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Offline tobaccosunburn

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wi-67 pro- 03'
« on: January 21, 2013, 04:09:00 PM »
Just picked up a 2003 tobacco sunburst wi67 mint)0 for $350. I briefly had an 04'. In comparison the 03' model was built much nicer. The volume pots in the 03' have a nice gradual range. The binding was also different and had a nice tinted yellow cream color rather than white. It just appears that a lot more workmanship went into the 03'. Does anyone know what the first year of these were made. Has anyone struggled with tuning. Seems like the 6th E is tough and I can't get real precise on drop  D tunings-any opinions on the buzz feiten system.

Offline Tio Kimo

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Re: wi-67 pro- 03'
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 11:40:07 AM »
Nice! I sold an '03 Earlier this year. Fantastic guitar. Agree on all your points regarding build. Do you still have the patina'd Grovers on that guitar? I had issues with the "G", but just lived with it. I did, however, swap out the harness, to CTS pots and split the p'ups. Eliminating the VCC.

These were only made for a couple years. There's a thread somewhere where Nick gives the actual breakdown by color etc. I searched and came up empty.

enjoy! how about some pictures?

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Re: wi-67 pro- 03'
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 10:38:32 PM »
Any opinion on the VCC swap? I've also been thinking about nickel covers. I read they might warm up the tone. Anyone try this and find a liking or not, maybe just personal taste? Anyone with a pick of how it might look?

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Re: wi-67 pro- 03'
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 10:15:52 AM »
I've never seen a TSB Wi-67 with covered buckers, although I'm sure somebody did it. This is the same shape, but flamed, not quilted, and no f-hole. Use your imagination.



As for the harness, It completely opened up the guitar. The Duncans are top quality pickups, and going to CTS 500k was a huge improvement on mine. Opened it up, better response from the tone knob, etc.

Aww man, you're making regret letting her go.....

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'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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Re: wi-67 pro- 03'
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 10:49:26 AM »
Stop doing that to me, Kimo!
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