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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Interesting Dan Torres article on the DeArmond M75

Mr. Sanchez
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Ridgemont High

Aloha Mr. Hand
Nov 15th, 2010 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


but I'm puzzled....if you scroll down to the paragraph beginning with "It was just sitting
around....", he goes on to say the M75 has a chambered body. Could Dan have been working with another DeArmond model?

lots of good pick up information too

professor
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Nov 15th, 2010 11:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He also says, "..and the single coil pickup models just KILL for that Gretsch, or Duane Eddy type tone -a big, clear, ringing twang - very cool.)"

I know others think that, but I thought the 2K SUCKED in the bridge of my M77T. See thread a few down...

Mr. Sanchez
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Aloha Mr. Hand
Nov 15th, 2010 01:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

but back to my question: is he mistaken when he says the M75 has a chambered body? I thought I read somewhere that those things were like boat anchors.

Frank Hudson
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Tone is stuck on my fingers
Nov 16th, 2010 04:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They ARE heavy, at least all the ones I've held. I also believe they are chambered. Heck, a cement block is chambered too--doesn't mean it's light.

With my M72, (also chambered, but with Goldtones) I picked one from about 4 or 5 at a Guitar Center during the blowout that was significently lighter. The heavy ones were nearly as heavy as the M75s I've held. So there's either wood variance, or chambering variance (and with automated machines cutting the wood, it about has to be the wood).

(This message was last edited by Frank Hudson at 08:44 PM, Nov 20th, 2010)

professor
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Nov 18th, 2010 06:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Heck, a cement block is chambered too--doesn't mean it's light."

Ha! Great point! "Yes it weighs 13 pounds...but it's chambered!"

(This message was last edited by professor at 06:46 AM, Nov 18th, 2010)

Cartoonist

Bowie, Maryland

Dec 25th, 2010 02:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Jetstar, an M65, an M75, and a Starfire Special, all Korean made. The Starfire (semi-hollow!) is heavier than the M75 and the Jetstar, but is almost exactly the same as the M65...7 and 1/2 pounds.

The Starfire has a VERY cool sound, clean, twangy and woody, but when I turn the amp up, the sound gets compressed with a mean growl. Not distortion, just...growly.

The M65 has an incredibly hot, sizzling sound when using an overdriven amp or an overdrive pedal. It really burns. I gotta put up some sound files.

JerseyJettFan

USA

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Dec 25th, 2010 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an Indonesian made black DeArmond M-65 from '99 that I bought used in near mint condition last winter for $50.00 and find it a superb guitar easily achieving the Joan Jett "tone" I had been seeking. Clean bell like tone when not overdriven but when it is the M-65 out performs the Epiphones LP's and SG's that I've tried that cost six times as much. The guitar despite having a bolt-on neck has tremendous sustain, finish is top notch as are the stock electronics and the factory nut was cut perfectly. The only upgrade I've made so far is a set of Fender/Schaller strap locks though I may add a set of Schaller tuning machines in the near future. The tuners may help with the minor tuning issues I've been having lately though I think it may have more to do with the fact I turn the thermostat down to 62 degrees at night then up to 68 or 70 in the morning as it stayed in tune all summer during the constant heatwave and this fall so far has been downright frigid here in NW NJ.

(This message was last edited by JerseyJettFan at 06:34 PM, Dec 25th, 2010)

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