West Coast Blues Thread Version 5.0

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  1. Jeff Phebus

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  2. Goldie295

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    Got it from the JLV Facebook page. I posted I wasn't sure it was correct but they are adamant. So there it is. Funny to hear about your Eastwood H44. Mine also has flats on it! No old strato pups though. Sounds like a killer jazz guitar set up that way - sort of a Martino sound. Haven't played mine for ages. Must break it out soon.
     
  3. Guitar Matt

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    Speaking of h44's....Got my custom 2 pu 54' stratotone from G-man last week have played 3 gigs with it with three different amps and this guitar is the best thing since slice bread!!
    I cannot overstate what a bad ass guitar this is. The work and craftsmanship George put into this is fantastic. The Binding is very impresive. Plays like a dream and gets tones that i can't really put my finger on cause it almost sounds like a tele, almost a les paul and kinda strat like. The bridge pickup really suprized me how good it sounds.
    When i pick behind the bridge pu its very fat but when pick inbetween the pu's it's gets a beefed up 4 positon strat tone.
    I listened to George play Misty on the neck pickup threw a B Mill Blues JR. and i could have sworn it was a archtop. Very sweet neck tones.

    For any more info ask G-man cause he knows alot more about the specs then I do.

    All i know is it sounds good looks good and plays good, and for me that's all i really care about. On to the next project......
     
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    Congrats Matt...I bet that double pickup H44 is a killer.

    Thought you guys would dig seeing my latest pickup...has some issues, but couldn't have afforded one without them. Now time to sell that minty H44 that's been sitting in the closet!

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    I second that! It's an awesome little guitar and George really went the extra mile on some the details to make it perfect. The fret work is so beautiful you'd suspect he has a Plek in his basement! 'Fess up, George -- you don't have one, do you?
     
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    George very kindly did a refret on a Strat neck for me, and I can't imagine a better job. I believe his skills are beyond what a Plek machine could accomplish.

    GuitarMatt & Duke... congrats on the new guitars!!
     
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    Very cool. I was real hot for one of those awhile back. It's cool that one has a Bigsby. Did you get that from Dan?
     
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    Killer Duke. I just picked up a recent Ltd. Ed. Chinese "Custom Shop" Riviera:huh--it's a great guitar in it's own right--big fat neck too, which is uncommon with the import thinlines. I couldn't resist for the price, and in all honesty, it's nearly flawless. I can only imagine how great yours is!
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    I believe his skills are beyond what a Plek machine could accomplish.

    that is absolutely true valco. i've seen george work up close and so i know what i'm talking about. a plek job can never equal the feel and quality of a fret job performed by a truly great master luthier like a george goumas or a dominick ramos, two guys with over 45 years Each in the art of repair, can accomplish. what they can do cannot be bested by a machine. a machine like that is a great aid to speed up workflow, enable you to do other tasks while it does it's thing and so on. but in my experience that's about it....
     
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    Cool man...mint h44 huh?
     
  11. dukeh62

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    Great guitars Stringmaster and Matt! Killer work George...you're on my short list for some projects down the road!

    Frank...Dan owned the guitar at one time, but I didn't buy it directly from him. I talked to him (and another previous owner) quite a bit about the guitar though. Dan "bigsby'd" it.
     
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    Guitar looks great but now I'm craving steamers BIG TIME!
     
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    Think I'm gonna try the gray tigers I got from Valcotone in an R6 I bought off Goldie. He put Lollar 50's winds in there, it sounds great already.

    Poppa.... I bet if you tried Wolfetone P90s you'd throw the Lollars in the Thames... I replaced the 50's winds in the Tokai and that guitar CAME TO LIFE! Check out the clip at the end of V4.0.

    Let us know how the GT caps work out.


    I need to ask, without being a smarta... Is this thread available in English?
    needs footnotes or sumpthin'.
     
  14. dukeh62

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    Mint.
     
  15. S.W.Erdnase

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    Mmm-mmm. Claa-a-a-a-a-ams.

    Speaking of clams:

     
  16. valcotone

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    Dang Valco--Killer stuff, thanks for sharing. DD
     
  18. Schwalbe

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    Cool
    And cool
     
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    I saw Eddie Taylor many times. I really like the Eddie Taylor CD entitled, "Long Way From Home". It's pretty representative of the Eddie Taylor sound in live performance. Recorded live in Japan, it features Louis Myers, Dave Myers and Odie Payne. He was great!
     
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    Yeah, Long Way from Home is cool. Odie Payne is a trip on that one.
     
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