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  1. There were several versions of the Roy Clark, all of them great.
  2. I got this close to a year ago. I asked Pete Moreno to take care of the dings on the top. I just got it back. Not everyone is a green fan. I felt the same way about red and blue archtops. My feelings changed when I got them. Now green also is good. Here are the original pics. Note Vince Lewis playing it.
  3. https://www.premierguitar.com/bass-bench-myths-and-facts-of-cryogenic-treatment https://www.guitar-list.com/guitar-science/cryogenic-pickups You can argue whether it works, but it certainly has been done. It is not that hard to get liquid nitrogen either.
  4. It would take dropping them in liquid nitrogen for a very brief time.
  5. Since were are giving opinions, I've got a few also. The H-525 is a very nice, durable model. It's got enough depth to sound decent unplugged when practicing alone. The sound board support helps reduce feedback. The trade offs compared to the H-530 are a consideration. But the H-525 has the more awesome factor in appearance. I had a H-575 with P-90s. That was a fine instrument but had more feedback issues. The acoustic sound was nicer, but that's not the target of such an instrument. There is an option for those who don't like the hum of the P-90s. First, there is the Hum Debugger. Second, there are many hum-free P-90s out there. Third, Use both pickups but put the bridge one as low as possible and lower the screws to reduce any bridge string signal while taking advantage of the reverse winding of the two pickups.
  6. It is a big deal to put a new truss rod in. As long as there is play in it to tighten and loosen, you're good. Frankly I've never heard of a Heritage where the truss rod was installed wrong. I've had to put different nuts on the truss rods in Gibsons and Heritages rarely, but that's a piece of cake to do. Only once did I have to enlargen the truss rod nut cavity to better allow adjustment with a wrench because the cavity was too shallow. That was a one minute wood shave on an old Super Eagle. Because the mechanics may seem confusing at first, it's good to have a guitar tech weigh in. It sounds like you are fine.
  7. You're saying the truss rod is not maxed out? Then tighten it. It sounds like you need a good tech nearby as humidity and strings change.
  8. Pleking it with 10s may be okay with this instrument. Down the road you may want 12s. If the truss rod is max'd out, you've got nowhere to go. You shouldn't pay for a new guitar and have an inherent issue with it. Heritage should have not released a defective instrument. Something doesn't seem right here.
  9. I have never talked to anyone who has commented about this problem. I'd return it right away.
  10. That would be the work of a PhD dissertation.
  11. Same goes for the xylophone.
  12. Yeah, don't rain on that tearful reunion. I love that saga.
  13. I never get tired of mine. The neck is not thin on mine. I use a fat strap. The wiring is by Koontz. The middle pickup has a separate volume knob and can be blended independently from the humbuckers. Also, the humbuckers have push-pull coil splits. If I were gigging the weight may be an issue. Then again I've seen accordion players heft an 18 pounder or more for their gigs. I like showing this one off. It's very wild looking.
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