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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:46 am

Thanks Dave!
You can post that one as much as you like, it's a natural beauty!!

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Post by spikeymikey » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:43 pm

In the words of Messrs. Bachman, Turner and Overdrive - "You Aint Seen Nuthin' Yet"......

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Post by Freebird » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:43 pm

Freebird wrote:After seeing the flames on yours, I wonder how many members are scratching the paint off the pickup cavities of their black or gold tops.
So........prior to this topic thread I already knew that my 1980 Greco gold top did not have a center seam top. Mine did not have any paint in the pickup cavity so no extra work for me - just look for the seam and the wood grain for flame potential.

Has anyone found anything interesting yet?

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Post by Phantom » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:57 pm

Grasshopper what is your # 1?

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Post by Freebird » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:45 am

Phantom wrote:Grasshopper what is your # 1?

Phantom
As a MIJ aficionado, but only a basement player, this is the one I pickup most days. Unlike you, who has worked hard to possess some incredible chops, my guitar playing is for my ears only.

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1980 Tokai Reborn Old LS-80 with Greco Dry Z pickups

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:11 am

Lovely

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Post by Phantom » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 am

Wise choice grasshopper, wise choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by settebello » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:46 pm

Sorry not a Les Paul,but my #1 is a '79 Springy with a Don Mare
Super Sport set in it.
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Post by Freebird » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:49 pm

settebello wrote:Sorry not a Les Paul,but my #1 is a '79 Springy with a Don Mare
Super Sport set in it.
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Volker
Very interesting. I have said for a long time now, "there is no such thing as a coincidence".

If you look just above your post - I happened to obtain the Dry Z pickups in my LS-80 from Don Mare in a round about way. They were in a Greco EGF-1000 that he had. He had upgraded it with a pair of Dry Zs he purchased from a Japanese seller.

I got a good deal on the Greco, knowing that I would be able to sell it and keep the Dry Zs if I wanted to (of course I wanted to keep the Dry Zs). The guitar was nice, but I just couldn't come to terms with the weight (nearly 10 lbs) and the veneer top.

Although I have never purchased any of his own pickups, I think Don is a really nice guy to deal with, based on my interactions with him regarding the purchase of the Greco.
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Post by settebello » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:05 pm

Yep,
there was a thread in the electronic forum about the pups you bout.
pupoholic=Don Mare
http://music-electronics-forum.com/t8452/
Don make incredible pups for tele and strats,i have a set of his
Swing o Tones (H44)in my SS60 and they're really special.

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Post by Phantom » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:55 am

Very nice Volker


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Post by Phantom » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:21 pm

Alright here are 2 audio clips of the Nash Les Paul.
There are 3 tracks, one Rhythm, one Arpeggio chordal thingy and then, a solo. The first clip has a clean solo, and the second has a dirty solo.
I did not care about the hum from my amp, the mistakes on the tracks (one take), nor the EQ. You should get the jist of what it sounds like.

Hopefully I can get clips of my Number 1 soon.


http://www.zshare.net/audio/93504458358c2f21/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/935044933daf2784/

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Post by settebello » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:18 pm

Phantom wrote:Very nice Volker
Phantom
Thank you.

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Post by spikeymikey » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:03 am

Very nice playing P., like the phrasing a lot - your own composition? What was the amp? Particularly liked the clean tone ( bear in mind I'm listening on an iPod sans headphones)

Mike.

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:30 am

Phantom wrote:Alright here are 2 audio clips of the Nash Les Paul.
There are 3 tracks, one Rhythm, one Arpeggio chordal thingy and then, a solo. The first clip has a clean solo, and the second has a dirty solo.
I did not care about the hum from my amp, the mistakes on the tracks (one take), nor the EQ. You should get the jist of what it sounds like.

Hopefully I can get clips of my Number 1 soon.


http://www.zshare.net/audio/93504458358c2f21/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/935044933daf2784/

Phantom
Nicely played.

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