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New Guitar, first historic for me...

wild.joz

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and it feels good! :headbange

Just came back home with this Z011 R8 plaintop VOS (that I pretty much de-VOSed).
Sounds great, kind of bright and very punchy. Medium sized neck that feels like a friends R9. Pickups read 7,41K for neck and 7,96K for bridge (surprisingly exactly the same as the Seymour Alnico pro II I have on my 82 LP standard...).

Here's a couple of pics:

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Now I'm thinking about changing the horrible PU covers with these from a set of Shaws I have laying around. What do you think?

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Eggy

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I like it. There's some cool patterning around the controls.
 

Quilttop

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NICE R8!!! My first Historic too! U gonna love the thick neck!!!
 
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bugman4214

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Nice I have one just like it called ugly betty,,, Question why do people repost the pics and say NICE, I dont get it,,,,
 

jbzoso2002

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Nice I have one just like it called ugly betty,,, Question why do people repost the pics and say NICE, I dont get it,,,,


Well some of us can't afford flame tops so an R8
is the top of the heap for us.

+I know what its like to get your 1st Historic
an R8 & its real cool.

Jimmy:2cool
 

wild.joz

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Thanks all for the warm welcome you the club ;)

New strings on (11s), cleaned and fretdoctored the board, tweaked the intonation/action/neck relief. Feels even better now.

I was surprised to see that it was already wired 50s style. Are the pots now also 500k audio? I noticed thr sound cleans VERY well as i roll the volume back... Nice to see the bridge is a no wire ABR1. The saddles are very tight in their slots, and the bridge itself won't move unless you really pull it out.

Anyway, will probably try to see what my old Shaws pickup covers look like on it and will post a few more decent pics with better light.

Cheers.
 

tdarian

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Classic beauty. I hope my 2nd historic looks as nice as yours!
 
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