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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:55 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

ElfDude wrote:




...TBH60

I think the twinblade is my favorite. Any of you who have used them already know they're great little humbuckers... humbuckers that aren't as thick sounding as their full-sized counterparts (which can be a real advantage when playing cleans, IMO). In a semi-hollow environment it really sings. I kicked in some distortion and still really liked the tone. Still very usable except for the really heavy stuff, I'll always want a normal humbucker for that.

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It looks symmetrical now.

And my experience with the TBH is mostly in the middle, altho i just wired up a Bolt with C22B/TBH/TBH. Similar take on it as you. Beefier than single coil, but with some thinner SC character.
In the middle it fills out the in-between tones when using a full HB in the bridge, and even makes for a nice tapped HB + TBH clean tone.
I'll post more on my neck TBH experience over the weekend, but it was rounder, deeper, lost a bit of SC "chime", but possibly due to its physical size still retained much of that neck p/up Bolt/Strat tone.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:30 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Okay you smart and educated guitar people, how afraid should I be?




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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I would be afraid. If the strings are still on it I would loosen them until you have it checked out buy a tech.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:11 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

emux2 wrote:
I would be afraid. If the strings are still on it I would loosen them until you have it checked out buy a tech.


Me, too. Looks like something (tension) is pulling the neck up. Could be the glue let go, but sure doesn't look good.

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Wow, did it take a neck hit? Could just be a finish crack. Lower end Chinese guitars are notorious for using uncured or under-cured wood. Does it stay in tune? If it's not causing a tuning problem, I'd let it go. You said you paid $189 for the guitar, so it's probably not worth paying a tech to attempt a repair. But, I'd start bringing a backup (and maybe a can of lighter fluid) to your gigs.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:38 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Park wrote:
Wow, did it take a neck hit? Could just be a finish crack. Lower end Chinese guitars are notorious for using uncured or under-cured wood. Does it stay in tune? If it's not causing a tuning problem, I'd let it go. You said you paid $189 for the guitar, so it's probably not worth paying a tech to attempt a repair. But, I'd start bringing a backup (and maybe a can of lighter fluid) to your gigs.


Nah, nothing bad happened to it. And it plays and stays in tune fine. As far as I nca see it's all in the finish but I don't know for sure.

You're right that it was an inexpensive guitar, so I'll probably just keep playing it. If the neck separates some day, so be it.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:02 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Here's a link to advice on a similar problem. Does the crack seem to open if you flex the neck?
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Here's a link to advice on a similar problem. Does the crack seem to open if you flex the neck?


Thanks for the link! I'm going to book mark that page.

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Park wrote:
Lower end Chinese guitars are notorious for using uncured or under-cured wood.


I'm wondering if that's all that's going on. The guitar is spending its first winter up here in the cold, moisture-free high desert and it's drying out, which caused the finish to split. I went and tried pushing the neck forward and don't any movement or gaps opening up.

Yeah, let's just keep on enjoying this thing and see what happens. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:31 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

For what you paid for it, you can't go wrong. You're not out much if it "lets go", but it might be fine and give you 10 or 20 years of enjoyment. Enjoy it while you've got it. Aesthetics is overrated anyway! lol

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ElfDude wrote:
A few years back I bought a Chinese ES-335 style guitar and I really enjoyed it. The brand was New York Pro. It looked pretty good. Played pretty good. I put a C22B and a C22N in it and it sounded awesome! I sold it to help pay for my Electric Blue Bolt when I bought it. So far it's the only guitar I've ever sold that I really regretted selling and missed afterward. I've made overtures to the kid who bought it from me but he had no desire to sell it back. Cool


Nothing like the birth of a child to motivate a young guitar owner to sell! Laughing


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:15 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey cool, the wayward semi-hollow comes home! As Pink Floyd once said; "A Nice Pair".
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you go Dude, you go! happy for ya Dancing
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Park wrote:
Hey cool, the wayward semi-hollow comes home! As Pink Floyd once said; "A Nice Pair".


We'll see how long it stays. It may just be turned around and sold to my brother. At least it'd still be in the band that way.

If he doesn't buy it, I think I have a special plan for it. Shhh

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ElfDude wrote:
Park wrote:
Hey cool, the wayward semi-hollow comes home! As Pink Floyd once said; "A Nice Pair".


We'll see how long it stays. It may just be turned around and sold to my brother. At least it'd still be in the band that way.

If he doesn't buy it, I think I have a special plan for it. Shhh


Looks like I'm keeping it. At least for now. I just ordered something that will make it unique from all my other guitars. Stay tuned. Wink

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Shazam!!!






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i do believe i hear 'Lou ann the Poovies' backing up with SHAZAM!! so, a personalized perloid pickguard, no? course how do you cover that one up. oh..and a p90 write up. Think
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:33 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Looking forward to trying out the P90s at band practice tomorrow. I was only able to listen long enough to make sure they work. And that was at low volume.

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Awaiting tone report. Cool

My only GFS experience is with a pair of their clearance section/OEM covered overwound humbuckers. They're a ceramic magnet hot PAF type and they sound good for the price, especially since I got them "unused" off ebay for half price. The funny thing about it is that I went from hot ceramics to ceramic hot PAFs, and now I'm craving some vintage single coils. It's a sickness for sure.

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Awaiting tone report. Cool

My only GFS experience is with a pair of their clearance section/OEM covered overwound humbuckers. They're a ceramic magnet hot PAF type and they sound good for the price, especially since I got them "unused" off ebay for half price. The funny thing about it is that I went from hot ceramics to ceramic hot PAFs, and now I'm craving some vintage single coils. It's a sickness for sure.


I only got to play with it for a minute or two last night. Looking forward to giving it a workout at band practice tonight. I think the look is very sweet.

First impressions in random order:
• More open and alive than the P90s I had in an Agile a few years back
• Relatively quiet for single coils
• Not as bright and punchy as Carvin AP11s
• Less output at the bridge than my favorite Carvin humbuckers
• More bottom end than Carvin AP11s
• Smooth and buttery without a muffled tone
• Very nice tone when they’re both on together
• Will be sweet for our Beatles and Elvis covers

Definitely good for the price.

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