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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Electrical Guitar Company/Travis Bean - Anyone? - Ordered! Reply with quote

Anyone ever played or owned one? I know king buzzo plays one, but I also noticed that one of the guitarists from thee oh sees plays one.

Saw one in the flesh in a guitar shop in Brooklyn, but the staff were kinda dicks, so I never asked to play it.

I think thye look the business



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link

It's a big thread and the guys there are all very much into them. At the least it's worth skipping over the last 20 pages or so. Despite typically being custom orders they tend to hold they're resale value very well, too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not for me, although keith richards got some pretty cool sounds out of the perspex models
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure Timhulio has an Electrical (TB-500 type).

I don't like the look of the all aluminium ones to be honest. I prefer the trad Travis Bean set up, including wooden fretboard. DEFINITELY more susceptible to temperature changes too (despite some claiming otherwise).

I also don't like the skinnier Electrical Headstock compared to the TB style. Actually turns me off (shallow I know) as it just doesn't sit right aesthetically - the weighting is not right or some subjective shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go: travis Bean TB 500 and Electrical clone




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an older one. The headstocks finally settled into a much better shape:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shexy!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didn't know the headstock changed but the old T is cooler in my opinion
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
not for me, although keith richards got some pretty cool sounds out of the perspex models


aren't you thinking of a dan armstrong rather than travis bean?

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i didn't know the headstock changed but the old T is cooler in my opinion


TBs have the T headstock, EGC (homages to the originals, since travis bean only made a few hundred and is now dead) have the triangular shape.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's mine #85.




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albini's guitar is easily one of my favourite looking guitars of all time [/Kanye]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you like it Tim?

I've heard people say it's a revelation, and ruins all other guitars. Where does it stand in your pecking order?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Here's mine #85.





Holy shit that is fucking awesome... How much it set you back? I wanna
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
I've heard people say it's a revelation, and ruins all other guitars. Where does it stand in your pecking order?


Well, you wouldn't mistake the sound for another guitar, that's for sure. It's capable of being quite musical as the pickups aren't particularly hot, however the clanginess can dominate. If you want that sound, it does it perfectly. However, you can eq a Telecaster to sound similar, and that has lots of other sounds too! That said, I do like it lots, and will never sell (it was my main guitar for a good few years). I bought it in late 2006 and custom spec'd a few things like the tuners and there's a slight radius on the neck and narrow frets. It was only £800 due to their lower early prices and the generous exchange rate at the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim, that looks amazing. Really peaked my interest
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, i'm seriously considering enquiring about a price for the std model. Bit odd spending a lot without actually playing one, but they apparently hold their price well.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you could still get them for £800, i'd have one tomorrow. The price is now $2200 before import duty. You're into vintage jag money.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
...and will never sell...


i remember you had this up for sale briefly a while back, my jaws were a-slaverin'.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, when I needed the deposit for my flat. I sold a '69 jag and a '67 Viking instead. How do I not like selling guitars.
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