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  1. I only have one Heritage..my 1987 HB2 prototype.. Without exception, she's the finest playing bass I've ever owned or played..
    5 points
  2. Hi, I play Heritage Sweet16 at New Year's Eve. Last year I got cerebral infarction so I ll sell it off. But thanks to rehab I can play guitar same as before. Film quality is terrible and durling performance I call my pick's name. awful quality. So please listen it if you have so much time for killing.
    5 points
  3. 4 points
  4. I started out with a Harbor Freight $40 fixture. It's quite good considering the price. I used it on multiple projects with a 1/4" 14 degree bit. Pine (there's that four-letter word again) splinters and splits Real easy especially when freshly milled and dried. I'm sure you'll have much better success with hardwoods. Maple is an economical wood that machines well - especially if it's NOT curly (flamed). You do know that every dovetail bit has a few depths that work. The depth is based on how far apart the jig's fingers are. Should you find it necessary to buy a Leigh 24" jig,
    4 points
  5. I don't think I mean to be unsettling, but maybe I do. There is a dark side to the Core headstock design. Let me explain. Decades ago the Heritage factory owners decided on a headstock. There were a few features they believed to be important that others have taken contest with. The first was to make it relatively light to minimize the forces favoring neck dive. The second was the 17 degree angle for string security in the nut slots. The third was the straighter string course from the nut slots to the tuning pegs. That favored a return to pitch after string bending. Heritage wa
    3 points
  6. Sunset-Burst H-525 has been posted on these pages many times, my friend. I am such a fan of that model that I did the unthinkable. I bought another one. (Thanks, again Dr. Mark!). The addiction continues! 😮 Now one of my 525's has flatwounds for an amazingly old school jazz sound, and the other has round wounds for every other style of music. When I was a kid, my first three electric guitars were full hollow body, all were cheap Harmony gits. Ever since then I've been attracted to that thicker tone of a thin line full hollow guitar delivers. The Heritage H-525 is magic to me
    3 points
  7. Sorry, but that Olive L5 just looks .... drab! I don't think I would even play it unless it was in a dark room. The 555, on the other hand, is welcome to stay at my place anytime it wants. Its exactly what I said before, Green, gold accents, nice binding. Heck, its even in my high school colors... green and gold! It makes me feel 17 again. Maybe I can play it at the sock hop.
    2 points
  8. Vince is a great guy; met him at one or two of the PSPs back in the day. During the Barn Era, IIRC. I will give him a pass on playing a green guitar because, well, he's Vince Lewis.
    2 points
  9. Here's the guitar in action with Vince Lewis.
    2 points
  10. I do not like green or blue guitars. Except the blue one I own, but that's different. Guitars should never be green or blue (except the one I own). There is no room for debate on this topic. I would be willing to discuss the inappropriatness of clown puke burst or that awful maraschino cherry red (not the good Luxardo ones, either, I mean the fluorescent grocery store ones). Blue and green, however...non-discussable.
    2 points
  11. I asked for the middle size headstock for my SuperLight Millie. I thought the narrow headstock looked too thin and the wide headstock looked too large. Just like Goldie Locks I wanted the headstock to be jussst right. No Bears were harmed in the creation of the SuperLight Millie.
    2 points
  12. Hi: Long-time owner here, but never found this site until today. I have a '93 Prospect. Not sure if that's a well-loved model in these parts, but it has a lot of gigs under its belt. Natural finish, Schaller pickups and some crazy coil-split and who-knows-what wiring, which I've never changed, cause I really just use it for straight ahead jazz gigs. Schallers are really hot, too; they'll overdrive a preamp that no other guitars of mine will punch that far.
    2 points
  13. None invasive magnetic pickup mount, The Krivo is held on with adhesive putty, and I used the F hole for it's output jack... The pedalboard allows me to use the distortion for just the magnetic pickup, power the internal cone preamp, and use compression and timebased FX on both channels!
    2 points
  14. I never took issue with the original Heritage design, nor did I find it “ugly”. Doesn’t bother me at all that the new owner(s) changed the design for the Core series. AFAIC The “New” Heritage isn’t the same as the old Heritage anyway. Nowadays, they’re just another guitar company to me. No longer do I have any sense of an “emotional” connection to brand.
    2 points
  15. The original Heritage didn't sell to an international corporation. Archie Leach did. As far as the headstock I have no problem with it. Besides one. I think they should bound every one. My personal tastes really.
    2 points
  16. I have no issue with "The Heritage" as the moniker for the guitar. They were maintaining the heritage of guitar building in Kalamazoo, and that seemed to mean a lot to the owners. More power to them. As for the shape, that didn't bother me a bit. I'm not a slave to the Gibby open book design. It functions perfectly fine. Aesthetically, I prefer the bound headstock with the diamond in the center, which is partly why when ordering my first guitar, I went for the H157 over the H150 or even the H150 Deluxe. I like the inclusion of the inlay on the core guitar. I think it would b
    2 points
  17. I gave up a long time ago!
    2 points
  18. 2 points
  19. @MartyGrass~That's a beautiful H157 Custom triple Dual Blades!! Here's its triple HRW cousin...
    2 points
  20. Good job! Glad you are healthy again
    2 points
  21. I made them an offer but got turned down......just like the volume knob on my Boogie. 🙂
    2 points
  22. Beautiful tone! You bring out the best of that Nice Sweet 16. Thank You. I am glad you recovered quickly!
    2 points
  23. The Heritage Eagle Classic L-R: Standard Eagle Classic in Original Sunburst, Standard H-575 in Original Sunburst, Custom Shop Winter NAMM 2020 H-550 in Trans Black.
    2 points
  24. A nice piece of work from Heritage Custom Shop....
    2 points
  25. Dovetails are gorgeous! There's one reason for their unique look; they are an absolute terror to create. Precision is key, you'll want a commercial jig. Even then watch out! The first jig I used took days to tune in the bit height. 0.001" height difference is enough to change a tight fit to a sloppy fit. Too loose with the router collet and the bit will move, too tight and the collet will fail; you need to be right in the sweet spot (i.e., experience). I also learned - the hard way - that the pressure you place on the router will change the joint's fit. IIRC, you worked in home remodel
    2 points
  26. I really think that the H-525 was underappreciated. The fact that it has the laminated top and back seems to somehow taint it vs the 575. For me, that's not an issue. I really like the acoustic sound of a 525. I'm glad I grabbed this honey when it became available.
    2 points
  27. That's a lacquer check. Don't worry about it. Someday you will see its cousins if you keep the guitar long enough. They're almost inevitable. I don't even see them as a flaw anymore. If I could save some money over a few lacquer checks, I wouldn't hesitate a second.
    2 points
  28. Today I learned about, clamps, glue, and router speed and force. Dont buy cheap clamps. Glue wont wait for cheap clamps. I dont think glue and wood dust will hide torn out bits of wood satisfactorily. Just a proto type made out of laminated Hevea, rubberwood. Cheap. I bit off more than I could handle with the clamps I had available and the glue set and beat me before I could get the joints set properly. I did all the joints at once instead of taking smaller bites and doing one or two. The joints were always going to be tight but with glue in them as well it just ramped up the ti
    1 point
  29. Ren told me he made it.. It was a prototype.. we've had some phone conversations about it.. He's a really cool guy..
    1 point
  30. I like the new headstock and I liked the old one as well. The headstock binding on either one gives it class.
    1 point
  31. I find statements such as this very damaging to my 12 fret program to manage my intense G.A.S. Can't wait to hear reviews of these new pickups. Thanks for the info...I think!
    1 point
  32. This was hanging around the Cherry Hill Sam Ash. Apparently long enough for the price to drop from $1495 to $995. Originally the plan was to trade in my Marshall TSL122, but that plan went up in smoke, almost literally. Changed the tubes on that, checked the bias, and 3 days later it red plated on me. So anyway, got to try out this bad boy, and it was love at first AC/DC riff. Like the beginning of Shoot to Thrill. Just that magical crunch and then fade into a harmonic. THAT is the sound I need from an amp. ANY amp. I need an organic overdrive that isn't just in your face gain. This one
    1 point
  33. That looks like a proper noise maker:) I really like the Black Shadow speakers! Nice score.
    1 point
  34. Congratulations on a nice amp purchase, enjoy.
    1 point
  35. Nice! An Authentic pre Gibbons Mesa. Cool amp, enjoy.
    1 point
  36. Yes that would be a very nice platform. Perfect size for me at least. Hopefully the Custom Shop wakes up to the opportunities out there.
    1 point
  37. When I win the lotto, I'm going to make Heritage an offer they can't refuse to build me a 525.
    1 point
  38. Yeah I bought it in-store, but don't think the store was deliberately hiding anything as it is hard to see in most lighting conditions, certainly didn't notice it when testing it out. Have asked them if they can at least have a look to make sure, as it's still in the 12-month warranty but general consensus here and from another forum is it doesn't look structural so I'm happy to keep enjoying it
    1 point
  39. 1 point
  40. If it's only a lacquer crack, I wouldn't worry much about it.
    1 point
  41. Here is my rescue,refinished,modded limited edition deluxe. #92. Seth lovers with rough cast a2 magnets, aluminum tail, locking bridge, kluson 19:1 revolutions, Pete Moreno refin, 50s rewire, stinger... Very yummy!
    1 point
  42. Here is the Prototype of the H-125. I still dig that blue guitar and wish they would make me one with P-90's.
    1 point
  43. I was told the H-535 was their biggest seller under the original owners.
    1 point


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