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  1. All you can do is test the water.
  2. RhoadsScholar used to gig with that in Detroit. He used a Strat, H-170, and this H-150, mostly the H-150. He died during COVID, and of course there were no gigs then. I bought the guitar back from his trust and picked it up at his funeral months later.
  3. This guitar is a little lighter than most because the control cavity expands for the mini-toggles. That's my recollection. The Schaller bridge and tailpiece were swapped out by Pete Moreno. The person Ren Wall built this for has too much back pain to play. This was his last guitar and the one he played the most since he got it.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozOCLj9OgFc&t=128s I'm a big fan of Fralin P-92s. They are hum free. They sound fuller than Strat and Tele single coils. I can't say they sound just like P-90s. They sound close enough for me though.
  5. I agree with the Lollar Imperial Low Winds. This may be a shocker, but I also do like the Schallers. I'd happily swap them out if I didn't. I also think it was clever to be able to tilt the pickup for subtle tone changes.
  6. I had a 1960s ES-330 that squealed like crazy. I don't know if had anything to do with the chrome covers.
  7. Here's the process. You first find the ideal guitar. Next, you search for the optimal pickups. Once successful, you focus on the right strings. Then it's onward to the amp. Finally you can concentrate on the pedals. Then you're dead. The whole time the technology keeps changing and guitar pundits tell you why you're wrong about every opinion you have. And in those last breaths you remember why you picked up that first guitar and smile.
  8. I may be wrong, but I think they are 2 3/4".
  9. The guitar arrived yesterday. Shipping went from California to Michigan, but timing was right to avoid great temperature changes. The packing was excellent. It came in a large Reverb box. I owned this guitar once upon a time. I forgot how 3D the figuring is and how it really pops out. I also like how the maple back and neck are the same color. The mahogany color shift on a natural maple body is fine on other guitars. But the white (now yellowing) continuity from top to bottom is appealing. The action is ridiculously low without buzzing. Let's shift to shipping. This was $190 UPS ground. The UPS man told me how costs are going up. I'm sure part of it, probably a large part, is due to personnel. Another component is the cost of diesel. One barrel of crude oil only produces about 11-12 gallons of diesel, compared to 19-20 gallons of gasoline. Insurance costs may also be higher. I have a similar vintage H-555 that shows what Floyd Newton could do to create a tri-burst. The transitions in coloring and the symmetry are an artist's work. My observations over the years are that the old Heritage was very flexible in custom makes. Sometimes the quality was uneven, but usually they were great. Today there is more consistency in good quality but less flexibility in design. Yes, you can get custom builds but not so whimsically anymore. And guitars are expensive.
  10. As I recall the pups are Schallers, not HRWs. They sounded good enough to leave them alone.
  11. Maybe. This one has a placque on the case saying it belongs to Vince Lewis. It's a heavy case, not the usual TKL. I think the label says that, but I don't recall. This will be my second Vince Lewis Heritage. I haven't thought of Vince Margol in a long time. He was kind of the normal person stuck in a strange world of personal dynamics. I liked him. He's a tax attorney. I know what you're thinking- Trump needs help! Vince is not a high profile guy. https://www.margol-law.com/
  12. I got this quite a while ago and sold it to a fellow HOC'r and friend years ago, and now I bought it back. This was built for Vince Lewis. Looks good, sounds good, plays good.
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