opinions on modding vintage guitars



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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby imJonWain » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:07 pm

oh wild, I may look into that. I decided for now to leave well enough alone, I like the guitar as it and with the pickup adjusted right and eq-ing it works decent.
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:13 pm

Just out of curiosity, do you not like how the guitar sounds into a high gain amp, gain-y pedals or both?
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby imJonWain » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:50 pm

into amp mostly, or even with boost pedals it just ends up to boomy/muddy. I'm not talking super high gain, like garage rock levels so pretty low in big picture but i got it fairly balanced out by fiddling with it.
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby Chankgeez » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:56 am

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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby MechaGodzilla » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:49 pm

These things are kind of ugly but could work. I found out about them when I was looking for something to amplify an old resonator w/ no hacking.

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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby rustywire » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:05 pm

Not a guitar, but this listing just came up on Reverb feed and rustled my jimbos something real good
https://reverb.com/item/7074459-marshal ... 104-2-x-12

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Bought it last year and gigged once with it. Going with a smaller amp now. I added a master volume to it to control how loud this thing is. Some normal wear on the amp for being from the 80's.
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Dude bought a vintage amp, modded it and drilled through the chassis to do so, only to list the amp for sale shortly thereafter.
On the outside the work doesn't look bad and yeah, the mod is going to be reversible but WHAT IS U DOING?
AT WHAT POINT DID ANY OF THIS SEEM LIKE A GOOD IDEA?
It already had a FRICKIN MASTER VOLUME. Yes, it's more like a *master volume* but attenuators exist, as do other low power amps, lower sensitivity drivers, so many nondestructive options.
Still is lovely vertical input 4104 in otherwise great condition but hot dang I'm agitated in trying to wrap my head around that thought process.

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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby imJonWain » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:17 pm

It is pretty silly, people forget how loud most "old" amps really are. He probably just wanted a jcm and then realized how fuck balls loud they are.

I don't think he drilled it anywhere though? Looks like he took the presences pot and moved it to where the second speaker output was and put the attenuater where the presence knob used to be?
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby wafl » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:18 pm

Nothing is sacred

Kill your idols

Fuck tha police

Or like don't I'm not that invested, but if you do, http://www.guitarfetish.com/KP--GFS-Pro-Tube-Lipstick-Humbucker-Pickup-Cool-Chimey-Tone-Chrome--Kwikplug-Ready_p_21831.html
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby Chankgeez » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:08 pm

I just found this surface mount humbucker… and, look, it's purple!:

https://reverb.com/item/7228422-purple- ... ed-bobbins

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I know what I'd do. :lol:
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby Chankgeez » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:15 pm

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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby imJonWain » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:54 pm

That looks pretty rad, I checked out the humbucker but it's still too tall, I only have <10mm of clearance on mine.
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby Chankgeez » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Yeah, I thought that Silvertone looked good too. I wouldn't do that to one, but if it's already like that… :idk: :love:

If you're interested in those surface mount humbuckers, maybe that guy'd wind you one that'd fit your guitar. You could always ask. :snax:
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby FranklyPower » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:43 pm

if it had already been modified, maybe.... but yours looks real nice. and i dont think you have explored the potential of the guitar. i have the same model, and when paired up with certain fuzz pedals, it rocks. not boomy at all.
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby lumena » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:59 pm

You could just replace the pickup with a high quality lipstick
https://www.mojopickups.co.uk/product-c ... /lipstick/

This guy makes a lot of unusual pickups... the ones in ronin guitars are his.
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Re: opinions on modding vintage guitars

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:12 am

This one might fit, says it's 5/16” high:

https://reverb.com/item/259424-lowrider ... ard-pickup

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