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Thread: S200 traditional or stop tail?

  1. #11
    I removed the arm from my T-bird's repro Hagstrom. It's perfectly stable this way, as are the de-armed Bigsbys in two of my '70s SGs. I'm fine with the switching…works just like a Fender Jag.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 Thunderbird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by matsickma View Post
    Walter, I will have to try the spring upgrade on the "tremer".

    GAD...since this is a Guild forum I have to correct you...not P90's but "frequency tested" single coil Franz pickups.

    Since Guild identify Alinco II and Alinco V magnets on their surface mount and recessed mounted Franz pickups the ones I mounted are the surface mounted Alinico II pickups with swapped covers.

    It seems that the gold pole pickups are Alinco V and chrome pole are Alinco II.

    In reality I don't know if they really changed the magnets.
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    I knew someone would have to correct me on that.
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  3. #13
    I hate you guys. Now I'm jonesing for a T-Bird with the Hagstrom and all the switches. It's the only way I'll nail Auerbach's sound, which wasn't a goal until just now... You guys suck.
    1958 T-100, 1964 S-50, 1976 S-300 (bolt-on neck), 1977 D-25, 1977 S-300, 1979 S-300A, 1983 S-25, 1987 Nightbird (spruce top), 1988 D-15, 2001 Blues90, 2002 Bluesbird P90, 2014 Aristocrat

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    I had the first reissue T-bird and sold it to a friend, and now have a beautiful white one with a stop tailpiece and simplified electronics. My friend still can't figure out the switching on his, even though I have explained it to him three times. I like this second one a LOT better. That Hagstrom trem was a complete dog.
    Former Guild employee and proud owner of an '82 F-30 acoustic, a '17 S-200 and a '15 Starfire IV.

  5. #15
    I think the whole "this switching system is too complicated!" hangup is something guitar players learn. It's almost part of the culture. Yet we often have no problem menuing, scrolling & button pressing our way around programmable effects gizmos. :)

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 Thunderbird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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