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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Wed May 01, 2013 1:11 pm

Zurdo wrote:there are 2 contradicting schools-of-thought on the matter of the zero-fret:

1) it is more expensive and time-consuming to do a fingerboard WITH a zero fret because it requires more precision.
2) it is more expensive and time-consuming to do a fingerboard WITHOUT a zero-fret because it requires more precision.

Probably more to do who uses a zero fret or not.
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Fri May 03, 2013 1:18 pm

During lunch break I was just browsing some Gretsch forums, and man, do they write uninformed humbug on this model. And I mean it wasn't just the lame "if you want a 335 buy a 335, if you want a Gretsch, buy a Gretsch" stereotype stuff, it was pure nonsense, especially about the PUs. Personally I think it;s great there's more and more after market PUs that allows you to break these stereotypes of looks like e.g. Tele, must sound like Tele. I'm sure that if there were proper aftermarket PUs that will make your Rick sound like a 335 with 57 Classics which can be swapped without the need to bodily harm the guitar there will be a decent enough market.
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (kenposurf) » Sun May 05, 2013 11:58 pm

There is a zero fret aftermarket kit available for this model :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Tue May 07, 2013 7:54 am

kenposurf wrote:There is a zero fret aftermarket kit available for this model :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


yeahh, it's amazing! I read a WIKIPEDIA article called the Zero Fret: the writer says that "zero frets are always used in cheap guitars"

"Cheap" as in Gretsch, Hofner, Magnatone, and Mosrite guitars that people pay thousands of dollars to buy??

Yeahh, right, real cheap guitars! Those brands are some of the most prized and sought-after guitars in the history of electric guitars, and they all have zero frets. many other "cheap" guitars that use zero frets are Framus and Vox.

Django Reinhardt, the 20th Century's most renowned guitarist, played a Selmer-Maccaferri guitar which has a zero fret !!

Even Chet Atkins asked Gretsch to make him a guitar with a zero fret.

Now there's another zero fret kit called Zero-Glide for FENDER guitars !! Talk about cheapening a cheap Fender !!

the truth is that there are many false prophets in the guitar world, people who just don't know what they are talking about, but they sure write Wikipedia articles!
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (deaconblues) » Tue May 07, 2013 10:14 am

Zurdo wrote:...the truth is that there are many false prophets in the guitar world, people who just don't know what they are talking about...


Amen! :mrgreen:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Tue May 07, 2013 10:46 am

deaconblues wrote:
Zurdo wrote:...the truth is that there are many false prophets in the guitar world, people who just don't know what they are talking about...


Amen! :mrgreen:



and they are writing articles for wikipedia!! :)
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Tue May 07, 2013 10:59 am

here's a picture of Django's Selmer-Maccaferri, (circa 1929), my goodness what a cheap guitar, it has a zero fret!
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Tue May 07, 2013 11:01 am

here's a picture of Django laughing at Wiki's zero fret article:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Tue May 07, 2013 12:04 pm

I'm sure he would've loved our new Gibbies with TV Jones pick-ups...
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Tue May 07, 2013 12:30 pm

I doubt Django went out looking for a guitar with a zero fret. :roll:
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (Zurdo) » Tue May 07, 2013 5:08 pm

sloop_john_b wrote:I doubt Django went out looking for a guitar with a zero fret. :roll:


maybe not, but he sure found one ! :D
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (electrofaro) » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:21 pm

It's arrived... plays awesome, sounds awesome!

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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (godber) » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:15 pm

Electrostring wrote:It's arrived... plays awesome, sounds awesome!

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Congrats Werner, cool guitar.
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (cjj) » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:18 pm

godber wrote:
Electrostring wrote:It's arrived... plays awesome, sounds awesome!

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Congrats Werner, cool guitar.

+1!
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Re: NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335 OD w/ Bigsby

Postby (1a12) » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:09 pm

here's a zero fretter on my el-kabonger 8)

Zurdo wrote:sloop_john_b wrote:
All these years I've been playing without a zero fret. I had no idea i was doing it all wrong.


Ouch JB! my zero fretter has taken me to level 37 in my song wrotering, come get with it dewd! :lol: :lol: :lol: ...

Congrats Werner on your lovely unique guitar, I do have 1 pair of pants that color you can borrow for a gig :wink: !

BTW, just as Dave Grohl has that Blue Trini, I just don't see Chris Cornell with it, it is aesthetically discomforting...they both seem like LP/SG folks :?:
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