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    Default Yamaha Pacifica 921

    I obtained one in a trade yesterday. It's one of the nicer super-strats I've gotten a hold of. Fantastic neck (maple/rosewood; they were made by Warmoth), very light weight (read: resonant) ash body, quality tuners, decent licensed Floyd, and stock DiMarzio pickups (PAF Pros in the neck and bridge, HS-2 in the middle).

    I haven't had this type of guitar in awhile, and didn't realize how much I missed super strats. H-S-H plus a 5-way sure does equate to a lot of cool tones. This is also my first time out with PAF Pros, and so far, they're definitely keepers. I'd forgotten how much I love jumbo frets, too. It's cool getting a guitar who's only upgrade is strap locks

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    I hawked a Pacifica 721 (HSS) to get my 73 LP. Can't believe it is still sitting in the store!

    Locking Sperzels, Some Wilkinson-esque bridge. Stayed in tune as well as any floyd I've played.

    DiMarzio made silent singles. PAF Pro in the bridge (I put that there). 5-way with a split of the bucker in position 4 for bridge/middle notch tone.

    But the neck - Oh Man....That was the easiset best playing thing I have ever felt. Call Sam Ash in Clearwater if you want it. May have been a Warmoth too...hmmmm.

    Some idiot dropped it by the looks of the bottom near the button, but stil....amazing guitars from back in the day....
    Quote Originally Posted by tman View Post
    I got my guitar tonight [Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro] and the JB sounds Awesome in the bridge not too bright to me at all. Very responsive p/u very nice tone in my les paul.

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    Yeah, I'm still kind of surprised that Yamahas are such a well-kept secret. I guess the name probably puts off a lot of people.

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    I have a 1981 Yamaha dreadnought acoustic with all solid woods, mahogany back and sides, spruce top. The neck is a soft v kind of neck (very vintage feeling) and has a big slab of rosewood for a fingerboard. After I got it humidified properly and adjusted the truss rod a bit it started to play well.

    This thing sounds better than any student grade acoustics on the market. It has great note definition too, no mushed out notes. Granted it isn't as good as a golden era martin or a collings, but it does sound better than many $1000 acoustics out there.

    Price was $100 at a garage sale (it was stuck under a bed and never played).

    Sorry for the sidetracking.

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    You should put a push/pull for the volume so you can go series/parallel for the humbuckers.

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    Quote Originally Posted by idsnowdog View Post
    You should put a push/pull for the volume so you can go series/parallel for the humbuckers.
    That's a good idea. The PAF Pros sound like they'd be cool in parallel.

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    Yamaha is pretty nice. I remember trying a more standard strat thing they had a while back and it felt and played nicelly.

    Got no beef with my APX5A, too.
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    Thumbs up Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    Pics?
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    A Colled One & A Rold One!!!

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    Quote Originally Posted by Rand-O-Monium View Post
    Pics?
    Ditto.

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    ya Pic's as well.... those higher priced Pac's were nice.... love the Warmoth necks on those.... I have a neck off one without a fingerboard on it oddly.... oneday i should make a body and glue on a board!!! It has carbon rods beside the truss rod....

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    Quote Originally Posted by Rand-O-Monium View Post
    Pics?
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    Ditto.
    To a member such as JB, that goes without saying... then again he know better than to post without pics... or at least he should...

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    Default Re: Yamaha Pacifica 921

    PAF pro is a very cool pup to me. Kinda like a tight bottomed Custom Custom, at around 10-12k, with more highs...Very cool in the strats. Or the Yamahas inthis case.

    I have two Yamaha acoustics. Like their cheapest 12 string, and CGX-171 Classical.
    Quote Originally Posted by tman View Post
    I got my guitar tonight [Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro] and the JB sounds Awesome in the bridge not too bright to me at all. Very responsive p/u very nice tone in my les paul.

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