I dealt w/ Ron when he was selling pickups for Hamel, so I go way back. I've had several sets from Ron and was asked to install a strat set in one of my builds. I will say it was impressive, a lot of thought went into the pickup set. But for a builder his wait times are crazy.
That said, I work...
Yup, been there. Same folks that Warmoth and others import from. Sadly brown shell is no longer produced by Mazzucchelli, plenty of other choices, just not the one I want. Believe me, I've been down this road.
that's one of my guitars, see signature. the pickguard was a Warmoth custom. The material was Italian made and no longer produced.
The guitar, the model is a t90, was built for my friend Sean Costello.
Thanks for the kind words on the guitars, I use David Budz pickups exclusively, we've developed a set w/ the p90/bridge pickups that works great. I'd talk to him about a match up for your Texas Special bridge.
Allow me to post a couple more, p90s on t style guitars is kinda my thing. The white t90 belongs to Ed Roland (Collective Soul) and he tells me it's all over their new release. The Burgundy Mist is w/ Cliff at Destroy All Guitars and is available.
I agree, to my ear the sharp break point is the problem. My preference are Glendale saddles, great sounding, nice and round.
And pickups, David Budz winds his pickups to avoid harsh, my favorite pickups.
I spoke w/ Tommy and Rob today. Tommy was in the hospital awhile back and during that time some stuff was left undone.
They've been working on the backlog, Tommy's feeling great, he has trained a new crew that he's very happy with and turn around time now is very fast.
I'm getting ready to...
I use an Eric Schoenberg designed Recording King O, RP1-626-C with a Sunrise pickup. It's a 12 fret w/ a cutaway. I plug it into my Goodsell MkIV V6 1x12 w/ the Sunrise Buffer box in-between. I've also got a RK Dirty Thirtys "O" sized acoustics I put my extra Sunrise in as a spare for gigs. They...
I have a couple Recording King that I like BUT, I played a Bedell OM (i wasn't familiar with the brand either), $350 new that blew me away. Their site is under reconstruction but try to find one, great sound and playability.
When I started my little venture of building two piece guitars in the early '90s I designed a unique (at the time) headstock shape and made a point of positioning my logo differently than the big boys, for whom I have a great deal of respect.
I knew then (1992) you couldn't and shouldn't use...
If you throw in thinlines to the equation I suspect that percentage would be higher. I've done a handful of mahogany "t" guitars and I know other small builders have as well. Mahogany can be heavy, that was a lovely body, I think we are in the 7.3 lbs range, all in.
Of the major tele wood food...
Since JJ plays stages all over the world, we have a dummy coil wired in series hiding under the pickguard to help cancel the hum.
A shout out to David Budz for the pickup system design. They still have the feel of single coils.