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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:36 pm
by IHeartRics
Grey wrote:Still loving the Trapeze!


I'm toying with the idea of putting on an Accent Vibrato on one of my 480's. Anybody seen it done?

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:12 pm
by Grey
IHeartRics wrote:I'm toying with the idea of putting on an Accent Vibrato on one of my 480's. Anybody seen it done?


As a matter of fact I have seen one before, I had a photo of it but I can't find it now. I'll look for it some more.

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:35 pm
by sloop_john_b
Is your 480 still being worked on Erik?

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:59 am
by libratune
HiR 481 x 2 + 480 full.JPG

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:16 pm
by Grey
Stewart Macdonaled recently posted an interesting video with Erick Coleman repairing a troubled 480 that has suffered some fretboard seperation and truss rod abuse.

I know this is the photography forum but this thread has become the de-facto home for 480/1 guitars.


Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:39 pm
by Grey
IHeartRics wrote:I'm toying with the idea of putting on an Accent Vibrato on one of my 480's. Anybody seen it done?


I finally found this in my stash of photos. Only one i've seen.

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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:00 pm
by IHeartRics
So I guess one will fit on a 480. BTW Erik, I took the 0.0047 cap out of 2 of my 480's. They lost some of the additional chime I got in the middle position (toaster and HB togeter) that was such a sweet sound, but now its much more functional in the bridge position, so it was a bit of a trade off. However, it is growing on me. I'll probably do it to #3.

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:49 pm
by IHeartRics
IHeartRics wrote:So I guess one will fit on a 480. BTW Erik, I took the 0.0047 cap out of 2 of my 480's. They lost some of the additional chime I got in the middle position (toaster and HB togeter) that was such a sweet sound, but now its much more functional in the bridge position, so it was a bit of a trade off. However, it is growing on me. I'll probably do it to #3.


Just did it to #3. :)

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:55 am
by 8mileshigher
This was always a well-liked thread by me in Jeff’’s 8) RRF Photograpy Forum here and I guess no one has acquired a 480 or 481 model in the last year :( and posted any photos .... I had to run a “search” on this heading to resurrect this thread, just to check out some of the previous postings of 480 - 481 models. I hope to see some 480 series models posted here again ...

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:08 pm
by DCGREUNKE
I sold my 480 to buy the Gretsch Jet (japanese one). It was an autumnglo from 1980. On a search to get it or one like it back for years. That's my "one that got away".

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:10 pm
by DCGREUNKE
It had a scratch on the 'R' tailpiece. If you ever come across an R tailpiece with a scratch on it, I'm interested!

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:11 pm
by DCGREUNKE
I work at Heights Guitars in Toledo Ohio and would be up for any trades if any of you have any autumnglo 480's. I always wanted to try a 481 to hear the difference too. Never played one but have heard the slants don't affect the playability.

Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:46 pm
by DCGREUNKE
Any idea what is making the price so high for the 480XC anniversary ones they're making? Checkered binding? Pickups and Bridge?