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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOLY FUUUUUCK that jazz bass

OMG a short scale bass with a pbass pup in it for real FFS thats amazing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....and they did it too late because now im used to playing a long scale bass
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the strat looks a little off. I think if they would have put the jack on the side (like a Tele) it wouldn't look as off as it does. With the bridge, jack and pickguard all crammed up like that it is just off. That being said, I will most likely get the Strat and I will get the Tele.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My short strat just came in today from Andertons. So far I love this thing, the body shape and proportions looks completely natural to me, not at all too small. Some things that might not be super obvious to those who are interested, since there aren't a whole lot of specs; The neck is the vintage deep U Standard C. I got confused between U, standard C and flattened C. The humbucker is smaller then a standard humbucker, so those thinking of replacing it will have to modify the pickguard. Mine shipped with 11-49g strings. Not sure if it is like that from the factory or if its from the dealer, but mine had some corrosion so I'm guessing it's factory. The nut width is 1-5/8".




Next to its short scale brothren Smile


If anyone wants some more info or pictures let me know!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey thats cool!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best first post in a while. How does that harmonica looking humbucker sound?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
Best first post in a while. How does that harmonica looking humbucker sound?



Edit: I just finished setting up the guitar and moved the pickups a little closer and it really cleared up the bridge pickup. It's still not ridiculously bright but it has more punch then before and matches the other pickups output a little better. Here ya go!

https://soundcloud.com/robert-carballo/untitled1/s-nCWVT

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple more for scale.

Standard sized strat (copy)

I am 5'8"
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roballo wrote:
A couple more for scale.

Standard sized strat (copy)

I am 5'8"


Pics aren't showing up for me--anyone else?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainfur wrote:
....and they did it too late because now im used to playing a long scale bass

Full scale basses sound better anyway. More low end.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics are fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roballo wrote:
Not sure if it is like that from the factory or if its from the dealer, but mine had some corrosion so I'm guessing it's factory.
They probably made this series to get rid of the Guild pickups they had left over.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plaidbeer wrote:
roballo wrote:
A couple more for scale.

Standard sized strat (copy)

I am 5'8"


Pics aren't showing up for me--anyone else?


Not working for me either, but you can cut and paste the address into your browser to see them.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took it apart to see what's going on under the hood. So it turns out my qualms about the bridge PO are not unfounded, as it is actually a neck pickup! I think these are the ones that Guild is using in the Starfire IV's. The width is 1.375 and the length is 2.76, humbuckers and filters are both different sizes. I can't find any pickup that will replace this thing. The n/m po's are the standard ones for the modern player strats, mp-s1n-vc for the neck and mp-s1m-vc for the middle.


EDIT: ALSO, the body is routed for that size of pickup. A regular humbucker will not fit in the routing.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
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roballo wrote:
A couple more for scale.

Standard sized strat (copy)

I am 5'8"


Pics aren't showing up for me--anyone else?


Not working for me either, but you can cut and paste the address into your browser to see them.


Thanks for that tip--it worked.

I'm interested in trying out both but there's no info about when they'll be available Stateside.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roballo wrote:

If anyone wants some more info or pictures let me know!


thanks for the sound clips.

I'm curious as to the length of the fret board from inside of nut to center of the butt

also the width of the butt at it's widest point? same as a strat? about 2 & 3/16ths?
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I'm curious as to the length of the fret board from inside of nut to center of the butt

also the width of the butt at it's widest point? same as a strat? about 2 & 3/16ths?


about 28.75" from nut to butt, and about 36" from top to bottom

and it's kind of hard to measure but the width is somewhere between 1.5-1.7" Looks about the same as a strat. Lower bout is 12"
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZenJenga wrote:
brainfur wrote:
....and they did it too late because now im used to playing a long scale bass

Full scale basses sound better anyway. More low end.


DISAGREE. My Jag bass is shortscale and is hella punchier on the p-bass pup than my, uh, p-bass.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
ZenJenga wrote:
brainfur wrote:
....and they did it too late because now im used to playing a long scale bass

Full scale basses sound better anyway. More low end.


DISAGREE. My Jag bass is shortscale and is hella punchier on the p-bass pup than my, uh, p-bass.


My Mustang bass was punchier than my p bass... I think it has to more with the position of the pickup and the tone potentiometer than the scale. ...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roballo wrote:
Casual_Reader wrote:

I'm curious as to the length of the fret board from inside of nut to center of the butt


about 28.75" from nut to butt, and about 36" from top to bottom


my bad. I meant from inside the nut to the end of the heel of the neck - the butt end of the fret board.

width - a strat would be around 2.19" - this may be a bit narrower.
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