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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by vintage clubber, Mar 28, 2013.
Shh... I snuck a Silvertone in there.... She needs a pickguard still.
Not sure if this is the right approach but here goes. A Danelectro 59 DM NOS in white caught my eye. Never played a Dano. My question is I see them listed as NOS AND NOS+. The plus being an overwound version. Is the NOS actually the same as NOS+ but the sellers either don't know or are these two different guitars from a pickup standpoint?
My late 90's 59 DC with a custom scratchplate. It has had a sawn off Tele bridge and through body stringing at one point, but it just didn't feel right, so back to the good ol' rosewood.
Since this picture was taken, the stock selector sort of broke up internally and the bridge volume pot died a death. It now has a Gibson type switch and single volume and tone control as opposed to the original stacked.
It's set up for 9's. 9's suit it and don't cause the bridge plate to buckle. My bridge plate has banana'd a time or two when I had 10's on it. Easily rectified. A screw under the front of the plate stops it happening again.
It sounds superb and aside from upper fret access is a joy to play. It can bark and snarl, it can wail, it can sing. For single coils, it is also remarkably quiet. I think it is my favourite.
Picked up a 2006 '56 Pro yesterday. It looks just like this one......
Tone wood geeks obviously never played a Dano........
I'll post here as well as in a more tech oriented TDPRI forum...
I have an early 00's reissue U2 that I've had since new. The switch went bad recently so I bought a generic 3way switch that looked like the original. Though the original wiring didn't make good sense to me, it worked...until it didn't. So, I wired the new switch just like the old one. With the new switch installed I have signal from the neck pickup, signal from the bridge and nothing in the middle.
I checked wiring diagrams for the Dano U2 online and double checked my work. The original wiring STILL doesn't make good sense but I'm not an electrician.
I checked diagrams for Les Pauls which use what appears to be the same type of switch. These diagrams make more sense. Neck, Output, Bridge with all grounds at the outside lug.
A little direction would be appreciated. Should I go with the original and keep at it until it works? Are the switches different somehow? I suppose the new switch could be bad- is there an efficient way to bench test it?
Thanks in advance,
A little more careful research indicates that I need an
ON-OFF-ON switch instead of the ON-ON-ON that I was trying to use. I'll get the right switch and bring back a report.
Had this in the house for a while, borrowing from a friend. Original factory that built all the old Dan's is 1/2 mile from my house. Wish there was a way to post audio on this site. The sound recorded direct was absolutely huge!
I have an original 90's reissue U2. I just ordered the Jeff Senn replacement bridge but would also like to replace the tuners as they don't seem as good as they should be. Any suggestions?
The Senn DRB2:
Hi, I just snagged this '58-'59 Silvertone U1 this afternoon, I paid $500, it looks to be mostly original except the scratch plate is missing, and the control cavity cover has been replaced with an unfinished Masonite cover. One of the 2 pickup screws in the back has been replaced, the end pin strap button has been replaced with a metal one, (the front button is the original plastic button). It hasn't been refinished, it's the original copper finish, the bridge is original, the pickup and wiring are original, I'm not too sure about the control knobs, but they look cool, and look old as well. The case is old, not original, and it's seen better days, but still functions fine. Was this a good deal? Average? Taken for a ride? Just curious more than anything, I don't know much about Danelectro's/Silvertones. Regardless, it's way cool and in pretty decent condition for 60 years old! Thanks for any and all replies.
only 2 neck bolts? I like it.
Am employing my trusty Danelectro '56 U-2 RI and VOX Pathfinder 15R for 45 dates ( right now!) In a Patsy Cline dinner theater show.
This combo is just perfect for the Ballads, and old Country and R&R in the show- love my Dano!
Sorry, I can't format properly!
The VOX to go with above Dano
I Joined back in March with my '59 NOS+
It's even approved by Wila!
I just picked up a '61 Silvertone 1416, I have a knack for finding these things for the same prices that reissues sell for.
I've had a bunch of them over the years, here's a '57 Silvertone 1317 and a '59 Silvertone 1419 I used to own about 15 years ago:
I recently acquired a 90's Dane Hodad guitar. This is the one with the four lipsticks wired as humbuckers with push-pull tone knobs for coil split and phase. Upon receiving it (gift for my son) I noticed that both tone pots and volumes are completely destroyed and the previous owner rewired it incorrectly.
I scoured the internet looking for a wiring diagram to no avail, and I would really love to take it back to it's original configuration.
The only diagram I've found the kinda similar is this one https://guitarelectronics.com/2-hum...tch-2-volumes-2-tones-coil-tap-reverse-phase/ But the push pull is on the volumes and not the tone controls and of course they're humbuckers (but I can get around that).
I would be so grateful ff anyone here has access to a schematic, or at least a couple of clear shots of the control cavity.
recent dano member, combination in blueburst, MIK around 2000. I'll post a photo of my guitar, this one is just like mine, but I snagged the photo off reverb.
I am having a blast playing it, gives a twangy banjo/bluegrass sound.
I seem drawn to eclectic/out of the ordinary guitars...and people.
Currently own: 2005 Squire '51, 2012 PRS Angelus Acoustic (no piezo, pure acoustic-this is my daily guitar), Greg Bennett ST-9 (fun little guitar to play, after I put new strings on it and lowered the action).
Good day. First day, first post. Im seeking some assistance. I picked up this 59M spruce, f-hole. It was made on 9-17-15. It is purple with a pearloid pick guard. I cant find any info on this color in any literature or search. Does anyone have a clue on it? Rare? Color?
Baritone '63. A previous owner had upgraded the bridge, causing GC to list it in only "good" condition...