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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:33 am    Post subject: NGD Gibson Melody Maker Reply with quote

Got this at the old Guitar Center today. Pretty cheap for a USA Gibson. I dig it. It has Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders. Not sure if I like those. They are pretty ice picky. The actin is great and intonation is spot on. The finish is cool. I can see the wood grain through it. Nice and light too. Smile Good find!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered a one pickup MM when they were initially getting discontinued in favor of the two pickup version. When my box arrived at GC, they'd sent a dual pickup. I was really bummed. Sent the thing back, and got something else entirely instead. Great guitar, I hope you have a ton of fun with it. You even got the same color I'd ordered.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

usually those quarter pounders have wiring for coil tapping. The reduced output might help with the icepick thing, it probably just isn't wired up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a 2 wire single coil...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah mine just has a white and black wire.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have one in black great guitars... wish I'd ordered it in white as I now think it looks better... perfect Gibson for fans of the telecaster.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double post.... Fuckin phone!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, it's the custom shop ones that you can have wired for tapped dual output.

See available mods section:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/telecaster/high-output/quarter_pound_f_1/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When were they discontinued?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This version ran from 2007-2008. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I think the ice picky issue is sorted out. I think it had 500k pots in it so I swapped in some 250k ones. Sounds much better. More normal. (Good and not shrill is what I mean by normal.) I love that you can take out the electronics without having to take strings off.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heavier strings can also beef up the tone on an ice pick guitar. My guess is the 500k pots were factory because the original pickup was on the weaker side.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I normally like really bright guitars. I normally use 1megs on most of my stuff except my strats and mustangs. This one was painful before. Much better now. (Seriously, I had the tone knob all the way down to zero to get an ok sound.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
This version ran from 2007-2008. Smile


cool, I like those.





I used to have a 2003 Melody Maker



the new ones(2012?) have 2 P-90s

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Those boxes look pretty cool. Smile I wonder why John 5 was posing with one. I thought he was a tele guy?
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