Dating fender strat pots
Hi , I bought this Hagstrom new, but can't remember the exact year. Patrick then purchased a stunningly good Viking II from 1967 above (and for all those who do not know, that is not the humbucker model (1N), it is effectively the Deluxe model without the crossbar). Before I put the harness back in, I made a schematic of the wiring, though I'm not sure if this is still as it was when it left the factory.
It was the best guitar I ever had, but I got rid of it in 1968 because I thought it wasn't cool like Fender or Gibson. That's why I ended up going back to a Hag because the neck was amazingly fast. It is not in the best condition but it still sounds great and still plays the way a HAG should. The only thing which has suffered from time and playing are the pickups, which have lost some of their gold plating and are slightly corroded. I'd be very glad if someone could give me a RAL number or something which might enable me to reproduce this magnificent colour. As for the paint, I was very lucky and found a colour that looks about 99% like the original.
I don't take back any use of such phrases, and will continue to find different examples that stand up to the continued use of such excitement! My first guitar was a red, solid body Hag with a maple strat like head. This is really a guitar that has spent most of his life in a closet or guitar-case, I guess. It started out as a conversation about the various types of Viking models, around December 2005. I painted only the body, not the neck, and you can hardly see any difference. There is no cracking or any other noise when you turn the pots.
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Electric guitar pickups are the "microphones" of the guitar.
When it is cranked it tends to sound a bit “browner” than the bigger two-channel amps, meaning more breakup in the lower frequencies and mid-focused tone.
Much of this is due to an unefficient phase inverter circuit design.