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NGD - Samick

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by craigs63, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. craigs63

    craigs63 Tele-Holic

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    A couple weeks back, actually.
    I picked this up at the same flea market I'd gotten a couple other guitars before. This one is a Samick IH-10/MR (which I guess means metallic red). It's in decent shape, needs a pickup switch knob and a bolt to adjust the neck pickup. A nick on the headstock and a few body dings.
    $25. Didn't bother haggling.

    I am thinking about some P-90's in humbucker size - Alchemist 90's seem to fit the bill and getting decent reviews (I don't own anything with a P90-type pickup). Maybe just two volume knobs so I can do the toggle-switch-stutter thing, not sure I'd miss a tone control.

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  2. majorbugout

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    how about a Jazzmaster trem?
     
  3. craigs63

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    I have no idea what's in those things! Lots of routing involved?
     
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    dog fart Friend of Leo's

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    Man $25 was a steal! It looks great as is and Humbucker sized P-90s sounds like a perfect upgrade to me. I wouldn't do the trem thing myself, but if you have to do it think about a Bigsby.
     
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    Yeah, I'm looking at Bigsbys and their licensed and unlicensed knockoffs. There are a confusing number of different models available. This is a thin semi hollow with a strap pin at the end.

    Really thinking about these Alchemist 90 pickups, the price is right...
    http://irongear-direct.com/irongear-usa_004.htm
    The existing pickups are fine, but I don't have any P90-ish guitars, might be fun.

    A couple of the tuners are a little questionable, and I'll probably have a non-stick nut put in some time.
     
  6. craigs63

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    Got a pair of Seymour Duncan P-Rails on Reverb for a great price, maybe I'll get some Triple Shot rings to stick 'em in and a couple of push-push pots for series/parallel and phase between the neck and bridge...

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    The triple shot rings do P90 & Rail together in series & parallel HB mode or each separate SC mode.
     
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    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

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    Looks great!
     
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    Congratulations. That's pretty cool. Never seen one before.
     
  10. craigs63

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    Yeah, that should save me from going nuts with the mini toggle switches like I did with my O'Hagan back in '85 or so.

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