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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    Having never tried Super 70s, what's their thing?
    They are thick, with great mid-range, and very articulate. The touch sensitivity is spectacular. They take to gain very well. Here is a track I recorded years back with a Super 70.

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    • #17
      Wow, very awesome! I have to try these.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by nexion218 View Post
        The only downside is the imperial/metric mismatch with non-USA guitars...
        Too big or too small? It would be a shame to have to change my knob covers, but needs be as the devil drives or whatever the hell that phrase means, I can probably get some speed knobs that don't look awful.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Lucius Paisley View Post

          Too big or too small? It would be a shame to have to change my knob covers, but needs be as the devil drives or whatever the hell that phrase means, I can probably get some speed knobs that don't look awful.
          For Imperial pots to fit you'll need to widen the mounting holes a little bit.
          I've done this to several guitars with a hand reamer; I feel that's safer than a drill.
          And you'll need US spec knobs too of course.

          If you don't want to, you can also replace the old ones with import spec pots.
          I believe one or two of the better manufacturers do make them, though not AFAIK in a tight tolerance version.
          .
          "You should know better by now than to introduce science into a discussion of voodoo."
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          • #20
            Cool old 2350 . These have maple necks, fwiw.

            There are probably some pu makers out there which make their own version of the Super 70 - worth checking out without forking out $$ for originals.

            Maybe putting an A8 into a 59b will give you a pseudo-Super 70 as well.
            Originally posted by dominus
            Your rant would sound better with an A8 magnet, it'll beef it up some without sacrificing some of the whine.

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            • #21
              Parts have been procured or are on their way; Mayhem set, SD pots, Switchcraft toggle, locking tuners...

              The output jack looks somewhat new, but I'm thinking it should also be replaced so I know that all the contained parts are the same "age".

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Lucius Paisley View Post

                Too big or too small? It would be a shame to have to change my knob covers, but needs be as the devil drives or whatever the hell that phrase means, I can probably get some speed knobs that don't look awful.
                Ah, sorry, didn't check the thread... But like eclecticsynergy said: they need a rad wider hole. But I had no issues putting back the original import knobs though!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by nexion218 View Post

                  Ah, sorry, didn't check the thread... But like eclecticsynergy said: they need a rad wider hole. But I had no issues putting back the original import knobs though!
                  All good. I guess I'll see when they get here.

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                  • #24
                    But, why do you want to spend all the time and money on a guitar that's backwards?
                    Originally Posted by IanBallard
                    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                      Having never tried Super 70s, what's their thing?
                      Van Halen Destroyer....

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Bill Dennis View Post

                        Van Halen Destroyer....
                        Name me some tunes...I am not up on what guitars EVH used for which song.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by GuitarDoc View Post
                          But, why do you want to spend all the time and money on a guitar that's backwards?
                          It's like the ghost of Yakov Smirnoff is haunting the forum.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                            Name me some tunes...I am not up on what guitars EVH used for which song.
                            Jamie's Cryin' and RWTD are 2 examples

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                            • #29
                              The teardown has commenced. I just realised that this guitar is now 45 years old.

                              Which makes this rebuild its mid-life crisis.

                              New parts arriving through next week.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                                Name me some tunes...I am not up on what guitars EVH used for which song.
                                Any of the songs without a whammy on the first album, such as You Really Got Me.

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