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Idol Series / Re: WI-66PRO Idol - Bought Used, Need Info!
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:11:26 AM »
that's a a great deal on an excellent guitar.

I owned the WI-67 for a long time. Same guitar with a semi-hollow cutaway in the bass side, similar to a tele thinline.

You've been informed on the p'ups, and as you said, you couldn't even buy the pickups and tuners for what you paid for the entire guitar.

The VCC is a neat idea. Rather than tone knobs, you're rolling ea p'up from 'bucker to single. Theoretically this allows you endless tonal options as you find "blends" that work for different applications. In my case, I simply swapped out the harness, and found the guitar really opened up and had more balls.

I don't know what your technical abilities are as far as soldering and whatnot, but you could purchase a  completed harness, which would include a new switch, top quality pots and caps, and a jack. Only things remaining would be the pickups. A harness like that would run you 100.00. doubles the price of your guitar, but I think you would be REALLY happy, and at that point, you'd have gig worthy axe for less than 250.00 and a bit of elbow grease.

just my .02. Congrats on the buy, welcome to the forum.

missed this. hope it was a great day, buddy.

thanks for sharing this Jim. These are very cool guitars, a lot of neat ideas come into play here.

There was one for sale on the local craigslist for the longest. I really wanted to, but it wasn't cheap. Seeing these photos makes me regret not finding a way.

New acquisition for AMS?

Awesome news, you two. congratulations!!

I say get her a Ukelele...

Happy Birthday Toaster!

there is a free subscription level available, but it's not THAT big a deal.

I appreciate the support, lads.

This story - our relationship with the wonderful man - is front page news in the Chicago Tribune today.

nice tribute.,0,3799924.story

Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: new wire &Pups for my HB35
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:08:24 PM »
Cumberland, I don't know where you are, but I would buy this kit for an HB35

Half way down that page he has a "335 complete wiring harness" you can select what type of capacitors you'd like. there is no photo on that page, but here's what it looks like......

that's mine. I went with .22 Paper in oil capacitors. Couldn't be happier. Price quality and service all top notch.

In my case I installed them in a Custom shop 335 type guitar from another builder. combined them with some boutique PAF's, but the 57's should be stellar!

I did the install myself through the bridge pickup cavity. He makes these with pigtail leads so that you don't need to access the pots to install/swap out pickups.

my axe....

General Discussion / Re: Tuning a guitar correctly. ??
« on: March 31, 2013, 01:02:10 PM »
To me this is a good case of a whole lot of knowledge and science gets in the way of actually making music.  Get a el cheapo Snark tuner.  When the needle is in the middle, play the damn thing.

^^^^  this.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: WN-30 Beckmen Era
« on: March 29, 2013, 12:45:16 PM »

Hey Magoo...didn't expect to find this here. Thank you. you can't begin to imagine this man's daily impact. He wasn't an elderly relative we visited occasionally, we lived in the same home for 20 years, and worked side by side almost everyday on some project or other. A retired chemist/pharmacologist - my kids, particularly my daughter, came home to him, with warm cookies and milk, everyday of her life from kindergarten til Jr High, when after school activities began to change things. She's 21 now. This man was my families foundation. We will take a great deal of time before we establish a "new normal". But to your point, this is not a tragic loss. He lived a full life and died quietly and painlessly, holding my hand.

thanks man. I appreciate the thought.

with my daughter 2001 or so....newspaper photo

Acoustic Basses / Re: AB20 input plate
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:56:25 AM »
Got a pic of the existing jack plate? Is it unusual?

Those AB20's are cool looking basses. I've been watching one for sale in my area. Do you also own "standard" basses? How would you compare the AB20? Does it project enough acoustically to play unplugged with an acoustic guitar?

blast from the past.

Hope all is well in the Rocket / Rockette household....

Happy birthday Rockette

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Newbie says Hi! New HB 35 day!
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:24:22 PM »

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My modified Falcon
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:53:49 AM »
Wow!! 8.1 isn't bad at all. My northern Ash tele comes in at nearly 10#! Exactly how much wood did you remove for the single, anyway?

Really appreciate you sharing this here. You've increased my GAS for one of these significantly.

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