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Thread: LB-1 in T-Bird vs LB-1 in Starfire

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    LB-1 in T-Bird vs LB-1 in Starfire

    Hi All- I really enjoy my NS T-Bird, and play it pretty regular. I've been starting to look at Starfire options. I'd love an older one, but may not have the funds for such an endeavor. I've also be hesitant to look at the NS Starfires as they have the same pickups as the T-Bird.

    But perhaps this concern is unneeded given how different the bodies are? I've played Semi/Hollow bodies in stores, but haven't spent any real time with then to know what to expect.

    So, just how different will the same pickups sound in a semi/hollowbody compared to a solid body guitar?
    60s Baritone ukulele
    75 D40 SB
    77 G212 SB
    87 Pilot
    06 GAD25
    16 T-200

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    I've noticed a consistent midrange dip in the amplified sound of semi-/fully-hollow guitars compared to solidbodies with the same type of pickups. The reduction in mids leads to greater overall clarity with mid-rich pickups (most HBs, that is).

    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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