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  • NGD - Something green with EMG's :p

    Looks even cooler than I remembered and plays beautifully. Sweet ****in ' tone too











    Looks like the pup's are indeed Retroactives of some kind. First thing I did was replace the battery though. The old one must've been in there about 4 years. Next up...string change (I can feel the rust on them)






    Little clip....



    The pup's sound an feel like (lightly boosted) passives which is what they are I guess. Really nice dynamics & clarity but open & fat with a bit of roundness to them as well...nothing like an 81 at all.


    "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

    I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

    Originally posted by Rodney Gene
    If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


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  • #2
    Lol....something green

    Looks like this one went into amp central by mistake. Mods kindly shift this to the guitar section?
    "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

    I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

    Originally posted by Rodney Gene
    If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


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    • #3
      When you are changing the strings pull the pickups. I bet they are Fat 55 based on your description. I’d like to try those and the Super 77s.

      And do you believe everyone now about the Jack access panel?
      Oh no.....


      Oh Yeah!

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      • #4
        Looks badass!!
        ISO - Fender Highway One Stratocaster - black
        2004 Chevy Silveraro - 6.6 Liter Duramax Turbo Diesel
        Pickup Booster - Lava Box - Tweak Fuzz - Vapor Trail

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        • #5
          Really nice quilt on that top! Cool guitar, man!

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          • #6
            This looks a little like a Brian Moore C90 from the late 90s or so...very nice!
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
              When you are changing the strings pull the pickups. I bet they are Fat 55 based on your description. I’d like to try those and the Super 77s.

              And do you believe everyone now about the Jack access panel?
              What about the jack access plate?

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              • #8
                Thanks dudes...yeah, Mincer...it's got a top like a Brian Moore C90. Plays great and sounds great too but obviously at a fraction of the price . Still a pretty well spec'd guitar for what I paid (decent discount for it being in storage for years/displayed). Looks perfect though, apart from a few semi-rusty screws, so I'm really happy with it. Frets are perfect, action is low/slinky with no buzz whatsoever, stay's in perfect tune even with severe divebomb/whammy abuse lol. The finish is even more insane than it looks in the pics. I had it out in the sun yesterday for a bit & it really looked Spectacular. Kinda reminds me of the underside of a large alligator/crocodile ...it's kinda reptilian

                Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
                When you are changing the strings pull the pickups. I bet they are Fat 55 based on your description. I’d like to try those and the Super 77s.

                And do you believe everyone now about the Jack access panel?
                Oh, after googling a few Ibanez pics I believed everyone anyway (just did'nt say anything ). I just thought they maybe had the battery in there as well. My Ibby's are all Sabre's ..no jack plates on those..

                As for the string change, I'm a bit ahead of you. Did that right after my last post with the video. Also I tune all my guitar's down half a step so I had to re-adjust the bridge springs to get the trem angle right. (What I was doing when I took the pics)

                I'll check next time I need to change strings. But yeah, based on the tone I think you're probably right about them being Fat 55's...

                "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

                I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

                Originally posted by Rodney Gene
                If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


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                • #9
                  Re: the access plate

                  Battery boxes for EMG equipped guitars are dumb. A pair of humbuckers will last like 1500 hours. Really not the thing you need quick access for.
                  “I can play the hell out of a riff. The rest of it’s all bulls**t anyway,” Gary Holt

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
                    Re: the access plate

                    Battery boxes for EMG equipped guitars are dumb. A pair of humbuckers will last like 1500 hours. Really not the thing you need quick access for.
                    But the batteries only go bad at a show on the 2nd song of the 3rd set.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                    • #11
                      haha ...**** happens.

                      Speaking of batteries....new battery, new strings, and just to keep things novel & exciting I switched the mid-bass boost on the amp from "on" to "off" for this one



                      lol..I really need a new backing track.
                      "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

                      I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

                      Originally posted by Rodney Gene
                      If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


                      Youtube

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                      • #12
                        Finally d/l 'd a couple of new YT backing tracks this morning..

                        So I thought I'd check them out & also take the opportunity to do a couple of comparisons (retroactives vs Blackouts) in the name of guitar science

                        First go's with the EMG Retro's & the second's with my Blackouts' Metal. It's pretty obvious that the Blackouts metal is far hotter & a bit more middy, but otherwise they're both fun 'tapping & shred' pickups.

                        The backing tracks about 6 min's long ..so after that comes 'V2' with the Blackouts Metal (also 6 mins )
                        Same setup as my last bunch of clips. Used my Laboga The beast 30 Plus head & Laney 2x12 w/ cheap chinese mic & Zoom G1x Four in the loop for a bit of delay/reverb..no other fx/studio magic lol.

                        Phantasmagoria
                        watch where you point that sword
                        Last edited by Phantasmagoria; 08-01-2021, 12:21 AM.
                        "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

                        I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

                        Originally posted by Rodney Gene
                        If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


                        Youtube

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                        • #13
                          The things I do for guitar science ..sheesh

                          Time for more experimenting...

                          Swung the mic over a bit so it was pretty much dead centre 'cause I wanted a crisper sound with a bit more bite. I thought I'd have a go with one of the Kramer's too..cuz ..why not?

                          So now we expand the pool: No-name passive vs. Emg Fat 55 (checked & confirmed) vs. Blackouts Metal



                          Starting with the Kramer..





                          Then the two actives with the same mic placement..




                          "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

                          I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

                          Originally posted by Rodney Gene
                          If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


                          Youtube

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                          • #14
                            Nice amp


                            Looks cool

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                            • #15
                              haha..well it's finally been moved to the guitar shop


                              More tone comparisons..

                              I thought ..(since this thread took a bit of a turn & is now all about guitar science) "Eh..since we're here ..why not compare JB clone's??" ..so I did



                              No-name Kramer



                              Vs. Dean/DMT Baker Act.

                              "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

                              I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

                              Originally posted by Rodney Gene
                              If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


                              Youtube

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