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Telerocker

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Re: New Flat 50s
« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2012, 01:10:06 PM »
Yeah fellows, I thought about the Apache set for my G&L, but they just don't have the hollow mids that I'm looking for
I emailed BKP, and Tim said "I think the Mother's Milk will do really well." you have to keep in mind that my guitar is 20 years old. It's aged well, and has become deeper and much more resonant. I'm sure the MM set will work well. I'll certainly trust Tim's judgment on this one!

Yes you can. Let us know how they perform.
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.

FuZZBoY

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Re: New Flat 50s
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2012, 10:45:50 PM »
I know what you mean exactly. They just get better.

 8)

Are you still happy with your Apaches? I'm so gassing for them... (I'd like some kind of buddy guy blues strat, and I think alnico 3 are the best for that purpose)

Yeah I still love the Apaches. I gig a lot and I take 2 electric guitars out of my 3 favourites: A USA Start with Apaches, A MIM Tele with Country Boys and a Gibson 339 stock ( though I am considering a change of pups). The Tele tends to be the main guitar as I need to play a fair bit of slide but I do like to swap with another and this means that I have those moments where I am listening to the guitars for the first few songs to ensure I have a tone that I like. I can tell you that the Apaches are a constant delight. 
Sorry for the lengthy prattle!

Sounds pretty nice indeed...
I was set on the Apaches BUT I really like what I heard of the PAT Pend Strat Series '59 Slab Board set on this website!!
I'll love to try the Country Boys  8)

FuZZBoY

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Re: New Flat 50s
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2012, 10:50:30 PM »
Yeah fellows, I thought about the Apache set for my G&L, but they just don't have the hollow mids that I'm looking for
I emailed BKP, and Tim said "I think the Mother's Milk will do really well." you have to keep in mind that my guitar is 20 years old. It's aged well, and has become deeper and much more resonant. I'm sure the MM set will work well. I'll certainly trust Tim's judgment on this one!

Well as Telerocker said you can trust the man ;)

How do G&L's age? Does your poly finish fade?
I'm glad to read your guitar has become even better getting older, I hope mine too in the futur (she's just 4 years old, she can barely speak  :lol:)
« Last Edit: August 11, 2012, 10:52:03 PM by FuZZBoY »

Deafcat64

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Re: New Flat 50s
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2012, 03:59:23 AM »
My G&L actually has a fairly thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish. It's some sort of limited edition. I'm sure that hasn't hurt the wood's aging, and resonance. They do get better with age. Leo said they were the best guitars he ever built. They're excellent.
1990 G&L S-500, SG Standard
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FuZZBoY

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Re: New Flat 50s
« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2012, 10:42:39 AM »
Aha you're lucky to have a nitro finish, I think G&L should offer nitro finish as an option on all models.
Mine's poly but it's really beautiful, the finish won't age like nitro though, I'll keep a brand new guitar for decades  8)

Yes Leo was really proud of G&L, for me they're better than regulars Fenders (haven't tried Custom shop yet).
They're quite a bit different though and some Fenders lovers don't like G&L's for that.

Deafcat64

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Re: New Flat 50s
« Reply #65 on: August 12, 2012, 02:52:24 PM »
I did my nitro finish myself 2 years ago. G&L doesn't have much resale value, so I wasn't worried about it. I'll post a picture when I get to my computer. It's a limited edition, so there's a lot more hand work on it than normal G&Ls.
1990 G&L S-500, SG Standard
Abraxas, Mississippi Queen

FuZZBoY

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Re: New Flat 50s
« Reply #66 on: August 12, 2012, 10:34:57 PM »
Nice, I'm impressed  8)