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« on: March 27, 2013, 12:20:09 AM »

Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum so first things first 
I ordered a Bakersfield about 5 weeks ago from my local music shop and I just found out it should be arriving in a week  bigrin
I went for the tobacco burst option and the mini hum in the neck.
Does anyone know if all the new Larrivee electrics come with Lerrivee pickups? I noticed on the website it says they are equipped with Seymour Duncans but i wasn't sure if that was outdated.
Anyway, I'll try post some pictures when it comes in! 
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 02:38:08 AM »

 welcome and congrats on a  nice guitar

The tobacco burst is lovely, as is all of the larrivee bursts. I'm not sure about the pups, but Matthew Larrivee frequents the forum and could tell you exactly. I know that most of the RS4 are coming with the larrivee buckers but I'm not positive about the Bakersfield or lancasters.

Can't wait to see it 
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 02:02:44 PM »

Congrats on your incoming Bakersfield.  Those look like seriously sweet guitars.

As far as pups go, and don't quote me on this because I am just guessing, but I would guess that, unless otherwise specifed, the Bakersfields probably come with the SD pickups.  Again, I have no reason to believe this except that the website still shows them coming as such.

Either way, we'd love to see (and even hear) your Bakersfield when you get it.

 
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 09:37:42 PM »

You definitely need to check with Larrivee about which pickups are in your guitar. I can't imagine why they would continue to use the SD pickups (as nice as they are; I had them in mine before having Matthew replace them) when they are now making their own in house Tele pickups (and mini-humbuckers). Unless a customer requested Duncan's, I suspect they now come with Larrivees.

Remember, product specs change all the time, and manufacturers always include that little blurb about specs being correct at the time of publishing, but they reserve the right to change/improve them, blah, blah, blah...
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 02:25:09 AM »

I have a Larrivee made tele bridge pu in my partscaster and it a wonderful sounding pu the Duncan stuff doesn't hold a note to it.I just added my old Fralin SP bridge pu to the guitar with the Larrivee in the neck position its basically a P90 works great with the Larrivee when running them together I get this great out of phase tone.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 02:28:22 AM »

You could probably find your answer at the Larrivee facebook page.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 05:25:27 PM »

I have a Larrivee made tele bridge pu in my partscaster and it a wonderful sounding pu the Duncan stuff doesn't hold a note to it.I just added my old Fralin SP bridge pu to the guitar with the Larrivee in the neck position its basically a P90 works great with the Larrivee when running them together I get this great out of phase tone.

I would love it if you could post a picture of this guitar, unclrob - however, I know you may not have the equipment available...
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I would love it if you could post a picture of this guitar, unclrob - however, I know you may not have the equipment available...


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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 04:26:43 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 07:37:17 PM »


I ordered a Bakersfield about 5 weeks ago from my local music shop and I just found out it should be arriving in a week  bigrin
I went for the tobacco burst option and the mini hum in the neck.
Does anyone know if all the new Larrivee electrics come with Lerrivee pickups?
welcome Jimberjam thanks for the    

As for for PUPS all mine are SD but I think Larrivee are doing them all now

Like your combination choice here's a couple pics of mine to hold you over while you are waitin  blush

Should be any day now  
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 09:33:08 PM »

wow! that Bakersfield is stunning! definitely a  nice guitar
mine should be coming in on Monday if all goes well, however I'm sure the shipping companies aren't going to be quite as efficient considering its Easter weekend.

also, thank you everyone for the replies and info on the pups! 
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 01:50:09 AM »

Andrew is that an original blackface Super Reverb or a reissue.Super Reverbs was my main amp for years.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 02:56:00 AM »

Regarding your Bakersfield pics Andrew.

The flame grain on that neck is soooooooo nice.

And a bit off topic, but when a member posts a guitar pic, I find it so interesting to see the surrounding room, equipment, or whatever is in the background.  It's nice to see the space in which a member hangs out, so to speak.
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 02:36:26 AM »

I also had another question.
How are the factory set ups on the Larrivee electrics? is it worth it to get it professionally set up right away? I'm not TOO picky about the action and stuff, I just was wondering if it would make a noticeable difference.

Thanks again 

Should be two more days  bigrin
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 03:54:37 AM »

There setup's are nice but you should always have your guitars setup to your taste.
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 03:57:22 AM »

There setup's are nice but you should always have your guitars setup to your taste.
+1 For me there was very little I had to do for each. I heard of some others who didn't like the factory setup at all. Its really a personal thing.
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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 05:45:36 AM »

I raised the action on mine just a tiny bit - to avoid buzzing when I dug in. Otherwise, perfect.
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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2013, 06:37:10 AM »

+1 For me there was very little I had to do for each. I have have heard of some others who didn't like the factory setup at all. Its really a personal thing.

My Forum V RS-4 was setup almost perfect (for me at least) right out of the box.  Don't know if the dealer (LA guitars) did anything to it in the way of set up.  I suspect not, so I assume it came from the factory that way.  I did do some slight adjusting of the pickup heights though.  I will eventually tweak it's setup at some point, but like to play them for quite a while before I decide if anything needs adjusting.
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2013, 04:04:22 PM »

As far as setup goes, my FV was set up nicely, but I did take it in to a tech and had a personalized setup done.  I definitely felt that it benefitted from it.  What this al comes down to, I think, is that guitar setup is a highly personal thing.  Even under the best of circumstances, it is always a good idea to consider the possibility of needing a setup on a new guitar simply because one person's perfect is another's too low/high/hot/etc...

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