Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

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Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby The Breeze » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:40 pm

It's here! A moment to savour...
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Re: Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby eldergreene » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:50 pm

Enjoy your guitar! & perhaps you could let us know how it sounds in the bass dept, as I've been considering getting one, but am concerned that the cutaway might lessen the low end a tad? Would be most interested in a review of this model..
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Re: Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby Stackabones » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:53 pm

eldergreene wrote:but am concerned that the cutaway might lessen the low end a tad?


That's not going to affect it much. Don't be scrupulous about such things. The low end isn't changed by a cutaway, unless of course you think it is and you swear that you can definitely hear the profound change in tone. Then you're screwed. :lol:
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Re: Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby 29er » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:41 pm

Yes, a review & some pics are required :D
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Re: Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby Neal » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:41 pm

Cutaways do nothing to the tone. If you like 'em, get it. If you don't like the look, stay away, but don't worry about the tone, extremely minimal.
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Re: Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby TC6969 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:48 pm

eldergreene wrote: I've been considering getting one, but am concerned that the cutaway might lessen the low end a tad?


Can you explain how you could possibly think this?

I've heard people worry about some weird shit before when buying a guitar but this takes the cake!
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Re: Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby The Breeze » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:40 pm

Well it's a tricone and it's black, but it sure isn't a cutaway. I'm not sure how I feel about this yet, I'll wait to hear back from Len. Either way I'll get some photos and give you my opinions.

eldergreene wrote:Enjoy your guitar! & perhaps you could let us know how it sounds in the bass dept, as I've been considering getting one, but am concerned that the cutaway might lessen the low end a tad? Would be most interested in a review of this model..


I have alway found tone to be elusive... Particularly as the same guitar can sound different in a carpeted room than it does in one with a laminate floor. I tend to judge guitars by how easily they come alive in your hands, if you have to work at it the guitar is pretty dead. Besides I think you could only tell the difference if you had a reference point.
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Re: Rat Rod Tricone Cutaway, Black

Postby eldergreene » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:09 pm

Well Breeze, if yours doesn't have a cutaway, I guess it's a moot point - by way of explanation, though, I recall reading ( possibly on the IGS forum ) that the reduction in body-size caused by a cutaway has a slight but noticeable adverse effect on bass response - I'm not making it up, honest! I'd be very pleased if that's not the case, since I love the tricone sound ( I've had a 1930 style 1 spanish for years ), but like to play capoed, & the cutaway would certainly help - I'm interested to read your review of the guitar anyway, everything I've read about the Hotrods is very positive,

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