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PostSubject: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:39 am

yep, no more ying-yang black and white twins...here's my IDENTICAL Siamese opposite twins. !!!



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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:42 am

Nice! Looks like the same bass in a parallel universe Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:26 am

lol MB, I thought my lefty had yellowing from age on the white from sitting in a store display forever, but nope...this righty one is the same way, almost to the same shade as the lefty one.....

I know 12 basses are WAY too many to even think about playing all the time, but hell for a long time I was picking these thinghs up for 200 or so, and cheap is cheap.

It is funny that 8 basses later, I am still under 2 grand total for all of them, and my TBX is worth more than all of them put together.... sunny
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:21 am

White guitars are hard to keep white.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:31 am

Mo Beach wrote:
White guitars are hard to keep white.
just about as bad as black guitars showing fingerprints and scratch/swirl marks.


the crazys are asking me to create a video using BOTH guitars like M.A. Batio...is it possible? I never tried EVER, but I'm sure it will take a LONG time to get a tune I can play, and play both necks with both hands just tapping the strings for the most part...

I'm a glutton for punishment, and when I actually have the time to try it, I'll do it Smile

if you have the chance, go check out my LATEST weird and wacky videos I just posted in here in the video section, from my youtube page.

no blazing speed, but worldwide known tunes NOONE else would even think of jamming to.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:29 pm

That's what we love about you, Mike! You pull out some really off-the-wall tunes, and it's uber-cool! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:00 pm

I'd really love a white bass some day...those look gorgeous!! What a Face

I'll have to check out your new vids, man!
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:10 pm

Very Happy man, cool basses - you got me thinking about a double neck!!
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:22 pm

The way you beat the crap out of them, it would have to be made of titanium, I reckon! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:03 am

titanium?...well perhaps, and Jackson DID made an all aluminum guitar called the roswell rhodes, too bad they never made a bass Sad



they DID also make a wood version for those who were more traditional.....lol

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:31 pm

Oh yeah...those things are wacky looking. What's up with those LSR tuners or whatever they're called?
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:13 pm

I have no clue Martin, I never EVER saw one in person, only pics.....
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:44 pm

Sheesh! Somebody's gonna lose an eye! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:05 pm

I think they were also on certain Dave Mustain guitars...they're a bit of an eyesore to me, although some people really like how they feel.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:25 am

the FUNNY thing is, that they made MORE of those than TBX's ( the wood version )

I never found the production numbers on how many aluminum ones they made, but they made 181 of the wood ones, compared to 27 of the TBX's

TOO BAD they never made a bass version in wood or metal Sad
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:49 am

I love these Charvel /Jackson basses-so unappreciated, but cool
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:16 am

I know. People say that the Jackson basses aren't nearly as good as the guitars, but I think that the really nice Jackson basses feel a lot better than the really nice Jackson guitars. The high end Jacksons and CS models are the epitome of fine craftsmanship, I think.

Like my Kelly--beautiful from the perfectly dressed frets sunk into the binding to the subtle purple highlight on the binding. The neck is really close to a Telecaster. Fat and heavy with that spearhead of a headstock at the end of it. Laughing

And I think that the TBX is by far the coolest production model Jackson. At least that I know of.


And amimbari: what kind of Tbird is that in your avatar?
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:34 am

that's a private luthier's contraption...you can read about it here in the here today gone today thread about ideas that never sold....

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=571293&page=2



there's one for sale on ebay also 3rd listing first 1795, then 1500, now 1300..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180395695081&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

haha he wont sell it unless some money-rich person wants a playtoy.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:38 am

I think it's a cool idea. Kinda like the Gibson Grabber...but it doesn't look good. I'd rather have 3 separate Jazz pickups and a 5 way toggle than that, you know? But it's novel.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:55 am

look at some of the other ideas from that thread, including the wiperblade pickup----such cool Ideas, but as long as the Fender Fools want their "standard" setup, none of these ideas will go anywhere besides a few being sold....


as an example:
do you know how many FenderFools brush off the idea of a "battery" in their basses...hahahahah

Fender would never sell a bass with something different than the 50 year old garbage they have always put in there, just because of the fools who say "I won't ever buy another one" if it has a battery in it.

even the HM Fender series was a flop, as too many of the loyalists ( I call them retards ) said blasphemy to the original design and tone ---losers who have a closed narrow mind with no sense of adventure.

you DO know this thread is super old huh?

since I posted that new toy in april, I got 4 more Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:11 am

Haha a priceless quote from that TB thread:

"Just because Fender couldn't sell the concept doesn't mean it's a failure."

The old (50 year old technology like twangy single coils and 50W tube amps) is just as appealing to me as the new (monstrous, active humbuckers, and super powerful, but still lighter than your cat power amps).

I mean what I'm GASing for most is a Rickenbacker and a nice guitar head (Marshall JTM45 is what I'm aiming for)...but I love my Jacksons/Ibanezes to death.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:48 am

priceless = just too funny, they will defend their priceless Fenders no matter how much you tell them they suck.

"ooh,ooh I just bought a 2008 MIA white with black guard for 2100.00 you think I got a good deal?"

the 50 fenderfool posts say: "hell ya you did, great find, nothing comes close to the quality or tone of that unit, no other bass including the luthier customs can compete with perfection"

the ONE person says "you got ripped off", and the whole thread goes bezerk!!!!

especially when someone with an SX says "UH, my 199.99 SX does"
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:01 pm

kramerbassfan has me also now looking at a lot of pointy old kramers now--that damn kid has a point, they are sooooo close in design, that I may like one...so I'm looking on ebay all the time for a Forum, or something from the 80's that is a Jackson copy.


and p.s. Martin, MY FENDER COPY MAY NOT SOUND BETTER BUT IT WASN'T 799.95 OR 199.95 EITHER Smile geek



oh wait, that's why I have a few Charvels laying around I guess......hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:45 pm

Ey...to each his own. And if a $3,000 stock P bass makes you happy, then excellent! And if 20 $3,000 P basses make you happy, just as well as if one $75 SX makes you happy. I can appreciate either option.

And spending $2,000 on a Rickenbacker. Yeah...it probably sucks compared to all the cutting edge things you can get nowadays, but that's exactly what I want! Buying a 70's instrument that's a 1950s design--that's exactly what I expect and I know I'm going to cherish that instrument for exactly that reason. It might be twangy, finicky, and heavy as hell, but that sounds awesome to me, especially compared to something that doesn't give me any grief, but just doesn't satisfy me as much.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:05 pm

ya, I know. For me a ric would also be killer, but the lefty versions are just out of sight with the prices Sad
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:31 pm

I'm not looking into buying a new Rickenbacker 4003. I'd love to see what it's like to have a vintage 4001. Although I'm sure a 4003 would be nice, but Rickenbacker has changed so many things over the years, it's one of my dreams to see what a 70s Ric in good condition feels and sounds like.

Oh, if I had the bread...
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:18 am

my goal is the next bass I sell will be the money for a kahler to put on that parts bass I bought. I'm selling the red 1b and will be using that money to buy a kahler for that red parts bass I bought. I already listed it in our CL, but it will go on ebay soon. Although it will come with instructions and a template, I'm still gonna take the one off the black one to see how far in it is routed, because whatever it is, it works perfectly.

when I list it on ebay I will put in there "this listing may be pulled at any time due to it being listed locally, or if anyone has a Kahler to trade", in huge letters so noone can come back on me if they bid.

as far as the "new toy" that will be it.....
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:47 am

Cool beans, man. I don't think I've ever seen you sell one of your Charvels before.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:45 am

well ---- new toy, which one, how many do I need thing goes around in the brain a lot, I see that lefty burgMist lefty is gonna top 300 by the time it's over, and than I think "do I drop the kahler on my white lefty, to make it more valuable if I sell it off".

Since the kahler is universal all I would have to do is reverse the nut, and flip the strings. If I sold it off later, putting it back would be easy.



Decisions, decisions Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:17 pm

It's true that Kahlers are universal, meaning they will work on either rightys or leftys. But just bear in mind that the bar is bent upward for a right-handed player, and if you flip it, the bend goes downward. It will still work, but I just wanted to point that out.

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:47 am

in sticking with a theme of collecting retarded paint schemes, and to add another Dillion unit in my collection, here's my new toy:

I got this off ebay for 54.00 so when it arrives either I will say, "ya it's worth 50 bucks", or "holyhell what a deal"...I'll let you all know when I get it and beat up on it a bit Smile



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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:57 am

Interesting paint job, boy or girl?

Kind androgynous paint job. Never seen that one before.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:35 am

Haha I know...time to break out the snakeskin print spandex!
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:51 am

I still do have my spandex, AND ZUBAZ striped shorts, and yes a VERY unusual color as the Dillion USA AND Dillion Canada don't list that colorscheme. I emailed both of them ( dillion USA/CANADA ) to find out when, where, why, what...etc

it cannot be a one of a kind, but if it is, and PLAYS perfectly, I'll force our guitarplayer to play it when I finally get a cracklefinish Jackson Smile

and Martin just so you know, in the spandex wearing days, they were always black, black shiny nylon mesh t-shirt, and black bass Smile

for the colorful days out on the summer outdoor stages it was black bass, colored spandex, and a tye-dye t-shirt Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:35 am

Yeah...I still think tiger-stripe/snakeskin spandex has the most class. Cool If I weren't so fat, I'd wear spandex...a lot more than I should. Very Happy

Good choice of words..."colorful". Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:48 am

ya Martin Eric has reminded me to keep the posts G-minus rated, meaning...well you know what I mean...colorful was the only word to use.

I just got a reply from"JSDs Guitar Shack" the biggest Dillion Dealer in Canada, and he never heard of it. he said it could have been a 1 off/prototype or a complete Chinese fake...I sent him a couple pics to confirm, as I doubt it is a Dillion USA, cause all their models have "handcrafted in Korea" on the sticker like my tbird and MM copy, this one don't..

a 50.00 FAKE??, so what as long as it plays SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

ebay seller got paid today, and it is coming from FLA parcelpost, a big fu***ing ripoff, but I don't care about the wait or the ship charge since the grand total was still under 100.00
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:24 pm

Ah lame about the shipping, dude.

Who'd want to make a Dillon ripoff? I had never heard of them before you came along with your Tbird.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:59 pm

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....and Martin just so you know, in the spandex wearing days, they were always black, black shiny nylon mesh t-shirt, and black bass Smile

for the colorful days out on the summer outdoor stages it was black bass, colored spandex, and a tye-dye t-shirt Smile

Sometimes, it frightens me just how much we have in common, Mike! Laughing Maybe since hearing your war stories only confirms my own, instead of them being some bizarre dream! Wink I now have visions of shopping at Fredrick's of Hollywood for my spandex, various other womens clothing stores for my belts and boots, and of course, any number of places for the 20 bajillion bandanna's I had! Laughing

Ahhh yes....the wonderful, crazy 80's! Laughing

Like I always say, IMHO anyways, if the neck and body are sound, then you might very well have the makings of a decent guitar there. If it were mine, and the neck and body were good, then I'd sand off the no-name on the headstock, repaint the thing, and drop in DiMarzio's, and a new trem. Just like I do with my basses.

Except, of course, for when I get another Yamaha. That name can stay on the headstock. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:56 pm

I'm into that wild paint, and the cheapness 100% and the ship charge don't matter now BECAUSE:

the seller didn't know this I'll bet......I got a reply from J. Dillion.

That is a low end one of a kind prototype from china. I may or may not make them for Christmas.
I also have an SG style. The price point was to be somewhere around 400.00 to give my dealers a lower end unit to offer instead of the Korean ones that are priced a few hundred more.


so I guess that is gonna be named my "Christmas" Strat SmileSmileSmile
here's the pics he sent me of the SG


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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:01 am

That's a pretty cool score in any case, man. A teal/salmon Strat. Yum!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:26 am

well Martin, teal/salmon does not satisfy my "black" fetish, so...here is MY LATEST new toy --except I won't have it for a couple more weeks after I pay for it at the end of the month SmileSmile


A 3B IN SHEEPS CLOTHING --HAHAHA





KramerBassFan from TB and I have been looking for some stuff, and he found this from another member who is gonna sell it to me, since KBF already has enough of them, and didn't want it. the seller also has a CHS just like mine Razz

MY FIRST KRAMER geek more to come? who knows...

our singer brought his Warwick down for me to play on last night, after a couple minutes of getting adjusted to his action, MAN I would love to have one.... bubinga body, super grainy whatever the wood is on the neck, passive pups, and as small as the body is on those things, it is heavy and sounds awesome ( it better for 1600.00 ) lol!

anyway I think he was watching me more than his cues, just to laugh at me playing on it upside down Smile


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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:11 pm

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....and Martin just so you know, in the spandex wearing days, they were always black, black shiny nylon mesh t-shirt, and black bass Smile

for the colorful days out on the summer outdoor stages it was black bass, colored spandex, and a tye-dye t-shirt Smile

Sometimes, it frightens me just how much we have in common, Mike! Laughing Maybe since hearing your war stories only confirms my own, instead of them being some bizarre dream! Wink I now have visions of shopping at Fredrick's of Hollywood for my spandex, various other womens clothing stores for my belts and boots, and of course, any number of places for the 20 bajillion bandanna's I had! Laughing

Ahhh yes....the wonderful, crazy 80's! Laughing

I'll make you a DEAL Eric,

one of these days ( nights ), i'll toss on ALL the old gear ( including those Adidas sparkle show-off shoes I had posted on the old board ) and do a couple videos in the various stuff I still have hanging in the closet. Hell I like to laugh at myself as much as others do so it won't bother me a bit. I'm not 25 OR 45 anymore, but I have not changed bodywise in 20 years, so I won't need a girdle to fit in them still...lololololol
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:25 pm

Hmmmm....(scratches chin while deep in thought).... scratch

OK....but you said deal....so what it's gonna cost me?

affraid

Or are you going to simply do so out of the goodness of your heart? Laughing

And BTW, nice score on that Kramer! But PLEASE....do not put a Kahler on it! Those string angles at the headstock are some of the most extreme I've seen yet!

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:54 pm

Aah man!! I've played one of those. They're incredible. You'll love it a LOT. Although the one I tried had EMGs in it. I'll bet those Spector electronics are out of this world.

You could put a Kahler hardtail bridge on it...but yeah, I wouldn't try a trem on there. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:15 am

One of us really ought to put a trem on an aluminum necked Kramer. Problem is I'd feel really bad making ANY mods to one.

You could get a newer aluminum instrument though. There's a company called the Electrical Guitar Company (really original huh) who make all aluminum guitars and basses. I want to do a Bass VI sort of thing with one of these:

http://www.electricalguitarcompany.com/standard_baritone.html

routed to fit a Kahler guitar trem. I could do the same thing with one of their basses, but those are so ugly. I usually don't take aethetics factor into account that much when judging a bass- if it sounds great and plays great, who cares if it looks a little weird?- but here I'll make an exception.

Their instruments are so expensive though. I might as well get someone to custom make me an aluminum neck, then attach that to a bass.

EDIT: I checked the company website. Apparently they'll make you a custom aluminum neck.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:27 am

Wow...I LOVE the body on that aluminum guitar!! I'd love a wooden bass version of that! It looks like it could be a Gibson/Hamerish bass if it were mahogany with a set neck and Tbird humbuckers in it. And a Kahler trem would suit it nicely, of course. Cool

I wonder what an aluminum guitar would sound like... confused
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:48 am

^ not bad, actually



And heres an aluminum bass

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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:09 am

Wow...the Telecaster is the coolest instrument. It really is. Very Happy

I love the sound of that aluminum Tele. It's wild.
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:54 am

that bass sounds like a**, but the guitar is awesome!!!

and no Eric, the stringtree on the Kramer is a good indication that a Kahler would be pointless without a nut-lock Smile

the next Kahlerized bass will be my red body from the parts bass, I'm just waiting till someone buys my other red model1 to justify the 200+ to buy one and put it on.

ERIC, even though this post will get buried in a couple weeks, I found out that the Kahler on my black model2 was not countersunk, it is sitting on the top of the body, with no issues with string height to neck height ratio, so it should be an easy rout+mount+jam .

and no, I would not ASK/REQUEST, you do anything to "top/compare/compete" with the videos I'll do in the silly 80's gear.

my hair is short, so a wig?...naw I'll leave that for some later date...lol

HOWEVER, I will try to jam the tunes with a different backdrop than the normal garage setting you all see me play in every week, and TRY to make it 80'sish ( MAYBE my big screen TV playing a DVD in the background with MiamiVice on it )?
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PostSubject: Re: my latest new "TOY"   Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:51 am

well gang here it is my 54.00 guitar, let me give you all a review:

it must be made out of balsa wood, it is extremely light.
the thing was setup really well, and plays fine.
pickups are hot and noisy, all electronics works fine.
the trem is a one way only, and is a POS for holding tuning.
the tuners are cheap junk and the strings bind in the cheap string trees.
overall, I would not pay more than it is worth, about 100-125 bucks new like a SX strat..

AND FINALLY --- it is an ugly as sin color scheme, that actually attracts me to it. the ebay pics made it look like salmon, but NOPE it is pink and aqua...geek

BUT, it is a one of a kind never to be mass produced probably, and it is a Dillion to add to my others, so I'll keep it as a wall hanger after I toss a video or 2 on youtube.

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