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Stuart

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PostPosted: 10/30/2008 at 2:30 PM    Post subject: TB1000S #1770 link

Hi There

I currently own this Bean. Unfortunately, it's been sat in it's case for the last few years and with my personal circumstances changing I'm gearing up to, very reluctantly selling it.

Anyway before I wave a sad good-bye does anybody have any info on when my Bean might have been made. Sorry if I've missed this somewhere on the site.

Stu

ps. I'll upload info and pics on the database too

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ggates

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PostPosted: 10/30/2008 at 3:12 PM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

Stuart,

Your guitar was likely made in 1979 or so. I'd love to see pics ggates67@msn.com

Thanks!

Greg

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Stuart

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PostPosted: 10/31/2008 at 7:31 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

I've just added it to the database... pics to follow... I'm based in the UK

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PostPosted: 10/31/2008 at 9:35 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

hey stu, lovely guitar, im based in the uk as well, and i am very interested in your guitar. i have cash waiting.

please email me at simplejack10.yahoo.co.uk

thanks again

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Stuart

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PostPosted: 10/31/2008 at 9:40 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

Hi There

Email sent.

Stu

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PostPosted: 11/03/2008 at 11:54 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

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Stuart

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PostPosted: 11/03/2008 at 12:19 PM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

Hi Vincent

Email sent

Stu

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 11/03/2008 at 5:14 PM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

Hi Stu
If these guys pass, I'm interested. Serious buyer. LMK. Thanks!!!
John
ruklick55@yahoo.com

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PostPosted: 11/04/2008 at 6:27 PM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

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holmes

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PostPosted: 12/24/2008 at 6:51 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

right so i purchased this guitar, and i must say it is in wonderful condition - that imron paint barely has even a ding anywhere on it. the body is nicely worn and does not look abused. virtually no fret wear. the pictures really didnt do it justice. anyway, the point i wanted to bring up was that i own tb1000s 964 and compared to that and artist 989 the neck is noticeably thinner at the nut than the fat prifile both of those guitars have. its not as thin as my 500, but there is a big difference to the 1000's ive played. i was wondering when did these tappered necks become common on 1000 series beans? they are preferable to be perfectly honest.

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PostPosted: 12/24/2008 at 9:44 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 12/24/2008 at 10:36 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

Yes, that piece of koa was SPECTACULAR. I was speaking to the Master Luthier at EGC and we both agreed that they were finally perfecting the perfect guitar with those last thin models. The balance is near perfect, the weight is not a burden on your back, the strings were easily accessible and the koa they were getting was the best ever. That's one reason that blue refin is so tempting.
About the fret board radius, they were dead FLAT (zero radius) also until the very end when they put a slight curve on the board. Neither good nor bad, but I guess slide players like the flat. When I had the honor to meet Slash, he told me that he learned of Beans at a joe Perry Guitar Workshop (Imagine Slash going to a guitar workshop. Funny) and that Perry showed him that if you raise the action high up, they are the perfect guitars for playing slide. I'm sure that was the thought behind the two double necks made. You could tune one of the necks to an open D or any open tuning you like and still have standard tuning on the other neck. I just can't imagine what one of those weighed. I bought a guitar from a really nice guy who once owned one.
Any-hoo, about the neck widths: i have a very early one in the 200s that is not much more than an inch at the nut. This one is also ebony. Almost hard to play with large hands. On the other end of the scale, my lone white standard which weighes about 15 pounds has a neck that is nearly 2 inches at nut. 1 & 6/8ths to be exact.
Finally, I have a good friend who is about the greatest blus player i have ever heard. He plays Les Pauls and showed me a trick he uses with LPs and it works with beans just the same. If you put the toggle in the middle and turn the bottom volume and treble to 10 and the top treble and volume to 0, you can dial in your tone with the top volume knob. This allows you to play clean if you want or to dial in overdrive to your taste. Not really a "trick" but it works pretty nicely and helps if you want to play clean.
"peace on earth and here on planet Bean as well"
-John

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Joefish

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PostPosted: 12/24/2008 at 11:06 AM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link


@JohnBR … (nice to meet you) … The above not really a "trick" trick is very cool. Thanks!

(… sorry for hijacking/distracting the thread…)


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holmes

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PostPosted: 12/26/2008 at 12:52 PM    Post subject: RE:TB1000S #1770 link

thanks for your responses guys, theyve been very helpful. i hope the near year brings you all good things.

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