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    1966 Starfire III Review

    Time for a break from all the modern and pointy Guilds with a throw-back this Hoboken classic, the 1966 Starfire III.

    Review: http://www.gad.net/Blog/2019/03/13/1...-starfire-iii/

    Last edited by Default; 03-14-2019 at 02:27 AM.
    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | 2xS300AD ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | 2xX80 | X82 | X100 | X175 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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    In before lock.

    No wait. That's for another board.
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuball48 View Post
    Frono: You are correct----again.

    '67 Starfire I Bass (Cherry)
    '71 JS II Bass (Walnut)
    '82 B-50 Acoustic Bass (Natural)
    '87 Pilot (Black)
    '13 Newark Street Starfire Bass (Cherry)
    '16 Betts Bass "Walnut Bottom"

    LMG I, II, III

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    All of the pots are 500k Ω except for the tone put on the neck pickup which is 200k Ω. Note that that is not a type – the pot is 200k, and not 250k.
    Actually, they held tune fairly well in the short term, o I guess that’s a plus, but that was mostly because they were almost impossible to turn.
    Nice review. Too bad about the tuners :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuball48 View Post
    Frono: You are correct----again.

    '67 Starfire I Bass (Cherry)
    '71 JS II Bass (Walnut)
    '82 B-50 Acoustic Bass (Natural)
    '87 Pilot (Black)
    '13 Newark Street Starfire Bass (Cherry)
    '16 Betts Bass "Walnut Bottom"

    LMG I, II, III

    This space available.

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    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
    (amps - I need a "99" & "50")

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    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
    (amps - I need a "99" & "50")

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    Possible errors bolded in the quote.
    Only because I'm getting more and more fed up with 'em every day, those look like classic auto-correct f--ups, for which he has my sympathy, especially since they don't always hi-lite for review.
    Opting for a more common word than what the writer has typed without drawing it to their attention is inexcusable.
    Sometimes it even appears to be an auto-complete like Google searches.
    It's even here on this forum and I haven't figured out how to turn it off.
    OK rant over.
    (Thanks GAD)
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    I don't use autocorrect - ever. Those are all on me.

    People find these reviews sometimes by forum searches, and it kind of makes everyone look obnoxious when people see nothing but corrections in a thread. I always welcome the corrections, but please PM them.
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    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | 2xS300AD ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | 2xX80 | X82 | X100 | X175 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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    Great review! SFII/IIIs from all eras are my favorite and I concur with a lot of your conclusions. Looking forward to your upcoming NS SFIII review, too.

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    Excellent review again! Also nice to see the pots and caps.
    Ralf

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    That is absolutely gorgeous. My flagship and all time favorite guitar is a 68 SFII, that I added a Guildsby to, kind of making it a SFIII. Just one of the best sounding, playing and feeling guitars I've ever laid my hands on. Smells good, too.
    Check out my awful music at www.soundcloud.com/aspirinhammer
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