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Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:14 pm
by Rialas
gumbynotpokey wrote:You live in Hong Kong?

No, I live in London UK, but guitar purchased from Japan through Reverb. It's a long journey to me :)

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:31 am
by Rialas
She's arrived. I'll be calling her the fatgirl :lol: . Just collected from Parcelforce.
Coffee before opening the box.

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 am
by Rialas
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Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:37 am
by Doctor Turn
Nice. Is that an attenuator on top of the Fender?

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:55 am
by Rialas
Doctor Turn wrote:Nice. Is that an attenuator on top of the Fender?

Thanks.
Yes, I crank the fender up, and use the attenuator to get my level. Then use and an expression pedal to go from clean to lovely overdrive.
And the cats love the heat from a cooking tube amp. :)

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:04 am
by Doctor Turn
There's no substitute for cranking power tubes. No preamp 12ax overdrive can match it (like a Plexi roasting on full volume.. it will kill people but it's a hell of a great sound). Which is why my next amp (Carr Merc V) will be low wattage (16 watts) w a built in attenuator. My vintage X100B is great for stage and legit studio work, but less than ideal for home and small gigs.

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:55 am
by Omsong
Congrats, Rialas! So I'm dying to know: is the fretboard ebony or rosewood? Also, how does it compare to the HH2?

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:03 am
by spudmunkey
From this angle it's hard to tell... Is it actually a "Fatboy" or just an H2?

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:12 am
by Rialas
Omsong wrote:Congrats, Rialas! So I'm dying to know: is the fretboard ebony or rosewood? Also, how does it compare to the HH2?

25.5 scale and looks the same as my other ebony guitars.
I'll wait a little while before a proper comparison. I'm very comfy with the HH2 and also use the trem a fair bit, so it'll still be my "go to" instrument for now.
The fatboy is certainly a lot louder played acoustically and I want it for those jazzy tones.

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 am
by Rialas
spudmunkey wrote:From this angle it's hard to tell... Is it actually a "Fatboy" or just an H2?

Definitely a fatboy, quite a bit fatter than my H2

Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:16 am
by Rialas
It's also like new, which was a nice surprise.
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Re: Fatboy with 24.75 scale length?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:40 am
by spudmunkey
Awesome on both counts! Congrats!!

I'd love to have an HF2 someday! Before the SH6 launched, I asked a couple times if a semi-hollow CT was ever created, that it be constructed like the Fatboy. Jeff had no idea what I was talking about (at least not in the moment). Ha!