TV yellow? NGD

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  1. gil

    gil Member

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    So I found a 2014 TV yellow I think? The owner didn't even know what TV yellow was when I asked. First thing I noticed, other than being in very good shape was the weight. This thing comes in at 7.5 lbs, heavier than any other Special I've ever handled. Sounds like your typical humbucker Special, looks and feels great after some light fret leveling and setup. Intonation is right on . I'm loving it.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Could be plywood if it's that heavy, but I doubt it. Must be those heavy humbuckers :rofl:

    Congrats, those are sweet lttle toy like guitars. They let themselves be played. No fighthing with them babies.
     
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    Well actually, took it apart and it isn't plywood which was my first thought, it's a bit darker than the white wood used on many budget guitars as this one. Could it be the year it was made that they used different wood? This one is a 2014, my P90 is a 2016 and comes in at 6.4 lbs. Who knows, I don't think there is much consistency with the cheap ones.
     
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    Could be ... anything.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    It was cheap, right?

    It sounds good, right?

    It's wood, right?

    Don't sweat the species, just go play the thing.

    Some of y'all get so fixated on types of cellulose foam, and forget to just play the thing.
     
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    Hmmm, perhaps one body is made of basswood and the other mahogany (or meranti).
    Seriously though 7.5 lbs. is nothing.
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    It ain't heavy 'til it tops 10 lbs.
     
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    gil Member

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    Wow, chill man. I'm not fixated on anything, I'm simply curious on the weight variation, and seems to be a topic of interest for some.
    Peace.
     
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    Nothing but chill over here, but like I said, some folks get way too concerned about what kind of wood and how many pieces they used and what kind of glue and how Asian Mahogany isn't (blah blah blah) that they lose sight of what the instrument actually is: a means of musical expression.

    Kinda difficult determining tone from a post comment eh? This is what I get for not sticking a :cheers: emoji in there I suppose.
     
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    Variations in wood happen a lot. I bought a TV Yellow 2011 SG Jr that was supposed to be basswood, which is very light. Turns out it is Asian mahogany and pretty darn heavy. Not sure why it was made that way, but I like a weighty guitar, so im happy with the variation.
     
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    Now i want to weigh all of my guitars. Thanks, internet.
     
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    You mean you haven't done that yet?
     
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    No. I'm a bass player. I've just recently learned how to weigh things.
     
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    Sweet guitar! Congrats
     
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    FWIW, even higher end guitars vary quite a bit in weight. Just check out guitars on Sweetwater where they show the weights of a number of same model guitars.
     
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    Very nice :thumb:
     
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    Amen to this!

    Back then, I was concerned about the wood of a cheap Spec II. I got the same advice here - that if it plays well, to heck with tonewood! Swapped pickups and electronics and it played more than well!

     
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    Careful, someone might think you enjoyed modding that inexpensive ax into a fun to play tone monster.
    We wouldn't want that to happen, now would we? ;) :cheers:
     
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    But... but... but... I did enjoy mod'ing it into a fun to play tone monster...
     
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