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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:03 pm

been looking, reading, researching at these spectrum thingies you all seem to revere so much, I HATE tremelos so 1+1=hardtail

so if anyone has one, or has seen one and doesnt want it....you know where I am!

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Barry on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:26 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:...I HATE tremelos...
I used to too...still do, kinda. They're annoying more than musical.
But just clamp 'er down! Did that for years on my ST that I played for years in the band. I only finally liberated her a while ago. Still don't use it much.

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:45 pm

Yeah I used to own a Chinese Mc2 brand! musicman EVH copy which had a floating trem, had to block that as the damned thing just would not behave, still fancy a pure breed hardtail though! I expect the spectrum s would be rather rare? therefore pricey?

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Westbone on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:16 pm

Try these, there's plenty around. If you keep your peeps open.
Much better, as the Speccy S was a cheapo model. Crap pups.






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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:22 pm

very pretty guitar, is that a mats washburn? what model?

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Post by Barry on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:26 pm

Westbone wrote:...Much better, as the Speccy S was a cheapo model. Crap pups.
Hey now! Them's fightin' words! They're beautifully designed and comfortable to play..but the pups are crap! Crying or Very sad

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:30 pm

Barry wrote:
Westbone wrote:...Much better, as the Speccy S was a cheapo model. Crap pups.
Hey now! Them's fightin' words! They're beautifully designed and comfortable to play..but the pups are crap! Crying or Very sad

Surely they cant be worse than the EMG selects on my Washburn?

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Barry on Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:44 pm

Cannot stand EMG's. But the so-called UBC's in the S are weak as hell. Stuff in some MMK45's however and you're golden! Twisted Evil

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:24 pm

Barry wrote:
Sgt. Vimes wrote:...I HATE tremelos...
I used to too...still do, kinda. They're annoying more than musical.
But just clamp 'er down! Did that for years on my ST that I played for years in the band. I only finally liberated her a while ago. Still don't use it much.

Had to bite the bullet today and "clamp 'er down!" Im just plain sick of EB regular slinky 1st string unwinding at the ball, Ive gone through 3 so far, and 2 5th strings just trying, and failing, to get it balanced

I gave the Carbonite fretboard a going over with the micro mesh, managed to remove so much yellow/green ground-in scum, gotta say it looks and feels beautiful.

I walked past the guitar shop today and saw a new honey flamed PRS, which this washburn is a copy of, and it was sporting a lovely set of zebra pups.......these EMG Selects have to go, so I'm thinking of the warman zebra as used by The Tygers of Pan Tang no less! ( cheesy british metalers)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-matched-Zebra-Humbuckers-5-way-wiring-/180842770325?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item2a1b11af95

so do you guys recommend another brand of zebra pup?



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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:01 pm

Try Grevy's, supposed to kick ass.

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by corsair on Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:23 am

I tried a Bareknuckle Riff Raff which was awesome; absolutely fabulous. It was also, however, bloody expensive....

Hey, there's lots of EMGs out there; they must be good?! :-)

And the pups in the S and others aren't really all that bad; they're not 45s, but they're not supposed to be! They do lack some grunt, I have to say, but a little EQ, a little overdrive and who's gonna know the difference??

We're lucky enough to have some very fine pups in our favoured instruments, and most here will have played Gibsons and Fenders and Rickenbackers yadda yadda yadda, but to compare one to another is a little futile as the whole damn thing is subjective, yes?!

I quite like the pups in my SP1012..... in fact, it was becoming the " go to" guitar because it wasn't overpowering and would take whatever FX I threw at without becoming muddy and weird....

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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:18 am

Westbone wrote:Try Grevy's, supposed to kick ass.

I might have some trouble fitting two of those beasts on my washburn!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:25 am

corsair wrote:I tried a Bareknuckle Riff Raff which was awesome; absolutely fabulous. It was also, however, bloody expensive....


£400 for a pair of riff raff zebras is a little out of my league just now, and even if I could afford it I would NEVER pay that much for a pair of pups, and as you say "little EQ, a little overdrive and who's gonna know the difference??"


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Re: WANTED: Spectrum S

Post by Barry on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:35 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:...Had to bite the bullet today and "clamp 'er down!" Im just plain sick of EB regular slinky 1st string unwinding at the ball, Ive gone through 3 so far, and 2 5th strings just trying, and failing, to get it balanced...
Bugger eh? If you like EB's have you tried their RPS version? (Reinforced Plain Strings). Might solve the breakage problem for you. Sell a lot of 'em to the shredder kids! Razz
...I'm thinking of the warman zebra as used by The Tygers of Pan Tang no less! ( cheesy british metalers)...so do you guys recommend another brand of zebra pup?
Don't know that brand at all. But I can always recommend GFS with confidence.

I sometimes toy with the idea of replacing the UBC's in my S with zebra's. Whatcherthink?:
White Spectrum S

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:50 am

I had a look in every guitar shop in town, none sell the RPS version, so I just went back to the Roto 10's I always used to use, I didnt fancy soldering the wind on the EB, just doesnt seem right!

also I cant find any GFS zebras in the UK, I'm on a tight budget and dont fancy extra shipping and inport duties.

I really do love the Warman Propaganda single coils I bought for my ply strat especially @ £10 a set ;-) and The Tygers of Pan Tang use his Zebras, I dunno what their amps and effects are but I quite like their sound....so far Warman are leading the race....

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:56 am

Barry wrote:I sometimes toy with the idea of replacing the UBC's in my S with zebra's. Whatcherthink?:
White Spectrum S

damn thats a fine guitar, i LOVE the white with black hardware.....If you were to go with zebras, I should think black with white rather than aged white/cream just to keep the theme intact.


can I just say again........DAMN fine guitar!

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Post by Barry on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:30 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:I had a look in every guitar shop in town, none sell the RPS version, so I just went back to the Roto 10's I always used to use, I didnt fancy soldering the wind on the EB, just doesnt seem right!...
Razz Pity that. I know they're a bugger to find most places, but then, Guitars n Amps isn't most places. We've even got the new EB Cobalts!
That's all down to the owner's savvy and pro-activeness.

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