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gse

PostPosted: 06/09/2005 at 2:07 PM    Post subject: tb 500 wiring link

have just made a tb500 copy. not cheap but so far it has come up quite well. just need some help with wiring. what caps and pots were in the originals. does anyone know of anyone doing copys of they original pick ups.

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holmes

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PostPosted: 06/10/2005 at 12:52 PM    Post subject: RE:tb 500 wiring link

how the hell did you build one of those? could you build me one!?

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gse

PostPosted: 06/12/2005 at 8:54 PM    Post subject: RE:tb 500 wiring link

a friend and myself are looking into to doing similar style guitars in the future. wouldnt be direct copies. we still have to find out the deal with the patent on the through body neck design. would need to get in touch with travis bean to get his thoughts on the matter etc. it was quite simple to make just quite costly. if you know a friendly metal machinist you could get one made easy enough. will keep you posted on any future advances

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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 06/16/2005 at 8:58 AM    Post subject: RE:tb 500 wiring link

I can't wait to see you turn your 1986 Pontiac Fiero in to a Lamborghini Countach with a $5,000 body kit. That's gonna be sweeeet.



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gse

PostPosted: 06/16/2005 at 2:03 PM    Post subject: RE:tb 500 wiring link

never claimed it is going to be as good as an original. jiust made a guitar with the same materials in the same style as the tb500. its a good design and the only reason i can see that more companies arent doing it is they can make timber neck guitars cheaper and still get there dollars. its no great engineering feat to build one. your message implies that i built it so i can pretend i have a bean. i think your missing the point.

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holmes

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PostPosted: 06/18/2005 at 12:22 AM    Post subject: RE:tb 500 wiring link

do you have any pictures of the guitar opened up? does anyone? id love to see what they look like opened up.

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gse

PostPosted: 06/18/2005 at 12:58 AM    Post subject: RE:tb 500 wiring link

have pictures of the copy i made opened up. finally finished it and it sounds awesome. hard to say how close to an original it sounds without having one to compare it to. found a place on another website where a guy had links to photos of his 500 opened up but i couldnt seem to download them. cant remember the site. just google travis been tb500 pictures and i think youll get there. if i remember the site ill post it

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Ezra

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PostPosted: 06/19/2005 at 4:08 PM    Post subject: RE:tb 500 wiring link

That was me, it was on the EZboard TB site, but I think the image host account I had them on expired. If anyone wants to host them I'll send them out. I completely broke mine down to fix the infamous neck crack, I took a few pics along the way.

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