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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by vintage clubber, Mar 28, 2013.
I love this thing...
Hello, I've had my Danoelectro 59NOS for a couple of years now, for open D/E slide playing. I've noticed that the tone control doesn't do much, the tone is either on or off. The result is the guitar is a little on the harsh side. Is there a way to mod this? I play with a metal slide, and I'm getting a lot of crackles when the slide touches the strings. Not sure what this is? Finally, has anyone put flatwounds on their Dano? What was the tone and play-ability like?
Yes, I've had flatwounds on my 59 since I bought it s/h in 2006. The tone is noticeably drier, even unplugged, and flats do have a much softer feel when fretting. You get a little less sustain but a woodier, chanky, slightly darker tone. I'm playing soul and funk mostly and flats work great for that on a Dano. D'Addario Chromes are the ones I use and they last for years.
There's not many clips of my Dano on the net but I found one from a tour in Greece a few years back. I'm in the back left corner and I'd had the same set of D'Addarios on there for about 8 years at that point...
Rare sighting of a Danelectro Longhorn bass and pretty worn/reliced. 1971!
Question: I see used Danos for same price as new or more than new in my market. Can anyone tell me why?
I've never even seen one in person, but am interested in getting one. TIA!
That bass line is awesome!
You don't say what amp(s) you are using or what kind of music you play. If I found the tones too spiky, I'd try to manage that with the amp. Also, heavy strings and a good glass slide- a Diamond Bottleneck, for example- will warm up your sound. Luckily, a decent bottleneck is £20 and strings are £7-8. Fun experiments!
A brand new member of "The Club". Both are really fantastic guitars.