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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:00 am

Excuse the shaky phone pix, it's bloody windy out there.

picked this up for a decent price yesterday, tuners were shot, the tone pot snapped off and a missing ferrule.
new tuners, new pot and a quick clean and job's a goodun!
was expecting the pups to be Dimarzio's, but turns out to be a kickass pair of MMk45's!
Full size pots and a coil cut switch, shaking the bloody windows!
also some 3rd party Norse Runes to add some magic!









Love it!

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:15 am

incidentally I'm looking for a scan of the 1980/81 hondo pro guitar catalogue if anyone knows of it's whereabouts?
I'm mainly just looking for a name/number for my Hondo's

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Adey on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:30 am

I reckon it's the H1010. The HD 1010 has the DiMarzio's.

The catalogue is on the VintAxe website but you need to pay a sub to see the catalogues etc

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:52 am

Yeah it's the H1010, and you rightly pointed out the D stands for DiMarzio...as far as popular opinion suggests.
Still would like to see the catalogue, I've a couple other Hondo's I'd like to name..
and I'm too much of a skinflint to pay an online subscription to Vintaxe to use it once, maybe twice!


as Barry would say...."cheap bastid!"

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Post by Adey on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:03 am

I paid my subscription about 6 months ago and I've used it loads (handy when browsing ebay). I think it may have only been meant to last a month, but I've certainly go my money's worth!
Not sure what it cost - a fiver or so maybe. I think it's been money well spent.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Barry on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:49 am

Good score Sarge, I like it!

Very reminiscent of my Vantage VS600 (also MMK45's):

You can see the Mats influence eh?

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:59 pm

Yeah Barry, very much so!

it's the baby brother to this'un


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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Westbone on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:33 pm

Yep they do sound very good..Smile Hondo 6er that is.


Heavy?

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:39 pm

4.5kg, I have heavier but this seems very heavy for it's size but I guess thats mahogany for ya.

Again these mmk's sound different to almost all the others I've had or have, not better or worse really...just different.

a couple of the slotted pole pieces on the pups have no bite, the slugs are fine, just the bobbins have no thread, any suggestions to remedy this? tin foil?

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by hoax on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:23 pm

Sarge

I had one of these, and like yours it had MMK 45's. I bumped it for two reason.

Firstly it was too damn heavy, and secondly its neck/body orientation was like a Gibson SG and in the sitting position it felt like your left hand was in an other country when you played open chords.

Well made guitar and loads of bang for bucks.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Westbone on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:27 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:

a couple of the slotted pole pieces on the pups have no bite, the slugs are fine, just the bobbins have no thread, any suggestions to remedy this? tin foil?
PTFE tape

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:28 pm

Brilliant idea!
what would I do without you?

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Westbone on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:49 pm

You'd use tin foil....Mad

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:54 pm

Face Palm

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Barry on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:14 pm

Westbone wrote:...PTFE tape
Won't that act as an insulator?

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Westbone on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:16 pm

Not to a magnet.
No more so than plastic covers.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Barry on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Right.geek

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:25 am

Whats your Vantage like Barry weight wise?

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Barry on Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:37 am

I don't have a scale, but it's surprisingly heavier than you'd think, considering its thin body. Not Les Paul territory, but she's quite comfortable Damian, especially with the wide'sh leather strap I have on it.

The shaped body snuggles right into you, and is nicely balanced. Beautiful thin neck which I like, and the action is like whale snot! What a Face

Great sounding little axe.

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Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:37 pm

I've a few Mats Hondo LP type and they're all heavy beasts but play and sound very good. Solid mahogany Dimarzio's, MMK45's.

Wonder why they made the SG so thin.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:43 pm

Ok I lied, it's comfortably the heaviest 6 string I have to hand, by 1kg.....deceptive really as I thought either the Westbury Standard or the washburn RS10v were heavier, not even close.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Just a little heads up on the replacement string ferrules.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281201201588?_trksid=p2055120.m1438.l2649&var=580245965163&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

these are the only ones I could find with matching measurements...or near enough.
handy to have around as i've had a couple of vintage guitars missing a ferrule or two.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Westbone on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:41 am

He's literally just around the corner from me.
Deals from a house/home.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:24 pm

Westbone wrote:
Sgt. Vimes wrote:

a couple of the slotted pole pieces on the pups have no bite, the slugs are fine, just the bobbins have no thread, any suggestions to remedy this? tin foil?
PTFE tape
Forgot to mention that your suggestion of ptfe tape was spot on, poles are now tight as a gnats chuff!

cherrs bud.

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Re: Mats Hondo double cut 6er

Post by hoax on Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:17 pm

Sarge

I will give you another month and you will bump it. It is just too heavy and uncomfortable!!

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