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Postby andergtr » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:40 am

i picked this one up on ebay a while back and it was a total mess. i had to have norio imai redo the wiring and put in a new floyd. here are the results:

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Postby dreamtheater02 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:00 am

That begs to have some Iron Maiden played on it! Sweet guitfiddle.

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Postby Impulse 101 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:00 am

I've got the 60's version of this guitar. I pulled the Dimarzio pups out and dropped in some EMGs and it is a pretty cool guitar. It's the slimmest neck of any guitar that I own.

I was extremely shocked at how good this guitar sounds. I don't usually like Basswood bodies but mine sounds very resonant. How does yours sound.

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Postby andergtr » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 am

dreamtheater02 wrote:That begs to have some Iron Maiden played on it! Sweet guitfiddle.

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you're right... :)


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Postby andergtr » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:22 am

Impulse 101 wrote:I've got the 60's version of this guitar. I pulled the Dimarzio pups out and dropped in some EMGs and it is a pretty cool guitar. It's the slimmest neck of any guitar that I own.

I was extremely shocked at how good this guitar sounds. I don't usually like Basswood bodies but mine sounds very resonant. How does yours sound.

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it sounds pretty good. the dimarzio isn't my favorite, but i'm going to live with the guitar stock for a while and see what i dig and don't dig.

it's a cool guitar, though...i've always dug the japanese stuff that fender out from this era.


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Postby robguitargod1 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:45 am

FUCK YOU JOHN!!!! That guitar really gets my dick hard! It's all about the floyd having a recessed cavity. Why do some have it and some don't?
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Postby andergtr » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:43 pm

robguitargod1 wrote:FUCK YOU JOHN!!!! That guitar really gets my dick hard! It's all about the floyd having a recessed cavity. Why do some have it and some don't?


LOL...thanks. :)

the recessed cavity became really popular around the early '90s when ibanez and a few other builders (tom anderson was one) started to offer it. i remember seeing it for the first time and realizing how it made perfect sense.

up until that point, i had mine set up to float, but it wasn't recessed (i had never seen it done), and as a result the strings were very high off the guitar (action was still low, but the neck heel had to be shimmed in order to make this work). that made the feel very different than the stock strat i was used to.

as soon as i heard about this, i brought my strat BACK to the tech and asked him to recess the bridge into the body (this was after i already paid him to rout out the body to install the floyd in the first place.

if you see some of my guitars without a recess, it's probably because that option wasn't around then (my early anderson pro am probably fell into that category) or because it's a reissue and they wanted to be true to the specs (the charvel EVH--but that also has a D-tuna, which only works with a blocked trem that goes down in pitch only).


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Postby mad-axeman » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:38 pm

I've got 2 of these guitars and have always thought of them as a real bargain. There are many unique features on this model, and the neck is fast.

I usually keep one upstairs and one down; they're a great throw on the couch and noodle-as-needed guitar

Pickups might be questionable to some, but I usually play mine unplugged, while I'm lounging.

It's not going to make you sell your Suhr or Tyler to be sure, but it's a great axe at it's price point

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Postby M. Balmer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:41 pm

John, how many guitars are you up to now?

You must have scored at least 12 in the last year.

Can we have a list with model/type?
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Postby tuvokzeta9 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:48 pm

dreamtheater02 wrote:That begs to have some Iron Maiden played on it! Sweet guitfiddle.

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Run to the hilllllllls....

Yes, Madien needs to be played on this guitar... most definately. 8)
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Postby andergtr » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:29 am

mad-axeman wrote:I've got 2 of these guitars and have always thought of them as a real bargain. There are many unique features on this model, and the neck is fast.

I usually keep one upstairs and one down; they're a great throw on the couch and noodle-as-needed guitar

Pickups might be questionable to some, but I usually play mine unplugged, while I'm lounging.

It's not going to make you sell your Suhr or Tyler to be sure, but it's a great axe at it's price point

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yep...it's a workhorse you can take anywhere and not really worry about.


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Postby andergtr » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:31 am

M. Balmer wrote:John, how many guitars are you up to now?

You must have scored at least 12 in the last year.

Can we have a list with model/type?


all in...i've got 57 instruments now, including the few i have on order.

here's a list from my excel spreadsheet...

Charvel EVH
Charvel So-Cal Style 1
Don Grosh Retro Classic--Lake Placid Blue
Don Grosh Retro Classic--'59 Burst
ESP Vintage Plus
ESP J Four
Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster
Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
Fender John Mayer Stratocaster
Fender American Standard Stratocaster 40th Anniversary
Fender Highway One Precision Bass
Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster
Fender Hot Rod '50s Reissue Stratocaster
Fender 1962 Stratocaster Reissue
Gibson SG Special
Gibson Flying V Faded
Gibson 1957 Les Paul Historic
Gibson Flying V
Hamer Special FM
Hamer Special
Hamer Echotone
Hamer Diablo
Hamer Eclipse
Heartfield Talon
Ibanez RG570
Ibanez Jet King JTK1
James Tyler Studio Elite
James Tyler Dann Huff Classic
James Tyler Studio Elite
James Tyler Classic
Jerry Jones Single-cutaway
Martin 000-28EC
Melancon Pro Artist T
Mike Lull TX
Music Man StingRay 5
Peavey T-15
PRS Custom 22
PRS McCarty
Richmond Belmont
Sadowsky Metro RV5
Squier Stratocaster
Suhr Classic
Suhr Pro Series S1--Sonic Blue
Suhr Pro Series S1--Olympic White
Terry McInturff Polaris
Tom Anderson Classic--Transparent Amber
Tom Anderson Pro Am--Purple Bowling Ball
Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic
Tom Anderson Hollow T Classic Contoured
Tom Anderson Classic--Metallic Purple
Tom Anderson Cobra
Tom Anderson Crowdster
Tom Anderson Pro Am--Red
Yamaha Pacifica 921
Yamaha BB3000S


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Postby Impulse 101 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:22 am

andergtr wrote:
mad-axeman wrote:I've got 2 of these guitars and have always thought of them as a real bargain. There are many unique features on this model, and the neck is fast.

I usually keep one upstairs and one down; they're a great throw on the couch and noodle-as-needed guitar

Pickups might be questionable to some, but I usually play mine unplugged, while I'm lounging.

It's not going to make you sell your Suhr or Tyler to be sure, but it's a great axe at it's price point

Stu


yep...it's a workhorse you can take anywhere and not really worry about.


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It makes a great stunt guitar. I'm playing Six Flags in Chicago on Labor Day weekend, the Suhr is probably staying home and the Fender will take its place. I can lose the $300 I have into my HRR if it rains like hell or someone gets backstage while we're on break.

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Postby M. Balmer » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:46 pm

andergtr wrote:
M. Balmer wrote:John, how many guitars are you up to now?

You must have scored at least 12 in the last year.

Can we have a list with model/type?


all in...i've got 57 instruments now, including the few i have on order.

here's a list from my excel spreadsheet...

Charvel EVH
Charvel So-Cal Style 1
Don Grosh Retro Classic--Lake Placid Blue
Don Grosh Retro Classic--'59 Burst
ESP Vintage Plus
ESP J Four
Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster
Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
Fender John Mayer Stratocaster
Fender American Standard Stratocaster 40th Anniversary
Fender Highway One Precision Bass
Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster
Fender Hot Rod '50s Reissue Stratocaster
Fender 1962 Stratocaster Reissue
Gibson SG Special
Gibson Flying V Faded
Gibson 1957 Les Paul Historic
Gibson Flying V
Hamer Special FM
Hamer Special
Hamer Echotone
Hamer Diablo
Hamer Eclipse
Heartfield Talon
Ibanez RG570
Ibanez Jet King JTK1
James Tyler Studio Elite
James Tyler Dann Huff Classic
James Tyler Studio Elite
James Tyler Classic
Jerry Jones Single-cutaway
Martin 000-28EC
Melancon Pro Artist T
Mike Lull TX
Music Man StingRay 5
Peavey T-15
PRS Custom 22
PRS McCarty
Richmond Belmont
Sadowsky Metro RV5
Squier Stratocaster
Suhr Classic
Suhr Pro Series S1--Sonic Blue
Suhr Pro Series S1--Olympic White
Terry McInturff Polaris
Tom Anderson Classic--Transparent Amber
Tom Anderson Pro Am--Purple Bowling Ball
Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic
Tom Anderson Hollow T Classic Contoured
Tom Anderson Classic--Metallic Purple
Tom Anderson Cobra
Tom Anderson Crowdster
Tom Anderson Pro Am--Red
Yamaha Pacifica 921
Yamaha BB3000S


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Cool man -- thanks. Still seems the Andersons are the power elite in your collection. Nice list man. Needs a full pic though :-).
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Postby fallout-labs » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:28 pm

so next time i'm in NYC, i'm coming over.
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