Starfire tinkering continued

mellowgerman

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Looks great! Thanks for all the explanations.

Does DR make the Legends in short scale?

They do indeed! Only one set offered, I believe. To put them on a Guild with a harp bridge, you typically have to trim the silks at the headstock by 0.5-1" to get them to clear the nut, but that's a quick and easy task with a razor or xacto knife. I would describe the tension as medium. They're super silky smooth to the touch and very shiny (almost hard to see the windings). The tone is definitely old school and thumpy. I liked the Legends on my red '70 but prefer the Maximas there. That said, the Legends sound totally killer on the sunburst '67.
Here's a link to the short scale Legends:
 

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They do indeed! Only one set offered, I believe. To put them on a Guild with a harp bridge, you typically have to trim the silks at the headstock by 0.5-1" to get them to clear the nut, but that's a quick and easy task with a razor or xacto knife. I would describe the tension as medium. They're super silky smooth to the touch and very shiny (almost hard to see the windings). The tone is definitely old school and thumpy. I liked the Legends on my red '70 but prefer the Maximas there. That said, the Legends sound totally killer on the sunburst '67.
Here's a link to the short scale Legends:
Thanks! I tried the Legends on a P-Bass several years ago - didn't feel strongly about them either way. I'm kind of OCD about "adjusting" strings like that (cutting off the silks) but I might consider them in the future for my Les Paul Triumph. I still have a spare set of GHS Precision Flats for that though, so this would be way down the line...
 

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Double trouble! Took em both for a spin back to back yesterday. Orange to apple. Wonderful how different they are both in sound and feel, but equally fun, useful, and four-dimensionally versatile! Truly a great pair.

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Would love to hear some sound clips!!
Also, thanks for the info on series and parallel.
 

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Thanks! They're oddballs for sure, but so much fun. Hopefully someday in the near future I'll get around to making a comparison video or something of the sort. I will say though it is a bit of a daunting task because there are SO MANY possible tones between the two of them. Might end up being a full feature-length documentary o_O
 
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