I just bought this yesterday. Sounds sweet. I was under the impression it was from 1973 but according to the internet, it’s actually a 1974 — same as me.

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The ecstasy of the gold


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Finally my mustang body and neck arrive. This idea began fermenting a year ago. What style, what configuration, what colour. Six months ago I put the monies down for it and it’s been a long, long time in production, but getting it today, I think it was worth the wait. The craftsmanship is very good and it’s the exact shade of saffron yellow I was after. Certainly this foto is not doing the colour justice. It’s night and considering it’s a candy paint-job even the best conditions for photography produce something significantly different than seeing it with thine own eyes.

<a href=””>Here</a> is a candy apple red strat. I didn’t think much of this until I’d seen an example in person. New ones looked quite good, and older faded ones look positively multi-dimensional. Like this competition mustang, 2nd from front, seen on last visit to Tokyo.

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Of course, mine won’t go a rust colour like that because there’s a certain amount of yellowing involved in the ageing process (see last post) and the yellowing of an already yellow guitar is unexplored territory for me. But this shade of saffron is the wavelength I vibrate at.

I’ve got all the other bits n pieces but a  quick placing of them together shows that some things aren’t fitting together as perfectly as I envisioned. I’ll have to find someone who knows what they’re doing to put it together — it’s beyond me.  More foters to follow when there’s something more like sunlight showing in this foggy little town.

april one

I finally got around to putting the SD antiquity IIs in the Jag. To be honest I don’t hear a lot of difference. Of course I haven’t been in a hi-gain, hi amplification situation yet – those times when the CIJ pickups would squeal.
I forgot to age the pickup covers. Rather than putting them in coffee, I was going to smear vegemite on them and see how that went down.
Went back to round-wounds as well. The flat wounds lasted a good six months. Most people would probably change them before then but I’m a bit peculiar with string habits. Nevertheless, they were getting pretty dull and feeling too unweildy.
The round wounds feel rather thin in comparison.

My gear isn’t on the move regularly these days, so no need for the pedal box. And I’m a lazy, lazy man — keeping them on the floor makes the knobs too hard to reach.
A little bit of everything in there; boss, maxon, EH, dunlop, proco, 1 bootick, 1 double-evil dano, and more boss.