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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleblooz View Post
    Yeah, I know it's an old pic, but she still looks the same - when you hit it right, there's not much incentive to change things.
    This is my #1. Baby Blue is a 2002 MIM Standard at the core. The bridge pickup is a Dragonfire rail humbucker, 4-way switch, reversed control plate. The unique "body piercings" south of the bridge are the traces of an ill-advised and soon-reversed decision to mount a Bigsby. Now they're a conversation piece.

    She plays like buttah - just feels perfect in my hands! I've added more than a half dozen guitars since I scored Baby on eBay, but none ever came close (at least until I built my #2 Rusticaster Strat last year). And, again except for Rusty, all are pretty much expendable.

    Aw man, I think a bigsby would look awesome on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    I like the Graphtech saddles a lot. If you have problems with string breakage in that area, they can help cure it. They also round off just a teeny bit of the super-highs which is fine for me, I don't like the brittle stuff. And they make a nice feeling platform to rest your palm on, much better than Fender's rolled bridge saddles. I also have them on a couple of Strats.
    Sounds fairly convincing to me. Although my guitars got a really sharp low end. Idk if taking out anymore highs would ruin that

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    It is a very subtle reduction in the highs, a lot of people wouldn't even notice.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Sorry, but I have to post another favorite, a unique Aronson T-model. This thing has a Chechen neck and a fretboard of Imperial Mexican Ebony, and a set of OC Duff pickups that is absolutely magic!! This guitar can do country, blues, funk, Rock & Roll with authority and versatility. These pickups are completely organic when it comes to the spectrum of silky or spanky clean to nice edge to overdrive. And with good pedals this bridge pickup shames the best bridge humbuckers. Despite the lack of a tremolo, this might just become my #1. It's that good, and there is some magic there.

    Disclaimer: These are Aronson guitars, and that's me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    It is a very subtle reduction in the highs, a lot of people wouldn't even notice.
    Sounds good enough to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarek.youssef.58 View Post
    Aw man, I think a bigsby would look awesome on that
    Well yeah, it looked great...


    ..but losing that through-body stringing cost me more tone than I expected.
    There is none so blind as he that cannot see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleblooz View Post
    Well yeah, it looked great...


    ..but losing that through-body stringing cost me more tone than I expected.
    Man, that is beautiful. And is it really that bad? That sucks man. It looks great either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    Sorry, but I have to post another favorite, a unique Aronson T-model. This thing has a Chechen neck and a fretboard of Imperial Mexican Ebony, and a set of OC Duff pickups that is absolutely magic!! This guitar can do country, blues, funk, Rock & Roll with authority and versatility. These pickups are completely organic when it comes to the spectrum of silky or spanky clean to nice edge to overdrive. And with good pedals this bridge pickup shames the best bridge humbuckers. Despite the lack of a tremolo, this might just become my #1. It's that good, and there is some magic there.

    Disclaimer: These are Aronson guitars, and that's me!


    I really love that finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarek.youssef.58 View Post
    Sounds fairly convincing to me. Although my guitars got a really sharp low end. Idk if taking out anymore highs would ruin that
    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    It is a very subtle reduction in the highs, a lot of people wouldn't even notice.
    Let me translate that for you Tarek, NOBODY would notice the difference in tone between a guitar with steel saddles and graphite saddles. And besides all that, I'm pretty sure Stan smokes crack.

    Now THIS animal on the other hand has a custom nut, fashioned of 1/2 bone and 1/2 brass. It greatly increases the quality of tone and even makes up for my poor technique and lack of talent.

    Stay tuned - SAguitar

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    And I should probably mention that I've got all my best crack from AC, he's a solid dude. And we should realize that even a beautiful half brass, half bone nut will only affect tone on open string notes, but it does add beauty and shimmer to those 6 notes.

    Dang, Lance, that baby is beautiful! Love the grain, and what are the pickups in that bad boy?
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

 

 

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