Here's a little thing I did with my Gypsy Arrow last week, try'na make sense of the news:
Got the La Perla back and it's like a new guitar. I had an Artisan upgrade and Mojo circuit installed. I'll let the pictures do the talking but a word on the Mojo...there's a significant increase in range adding so many more tones to the sonic palette. Compared to my La India's mood circuit, there's more sizzle/bite on the "Lester" side and more spank/quack/snap on the "Leo" side...just the slightest knob turn changes the complexion so there's more in between 0-10. I was appehensive about a circuit change because I loved the way it sounded with the mood and feared it would come back with no discernible difference or worse, "less than" it was before. I took a leap of faith and I'm so glad I did. Worth every penny, and the facelift ain't bad either...thank you Evert and Teye!Hey guys...just recently got back on the Teye bandwagon with this E series La Perla...it's in Nashville getting a facelift amongst other things...here's the "before" shot, i'll post the "after" once i get it back:
Mrfett, actually to my knowledge there isn't. I took those high output Lollars out and sold them on eBay. These are undoubtedly wonderful pickups in other guitars but just do not work well in my guitars. Mine get high output from other means, not by overwinding the pickups.There's actually one out there with higher output pickups in it (don't ask how I know), and I guarantee it doesn't sound as good. If you get it though I'm sure Teye will swap them out for you (I probably shouldn't speak for him but I'm pretty sure he'd want them out too).
Hi Teye,Very glad that the upgraded La Perla made you happy.
mrfett... excellent videos...
i really like Teye's esthetic... unfortunately, I look at these LP shaped Teyes like an LP and they definately are not.
Is the V any closer to a Gisbson flavor?
it is the neck-scale length that I cannot bind with... even though it offers more possibilities
Is it that 25.5 scale necks are harder for you to play? These are usually strung with 10s but have enough fat that 9's should be fine?I saw two Super Coyotes for sale at Sam Ash in NE OH two months ago... I played the used one for a bit... these are just gorgeous guitars. I really think they are underpriced relative to what you are getting in workmanship, bling and sound quality...
alas and alack, I will have to sit down with one in a private setting and see if we can compromise... as I said, the scale and neck just do not beg me to take the guitar home...
....oh, these hack hands of mine....
will try to post pictures tonight.So you got one Rex? Give us details man!
Rex, this robs you of some bite in your slide playing, what a pity! I suggest you try the following: raise the pickups by just as much as you raised the action, or in general as close as you can get them to the strings without rattles, and then back the volume knobs off a little bit. You will be amazed at the sound: my volume knobs aren't like on most guitars.I didn't raise the pick up height along with the action, as my amps were being overdriven more than I'm used to.
I'll give it a try tonight!, Thanks.Rex, this robs you of some bite in your slide playing, what a pity! I suggest you try the following: raise the pickups by just as much as you raised the action, or in general as close as you can get them to the strings without rattles, and then back the volume knobs off a little bit. You will be amazed at the sound: my volume knobs aren't like on most guitars.
Of course, you might disagree. It's a good thing to count the number of turns you give each height adjustment screw, so that you can always go back to the way it was.
And bytheway, congratulations on getting your hands on the last Gypsy Arrow!