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    I think I'm going to fish around and see if I can a Gretsch Boxcar reso that I got to try my hand at slide (not for me.) Maybe I can find someone with a reissue who wants to try too.
    Chris
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    I've always wanted a vintage Danelectro. I had an early 2000s Danelectro Innuendo model with onboard distortion, but it had strat type pickups so it wasn't unique. The new ones they're making with the NOS lipstick pickups sound good and play all right.
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    Just to note: "NOS" lipsticks in this case refers to early Evets Corp. (current owners of the Dano brand) pickups rather than '50s/60s originals. :) AFAIK now that Jerry Jones has retired no-one is making authentic repros of those pickups. The Evets pickups do sound good. But different too.

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    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 Thunderbird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    I have a DC59 12 string coming in off of TGP.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    Senior Member Walter Broes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Just to note: "NOS" lipsticks in this case refers to early Evets Corp. (current owners of the Dano brand) pickups rather than '50s/60s originals. :) AFAIK now that Jerry Jones has retired no-one is making authentic repros of those pickups. The Evets pickups do sound good. But different too.

    -Dave-
    I don't know if they follow the original recipe, but the Seymour Duncan lipsticks sound great. Curtis Novak sells replicas that are made just like the old ones, and so does Mojo pickups in the UK.

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    Stewmac also has Golden Age lipsticks. Plenty of options should I choose.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
    ---
    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    Anyone spend any time playing Danelectros? Impressions on sound and playability?
    I know they're a little cheesy, but they're also kind of retro cool. For some reason they've always made me curious and tempted.
    I have a late 90s Korean reissue that is a real good sounding, great playing guitar. I used it instead of my US Tele, to track most of my band's latest record. It has a fab, clean, almost-Strat tone. IMO, The reissues are very good guitars.

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    My buddy's reissue Dano is one that snuck past qc. The frets are not where the should be, so the damn thing won't play in tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Broes View Post
    I don't know if they follow the original recipe, but the Seymour Duncan lipsticks sound great. Curtis Novak sells replicas that are made just like the old ones, and so does Mojo pickups in the UK.
    Oh, excellent! Somehow I missed both Novak and Mojo. Duncans sound a little spikier to my ears than the originals I've had. Still very good, though, and depending on what you're going for maybe even preferable to vintage Danos. For my taste Jerry Jones got the treble response right with his version(s).

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 Thunderbird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    This thread has me wanting a Dano, badly
    '73 S-100 Walnut
    '79 S-300 Ash
    '96 S-100 Black
    '96 S-100 Cherry
    '98 Jet-Star (DeArmond by Guild) Tyrian Purple

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