First Ron Kirn Barnbuster Arrived Today

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Stanford Guitar, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Tele-Meister

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    Thanks Ron! Awesome guy to do business with.

    Guitar is perfect and sings like a bell. Will take some better photos soon. This guitar is really a work of art.

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  2. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats! a beauty indeed! Ron is top notch! I dont think you can do any better than that, plus the set up on it must be superb!

    You said, First, does that mean, theres a second one coming?
     
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  3. Stanford Guitar

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    Guitars are always N+1!
     
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    Well done Ron - I only hear good things.
     
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  5. Stanford Guitar

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    So many good sounds coming out of this Barnbuster and my Rivera/pedal set up. From country twang to heavy distortion, this guitar is covering it. The 4 way switch is an awesome feature.

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  6. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Congrats! Enjoy it!
     
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    That looks great, congrats!
     
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    Great choice. They are special instruments. Love mine. Enjoy.
     
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  9. Stanford Guitar

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    A few iPhone snaps in B&W.

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    Kewl!
     
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  11. Fretting out

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    I’m not a knotty kind of guy but... I actually kind of like this one especially with that streak through it

    I’d be especially careful not to drop it though or you might have two guitars;)
     
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  12. Stanford Guitar

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    LOL! Yeah, I talked to Ron about the cracks and he said the wood/resin fills are actually stronger than the wood. He tried to break a few test samples and the wood would break before the wood/resin fills.
     
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    Amazing! I had one about 10 years ago and sold it...still think about it from time to time
    I miss it
    Congrats!
     
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  14. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    I don’t want to derail your thread but see you have an op amp big muff I’d like to ask a question about , if you put the volume knob to zero with the effect off does it still pass signal
    I Don’t know if this is normal or not with the effect mine almost acts like an additional volume knob with no sound coming through with it set to 0
     
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    Cool I didn’t know if any special care was taken although I assumed it would be on something Ron built
     
  16. Stanford Guitar

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    Hey, I checked mine. When it is off the volume control, and any other knobs/switch, has no effect at all; signal passes like a true bypass pedal.
     
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    Hmmm I thought that’s how it should work now I’m gonna have to dig into it
    Thanks for the help
     
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    what an Amazing piece of wood for the body

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Hehe, welcome here and congrats on an immaculate instrument. I had a custom T style built from him about 6 months ago and just returned home from playing a gig with it. I learned a heck of a lot in the process of corresponding with him (not to mention his posts over the years). The setup was sweet enough that when I change the strings I make sure to follow his orders about changing the strings one at a time so as not to foul up his action. Overall, I couldn't be happier with his work and his spirit, I hope you enjoy many fine years with that awesome axe of yours! =)
     
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  20. Stanford Guitar

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    Yeah, it's pretty awesome in person. The cracks are filled with clear resin and in a couple of spots you can see through the body, it's pretty trippy.
     
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