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Help from Grady or any others....

Postby mickeypainless » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:50 am

G-man,
Have ya done any mods to yer ES?
No need in my opinion cept up'n to 13's but just curious? I did switch out my Vol. knob for a SKULL w/ red eyes! LMAO! Just seemed fitting!
Thanx again for you and Crow given such grand reviews! I'm not sure which one Zak played but the ES IS wood bodied and absolutely SCREAMS when cranked or can be quite mellow w/ a twist of a knob or 2!
I see the other one on Ebay with the crappy repair job on the Vol knob sold for $510.00 w/out a HSC (I paid 620 w/ HSC)!
At the moment I have the ES in open G and the SS in open D and been playin em both thru my Blues Jr at the same settings! I'm havin a BALL!
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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby grady » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:10 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-24-06 AT 11:11 PM (EST)]I haven't done any Mods to mine.

I did put in a new Maple Saddle with a height that suited me better but, other than that nothing.

I'll probably put a Schatten RG-03 in it someday.

I don't see how anyone coul not be impressed by these Guitars.
Hell, the price that those are going for on Ebay speaks for itself.

If they weren't any good, people wouldn't be shelling out the bucks for them like they are.
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Postby mickeypainless » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:34 am

>>>If they weren't any good, people wouldn't be shelling out the bucks

I feel like I got a hellava deal for what I paid! With only a handful made I reckon this axe may just go up in value! Cool cuz I have no plans of gettin rid of it!
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Postby wwpete52 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:49 am

Hey Mick, I have a GREAT idea! Get a gallon of aqua-blue latex house paint and paint that sucker! Wow! Wouldn't that look awesome? Paint it with a brush! You could name it "Ol' Blu-Green."
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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby crowduck » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:52 am

Mickey,

Yeah, what Grady said, maybe add a Schatten to the cone. Run that to box and 'blend' it with the SD Custom. Like I said, you got 'the best of the last' ES20......................unless some 'show up' in somebody's storeroom. That happened with the Washburn R301S, a dozen NOS from 1993 'showed up' recently, but that's 'another story', nobody noteworthy ever played one.

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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby wwpete52 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:16 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-25-06 AT 12:17 PM (EST)]I guess no one likes my idea about the paint?
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RE: paint

Postby slickcat » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:52 pm

You could paint it polka-dot like Buddy Guy's.
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Postby ricochet » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:53 pm

If you had a big enough bucket, you could just dip it and forget the brush.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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Postby wwpete52 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:19 pm

Why didn't I think of that? Great idea!
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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby grady » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:16 pm

>>>>If they weren't any good, people wouldn't be shelling out the bucks
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>I feel like I got a hellava deal for what I paid! With only
>a handful made I reckon this axe may just go up in value!
>Cool cuz I have no plans of gettin rid of it!


Same here Mickey.
They'll keep going up in price because the people that own
them don't want to sell theirs.

I predict that we may someday see a "Re-Issue" of this Guitar
or possibly a "Copy" from either a very well-known US Manufacturer
or a Import Line.

Either way, you & I own the ORIGINAL !!
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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby guitarslim101 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:38 pm

I plan on putting a maple saddle in mine one of these days, but other than that I like it the way it is...although the Schatten is tempting.
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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby wwpete52 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:43 pm

Slim, you should paint it!
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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby guitarslim101 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:48 pm

I just might.
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RE: Help from Grady or any others....

Postby crowduck » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:58 pm

I remember now, I had a cosmetic idea to put some silver/chrome screening inside, under those art nouveau cutouts. Make them 'jump out. They kind of visually 'get lost' in all that black without any backround contrast. Give it a touch more 'bling'.

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Postby wwpete52 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:14 pm

I got it! Battery powered Christmas lights on the inside of the guitar! The light would shine through the cutouts. AWESOME!
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