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[ She sounds as good as she looks. [flapper]

 

So it sounds like crap? [laugh] Sorry, couldn't help it. Personaly I don't like any kind of trem on a V. But thats me. If you like it, it it's great.

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...Dude I am drooling! I had to come oggle it again! I HAVE to do this to my V. I think I would completely love it. You have to let us know

how well it works. I know what I said, but....I geuss would want to be able to use it. Now and then.

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Well, regarding the price, on Ebay you often find kits gathering bigsby B7 + Vibramate for 150-165 USD.

for what concerns the playability and precision of the bigsby, it's ok for me. I'd say that with little care it can give you no more problems than a vintage strat trem.

Personnaly I love those B7. I set one on my sg and now one on the v. It gives them Soul, it makes them look "retro-futuristic".

using the bigsby you can easily get the effect you here on tarantino's movies music. I used a bit of graphit cream applied on the saddles and nut and it also helps a lot to remain in the right tuning.

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Does these faded-V have a "classic" wiring or a stamped-PBC wiring as, for istance, modern Les Paul standards?

 

I think it's important in the aim of pick up changing.

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They have old style pots and caps. so it's very easy to switch in 50's wiring, independant or dependant...and so on.

I wouldn't buy a gibson with modern wiring as on les paul standard 2008

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Sure I prefer to deal with classic wiring, expecially when I'm going to replace some parts.

As a matter of facts, I'm thinking about a couple of classic '57 humbuckers on a new faded-V: could it be a good idea, according to you?

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Sure I prefer to deal with classic wiring, expecially when I'm going to replace some parts.

As a matter of facts, I'm thinking about a couple of classic '57 humbuckers on a new faded-V: could it be a good idea, according to you?

Are you looking for PAF/vintage tone?

Well if you the $$$$ you can buy some nice custom wounded pups.

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Are you looking for PAF/vintage tone?

Well if you the $$$$ you can buy some nice custom wounded pups.

I do like the tone you're referring to, and to tell the truth I have just two classic '57 in a drawer ..

[smile]

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I do like the tone you're referring to, and to tell the truth I have just two classic '57 in a drawer ..

[smile]

Ah, so you already have what you need.

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Nice modded V! Which pickups did it have in it and how do the Duncans sound compared to what you had?

 

I assume it had the 496R 500T

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Classic 57 are great pick ups, but too hot for me.

I guess they must sound terrific in the V. give it a try!

 

In mine I had stock ceramic 496R and 500T. they were cool for heavy rock but got no real personnality in clean and crunch territory.

 

Now I have SD SH1 in it. it sounds really good. The nexk pick up is really nice. the bridge one is not the best I have tried in SD range. I prefer the APH1B or the Pearly Gates Bridge. But it's still very good.

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