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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by TeleFunk Man, Oct 1, 2017.
I love Slacktone!!!!!!!!!
The short answer is Yes. The G&L DFV is a great tremolo system for surf style music. I have a Jazzmaster, and Jaguar, and a G&L LE-2. The LE-2 is DFV equipped and I get good surf tones out of the big MFD pickups. These on the Doheny hold the promise of the same, but more so. Give us a tone report once you buy it!
Very true, You'd think that with that surf,surf,surf first paragraph that their demo guy would be proficient enough in that style to give it up to, if nothing else, sway the likely Jazzmaster and Jaguar buyers.
These just came out on 9/12; I don't think there are more than a handful of them actually out in the "wild".
That is their usual demo guy; the demo really sounds a lot like his demo last year of an ASAT Special. I know the marketing text hypes it as a "surf" guitar, but with the MFD pickups it's probably going to fall closer to all those "mash-up" guitars that use the Jazzmaster body but have either humbuckers or P-90s and a tune-o-matic bridge (or a Bigsby).
Just my opinion - but twang isn't as important for surf as reverb. Lots and lots of reverb.
One example - Dick Dale played a strat, plays a strat.
I agree. The pickups may approximate a surf sound, but for anyone trying to get a 60s surf sound I don't think these pickups will do it. I think just about any single coil guitar might get close enough, but I'd swap pickups if I had one of these.
I think any 50s style strat with 50s style pickups will get a better surf sound.
Judicious use of the PTB controls might do the trick.
At one time MFDs were all I had, and I surfed in the desert just fine. I'm no purist so what do I know. I do know this, though:
They are the most over-looked part of the Vintage Tone formula.
They have more Metal in them than Roundwounds thus. More Volume.
Slide Guitar breeze too.
Try them at least once.
More volume with flatwounds? I have them installed on my ES-175 and they seem to make the guitar less loud than roundwounds. Also harder to bend. Great for jazz though.
Yeah I tried flatwounds once. Yeuch... never again! (YMMV...)
TeleFunk Man, AAT65
Maybe because I used .011's.
Back in 'the day', Flats were all they had.
At least you can say you tried them for yourselves.
Thanks to the OP for the heads up on this model. However, I already have several guitars that work well for surf music so I doubt one of these will find its way into my collection.
What I will say is that G&L's trem system works much better than Fender's 6-point trem. While I have a USA Strat with the much better 2-point trem, most of the time when I need a Strat I grab one of my G&L Legacy guitars.