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Searcy's Bench What is it?

#1 User is offline   Searcy 

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

It's time to play "What's that on Searcy's bench..?" A game in which participants try to name what Searcy is working on and what kind of guitar it came out of.

This weeks pick.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

View PostSearcy, on 21 September 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

what Searcy is working on

A guitar wiring harness.

View PostSearcy, on 21 September 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

what kind of guitar it came out of.

Quite a good one.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:59 AM

You're headed in the right direction.

Here's another hint.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:07 AM

Is it a Vega?
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

Nope nope... not a Vega.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:14 PM

Looks to me like a wiring harness out of an old silvertone or Kay guitar.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:16 PM

No clue.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:22 PM

Some kind of lap steel or similar.....
that yellow criss-cross looks familiar,
and those huge letters on the knobs.....
Two-pup, old VOX or Selmer, Hofner. Beats me, but horribly familiar.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:01 PM



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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:36 PM

A Kay Value leader?
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

View PostKennis, on 21 September 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

A Kay Value leader?

Reckon you nailed it - Kay for sure after that video of Lonnie.....
.....excellent - more pictures would be just peachy.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

Who said Kay first?
Who said it first?
Come on man!
A little props are in order here.

It's a style leader or value leader for sure.
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Signal Chain: Thomas Organ Cry Baby Way, Fulltone MDV-2, Fulltone '69 Slight Return, Home Brew Electronics Ultimate Fuzz Octave, Electro Harmonix Germanium 4,
Fulltone PlimSoul, Way Huge Green Rhino, MXR EVH 117 Flanger, Maxon AD 999 Analog Delay.

"We're all playing the same 12 notes. After that, it's what's inside that counts," Joe Satriani.

"If you don't sing, you better have a van, because that's the only way you're going to get a gig." Jimmie Vaughan.

"...Teles and Big Muffs go together like ham and cheese," Gearmanndude.

"If you're going to play the damn thing, play it like it's never been played beforeóor don't play it at all," Buddy Guy.

"See, a lot of cats don't work on the rhythm enough, and if you don't have rhythm, you might as well take up needlepoint or something," Prince.

"A pop star's career lasts for 18 months, but a musician's career lasts a life time," Peter Frampton.

"When I was touring with Neil Young, I got the best schooling ever on guitars and tone. He taught me that basically if you donít have tone, you might as well go home," Mike Ness from Social Distortion.

"To be honest, looking at your pic for about 18 months (I downloaded it, very good shot apart from also being a beautiful guitar) was one BIG reason for me getting it. I thought "I MUST have one of those before it's too late," Gibson Forums Member.

"It's all about feel, passion, and emotionómoving people with the guitar," Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

View Postbadbluesplayer, on 21 September 2012 - 12:16 PM, said:

No clue.

Me either, even after I know what it is LOL.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:46 PM

View PostCaliforniaman, on 21 September 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

Who said Kay first?
Who said it first?
Come on man!
A little props are in order here.

It's a style leader or value leader for sure.


It's a Value Leader. I think I got to give it to the Cali Man.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:34 AM

Very nice! I love those '60s Kay and Airline guitars. Make sure to post pics when the whole thing is restored.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:09 AM

That's it for me. All I do is rewind the pickups and send it back to the owner. I'm one of the few people that will rewind these. I'm sure that will change now that I have done this video about it though.





I'll ask him to get me a picture when he gets it back up and running. He was very eager to get it back fast as it's his main guitar.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

Ok, so this week we have a different pickup from 1955.

Any guesses?

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:50 PM

No guesses yet?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:52 AM

Don't think I've seen that pickup mounting system before.
I'm guessing it's from a real hollow body where the pickup is mounted without penetrating the top?
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

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