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differences between early thick and later thins

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 07/20/2007 at 11:07 PM    Post subject: differences between early thick and later thins link

Here are a few pics with the size differences between the 2 styles. At first I did not like the thinner one at all, but it might be growing on me since it is lighter:

http://www.flickr.com/pho.....s/62767557@N00/861529400/
http://www.flickr.com/pho.....s/62767557@N00/861529426/
http://www.flickr.com/pho.....s/62767557@N00/861529484/

I thought it might be interesting for y'all to see how big of a difference there is.

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guitarcharlie

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PostPosted: 07/21/2007 at 11:33 AM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

Thanks for this comparison. I have been curious about this since I have not seen a late model thin version before. I have wondered if the lighter body is good for the sound since the weight seems to be part of that massive Bean tone. So far I have prefered standards to artists for the same reason.

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blackmarker

PostPosted: 07/23/2007 at 2:50 PM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

I have a copy that uses an original body. It's pretty thin so I assume it's one of the later bodies. My guitar is nearly identical to a real TB and weighs 10 pounds. There is no way I'd want one any heavier.

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guitarcharlie

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PostPosted: 07/23/2007 at 3:35 PM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

Hey blackmarker, who made the neck for your guitar? Did you buy it as a whole guitar or did you just get the body and have the rest made for you? Also what are the pickups?

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 07/24/2007 at 11:00 AM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

yea, I really think I prefer the thicker ones...yes, they are a bitch on the back, but the sustain is just enormious.....anyone want to trade me??? LOL!

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blackmarker

PostPosted: 07/24/2007 at 11:22 AM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

"Hey blackmarker, who made the neck for your guitar? Did you buy it as a whole guitar or did you just get the body and have the rest made for you? Also what are the pickups?"

Greg Bailey machined the neck and every other piece of hardware on the guitar, save the bridge saddles. The bridge he fabricates from a solid block of steel, it's not one of those cheap pot metal deals. I bought the guitar as a whole piece. It's pretty darn close to an original except for the fretboard, it's phenolic rather than rosewood.

Greg built a set of bases that screw into the baseplate of a regular humbucker and attach through the back, like a regular Bean. The aluminum covers fit snugly over the pickup coils, but I potted them in using canning wax. If I ever decided to change them all I need to do is melt the potting material and they will come right out. The guitar came with cheapies ceramic humbuckers, I changed them to a Seymour Duncan C5/'59 hybrid pickup in the bridge and a Stew-Mac "Golden 50's" A5 pickup in the neck position.

A few pics:

http://img.photobucket.co.....er/TB1000-front-close.jpg

http://img.photobucket.co.....TB1000/Musicmaster017.jpg

http://img.photobucket.co.....TB1000/Musicmaster016.jpg

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guitarcharlie

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PostPosted: 07/25/2007 at 1:39 PM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

Hey nice guitar!

I would like to get in touch with Mr. Bailey about some TB parts and repair. Can you provide his contact info?

Thanks!

guitarcharlie@gmail.com

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eric

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PostPosted: 07/25/2007 at 5:29 PM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

hey guitarcharlie,

he posts on this message board from time to time. you can find his website & read some of his posts in this previous thread:
http://www.travisbeanguit.....fuseaction/forum.view.htm

thanks,
eric



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blackmarker

PostPosted: 07/26/2007 at 10:18 AM    Post subject: RE:differences between early thick and later thins link

"Hey nice guitar!

I would like to get in touch with Mr. Bailey about some TB parts and repair. Can you provide his contact info?

Thanks!

guitarcharlie@gmail.com"



Here is his site: http://www.baileycustomguitar.com

He also posts over at MetalNecks.com: http://www.metalnecks.com.....fuseaction/forum.main.htm



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