58 korina V handmade by jonathan of feline guitars in the UK
absolutely outstanding 6.18lbs of korina goodness and sounds as good as it looks - i love it
right up there in quality on a level with thorns , Damien Probett guitars, Heatleys etc etc
got it barely used and its a peach - fat neck ...
i need your advice on choosing a 15" speaker to replace the standard fender eminence in my fender 65 twin custom reissue
amp is heavily modded: rewired completely P2P ( all pcbs in the bin) based on an actual 64 twin my tech had in front of him+ mods to make normal channel a deluxe reverb...
I had a fabulous day out with Damien Probett in his UK workshop last week and spent several hours with 2 carve top Rocket 59's.
The idea I think is to meld the playability of strat with real les pauls tones.
I loved them - im very bored of the les paul / carve top telecaster cross over...
I spent the best afternoon with Damien Probett of Probett Guitars checking out his new Probett Rocket guitar at his workshop.
Apart from making a brilliant cup of tea , he is a lovely chap who makes incredible instruments. The attention to detail and finishing are absolutely top notch.
very excited about damien probetts new rocket which is debuting soon.....
Im due to check out the prototype next week
I recently acquired a probett LSM which is the best guitar ive ever played. Its not just the build quality and attention to detail but...
well i tried them
and you know what ........they did actually make a difference
not huge but def more bottom end and the action seemed more fluid somehow and less stiff
seen lots of blah about them good & bad but for $20/£16 they do make a subtle and perceivable difference so thumbs up
since there are several Thorn family threads, here's an updated pic of my Thorn family , now ive got madeleine back from repair
Thanx Ron - you are a true genius and a gentleman
we've been doing this 10 years now and ive loved every minute of it
you tha man!
not sure if this is the right place for this but anyway....
i have an WTB ad for a heatley tradition on the forum
i get a contact from someone calling themselves 'stig olsen' from canada
since thats where scott heatley is from seemed ok
anyway i said - send me what you got
i just got the minhumbucker sized lipstick humbucker
v v interesting pickup indeed
took a while to dial in and get the height right but gives fab single coil bluesy lipstick tones and a wonderfully useable woody bb king type humbucker in a semi hollow swampash T combining v well with a...
Scott Heatley : an extremeley talented, very nice and most importantly TONEFUL luthier who doesnt get enough exposure for really wonderful instruments
post your thoughts and pix so the world can see how good his work is!
heres some traditions i think are really yummy:
heatley ltd ed...
had some really interesting conversations with a variety of really cool builders recently about ordering a 59 LP ( + answers to my other thread from everyone on GP)
seems to split into roughly 3 camps - those who make period correct absolute replicas of original LPs down to the tiniest detail...
trying to decide which way to go
ANYONE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO PLAY BOTH.?
Any thoughts either way would be great
I want a really resonant shimmery open tone with no mud and the wood really alive
Ive looked at the redwirez and ownhammer ones for purchase and tried their free 1960 cab but they are too complicated with too many variations - i cant face trawling thru them all
i just want sold good solid simple alternatives to the ones already in the axe fx 2
im on teh waiting list but wondering whether i should go for a cheaper and quicker to get ultra instead
is there really that much difference?
its so hard to tell as i havent got a chance to play either - comments appreciated either way
please try for honest balanced comments - slavering...