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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Stratoskater, Jan 18, 2021.
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Ahyup. I'd love an original. A '61 me birth year please...
I saw one a long time ago (1977). I liked it then.
I'm leaning toward Tiny but Vicious
Me, the 15 year old poser:
That’s a sweet V man.
not to ruin it for you, but its also very damned cute!
i recognize that shirt... i had too many just like it.
Not ruining it at all brother, I’m cool with damned cute too!
It was a new model - what I lusted for then. Now? The Special please...
Back then P-90s were not looked upon favorably. The best example was Tom Sholtz's early 50s gold top he routed for a DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge. I was conditioned to see P-90s as substandard / inferior.
DiMarzio was HUGE then. I fell for the marketing and put two PAFs in my Lester.
Fast forward to 2017. I still had the 1978 DiMarzios in my Lester, but re-installed the original '73 T-tops to re-evaluate. The T-tops clearly were the better overall pickup.
Happy NGD! What a nice guitar. I almost bought that guitar a little over a year ago. Sounded amazing, but I just couldn't get comfortable with the neck profile. Ended up getting this instead:
That’s very cool, haven’t seen that LP before. I love Gibson’s fat 50’s neck. The main reason I sold my Standard 60’s is I couldn’t get on with the slim taper neck. Luckily my ES 335 has a fatter neck even though it looks like a 62 style.
So, $400 less and you get a TOM / adjustable bridge with separate tailpiece? I'd be heading that way for sure.
I have a Special (Epi) that came with the later compensated version of that stop/tailpiece. It's much better now that I've added a pigtail type adjustable bridge. It doesn't look "authentic" but it's much better that the fixed compensation tailpiece... and miles ahead of the uncompensated tailpiece. If it plays better, it is better IMHO.
Yeah but a TOM equipped special is a special in name only. I feel the same way about six saddle Teles. I’ve got the intonation really close and if I decide to “upgrade” to a compensated tail it will definitely be the Mojoaxe to preserve the look and feel of the original. May just order one to see, they’re only $140. Plus I play acoustic 80% of the time so I’m very used to a saddle that cannot be intonated perfectly on each string. Also the honeyburst come with gig bag vs. case, no binding and no TV Yellow.
Yeah, It's a 2018 model. Player plus. Nothing like a GLP with P-90s. The tone and that little rough edge can't be beat. You're gonna love it.
Oh, agreed... if you already have it, I wouldn't be thinking of the other one. But, given the option, I'd go the other way.
To me, the "Special" aspect of a special is a non-carved/capped top. Just a slab with pickups.
As for the bridge... the lightning bolt did come along a few years later so it's not too far out of "authentic". But the Mojo does keep most of the look. I do have to say that resting my hand on the adjustable bridge is definitely not as comfortable as the lightning bolt or plain tailpiece... and I don't like the look. But I do like the play.
Nice guitars. I looked at one pretty hard a little over a year but got the 50s Std instead. I love those P90s. The bigger necks suit me better as well
Still have the love affair going with mine. Something about that 50s neck with the binding and TV Yellow. The vanilla smell helps set the mood too.