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Leftee
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Apr 16th, 2018 08:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, my guitar made it to Greensboro, yesterday, ahead of the storm that hit the whole region, there and here.

woody
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The prairie

Apr 16th, 2018 09:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Case or bag?

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Apr 16th, 2018 10:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Correct - "proper" SG's always had 22 frets - like the Les Paul they were (and replaced).

Leftee
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Apr 16th, 2018 06:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Bag

I’ve got cases. I didn’t bother to order one for this.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 09:18 PM, Apr 16th, 2018)

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

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Apr 16th, 2018 09:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Eric, do you still have my old SG Standard? If you ever want to get rid of it - or do a swap and some cash for this Elitist...'

...that was just a thought that suddenly crossed my mind...

Leftee
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Apr 16th, 2018 10:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

No, I sold that back to you.

littleuch
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pronounced "Klinkhammer" in French
Apr 17th, 2018 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

How much mass is added with the robo tuners? Seems to me like neck dive will be an issue.

Leftee
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Apr 17th, 2018 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'll find out today!

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

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Apr 17th, 2018 07:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Um, you didn't sell it to me... that's okay; hopefully it found a good home.

woody
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Apr 17th, 2018 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

"How much mass is added with the robo tuners? Seems to me like neck dive will be an issue."

Not much if any. I read somewhere that they're lighter then the standard tulip variety.

Leftee
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Apr 17th, 2018 08:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

Are you sure I didn't sell it back to you @2014-ish?

I really thought I did and then you took the Larivee (sp) pickups out of it.

Leftee
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Apr 17th, 2018 11:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

I found the emails. It was Apr/May 2014.

Leftee
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Apr 17th, 2018 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's here.

Set up is OK but I will tweak it a little, I'm sure. The battery in the robo-tuners still had enough charge to tune the guitar. OK... *THAT* is cool!

Guitar is without any visible flaws.

I just played for a couple minutes. Love the tones! It is what I was hoping for.

Guitar weighs 7.1 lbs. according to my digital scale.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 04:55 PM, Apr 17th, 2018)

woody
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Apr 17th, 2018 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile  


Enjoy!

Leftee
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Apr 18th, 2018 04:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I got some more time on this guitar last night. Did a minor tweak to the truss rod as the neck had just a little too much relief. I lowered the bridge just a little too. This guitar plays like a dream, although it still has the strings on it from when it was built in Dec. 2012. I'll change those tonight.

I downloaded the manual on the Min-ETune system. That is important because they don't include that with the guitar and you can screw these tuners up. They require special considerations for things like string changes.

I love-love-love the bridge pickup! That tone is why I bought the guitar. And I am extremely pleased with what I got. The neck pickup could be better. That is due to the displacement because of the 24 fret neck. That tone is "OK." I might change the tone cap on that pickup.

Volume and tone controls are wired righty and work very well.

This is a beast of a bag, too. Not that I think a bag for transporting and angled headstock guitar is a good idea. But this is easily the nicest gig bag I own or have owned. I’d put a Fender in it. :-P

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:42 AM, Apr 18th, 2018)

reverend mikey
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Apr 18th, 2018 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

Not to beat a dead horse ... I'll have to go back and look at e-mails, too, because I don't remember that coming back my way (or taking the pups out). Hmmm... (crawls off to other part of internet...)

Leftee
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Apr 18th, 2018 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

You can look in PayPal too. That’s how you paid me.

Maybe you have a nice SG you forgot about!

Leftee
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Apr 19th, 2018 05:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I spent some time tonight learning this tuning system. It does have a learning curve for things like slacking the strings to change them and alternate tunings. I‘ve got it down now thanks to utoob. The manual isn’t the greatest.

The G string was pinging in the nut during tuning and the nut slots were, in general, a little high. So I dug out my nut slot files and fixed that. Guessing these guitars were not Plek’d. At least not the nut. My 2017 Standard’s nut is cut to perfection.

But no big deal. It’s all done now. (-:

LHW

Southwest Florida

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Apr 19th, 2018 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I love Sam Ash. Three of the four guitars I currently own came from there. I purchased my Les Paul 70's Tribute new in 2015. It is a 2012 model, and they were blowing them out for under $600. I actually had three different color choices to choose from, unheard of for a leftie.
Congratulations, Leftee's, that's a sweet looking SG!

(This message was last edited by LHW at 03:22 PM, Apr 19th, 2018)

Leftee
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Apr 24th, 2018 07:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks! I’m loving it.

I went back and read the description for the guitar. It claims a Plek cut nut. Ain’t no way!

It’s all good now.

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