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william
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:53 am    Post subject: My Melody Maker (big porno clips) Reply with quote







these are from the ebay auction, which I won, of course. When I get the mods done, I'll post some of my own.

The mods are as follows:



new white (or maybe tort?) 2 pickup pickguard (it really will need a slider switch hole, wtf wdmusic?)



a kent armstrong minihumbucker for the fat bassy fuzzy rhythms



a lindy fralin steel poled 43 pickup, supposedly pretty close to a p90 in tone and output, for sg jr territory


this guitar plays SO nicely. I was going to leave it stock but i like the feel so well that i want to make it my main guitar, so it will need a bit more versatility.


anyhow, thanks for viewing. I know this is just another guitar pron post, but I haven't seen many MMs on here, and thought you guys would like to see it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That guitar is stunning, I love it. I think robroe will too. There's some love for MMs on shortscale.


Is it Pelham Blue?

EDIT: Are those routed for two pickups already or has yours been modified before? Seems quite a shame to cut into a vintage Melody Maker if noone else already has.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!

I think robroe will be disappointed with the planned addition of TWELVE exposed pole pieces, but he'll get over it. Laughing Laughing Laughing

In fact, my original plan was a firebird minihum neck/ fralin overwound mustang bridge combo, for no PP's, but I think the current plan will fit my needs a bit better.

it was pelham, but the clearcoat has yellowed, turning it to a great sort of sherwood front/ inverness back kind of color. more green in person than in those pics.

EDIT: yeah, they are routed already, and the routs are oversized so they can take minihums as well. and, by starting with the one pup version, i get the two knob layout i like! sweet! Cool


oh yeah forgot to mention that tonepros/kluson started making these beauties, which look exacly like the old ones, but have modern guts and higher ratio action so they will be way better than the decayed tooth looking ones on there currently



also, i already put some locking tonepros studs on the bridge/tail, and it's remarkable how much the sustain, action, and adjustability improved. not so much on the TOM gibsons, but anyone with a combo tail gibson should get some. also i should note that i am stringing it currently without the vibrola (i know, it looks cool, and maybe when i get new tuners itll be more usable. i hope so.)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, robroe will FUCK YOU UP if you mod that thing. It's perfect as-is.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha, its good, but noisy, and i crave some round rhythm tones. that pickup is some kind of bar magnet icepick monster, kind of cool but only really good for clanging metallic spikey riffs. i need some warmth, some depth.

anyhow, my policy is to be able to put it back to stock, and keep all of the original parts, so i can slap on the old assembly any time i want. the only thing that will be glaringly unstock is the minihum, but since its gibsoney i think it'll fit.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DEWD. Sweet MM. I can see why you'd want to mod it a little, and props for keeping it simple. Just keep the Vibrola and we'll be fine. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FAVOURITE NEW POSTER BY DEFAULT
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloan wrote:
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Disagree. This guy is a chonst if he fucks-up that sweet guitar. Keep it stock and buy a fucking Jet King or something. Think about it- this guitar has survived for 41 years intact, and now this guy is gonna mash it up so he can get MEATY TONEZ. Loser.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FUCK.





I actually didn't get past the pelham blue shots.


FUCK THAT OTHER SHTIETEIEITES.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh I wouldn't worry about it- I think he's a troll sent by Offsetguitars, the bastards!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, you have an OG melody maker.

If you want rhythm tones BUY SOMETHING ELSE.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zaphod wrote:
Dude, you have an OG melody maker.

If you want rhythm tones BUY SOMETHING ELSE.


cannot disagree ... for gods sake I own no valuable vintage stuff Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't do it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leaving it alone is so right. Kindly heed wise council and appreciate its inherent awesomeness.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVE IT.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

william wrote:

EDIT: yeah, they are routed already, and the routs are oversized so they can take minihums as well. and, by starting with the one pup version, i get the two knob layout i like! sweet! Cool


to be fair, if it's already routed (by the factory presumably, old musicmaster II style) and all the mods he's planning are reversible i don't really see the harm. he's getting a new guard, not cutting up that one, the tuners are the same type, and he's keeping all the parts. it would just be a case of sticking the old bits back on in the event of a sale.

a tort guard would be vomit-worthy though.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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william wrote:

EDIT: yeah, they are routed already, and the routs are oversized so they can take minihums as well. and, by starting with the one pup version, i get the two knob layout i like! sweet! Cool


to be fair, if it's already routed (by the factory presumably, old musicmaster II style) and all the mods he's planning are reversible i don't really see the harm. he's getting a new guard, not cutting up that one, the tuners are the same type, and he's keeping all the parts. it would just be a case of sticking the old bits back on in the event of a sale.


+1. Do what you want to your guitar, these are all practical and reversible mods. Plus I like the new tuners.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am so fucking jealous, i sell all my guitars for another sg jr or melody maker sg. well maybe some of my guitars lol
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the very least get some robroe covers for it.
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