I am new to this site and have seen links to this for matsumoko and Vantage guitars which all seem to have common origins.
I have an exceptional va 900 and wonder how to date this an also any schematics as my led is on all the time when jack plug is in and reading specs it should be the other way round.
serial number begins with 00 and has six digits in total.
I have had this guitar for 30 years and it has been in the loft for 25 of these. I changed the bridge pickup to a seymour duncan JB as the priginal one had no output at all.
I will add some gallery pictures of the guitar when I learn how to do this.
it is nice to see a sight that is not just dedicated to American guitars and appreciates the finer japanese products.
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Registration date: 2011-05-10
The LED is a battery indicator and will show red when the power level drops below a certain point; I was told a long time ago that the circuitry is such that the pre-amp is run by one of the two 9V batteries, and the red light by the other so I put it to the test once when the light came on, I changed batteries over and away it went!! Odd.... Still, I stopped using the boost circuit when decent overdrive and distortion pedals became readily available in New Zealand.
Here's mine taken 4 years ago in NZ, where it still is...
Now... hop on over to here...
... and meet some people who have what is known as the Trinity - VA900, VA912 and VA900B, as well as loads more Matsumoku fans!!
"Sometimes the nicest thing to do with a guitar is just look at it."
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Location: Hervey Bay, Australia.
Registration date: 2008-04-08
I LOVE IT!! It's got a catchy sorta' ring to it.