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« on: July 12, 2016, 01:35:06 PM »

As I mentioned don a previous post in the other forum, I have been wrestling with the idea of putting a system in my old L-10, so i can use to for live shows.

the saddle slot is just a hair under 3/32, so it's a bit of a tight fit with either one of my B-band systems, or my ibeam/element system.
 drilling hole in the heel block will be the hardest part, still wrestling.....  whistling
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 02:38:11 PM »

Don't do it. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 03:32:03 AM »

As I mentioned don a previous post in the other forum, I have been wrestling with the idea of putting a system in my old L-10, so i can use to for live shows.

the saddle slot is just a hair under 3/32, so it's a bit of a tight fit with either one of my B-band systems, or my ibeam/element system.
 drilling hole in the heel block will be the hardest part, still wrestling.....  whistling

I swear by the Irwin step drill bits...  and a fast drill (high rpm), and a sure hand, for the endpin jack.

What do you need a hole in the heel block for?

Of course, I also swear by K&K.

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 03:59:41 AM »

Please go out and buy a hand reemer.At least don't use a paddle bit,as it will tear the crap out of the wood.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 02:31:08 AM »

Maybe before you drill holes you could try an iRig Acoustic

It's such a shame to throw away good wood . . .
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 08:09:11 PM »

sorry to mislead folks on this.

I have all the proper tools as I've been a guitar tech for several years.
 It's really about the choice, nothing more, nothing less.
 I have a few spectacular larrivee stage guitars.

My dilemma is really around the decision to put a system in this particular guitar or not.
There is a part of me that want's to show it off on some of the more important gigs I have.
 but then it becomes a vanity issue, right?


Interesting, however, is the matching Victoria build 12 string  (L42) in fact does have a pick up in it with the end pin jack, so, would be a nice touring pair for shows.

and NO- iRig will NOT suffice for pro gigs with house techs.... whistling
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 04:38:11 PM »

Doubt anyone in the audience at a gig would know/appreciate the difference between this one and other Larrivees you might play.  I'd keep it without electronics (and I tend to want a pickup in my guitars).
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2016, 03:18:25 PM »

Well, after dressing and polishing the frets, installing a nice bone set of bridge pins with abalone dots, I decided to not do any drilling or installing a pick up.
My live show guitars are usually kept in cases between the 4-6 gigs i play weekly, and they are both stunning unique Larrivee's.
A proto type OM-60 TSB with slotted headstock & pyramid bridge, as well as an older custom C-09 BZ.

So this Victoria L-10, with it's L-42/12 partner will be home/studio non gigging guitars.

I did appreciate the comments and took them to heart.
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016, 06:26:07 PM »

Yeah, I could never bring myself to having a strap pin installed in the heel of my OOO-50. I use a Plantet Waves quick release system. It's slightly awkward but it works.  Nice guitar, by the way.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2016, 05:31:09 AM »

I am realizing, my hard working gigging guitars have a much different set of responsibilities put on than the the other ones I don't take out.
 It's important for me to respect that, especially with older, pristine rare ones.
And as I mentioned, the working guitars are just kept in their cases, (except for string changes and maintenance) most of the time.
And as it's a very hot and humid summer, invariably, after a gig, they are a tad soaked just from being played hard and having sweat fall on them.

oh dear; more "first world" problems to worry about...... cop whistling
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2016, 01:16:26 PM »

 nice guitar   beautiful guitar...  I'm glad you have it because you will care for it and treat it as it should be treated.... 

Glad you are not gigging it or putting the p/u in it...  it can be appreciated in small settings where it's beauty can be appreciated....and enjoyed...

Thanks for taking good care of her....   BobW...   
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2016, 03:55:46 PM »

 
Nice guitar, by the way.


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I am realizing, my hard working gigging guitars have a much different set of responsibilities put on than the the other ones I don't take out.
 
It's important for me to respect that, especially with older, pristine rare ones.


Well said... 


oh dear; more "first world" problems to worry about...... cop whistling


Ain't that the truth.   
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