MOTORIK II - Final pics on page 21 - new owner!

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by idiotbear » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:42 am

That's gorgeous. Nuff said. :)

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by crazyzeke » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:53 pm

theworkoffire wrote:
my bloody television wrote:black headstock with pelham stripe? or is that too much...
Too much. I won't bore you with the picture, but it looks like a shoe with a green sole.
LOL. Now that you mention it... ;)
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by finboy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:09 am

stereordinary wrote:I need one of those vibratos dammit. :w00t:
damn rights, what is the name of that trem system?

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Stereordinary » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:57 am

No idea. I'm guessing it's a Maestro Vibrola since some other Epi Wilshire/Coronet models had an alternate version that looks very similar, but is branded as such.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Orang Goreng » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:33 am

Isn't the Maestro Vibrola the name for Gibson's typical tailpiece? I.e., this one (which actually has a caption calling this a Maestro Vibrola)?

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by the older brother » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:53 am

theworkoffire wrote:Image
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I see a white lever knob for the rotary. Is it perhaps the one that was on ebay for a while - EXII style Daka-Ware knob in white for split shafts?
Someone knows where I can find the nearest woodchipper to throw my pieces of junk into?

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by garyptaszek » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:17 am

I think this guitar definately needs the jag control plate

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by theworkoffire » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:20 am

the older brother wrote:I see a white lever knob for the rotary. Is it perhaps the one that was on ebay for a while - EXII style Daka-Ware knob in white for split shafts?
That's the one. I've had it a while. With you saying that, I've just realised all my rotary switches are solid, so I might have to drill and tap it for a grub screw...the split shaft rotaries I've had in the past were too high off the guard to be used as they were anyway.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by AWSchmit » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:03 am

Crap. I wish you didn't live so far away. I have two split shaft rotarys and I have a solid shaft knob that needs to go on one of them. If you didn't live in london I'd ask you if you wanted to trade. But we'd both be in the hole if we did that.
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Stereordinary » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:17 am

Orang Goreng wrote:Isn't the Maestro Vibrola the name for Gibson's typical tailpiece?
Yes, but there are a few different types of Maestro Vibrola.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Orang Goreng » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:27 am

Ah yes, I just realised that. So, is Maestro a brand name?
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by elbandito » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:19 am

garyptaszek wrote:I think this guitar definately needs the jag control plate
MOAR CHROME!!!! :-*
MOAR CHROME!!!! <3

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Stereordinary » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:10 am

Orang Goreng wrote:So, is Maestro a brand name?
Sort of. It's a division of Gibson.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Tchiki-Steph » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:06 pm

So you plan to put the kind of tremolo/tailpiece/bridge we find on Epiphone ET270 and Aria 1802/1803.
Do you own one already ?

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Anyway, that's a good choice. The tremolo gives a very jazzmasterish feeling, as the system is quite similar.
The only little problem is the arm location, which can be a little uncomfortable if you use to anchor your hand on the bridge when the picking goes tricky.

By the way, it might be too late but my favorite version of your project is this one...

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by elbandito » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:32 pm

Tchiki-Steph wrote:Image
:w00t: :-* :-*
MOAR CHROME!!!! <3

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