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TB in NYC Music Store

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sol

PostPosted: 12/20/2006 at 2:06 PM    Post subject: TB in NYC Music Store link

Nice custom made standard at 30th street guitars...low serial (300's if I remember right)

Has TB500 single coil in middle postion (i.e. HB - single - HB) and unusual switching (two 3 ways which I couln't figure out, and a coil tap switch for each HB)

I almost bought it (2 beans...) but it's set up like shit...definetly will need some tlc...but it looks good

just thought I's share ...not a bad price for a one off'er

whats weird is the low seriel would place production before TB500 pickups were being made...anybody have any thoughts

Sol
I miss my 500
I'm waiting for my EGC

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rob

PostPosted: 01/15/2007 at 4:03 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

i went and played this guitar. sounds awesome. the config was truly weird and i couldn't figure it out. i think the serial is 938, not low 300's. which may explain how it had a tb500 pickup in it. also, the store jerk said that it was sent back to have the 500 p/u put in it. although, he said it was sent to bean himself to have this done.

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eric

PostPosted: 01/15/2007 at 5:13 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

how much do they want for it?

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sol

PostPosted: 01/15/2007 at 9:24 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

2 beans = 20 Benjamin's


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sol

PostPosted: 01/15/2007 at 9:28 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

Interesting...I thought it sounded rather flat...I tried it with one of the hiwatts and it just didn't give me anything that I expected (I play a 1000 through Hiwatt half stack)...Maybe I was frazzled from the work-day...again...the price is right...someone could be happy out there...unfortunately...not me

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rob

PostPosted: 01/16/2007 at 6:21 AM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

they were asking 3,800

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rob

PostPosted: 01/16/2007 at 6:23 AM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

i chalked the mild flatness up to ridiculously dead strings. not a first for guitar stores. i feel like if i slapped some new ones on and took the time to figure out the weird set up, it would sound just fine.

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sol

PostPosted: 01/16/2007 at 10:31 AM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

sir you are probably correct...but the action was also way off...if I'm going to spend over $2k I expect the set up be correct...maybe it was the 11 (i'm used to 10's)

Those guys are crack head...before it was on the wall they told me $2.5k...then I went back a couple days later...and it had a $2k tag (thats when I posted the original message)

up to $3.8k now...hmm...maybe...to deep for my pockets...I could have egc build similar for almost half the price

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rob

PostPosted: 01/16/2007 at 1:13 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

i play 10s too. i didn't feel any problem with the action, but i play bass as well, so ANY guitar action feels low to me. agreed about expecting a setup to be proper when you are dipping that deep into the wallet.

i also fully intend to have kevin at egc build me a custom 500. since i KNOW i'll never find a TB500 within reason.

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sol

PostPosted: 01/16/2007 at 2:15 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

No...You will never find a TB500 with in reason...the day and age of cheap beans is gone...it makes me sad...

but kevin is providing for those who dream


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holmes

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PostPosted: 01/19/2007 at 10:21 AM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

i like my egc but the pick ups dont do it for me. my 1000 is much clearer sounding, and thats got humbuckers!. im thinking about putting some p90's in, but i dont like ******* with guitars like that.

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rob

PostPosted: 01/19/2007 at 12:33 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

i too am wary about messing with my wiring and such. i'm no electrician. but im sure someone could do it for you.

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sol

PostPosted: 01/19/2007 at 2:32 PM    Post subject: RE:TB in NYC Music Store link

I'm confused, what dtype of pickups are in your egc?

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