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« on: July 29, 2012, 11:46:18 PM »

The serial number is: 3413
 This particular instrument was handed down to me recently from my father. The guitar is aesthetically beautiful, has a great sound, and plays wonderfully. All of these attributes only heighten my enthusiasm and motivation to learn as much as I possibly can about this guitar.


Besides replying to this post you can also contact me at Worthingtonclint@yahoo.com
   Thank you, I appreciate all your time and efforts.
 
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 01:27:10 AM »

I've inherited an electric Larrivee that I know very little about. Any information you could give me on this guitar would be greatly appreciated. What I do know is:
Serial Number: 3414
Pickups: EMGs, 2 single coils, 1 humbucker, 5 way switch.
Bridge: Kahler Tremolo, with locking nut.
Neck: Bolt On



 
 
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 01:35:07 AM »

Well Friend first  welcome to the Larrivee Forum.

Looks like you got yourself a Larrivee an LS-4.

Judging from the serial # I would guess the age would be from 1983 or 1984

The PUPs look like EMG tho my screen resolution is not the best.

Alder Body. Maple Neck, Ebony Fretboard

They are a very fine vintage guitar, as nice or nicer than any vintage guitar from the 80's if you ask me ( top craftmanship, wood and hardware).

Once again  welcome
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 02:17:36 AM »

Thanks a ton. The various forms of head stocks were sending me for a loop. The ls-3 looked incredibly similar (same head stock and body) but again the ls-3 was different in the way that it had 3 single coil pickups versus my 2 singles and 1 humbucker, again adding to my confusion. Can't wait to find out more about it. Thanks again for the lead.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 03:03:19 AM »

Can't wait to find out more about it.

Larrivee had numerous headstocks in that era. The models however were determined by body shape, pickups and neck-thru or bolt-on.

What more you after Friend
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 03:54:29 AM »

Well if it was indeed built in 83' or 84' it would have been inevitably built in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, correct? I guess the rest of what I would like to know about the guitar (the types of pots and caps and wiring of, what acoustic characteristics the types of wood posses, possibly who even designed the body style and why, although obviously appears to be strat inspired) will be left to be discovered in my own homework.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 09:53:02 AM »

The only thing I can add is that it looks like a Larrivee "Zenith"  LS-04.    Is it S/N 3413 or 3414?

 nice guitar
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 12:43:03 PM »

Beautiful guitar! I have an 80's tele style LT-1 and it's one of the nicest electrics I've ever played. Well done.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 05:26:26 PM »

The actual serial number is: 3413
Thanks DuckTrapper, once I started playing this bad boy I found a new appreciation for quality.
Thanks for the heads up CyberCanyon, is it the head stock that distinguishes it as a "Zenith"?
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 05:33:14 PM »

Are you left handed?
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 06:53:14 PM »

Are you left handed?
I'd say the photo was inverted
Well if it was indeed built in 83' or 84' it would have been inevitably built in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, correct?
Correct.

As far as wiring and pots can only say it would have been high end.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 07:16:24 PM »

I'd say the photo was invertedCorrect.

As far as wiring and pots can only say it would have been high end.


Look at the tuners on the 2nd picture....looks lefty to me.
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 08:52:17 PM »

What about the 
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 10:11:51 PM »

Nice one, I'd say the pics were taken on a Mac or a webcam which flip the image to look lefty. Had me going for a second there  cop
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2012, 01:54:01 AM »

Look at the tuners on the 2nd picture....looks lefty to me.
If you enlarge the photo of the headstock, you'll see that the logo is backward - the picture's turned around; it's actually right-handed.
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2012, 08:28:56 AM »

yeah you're all correct, the web cam just inverted the image. i'll let you all know what kind of pots and caps are under the hood later today as i'll be carefully dissecting the beauty. 
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 02:37:00 AM »

Again, I call upon knowledge and wisdom. I pulled off the pick guard today from the Larrivee. Unfortunately I found no easy answers to my previous questions. (What type of pots and caps were under the hood of the instruments) Please let me know if any of any of these labels make any sense to any of you as far as manufacturer or even the electrical properties.
 The Pots were labeled - OVL-001-P, also engraved was 25k-a, as well as R842. The caps were simply labeled .1m, 50v.   
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 04:07:42 AM »

The Pots were labeled - OVL-001-P, also engraved was 25k-a, as well as R842. The caps were simply labeled .1m, 50v.   

My Guess  is they were EMG mini pots caps that came with the PUPS likely made by Alpha at that time

OVL-001-P likely a factory resistor code

25k-a - likely value of the pot 25,000 OHM audio-taper pot I think only used by EMG active PUPS

R842 - NOT A CLUE 

.1m, 50v  value for the capacitor - tone control probably .1 mf 50 volts







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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2012, 05:18:08 AM »

Thanks for bearing with my uneducated self.  bowdown Next up: figuring out the physics of all of this. I'm being presented with the opportunity to build my own solid body and will most likely be taking a stylistically and technically similar approach as Larrivee took with the Zenith LS-4, but not before I understand everything in and out. Off to the library     
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