Godin 5th Ave Kingpin - Mods?

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  1. Multicellular

    Multicellular Supporting Member

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    Just picked up a used Godin 5th Ave Kingpin.

    If you have one, have you done any mods? If so what, and was it worth it?

    I am thinking I will replace the bridge. Adjusted the position which got intonation on 4 out of 6 strings perfect, but I am a bit of a stickler about that.

    Might also replace the tuners. My reverends have made me fall in love with locking tuners, also the ratio seems low.

    Thoughts? Pics? Cookies?
     
  2. OM Flyer

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    I removed the pickguard, replaced the knobs with amber top-hats, replaced the P-90 cover, and replaced the bridge with a rosewood-based tune-o-matic, so I can use an unwound G and intonate it properly.

    None of these are in any way irreversible, and when I run flatwounds, I usually put the old bridge back on. I absolutely LOVE this guitar, and since I bought it, all my other electrics have gone away. I use this for everything: blues, pseudo-jazz, slide, ambient, rock & roll, you name it. It's far more versatile than a non-cutaway, single-neck-pickup guitar has any right to be.

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  3. Multicellular

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    Thanks for the input. I will have to try it with some different styles. Struck me so old-schooly I've been jamming on it like that.
     

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