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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Univox Hi Flyer Reply with quote




http://used.samashmusic.com/item.php?id=9445

Just going by what's listed, does this seem like a decent price? If it is, I'm gonna say screw the Talman I'm also interested in, call the shop and see if I can put a deposit over the phone, and then pick it up when I arrive.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just spoke to the manager, and he understands my situation. He's gonna hold it for me!!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems very cheap! Good score.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I spoke to the salesperson, I asked him to level with me.

They took the guitar in over Christmas, Overall it's in good condition, missing the trem arm (but that's fine, I rarely ever need use trem), it holds tune nicely, sounds good (with Duncan Distortions, itd better), comfortable action.

FUCK YEAH!
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO, one of the best parts of the Hi-Flyer, regardless of the model, are the pickups. My phase 3 came with only the neck humbucker and it's probably the fattest and sweetest sounding humbacker I ever did heard.

But that's probably a fair price for that guitar. Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the guitarist from OFF! was playing one of those when I saw them open for Dinosaur Jr. and his tone was waaayyy better than J's.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Univox Hi Flyer Reply with quote

To mutch kurds?
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Univox Hi Flyer Reply with quote

weeping_moon wrote:
To mutch kurds?


It's a different kind of Kurdtz. A non Fender kind.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:55 am    Post subject: Re: Univox Hi Flyer Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
weeping_moon wrote:
To mutch kurds?


It's a different kind of Kurdtz. A non Fender kind.


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im having GAS for one of these..
Ive read that Ben from Band of Horses uses a Mosrite but looks like a Univox?


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the UK, one just went on ebay for 320 quid, that's 516 bucks! And it had no electrics.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aint that one kurtz got troubles to keep in tune during a show in argentina ?



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it appears so. But since the pickups have already been replaced, any thoughts of trying to preserve its originality never came to fruition. If the tuners suck, they're going away. This is gonna be a player (or a guitar I flip on the local market)
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
it appears so. But since the pickups have already been replaced, any thoughts of trying to preserve its originality never came to fruition. If the tuners suck, they're going away. This is gonna be a player (or a guitar I flip on the local market)


kurt put Seymour duncan Jb on every single guitar he used. Laughing
tuners seems replaced , maybe something not matched the replacement wish may caused the guitar going out of tune Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... update time.

I bought her, but she was not as described. However, her neck though felt so great, and she has so much potential and mojo, that I took a risk. She's got a few dings, but none in an uncomfortable place. And she was also over $100 less than the most recent one I saw listed locally in PR.

Anyway, she's an early Phase II, originally with P90's, but a pair of Duncan Distortions are wedged in place. I'm thinking of replacing the pots though, in order to brighten up the pickups a bit.

When I get the guitar home to PR and open her up, I'll have a better idea of what to do. But for now, I am just enjoying that sweet sweet neck. Pics, well later. Jet lag is killing me, and I'm going to bed.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I soooooo fucking adore the hiflyer, if it weren't for the kurtsz stigma I'd be all over the fucking things. That was a sweep scoop, man.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pens wrote:
I soooooo fucking adore the hiflyer, if it weren't for the kurtsz stigma I'd be all over the fucking things. That was a sweep scoop, man.


Anyone who makes the connection obviously has a bit of Kurdtz themselves, or once did. Hi-Flyers aren't particularly notable in general. I'm sure you'd get as many/possibly less Cobain comments as with a Super-Sonic, whom people merely vaguely familiar with Kurt's choice in Fenders might mistake for one of his.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice neck
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I'm thinking of replacing the pots with 1 meg pots and adding an .22 orange drop to bright up those pickups. Any thoughts?
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