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  1. +1 for the SD Custom Shop "Greenies" Have a set in my '06 VSB along with 525k pots and Luxe Bumblebees. But I think my fav "hot rod" has to be my fat-necked '16 Amber H535 with ThroBak Pre-T-301s, 525k pots and NOS Bumblebees 😀
    5 points
  2. I do not know if this is a Hot Rod or not but I do find it Hot. This is my variation of a H-125, the Kenny Rambow Model. After seeing the prototype of this guitar I inquired about buying it. They declined. Months later while walking through the factory with Marv, he told me if Kenny would make the body they would make it a Heritage. They allowed me to re-design the body to my specs and they also gave me an ebony fret board, headstock and inlayed "The Heritage". Many thanks to Kenny and Marv. This is a killer. As I have said before, this may not be your cup of tea. This is
    5 points
  3. I have a few Heritage's but I always end up with this one for my Hot Rodded model. Custom Academy with Thro-Bak MXV Plus pickups and RS Guitarworks control package. Bound headstock with extra MOP accents, multiple bound front, nice figuring and solid maple block keeping it under control. This one has some Mojo and just fits me as one of the most comfortable to play. She seems to handle any noise I produce. I love all my Heritage's but this one is a special Lady!
    4 points
  4. Time for a little Heritage SHOW & TELL! I've always been into guitars and fast cars. However, being a working stiff most of my life, the only 'hot rods' I've been able to afford are made by Heritage. After playing darn near every type of guitar made by Heritage, a couple of them I would call 'hot rods'. Why? Because of their sleek design, custom features, high performance pickups, great sounds and light weight...the exact thing custom car builders look for when building sleek, fast automobiles. My favorite Heritage 'Hot Rod' is a light weight (8.1 lbs) H-150 with Korina body
    3 points
  5. 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!
    3 points
  6. Both of my Heritages are hot rods, but of my two H150s, this one bites harder. Seymour Duncan custom shop Peter Green unpotted PAF style pickups (with non reversed magnets), Faber locking ABR bridge and BSW kit, Tonepros lightweight tail, full RS kit pots and caps. I had my favorite luthier re-cut the nut and dress the frets (The Heritage setup was abysmal). This guitar can hang with any Les Paul, and like all of my favorite guitars, it has it's own sound.
    3 points
  7. Well, then, here's the predecessor shot to that one......a little less heat in the automotive content, but a pretty classy Heritage nonetheless.
    3 points
  8. This one's had a couple of things done.....bone nut, replaced the original roller bridge, Mark Atkinson 38 Special single-coil pickups. And this one, aside from a fresh set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, is original.............
    3 points
  9. Here's a couple. Replaced all the plastic with rosewood. H150 now has black pickup covers (not in this photo). P90s are kinman zero hum.
    3 points
  10. Just occurred to me that my H150 has been hot rodded. I'm not sure what the exact details are of what was done but it seems to go alright. I exchanged it for a R7 and R8 for about a month and when it came back it was different. It now has: SD antiquity in the neck and SD JB antiquity in the bridge. New pickup surrounds. New pots, wiring and caps, 3way etc. Bone nut. New bridge and stop tail. It also came back with 11's instead of 10's. It was a great sounding beast before the changes and now after the changes its more of a beast, but som
    3 points
  11. I think the [img] and [/img] things were preventing the images showing. Just copying and pasting the address to a post works.
    3 points
  12. I’ve shared this story before, it always seems to be well received... I bought this H535 custom from Eddies Guitar in St. Louis. It had been broken in 3 pieces. I bought it AS IS with all the hardware and case for $650. I took a big risk. All I had to go by were pictures, to evaluate weather I would be able to bring it back to life. Long story, short, it turned out absolutely incredible!! It’s easily my best player. Incredible tone as well!!
    3 points
  13. Is that what that finish is called OSB??? I don't know the names of any Heritage finishes! The surrounds I think are DiMarzios I had laying around when I installed the Peter Green set of pickups. The only reason I changed the surrounds is because the original neck pickup surround cracked! This is probably the most accurate picture of have of the color...
    2 points
  14. Some kind of update. I was meant to send the amp out to one guy a few weeks ago but the courier failed to show up one day and the next delivery the tech wasnt there to receive it, and honestly, I just moved on to other things. So it just sat here. A few days ago I decided to get back onto it and decided to look around for another tech. There is one guy I have never used but I have always been curious about him, he builds amps and has always seemed to have a good rep. I called him and organised to drop the amp off. I wanted to meet him so I took it myself. We got talking about
    2 points
  15. 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.
    2 points
  16. It's in excellent shape. And a darn fine player. I don't have any pics of it, but it now sports a custom wound mandolin pickup. Making it Hot Hot Hot!!!
    2 points
  17. Until we see it, I am going to assume that you bought a broken neck with a pretty headstock for $14.99 at GC.
    2 points
  18. I suspect that the reason people worry about these is related to how at least some of them work. What a decent one aims to do is to turn possibly-crappy AC input into good AC output. 'Possibly crappy' means that the voltage may vary a lot and also the shape of what should be a sine wave coming in may be horrid. You can do some, but only some of this with a variac and perhaps some filtering on the output of it: the variac can fix the output voltage and the filtering can remove any HF nasties for you. But variacs have moving parts: you need to physically move the tap on the coil to change
    2 points
  19. So, it's back and my previous question about strings has been superseded as Andy strung it. And the repair is just superb: from the front it is simply not possible to tell the neck was broken at all. From the back, as the finish is slightly translucent, you can see – but not feel – the mark where the break was. This was a bad enough break that the truss-rod cover was torn away from the headstock, destroying it. Andy made a new one, which I didn't expect him to do and without charging any extra to do so. He also polished away a weird mark on the back of the guitar, again without chargi
    1 point
  20. Your suggestion to mod the second channel on your Concert is a great idea. To me that amp is a Dumble wanna-be already. It has lots of potential to increase or decrease its drive. Also, some Concert II's have too strong a midrange in channel 2. That's great for single coil guitars, but not so much for humbucker gits. They get muddy with too much midrange. Having more control over that one frequency would benefit your amp. Finally, smoothing out the drive in channel two so you could gradually bring on the drive from very low to medium overdrive etc. I always found the overdrive came on
    1 point
  21. Nice. That will look great
    1 point
  22. Just scored a 2000 Sept.15 Heritage GoldTop #157 Model with the HRW pickups for a small fee of $1499 with original case . From of all places Guitar Center Seattle... Has a few scratches but very little wear.. I have about 15 guitars but this thing has the most sustained out of any of them.. unbelievable guitar.
    1 point
  23. To be honest, I hardly ever play clean (99%+ in the dirt). And while I’m not a high gain player, I do like to go with the amps available dirt sounds (not a pedal guy). I would describe the dirty sounds as kind of a “fuzz-tortion” sound. Not bad, but really not tremendously different than sounds I can get from my DSL in which I run a 12AU7/ECC82 in the V1. And while it wasn’t expensive, I really didn’t see where it would have seen much use after the honeymoon period was over.
    1 point
  24. Lots of great looking guitars in here. Tried to like all the posts but reached my daily limit lol.
    1 point
  25. Back when I had one, it was cream piping all day for me. Black tolex, wheat grill cloth, and cream piping. Looked so sharp.
    1 point
  26. Worst firm of lawyers ever...
    1 point
  27. I'm also a big fan of Fralin P-92s. They sound single coil enough for me. One of my other favorites is this pickup. It's hum free and produces single coil sounds. Included are gratuitous bowling ball finish pics.
    1 point
  28. Turn off TVs and computers and any florescent lights, and then turn your body until you hear the least amount of hum. It shouldn't be louder than the signal! I've tried all the hum cancelling on P90s (dummy coils, shielding, etc) and IMNSHO, frankly anything that kills the hum, kills the cool edge of a P90. When in places where the interference is that bad, play a humbucker guitar, that's what they were designed for!
    1 point
  29. Marty, thanks for posting those articles, very interesting. I believe that part of being a master of anything is to pass on your knowledge to a deserving apprentice, just as John D'Angelico passed his knowledge onto Jimmy D'Aquisto. D'Aquisto took over hand crafting D'Angelico guitars in the 1950's. As long as their is an interest in high quality hollow body guitars their will be a highly skilled luthier to make them. The sad truth is there will be fewer and fewer of these craftsman and prices will continue to rise.
    1 point
  30. They did segregate those builds to the experienced employees, at least they made that effort. Pete Moreno talked about this just last week when I was visiting him. For example, even buffing was done by senior buffers. He talked about some of the less experienced guys would occasionally have a guitar get loose and be hurled to the floor. It's one thing to break a Les Paul. It's another to crack a L-5. Aaron Cowles assembled the lion's share of F-5 mandolins and was one of four who assembled the carved archtop bodies during much of the 60s and 70s. In the 1950s and 1960s Gibbons m
    1 point
  31. Speaking of goldtops... Just finished dropping a Boss CS2 compressor into another guitar, my newly acquired '94 140 GT, that has a nice ring to it .....GT. I used the factory mute switch for the true bypass function, very fortuitous. Some gut shots of the factory wiring VIP circuit as well. Cheers!
    1 point
  32. Goldtop is just such a classic look:
    1 point
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  34. I feel like we should perform some sort of Klingon battle ritual.
    1 point


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