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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2003, 07:05:07 AM »
Early models have a black headstock (imports) and later models have a gloss finished headstock (imports). All the US ones had satin finish headstocks, and USA on them. If you have an import it should say the model designation on the truss rod cover. If not, then its usually easy to find out which model it is based on its specs...........
 

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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2003, 04:14:13 PM »
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Grover Jackson. Its a shame that he now works for the guitar pimp Ed Roman...........



Grover Jackson works for Ed Roman? [:0][xx(]  Doing what?[V]
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2003, 05:01:54 PM »
He is building necks for his Quicksilver guitars. He has way too much class to be building the forgeries for ER. Too bad, he was doing great things at Washburn, and then ended up with ER...........
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2003, 12:25:55 AM »
Hi there,

wow, there really are forums for just about anything. nice!

just found this forum while trying to do a search on specs for my MG-74, but no luck yet. i'm in the market for a new axe and i don't want to give up the feel of the MG-74's neck.

does anyone here know what the neck specs are on these MG-74's, e.g. scale, radius, etc...? or can you direct me to a source?

thx in advance!
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2003, 06:13:52 AM »
MG74: 650mm scale with 43mm nut..............
 

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2003, 11:24:07 AM »
Accept2,

thanks a bunch for your help. mmm...now to find the conversion rate from mm's to inches...Aha, it's 0.04!!

oh, one more, is the fretboard radius 10 or 12 on the MG74? i wonder if there is really a noticeable difference.

once again, thanks. i think i found myself a nice new forum here.

y'all have a good day!
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2003, 12:32:33 PM »
call me a dumb@$$, but i've never heard of a mercury guitar. granted, i've only been playing for about 2 years and only got serious about it this year, but the way you guys talk about it, it seems like it would be as famous as a les paul or stratocaster.
oh well. maybe it's just more proof that washburns are way too overlooked, even by some washburn fans. or maybe my shop just never carried them...[xx(]
 

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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2003, 06:22:22 PM »
Bloo, I dont know the radius, and never bothered learning to measure it......Mostly I just pick up a guitar, if it feels good, I buy it...........
 

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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2003, 10:21:58 PM »
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Originally posted by Punk77

call me a dumb@$$, but i've never heard of a mercury guitar. granted, i've only been playing for about 2 years and only got serious about it this year, but the way you guys talk about it, it seems like it would be as famous as a les paul or stratocaster.
oh well. maybe it's just more proof that washburns are way too overlooked, even by some washburn fans. or maybe my shop just never carried them...[xx(]



they were washburn's answer to the uber popular Ibanez Rg and Saber series of the day
most of them had floyd rose trems humbucker pickups 22-24 frets    
there were some imports and american models  
they went through countless metamorphesises and changes and mutations    
but in the end there is something so simple and rock and roll about them  
everytime i plug mine in it has that super smooth overdrive and years of sustain that makes me smile

washburns biggest problem is developing something interesting and unique and sticking with it no matter what changes in the music industry
 

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2003, 11:30:13 AM »
ok... now i know! the look pretty cool, not exactly my style, but i'd try anything once.
 

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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2003, 12:00:47 PM »
The Washburn strat lineage leading to the Mercury:

Force - Panther - Chicago - Mercury......

The Force were primative, the Panthers were a step up, the Chicagos mostly blew chunks, and the Mercury were the best ones..........
 

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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2003, 06:59:10 PM »
i got a mercury series mg-70 import model i pretty much don't leave home without it got it 2nd hand for and amazing price too
 

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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2003, 04:51:58 PM »
Mine is a '96 Stevie Salas signature.  On his site he refers to it as an MG-133 I think, but I haven't seen that anywhere else. Anybody know anything about these?  There were several levels all called Stevie Salas signature - mine is the neck-thru version.  Any info would be nice.
 

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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2003, 05:12:04 PM »
I beleive the Salas models were the MG130, and the MG340. He also had about 3 or 4 custom jobbies made, that were basically the prototypes to these models. They werent exactly popular because of timing. The mid 90s wasnt a good time for guitars with locking trems.........
 

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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2003, 09:51:12 AM »
Hello everyone, nice forum.
I have been playing rock for 30+ years and have a 71 Les Paul since new and a 77 Strat I call Blondie I have had many guitars in that time (Charvel,Hamer, Ibanez you name it) but when I saw this MG-74 in a friends store I had to check it out. After playing it in the store for a short time I thought why have I never heard of this model and where has it been hiding? It had to come home with me, and did.
Talk about putting it all together...What A great Rock axe!
Up till now my favorite shredder-type guitar has always been the Ibanez RG550, but this MG-74 exceeds that IMHO.
Love the neck on this MG-74 has a little meat to it and a great feel.
Stock factory pickups seem real sweet (anyone know what they are?)
and the Floyd seems like a decent one. Over-all a great guitar!
Now I know why you are all here, well kept secrete guys.

Take care all...AnT
[?]PS: my guitar needs an arm, anyone  know what type of arm it takes?