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    Interesting " Money for Nothin' " dive

    Very cool...the use of fingers in lieu of a pick has been a constant work in progress for me. Came to the realization of the tone and articulation benefits very late in my playing lifetime. Jeff Beck was probably the guy that got me into it and Knopfler sealed the deal. However where I first got...
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    NOS 2012 M75 Aristocrat

    Checked the SN on my Black M75 and it is ...967.
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    NOS 2012 M75 Aristocrat

    Do it!
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    More hospital woes

    Sorry to hear of the latest bad news Dread. My 50th is in another month and it only been this weekend the significance of that reunion. The fact that you were going to be performing at the 50th is a incredible feat! Hope things turn for the better quickly this week. M
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    T250 Roy Buchanan

    I have to change my opinion after looking more closely at the guitar and the body template I made of a T200 vs T250. Looks like that red beauty is a T200 body. The Roy B engraved TRC would be authentic. The Neck SN may have been replaced as the pointy headstocks have a tendency to break. Another...
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    T250 Roy Buchanan

    Hey GAD, it looks to me that you have a T200 body with a replaced neck. However with Guild it hard to be sure that they didn't use up a left over T200 body and install the newer neck. The bridge pickup is the odd item as historically either EMG or a DiMarzio stacked humbucker was used. With the...
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    T250 Roy Buchanan

    A few more pictures with the T200 vs T250 template I made years ago when I had both versions. M
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    T250 Roy Buchanan

    I must correct myself. In further review of this guitar I believe it is one of the few T-200's and they came stock with a TRC with Roy B's name. The T200 had a body and cutaway horn that is longer than the T250. The T200 is a closer match to a standard Tele body shape. The top of the cutaway...
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    New CCR Documentary up on Netflix.

    Yes...that was either a '67 or '68/'69 Bluebird. I think it was the '68/'69 Bluebird model. M
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    Kink-y Guild

    DE-500 with DeArmond's. Definitely has the grunge R-n-R sound that the early Kinks had on their recordings. M
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    Post a song that makes you laugh.

    That's a good question. Or maybe by claiming they are cover bands they aren't subject to copy rights or royalties. Good question for a lawyer in the music field. M
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    Post a song that makes you laugh.

    Haha...sure of that! Vanilla Fudge didn't have many "hits" but I can say I do like a number of their covers like The Beatles "Eleanor Rigby" and The Zombies "She's not There" The last time I saw them they told the story of the early Led Zep and announced they were going to release a Led Zep...
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    Help make a Starfire 1 SC sound more like a Tele ??

    This thread got me thinking about the tone of a T-250. Usually I didn't think the T-250 sounded like a tele given the EMG pickups. The current strings are also a pretty heavy gauge. However since I have been playing mostly SF's the last year when I picked up the T-250 it was sounding Tele like...
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    Post a song that makes you laugh.

    Believe it or not I got front row seats to see Vanilla Fudge in October! Original members other than bass player, Tim Bogart, who passed away recently. I did get to see the original members about 15 years ago. Interestingly led Zeppelin was the opening act back in 68/69! Apparently they told Led...
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    Help make a Starfire 1 SC sound more like a Tele ??

    Fill in the semi hollow part with an epoxy, add a bridge plate/ ashtray assembly and a super hot single coil in the bridge position. As GAD said a SF isn't made to sound like a tele. In fact no guitar sounds like a tele except a tele. Leo Fender was a incredibly creative guy in form, function...
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    62 Starfire Bigsby Advice

    Wow...a sunburst SF2 with DeArmonds. That is not seen often. Is the guitar bound in the back? The late 1980's X160T aka X161 was a less bling X170T. It came with a Guildsby and floating wooden bridge. Mine worked ok. I eventually did add a Bigsby bridge for a unwound G. If I remember correctly...
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    Moms Guitar | Late 50's | No Model or Serial Number

    I have a suggestion. Years back I saw an Aristocrat without a sn stamped in the headstock. However under close examination a number was stamped into the base of the guitar underneath the harp stop. You might find a marking there. Not sure why Guild marked it in that location. M
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    Guild starfire I upgrades

    Warm and clean...sounds like the pickups you have on that guitar with the tone knob rolled off a bit would do it in either the HB or SC mode. Tuners... can't say for sure but don't think it's any issue a drill bit can't solve. Usually "warm" sounds to me to be a little saturated which implies...
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    Starfire III (1966) pickup phase situation

    It's often an aberration that leads to a unique and unexpected sonic tone. The famous story of a amp guitar speaker being torn before a gig leading to the fuzz tone, "in between" position on a Strat 3-way pickup selector switch, out-of-phase pickups, counter wound bobbins, overdriving tube amps...
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    Starfire III (1966) pickup phase situation

    On your guitar it is very easy to "fix" the phase. Guild pickups have little tabs that connect the pickup to the wiring. It is a nice feature that makes reversing the phase quickly. Walter's described the job concisely. If this is your first time working with Guild pickups you may not have...
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