This is the one that's getting more playing time than any others at the minute. It's a Fender MIM Standard. The bridge pickup is a Klein Tri-State, which is just totally ****ing amazing. It just sounds exactly like that classic Tele tone that I had in my head. Well...actually, it sounds like three classic Tele tones that I had in my head.
Apart from CTS pots, everything else is stock. I'll probably be putting the StagMag from my other Tele and a Triple Shot into the neck of this one pretty soon. I'm also considering changing the bridge to a Wilkinson model with compensated brass saddles, but I don't really feel any pressing need to do it anytime soon.
I got society's blood running down my face...
If I actually posted pics in here you guys would be rolling.
Epiphone Coronet w/ Paf-Pro and HS-2
Yamaha Drop 6 w/EMG 81 and 85
Fender Stratocaster w/ Lace Sensors R-S-B
1968 Ovation Tornado Electric
all rocking into a Vox AC-4TV
viva la Vox!
My three #1's:
Since this picture was taken, the mutt has been equipped with a LP style toggle switch. Much easier to use. The Strat is in transition at the moment - I bought a Bladerunner bridge for it, I've got a set of Fralin SP-42's coming in this week that I'm going to toss in her, and she's due for a fret crowing and a new nut. After that, I fully expect her to match the mutt in terms of sound and playability.
Just sharing, my repulsive blonde Kramer (with the vomit-inducing abalone binding) is undergoing repainting right now (Kawasaki Ninja style lime metallic green). I will post the result later if you care to see it.
Digitech Bad Monkey,digitech Digi delay,
Ibanez SA 120- Bridge JB Trembucker Neck Jazz
JFG Flying V, Egmond 1963 LP-stock pickups, Strat copy SSL1s
John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
I had the Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues II at the bridge of my DC135 with the Virtual Solo slammed as low as it could go at the middle with an HS-2 at the neck; the VVHBII sounded ok while the VS sounded stronger and more full. The VVHBII sounds really, really articulate in its current position while the VS sounds even more loud and more full at the neck. My best interpretation of the VVHBII is a beefy single-coil with no hum of course. The two combined in series present an awesome combination that fully complements the PAF at the bridge.
I think even more of a difference I noticed is just how much more transparent and sensitive the VVHBII has become since moving it closer to the neck. At the bridge it sounded as if it was struggling to get heard and noticed amongst the other pickups while in the middle is seems to be in a much more natural position per say. It still is the least loudest of the three but it is also the most single-coil like so it has its place. I highly recommend the VVHBII as well as the VS.
Here is my #1. USACG chambered mahogany body, USAGC rosewood neck...soft V profile, 12" radius, 6105 frets. Dimarzio tuners from the 80's. Zhangliqun PureHandwound bucker in the neck. A5 mag, 7.5K. Dimarzio Tone Zone T in the bridge. Graph Tech 'Tusc IOS' saddles. Tru Oil finish on body and neck. From the moment I first strung it up around 10 years ago, it's been my #1. Exceptional playability and the tone it produces fits my playing style...well...to a T!
Last edited by teleblooz; 08-01-2012 at 08:46 AM.
Kam where did you put the toggle for the Klein? I don't see one anywhere.
Took a while for me to answer in this thread, because it always keeps changing and I always gig with 3 guitars (LP, ES, Strat). And that's just electric guitars. But after giving it some thought, I think if I could just pick one, it would be my ES339. I think that's my #1. '57 pickups, perfect neck profile, super light, Memphis Tone circut, and one of the nicest guitars to come out of the CS that I've played. I really dig her.
With that said, she's not exactly a case queen. We've been on some adventures her and I. Here she is, when I took the pickguard off for some reason, at a show after party earlier this year.
I also use her for most television spots ; she loves the camera, even for daytime TV.
I think we have a good thing going on.
- Gibson CS ES339 - Gibson J-45 - Gibson Les Paul Trad - Gibson J-200 Standard - Fender Hwy1 Strat - PRS Custom22 Soapbar - Takamine E-series Acoustic - Fender Blues Deluxe - Fender Excelsior
That photo was actually taken before I installed the Klein. Right now the mini-switch for the bridge taps is between the volume and tone pots. I was going to take a new picture of her for this thread but, apart from that one little addition, it looks exactly the same now as it did then.
I got society's blood running down my face...
This one is my #1.
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