Lightshow Update

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Lightshow Update

Postby (kennyhowes) » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:20 pm

So hey, remember this?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68180

So I did some minor maintenance that I thought I'd share.

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My 331.

First of all, as you can see, I put some of those goofy DR colored string sets on it. They were on sale, and I thought it'd be funny.

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331 headstock.

Secondly, I acquired a first-generation neck hi-gain pickup, and as the HB-1 that was there is needed elsewhere, I wired in the vintage one. It sounds great (14k!) and the string spacing is surprisingly right on.

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331 body closeup.

And, as discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37508&start=15
...I changed out the power supply connector to a right angle version.

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Power supply connector.

And everything else is working like it should!

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Lights off...

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...lights on!
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (aceonbass) » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:15 am

Way cool. I'm diggin it!
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Lightshow Update

Postby (8mileshigher) » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:06 am

Its Cool with those colored strings !
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (kennyhowes) » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:03 am

8mileshigher wrote:Its Cool with those colored strings !

http://www.drstrings.com/#!neon-multi-color/c1nt7

I always did love a good gimmick!
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:32 am

Nice! I even like the colored strings!
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (jps) » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:16 am

Very cool and grooooovy, man! :D
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (manta) » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:36 am

The colored strings are a great touch. The whole LightShow looks superb!!
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (kennyhowes) » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:08 am

Thanks all.

Now, to find some of these:
http://www.voxshowroom.com/catalogs/colortone.html
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (kennyhowes) » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:23 am

Mentioned elsewhere, but still looking for a bridge position transitional hi-gain that won’t break the bank. Like so:

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Transitional hi-gain
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (kennyhowes) » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:43 am

kennyhowes wrote:Mentioned elsewhere, but still looking for a bridge position transitional hi-gain that won’t break the bank. Like so:

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Bump for the pickup. Working or not.

Also, using D’Addario NYXL 10 strings at present.
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (iiipopes) » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:48 pm

kennyhowes wrote:
kennyhowes wrote:Mentioned elsewhere, but still looking for a bridge position transitional hi-gain that won’t break the bank. Like so:

F807A765-8CC1-480A-844F-9AB43CA0AEFE.jpeg

Bump for the pickup. Working or not.

Also, using D’Addario NYXL 10 strings at present.

Try XL115 or 115w (wound 3rd g string) 11-49. Better downforce over the bridge for better tone and sustain, with minimal increase in overall tension.
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (kennyhowes) » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:51 pm

iiipopes wrote:
kennyhowes wrote:
kennyhowes wrote:Mentioned elsewhere, but still looking for a bridge position transitional hi-gain that won’t break the bank. Like so:

F807A765-8CC1-480A-844F-9AB43CA0AEFE.jpeg

Bump for the pickup. Working or not.

Also, using D’Addario NYXL 10 strings at present.

Try XL115 or 115w (wound 3rd g string) 11-49. Better downforce over the bridge for better tone and sustain, with minimal increase in overall tension.

Specifically to Model 331?
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Re: Lightshow Update

Postby (iiipopes) » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:12 am

kennyhowes wrote:Specifically to Model 331?

For all 300 series instruments.
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