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    • #77






      Quote Originally Posted by Danhedonia
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      You say "Hornet," Google says "Dead On '67 Reissue."



      Who knows? Not me. I just know that as I was shopping cabinets, it caught my eye and the pickups were absolutely fantastic - amazing sounds. $150; sold. Just got it Tuesday July 3rd.



      It's in ok shape - nothing unplayable, but the vibrato was just a rivet and flops like a dead fish. Which is alright; it actually does an upward gliss well, which is something I like to do. And there are a few cosmetic flaws.





      The things that have floored me besides the pickups are that the bridge actually seems to work - I mean, that just looks so sketchy, but the intonation is spot-on perfect.



      And the fretboard is an aircraft carrier deck: 14" radius! 1.65" at the nut ... and a profile that would make an Ibanez product manager proud: it's thin. Action's too fast; there's a tiny buzz on the 4th fret when I restrung with 10's, I'll think about going to 11's or doing a teensy turn of the truss rod (next to no relief at the moment) once it settles a bit.




      "Dead On" as in the accuracy of the reissue....'67 for the year... and a reissue of what? the Hornet

      Danelectro made guitars for Silvertone and Coral, your guitar is a reissue of the Coral Hornet.



      here are some pics of a vintage Hornet.





      Here's a link you may find interesting.



      http://drowninginguitars.com/2012/02...hornet-guitar/
      I've had good transactions with: that mullingskid, theweight, Puckman, Hand Amputation.


      My Band, One Adam 12's Facebook page.... like us on facebook

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Ad...96285173763464


      The Danelectro Fan Club

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Da...31414573630286

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      • #78
        Thank you! My HCEG education continues ...
        https://soundcloud.com/danhedonia

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        • #79






          Quote Originally Posted by Danhedonia
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          Thank you! My HCEG education continues ...




          No problem! we're all here to help each other.

          I've learned quite a bit myself here on the forum... great guitar though... i love it!
          I've had good transactions with: that mullingskid, theweight, Puckman, Hand Amputation.


          My Band, One Adam 12's Facebook page.... like us on facebook

          http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Ad...96285173763464


          The Danelectro Fan Club

          http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Da...31414573630286

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          • #80
            http://soundcloud.com/thomasgumley

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            • #81






              Quote Originally Posted by Danhedonia
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              You say "Hornet," Google says "Dead On '67 Reissue."



              Who knows?




              For some unknown reason Evets mucked up the names on these recent reissues. The guitar they call the Dead-On was originally a Coral brand [also owned by Danelectro] called the "Hornet":







              The reissue they call the "Hornet" was a Silvertone brand [also made by Danelectro] and went by the model numbers 1448 (1 pickup) and 1457 (2 pickup) and was sometimes referred to as the "Wasp."
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              • #82

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                • #83
                  I just got this Danelectro '56 with black & red crackle finish today, i gotta put some new strings on it tomorrow.



                  I can't wait to rock out on this thing!





                  I've had good transactions with: that mullingskid, theweight, Puckman, Hand Amputation.


                  My Band, One Adam 12's Facebook page.... like us on facebook

                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Ad...96285173763464


                  The Danelectro Fan Club

                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Da...31414573630286

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                  • #84
                    My old 1448. I added a string-thru Supro lapsteel pickup, refretted it, and carved a compensated saddle for it. I have the amp-in-case, too, but the speaker is shot.







                    My old Convertible. Previous owner had attempted to paint it, then sanded it back off.



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                    • #85






                      Quote Originally Posted by GuitarSlim101
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                      My old 1448. I added a string-thru Supro lapsteel pickup, refretted it, and carved a compensated saddle for it. I have the amp-in-case, too, but the speaker is shot.







                      My old Convertible. Previous owner had attempted to paint it, then sanded it back off.







                      Those 1448's have one of the sweetest tones on the planet.



                      Serious mojo in that convertible.
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                      • #86
                        Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine











                        Need to update the family photo
                        A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                        HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                        Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                        I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                        • #87
                          Just to keep this great thread going, here's my Convertible Pro (resissue):



                          carguy

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                          • #88
                            I just love these guitars. Seriously - all of them.



                            Had a friend over last night who was really enjoying the Dead On through a US Blues Deluxe; siiiiick toanz. He and I were wondering something that I'm sure someone on here must know: why hasn't Danelectro ever given up on the craptastic bridges? I 'get' the whole particle-board body thing, the flight-deck fretboards, the tape-binding, but it seems like if you're going to get *that close* to having a cool, affordable players' guitar, wouldn't you put another $20 into a proper bridge? Are they considered THAT "signature" that they are reluctant to do otherwise? Anyone ever do the unthinkable and put a real bridge/mod a Dano?
                            https://soundcloud.com/danhedonia

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                            • #89
                              There is an after-market intonable bridge and Evets has put them on a few of their reissues. I've swapped out a rosewood and much prefer being able to play in tune.



                              But - and it's a big BUT - there are those that swear by the rosewood bridge as the only way to get close to the vintage tone and will argue that to the death.
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                              • #90
                                I guess I'm not that religious about *kind and gentle* mods to guitars (not into ones that annihilate the original concept/structural integrity). I'm fortunate in that the Dead-On (should I call it a "Hornet RI?") is very, very well intoned. Feels accidental on a Dano.



                                If the tones that are coming out of it are due to the rosewood - so be it. I'm not that parts-nerdy to know. I'm all about what I'm hearing.



                                After the post, did see a replacement bridge online ... somehow, made me feel a little sad inside. Maybe battling the craptastic bridge is part of the experience?
                                https://soundcloud.com/danhedonia

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