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Iversen

Denmark

Sep 8th, 2011 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Congrats on that score! :) Looking forward to hearing how you like it, DragonFire. Actually, I haven't seen that one the last few weeks, but a guy from Mill Valley, San Francisco has had one for sale twice, but both times it didn't reach his asking price. Last summer I went to visit with friends in San Francisco and the guy who taught me to play back when he was an exchange student living with my family in '84 now lives in - yes, right there in Mill Vally. I've been very tempted to call him and ask him to just mosey on over and buy the damn thing already, but then again, I'd like to stay married!

Anyway, let's hear a review once you get it.

(This message was last edited by Iversen at 11:45 AM, Sep 9th, 2011)

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Sep 9th, 2011 06:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool toros.. that Korean one is very elegant looking and the black dove toro has that gibson junior sort of look.

DragonFire

New Jersey

Sep 9th, 2011 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

about staying married...

The guy I am buying the MIA off of did not want to ship to my place of employment since it was not my "confirmed" address. This of course blows my whole sneaking it in the house when wifey is preoccupied. Shew will never know the difference between 9 and now 10 guitars

...no honey I have always had that one , I just don't play it alot:)....until now!


So now I have to tell her that a new guitar case is being delivered on Tuesday and hope she can't distinguish the weight of a case with a guitar or empty...wish me luck.

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Sep 10th, 2011 12:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

just say its back from repairs...

Iversen

Denmark

Sep 10th, 2011 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ask her about her clothes... Or use a little of the ol'e reverse psychology: Baby, I think you've seen this guitar at least 10 times before, it's as if you're not paying attention when I'm sharing my hobby

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Sep 11th, 2011 02:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Or just buy her some jewellery that will distract her !

DragonFire

New Jersey

Sep 13th, 2011 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It sounds like you two are well practiced in these situations? The Toro gets delivered today:)

DragonFire

New Jersey

Sep 24th, 2011 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So I have been playing this MIA for awhile now and I am really really impressed. I will tell you even though it's an unfair comparison , but I actually like the feel of my 98's better than the MIA or my 02 MIM. But I knew that going in since the 02 and the MIA are essentially the same type. The 98's strings are closer to the body which by me being a lifelong Strat player makes it feel more comfortable. It's not that I dislike the other two, but I prefer the older MIM's I own. I will also add that I am waiting for a guitar tech to finish installing a set of Seymour Duncans in my first Toro (98 bought new)w/ coil tap pots.

As for the MIA...The black doves are indeed interesting. They have a P-90 growl as expected but also have a warm full humbucker squawk when driven as well. I am glad I bought it. I certainly need more time to learn how to hit the sweet spots with the various amps I have (I just added an BillM modded Blues Junior to the arsenal). With the MIA addition and the SD pickup upgrade, I will have 4 Toros each with a different sound. I'll be back!!!

(This message was last edited by DragonFire at 01:53 PM, Sep 24th, 2011)

Iversen

Denmark

Oct 2nd, 2011 09:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You have too many Toros Mr. Dragonfire, might I suggest you ship one or two off to Denmark, oh say in time for christmas maybe? I can promise you they'll find a nice cosy home here with me. :)

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Oct 3rd, 2011 05:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds like a great guitar post some pics when you can

DragonFire

New Jersey

Oct 6th, 2011 06:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Iversen

"You have too many" is my wife's mantra. I will tell you what I tell her. My days of giving up guitars were over when I sold a 69 strat and a 68 gold top LP to buy a car. The car is probably a pile of ferrous oxide by now and the guitars are probably hanging on the wall of your local vintage guitar shop fetching some ungodly amount money akin to paying off my house mortgage. Certainly a Toro may never reach that kind of star status but....it ain't goin' nowhere! But I will indeed send you pictures...through Ernie!

bluesmama
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SoCal, USA

Quietly hoarding guitars...
Oct 18th, 2011 03:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still my favorite guitar! ;-)

DragonFire

New Jersey

Nov 4th, 2011 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i was considering putting a Bigsby on the 2005 MIM with the tune a matic tail piece. I was about to try the Virbamate plate that allows you to mount the Bigsby without drilling any holes. Was wondering if anybody has tried this and if the proximity to the bridge was too close yielding tuning instability. Any thoughts?

bluesmama
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SoCal, USA

Quietly hoarding guitars...
Nov 5th, 2011 10:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Catch this YT vid of a Mexi Toro doing the blues thang. Why we love our Toros.

Toro blues

Iversen

Denmark

Nov 19th, 2011 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

DragonFire, my only experience with a Bigsby is from playing a friend's ES-335 onto which he had had it mounted at the same time he had EMG's installed in it (This in a brand new ES-335!). I did not like it at all and IMO he pretty much destroyed his 335 this way. While I'm no dive bomber and the vibrato you can get with a Bigsby indeed is subtle, it's just not worth it. First of all, it pretty much killed the sustain, at least on his guitar and secondly, the way the Bigsby works seems to add some unwanted noise from the part of the strings sitting behind the bridge; the added length is just enough for the strings to get into motion, thus introducing an annoying "singing" that you don't get from a regular tune'o'matic bridge.

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Nov 22nd, 2011 06:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

hmm interesting I have 5 teles and one has a bigsby factory installed makes for a different kind of tele, but not sure if I would mod my toro that way.

then again if its not a permanent mod might be worth trying

DragonFire

New Jersey

Nov 28th, 2011 05:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am now on the fence with the Bigsby after reading your comments. On the other hand it is completely reversible without any drilled holes needed. However this is a $160 plus experiment!

I will tell you that the Seymour Duncan are really a sweet match for the 98 Toro. The secret as I think I mentioned before is they need to be driven to get the fullness from them. This is especially true for the coil tap. At room volume the single coils are barely different from the humbucker. But crank it a little and it opens up.

DragonFire

New Jersey

Apr 27th, 2012 06:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It has been awhile since I posted last here...actually I am the last that posted here as well!

I must say I am loving the Seymour Duncan upgrade I did on my black MIM Toro. Really a rich tone. The pu's when split to single coils is not at all too bright or brittle. Very sweet tone and lots of versatilty.

I did buy a few more MIA strats one of which came with a SD Pearly Gates in the neck. Didn't like it there so I am waiting for my shop to upgrade to a Dimarzio Air Norton ( It has a Tone Zone in the Bridge) I am taking the Pearly Gates and having this installed in my Sunburst MIM Toro in the bridge along with a SD 59 in the neck.

I will let you know the results.

(This message was last edited by DragonFire at 06:26 PM, Apr 27th, 2012)

Iversen

Denmark

Apr 28th, 2012 02:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I keep checking this thread every now and then hoping that someone will ask me to take their Black Doves Toro off their hands for next to nothing...

(This message was last edited by Iversen at 06:37 PM, Apr 28th, 2012)

DragonFire

New Jersey

Apr 28th, 2012 08:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am still looking for a Crimson MIA Toro with HB's!

A few months ago there were a few of these but now that I will have spare cash there is nothing to be found. Although there is a white MIM on Craig's List that I have reached out for....so far no response from the seller.

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