Got another offset on the way,....

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  1. Mike Petras

    Mike Petras Member

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    WELL, my nephew from Calgary is coming for a visit and he remembered a conversation we had about unfinished guitar bodies concerning a company called Tonebomb. He actaually got in touch with them and, as the product was well within his budget, he went out and ordered a Mustang body in alder for me. And he remembered that I have a weak spot for hardtails. So I have one of these on the way: s-l1600 (67)Tonebomb Mustang.jpg This should prove to be interesting,....
     
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    Nice body !

    Excuse my ignorance, but if it's a hardtail body, what are the two big gouges for ? Tone vents ?
     
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    Nice nephew. You'l have fun with that one. But I have the same question about the "tone vents."
     
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    That's where the flames shoot out.
     
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    That's what I thought, but he would have to put heavily overwound pickups in there for that.
     
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    This particular photo is a stock photo from Tonebombs web site: I don't have a photo of the actual body yet.
     
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    One thing that does interest me is the decal in the pocket that says "unsanded": that's a rather clean finish for an unsanded body I think,..
     
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    Almost forgot to mention, the one on its way to me is made of alder. I wonder what it will sound like with a pair of P90s?
     
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    Like a P90 R&R machine.
     
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    How bout one P90?:naughty:
     
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    I`ve actually thought about a single P90 in a Mustang body as a sort of analog to a Jr, that's why I purchased a set of body templates for a Mustang,...Any thoughts about That one?
     
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    When people mix P90s with other pickups, it usually goes to the neck position. Personnaly, I love a bridge P90.
     
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    Hmm, any sugjestions for a single pickup, brandwise?
     
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    I have some from Tyson Tone, Wraptails 57's, I love them.

    If you want crystal clear P90s, try to get your hands on a set of 9022 from Sanford Magnetics. They come up from time to time on Reverb, but you gotta be quick.
     
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    If you're on a budget, Guitar Fetish Slick P90's are really good. Balls O' Brass.
     
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    P-90 pick ups would definitely rock that guitar. They are very popular these days...you get a great classic rock tone from them.


    ;>)/
     
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    Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm
    after although a little '80s hair thrown in wouldn't too bad,...:D
     
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    I own quite a few Bill Lawrence's pickup made between 1977- 1984, mostly L-250's and XL-500's. Those pickups don't change the tone of the guitar, they tend to bring out it's sound from the neck, body and strings.
    From 1977 to 1984, those pickup had an inconsistencies in their winding, some XL-500's were wound between 11.28k ohms to 14.7k ohms , while L-250's were wound between 10k ohms to 13.7 k ohms.
    If you go to EBay, you can make find great used Dimarzio, Seymour Duncan, EMG, Bare Knuckle, Bill Lawrence, Schaller and Carvin pickup.
    If on a budget or if you want to find great Single Coil, P90's and Humbuckers comparable to the big brands, Dragon Fire, Guitar Heads, GFS, Tone Rider , Iron Gear or find some local guy / gal to wind some pickups for you.
     
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    Well it arrived in the mail the other day and I have to say that I very pleased with this body. Nice clean edging with no burn marks, regular contours all the way around the body, and the cavities and neck pocket have nice clean edges with no fur. As well, the body was ordered "unsanded" and I was expecting all maner of rough surface but the surface overall is very smooth, as if it had been sanded down. And finally I have to say that TomeBomb took extra time to package it well for shipping, which is very much appreciated. All in all this is a steal for a custom body delivered to my door for $116.00CDN and I know I'll be doing business with ToneBomb in the future if this is how good thier product is. DSC01172.JPG
     
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