"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
Post Reply
User avatar
tribi9
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 10261
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:38 am
Location: Canada Dry

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by tribi9 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:54 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:31 am
tribi9 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:53 am


Even more? Why is that. Never heard the tuning was unstable. You sure that's not internet folklore?
i learned how to set up a floyd rose and let me tell you, the things are not as stable for tuning as people say.
Well you said "even more", which means it would be unstable to begin with, even before the floyd rose... Is it? I've Just never heard that before...

User avatar
MechaBulletBill
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 2426
Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:16 am
Location: UK

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by MechaBulletBill » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:52 am

nothing that moves is gonna be more stable than a wrap bridge with non-moving parts

User avatar
SWFC68
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 162
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:59 pm
Location: SF Bay Area

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by SWFC68 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:50 pm

Cornelius Plum wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:49 pm
Apparently, it's a Les Paul jr. from 1955.

Image
Are there any pics from the back? I'm curious, wouldn't a Floyd stick out past the back of something this shallow?

User avatar
Cornelius Plum
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 278
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Cornelius Plum » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:57 am

I didn't see pics of the back. Typically, Floyd roses are installed much deeper into the body, in a specially made cavity. The Floyd Rose in this guitar is placed quite high. It probably doesn't even float!

User avatar
LVC
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 738
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: France

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by LVC » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:49 am

SWFC68 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:50 pm
Are there any pics from the back? I'm curious, wouldn't a Floyd stick out past the back of something this shallow?
That's the only other pic of it I could find.

Image

...but then I found this. Apparently this one is a Gibson Custom Shop creation. Coincidence? Or was the person who modded the '55 trying to copy this ?

Image
I've kind of made it a rule in my internet life that I'm just not going to listen to anyone who rants about mystical shit like PIO caps in guitars & all the rest of that junk that's objectively busted or so slight as to be irrelevant. - mackerelmint

User avatar
marqueemoon
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 4777
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:37 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:43 pm


User avatar
whitewatersky
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 170
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:52 pm

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by whitewatersky » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:40 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:43 pm
Not vintage, but wow.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MFM-Customized ... 3956045694
I’ve always wanted one in Cracked orange cream w/blue to purple Polka dots

User avatar
bdf83
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 566
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:18 pm
Location: Potton, England

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by bdf83 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:48 pm

I work with a guy who has a similar 56 Jnr that had a Floyd Rose and had been sprayed black and contoured. He bought it 30 years ago for £99 and has just spent £300 getting the headstock repaired and filling the cavities and setting back up as a hardtail with a humbucker. It looks incredible, especially for the outlay

User avatar
PorkyPrimeCut
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 23355
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:46 am
Location: Leipzig
Contact:

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:01 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:43 pm
Not vintage, but wow.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MFM-Customized ... 3956045694
For some reason that thing is screaming "THE FLAMING LIPS" at me.
You think you can't, you wish you could, I know you can, I wish you would. Slip inside this house as you pass by.

User avatar
MrFingers
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1427
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:50 am
Location: Heverlee Hills - Belgium

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by MrFingers » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:58 am

All from this instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aguitaraday/


Image

Image
1964 Stratocaster


Image
1952 Les Paul


Image
1984 ESP Les Paul Custom Shop


Image

Image

Image

Image

1959 Les Paul

User avatar
fuzzjunkie
Expat
Expat
Posts: 5658
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:32 am
Location: Seattle

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by fuzzjunkie » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:48 am

That ‘59 Les Paul looks like it’s one of the 2010 Nashville flood victims.

Or got fished out of the Mississippi.

User avatar
LVC
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 738
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: France

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by LVC » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:00 am

marqueemoon wrote: [/img]8519411 user_id=21643]
Not vintage, but wow.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MFM-Customized ... 3956045694
Image
:k

Image
:fp:
I've kind of made it a rule in my internet life that I'm just not going to listen to anyone who rants about mystical shit like PIO caps in guitars & all the rest of that junk that's objectively busted or so slight as to be irrelevant. - mackerelmint

User avatar
marqueemoon
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 4777
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:37 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:08 am

LVC wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:00 am
marqueemoon wrote: [/img]8519411 user_id=21643]
Not vintage, but wow.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MFM-Customized ... 3956045694
Image
:k

Image
:fp:
My favorite part is how they covered the “Made In China” on the back of the headstock.

Great guitars are made in China every day of course, and these are becoming more sought after since they are out of production, but clean ones are $900 tops.

User avatar
Pacafeliz
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 16731
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:34 pm
Location: Cococologne, Germany

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:30 am

MrFingers wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:58 am


Image
1952 Les Paul
...that was a Hagstrom vibrato there! :w00t:
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

User avatar
stooge
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:53 am

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by stooge » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:22 pm

Image

The good news is that it’s been resurrected. But still...ouchie.

Post Reply