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  1. that amp should sound fine. if you're not digging it, though, just demo some different models at your local shop. be sure to bring your guitar with you as you want to find something that sounds good with it AND most shops don't have a healthy stock of these guitars.
  2. Very trew. On American Idol she was just an average girl and now she looks decent but who am I to judge I look like complete #### myself. "CASH. it makes a turd taste GOOD!"
  3. totally. it's not an argument until i call you an a-hole! all i know is what i've read and my own experience. the information i've found suggests everything from the claw having little to no effect and just being for aesthetics all the way to the otherside where it increases tonal quality and even pickup output. by and large, though, most people say the claw will definitely have an impact as it is (a) made of metal and ( attached directly to the pup. what that impact amounts to is probably based on a number factors (pup quality, guitar shielding, gain used, etc). my experience with my setup ('62 reissue w/ a sd lil 59 in bridge) is that it does not alter tone in any noticeable way. the extra metal did seem to lend itself to the guitar feeding back a lot easier than without the claw. essentially, the outcome was having a great sounding pickup that fedback microphonically like a cheap one does. no extra line noise, though. i may bring it back eventually, but for now it's off like a prom dress.
  4. Me neither, there's no logic to say it would. adding a large piece of metal to the back and sides of a pickup changes the shape of the magnetic field surrounding it. it wouldn't be noticeable unless the gain was up pretty high, and single coils are less susceptible than humbuckers. They said a similar thing about Gibson PAF's having metal covers on them, some guitarists had their tech's remove them. I've read articles on this 'debate' and a lot of people beleive its a load of twaddle as to whether it would make a significant difference. You could have a point but ater wax potting the Jag pup (claw intact) microphonic feedback is'nt a problem. it really does depend on the pickup. when i have a claw installed on my lil 59, i get tons of feedback, microphonic and otherwise. removed, it's quiet as a churchmouse. . . like any decent bucker should be.
  5. Me neither, there's no logic to say it would. adding a large piece of metal to the back and sides of a pickup changes the shape of the magnetic field surrounding it. it wouldn't be noticeable unless the gain was up pretty high, and single coils are less susceptible than humbuckers.
  6. some joker probably just peeled of the decal. you can probably replace it pretty easily and nobody would know the difference.
  7. it doesn't look horrible, but it looks slightly out. you're right, though, it could be the angle.
  8. very tasteful. howz the tone?
  9. way to go. that looks very nice.
  10. yes, but we don't buy into your more logical dating or metric systems. go sell crazy somewheres else.
  11. nice. i'll have to give this some thought.
  12. i dunno, man. that thing's pretty clean. if it truly is a 67, it's worth it. way worth it and more.
  13. what colors would you offer if you set up shop, d00d?
  14. $1800? d00d. it's no longer even a question anymore. new ones go for $1400. this one is almost 40 years old, in great shape, and signed by the late, great chet atkins? 4k or not, you must buy this.
  15. here's a '63 that's pretty banged up still going for $2500. it's not trashed, but if it were clean, i'd see going for 4 grand.
  16. yeah, even if it's your first guitar and you end up never, ever playing it, you should buy it for 2k. if nothing else, you can turn around and sell it for double that (if it's in great condition).
  17. i like this one, but there were a dozen other configurations i thought were the yayrad.
  18. don't sweat it. i've got a ding i took in my jag-stang when it was only about a year or two old. i just picked up the pieces, and elmer's clued them back in. you can totally see it, but at least the wood is still covered. btw, your string winds are intense or GNARLY.
  19. You'd be suprised how much difference that makes for some people. Some people even argue about the feel of a Gibson guitar with a 24.75" scale vs the Fender 25.5". Thats an even smaller difference, but some people can tell the difference. Depending on the person, the threshold for comfort is pretty small. I'm only around 5'8", that extra 1.5" is a bit of a stretch for me. To play the first few frets on a longer scale requires me to angle the neck higher, wheras the Jag I can just play without having to pull the neck up. 4tr00. i used to hate my short scale guitars because i had learned on a strat. then i got the toronado which is in between a strat and a stang, and i loved the feel of it. now i found the short scales to be faster to play. can't say that i actually prefer one to the other, though.
  20. heavier strings do produce a fatter tone which makes sense as you are vibrating a larger mass.
  21. mustang saddle. guess you better slow your mustang down.
  22. so, i think the jackasses who did the work on my jag f@cked it up the first time. when i opened up the inside of the trem mechanism, the screw for the lock was way, way too far in. so much so that, in fact, the lock wouldn't actually lock anything; it would just butt up against spring. so THAT'S fixed. i also got rid of the new lil screamin demon in favor of an older lil 59, and not only is the tone better, but the pickup claw fits it now. i have no idea what (if any) difference that makes sound-wise, but the axe definitely looks more aesthetically pleasing with both pickups having a claw. the guitar even intonates now. . . except for the 6th string. if i raise the action, the buzz goes away. if i lower it, the string intonates but with terrible, terrible fret buzz. any ideas? i'm playing with 11 - 49 guage strings, tuning down 1/2 step.
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