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Fun 60's Univox Badazz

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:21 am    Post subject: Fun 60's Univox Badazz Reply with quote

I scored this cheap on ebay and it came in. I really like it. I want to swap out pots and the bridge, but otherwise it is pretty sweet! Nice red burst like the one on the ET-270 I had.

IMG_7759 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7760 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Bridge legs are wussy and it tilts. I ordered a Gotoh one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Egads the knobs on that thing! Granted they're probably original but still look comically huge.

Looks like a great player and well put together. Congrats!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are super big lol. The toggle switch is big and textured also.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The knobs look like those huge stomp switches that Rooskie EHX pedals had. BUT BIGGER.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you starting a Univox collection? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a hagstrom tailpiece.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like their neck shape a ton. I guess it is called an oval or a D shape? Thin and wide.

The tailpiece totally looks like a Hagstrom one. I just put a bigger Gotoh bridge on and it is much better.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool guitar
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the headstock/neckplate logo. It has a cool 70s sci-fi sort of vibe.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah totally mock futuristic. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a pretty rad guitar
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do an cruddy demo for you.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out this model is called their Badazz.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Badazz U1820 guitar and U1820B bass were essentially bolt-neck copies of the new Guild S-100 introduced in 1970, the so-called “Guild SG.” This was a solidbody with slightly offset double cutaways. It had a bolt-on neck with a Gibson-style open book head, outlined decal logo, block inlays, bound 22-fret rosewood fingerboard (rounded end), two of the 12-pole humbuckers with the narrow center black insert, finetune bridge, Hagstrom-style vibrato (as found on early Guilds), two volume and two tone controls, plus three-way. The bass was the same without the vibrato and with dots along the upper edge of the fingerboard. These were available in cherry red, orange sunburst or natural (“naked”). List price for the guitars in ’71 was $199.50 with case, while the basses cost $220. These pickups, by the way, while being somewhat microphonic (as with most early Japanese units), scream, if you like a really hot, high-output sound.


http://www.vintageguitar.com/1952/univox-guitars/
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