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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec 2015 04:39 AM 
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Okey-dokey, you fellas have seen this one before so just one or two; I'll take some pool shots tomorrow!!

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...on the bench for a fettle. It needed strings and set up for my playing style. Also needed a new 3 way as the OEM is broken, possibly by the case fitting too tightly?!

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New switch in, still has the white tip. Since changed to a chrome black one.

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Lots of tuners on there, eh!! I'm going to do a VA912 on this baby and put tulip buttons on the octave string tuners...

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The controls needed a squirt of contact cleaner...

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Lo-o-ong tailpiece bolts11

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For the most part, done! Gee, this thing is pretty... and loud!! Those pickups are as punchy as; just glorious!

More anon...

... if anyone's interested?!

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec 2015 11:22 AM 
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Man, that's making me cry, it's so bee-u-tee-ful! Lovely cleanup.

And it's nice to see somebody is organized. All my odds and ends are still in bloody boxes! The only tools I have handy are what are in my old tool box. That, plus a drill. :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2016 01:26 AM 
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As promised - a month ago!! - the obligatory pool shots...

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Views of the translucent black finish... it really is quite spectacular!!

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That last is the back of the guitar.

My inside rack...

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Westone Spectrum GTBass, Vantage VS-696-12, Aria Pro II LC 440, Vantage VA-30. Plus there's the strat and the Bougainville Avenger on the walls....

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2016 10:32 AM 
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Beautiful!
But as I sit here, coming out of a few days of miserable wind chill weather, I am forced to say, "Warm swine John" :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan 2016 01:09 PM 
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Pool 'n' Guitars! Nice mix. Thanx for the pics. Remind me to give my VS 696 more playing time. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan 2016 09:53 PM 
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Hey Johann, where ya been?
Happy New Year! :P

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jan 2016 09:42 AM 
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Hey Barry, aside from forgetting my password (I'm getting old, man... 8-)), I've been pretty busy in the last months. New job and a lot of new stuff to learn. I've been away from my home for about a half year. Back in Vienna now.
In addition to it I'm deep into "writing". My first (crime) novel is going to be published in the fall of 2016. Barely enough time left to pick up my guitars, but I still own a nice collection of Vantage guitars :D

Happy New Year to all

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jan 2016 09:59 AM 
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mozart wrote:
...Barely enough time left to pick up my guitars...
:bawl:
Are you no longer playing with The Other Kind?

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Just back OT for a tick... here's a worthwhile modification to any 12 string, courtesy of the VA-912,

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I got these buttons, or rather my nephew in the US did as the outfit selling them were going to charge like a wounded f****** bull to post 'em! - and just replaced the buttons on the octave string tuners; wham, bam, thank you, ma'am - too easy and what a difference it makes to ease of tuning!

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