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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: NGD: 1966 Fender Coronado II Reply with quote



Fuck yes. Just need some knobs now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely but I can't believe it's correctly intonated
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that is lovely!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Them knobs are expensive! Lovely guitar.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats pretty
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score, every shortscalers favourite alternative Smile love it
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Coronado Family.

Looks similar to mine that I just picked up except for the stop tail and the all aluminum pickups. Your guitar looks in more pristine condition than mine.

What year is yours? What did you give for her?

Here is mine:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

markarkark wrote:
Them knobs are expensive! Lovely guitar.


You ain't kidding:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-FENDER-CORONADO-BC-RICH-RICKENBACKER-60S-70S-Guitar-Knobs-/380449726599?pt=Guitar&hash=item5894922087
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$700. Very Happy

Whats the deal with the bridge and intonation? move it around till its close?

Also grounding seems weird. I can touch the pickup and its silent but it seems the strings aren't grounded. Loose wire?

June 10th 1966 neck stamp.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more pictures: I'll break out the DSLR tomorrow when it is sunny.





And I raided some of my other guitars for knobs and came up with this:



Undecided on if I like how they look but it beats spending 60 dollars on knobs, I'd say.

I played a band practice with it today, thoughts:

Feedback. FEEDBACK! Holy shit! even with a clean boost pedal, FEEDBACK! I had to turn my Bassman to double where I normally have it to compete in the mix -- these pickups are really low output, I would think. I usually can have it on 4 or 5 with a Mustang (which is pretty low output), I had it on 7 or 8. Also, lots of low end which is nice in that it can drive the amp in a way I'm not accustomed to. The 'strummability' of this guitar ranks very highly. It is begging to be abused. The neck is phenomal, it is the best feeling and playing guitar I have ever owned, or played for that matter. It sounds incredible by itself, I'm just trying to figure out how I'm working it into my bands. I'm playing 3 shows this weekend, so I guess I'll have to figure it out...

I do think there is a grounding wire loose as the strings are not grounded, nor is the bridge. No way am I going to work on this puppy myself, however.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks nice! is this in lieu of jazzy?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cobascis wrote:
$700. Very Happy

Whats the deal with the bridge and intonation? move it around till its close?

Also grounding seems weird. I can touch the pickup and its silent but it seems the strings aren't grounded. Loose wire?

June 10th 1966 neck stamp.


I gave $800 for mine and it came with a case covered in duct tape Razz My Coronado II was Jan 1967 neck stamp. I guessed yours was earlier since the pickups are the all shiny ones. They were on the first runs.

This was my first hollowbody as well and you have to move the bridge until you get the right intonation.

Here is a pic of my bridge and you can see other people moved it all around, but I pretty much got a fairly even action with a thick business card shim and spot on intonation. Your bridge is a little different than mine because your guitar has the stop tail and mine has the "reverb" handle.



I agree on the good strums and the necks are just ace on these guitars. I play to make my Jazzmaster guitar have the same profile as this one.

I love the feedback with a Big Muff. You can get the Black Keys-ThickFreakness going on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found some cheaper knobs for ya:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-OF-5-CONTROL-KNOBS-FOR-RICKENBACKER-OR-VINTAGE-GTR-/190647481166?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item2c6379b34e

But have you considered Bronco knobs? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pickup. Coros can't be beat.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the knobs! Boughted.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to rotate the feet on the bridge.

The bridge on your guitar:



How it should be:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cobascis wrote:
Thanks for the knobs! Boughted.


Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gabriel wrote:
You need to rotate the feet on the bridge.

The bridge on your guitar:



How it should be:



Wow I;m stupid. THat's how it came so I put it back that way after restringing. Thanks!. I'm going to run a wire from the bridge pickup screw to the bridge for my show tonight to get rid of grounding issues for the time being.

Nice pics to come!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gabriel wrote:
You need to rotate the feet on the bridge.

The bridge on your guitar:



How it should be:



I knew something was off but I just could not place it. That will definitely affect the intonation if you can't move the bridge close enough to the bridge pickup.

I used a tape measure to measure the distance from the nut to the bridge and then adjust the intonation from there by moving the bridge forward and backward slightly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn that's a gorgeous guitar!
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