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JefferySmith

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A while back, I took my Unsung Dot to the local guitar guy to have it fitted with Seymour Duncan P90s. I also had some green tulip tuners put on it (the latter are disappointing in that the tuner knobs are not in a straight row, but follow the curve of the head).

 

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Instead of buying a WildKat, I figured that I would P90 this semihollow and save some money. Ironically, the work he did cost about the same as a WildKat. With 11's on it, it is a screamer compared to when I had the stock humbuckers on it.

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Beautiful. How bout a pic of that headstock? I love me some green keys.

 

That's the sore point. I assume that he used existing screw holes' date=' and the keys follow the curve of the head.

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I'm not sure he could have done it any other way without part of the base of the tuner on the edge of the head.

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Those tuners just look wrong. Gotta be something that can be done about it.

Did the tech point it out to you or did he just give it to you like that?

 

He was giving a guitar lesson, so I didn't see it until I got it home. I may pick up a Dremel drill and try moving them a bit.

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Well, Jeff, welcome to the Knitpicker's society, with RotcanX and myself, among many others!

Spud inducted me, last week. LOL! I see what you mean, about the top tuners being at an

angle, but...it's not so bad, really. (I'd be like you, though, I KNOW!) Maybe the fellow that did

the work, can straighten them? Did you say there wasn't much wood, at the sides, to allow for that?!

Anyway..."You'll know," but most people wouldn't notice that, unless you pointed it out. Also, up

until recently, the EJ-160E's had that kind of "follow the curve" placement of the tuning keys! Then,

later, they put them closer together, and straighten them out, more. So...???

 

Still, I know how you feel! LOL!

 

CB

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That's the sore point. I assume that he used existing screw holes' date=' and the keys follow the curve of the head.

 

I'm not sure he could have done it any other way without part of the base of the tuner on the edge of the head.[/quote']

 

Hey Jeffery. IMO, the tuners are not really installed correctly. Tulip tuners, Green Klusons

or whatever you call them should first be lined up so that the keys are parallel to

each other, then the holes drilled, the two screws installed.

I've done a few of these and mine come out looking straight, regardless of the'

curvature of the headstock.

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Hey Jeffery. IMO' date=' the tuners are not really installed correctly. Tulip tuners, Green Klusons

or whatever you call them should first be lined up so that the keys are parallel to

each other, then the holes drilled, the two screws installed.

I've done a few of these and mine come out looking straight, regardless of the'

curvature of the headstock. [/quote']

 

I've been trying to find an excuse to buy a Dremel rotary tool. I'm going to try to find the smallest one they make. But they can be dangerous. My father had one (or one like it) back in the late 60's for doing small handcrafted stuff. I put a buffing head on one and tried to shine up a tarnished area on one of my EB-3 bass tuning keys. That damned buffer moved so fast, it buffed the tarnish off but also buffed the nitro right down to the wood in about 2 seconds. Like a damned dentist drill!

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Jeff, trademark it, copywrite it, whatever it is you're supposed to do before someone (Epi) steals it. Than write them a letter suggesting they use the name.

Than you can sell it to them. :-

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I was hoping that Epiphone might pay me for the rights to that name...for a Dot with P90s. There is a void in their catalog for a semi-hollow with P90s.

 

I think Nick Valensi beat you by several years. With out hearing yours I would assume it sounds close to mine. Not warm like a Casino but a very articulate 335?

 

Still would like to see one of the new standard line Valensi Epiphones to comapare it to my Elitist.

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I think Nick Valensi beat you by several years. With out hearing yours I would assume it sounds close to mine. Not warm like a Casino but a very articulate 335?

 

Still would like to see one of the new standard line Valensi Epiphones to comapare it to my Elitist.

 

You are absolutely right. I am surprised by how much the P90s sound like Gibson humbuckers. I don't mind (they sound better than the Dot's stock pickups), but don't really resemble the Casino's sound.

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I understand, about the "k"...I was TRYING to be funny. Sorry...

 

I guess I DON'T know, though, what his origianal meaning was...I thought HE was trying to be funny, too?

 

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I also had some green tulip tuners put on it (the latter are disappointing in that the tuner knobs are not in a straight row' date=' but follow the curve of the head).[/quote']

When I put new tuners on, before inserting the screws in the back of the headstock, I eyeball the tuners (from the back of the headstock) to see if they're straight first.

 

It's an easy fix, Jeff, although you'll end up with some screw holes. But who's going to see them?

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It's nit-picker (a nit is a louse egg stuck to a hair).

 

Yeah, Jeff...I got that/knew that...was just being "funny!"

My "K" on nit-picker was supposed to be a joke, in response

to something RotcanX said... Anyway, it's gotten out of hand, now. LOL!

 

Maybe Spud was making fun of me, initially, with his "K" thing? I don't know...

I don't care! LOL! Let's get back to your "Dot!" ;>b

 

CB

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