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  1. My 535 in ASB! (Antique)
    6 points
  2. Before During and after
    5 points
  3. Here's two versions of "Old Style Burst" (OSB):
    5 points
  4. My three bursts, from L to R: VSB (Vintage), ALSB (Almond), ASB (Antique). My other three Heritages are a Natural H575, Trans Black H150 and Goldtop H150 Special.
    5 points
  5. I was presented with a very tough trade choice this week. As you probably read in my other thread, I was tech-ing on a beautiful 20th Anniversary H150. I lent my 71 LPC to him while I was working on the 20th. The discussion got brought up of a trade. My 71 for the 20th. At first I was very hesitant...it was my birth year Les Paul that I never thought about parting with. After spending some quality time with the 20th, I began to fall in love with it...so it’s a done deal!
    5 points
  6. There's a bit o'burst on this one.
    4 points
  7. Here is something I did with a friend who plays keys. I used all Heritage guitars on it...Slide and melody were my old H-170, rhythm was my H-535, the little afterbeat thing on beat two is my Heritage Leon Rhodes. What I like about the H-170 is how it has a thick LP type tone but during the second half of the song it is more screaming strat style...a truly versatile guitar. I didn't have a Heritage bass so I had to settle for my Marcus Miller Sire. https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14197508
    4 points
  8. This H-555 is over the top! Nice
    4 points
  9. I'm a fan of Heritage bursts.
    4 points
  10. Another pic for those interested. It's a '59 formerly owned by Ace Frehley.
    4 points
  11. 4 points
  12. Chestnut burst, Almond burst and the classic Cherry burst!
    4 points
  13. I couldn't help mysel - purchased this one today. Should be here sometime next week. It's a 2002 with HRW pick-ups.
    4 points
  14. I don't foresee the reissuing of HRWs. These pickups emerged because of all the right ingredients coming together at the same time. That time has passed. Ren Wall is a clever guy. I only know a small fraction of his innovations. But I do know he thought a lot about improving all things guitar. He is ingredient number one. Heritage got its hardware from Schaller, presumably at a bulk discount. It was and is well engineered, but it's not the usual for American built guitars, particularly the roller bridge and the heavy tailpiece. The pickups are very good in my opinion, but many
    3 points
  15. have owned a 90's H150 for years, and made the Pilgrimage to 225 Parsons, just pulled the wallet trigger on REVERB for this 1986 H140 ($1400) a little play wear, but hey people pay Murphy $1K's for this kind a relic job, lol Probably going to swap the pickups out, I have a few sets at home, some old Florence VooDoo 59's or my WCR American Steele set. looks like a sleeper keeper, any other 1986 H140 Owners here, comments, thoughts?
    3 points
  16. And appendix and balloons and pipes and bubbles...
    3 points
  17. This would be a Marv Burst because he did this as a custom burst for this guitar. Marv also rolled the neck for this one, I know because he called me to come up to Kalamazoo to try the neck in the raw. I'm not sure he knew it would be a 400 mile round trip for me. I had a Fab time.
    3 points
  18. Sticker reflects 'ALMSB' finish... which think is Always Lugubriously Melodic Sensational Band
    3 points
  19. Whoops H530, sorry 'bout that:) No 420 action, but I did drink a shot of Bullet Rye!
    3 points
  20. Thank you, all! Here's a pic of my other 535, 2004 factory 2nd. The two are quite similar guitars in neck shape, playability, and tones. The flame is subdued under regular light, but comes alive with bright light.
    3 points
  21. I did have fun with it today, but I had some issues. I swapped the MXR compressor for a really good sounding Dazatronyx Optical Tremolo pedal, which sounded great, but I didn't like the feel of the footswitch in it, it was a bit hard to actuate. I actually missed kicking it on in a one of songs where I really wanted it on the chorus, but the audience had no idea, so all good. I also had problems finding the perfect mix level for the Rubberneck Delay. Just the slightest touch of the level knob was either too much or too little. I'm going to put a rubber washer under that knob to hold it still!
    3 points
  22. Imgur album didn't show up like I thought it would.
    3 points
  23. Mine must be too. s
    2 points
  24. In honor of my daughter's 4th birthday, I decided to make an addition to the family. Meet Louise. She enters the room with an attitude, sucks the tone out and spits it right back in your face. She looks grumpy, but once she opens up she'll shower you with sweet, sugary goodness. We are bonding nicely.
    2 points
  25. Hello from West Tennessee. I purchased my first Heritage today, a blonde Super Eagle. I've been playing regularly for 47 years, but never owned a really nice jazz guitar. I almost took a Sweet 16 but decided on the Super Eagle because I love Kenny Burrell. I may still keep my eye out for a Sweet 16 for later. I have not recieved the guitar yet and suspect it will be a couple of weeks. I'm certain I've never been this excited about a guitar. I look forward to participating in the Heritage community! Joe
    2 points
  26. Playing around the house w/o plugging in while working on chord voicings. These sound great unplugged, especially the hollow 525 w/the 'reverb adding' tailpiece. 535 I believe is 'sunset burst'. Can't recall the 525 burst flavor... natural burst? But anyway, 'bursts have the best tone...
    2 points
  27. You've perhaps already done this, but after setup (new strings, relief, intonation, nut slot height, string height), check nut slots (width, smooth slots, lube). Then bridge slots and tailpiece break angle. Ensure tuners are tight. Apologies if stating the obvious, but it's lower odds that quality tuners such as grovers are causing tuning issues.
    2 points
  28. Hi Heritage People. I'm from Sarasota, Florida and in my second childhood put together a band (Dreamwalkers), manifested an album, and am working on a second album. In my day job I'm a psychologist. I acquired an H-535 about six months ago and brought it into the recording of the new album. The sound is just luxuriously spectacular. Love it. The band's website is dreamwalkersband.com Peace Dr Dreamwalker
    2 points
  29. Some bathroom scales are fairly accurate. When I was in the Air Force one of my undesirable jobs was to run the overweight program. People outside the weight standards were ordered to lose three pounds a month. If they failed, they were disobeying a direct order. That could mean demotion, fines and even jail time. None of those punishments were issued. But guys would swear they only ate one sandwich a day yet our scales showed weight gain. But our scales was calibrated twice a day by a metrics team who brought over a group of weight standards. It was checked at 100, 150, 200, 250 a
    2 points
  30. Careful gents. All measurement instruments have a useful range. When you go outside that range, things become random. I remember a laboratory scale that had sliding doors to kill air movement across the scale so air currents didn't influence the results - you could sign your name in pencil and get the lead weight. Pretty cool. The same factory had a scale to measure the weight of rolled steel. Both are very expensive, neither is worth a cow pie when weighing a guitar. When you leave the useful range, calibration flies out the window. Surprisingly, a decent bathroom scale will give
    2 points
  31. Just caught a small part of episode 2 of this competition shown on SkyArts television in the U.K. tonight. The feature judge in this episode is George Benson,and one of the competitors was playing jazz on an early H575 with the black plastic covers (I didnt catch the competitors name) and George commented on how wonderful the guitar sounded.The guitar was o sort of orangey yellow colour with matching wood scratchplate and a tuner or something hiding the Heritage name on the headstock,possibly to avoid free advertising.None of the other guitars were showing headstock n
    2 points
  32. A good friend of mine, who purchased the 1959 Les Paul Special from me a few months ago, also has this BEAUTIFUL and rare Heritage 20th Anniversary H150!!! One of the original Sperzel tuners failed...so I offered to replace the tuners and do a compete setup and fret polish for him. This H150 is MINT!!! All Factory original (well except for the tuners now) One piece Honduran mahogany body and neck Indian rosewood fretboard Insane flame maple carved top Seymour Duncan Antiquities Schaller bridge and tailpiece I'm so glad the o
    2 points
  33. That was a PSP pre-party, wasn't it? 👮‍♂️👮‍♀️🚓
    2 points
  34. NGD! My good friend found this guitar posted on a (somewhat) local Craigslist and sent it over to me. Lucky for me, he did not want to buy it! I've been keeping an eye out for a gold top at a reasonable price for a little while now. After a couple hour drive roundtrip, she's home! It appears to be an '07 with an X serial code. Seth Lover in the bridge and Seymour Duncan '59 in the neck. Heritage TKL case. It has the oval "Heritage Custom Shop" label. Did all 535's get this label? Photos: https://imgur.com/a/5rSxMLo This could mean my other natural-finish 535 will be
    2 points
  35. State went into lock down due to cv19 so I couldnt do what I was going to but nothing I was waiting for in the mail turned up. Its like its 1974 in a country town. No point hurrying. I played around with what I had for a couple of hours just to entertain myself. I wanted to do a bigger roundover on the edges but that bit and a few others for upcoming projects are on back order or just held up in post. Ive sanded it to 400grit but I I guess it should be around 1200, I dont know. Its going to be covered in tolex eventually. Ive also got grill cloth, handles, feet, tolex and corners hel
    2 points
  36. Hmmmm. I didn't see any full moons in Brent's video. (Not saying that I want to, you understand.)
    2 points
  37. Brent, the Anniversary owner, and I have been going back and forth, having some fun with all of this. I saw a post about that 20th Anniversary 150 on the Facebook Heritage Guitar Owners group. The owner of the 150 and I have been going back and forth about guitars all week. Nice guy. Then...some things began to sound familiar, and I found out this guy lives in Michigan. Then some other all-too-coincidental things showed themselves. Next, there's Brent on Facebook with pictures of this guy's Anniversary...then a video of Brent playing it, having worked on it, while this other guy's sendin
    2 points
  38. The right amount of play wear as to not worry about playing or gigging it hard, but still pretty clean for an 86
    2 points
  39. I have that oval “Custom Shop” label in my 535! Signed by 20+ folks at Heritage!
    2 points
  40. Ren did tell us at one of the PSPs that throughout the years the necks got a bit thicker as stock. Not talking baseball thicker. But as the custom requests came in for slightly thicker profiles, so went the stock. Meaning, up to 2005 you might run across a bit thinner neck than from 2005 upward.
    2 points
  41. They all are good years. Individual examples will vary. Choose with you hands & ears, not by years.
    2 points
  42. Grabbed some time to make and paint the baffle today. Not sure where Im situating it yet so its just wedged in with packers. Im pretty much out of time for a week or so at this stage and nothing Ive ordered has turned up, grill cloth, handle and router bits etc, so, guess it will gather dust and my enthusiasm to finish it might wain. Its all a means to an end, its not "the thing". Its just a project to learn different things on and each stage serves a purpose. Im not particularly invested in the cab itself as much as I am the learning process. Ive enjoyed making router and table saw
    2 points
  43. 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,
    2 points


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