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Offline cedwards

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« Reply #90 on: January 15, 2010, 12:12:06 PM »
Meh.
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« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2010, 09:37:40 AM »
3 new threads berating the new design, and one saying, this version's OK, but it's still not the real Idol...

Tell me, how loud was (or wasn't) the applause at NAMM when this was unveiled?  

Are you honestly going to put millions of dollars into the production of a guitar maybe only 1 in 20 players like?
 

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« Reply #92 on: January 19, 2010, 08:21:08 AM »
We will continue with the original Idol as well as the new Idol.  Buy what you like.

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« Reply #93 on: January 19, 2010, 02:23:28 PM »
Thank god.
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« Reply #94 on: January 19, 2010, 03:02:36 PM »
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« Reply #95 on: January 19, 2010, 03:29:45 PM »
only imports :(
but I guess that's better than nothing

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« Reply #96 on: January 19, 2010, 03:45:29 PM »
Boogie Street will continue with the customs I'm sure........
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« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2010, 07:09:29 AM »
well, I didn't buy a custom Washy for one big reason, the price is pretty high
I wish we could still get standard USA Idols, but I guess it's not going to happen
in the near future...

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« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2010, 08:36:49 AM »
You can get them through Boogie Street or Funky Monkey....
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« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2010, 04:27:34 PM »
Well, I'm really really late on this topic but I thought i would post anyway. I don't think that the Idol should change the shape, it is very distinctive. However, I think it is slightly neck heavy. I minor adjustment to the body might solve the balance issue, move towards a more slender look, but hopefully you don't go too similar to a les paul, that would be sad. If the new idols end up being more of a les paul copy that is okay, i'll just be happy that I managed to snag one of the good ones.
 

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« Reply #100 on: April 14, 2010, 08:36:24 AM »
We decided to keep the original Idol and also come out with a new Idol with a more LP shape.
 

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« Reply #101 on: April 19, 2010, 04:22:58 AM »
Hi, new member here!

I like the original Idol shape as it's somewhat different then a Les Paul.
Just got a WI66PROF for a few weeks now and did some mods.
Replaced the SD Custom Custom with a SD Seth Lover bridge pickup for more authentic 'bucker sounds. Added an SD nickel cover to the SD '59 neck pickup. Put in CTS pots (2X vol. & 2X tone) with Orange Drop caps, Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch and in/output jack.
What a killer guitar it has become, the Buzz Feiten tuning System and Grover 18-1 ratio tuners work great. It came with a perfect set-up, low action and nicely dressed frets.



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« Reply #102 on: April 19, 2010, 06:05:35 PM »
Nice Job L66,
can you characterize the difference between the lover and the custom? Tough question I know.

Looks great. What vintage is the guitar? Did you change to the top hats or did it come with them?
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« Reply #103 on: April 19, 2010, 07:30:58 PM »
Great...now I need an Idol too...
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« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2010, 11:23:05 AM »
Hi Tio Kimo, the guitar is from 2006 according to the serial number.
The guitar came with gold speed/barrel knobs, i replaced them with
amber bell knobs.
The Seth Lover sounds like a smoother version of the '59 PAF pickup.
A vintage output of 8.1K compared to the Custom Custom's 14.4K
More lows, less mids and a really nice clean sound which i couldn't
get out of the Custom Custom.
The Custom Custom is great for high gain and distortion sounds.
The Seth Lover is great for vintage '50s/'60s/'70s humbucker tones.

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