Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

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Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby steveokla on Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:19 pm

Well, I'd picked-up a nice es 175 about a month ago from a dealer friend of mine in Atlanta. I noticed it buzzing after a few hours--blamed the frets, etc. Anyway, took it to my guitar tech who discovered a hairline crack in the headstock. It's getting wider and wider, of course. The guy I got if from is now dealing with FedX, and, in the meantime, told me to meet him at the Arlington show as he had a substitute I might like. I went, I liked it. The es 175 is the first of its kind I've owned--I bought it after I started venturing into jazz a while back. I kept venturing further and further, so figured I needed a jazz appropriate guitar. I liked the first 175--not counting the busted headstock--but must confess I was real taken with the replacement. It's also a 175, but the Herb Ellis model. Plays great, and I thought it was real cool looking, so I thought I'd show it off a bit.
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:13 am

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby steveokla on Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:12 am

Thanks! Love getting confirmation--I rarely trust my own judgment these days. I don't think I've seen another es 175 without a pickguard: don't really know what that's about, unless they just didn't want to cover the woodwork or something. Can't say I notice it, though.
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby 52Boomer on Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:16 pm

Kinda like Ted Nugent. I know a guy who has one like that and he showed me how he can push down on the tailpiece for a tremelo effect. 8)
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby The Pup on Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:55 pm

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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby steveokla on Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:38 am

Thanks--it's fun to play. I've been blowing it through my old '61 Vibrolux, which seems about perfect for it.
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby CP 103 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:38 am

That's a beaut! How's the tone?
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby MichaelE on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:46 pm

Nice looking guitar. I have an Epi copy. Not bad, but not a Gibson either.

The bridge looks extremely close to the pickup. I've never seen one set up like that.
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby steveokla on Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:55 am

CP 103 wrote:That's a beaut! How's the tone?

Warm and fat. I've only had a little experience with these--played just a few--but it feels real nice. So far, my favorite amp with it is my old '62 Brown Vibrolux. It's loaded with an old '61 JBL. Very sweet and round with this guitar. Huge bottom end with this combination.
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Re: Back from the Arlington show with my replacement jazz box .

Postby steveokla on Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:58 am

MichaelE wrote:Nice looking guitar. I have an Epi copy. Not bad, but not a Gibson either.

The bridge looks extremely close to the pickup. I've never seen one set up like that.

It is close. I've looked at a few of the 175 reissues (they've got two pups) and the bridge pup's are close, but not this close. Don't know what that's about.
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