Tyler "shmear" finish Q:

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  1. JingleJungle

    JingleJungle Member

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    Tyler fans...

    how heavy / thick is a shmear finish?
    I'm sorta jonesing for one of those but am concerned that it's like a big, unresonating, latex glove.

    Opinions?

    Thank you...

    JJ
     
  2. Mark Kane

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    I'm not sure what the thickness is but the matte finish he uses is dry and hard. One of the traits of the Tylers I've had is their killer resonance. Nothing "dead" about them.
     
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    yup, there is nothing dead about them in terms of resonance. my tyler sounds absolutely alive.

    i wouldn't sweat the details about the finish. their guitars are known for their huge tones.

    here's mine...

    [​IMG]


    john ou
     
  4. VegasGreg

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    Man, I absolutely love those guitars, and those finishes.

    If only I didn't have a crazy phobia about no truss rod adjustment at the headstock, I'd own one already.

    I'm working on getting over that. :eek:

    Edited to add:

    WAIT! Can you adjust the truss rod on those without removing the neck? In the above photo it looks like you might be able to.....
     
  5. Mark Kane

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    yes you can
     
  6. stratofied

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    I have owned several Tylers and there is no problem adjusting the truss rod with the neck on.
     
  7. JingleJungle

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    You guys are awesome...
    I've had a lookee on Gbase and all the shmear Tylers I've seen are active.
    Doesn't he do passive S shape models as well??

    'Later...

    JJ
     
  8. stratofied

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    Yes. I prefer them without or at least with a bypass available for the Mid Boost.
     
  9. kev

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    WOW! Your Tyler is SICK (in a good way)! The shmear finish you chose gives it a spalted wood quality.

    derail: would you mind sharing the specs on your guitar or pointing me to another thread where you divulged the info already?

    EDIT: is this the one or did you trade for the one above? http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=45007&highlight=tyler I can't see your gear pics on WebShots (blocked here, not your problem)

    Kev
     
  10. Urkoman

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    Me too, but i prefer to buy ones with the booster (better if bypass is stock) and mod them to bypass the booster.
    John, that purple shmear is killer..next one...
     
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    I love that finish, but I can't really get past the "thumbs up" headstock...

    my loss... :(
     
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    thanks. jim and company did a killer job with the finish.

    the thread you referenced has all the specs. this is my first and only tyler. it's a keeper.


    john ou
     
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    urko:

    thanks. i started with a midboost PRESET button, where the boost is always active. i then had norio imai in manhattan (formerly the ace repair guy at sadowsky) mod it to be a midboost BYPASS button.


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    Thanks John.

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