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The Hummingbird

#21 User is offline   Buc McMaster 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:47 AM

View Postfortyearspickn, on 14 July 2017 - 06:33 AM, said:

.......but you never see Buc and Justin in the same room at the same time.


OMG. Forty........you mention that little worm and myself in the same breath?! Well I don't know whether to shite or go blind behind that............
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

 fortyearspickn, on 14 July 2017 - 06:33 AM, said:

H'Bird ?
Justin
Beiber, not the boots.
He has a Dove too.
AND.... he's a lefty.
Sounds sinister - but you never see Buc and Justin in the same room at the same time.

Does that, I wonder, reflect careful planning on Buc's part? 😂
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:49 AM

Thanks to this temptress of a thread I'm now the proud owner of a stunning 1990 natural finish Hummingbird...one of the sweetest boxes I've ever played 😃
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:45 AM

 Jinder, on 17 July 2017 - 08:49 AM, said:

Thanks to this temptress of a thread I'm now the proud owner of a stunning 1990 natural finish Hummingbird...one of the sweetest boxes I've ever played 😃


Doesn't that warrant a new thread !!
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:26 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 17 July 2017 - 09:45 AM, said:

Doesn't that warrant a new thread !!



One would think so - 1990 ? Exciting ! , , , look forward



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#26 User is offline   Jinder 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

I'll start a new thread once I have snapped some choice pics...I picked her up this afternoon and won't be home until the early hours, had to make quite a road trip to pick her up!

She's perfect though, sounds silky and plays like butter-Graham Parker in London did a full setup, fret dress and recrowning last week and cut a new bone saddle for her too. Very comfortable action and not a buzz anywhere, a fabulous setup job.

The nectar is in full evidence with this one. Rich and warm with tons of sustain. Ah!

I'm not sure on the finish, the dates say it should be Fullerplast but it certainly looks like Nitro to me...how would I be able to sleuth out which is which?
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

View PostJinder, on 17 July 2017 - 11:28 AM, said:

I'll start a new thread once I have snapped some choice pics...I picked her up this afternoon and won't be home until the early hours, had to make quite a road trip to pick her up!

She's perfect though, sounds silky and plays like butter-Graham Parker in London did a full setup, fret dress and recrowning last week and cut a new bone saddle for her too. Very comfortable action and not a buzz anywhere, a fabulous setup job.

The nectar is in full evidence with this one. Rich and warm with tons of sustain. Ah!

I'm not sure on the finish, the dates say it should be Fullerplast but it certainly looks like Nitro to me...how would I be able to sleuth out which is which?


The type of finish would typically show around the scratches. The fuller having some kind of milky character - fx by the edges.
But if yours is clean and unharmed, that might not be an option.
Also the fuller looks a little artificial. Try to A/B the top-reflection with the Dove from a certain angle and tell us what you see.

Will await a sound-test with glee, , , that perhaps could show what the heck to do with sustain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Posted Image
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:03 PM

Congrats. Hope it's a keeper!
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