My j45 is gone
Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:37 AM
Finally got a young man to give my guitar a bit of a service. Plenty about but this is the first one I've found who I 100% trust.
Guy also builds his own guitars and is an ex lowden employee
New nut , saddle , fret replacement in part and a dress
Plus the usual truss rod tweak clean up etc etc
Rip out the useless pickup that has no volume control . What were they thinking!
Hence interest in sals m1 approval
Will updat next Saturday when I collect her again
Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:20 AM
An already great guitar has been well improved from the setup
Got 5 new frets and the rest of them dressed and polished .
Removed the horrible factory fishman pickup
New bone nut and bone saddle . The saddle is straight , he twiddled about with the break point along its length for intonation, which is now absolutely spot on, but didn't use a compensated saddle
Usual truss rod tweak
New strings and a clean
Guitar plays like a dream
Don't think twice about getting your guitar to a trusted luthier. Worth every single penny
Em- nope , no black nut . Mine is a historic . So white button tuners which I wouldn't change , unless I was rich and then I'd put Waverley white button open backed ones on . But I'm not , so I'll stick with what's on it .
Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:42 AM
Gibson J-45 TV (Lyric)
Gibson J-45 Legend
Gibson J-50 (K&K)
Martin D-35 (Trance)
Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:46 AM
Still waiting for the strings to die down to get a true reflection on the new sounds
Definite increase in volume .
Bone saddle ? Undersaddle pickup ? Both probably making a difference there.
But it's the playability that is worth playing for
Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:50 AM
Sure a pickup is planned for when I gather a few pound up , although I'm really wanting to get a pole speaker of some description this year ( I usually scrape some money in the summer months to use for fun pirchases)
Am impressed with BK's examples of the fishman aura DI , which would then allow me to simply go with a soundhole pickup , and your praise of the baggs m1 lodged in my head .
I liked the k&k I had in the martin also