X-390PW - one more time

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Post by colt933 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:17 am

Iceman wrote:If you could have the chance to get all five of them back Colt, strictly to have the opportunity to choose one of them for keeps, which one would it be?

Inquiring mind(s) want to know... Thinking



**EDIT** Oh yeah, and which one of you characters is playing hard to get and not coming forward to claim title as the new owner of Colt's ex?? You should be very proud you know, after all it is the 2nd nicest x300pw out there ... Naughty

There was one CB with a Kahler that played better than the rest. They all play pretty good but that one was pretty much the 'finest instrument I have ever played.' At least that's what a friend of mine told me. I spent many hours tweaking the setup and it was just superb. Super low action, no buzz, good sustain all the way up to the 24th fret. And those guitars have the biggest frets I've ever seen - bigger than Dunlop 6100 wire. The combination of neck profile, fingerboard radius, and gigantic frets, all combine to make a really fast playing guitar that requires and also helps promote a light touch.

But...as time goes by, tastes change. And at this point in my life, I don't really like the way any of them sound. They're BRIGHT! Swapping out the pickups helps a lot. I had a DM tone zone in the CB with the Bendmaster, and it sounded great with that pickup. And I've found that I just don't like the sound of a neck pickup on a 24 fret guitar. It doesn't matter what kind of pickup, with a 24 fret neck, the pickup is just not in the right place.

What if you could re-make that guitar with a mahogany body and neck? Now that might sound GREAT!

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by Iceman on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:54 pm

The fret size has always been the key "X" factor that has caused the x390 to stand out from a playability standpoint from nearly every other guitar 'round here, and for the same reason you hit upon Colt... the lightness of touch necessary.

My wife has smaller and delicate hands/fingers so that comes quite naturally to her, and is the greatest preservative factor in why her guitars hold onto their condition I suppose. The x390 has by far the largest frets by the same noticeable margin that her '69 LPC has the smallest and those two she always rates as being nearly self-playing and effortless. The smoothness of the ebony fingerboard on each help out too I reckon, but the frets primarily are responsible IMHO.

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:36 pm

My 390 has medium frets, and I'm nearly positive they are the original, although mine is or was a DBK

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:19 pm


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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:31 pm

AHA!!!!

Could it be that our International Man of Mystery has finally shown himself to have the minerals to confess???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAn7baRbhx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by jim on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:20 am

Wow, Abalone? I like it!

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Post by Westbone on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:58 am

That's what I thought jim but it's just a coloured decal.. Sad

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by Guest on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:05 pm

Ya - on my 350 it sanded away in a few passes - not Abalone

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by Iceman on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:31 pm

I\'m watching you!

Alright Mike, you've strung us along far enough now... 'Fess up yea or nay before someone gets hurt.


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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:08 am

Drink Beer
Dance 2
Dance 3
Yay!

that would be an emphatic
YES

it just arrived friday and i've been so busy i've only had a few minutes to play
but oh boy oh boy oh boy...i'm a happy boy yessirreeee!
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many many thanks to colt933 for passing along such an amazing guitar

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by Westbone on Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:17 am

You lucky plucker.. Smile

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by Iceman on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:51 pm

I trust then that a full account if your impressions and thoughts will be forthcoming?

Congratulations to you Mike! You've indeed reached a pinnacle... of sorts.

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Re: X-390PW - one more time

Post by hobster on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:58 pm

Lucky bastid.

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