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Baja owners club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by degsycaster, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes, please show those pictures. I have never seen anything like that.
     
  2. Davo17

    Davo17 Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry to hear about that. Did you get to play it?
     
  3. rocker71

    rocker71 TDPRI Member

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    Here is my Baja.
    I must lookup the serial number.

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  4. Stylemaster

    Stylemaster Tele-Afflicted

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    I so love this girl/woman for all the right reasons. She is like a dream come true. Wait, I don't really know what her personality is like! Oh who cares. :D
     
  5. whiskychaser

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    will download them tonight and post tomorrow at work.
     
  6. whiskychaser

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    I did play it for a bit (super sweet), but since I knew it was going back I did not want to get attached so I put it back in the bag and box and it was off to GC.
     
  7. rocker71

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    Okay guys, nice thread!
    I took some more photo''s, hope you like it.

    Serial number, so it's a 2006:
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    Body:
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    Full view:
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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  8. rocker71

    rocker71 TDPRI Member

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    The new list:

    2006 RULES!!!!
    MZ6006322 Porknblue DS 8.2 lbs w/button
    MZ6009225 Ted W. Desert Sand 9.6 lbs but sweet as a bell!
    MZ6008136 Alculader BL 8lbs.
    MZ6137368 Bubbanov DS
    MZ6142041 bhoage DS 7.x lbs w/button, Toronto
    MZ6142824 douellette, DS 7.0 lbs, Kalamazoo w/button
    MZ6142840 Artemio Cruz (button)
    MZ6142907 Tdot
    MZ6237334 gtrjoe (button)
    MZ6238000 Aaron G BL
    MZ6238502 Rob5755
    MZ6238522 tylerfulltilt
    MZ6238631 gyrk, Budapest, Hungary
    MZ623864? Fraxs
    MZ6238766 '55 HRDX (button)
    MZ6238789 Wilbur Bufferson (BL, button, 7.2 lbs)
    MZ6238957 Buckocaster51 (9 lb 9 oz w/Waylon inspired leather cover
    MZ6239111 TheWasp BL (button)
    MZ6239435 Riolux BL (almost Les Paul heavy) (yay button)
    MZ6239468 Crippe
    MZ6239491 Benbd
    MZ6240817 erplander (BL, 7 lb, w/button)
    MZ6242216 jefrs, Newbury UK (BL 8-lb w.Button)
    MZ6259382 J-man (BL, Button)
    MZ6259391 pawel (BL with Button)
    MZ6260679 rocker_71 (BL with Button)
    MZ6260693 scottlr
    MZ6275267 Macatt
    MZ6275913 Chefacaster DS (9 lbs!!)
    MZ6275933 Progbuster - DS - 9lb - button
    MZ6276143 LouieV
    MZ6277201 Macatt
    MZ6277584 xrolandtx (7.25lb!!)
    MZ6277294 ut4ever8
    MZ6277409 benadrian
    MZ6277468 strangbender
    MZ6278100 BajaDerek (8lbs) no button WA. State
    MZ6278236 Boubou (9lbs)
    MZ6278915 ol' man (Esquired)
    MZ6278949 broken light
    MZ6282781 hawkpicker
    MZ6283903 Bubbanov (no 60th button) DS
    MZ6283949 Cobra94 (no 60th button)
    MZ6283953 Capel (no 60th button either)
    MZ6283958 metropolis74 (no 60th button, 7.5lbs)

    2007
    MZ7007603 ozzeng DS
    MZ7007634 Bubbanov DS
    MZ7007644 Bubbanov DS
    MZ7008824 vonSchtupp DS (7.8lbs)
    MZ7008918 qblue (Blonde, 8.8 lb.)
    MZ7008919 Glenn D.
    MZ7008931 Bubbanov DS
    MZ7009766 VictorNoel (DS/7.5lbs)
    MZ7010201 emtjr928
    MZ7010917 Jumpmarine BL
    MZ7011196 Bubbanov DS
    MZ7011783 VWAmTele BL (7.5lbs)
    MZ7011816 Johan68 (BL/7.9lbs)
    MZ7127739 telbert twang VB (8,13 lbs)
    MZ7012355 caliban335 BL
    MZ7014297 jsntg
    MZ7014562 Bubbanov DS
    MZ7016673 Martwest (Blonde)
    MZ7018377 Negrita Norman (Blonde 7,7 lbs)
    MZ7082490 Ichron
    MZ7084262 Wikur
    MZ7085548 degsycaster BL (9.0lbs)
    MZ7086482 andrewr
    MZ7087002 AtomicLizard (Desert Sand, 8lbs 7oz)
    MZ7122600 Tiger 80
    MZ7122622 OSFlank (Desert Sand, 10lbs)
    MZ7123914 Hugo (Sarnia, Ontario Canada)
    MZ7124396 telechucker
    MZ7190486 BadMotherHugger
    MZ7190548 Intonator (Desert Sand Aprox 8 lbs)
    MZ7190651 nlopez DS 8.6 lbs
    MZ7190712 Elrojo
    MZ7193005 mattio
    MZ7195333 tonfarbe (Fiesta Red / under 7 lbs)
    MZ7195872 terminal3 - DS / 8.6 lbs)
    MZ7196037 A440 (Desert Sand, just under 7lbs)
    MZ7197917 muzaK57
    MZ7200440 revertig
    MZ7200445 gb60
    MZ7200681 leafandale 8.56 lbs purchased in Nashville
    MZ7203825 j_hunter_hkr
    MZ7205496 gatc
    MZ7208849 Ted W natural 7.2 lbs twangy
    MZ7210619 Eddie Knuckles 9 lb. hammer-warmoth anaconda faceplate

    2008
    MZ8032901 Stylemaster (Blonde, with upgrades, 8 lbs. and gorgeous!)
    MZ8032935 Sparkout (Butterscotch, 9.5 Lbs)
    MZ8034367 GeeJay
    MZ8035322 Big Blue (Butterscoth Purchased in Kansas City 7lbs 3oz)
    MZ8039581 twangquest
    MZ8039774 cimmy59 (Blonde; Milano Italy)
    MZ8043358 astro1176 BL (8lbs)
    MZ8043501 born2tele
    MZ8043755 chrism8922 BL (as heavy as my Les Paul)
    MZ8048397 diveblueflames DS (purchased in Toronto, Canada)
    MZ8048768 Valshar (bought used, standard blonde, Portugal)
    MZ8049112 JohnnyR
    MZ8049205 Waggit: blonde
    MZ8050627 pit_s_xroad (7.3lbs)
    MZ8189457 soonertele DS
    MZ8189464 Stylemaster (Baja Neck, Natural Ash, 8 lbs.)
    MZ8198503 h20man ozzeng BL
    MZ8198851 kohoutec BL
    MZ8198856 metanoia (Desert Sand, Italy
    MZ8198857 robbie68 (Blonde; Vienna, Austria)
    MZ8202988 NickWebb (Butterscotch 8lbs)
    MZ8202990 jazzmaster fan (Butterscotch about 8lbs)
    MZ8206228 SoulPedro (DS 7lbs)
    MZ8279262 D.S.John (Desert Sand purchased Carmarthen, Wales, U.K 7.2lbs)
    MZ8285789 MrSoul (BL 7.4lbs Finland)
    MZ8285798 whitebread (BL 7.5lbs Washington D.C.)
    MZ8285900 Brian Oblivion (VB)
    MZ8291981 spikypaddy: blonde, UK
    MZ8298241 Omiewise65 : blonde , Bavarian Iller Delta 7.4lbs
    MZ8298249 MorganRiley (Desert Sand, Austria, 7lbs/3.2kg)
    MZ8306233 chokecheek (Hamburg DE, Desert Sand)
    MZ8306900 uglycustard

    2009
    MZ9194523 BGTele DS
    MZ9364766 TeleAdam (Blonde, all stock, sorry but I didn't mess with the weight, HU)
    MZ9365895 BigMike (7.5lbs, Blonde From UK)
    MZ9367053 SiyarK (Desert Sand, from Holland)
    MZ9369830 widowmaker88 (Blonde. From Glasgow, Scotland UK. Not sure of weight)
    MZ9369841 spiteface (blonde)
    MZ9413434 mr national (Blonde. bought in Lisbon, Portugal. weights 8lbs)
    MZ9441771 Mr_Martin (Vintage Blonde, from Germany)
    MZ9444424 Workingman (Vintage Blonde, Madrid, Spain)
    MZ9457289 musicalmartin (LPB 9lbs)
    MZ9460730 yonie (Lake Placid Blue, bought from thomann.de)
    MZ9493124 Sixslinger (7.2lbs, Lake Placid Blue, from the UK)
    MZ9495110 persuader (lake placid blue) pictures coming
    MZ9496241 fsguitars (Blonde, from Portugal)
    MZ9497263 telemethis BL
    MZ9502166 LouieTM: blonde
    MZ9507594 dan79 - blonde, UK
    MZ9521915 Coach305 (Blonde, purchased in Omaha, NE, USA)
    MZ9523551 Gamble Gold: blonde, 7lbs, UK
    MZ9539911 tonyp23-Blonde 6lbs 5oz (UK)
    MZ9580008 pfogle: blonde, 7lbs 12oz
    MZ9575684 STEVEBAJAUK 8lbs dead ( uk ) blonde

    2010
    MX10058949 cheeseflavor (blonde, around 8lbs)
    MX10065887 redcell (blonde 7.5 lbs)
    MX10066539 Jaimo! (Blonde)
    MX10068266 Starrman44 (Blonde 8.0 lbs)
    MX10070604 Seegz (Blonde, 7lbs 4 oz)
    MX10070873 DMAND (Blonde, 8 pounds)
    MX10074262 jimilivz bl 7.2 pounds
    MX10080323 jantha (Blonde, 7.5 lbs)
    MX10072745 loggerboots 7.6 pounds
    MX10078991 jambo1 (blonde, 6.6lbs)
    MX10140138 redstringuitar (blonde, 7.8lbs)
    MX10146907 h20man (Blonde, 7.6lbs)
    MX10148786 AJBaker (Desert Sand, 8.2lb)
    MX10186947 dinmentor (blonde, ? lbs but really light, lighter than my strat)
    MX10205500 mqguitar06 (blonde,?lbs but is light)
    MX10254824 flinx (blonde, 7lbs 10 oz)
     
  9. Davo17

    Davo17 Friend of Leo's

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    Rocker that looks awesome! I was considering doing this to my Baja, putting on a bigsby-but I fell in love with the bridge once it was setup properly. I might still get another just for the trem. How did it affect the sound/feel/tone?
    Any audio of the trem in action?
    Oh, btw I think there is an updated list of Baja owners a few pages back-I noticed that I wasnt on your list.;)http://www.tdpri.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif
     
  10. rocker71

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    Tanx mate.
    I love my Bigsby. Not only does it sound killer, but using it while playing is also easy. A Stratocaster tremolo might sometimes be less convenient to use. Or the trem has fallen downwards, or the trem has too much distance to the strings. With a Bigsby, it's user friendly. But it's more subtle than a Strat trem. No divebombs here. But very useful anyway. Especially with chords.
    Tonewise, it will give a little beefer sound. Not overwhelming, but some off the very high tones are reduced. Which is fine with me, because I aint a country picker, but a bluesrocker. Playwise I had to get used to the different setup. String action was a bit higher and the Mustang bridge had some minor inconveniances, but either I fixed that or I get use to it.
    I have no audio examples. With my band Wildcard Dukes, we are going to make a studio album later this year.


    (I picked the last long list, so I don''t know why your name has fallen off. I' m sorry)
     
  11. rocker71

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    Here are two videos from a gig last week. Unfortunately it was played on my backup amp. A solid state Marshall Lead combo from the 80s.

    Born in Chicago:





    More Bigsby abuse here: Slow blues in C:



    Hope you like it!!!
     
  12. Davo17

    Davo17 Friend of Leo's

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    Rock you tear those up man! Great tones out of the Baja and Im glad to hear that the harmonics are still jumping out with the trem.

    Seriously you got some tone in that axe!
     
  13. 73bjt

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    On Board!

    I got my passport up to date and made a direct shot to "Desperadoville" - fabled land of Tony the Mellecaster.

    He (and Art T.) were able to help me out with becoming a member of the Baja Club. I picked up a Desert Sand model he had been holding on to for a while. He raised the action and threw on some new strings, and I couldn't be happier.

    Great little guitar.

    and Tony couldn't be nicer in person or more happy to accommodate whatever I needed while I was thinking about buying. Also got a tour of his shop and some of the great recrafted guitars he's got there.

    Sadly, I can only recycle the picture Tony posted put up on the website, but I will post some more soon. Real happy with my purchase!

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  14. lauke

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    Nice, congratulations!

    I *should* finally be joining the ranks this weekend with a fine blonde, fingers crossed!
     
  15. 73bjt

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    Good luck, Lauke!

    I prefer the looks of the blonde, but the Desert Sand has it's own charm that's growing on me.

    Fill "us" in when you get her. (I can say "us" now!)
     
  16. lauke

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    I think the Desert Sand is very good looking, it's really classy and a bit less 'done a million times before' like the blonde. I don't have a choice tough, it's a second hand one ;)
     
  17. nasonm

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    I'd love to one day get my DS Baja refinished in Silver Sparkle ala Don Rich
     
  18. Davo17

    Davo17 Friend of Leo's

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    Man those Bajas are getting lighter and lighter.
     
  19. lucasrhcp95

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    Dear Barbara baja's are some good guitars
     
  20. lauke

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    Happy New Guitar Day! :D

    I took over a Baja from a friend of mine today, as I said earlier already. I've yet to weigh her, then I'll add her to the database. For now I'll just be playing it ;)
    She's got a few mods done; the S-1 switch has been taken out (but I still have it), dome knobs, strap locks and a bakelite pickguard have been installed. I also have an ashtray with it. Damn I love that neck. And the body looks like it's a two-piece?
    She's got a few scratches and one major chip at the bottom but I couldn't care less about that, guitars are made to be played. Preferably hard and loud.

    Here's a quick snap, usually I do a lot more effort but I don't want to set up my studio lighting now.

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