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#2856637 - 05/22/17 06:56 AM Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery
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Got some cool gear? Wanna show it off? Post it here! All pix welcome.

The one main rule: please post YOUR pictures of your gear, not stock photos from a website.

Here's a "family picture" of all my Reverends...for now. wink


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (05/22/17 07:09 AM)
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#2856798 - 05/23/17 08:08 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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My acoustic family:



Washburn EA20, Alvarez 12 string, Palmer mandolin, Alvarez 6 string, Yamaha
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#2856799 - 05/23/17 08:12 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Danzilla]
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The bass family (need to add the Schecter T5 at some point)



Lakland Darryl Jones 5 string, fretless Fender Jazz (Frankenstein), Spector Legend, Epiphone Les Paul 5 string.
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#2856819 - 05/23/17 10:26 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Danzilla]
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Can't play right now but a couple comments:

Dan A, that's a cool schmear of Revs but is that yer only preferred brand ?

DanZ, all yer acoustics are 6 strings but all yer basses are electric. Any 6 string electrics or acoustic basses ?

BTW, that's a cool paint job on the Jazz.
What may be even more unique, though, is the 5 string LP bass [ cool ]
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#2856825 - 05/23/17 11:07 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: d]
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There is an Alvarez 12 string acoustic guitar. No acoustic basses (yet - have my eye on a Michael Kelly Club).

Electric guitars are abundant, and need to be put into a family photo (thought I had one, but can't find it on Photobucket at the moment.)

The paint job on the Jazz is interesting. It's almost like an Antigua finish, but definitely black & white. If you look closely near the pickups, you can see some red underneath. It was probably a red or sunburst originally. It's a 71 Fender, but the body, pots & control strip, and neck plate & bolts are all that's original. EMG pickups, Schaller tuners & roller bridge, strap lock pins, and a fretless neck from local luthiers Kunz & Thurston (I've been told it most likely is a Mighty mite neck).

And that Les Paul 5er is my main bass. They only made it for one year; glad I got mine while I could. Actually, glad my loving wife got her brother to track it down for my Christmas gift from her in 2000.
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#2856828 - 05/23/17 11:18 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Danzilla]
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Originally Posted By: Danzilla
And that Les Paul 5er is my main bass. They only made it for one year; glad I got mine while I could. Actually, glad my loving wife got her brother to track it down for my Christmas gift from her in 2000.


Epiphone was having too much fun at that time. Your LP Bass appeared at the same time as my 7-string, in 2000; they also made an Epi 12-string Les Paul that year.
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#2856832 - 05/23/17 11:40 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: d]
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d

I have a bunch of guitars- mostly electrics- spread out over several brands. Reverends occupy the #2 slot in terms of most representatives. #1 is Jon Kammerer, with seven.

I also have :
3 Fret-Kings
2 Fernandes
2 Rock Beaches
2 Deans
1 Godin
1 Electra
1 Malden
1 Ovation
1 Yamaha
1 Tacoma
1 Washburn


And I will say this: some of those brands are underrepresented in my collection. The only reason I don't have more is because my money supply isn't infinite, and I like to buy the best deals I can.


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (05/23/17 11:40 AM)
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#2856844 - 05/23/17 12:24 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
...my money supply isn't infinite, and I like to buy the best deals I can.

Loser !
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#2856855 - 05/23/17 01:33 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: d]
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#2856933 - 05/23/17 11:05 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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My 3 Fret-Kings*:










* not of Orient, are.
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#2856957 - 05/24/17 06:28 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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I don't really play anything interesting guitar-wise. My tastes are pretty pedestrian. I have an old Strat, a bunch of Teles, an old Ovation. My new guitar I am playing as my main guitar for a Rock gig I have is a Yamaha. I've never owned an electric Yamaha. Stock the guitar came with a Duncan P-90 in the neck and a Duncan Custom 5 in the bridge. Cleanish is sounded great but with higher gain it fuzzed out and had no tone. It sucked. The tonal profile for the Custom 5 I found out from the Duncan webpage had all the mids scooped. I talked to Seymour Duncan and told them what I wanted and they suggested I use the 59 Custom Hybrid. The pickup uses one coil from the 59 Model neck and one coil from the higher output Duncan Custom model.
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Description

The 59/Custom Hybrid is a medium output, gritty sounding humbucker that sparkles with upper midrange harmonic content. The brainchild of our incredibly knowledgeable forum members, this humbucker is the result of experimental coil swapping in order to push into new tonal territory. The mismatched coils, and the alnico 5 bar magnet keep the low end nice and tight, and give the mids a grind that is perfect for hard rock and metal. Plenty of crunch and bite on top as well. When split, you get the 59s 7k coil for a more distinct single coil sound. Pair with the 59 neck or Jazz neck model for a nicely balanced setup. Hand built in Santa Barbara, CA, the 59/Custom Hybrid uses mismatched coils, an alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance
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It sounds great. It sound especially better clean when you pull the coil switch on the Yamaha and throw it into single coil mode. Going off the little bar charts the Tone Profile looks like the pickup is about a Bass=6.5 Mids=8 and Treble=8 the original Custom 5 looks like Bass=6 Mids=3 and Treble=8.

If you need a bridge pickup and like pickups that you can coil tap and have rich harmonic content I think the 59 Custom Hybrid is worth a look. It is a lot like my Dimarzio Tone Zone but hotter and coil splits better.



Edited by CEB (05/24/17 06:32 AM)
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#2856960 - 05/24/17 06:41 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: CEB]
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This is a guitar I like a lot. It is a great piece of mahogany. I don't play it out much these days. Physically I'm really falling off and the guitar is heavy. It is an original Hagstrom Swede. I think it is pre '74 because it has the original style tailpiece and bridge. The stock pickups were way too dark for me. It has a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge and a Dimarzio Bluesbucker in the Neck. The Bluesbucker is my favorite neck humbucker. Dimarzio marketing says it is voiced like a p90. I am not sure if that is exactly true But I like it a lot. It is very articulate and has great clarity.... and this is a fairly affordable set of aftermarket pickups.






Edited by CEB (05/24/17 07:16 AM)
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#2856963 - 05/24/17 06:55 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: CEB]
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Here is a hell of a freaky thing I put together. It started life as a 90s MIM toploader Tele I picked up for $200-250.... SInce is was a top loader it was a prime candidate for a Hipshot bender since you don't have to drill any holes in the bridge assembly to feed the strings through. It already has the holes. It is a Hipshot B-bender with a G-bender palm lever. I never could get along well with the palm lever. There is a noiseless Dimarzio Virtual T in the bridge and a PAF in the neck. I use Strat switch tips on this guitar.

Something to note on humbuckers in the neck position on Teles. I've found that in order to work well the humbucker needs to be brought back a little ways closer to the bridge to add back a little bit of snap otherwise it gets too woofy.

This is a case of putting way too much money into a cheap guitar. But I don't play out right now..... this one is heavy also. I took this picture in my hotel room in Nashville a few years ago.


Here it is before all the Hipshot stuff. I put this together when I was going through a Albert Collins phase.... I've heard Albert didn't even use the humbucker LOL. Also pictured on the stand is the Hagstrom.




Edited by CEB (05/24/17 06:58 AM)
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#2856966 - 05/24/17 07:04 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: CEB]
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Liar! You said you didn't own any interesting axes!

Love that Hagstrom. Don't see that many, either.
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#2856969 - 05/24/17 07:12 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: CEB]
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My non guitar stuff is more interesting. This is my Tree of Life Banjo.... Here is another case of not thinking things through. The only banjo I had was Dad's old Gibson which is worth more than my house. I didn't want to play it out and I saw this inlay work and thought it was cool. A Scruggs style Banjo uses an open G tuning and you have to have two capos, one for the 4 main strings and one for the 5th (drone) string. What I would usually do is install a Schubb 5th string Capo but this would block all the position markers on the top neck binding and the fretboard inlay is pretty much useless. I don't play enough banjo to have a perfect feel for where I'm at. So, I installed railroad spikes. It has a Fishman pickup I installed and I run through a LR Baggs Preamp.


Here is a 74 MSA D10 I had rebuilt last year. It is Blue Lacquer finish. Usually I see these in MICA covered. This is a nice blue lacquered maple guitar.


Edited by CEB (05/24/17 07:19 AM)
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#2857054 - 05/24/17 02:19 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: CEB]
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DannyA - question regarding the tremolo bridges on the 2 Fret Kings. What type of differences do you notice between the two, as one is a 2-point pivot and the other is a 6-point/traditional? Feel, tension, tuning stability, etc.
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#2857090 - 05/24/17 05:33 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Danzilla]
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Well, I really can't tell much of a difference. Fret-King is Trevor Wilkinson's guitar brand, and- surprise, surprise- he uses his own hardware & pickups.

And IME, those Wilkinson tremolos are rock solid. I don't recall having any tuning issues with either one. They may not have the cache of bigger names, but I would take the presence of a Wilkinson tremolo on a guitar as a good sign.

Full disclosure: I'm no Whammy Wizard. I tend to use them intermittently and with restraint. Someone who uses trems for frequently or with more vigor might have a radically different take on them.


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (05/24/17 05:35 PM)
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#2857128 - 05/24/17 10:47 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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My Fender Family... cool


Edited by Larryz (05/24/17 10:54 PM)
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#2857129 - 05/24/17 10:47 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Larryz]
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My Taylor family... cool


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#2857133 - 05/24/17 10:53 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Larryz]
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My Gretsch, Epiphone and Takamine family... cool


Edited by Larryz (05/24/17 10:56 PM)
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#2857176 - 05/25/17 06:49 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Larryz]
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A lovely extended family, Larry Z!

Thanks, DannyA. I like Wilkinson trems, but have only played the 2-point ones. I know Trev makes quality stuff; just wasn't sure if there was much of a difference. Thanks for the reply.
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#2857182 - 05/25/17 06:57 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Danzilla]
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Thanks Danzilla! Your pics of those basses made me wish I had kept my Fender Jazz bass. It found a good home with a pro friend of mine in Norway. Maybe he'll sell it back to me some day! cry
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#2857184 - 05/25/17 07:06 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Larryz]
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I was just thinking that it would be neat to have a color matched Jazzmaster and Jaguar. Everybody plays Strats and Teles. I always thought the Jazzmaster looks cool but I've never played one.
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#2857194 - 05/25/17 07:35 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: CEB]
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They both have different characteristics but I like the Jag with it's shorter scale length. If you play the Jag and then switch to the Jazz, you'll think your playing a bass guitar LOL! Plus you'll have to turn the amp down as those are some powerful single coils on the Jazz. Those are both '62 MIA re-issues white with red tortoise pickguards and come very close to the originals (as close as you can get). The action on the Tele and the Strat is better IMHO. But, once you get used to the Jag or the Jazz, they are very cool. One thing I would change is the bridge saddles. You can run a Mustang roller bridge and keep the original in the case as the bolt thread saddles on the original are not that great IMHO. I found out not too long ago that Joe Pass started out on a Jazzmaster. They didn't catch on as a Jazz guitar, but you couldn't beat them for Surf and old rock and roll. The Jag is another great Surf guitar. Both were used by The Ventures and The Beachboys in recording sessions... cool
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#2857369 - 05/25/17 09:17 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Larryz]
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This is my Electra Omega Prime, my second favorite LPclone in the collection. Very much a classic rocker, with such a niiiice feel to it.

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#2857686 - 05/27/17 01:27 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Here's my couple of Rock Beach guitars, made by fellow GP forumite, Boggs!





When I saw a guitar Boggs made for someone else, I asked about the price. For what I saw, it was so competitive, I HAD to give him a try. So we started negotiating, and I started shopping for what I wanted to use.

I picked ut a great piece of Claro walnut (from Woodnut.com). picked out some pickups, etc., and had it all shipped to Boggs directly,

Turns out the Claro slab I bought was bigger than I thought- Boggs pointed out he could make 2 guitars out of it. I liked the sound of THAT, and picked out some more pickups, etc.

The first is the original: a hardtail Camelback with a Tesla VR Extreme HB and 2 Tesla OPUS S1 singlecoils. Essentially a trem-less Strat with 80's glam-rock style pickups,

The second is (what was then) his early take on a Telecaster copy. Besides the Bigsby, it sports a bridge HB and a neck P90 from The Creamery. Quite the untamed beast.

(FWIW, both are tuned to NST.)


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (05/27/17 01:28 PM)
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#2857767 - 05/27/17 10:57 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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@ Danny, I remember the build and they are two very cool looking guitars. I love walnut and have one acoustic Taylor with walnut back and sides and a cedar top. How is the weight factor on those two solid bodies...are they as heavy as a LP or more like a Tele and Strat? cool
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#2857768 - 05/27/17 11:20 PM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Larryz]
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The Camelback is relatively heavy. The body is big and thick, and the contouring is more subdued than on a Strat. None of all that nice, weight relieving ergo sculpting. And that was partly my design intent- the walnut front & back are sandwiching a thickish slab of Birdseye maple, and I wanted that to be thick enough to be noticeable.



The Tele is much lighter, at least in part because of its smaller body. It also has another wood at its core, but it isn't as showy (or heavy) as the Birdseye, and it's got more contouring.

But each is on a nice cushy strap, so I don't notice the weight so much...


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (05/27/17 11:25 PM)
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#2857802 - 05/28/17 07:17 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Thanks for the review...Boggs did some very nice work for you! cool
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#2857833 - 05/28/17 11:20 AM Re: Get yer ya-yas out!: a GP forum photo gallery [Re: Larryz]
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Damn straight he did. I'd recommend his stuff to anyone looking for a new take on traditional guitars.
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