NGD - Comanche

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  1. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Member

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    This thing blows away my Fender Stratocaster.

    Swamp Ash body, Flame Maple top, Birdseye Maple neck
    It's light, even though it's got a nice solid bridge block.

    It sounds pretty great with all 3 pickups on.
     
  2. WoodenDuckMaker

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    Love the flame on the top, and the figuring on the back of the neck!
     
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    Oh yeah, that's a beauty!! I always thought those pickups looked so cool!
     
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    Very nice, love my G&Ls
     
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  5. Blue Light

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    I've been curious about those pups, especially on the Z3 ASAT. But never played it. Any illumination on the sounds?e

    BTW, that's a fine looking guitar. The color, the neck, the etc.
     
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    The clarity of the pickups is top notch. They sound like ringing bells in comparison to the Lace Sensors in my Strat.
     
  7. Mr.Strat

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    Nice! Love the feel and sound of the MFD's. I have not had a chance to try out the Z-Coils.
     
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  8. Killed_by_Death

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    I've got a matching set now:

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  9. Boris Bubbanov

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    Very nice.

    And that's with a mazac trem block that weighs (if I remember right) 11 ounces just by itself! That must be some killer lightweight ash under that maple. Congrats!

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    Pictures say so much more than just a description does. If I said orange burst, ash body USA Comanche with maple board and DF trem, that could be the guitar above or be mine

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    when in fact they're so different.
     
  10. Killed_by_Death

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    I've been trying to weigh all my guitars & basses this evening, but my scales are wonky, even switched over to KG it's just not accurate enough.

    The scales say they all weigh 10 lbs, but what are the odds of that?

    In KG, everthing comes in at just over 4 kg.

    I never considered myself a tone chaser, but this guitar nails it.
    Even though I never knew what I was looking for, LOL.
     
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    I tried a Comanche a while back that I really liked - looks like you got quite a beauty. Enjoy!
     
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    Leo's crowning achievement!
     
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    If it's more recent it's brass. Are the adjustment wrenches metric or imperial? If metric, it's the newer brass block/saddles.

    The Z coils are great in that they really make the passive bass control worthwhile since they actually have content in those frequencies, unlike regular legacy pickups. I put a Will Ray Z coil in the bridge of my Comanche and wired it so that the bass control only works on the 4 positions other than bridge alone. I don't see a reason to roll off bass on the bridge, even the hotter Will Ray, but rolling off bass gets a lot of nice tones from the other positions. I also removed the overall .0022uf bleeder, and put a .001uf bleeder that is on when in the bridge alone position only. Really like that wiring much better than stock, but the stock wiring is still useful.
     
  14. monty

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    Lovely, love the knobs!
     
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    HNGD! That is one gorgeous guitar. :drool

    I've never tried a Comanche through an amp. I've tried G&L's that ranged from solid to magical. I suspect I'd fall in love with one if I really tried it, then the wife would be muttering "one in, one out." :hide
     
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    Oh, never thought about that, lol. Looks cool though :)
     
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    What's that toggle switch do?
     
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    It connects the Bridge & Neck pickup together, so you can either run Bridge + Neck, or all three pickups at once.
    It sounds almost like you're running a chorus pedal with all three pickups engaged. I like it!
     
  19. S1Player

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    Played the Z pick ups on the G&L ASAT. They sound great.
     
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  20. Boris Bubbanov

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    I lost track that G + L changed block material when they went to the Overseas source bridges. Mine are both pre-change, I think 2003 and 2004 models. I actually replaced the mazac block in one of them with Callaham high end steel and saved a few ounces of weight (both my Comanches are ash, medium weight).

    Ironically, one of my G + L ASAT Classics has a Taipantone Brass Block in place of the stock Delrin one. And the other has a Taipantone aluminum block. These metals seem to emphasize some frequencies over others where the Delrin doesn't do much of anything.

    I also didn't know the Will Ray Z-Coil was hotter. Thanks for the tip!
     

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