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reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
May 7th, 2014 01:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's now May ... anyone bought any left gear in the last couple months?

My SG Standard will be on it's way back to me - should arrive sometime next week.

Now I REALLY need to sell some stuff!

Napman41
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May 7th, 2014 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just purchased a 2013 Martin 000-15 SM which should be here early next week and I ordered a Martin CEO-7 which hopefully will be ready mid-June. And I'm embarrassed to admit to it, but I ordered one of the Taylor Holden Village LE Mini's which won't be ready for 6-8 weeks, so I'm getting ready for a major sell off.

bluelake07
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May 7th, 2014 02:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 2012 Am Std Tele body that I recently bought a bridge for (much more difficult to find than a vintage lefty bridge) and GraphTech saddles (only ones I could find for Am Std lefty Tele). I have a Wilde L-290TL pickup for bridge and ordered a L-280TN. Haven't decided on a neck for it (Fender/Allparts/WD Music/Warmoth).

reverend mikey
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May 7th, 2014 08:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

bluelake07,

The neck really depends on your preferences. If you like the size and shape of Fender necks, you can probably get one as reasonably priced as the aftermarket ones ... and it will be the real deal.

If you want a bigger neck or a wider nut, I'd suggest Warmoth. I've seen necks from all three, and I personally think Warmoth uses the best quality wood and does the best work. JMO.

BTW, if you've never tried them, Bill Lawrence's pickups are very good.

LeftRightOut
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May 7th, 2014 11:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No guitars yet but seen a few that I resited the urge on

have been through a pedal kick lately picking up a few here and there

LeftRightOut
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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
May 9th, 2014 06:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Forgot to add

Bought a new set of golf irons Mizuno MP54

Does that count as gear acquired?




Texican

Cypress, TX

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May 9th, 2014 06:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nada. Other than the possibility of a dreadnought (D-28, HD-28, or similar), I'm not really in the market for anything.

However, every time I stop by Southpaws, I head straight over to the 000-28s that Jimmy has in stock.

LeftRightOut
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Australia

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May 9th, 2014 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I did a list of what I would like in no particular order

a lefty firebird - because they look cool.
a MIJ jaguar got to have a matching headstock and lake placid blue - I occasionally look for one
Squire Bass VI if they ever made one

A custom Shop Nocaster - missed out one once and I'm kicking myself. actually this would be at the top of my list.

wouldn't mind a nice parlour guitar.



reverend mikey
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May 9th, 2014 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Bought a new set of golf irons Mizuno MP54

Does that count as gear acquired?"

Sure, if they're lefty clubs!

I'm left-handed at everything - EXCEPT golfing and batting... I couldn't do those left-handed if I tried!

Weird, I know...

LeftRightOut
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Australia

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May 9th, 2014 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep Mikey lefty clubs.

Pretty much do everything lefty except I can kick a ball pretty good with both feet

oh and boxing I can box either southpaw or backwards (right handed)

anyway off topic



division17

Canada (Montreal)

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May 14th, 2014 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In early January, I ordered a Fender Custom Shop '59 Precision Bass (white blonde). I should get it around September/October:)

(This message was last edited by division17 at 09:03 PM, May 14th, 2014)

reverend mikey
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May 14th, 2014 09:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

division17 - that sounds like it will be very special. Hang in there!

My SG Standard will be delivered back to me tomorrow sometime. Looking forward to having that one back.

This beauty

division17

Canada (Montreal)

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May 15th, 2014 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That SG is STUNNING.

reverend mikey
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May 15th, 2014 10:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And now it's HERE - and it's as good as I remember.

BUT, it's bright, which I remember from before. I may be trying some different (250K ohm) tone pots, or eventually, a set of Gibson 57 Classic pickups.

LHW

Southwest Ohio

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Jul 10th, 2014 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just purchased a new Squire Affinity strat (sunburst) last weekend. I am loving it so far, even with the stock pickups. It's nice to have a color option other than black :)

(This message was last edited by LHW at 12:06 PM, Jul 10th, 2014)

reverend mikey
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Jul 10th, 2014 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I about fell off my chair when I saw that someone had posted in the Lefty Forum! It's been almost a month!

division17, yes, it's a nice guitar - very straight grain on the body (I've seen some recent ones with very odd, lower grade grain). Sounds great, lots of tonal variety with the vintage output pickups - it can get very bright or be toned down appropriately.

One thing I struggle with is Gibson's big, square topped "railroad tie" frets. I may get these lowered and crowned in order to bring this thing closer to earlier "fretless" specs.

That was the same issue that made me change my mind on a Les Paul Traditional a couple years ago; I ended up keeping my Elitist LP because the frets were much more friendly for the way I play.

reverend mikey
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Jul 16th, 2014 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LHW,

How is the neck on that Squier? Does it feel close to the same size/shape as an American Standard? Are the dimensions for the two listed as the same, I wonder?

LHW

Southwest Ohio

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Jul 16th, 2014 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

reverend mikey,

The neck feels very similar to the 2002 American Series strat I had. That's the only comparison I can make.

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

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Jul 25th, 2014 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm so weak...

The local shop got in a lefty Takamine dread, all solid woods - cedar top / hog b/s/neck. Near excellent condition, and very nice action and tone (for fingerstyle and light/medium strumming). Also came with a Takamine brand SKB hard case. They had it marked at $425.

I was in and played it a few times. One of the sales guys says, "Let me see what they'll let me do on that for you." He comes back and hands me a piece of paper: "Here's YOUR price." $375. That includes a set up if needed.

I still didn't bite, but was now seriously tempted ... went back in two days later and bought it (rats! it was still there!). I will be having them do a set up on it, and will probably pay a little extra to have the nut recut and have the string space widened just a little (can't stand how close they squeeze the strings in on most low to mid level guitars!).

The guy who traded it in not only left all the case candy in it, but also his original receipt: purchased in 2005 for $699 + $110 (case) = $809. The original MSRP on these was $899 (w/o case).

I didn't get a steal, but I think an all solid wood, made in Japan guitar is worth $375.





Stock righty pic

(This message was last edited by reverend mikey at 03:09 PM, Jul 25th, 2014)

LHW

Southwest Ohio

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Jul 25th, 2014 01:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow, that's a great deal! Enjoy!

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