Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/13/22 2:08 p.m.

I bought a rare thing.

 

 

 

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
3/13/22 2:09 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Pretty sure that guitar requires face paint   

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/13/22 2:25 p.m.
barefootcyborg5000 said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Pretty sure that guitar requires face paint   

You are probably right.

 

It's an interesting guitar, the tone control works as like....a graduated coil tap? Full up it's a total single coil and full off it's a total humbucker. Never played anything like it

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
3/13/22 2:28 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

That is a possibility I've never considered... but it wouldn't be hard to wire. I may try it on my HH tele to see if I can make it behave more like a standard model. 

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
3/13/22 2:32 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

How rare are we talking?

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/13/22 2:55 p.m.
Recon1342 said:

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How rare are we talking?

They only made it from 84-86 and this is the 2nd one I've ever seen in real life rare

ReconIdriveaFordnow1342
ReconIdriveaFordnow1342 SuperDork
3/13/22 3:52 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

That's pretty cool! I really enjoy seeing rare/unusual items.

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
3/13/22 7:55 p.m.
Antihero (Forum Supporter) said:

I bought a rare thing.

 

 

 

Yeah! Weird Peavey stuff is my jam. The Peavey USA stuff rules. 

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon UltraDork
3/13/22 9:44 p.m.
Antihero (Forum Supporter) said:
barefootcyborg5000 said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Pretty sure that guitar requires face paint   

You are probably right.

 

It's an interesting guitar, the tone control works as like....a graduated coil tap? Full up it's a total single coil and full off it's a total humbucker. Never played anything like it

Same as the coil tap on my old T-60. Didn't know any other 80s Peavey stuff had that too. Cool

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/13/22 10:17 p.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon said:
Antihero (Forum Supporter) said:
barefootcyborg5000 said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Pretty sure that guitar requires face paint   

You are probably right.

 

It's an interesting guitar, the tone control works as like....a graduated coil tap? Full up it's a total single coil and full off it's a total humbucker. Never played anything like it

Same as the coil tap on my old T-60. Didn't know any other 80s Peavey stuff had that too. Cool

I always wanted to like the t60s but I like big necks and I cannot lie, the necks on them are way thinner than I like.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
3/14/22 1:27 p.m.

I'm hesitant to buy a guitar without playing it, BUT I've been searching for a baritone...with an evertune...in a tele shape. The fishmans and reverse headstock are just delicious icing on the cake.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/14/22 2:13 p.m.

FWIW, I do dig my baritone. It sounds awesome through my Blues Jr., although my teacher told me to stop doing that. 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/14/22 5:55 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Oh wow... I remember seeing those in an the old Peavey catalog I had.  I don't think I've ever seen one in person. 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/14/22 8:59 p.m.

Baritones are fun, I own a few including a 29.5 inch scale one.

 

Although it sounds counter intuitive they sound great when the bass isnt huge, very piano like because of the scale

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
3/15/22 8:10 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Yeah, I'm writing almost exclusively in drop A these days. Something purpose built for that could be fun. Plus I need an evertune in my life. I'm moving away from floyds.

Gimp (Forum Supporter)
Gimp (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
3/16/22 9:44 a.m.

 

I have bought the dumbest bass ever.  But I did at least buy a great shirt.

All of this is to fill in on bass for one gig for some friends, but it promises to be an incredible time.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/16/22 10:26 a.m.

In reply to Gimp (Forum Supporter) :

That's awesome. I wonder if somehow the trigger could work as the pickup selector switch... 

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/16/22 11:09 a.m.

In reply to Gimp (Forum Supporter) :

That's awesome! Is it from the same luthier who built(builds?) the fighter jet & space shuttle guitars/basses?

Gimp (Forum Supporter)
Gimp (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
3/16/22 11:29 a.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

Not 100% sure.  It says "Glen Burton."

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/16/22 12:17 p.m.
poopshovel again said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Yeah, I'm writing almost exclusively in drop A these days. Something purpose built for that could be fun. Plus I need an evertune in my life. I'm moving away from floyds.

I havent played anything with evertune actually, I tend to pretty much like tunomatics and only own Floyd's or kahlers by accident

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/26/22 8:40 p.m.

My new baritone acoustic. It sounds great and it was not spendy, playability is a little meh since the action is high and it has thick strings but on the plus side you can strum the living hell out of it without rattle. I'll probably go down a string gauge and see if it helps.

 

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic Reader
3/26/22 10:21 p.m.

Here is the hand made guitar I bought from a talented guitarist which was his first attempt back in the 70s when I thought I wanted to be a rock star. It has an Ibanez neck and a walnut slab body from his neighbor's downed tree. He wound his own pickups and it has what he claimed were special custom wiring inside. I figured that since I can kind of play the piano and sax, how hard could it be? It could. I could kind of practice scales, but my left hand isn't designed to be twisted in the contorted proper angle to finger or play chords and not cause extreme cramps and pains, plus they aren't shaped like frog fingers to push down on the strings like Steve Howe from the band YES. I can't figure out how people can even play stringed instruments, the whole concept is just too alien and way beyond my comprehension abilities. My hats off to anyone who can. smiley I gave it to my son and got him a Fender Mustang 8" amp combo so he doesn't have to play it through his stereo like i did.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
3/26/22 10:51 p.m.

Fender has released a Player Plus bass called the Meteora. It's quite possibly the first Fender bass I've ever been interested in, although the price tag is a bit steep at $1200. I love the shape, and the active preamp is a nice change...

Meteora

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/26/22 10:55 p.m.

In reply to Recon1342 :

Those look really cool. 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
3/26/22 10:55 p.m.

In reply to VolvoHeretic :

That's cool, kinda a Yamaha feel on the body too

 

I don't know how anybody plays wind instruments, the wife has shown me a little on the sax but I suck and am breathless pretty much instantly. I totally get the alien feel lol

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