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SKC Willie
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: NGD: 70s Electra content Reply with quote

I sold my Jag bass. I had to drive about 30 minutes because the guy was busy but after I sold the bass he mentioned a guitar store a few doors down.

Walking in, knowing it was a bad idea to go into a used guitar store with money, I see this guitar. I played it and it plays so damn good, I had to have it. Best part, $90 out the door.

Ignore my stupid face, I'm pretty ecstatic right now. am a little sad about selling such a cool bass but this makes me much happier.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is hot...
Nice find.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooft thats a cool guitar Shocked

nice find
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty cool! not the OG pickups I assume, though someone did a good job installing them (from what I can see). and it still has the OG knobs! nice!

also, I had to lol at how you always take these pictures peering over the guitar like that. sorry... it's kind of funny though.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet find williie, i know the feeling though after selling a guitar. You longly look at where it used to sit in the rack and know something is missing. This will dampen the blow but that looks fun.
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SKC Willie
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mages wrote:
pretty cool! not the OG pickups I assume, though someone did a good job installing them (from what I can see). and it still has the OG knobs! nice!

also, I had to lol at how you always take these pictures peering over the guitar like that. sorry... it's kind of funny though.


hahaha. yeah, just habit I suppose.


And I'm pretty sure the pickups are original. As is everything else.

Not mine but exact same guitar here!

editz

it looks like there is a cover that used to go over the bridge/trem. I don't have that or the trem arm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice get. And coincidently, I think it is almost the same thing I just got from Billy3000 as a project guitar..

If you ever have a chance, could you trace me an outline of the pickguard and pm it to me?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you cheeky bastard!!!

it's the ancestor to the ET270!!! pisss

do an hot p90s
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a fixed bridge?

Looks cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

portugalwillie wrote:
Mages wrote:
pretty cool! not the OG pickups I assume, though someone did a good job installing them (from what I can see). and it still has the OG knobs! nice!

also, I had to lol at how you always take these pictures peering over the guitar like that. sorry... it's kind of funny though.


hahaha. yeah, just habit I suppose.


And I'm pretty sure the pickups are original. As is everything else.

Not mine but exact same guitar here!

editz

it looks like there is a cover that used to go over the bridge/trem. I don't have that or the trem arm

oh ok, cool!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, pickups are definitely OG. not sure how many humbuckers you can buy with two screws on one side, and one on the other.

the ET270's were made with single coils that are supposedly unlike ANY OTHER PICKUPS EVAR in terms of AWESOMEBILITY.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trem is actually a floating trem a lot like the Jazzmaster trem. the arm screws in though, so unless I get lucky and a strat arm happens to fit I bet it would be impossible to find one.


and I doubt I change the pickups, they sound SO good with dirt.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
Nice get. And coincidently, I think it is almost the same thing I just got from Billy3000 as a project guitar..

If you ever have a chance, could you trace me an outline of the pickguard and pm it to me?


Yeah, man. I can hook you up. It may not be until next week because I'm going out of town this week but I'll need to get under the pg to fix the tone pot anyways.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome man! Good find! As Cur said, I just gave him a project form of the Aria version of that guitar!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a trace would be great. I am planning to do most of the work on the project guitar between Christmas - new years break. Just ordering up the parts now.

You know, a body trace would help out also, I plan on building back the horns..

Also, it was great to meet B3000, too bad I couldn't make his show.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
Thanks a trace would be great. I am planning to do most of the work on the project guitar between Christmas - new years break. Just ordering up the parts now.

You know, a body trace would help out also, I plan on building back the horns..

Also, it was great to meet B3000, too bad I couldn't make his show.



I should be making a tracing this weekend. I'm not exactly sure the best way to go about that, though. I could do a tracing and mail you it or make a pdf. Although, I'm not sure how I would take something that big and convert it to a pdf accurately.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,I did a an overlay with a pic grabbed on the inter tubes that should work for the horns. A PDF of the pic guard should scan. Just mark on it a north/ south and east/west measurement that I can use as a scale reference.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE

I have this guitar now. it is kewl. the pickups are surprisingly good sounding. like a sweet and smooth vintage PAF kind of tone. the neck is sort of like an ibanez neck but not quite as thin. but it has that profile that gets thinner as you go up the neck. the extra switch is a strangle switch. so you can go from super bassy fat PAF too a more tight and crunchy sound. you can then use it in combination with the tone knob to roll off highs for a super strangled midrangey fixed wah sound.

tuners, are your normal cheap shit 70s japanese tuners. they suck. but they do the job. the bridge is mostly functional at the moment. seems like it would work well if I had all the screws. I'm thinking I'll try shimming the neck as well, since it's all the way down to the body now and would still be nice if it was a bit lower. it would be very cool if I could find a trem bar for it. I tried an american strat bar and it didn't work at all. I think the correct bar must be smaller.

it plays quite well. intonates just fine. really quite a quality sounding and playing guitar. not nearly as "trashy" as you might think by looking at it.
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