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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: 1988 Heartfield RR Reply with quote

Found this online and picked it up. I was inspired by instagram when I saw one. I hadn't heard of them before. This one is kind of funky. The controls aren't angled, there is no built in distortion, the headstock matches instead of being black, and the hardtail tremolo is a five screw one instead of the three screw ones I usually see in the pictures of these. It doesn't have it's stock pickup. It instead has a Jazz bridge pickup. The mini toggle does coil split. I might change it because it is a three position toggle so you get full/split/split. A two way seems like it would make more sense.....

20160827_102255 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20160827_102404 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20160827_102348 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

It looks black, but actually has tons of blue glitter in it all over. Smile

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20160827_102049 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

The knobs goes to 11. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many guitars do you own?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
How many guitars do you own?
lol also curious.

I've been seeing these heartfields pop up in my facebook feed via reverb, I think they had one in a featured listing and I hadn't heard of them before. Cool score
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just counted. About 56 guitars and four basses.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are downstairs by my desk.

2016-08-27_02-22-31 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

My office upstairs is a total pigsty, but here are almost all the rest. Some are still in parts and unfinished projects. Mostly at the sanding stage. I have put that off because I hate wetsanding. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
Just counted. About 56 guitars and four basses.


I'm gonna use this the next time my wife complains about how many guitars I own.

Thanks! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Don't let MY wife see this though. I prefer to not know how many I have.....
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do u even play, brah
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trade them all for one good guitar
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd never heard of Heartfield but quite like the look of that. How does it play?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It plays well. The neck feels like most of the Japanese necks I have. Slimmer and flatter on the back (which I was hoping for because I like those kind of necks). Not as thin as vintage Japanese necks, but not as round as the US or MIM Fender necks tend to be. The fretwork is awesome. No sprouts or buzzing. The weight is average. Not heavy or like a feather. It kind of has round overs like a Tele so it sits on my lap well. The body is physically smaller than a Tele which is pretty cool. The horn shape makes it easy to reach the upper frets, plus it has an angled heel. Tuners are really solid. No slop when turning them. It has a volute at the nut because the headstock is angled back. It intonated in a standard three step manor. Volume and tone turn well. (Not loose feeling when I turn.) My only gripe (and this could have happened when it was modded) is that humbucker mode is having the toggle up. Since I use that over split, I would prefer it to be down, but it is so low on the guitar that I can't imagine hitting it or anything. The Jazz bridge is pretty nice. It isn't the brightest sounding pickup I have, but also not muddy or anything.

As far as "do I even play" or any comments about how many guitars I own, I get kind of sick of people trying to impose some rule at me that I have to be professional or rich to have many guitars. I pay my bills and support my family and enjoy playing, building, and modifying guitars. The number I have is not relevant to my playing ability. I have as many as I can afford. Many of the ones I have I built from parts, got for around $100 from pawn shops or online finds, or saved up for/traded for. While I do not play like a pro, I enjoy playing around with them. I cannot play them all at once, but I like the variety of shapes, scales, and sounds I get out of my guitars. If I found one guitar that was perfect for me, I would consider selling the rest, but different days and moods I feel like doing something different. I take good care of them and appreciate them. Like many people who collect something, I have more than I need. That is sort of how a collection works. I don't really get the mentality of telling someone what they should buy or how many of anything they should own. Even if I thought it, I wouldn't go out to tell them what they should be doing. For example, I respect one of our fellow forum members who has many Super Sonics. I wish that one guitar design was perfect for me. That is sort of the reason I keep getting different ones. I am trying to find one that has the perfect fit and sound for what I want. Occasionally I sell or trade the ones that don't do a thing for me. The ones I kept I enjoy. They just aren't "the one" for me, so I keep trying other ones out. If I ever do find "the one," who knows. Maybe I would sell off the rest. Until then, I am going to keep designing more, building more, and trading/buying more when I feel like it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread makes me feel better about the fact that I recently counted a mere 21 guitars in my room/garage.

TAKE THAT MUM
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To each his own I guess, but dude that room needs a serious declutter. Put a man couch in there with one guitar and one amp and nix the hello kitty and plush octopus bullshit. Or turn it into a proper workshop with a bench where you can tinker like a Tim Allen.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:

As far as "do I even play" or any comments about how many guitars I own, I get kind of sick of people trying to impose some rule at me that I have to be professional or rich to have many guitars.


Please ignore the shit posts like that and thanks for sharing your finds and projects.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
HNB wrote:

As far as "do I even play" or any comments about how many guitars I own, I get kind of sick of people trying to impose some rule at me that I have to be professional or rich to have many guitars.


Please ignore the shit posts like that and thanks for sharing your finds and projects.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to think Doog was jos keeding, material abundance is purely a matter of preference and living situation. I consider myself a good player now but not counting alternative instruments like acoustics/12 strings/basses/baritones/etc, I feel out of control if I have more than 3 good electrics at any given time. However I am gradually building an arsenal of keyboards and I'm not really that great of a player. We all have our things.

I think your collection is pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TBH, I'd probably only own a maximum of four or five guitars just to play or record with (my JM, a Jag or Mustang, some sort of superstrat and an Epi/Gibson semi-hollow), but if I were to get into modding and building stuff, my collection probably would mushroom like yours has. When you invest so much time in them, it's even more understandable that you'd want to keep them. As far as "being a player" is concerned, I'd go on the amount of time spent playing rather than how many instruments you do the playing on.

As long as your wife and kids are cool with it, there's no problem really. FWIW, I enjoy looking through your threads (even though I'm often too lazy to reply).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I like to think Doog was jos keeding.



I figured but some jerk made comments in another thread. It just isn't necessary every time he posts to have the gear police file a report. It's beyond lame.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a callback to when some dude was a bit of an ass and said HNB was shit at guitar or somesuch (incredibly rude considering it was in response to HNB taking the time to do a demo). The guy was called out and came back on the thread straight after and apologised for being a dick.

When it comes to being a dick on here Doog is the last person you need to worry about.
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