NGD Yamaha Basket case

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Blazer, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    How many of you guys remember THESE?
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    Well the guitar I got via a trade for some stompboxes, is the version with the strat-style bridge in white, without the pickguard or any of the graphic sheets and a lot of screw holes which weren't too neatly filled with putty.

    So what to do with that?

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    I remember seeing Earl Slick (Edit, yes that's indeed Earl Slick here, I just had to make sure.) using a similar looking guitar with Bowie in the nineties.


    His was a Peavey and tele shaped.

    So what are my plans for this one?

    Well, I was asked to play in a hard rock band outside my punk band so it'll see action with that.
     
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    A bridge pickup ... and you're ready to rock !!!

    I love anything Yamaha ...
     
  3. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well here we are now.
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    It plays like a dream although the neck profile is thinner than I would usually prefer. The bridge pickup is the stock bridge humbucker for this model, the neck and middle pickups are GFS Vintage spec strat pickups. I decided to forgo the five way switch for two reasons:
    - 1. It's more versatile this way
    - 2. Why isn't there a universal five way switch design? It drove me to madness trying to hook the F&%$@# up!
     
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