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  • #16




    Both of my geetars have 24.75 scale
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    • #17
      I have bolt-on 24.0" and 25.5". I don't see any reason why 24.75" wouldn't be good too. Probably a nice compromise.



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      • #18
        Mmm, thinly veiled excuse to post pics...



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        • #19
          Yep, I dig. Very comfortable scale for me.

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          • #20
            I like 'em.







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            • twotimingpete
              twotimingpete commented
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              Neck joint type really makes no difference to playability or sound. Many times, on non-fenders, it's a sign of a budget made guitar (because outside of fender style guitars, it doesn't seem to be done much other than on really low end guitars), but in practical terms, the joint itself makes no difference.

               

              meresing wrote:
              Neck joints? Set-necks = fuller tone, longer sustain.(unless you crank up a strat and drive your amp into a little distortion, youll notice the lesser sustain compared to a set-neck) Bolt-on = stronger attack, quicker decay, punchier, more percussive sound. Is one better than the other? No. Its a preference (personal),

               

              This is the common wisdom we've all grown up with, I just don't find it to be true in any way. It's pure hype. If you think bolt on guitars sound punchier and more percussive it's likely because of the longer scale length that typically accompanies these guitar styles.


          • #21






            Quote Originally Posted by Flatspotter
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            I like 'em.











            Is that a Hamer?



            I think I might have assumed that a 24.75" bolt-on guitar would not be desirable because they're often the cheapest guitars, ie. entry-level Epiphones. The fact that more costly Epiphones (and certain other brands) have set necks kind of gives the impression that set necks are better for a 24.75" guitar, but I guess that's not necessarily the case.

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            • #22






              Quote Originally Posted by danswon
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              Is that a Hamer?



              I think I might have assumed that a 24.75" bolt-on guitar would not be desirable because they're often the cheapest guitars, ie. entry-level Epiphones. The fact that more costly Epiphones (and certain other brands) have set necks kind of gives the impression that set necks are better for a 24.75" guitar, but I guess that's not necessarily the case.




              Interesting.



              I have never much thought about the possibility of 24.75" bolt-on's being cheaper quality but that does some what make sense if you are looking into the cheaper epi's / gibson clones.



              I really got into all the strat style 24.75" bolt-on's that were happening in the late 80's/90's that makers like Jackson/Charvel were making. Most of those guitars were not cheap though.
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              • #23
                I love me some bolt on 24.75" scale:



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                • #24
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                  • #25






                    Quote Originally Posted by MahaloVision
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                    Never seen a Gibby like that before. What pickups are those? Single-coils?

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                    • #26






                      Quote Originally Posted by danswon
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                      Is that a Hamer?




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                      • #27






                        Quote Originally Posted by danswon
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                        Never seen a Gibby like that before. What pickups are those? Single-coils?




                        Seems crazy to me that you have never seen a guitar like that yet have Paul Stanley Make up on... Paul played a Gibson Marauder for quite a while back in the day.







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                        • #28






                          Quote Originally Posted by Scott Abene
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                          Seems crazy to me that you have never seen a guitar like that yet have Paul Stanley Make up on... Paul played a Gibson Marauder for quite a while back in the day.







                          http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle...0725-2012.aspx




                          Wow no I didn't know that. Doesn't quite seem PS's style. I'm guessing they were manufactured in the late '70s

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                          • #29
                            Paul was playing those guitars on the "Love Gun" tour when I saw them at MSG way back in the day...



                            The Marauder was introduced in 1974 but entered full production in 1975. Around 1,368 were made between 1975 and
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                            • #30






                              Quote Originally Posted by danswon
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                              Never seen a Gibby like that before. What pickups are those? Single-coils?




                              As pointed out above, the pickups were single coils using a bar magnet or rail. There were two different wiring configurations, but this one has the following:



                              1) Neck and middle

                              2) Middle and Bridge

                              3) All three

                              4) Neck and Bridge out of phase



                              The toggle switch selects the Bridge pickup by itself. The knobs are volume and tone.



                              Positions 1 and 2 are similar to a Strat in positions 2 and 4, with the usual quack and can do a good job filling in Strat parts in most songs. Position 3 is just a bit stronger in output. Position 4 has a great semi-nasal quality. The bridge by itself does a passable Tele tone.



                              This particular guitar is a little different from other S-1's I've seen in that it has a maple body and maple fingerboard. It's a bit on the heavy side. The stock tuners are surprisingly awful, hence the TP-6 tailpiece I added on almost immediately after I got this back in '78. These did not sell well and don't have a lot of vintage guitar value, but it does garner complements on a regular basis.
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