Thank you @Richard_close2u "G&L ASAT Special. Great guitars. The best bridge I have played. The pickups cover clean Tele tones to punchy rock n roll like a P90 to overdrive like a humbucker. Leo Fender’s design … his best T-type."
Change the rug and get the crayons out, man that’s so vanilla Mr L
Loving the look lah and can’t wait to hear it ! OM 22 ??
Seriously, will you stop doing this, yeah you and @Jenndye429 or I’ll end up in the divorce courts and not a scooby how they work in France. Twas window shopping at Thomann for Jaguar and Jazzmaster style, don’t know why, liking the shape, ain’t got a clue what they sound like or play like. Then you peeps post NGDs !!!
Thank you all for your positive vibes, much appreciated
Rather than individualise responses, I’ll give a bit of the purchase process as parts might be of use to others.
Having decided on the model, none were available, so I put in a £570 order with Thoman last November (splashing out an extra £50 for the sunburst/Rosewood finish). The 3-4 week delivery date kept being postponed and when they told me last week that it was expected end of March, I looked again on eBay and found this one for £420. Colour is important, but not that important.
Before clicking ‘buy’, I remembered eBay takes a cut from all sales and searched out the business online- It was just outside Manchester and the shop was selling it for £375. Yay!
It arrived less than 48 hours later and I was thrilled- One tiniest scratch on the body; smooth satin-feel C-shaped neck, no wear on frets or fretboard, solid switch and controls. Looked and felt new.
I tweaked the intonation on the two high strings and lowered the action slightly; locked everything in place with the bridge screw and off I went. Louder than my HB and I like the tone.
Richard and some reviews had mentioned sustain (which I never place any importance on), so I did a comparison with CiNDy. Same amp settings the low E string was audible for 15 sec with my old guitar, compared to 40 sec with the G&L.
After about a quarter of an hour messing around- a bit of a fright I thought I heard the tiniest intermittent crackling from the amp. Same ‘cracklng’ when I tried my wireless THR so it must be the guitar. Much testing later, I tracked it down to only occuring if I rubbed the bridge pup with my finger but not a pick. (I know, I know, I should play with a pick )
Presuming it was a wiring/grounding issue, I emailed the company, sending them a video of the problem and asked for a £30 rebate or I might return it. I then nipped down to a luthier in Birkenhead who had a good look (no charge) and said it was just static build up and some copper backing on the scratch plate should sort the problem if it persists.
When I got back the company had emailed, apologising and asking for my bank details.
I’m a happy camper again
I’m afraid I have no songs in the oven to demonstrate (Rogier doesn’t like unpolished turds) but I’llwheel it out at the next open mic at the latest. I’m inclined not to tattoo this baby and keep it as pristine as possible, but who knows what inspiration might lie around the next corner?
Blimey typical pseudo Scouser, not only gets a knock off price bypassing eBay but then blags a 30 squid discount for wearing the wrong grundies. Careful with that static boy ! Now you’ve got the weekend to get a demo in the box, so get cracking laddo ! We need audio !!