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  1. 10 points
    Stephen, since I was the only poster making reference to being safe, I'll assume your comment or question is directed at me. So out of respect I will reply. However, if you are attempting to bait me into a thread hijack about my views on personal freedoms, government interventions, etc. during a global pandemic, I refuse.
  2. 6 points
    + 1 on reaching out to the Heritage Custom Shop: info@petefarmerguitarworks.com Here's a full hollow Prospect that I had built back in 2014. It's an unbelievably well built and versatile guitar!
  3. 5 points
    "Be safe" is now political? Well, holy shit. How about, "Take care"? Or "Be well"? No more of that partisan propaganda. Better safe than sorry. Dang. That was probably over the line too. I'm amazed at what can upset some people. Good night and good luck. Oops. I think I did it again.
  4. 4 points
    I have one but alas, no seths!
  5. 4 points
    Hi guys. this week i got my brand new H-535 in Trans Cherry, couldn't be happier!! I also gut a G&L USA Special, but i I couldn't take the H-535 off my hands! The thing is my amp (Mesa Express Plus 5:25) got broken yesterday (i think i need to replace the valves) and yet i feel that the H-535 got a magic even without amp! I can say, above all doubt, that i can really hear the uniqueness of the woods played on it, not just the strings... regularly when i play guitar without an amp, even all the es-335 i heard, none of them got the magic of the H-535 - such a masterpiece! There is one thing, barley bother me , but still, is the f holes need a little touch-up- the color is not consistent there... but i barley see it, this guitar is so beautiful! I am considering replace my Vintage 30 Speaker to something else. i want a good speaker that will goes well with the H-535. I heard that the Creamback 65 can do it very well- what do you guys think?
  6. 3 points
    Well, it would have to be a Nashville TOM or an ABR conversion that sits on Nashville spaced posts. I think more people complain about the schaller tailpiece than the bridge. Personally, I wouldn't change the Schaller bridge on this guitar. If you play fingerstyle the Schaller bridge is great because you can adjust the string spacing very easy. As far as the pickups, many jazzers really like schaller pickups because they are darker sounding which is perfect for jazz. My advice.... play it for a couple months and then maybe consider a pickup swap based on what tone you are after (again, it maybe perfect as is) and search for pickups that make a tonal difference if needed, don't just switch to another brand just to switch.
  7. 3 points
    Very nice. I think you'll enjoy that one for a long time. One comment, I wouldn't use the stand that you have in the pictures for very long. The tubing on those is PVC which is not good for a nitrocellulose finish. At the very least, I would put some cotton over the tubing, until you can get a stand with a nitro safe foam. The Hercules stands are good, and the On Stage stands with the black Velveteen foam are safe.
  8. 3 points
    Hello Everyone! My name is Andrew and I go by the user name Dogrel (writer of bad poetry, singer of bad songs, lover of the eccentric and weird, certified smartass). I live in Savannah, I have been playing for 24 years now, and am finally able to afford the guitars I’ve always wanted. I now have two Heritages, a 1987 HFT-445 acoustic and a 1988 H140-CM that was my birthday present this year. I love them both, and they are easily the best guitars I’ve ever owned. My HFT-445 is my “incredible score” story. I found it in a pawn shop of all places, just a mile from my house when I lived in Tallahassee. $140 later (yes, really), it was mine. It had done some time in a bluegrass band before it came to me, and some braces had come loose at the ends. A quick trip to the repair guy later for a reglue and setup, and it sounds like a million bucks. Actually while waiting for it to come back and searching for more info on it, I found the (different) forum posting from the guy wanting to know more about “this oddball Heritage that just came across my workbench”. He was taken by how incredible it sounded and just had to find out more. The H-140 is the new kid on the block, but already it has been a revelation. I’ve owned a similar guitar made by some Nashville-based company, and it just can’t compare. The original Schallers sound incredible and the neck is so comfortable, I finally see what all the fuss is about.
  9. 3 points
    Nice! As for a young-un's road trip energy, I dunno about that, he'll learn. I can recall one night hanging out late night around 2am back in Chicago my friend says "Hey, my boy Matt's sister has some cute friends and said we should come out some time." "Yeah? Where's he at?" "San Diego" "I'm down" about a day + and 30 red bulls later we were having a good good time. Also probably part of the reason my heart does that little oohmph thing these days!
  10. 3 points
    Family road trips are a great way to get away, but still be safe. Is the factory still shut down?
  11. 3 points
    In my opinion the 535 is the finest guitar Heritage has ever made. Goldyrocks belongs to one of my best friends, the Amberburst rest in an undisclosed location and Lady Bird was traded to Mike Novello. Let the tone fill up the inside and feel the air blow out onto your arms.
  12. 2 points
    A buddy has a 550 much like this one. Give it some time. You may like it as it is.
  13. 2 points
    So today I picked up from fedex my new to me Heritage H-150 in Trans-Blue! Forum member “myoldfriend” was kind enough to offer up some very fine 150s for sale, and this is the one that struck me most. Gorgeous flame, I love the way it changes color depending on natural daylight or nighttime. The last 3 photos are from mof. https://imgur.com/gallery/nCqAKoC
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Nice Josh. Treasure these father and son experiences. I think this is the last time I had all three at the 'zoo, spring of 2013?. I was picking up my H-357 from Marv. Tempus Fugit, the big one (national merit scholar in Latin) just finished his sophomore year at USA (full academic scholarship). He's studying criminal justice with a minor in Russian. The middle one will be a freshman in high school in the fall, he's the jock and plays sax, and the little one, well, he's still the squirt and quite the ladies man (and I think smarter than all of us). (apologies in advance for being braggadocious)
  16. 2 points
    Well they are two of my favorites, especially Ron Wood. When I first put the MR2000 pickups in my Zemaitis I did this demo, and I could hear the Ron Wood in it
  17. 2 points
    I've never had to shield a guitar with dual humbuckers. It really doesn't matter on dual humbucker guitars. Strats are another issue. Single coils pick up all kinds of extraneous noise.
  18. 2 points
    The Seths sound very authentic in my Heritage.
  19. 1 point
    I really like the Seth Lovers. Great pickups.
  20. 1 point
    Good thread (oh, and btw, I am not new here...had to change my account info because my old account info got lost or something). So several years ago now, I picked up a used H150 at GC in K'zoo. GC wanted $1200, I offered $1000 and we did the deal. Apart from a broken pickup ring and absolutely terrible setup, the guitar was solid. I believe it had Duncan 59's in the bridge and neck. So, as I have a lot of guitars, I did play my H150 here and there but it just wasn't doing it for me so it sat in its case a lot. Forward a couple of years...GC some kind of special and I was looking to buy something. I bought a set of SD Antiquities (MJ wound) and saved some $$. The pickups sat for a couple of months until I could figure where to put them. Finally, I decided to put them in the 150. Even the guitar tech (who doesn't get too excited about anything) said the move to Antiquities was right. I didn't know what he meant until I took the guitar home and played it. WOW. What a difference. The mids just sang out and really shined. Overdriven, she screamed! Long story short, I own about 45 guitars (last count) and my H150 is my go to. I play it more than any other guitar (and I have some NICE guitars). Putting the Antiquities (MJ wound) made all the difference. I actually am sitting on a second set...I bought an Epi LP Custom cheap and will swap out the pups to Antiquities (when all this COVID crap blows over). I've got 59's in other guitars, throbacks, classic 57's (my second fav set) and they all sound great but I am a huge fan of Antiquities (MJ wound of course).
  21. 1 point
    So glad to see you’re pleased ADO! Hope you enjoy for years to come...
  22. 1 point
    Already there man, one of my greatest achievements as a parent is the fact that my kids (3.5 & 7.5) will occasionally and fruitlessly ask "Alexa" to play some "Uncle Jerry". Oh yeah..Love me some CRB, loved me some Neal Casal as well, damn shame things went the way they did! 👍
  23. 1 point
    And what’s behind the golden door you ask?
  24. 1 point
    I had the chance to restring and adjust the action and man, I couldn’t be happier with this thing! Stays in tune perfectly through several songs, I’m really impressed. The Gibbons traditional I had roughly 10 years ago was like a toy compared to this, and I’m not a Gibbons hater by any means. But that guitar literally never stayed in tune to save its life. Needless to say I didn’t hang on to that one for very long. This one on the other hand, is a keeper.
  25. 1 point
    Taking nothing away from Heritage, I’ve had several over the last 25 years, and currently own and love a 535. Having said that, I also own a Collings DS2H acoustic I’ve had since 2003, and a 360 LTM electric I bought new four years ago. Collings quality is second to none; every bit of wood and every component is absolute top shelf. During a trip to Austin last Fall, I got a tour of their factory. The level of attention to detail the entire staff devotes to every instrument is mind boggling. I’ve never heard of a flaw on a new Collings, and after seeing the factory, I can easily understand why that’s true.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Hell to the yeah!
  28. 1 point
    I truly think he is missing a lot of the great things that happen with fuzz boxes, about how they react to volume changes, and unlike where he's going with his discussion, I think I would talk more about how you should start with the volumes rolled back, and get the touch sensitivity with the box. Listen in my demo how you don't get overwhelmed with the "FUZZ" sound and how it can be used as a semi-transparent box, and then whack it open for full fuzz action.
  29. 1 point
    What makes the 140 even better is that the serial number is E28406, which, because 1988 was a leap year, dates its construction to March 22, 1988. That guitar was built on my 11th birthday.
  30. 1 point
    New member here, wondering if I am reading the serial number and tag on my H550 correctly. I think this guitar was born on Jan 10, 2000, but the ink stamp of the serial number is a little sloppy. And what does the "SSB" on the tag denote? I assume it specifies the type of burst applied. Thanks everyone!
  31. 1 point
    Photo or it never happened!
  32. 1 point
    A Q serial number makes it a 2000. SSB stands for Sunsetburst, the color name of the finish. Welcome to the forum. Beautiful guitar.
  33. 1 point
    So I have mentioned here that I have been using the Egnater modular system for years. I have a lot of the amps you guys mention here but as all tube cloned preamp modules like a Dumble or Ken Fischer Trainwreck, etc. These are not digital models but wired preamps with 12AX7s that you put into a slot into the amp and then the power section has the choice of using different power tubes. Synergy came out with the newest version of this but it can still use the older preamp modules. The modules are designed and made by the real guys like Friedman, Bogner, Soldano, etc. Being bored and stuck at home I ordered the Vai module. Channel I is a Tweed Bassman that sounds spot on and Channel II is pretty much a clone of hs Carvin Legacy. The thing is unreal and Synergy has this stuff down. You can also buy the old stock modules and have them modded. I have a Gibbons GA50 clone that sounds stunning with my L5 or H-576. But for a Rock and Roll preamp, I could not be happier than with the new Vai. As Vai said “Why have one amp when you can have every amp you ever dreamed of in one rig.”
  34. 1 point
    Guitar safaris are the best!
  35. 1 point
    Here are more photos of it no doubt idea about the history of this but I have seen them on a 575 that’s why I thought it was odd. Anyway I have owned a few ES335s but this feels more old school Gibbons And plays beautifully
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  38. 1 point
    I liked that. The Zemaitis sounds very Ron and the vocals very Rod. All in all, pretty Rad.
  39. 1 point
    I would do it, since it is really easy to do and could not hurt. If you paint the inside of the cavity with shielding paint, and put a piece of copper tape on the inside of the plastic cover, it takes very little time. I think it depends a lot on how bad your electromagnetic environment is, whether you notice a difference. I've noticed that those big old fluorescent lights are particularly bad . . . One thing I would do for certain -- make sure you connect a ground wire to the bridge (it's probably already there). Once I tried to do without that -- the idea is to prevent the possibility of getting shocked in the occasional situation where the electrical outlet wiring is incorrect. Even with maximum shielding and two humbuckers, I got hum -- so I reconnected the bridge ground wire -- hum went away.
  40. 1 point
    I spot ya, Skinslammer...
  41. 1 point
    An H150GT, P90s, a modified champ and a 20’ cable are you need to get raunchy. 5 watts rules!
  42. 1 point
    Potted '59's are perfect for higher gain rock 'n' roll. I went for the un-potted A2 sound like this:
  43. 1 point
    I have antiquities in my h150. It came with 59's One day when I get time can be bothered dicking around with it the 59's are going back in. A friend thought he was upgrading my H150 for me and snuck a set of antiquities in. I tend to just buy guitars I like and never have to swap out pickups. I guess the 59s just work for me in that H150 and the Antiquities dont.
  44. 1 point
    TALISMANRICH...THANK YOU FOR THE TIP.....ACTUALLY, .I HAVE BEEN TO WOLF GUITARS IN JUPITER...A BUDDY PURCHASED A 535 FROM WOLF. SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND WHEN I MOVED TO FLA FROM FAYETTEVILLE, NC 2 1/2 YEARS AGO......I MADE THE PILGRIMAGE WITH HIM..... I GET THAT WOLF GETS THE CREAM OF THE CROP ....ALBEIT, AT STRONG RETAIL PRICES AND I HOPE THEY DO WELL AFTER THE GREAT UNPLEASANTNESS OF 2020 SUBSIDES TO MORE REASONABLE LEVELS. THAT SAID, I HAVE BECOME INTRIGUED BY THE NOTION OF ACQUIRING A HERITAGE H-150 GUITAR...I AM SEEKING ONE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND ALSO SEEKING A GREAT DEAL. NEVER LET A CRISIS ...GO TO WASTE...SEEMS LIKE I HEARD THAT SOMEWHERE..THAT GUY WHO SAID IT IS NOT MY KIND OF GUY...ME BEING A RETIRED GREEN BERET AND ALL.......BUT I STILL SEEK A GREAT DEAL ON A SUPER HERITAGE GUITAR. INCLUDED BELOW IS A CLIP OF MY DON GROSH STRAT GOING THRU I BELIEVE THE CLEAN CHANNEL OF MY MESA BOOGIE...MARK IV.deal.rtf
  45. 1 point
    Yeah, next time I’ll try to get a guitar video, for now though here is a still shot of the front of the 150 GT.
  46. 1 point
    The best trade I’ve made. The amp, guitar and I are three amigos for sure, we live in harmony. Now if the weather can stay nice here in Missoula we can jam more. It’s snowing right now. 👎
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  48. 1 point
    WELCOME! IMG_1449 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr
  49. 1 point
    I would think even with a bag over your head (no comment implied) you could tell that the Collings has the strap button in the wrong place.
  50. 1 point


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