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Modding the Dean

Postby ElfDude » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:08 am

I've been enjoying the Bigsby on my new Gretsch so much!
I really wanted another guitar like it but with single coils for tonal variety.
Was seriously considering the purchase of another Gretsch but that was silly. Too many guitars already.
So I added an X-Trem from Guitarfetish to my Dean Palomino instead.
This is really fun!

Only have a crappy cell pic at the moment. Will add better photos later.

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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby ElfDude » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:06 pm

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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:10 pm

I assume that went on without any sort of permanent modification, right?

Do you find that bridge to move, or rock at all with trem use?

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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby ElfDude » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:08 pm

spudmunkey wrote:I assume that went on without any sort of permanent modification, right?

Do you find that bridge to move, or rock at all with trem use?


I got lucky. No holes needed to be drilled. :)

I haven't noticed the bridge moving. But I might like to replace it with a roller bridge someday.
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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby Casual Madman » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:34 pm

I have had excellent experience with every Guitar Fetish product I've owned - a really well-made Les Paul-type case, and a Strat that was modded out with GFS hardware (locking tuners, brass-block traditional-style tremolo, and a killer pre-wired pickguard with Alnico Vs that sounded like Fender "Tex Mex" pickups).

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One of these days, I'm gonna snag a Slick guitar with P90s.

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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby Naked Ape » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:26 am

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I suspect a roller bridge would be an improvement, but you already know that from a previous project. :)
Elf, that is one moody purple. I like it. :applause:

Hey Madman........'Cool' pick. :wink:
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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby Casual Madman » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:19 pm

Naked Ape wrote:Hey Madman........'Cool' pick. :wink:


I see what you did there! :D :D

Slick guitars are 10% off at GF right now... and that stimulus check is coming...

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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby ElfDude » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:58 am

Casual Madman wrote:
Naked Ape wrote:Hey Madman........'Cool' pick. :wink:


I see what you did there! :D :D

Slick guitars are 10% off at GF right now... and that stimulus check is coming...


No stimulus check for us.
And we owe something like $3000 in taxes between the fed and the state.
Good thing I have plenty of guitars already.
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Re: Modding the Dean

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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby helldorado » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:43 am

One day I need to add a big hollow body with some cool filtertrons to my arsenal, these are too cool. Though I guess I also need to learn how to play in a style that makes it more appropriate. :lol: Love the purple on the Dean!

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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby ElfDude » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:09 pm

helldorado wrote:One day I need to add a big hollow body with some cool filtertrons to my arsenal, these are too cool. Though I guess I also need to learn how to play in a style that makes it more appropriate. :lol: Love the purple on the Dean!


Yeah, the fact that I own them hasn't actually made me know what to do with them.
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Re: Modding the Dean

Postby helldorado » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:41 pm

ElfDude wrote:
helldorado wrote:One day I need to add a big hollow body with some cool filtertrons to my arsenal, these are too cool. Though I guess I also need to learn how to play in a style that makes it more appropriate. :lol: Love the purple on the Dean!


Yeah, the fact that I own them hasn't actually made me know what to do with them.


I'm with you there. I'm trying to broaden the proverbial palette and it's like I'm still drawing stick figures. :oops:

Not to brag but it only took over 20 years of playing to pop my cherry on several different types of guitars. :laughhard:


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