up with, not the Warmoth folks, huh?   wacko
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