My Koll Tornado pics

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  1. zeppo

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    Stays in tune great, I have kluson locking tuners that Saul got from Japan on that guitar (I think he's out of those but any locking tuner will work), I'm sure they help in addition to his straight string pull headstock. But no tuning issues.

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  2. joek86

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    Zeppo,
    Great geetar, love the burst!

    Question for you all....... What is the diff between Madagascar RW and Brazilian RW, sonically, etc?

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  3. zeppo

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    I think the brazilian has a hint of chocolate with overtones of hibiscus......nah, just kidding, far as I can tell they sound the same. I just went with it cause it was available and sounded like a good idea. I'm sure others here could tell you what the benefit is.

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  4. big mike

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    Usually the Braz will feel smoother. As for tone difference, none I can hear.
     
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    having played many of harrys geetars, i think this one is defnitely a fine noisemaking machine. i really liked the way the jazzmaster trem & the straight stringpull headsock work together.

    i got my tornado at the same time (on sauls site - the 3xp90 sparkly one with a hipshot. originally i had a mix of picks & have gone all hds which i really like. that & the hipsot takes more abuse than any other non locking trem i have used.

    i would really strongly suggest to anyone getting a guitar form Saul to get a Korina guitar - it just seems they are alive.

    Harry - is this you 6th or 7th guitar from saul? do you get the frequent saul points (oddly enough which come in PBR cans...)

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  6. Straleno

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    I've got one more question, too -- how much does it weigh??
    Thanks.
     
  7. zeppo

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    Yes, for ordering so many guitars from Saul over our ten year aquaintance I get the honor of attending Mariners games with him and drinking PBR. Which we need to do again sometime soon.

    Weight on the guitar is 7lb 13oz.

    Here's a clip of it in action, it's the right hand channel throughout but you can really hear it on the bit leading into the solo and the solo itself.

    Sharpshooter mp3

    One more song from this session, it has the black tornado with the fralin in the bridge and hipshot trem on two solos (well, one noise bit and one solo). Not really apples to apples comparison as I think the amp was different and the gain certainly is.

    One of the Good Ones mp3

    I would have used the tornado more on the record but I got them late in the process.

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  8. iainmc

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    hey i heard Sharpshooter driving in my car today - it got a killer noisy bit.

    what amp? komet or /13?

    /i
     
  9. cocheese

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    Zeppo,

    GREAT stuff! Where can I get the record? Now I see what Saul was talking about. Seriously stellar tones and tunes.

    What amps/effects? Please do tell... :)
     
  10. dirk nixon

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    I really like those tunes and the one on the My Space page too.

    A #1
     
  11. Unburst

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    Great sounding tracks zeppo!

    Is that a fuzz factory I can hear on the second track?
     
  12. zeppo

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    gosh, thanks. Track one is /13 ert33 left channel with a '69 tele, right channel is the sunburst tornado through a komet 60. both amps went through my 70's marshall cab with black backs. I think the solo on track one is the ert, can't quite remember.

    track two is '69 tele through ert and marshall again, right channel an sg I think. solos are definitely komet 60. That is a fuzz factory used for freaky noises throughout.

    I had just gotten the komet off someone here on tgp, hadn't really learned how to use it yet. I now really like it set to more mid gain, gradual mode with my klon for boost.

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  13. tiltrite

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    I feel the GAS a-buildin' for a koll.
     
  14. Reeek

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    That's a beautiful guitar to be sure ;)
     
  15. Saul Koll

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    Spam alert!
    There is a cool tornado available now. Take a look in the Dealer's Emporium.
    Thanks,

    saul
     
  16. KRosser

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    Wow...what a beauty...
     
  17. JZWest

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    Indeed-way super cool guitar! Dig the tracks too.
     
  18. RPFSingleCoil

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    Zeppo,

    congrats on a beautiful guitar! My Koll T is almost ready!
     

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