What about Peter Buck?

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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (kennyhowes) » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:25 am

jps wrote:Cool. They look like they're, what, 1980s era?

Yep, early-to-mid. Analog and awesome.
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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (VA Pilot) » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:36 pm

scott_s wrote:Bumping an old thread to comment on the idea of a Peter Buck signature 360...

I think, cosmetics aside, there are some features of PB's guitar that might make for an appealling model:

1) Jumbo frets
2) Unfinished fretboard
3) Aftermarket brass bridge (does anyone know if PB did this for sustain or less string breakage?)
4) Bass-cut cap (I can't prove this, but I think I'm hearing one on the recordings. Hell, make it switchable like the current 4003 8) )

Maybe a "sticker kit" could be an option, so you could dress it up like whatever era you want. :lol:

I guess if an official signature model never happens, then these are some more ideas for those who want to turn their guitars into "tribute" models...

- Scott


I am looking at getting a new bridge (or actually, two bridges). Does anyone know what brand of aftermarket brass bridge PB is/was using? Can't seem to find anything similar. If I can't find out, I may get the Mastery.

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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (VA Pilot) » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 pm

kennyhowes wrote:
VA Pilot wrote:The bridge and pickups on his guitars appear to be custom. Any idea what kind of bridge that is what kind of pickups?

Pickups are stock Hi-Gains. The bridges are brass, and I can’t remember who makes them, but they resemble the “Stars” (“Starz?”) aftermarket stuff from back in the day.

As most folks know, Peter’s Ricks have a .013 gauge set on the six strings, and play like acoustic guitars with small necks!


Just saw your response. Whoever makes them does not have them on the internet that I could find. I'll keep digging around.

I do play with .013's. It has been tough, but the sound is great.

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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (electrofaro) » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:25 pm

Peter Buck's brass nuts and bridges are STARZ parts from the 1970s. Whenever they find some, they convert another of his Rickies. Source of this: Dewitt Burton while showing me Peter's burgundy 330 which has one of these brass bridges. They're not being produced since the 70s either.
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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (VA Pilot) » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:11 pm

electrofaro wrote:Peter Buck's brass nuts and bridges are STARZ parts from the 1970s. Whenever they find some, they convert another of his Rickies. Source of this: Dewitt Burton while showing me Peter's burgundy 330 which has one of these brass bridges. They're not being produced since the 70s either.


Thanks for the info!!
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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (indianation65) » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:56 pm

The best part about the entirety of this Peter Buck and "gear" topic is that like all albums recorded, musicians use whatever gear is available to get whatever sounds/tones that satisfy their "ears on that day."

Then gear nuts like us, years later, question and dissect, than salivate through "oohs and aahs" hoping to replicate in amazement. It's fun.

Should any one of us in 2019 or beyond become famous for music, a bunch of gear-heads will dissect what we were using on said recordings.

Good luck to us all. Getting famous for playing music, getting "paid," and turning the love for gear and music into a feasible career is a huge mountain to climb.

My mountain has lots of rocks, boulders and valleys along the way! IN65

Addendum: Peter Buck and Johnny Marr are my two favorite guitar players of all-time. It took a big feat to topple Ace Frehley and Mick Ronson to do it, but it was done. Fun stuff!

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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (indianation65) » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:42 am

'81, and a blonde 360.

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Re: What about Peter Buck?

Postby (chronictown) » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:47 pm

Cool...thanks Joe. Looks like a '60s mapleglo 375. Hadn't seen him play that one before!
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