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Offline the_high_number

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« on: February 28, 2009, 06:43:06 AM »
Just found this digging through some classifieds in case anyone's after an EC-29???

http://www.adtrader.co.uk/item_detail.php?aid=967921&class_id=53&hdl=Washburn+29-fret+guitar.

 

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 07:53:42 AM »
Well spotted high boy,
I think that's about the only eighties model that I've stayed away from. Twenty Four frets is plenty, and of course the money doesn't come into it (Yeah Right). Can you imagine taking that to a pub gig and some numb nuts falling on it and you just watching in slow motion as the neck snaps. Calamity just doesn't say enough really. $500 quid up yer shirt and eight years for manslaughter is about right. Still looking on the bright side in eight years you could probably learn loads with the tatty acoustic the prison authorities have allowed you to have, with the added bonus of the mrs selling the house along with all your kit and divorcing you while you're away. Mmmm ?

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 11:17:46 AM »
they're ugly as sin.

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 12:33:19 PM »
Wash your mouth out BB - they're bloody gorgeous!

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 12:35:28 PM »
You sound like you're speaking with the voice of experience Cornish!! =O)

Ugly?? yes, but it's another one of those that i've loved for a long time, i remember seeing one in  second hand shop on holiday in torquay in '92 with some friends, been facinated ever since, soon as money allows...
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 12:57:56 PM »
dude they're so ugly! they look like an accident, like the buy making fretboards got sleepy and went toooooo far. and the paint jobs are painfully hideous.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 01:30:48 PM »
But it would be so wrong to refinish one!!!
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009, 01:36:55 PM »
if i had one the first thing that I'd do would be to strip all that HIDEOUS paint off it! but i think i'd rather not have one. and that trem is so over designed and vile!

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2009, 04:17:07 PM »
If its the original trem on it - then its the same one the G8v had and its actually quite an interesting take on double locking. They clamp down over the string and (IIRC) mean you don't need to snip off the ball-ends - so they were quite ahead of their time.



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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 04:54:33 PM »
its a good idea, not knocking that aspect, but they're fugly! Schallers Floyds Gotohs all look asthetically pleasing, mechanically sound etc.


but seriously....29 frets? the intonation up there is gonna be gnasty,


if it was: Natural oil finish , Schaller or Gotoh Floyd, some high end pickups. then it'd rock

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2009, 05:10:40 PM »
But they're not the only good ones - Kahlers Steelers (IIRC they were Kahler's take on the twin point ide), Ibanez's Edge and Edge Lo-Pro are pretty good, but they're all pretty much inferior in my opinion to the ZR trem's which remove the weak point (flucrum over a knife edge) and replace it with a ball-bearing joint and some neat ideas for adjustment!

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2009, 05:14:30 PM »
the point i'm making is that that trem on the EC29 looks skank!

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2009, 05:19:38 PM »
I fail to see it - I think they're beautiful ;_)

I played on ein oo must be about 92, and one day I'll have a 29 ;)



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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2009, 06:22:29 AM »
Now 36 frets, that's silly!!!
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2009, 10:54:53 AM »
Hi,

What are EC29's worth these days; ballpark figure!...(it's only worth what someone will pay for it...quote).

I have a pristene condition model, from 1983, in Blue/Pink(?) crackle, which I've had since almost new (got it off a relative, 2nd hand, in the mid 80's..it had cost him $750 new; bought in Cardiff).

I've no real intentions of selling, as it is such a nice guitar to play, but I don't do the Metal thing anymore(so I may be tempted to sell). It lives in its case most of the time. I've just serviced it and changed the strings...it looks brand new and plays like new!! As for the trem, its the only one I've ever used that actually stays in tune..ALL THE TIME!!! and its a doddle to re-string..no cutting off balls etc....Looks are irrelevant IMOH..it plays and feels like a dream!!

I'm not a big lover of the tone of the EMG(?) active pu's; very clean on their own, but great thro fx processors. I was gonna upgrade to ALNICO 5 pu's a few years back, but decided to keep it all original.

ANyway, any feedback/chat welcome!!!.......